YOU CAN GET f Designs from any Firm, but I to get the Material, Finish and Workmanship in Good Substantial Furniture, you must come to us. —THE— 1 Roath Furnishing Co., Station Road, Port Talbot. )
===- ¥57688. Fund's Position To-day. Widespread Support. With Other Lists Developing. [Send your contribution to-night to the hon. treasurer, Mr. David Roberts, J. P., 61, Wind-street, Swansea. ] £ 5,688! We had hoped to an- nounce rather more to-day, but there is a slight break in the greut boom of the Swansea Widows' and Orphans' (and Children's Holiday Home) Fund that has lately de- lighted all who are associated with it, and are in one wV, or another looking strenuously fsA" its success. But the break is only temporary. We believe as the object is becoming tho more widely known and ap- preciated it is getting a deeper hold -hi the hearts of Swansea and, that I the remainder of the k-10,000 will be promptly forthcoming. Such u little break was to be expected, but to-day's list is a capital one notwith- standing, and what is particularly pleasing about it is the demonstra- tion of the huge variety of the citi- zens to whom it is appealing. TO-DAY'S FEATURES. I Time to-day Mr. ni. James, p.A.I.% the well-known auctioneer, with a ten-guinea subscription, gives substantial help to the auctioneers' list, and Mr. J. Bryn Edwards, of PenaUt, scuds a second donation, this time of £.J 5s. Among the others, Mr. and Mrs. Pi. J. Wil- Jiarns' gift is with the hope that the 4 noble effort will be successfu l by tli., end of the week." Vi e believe we shall be soon able to announce a substantial list from Swansea butchers, and among the numerous efforts now developing wv s!ia.lLr-$.ay mora to-morrow of the big musical treat that Mr. Llewelyn Devan is arranging for the 2Brfl jnsfc. A" RAY OF SUNSHiNE." I Church organisations of various kinds I continue to manifest a keen interest in tttowetfareofthefund. To-day, Mr. G Otivsr LuAini?rnisthefxui.sec.?hat ,ihe Pantygwydr Brotherhood is arrang- ing an open meeting for next Sunday aftern-oon in its support, desiring that it I shall be made "thesuccess it deserves. .?nd there is a cheery letter with a further donation da guinea from Mr. Treror J. Hum. on bebalf of tho Satur- day A fternoon Ramblers' section of tf;c I Wesley Ycnng People's Society. "four. scheme, especially the' proposed Chil- dren's Holiday Home. appeals to us very much (Aft- Rtirn writes), and we would like to be in a position to send you a cheque for the I and so gi, the kiddies a flood -of sunshine. Having no Carnegies amongst us, we cannot do that, hut we hope the enclosed mite may at least provide a ray cf sunshine." We hone no little group tvhich has nt heart the welfare of the people whom we wish to serve will neglect the sending of occasional fuineas because they cannot conveniently und more. HOW BOXES HELP. behave referred previously to the enthusiasm of Mr. and Mrs. Owen, of the Bovega Hotel, and- their staff, for the fund. To-day their second box is acknowledged. It contained Cl 13s., so that the house has sent just over £ 2 17s. in less than a week-a fact which gives us pleasant anticipations of the total i. which the boxes will be ultimately found to have helped us. THE THEATRES. Offers of assistance from the amuse- ment houses by permitting collections, continue to gratify the committee. Mr. Twm Jones the-wcll-known manager of the Y.M.C.A. Cinema at the Llewelyn Hall, Page-street, is the latest, ,and. ,rith the best of all good wishes,' offers Thursday and Saturday evenings. Perhaps we may profitably giv(J another reminder of Il-i. Tom Byrne's Grand Theatre offer of the two remain- ing 7s. (id- seats for the opera on Irioay evening (capital ones, too), bids for which should be Rcnt to Mr. Byrne, 'ho1 will drrrtnte the result to.the fund. The last bid is 103. WHIST DRIVE PRIZES. At Saturday night's whist drive, Vy the "guessing weight" ticket sale of a oake presented by Mr. Thomas, Cornish Dairy (per Mrs. Seline.),, the sum of £2 10s. was realised. The correct weight was 51 b. 8-loz.. and the ticket-holder to give the exact weight was Mr. A. Squires, Clarence-street, Swansea, The sale of a box of chocolates realised £ 2 5s.. and that of a doll sent bv Miss Lums- den (daughter of a fallen soldier"* was de- ferred until the next event in aid of the fund. TO-DAY'S SUBSCRIPTIONS. £ s. d. Alarie L. Evans, Pros- pect House, Beynold- stone. x 1 1 0 D. J. Weaver, Esq., 124, Rhondda-street 0 7 6 E. C. R. 0 2 6 Ban Morgan, Esq., Oxford-street. 2 2 0 I.,1 a ter 2 0 0 Second box, per Mr. and Mrs. Owen, Bovega Hotel 1 13 0 Messrs. Walters and Batehelor, Ltd. 5 5 0 J. L. C. G 0 10 6 (Continued at foot oi next Column) •> v
ANOTHER HOLD-UP. Post Office Assistants Terrorised. j635 Stolen By Masked Raider. A masked man dressed in khaki en- tered the Clayton-road Post Office, New- castle on Monday night while two lady assistants were balancing the cash. COVERED WITH REVOLVER. He covered them with a revolver and said: If you don't shout I won't harm you. All I want is the money." lie de- camped with X-35. No arrest has been made. POSTMISTRESS'S STORY. The Postmistress afterwards stated that the uppei half of the man's face ap- peared to be blackened over, and the lower half ot his features were covered by a white handkerchief. The affair passed so quietly, that not even these living, in the neighbourhood were aware of the hold-up.
