£5,639. Ten Days to Xmas. Have You Sent Your Donation. Another Big Day for the Fund. [Send your contribution to-night to the hon. treasurer, Mr. David Roberts, J.P., 61, Wind-street, Swansea.] The Widows' and Orphans' (and Children's Summer Home) Fund is for the widows and children of ALL Swansea men who have fatten in the war, cither on land or sea. It is necessary to state this because we understand it is not thoroughly rea- lised in a few quarters that the scope I of the fund is so extended. I GIFTS-BIG AN SMALL. I As our readers will see from the list gi ven below, the week-end has been very iruitful for the fund. We have to ac- knowledge with deep gratitude a cheque lor F.100 from Messrs. John and David oiasbrook, and a large number of other most gratifying contributions, of which Retails are given. There are, however, some contributions in respect of which we ought to say a few words. STREET COLLECTIONS. I Mr. Stanley H. George, for instance, comes along with a freewill gift from the occupiers of l-tW, baptist Well-street, in- cluding flail-terrace, collected by him on j Sa<:ur<?y afternoon. In enclosing th? j amount, MP. George says:—" It was very j gratifying to see the splendid response j that 1 had from every house I visited, it i is only a working-class district, and I liope t no amount collected from this street will stimulate others and cause a com- petitive spirit, which would increase the iund. What one street in 6wansea can do. others should follow, with still larger amounts. „ if attests are desirous of following ta i., xu 1 f TTTiii 1*1 exajuple'. we shall do our best to obtain boxes for the collections, but if there are not sufficient, we hope inhabi- tants will overcome the difficulty among I themselves. THE WORKS' HELP. I We have to acknowledge the contribu- tion ox the employees 01 the Cwmbwria Ifini,lat, Works. Mr. Jti. T. Hughes iLi- forIL15 us that the men have coniriouted no less a sum than thirteen guineas, ivhich is a great lead to the other works 01 the town. We understand well-wishers of the fund are moving in the direction of beeuring collections elsewhere. TRADERS' EFFORTS. I This week Swansea grocers are meeting, and we understand ulat the matter 01 u,i;auising tne grocers' collection for the tund is to be conbiuered. -iii-e boot trade and the fruiterers are also being ap- proached in this direction. 6 wa n tseu. liutchers have already amassed a fine amount for the luud, but we understand their list is not yet closed. AMUSEMENT HOUSES' SHARE. I Mr. George 11. liichardswn, manager ui the Swansea Empire, writeb to the iion. secretary to say mat it lias Dcen OecioeU 10 have collections m the Empire on ijoiing Day and on the loliownig day. x iiete are the pick of the ciays, and we have to express gratitude to Alr. iaciiard- bon for this most generous oiler. OPERA TICKETS. I An interesting oiler comes froll:k III-. Toni Byrne, 01 the Uraiwi Theatre, who Vrites to the hon. secretary as follows:— "As you are doubtless aware, there is a great run on tne seats for the AmuteUr Operatic Society's performance of The "\«omen of the Guard," and everybody ap- ■nirs to be keen on being present on I'riday evening. Having taken over two Cats which a gentleman found he was unable to use,l thought it would be a good Sa to offer them to you for auction for aiid Orphans' Tund through the (■oluinns of the paper, or in any way you I like. it you decide upon the former method, knowing how you must be inun- dated with letters, I will gladly have the ¡ offers addressed to me if you think They are twq excoue-itt seats (gangway) I the front circle, and the ordinary price is 7S." < We will be glad if those who care to rfitler for the tickets will address letters to I Mr. Tom Bryne at the Grand Theatre. I THE CHURCHES. I With regard to the churches, we under- stand that a carol service is to be held at Wesley Chapel next Sunday evening, at -which the collection will be in aid of the fund. The Executive of the Swansea Federa- tion of Brotherhoods intend making a joint effort for the fund. The president is Mr. T. Dri-nkwqteiz, secretary, Mr. Her- bert Morgan, Pinewood-road; and the treasurer, Mr. Hodges. At Argyle, Mr. G. A. Tasker, the church HMrGtary. informs us they propose taking iL retiring collection at both services next Sunday, the 21st inst., and Terrace-road M.) C ,Ilurcb has decided likewise. In I th" evening there will he a carol service "under the conductorsh.p of Mr L. J. Clee. Cwmbwrla Welsh Congregational Church is also to make a retiring collec- tion inext Sunday- 'P' WATCH NIUNI. The Vicar of Swansea is considering ways and means of helping the fund, hoth in the mother church of St. Mary s and in other churches, a.nd there is a Pros- ppct that the collection at the Watch Nisrht Servick, of St. Marr's will he de- voted to the fund. A WHIP.ROUND." O;ie of to-day's contributions is £ 1 Ms. .\fr. A E. Andrews, who *<i& chair- man at a meeting at Mumbles, at which (Continued on Pago |
REV. EDWARD JONES. j Starts at Ebenezer in May. I The Rev. Edward Jonej, M.A., B.D., has at last been able to give a definite date for entering upon his ministry at Eben- ezer, Swansea. He will start his ministry on the first Sunday in May, but in the meantime he is coming down to preach on February 1st.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. I Business for Monthly Meeting. I The monthly meeting of the Swansea I Chamber of Commerce will be held on I Wodnesdav afternoon. The business will include the nomination of vice-presidents for 1920; British Imperial Council of Commerce, 9th Congress at Toronto; the election of Mr. P. J. W. Hughes as a member of the Association, and to auopt the following regulat'on of the counc?.- That from the 1st January. 1920, the annuaJ ?uh?-ription to the chamber shall be M 5s.. and that each member of the I Chamber shall have the light to nominate one or more members of his staff as hx- change members, only, at an annual fee of t3 35. Country members whose place of busi- Jiess is situated outside a radius of 20 mites shall he admitted to membership of the Chamber at. an annual subsetipcioti of £3 36. The entrance fee for members of the Chamber elected attei January 1, 1920. shall be one guinea. A j '■ i
APPEAL DISMISSED. Horse Maimer's Sen- tence Stands. 'lo-day m the Criminal Appeal Court, Ivor Hudson, who was convicted at Cardiff Aesizes of inaining cattle at Alerthyr Tydvil, and sentenced to three years penal servitude, appealed from the order of Mr. Justice Salter refusing leave to appeal against the conviction and sen- tence. prisoner was not brought up. The Lord Chief Justice in giving judg- ment said the appellant was employed by David Jones, former, who owned a valu- able mare worth a hundred and fifty pounds. Appellant had worked on the iariti in June. lie wanted to work the mare, but the furme,- eaid she was too wild for him. Appellant teemed to have objected to tha.t. and said if he colild not work her, he would put her so that no one else could wortc her. He was dis- missed. Some days later the mare showed lameness. On being examined, two nails were found driven up one hoof, and one rail up another hoof. The mare was an absolute cripple. It was impossible that the. nails could have got there by accident. They must have been driven in malici- ously. Appellant was arrested .and two nails were found on him similar to the nails found in the mare. He did not give evidence at the trial, and there was ample evidence on which the jury could convict him. It was difficult to 6ee how they could come to any other conclusion. The appeal wa- dismissed.
| MR. J. F. RICHARDS. -II I MR. J. F. RICHARDS. i ￼ [Funeral of We?-known Am. ¡ manford Gentleman. 1 I « The interment of the late Nir. John S Francis Richards, chief clerk at th; Ammanford and Llandilo County Courts, took place at the Ebenezer Baptist burial- j ground on Saturday afternoon. The service at the house was taku by the vicar (Rev. J. W. Jones, 13.A.) and j Rev. D. Spencer Jones, B.A. (curate) At the chapel the Rev. T. Roberts (l'eny- bank) read a portion of Scripture, and the Rev. J. Griffiths, B.A., B.D. (pastor), spoke some feeling words, lttJv. H. | Roderick offering prayer. Rev. B. James (Gowcrtoni offered prayer at the grave- I side.. Chief mourners were: Mrs. Kichards j (widow), Mr. J. Williams, Gowerton; (father-in-law), Mr D. J. Davies. Amman. I ford (brother-in-lav. ), Mr.. Clements., Cooper's Arms, Landore (brother-in-law), Mr. J. Richa rds, Y stradauunan (uncle), i Mr. Donald Richards (nephew). Mr. W j Rhaiulir Morgan, Swansea (uncle), nev. W. Williams, Pontypridd (uncle), Mr. W. Walters and Mr. Irwyn Walters, the j Scpiare, Ammanford (uncle and witsin), f Mr. Hugh Williams (cashier at Port Talbot Steelworks) Lieut. W. J. Wil- J liams, Messrs. Llewelyn, Aneurin. and Luther Williams, Gowerton (brotbers-r.* law), Mr. David MorrIs Felinioel (cousin). Mr. W Stone. Llancllv (uncle), ? and many others. ( There were no flowers, bv request.
I PONTARDAWE MALE VO!CEj r A social gathering and presentation I meeting took place at Messre. Gilbertsons' works canteen on Saturday evening ) under the auspices of the Pontardawe i Male Voice Party. Mr. J. Bodycombe presided in the absence of Councillor C. G. Gilbertson. J.P., and Mr. D. E.o"cs.- (Ynismeudw) presented the accompanist Mr. T. J. Davies, B'.R.C.O., with a mufic cabinet and wallet of Treasury notes whilst Mr. William Williams (Thomas- street) presented the treasurer (Mr. Johnnie Rees) with a gold medal and I other gifts.
AFAN VALLEY MINERS. Agent Defends Opposition to Sunday Meetings. | i Councillor John Davies, of Neath, p,re.1 ,sided over the monthly xacsitipjf ct the .ian VttHoy Distinct at AlJertF Jft on Saturday. Ald. William Jenkins, J.P., he agent, strongly defended the decision the Central Executive m reoommend- (hat no Sunday mot1 tings should be held during the campaign. He was of opirion that now the workmen had ample tunc at their disposal durmg the week I days and evenings, they should not in any nny come into conflict with the religious bodies. The Executive Committee submitted a number of recommendations for the pay- ment of representatives on various public bodies, such as County Councils, District Councils, Boards of Guardians, School Managers, Hospital Committees, as well as magistrates, which were adopted en bloc. Some opposition was offered in re- spect of the latter, but it only found a eeconder. It was decided to ask the district representatives for a report in regard to the operation of Section 77 of the Coal Mines Act dealing with pit head baths Messrs. Wm. Jenkins, J.P., and John Thomas, J. P., were re-e lected secretary and treasurer respectively, Mr. David Arthur chairman, and Mr. David Randall auditor.
BEN. EVANS AND CO. I Ben. Evans and Co., Ltd., Swansea, inti- mate that the Transf., Books of the 5 per cent. Debenture Stock and 6 per cont. Pre- ference Shares will be closed from the 6tb to the 31,k December, 1919, both days in- clusive, for the preparation of intcrt and Dividend Warrants payable on the let Janu- ary". 1920.
GAMBLERS FINED. I Card playing cn the Swansea Sands ofn Sunday last cost Thomas Henry Davies nnd Henry Hooper 2fts. and 40s. respec- tively at the Swansea Police Court on Monday. For playing "pi.teli and torr," on the Strand on the same day Eeginald Willis (17) and Evan Williams (17) were admon- ished and bound over. Gustavus .Tones (18), apprentice polisher, summoned for using obscene language in Park Drive, Uplands, expressed regret, nnd on promising to mend his ways was let off. <
] TO BOND HOLDERS. Swansea Harbour Trust Circular. I The Swansea Harbour Trust's circular to its bond-holders and mortgage-holders on the financial situation, issued on Satur- day, is on the lines indicated by Mr. Roger Beck's speech to the Trustees on Monday and of the forecast in the columns. It also says, what has not been previously disclosed, that in the event of a, receiver being necessary, Mr. P. W. Phillips (the general manager) ie willing to act in that capacity without remunera- lion. The circular reads:— j I THE CIRCULAR. J I Swansea Ha.rbour Trust Offices, Swan- sea, December 15th, 1919.-Dear Sir or Madalue,-lt is with great regret tho Trustees have to announce that tuey will not be able to meet i the haii.-v e a ,a in-, terest payable on their stocks and mort- I gages on the 1st January next. This un- fortunate position is due to the disastrous effect of the war upon the trade of the port, checking as it did its increasing prosperity. "The trustees think it is right that they should explain to the stock and mort- gage holders the unique position in which Swansea im placed in .:ompa.dwn with aome of the other ports of the Bristol Channel. Soon after the outbreak of hos- tilities these up-Channel ports, which were railway owned, that is to say, where railway and docks were under the same ownership, were taken over by the Gov- ernment under the Regulation of Forces Act, 1871, but as Swansea Harbour had no railway other than its sidings and lines I adjacent with the docks, it was not in l the I same way taken over, and although the Trustees had done all in their power to induce the Government to place Swansea I in the same position as that of the porth I referred to, their efforts had met with no I success. I A CONFIDENT HOPE. The Trustees confidently hope that the extremely important lettings already I made, and other recent developments now I in course of being carried out, will have the effect of eventually restoring the port to its former prosperity. As the time will eoon arrive when a I receiver may have, to be appointed, the Trustees venture to propose, with a view of saving expense to the Trust, that the office should be filled by their general manager (Mr. P. W. Pliillips,), whose ex- perience and intimate knowledge of the business specially fit him for the posi- I tion. He has expressed his willingness to I act without remuneration, and as it would be of assistance to the trustees they would ask of you if you will kindly i sign and return the enclosed form stating I whether you are in favour of or against, the proposal. Y*'Urs r«itb* Ily, RN- man or the Trust), William TV .iihs Farv j (chairman of the Finance Committee'. Talfourd Strick (clerk to the Trustee?." j ￼ i
WHA TWILL II TOTAL BY XMAS? I I It depends upon YOU. Send your Donation to the j Hon. Treasurer: j Mr. Dd. Roberts, J. P., 61, Wind Street. Swansea. I
gMMKnnniBnnnwwRKaBaeMBP > I MISS E. LOGAN. I I Benefit for Popular Swanssa! Manageress. -1 The many friends in Swansea of Miss E. Logan, the manageress of the Elysium 1 Cinema, High-street, turned up in force on Sunday evening, on the occasion of a I¡ ooncert held for her benefit at the popular hall. I I Miss Logan has been associated with the | Elysium since its opening in 1913, and took over the fttaniHjeroent two or three j years ago, being conspicuously successful! in maki«v, the ball one of the most re-go.rs in the towr. r: dftect&s of thu Anima ("-0.. the proprto* of the Klysium, have not been siow to appreciate her service, and, in addition to ( arranging for last night's concert, she has received their personal thanks. j The programme on Sunday evening was greatly enjoyed, and the artistes who con- j tributed were Miss Bowen (soprano), who j rendered several of the old favourite bal- i lads; Mdme. Mattie Davies (contralto), Mr. Ben Jones (tenor), and Mr. Harry. Eoberts (baritone), who was especially I good in Verdi's Ri&e. I Say." All of the items were encored. Miss Lizzie Evans and Miss Fay Stacey efficiently accom- i panied. The concluding item was the j Hepworth picture, As the Sun Went Down" It should be mentioned that all the orchestra and staff rende-red their services free, and it is hoped that as a result of j the event Miss Logan will benefit con- siderably.
LODGINGS WANTED. I Serious Shortage at Port Talbot. rev.uts ana exten- sions of industries in the Port Talbot | disi. ':t have created such a demand for I lodging accomodation that it was de- i cided at a meeting of the Local Employ- ment Committe held on Monday, the 8th of December to provide a list of per- sons liaving rooms and lodgings to let. Persons in a position to take in lodgers arc requested to communicate with the manager of the Employment Exchange, Port Talbot, who has undertaken to ex- l hib:t a list of the names of such persons [ in the waiting rooms of the Exchange.
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A NIGHT Wr BURNS. Lecture at the Free Library. At the Public Library on Saturday evening, the Rev. George Mc.Luckie lectured on Barns, dealing with his sub- ject as only a fellow Scot could. Coun. A. Lovell presided over a full attendance The lecturer opened by saying that Burns wrote a very large number of his poems and songs in the Doris, a dialect closely allied to the Anglo-Saxon, and not to be confused with the Gaelic, and then spoke of the main incidents in the life of the poet. Born in a clay built cottage in 1759 near the town of Ayr, within a week of his birth the cottage collapsed and the babe and his mother had to be carried through the storm to safety. Burns' life was a hard one, he > being the only assistant Ijjs father, a J small crofter, had. The poet, said the lecturer, was fortunate in his father, n'hom he immortalised in The Cotter's i Saturday Night." Burns was muoh im- pressed by two books, the life of Han- nibal, awl the stoittff Wallace, and the influence of these efi&Sli 6aW be traced in many of his poems. At the age -of sixteen he had his first falling in love/* nd also his first attempt at rit-ing iOetrr— love and poetry began at one and the same time. To a copy of Fergiu- sobs Scottish poetry must be given the credit for \vak,n< £ up liurns to the know- i-jdge of his gift. and it was only the success of his first book of poetry that stopped Burns leaving Scotland for a position in the slave plantations of Jamica. The lecturer also gave in inimitable style various -"l«"tions from the poem, and ballads of Burns.
BRAVE BANK MANAGER I ——— ￼ ——— j An Old Llandovery Boy. 4 It transpires that Mr. F. E. Mr an, the Bank manager who was recently shot at by a raider at the Wood Green Branch of Barclay's Bank is a native of these parts. Mr .Morgan who is still cn the sunny side of 40 has had rani promotion. Edu- cated locally and at Llandovery College, he commemced his career at the London and Provincial Bank, Carmarthen, and lifter serving on tho staff of the Wood Green Bank, he was promoted manager of Barclay's, Wrexham, over four years ago. His success at the latter place marked him out for bigger things, ano the managership of Wood Green, one ol the chief offices of Barclay's fell to his lot in April of this year. Councilor D. R. Morgan, Dinas Powis nad Mr .C. Morgan, Capital and Coun ties, Ammanford, are brothers, and Mr C. E. James, Cae Ninholas. Lisvanc, anc Mr .Morg an. Council Schools. Bontdcln Merionethshire, are brot hers-in-law. (
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RAILWAY CARRIAGE 1 SCENE. Magistrates' Clerk's Evidence. At Abetavon on Monday, Mr. R. J. Kempv.horne, magistrates' clerk oi Neath was the principal witness in a charge of disorderly conduct preferred by the Great Western Railway Company against Fred Williams, a Cwmavon collier. Mr. Kelup.thoi-ne explained that on the 5th .November, he was travelling home from Card.it with Mr. John Griffiths, a coal merchant, in a firet-cla.a> compart- ment. A number of people got into the corridor, and the defendant, two other mon. and a boy wme into the compart- ment'. and after a while the defendant brought in two women. Neither he nor I Mr. Griffiths niide anv objection, and presently the defendant began SlTlglllg. lie did not seem happy ,and later took his cop off, and said, ± am an orphan, L ani an. orp h ,,i.n, my father aiit mother are dood." He then burst into tears, and later remarked. You are bo h capitalists." They took no notice and went on reading their news- papers. Another man tried to draw Mr. Kemp- thorne into an argument on capital and labour, but he an Mr. Griffiths said 'L r Ct-iffichs said nothing. Defendant tho i shouted, You are both capitalists, it is for the likes of you, that I fought in the war." He stood before him with his fist in his face- I crouched back added Mr. Kemp- thorn e, As 1 was too old for a young man like that. At Pyle Mr. Griffiths and myself got out, and went into an- other compartment, in which was Supt. Ben Evans" They told him what had happened, and he went and spoke to the defendant. In evidence, defendant denied having held his fist up. He offered both the gentlemen a cigarette, but they ignored his offer A fine of 10s. was imposed.
NOTABLE RECORD. I Premier's Blessing for Col. Fairfax. Mr. Lloyd George, in giving liis beni- sou, to Cohroei Fairfax the Co a lit km V- (, V Sir candidate in Spon John Simon. +h? Liberal nominee, of having opoosed proposals which helped to win the war. You have a notabh record of gallant service in the war," writes the Premier to Colonel Fairfax. I observe that you, a YOrkshireman, who fought and suf- fered in the war, are described by Mr. Asqnith as a dummy candidate,' while Sir John Simon, who opposed measures which were not only in my opinion, but in the opinion of Mr. Asquitn, essential to winning the war, is called uv the same hi^h authority 'an ideal candidate.' You stand for national unity, while the country is steadily working jts way ba to normal conditions. National unity, as the legislative record of the session proves means not only progress, but rapid progress. This is not a time for renewing party division. It is a time for co-operation, and not for conflict.
HIT BY TRUCK DOOR. An accident occurred on Sunday at Swan- aea. when a man named Bates Clifford (22), J of 33, Mariner-Street, Swansea, was hit in I tlio neck by the foiling door of a truck. He wa*- detained at the Swansea Hospital
R.A.O.B. IN THE VALLEY. I Brù. John Funtan, K.O.M., of Pontardawe, was installed as Provincial Grand Primo of the Swansea Valley Province at the Old Swan Hotel, Tstalyfera, on Saturday night, He was introduced by Bros. W. T. Wil- liams, K.O.M. (1 stratigynlais) and George Howelle, K.O.M., Pontcrdawa. i Many speeches were made. I
NEATH SAFE ROBBERIES. A series of burglaries was committed on I Saturday night in the neighbourhood of II Neath. The offices of the Onllwyn Colliery were bio ken into and a heavy safe carried away and rifiecl. No money was in it. At Colbren. the etation-njeeter's otflce was broken into, the safe also carried away, aftd a considerable sum of money extracted.
RENT QUERY. I BEN.IVe note your remark that you pay the rate6 yourself. In that case, providing no structural alterations have been made to the houses, you are not liable to any increase of rent. Send the landlord the, rent, and while you have the receipt for the proper amount, tiie ar- rears he marks down for the increase he demands, and which you do not pay, need not worry you at all.
STOLEN BATON. Boilermaker Fined for Rail- I way Theft. j At Swansea on Monday, James Boyle j (3.5\ boilermaker, was brought up in ells- tody on a charge ot etealing and receiv- j ing a silver ebony baton from a violin j case wuils. travelling in third class com- partment on the Great Western Katlway 1 between Cardiff and Landore on Sunday. Mr. Rupert Lewis prosecuted. Cyril Needham, a musdeal director in a revue company, said, defendant was in the compartment when he went to join i some friends, and was still there when he ¡ returned. Eventually he left the train at Landotre. Witness subsequently opened his violin caee, and found that his baton ¡ was missing. I Defendant being arrested at londoi-e l with the stick in his possession. Defendant elected to be tried sum- marily, and said he fc"!r.d the stick on the seat. He exi rer-sed is regret for hav- I ing taken it away. A fine of X5 or thirty ?• was imposed
[: IJ_ THE WIDOWS AND ORPHANS FUND S ís /b? ALL the Widows a? 0?a?o/ j i Swansea Men who I Fell in the War. I i —
PONTARDULAIS CONCERT. I I In aid of the funds of the English wes-I leyan Church, Pontardulais, a concert was gi\en at Hope Congregational Chapel. kindly lent for the occasion, on Saturday evening. In the absence of Mr. D. D'I Evans, Councillor James Thoma? (L1Yfgwyn) presided. The artistes were: Misa May John, Treorchy; Miss LizzM Davies. Tonypandy; Mr. Glanville Davies, Maesteg; Mr. Harry Lewis, Nelson; Mas- i ter Morgan R. Lloyd, Trebooth and Mr Caredig Williams, Llangenneeh. The secietarial duties were in the capable hands of Councillor Mathew Grif- [ tithe, J.P.
TO-DAY'S WIRES. I SINN FEINER ARRESTED. Mr. Coghlin, secretary of the Skibereen Sinn Fein Club, was arrested on Monday morning at 8.30 under the Defence of the Realm Act, and removed to Cork Gaol.— Exchange. ATTEMPT ON EGYPTIAN PREMIER. I Cairo, Monday.—An unsuccessful at- I tempt to assassinate the Prime Minister was made this morning at Cairo. The as- t eailant, a student, was arrested.-Reuter. I ANOTHER IRISH SHOOTING. About < p.m. on Sunday night P.C. Bolger was shot dead whilst outside the barracks at Killerittain, Ireland. No ar- rests have been made.—Exchange. I CANADIAN PREMIER RESIGNS. I. it, 18 reported rroni uttawa mat sir Robert Borden b36 decided to resign the premiership of the Dominion owing .o j greatly unpaired health. He has been l'remier of Canada since 1911. QUEEN OF SPAIN GOES HOME. The Queen of Spain concluded her visit | to London on Monday and left with her j son on the 12.20 special express boat train for Dover, on her way to Paris, where her Majesty will spend a few days before pro- ceeding to Madrid.—Exchange. « COMPLETE AGREEMENT." Paris, Monday.—The Petite Paris- ien this morning publishes information regarding the London Conference which it has obtained from an intimate friend of M. Clemenceau. Never, he eays, was agreement between the representatives of Great Britain and France so profound and so intimate. There is complete agree- ment on all points on the Near East, not- ably Constantinople, Syria and Asia Minor. In order to remed ythe adverse rate of exchange a fresh loan will be raised in England.—Exchange. GERMAN AFFAIRS CRITICAL. I In an interview with the Berlin IOIres- I pondent of the United Press of A/nariea, I the German Foreign Minister, Herr ( Mueller, emphasised the desir vndity if returning to normal conditions, an] vlvr- octerises the present situation in .Ger- many as critical. As for the Allied powers for reparation and cost of Scapa Flow sinking we still maintain that Ger- many cannot be held responsible for the affair, but we have now decided to make up to our opponents the damage caused by the sinking of the ships in question,—Ex- change.
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WIFE IN POOR HEALTH I Unusual Grounds for Eject- ment Order. The Swansea Bench on Monday heard an I application for an ej ectment order on whet were described as unusual grounds. Joseph Edgar Tanner, the occupier of j, gltetty-avenua. applied for an order against Mrs. Rachel Charles, who occupied three rooms in the houee on a tenancy of 6s. per week. gr. W. R. Thomas, who appeared for respondent, admitted the applicant's con- tention that Mrs. Charles was not a tee- totaller. .1 WIFE IN POOR HEALTH. I pplli.¡'lll, in his eUdence, said tbax tm II wife WILfi i-n very poor health, and M ra. Charles, who W.a,fl addicted to drunkenne-sa, | •caused disturbances in the house. Witness j vs. '.•««ii advised by Wo il'v'wg u til, would be better for his wife's health 1; he j could get the house to his own family. For Mrs. Charles, Mr. Francis said that her husiband was a discharged disabled soldier, at present in Cardiff undergoing- training, aind there were five children. The Bench held that a serious case had been made out against Mr*. Charles and her ¡ family. They were prepared to help her, and would suspend the ejectment order for two weeks on the understanding that Mrs. Charles created no disturbance in that period.