"CLASS A" HOUSES. Margam Catering for Those Without Families. IN-ifli reference to the Margam Urban Council's housing scheme under Which it is proposed to proceed at once with the erection of 500 houses it was reported I on Monday that the Council had met in conference representatives of the L.R.C., the Operative Bricklayers, and the Master Builders' Association. The former two bodies strongly oh. jected to the class A type of house. The master builders were prepared to take the burden off the shoulders of the Council and put the houses up, and also to ta.ke over the contract which would be made jointly between the Ministry and the Council and the master builders after a fair price had been arrived at, and would undertake the erection of the houses under the supervision of anyone appointed by the Council. After that the members of the Co-o-perative Society wrote protest- ing against the erection of the class A house. Such houses would be unflinch- ingly opposed by them, as thev considered them disgraceful. A letter from the Mar- gam Co-operative Homes, Ltd. (the houses bui!) for Messrs. Baldwins, Ltd.) pointed out that the rents without rates of these houses would range from 12s. to 1Gs. a wfek. and under these terms would not allow of any return on private capital in- vested in the Societv, FOR THOSE WITHOUT FAMILIES. The Development Committee suggested that a reply should be sent to the Co- operative Society pointing out that chey had been actuated in the selection of the class A houses by the desire to make some provision for old age pensioners, widows, persons without families, and others in circumstances. and these houses, which were only 5 per cent. of the Lot, would be earmarked for that purpose. Mr. Tal Mainwaring said the Labour members had been instructed to ask for the reference back of the porposal to have class A houses. Mr .Heycock said they had been pro- mised a million houses for heroes, but thpsn one-roomed houses were not fit for I cattle. Mr. Wm. Lewis: Mountain Ash Labour Party seem to be strongly in favour of this type. I Mr, LI. Nicholas said it was a mistake to call them one-room houses. There was a living room and scullery down and three bedrooms up. Mr. G. Lipscomb said a number of these houses had been built by the Mar- gam Thbtc before the war, and were greatly in demand. THE THREE BEDROOMS. I Mr. Ileyc ock said he did not understand if these houses were only intended for old age pensioners, etc., what was the use of the 3 bedrooms. Were they to sleep in separate rooms and have one to spare. (Laughter.) Mr .Hy. Davies said the Housing Com- missioner said he believed the Ministry would insist that 5 per cent .of the houses built by the Council should be of the class A type. The Chairman pointed out (hat a ques- tion asekd in the House, and replied to by Dr. Addison, relating to two bedroomed houses was entirely wrong. On a vote, 7 against 3 voted in favour of proceeding, and allowing 5 per cent. ) for the class A houses. )
PENTRE PIT NOTICES. Owing to depression in trade It day's notice were served upon ?vcral of the I ?'orkm?n employed at the Pcntre C?Hiery. I Landare, on Monday. J — ¡
j OUR DEBT OF GRATITUDE. When we pass one of these sa-red scrolls let us "remem ber" those who have given their all for us! i
TURNHOUSE. C d L d Commission an d Lord Rosebury's Claim. 'l At a sitting of the War Losses Com- 1 mission, in London on Tuesday, an appli- cation was submitted by the tenant of Lord Rosebery's farm at Turnhouse, West Lothian. Sir Matthew Wallace, the chairman, referred to the recently published corre- spondence between Lord Rosebery and the Disposal Board, and n.i4. in tho: opinion of the Commission itWt,,¡ advis- i able that the military autitoriti, sliould restore all such valuable lands for agri- cultural purposes. (Proceeding. )
FREEMAN'S JOURNAL. I Drastic Action by Irish Authorities. Shortly after 11 o'clock on Monday ¡ night. the police and military entered tt'e premises of Freeman's Journal," Dub- lin, and dismantled portions of the machinery. It is understood that this action was due to certain matter which appeared in Monday's issue. The Enming Telegraph," which is )wned by the same prfpDetors as "Freeman's ,Journa1." in a leading article on Tues- day, said, The law passed f ir purelv war purposes is kept in force in Ireland, and applied with even more rigour than when hostilities were actually in pro- gress. If Freeman's Journal' was be- lieved to have committed a crime against the law of the land. it was open to the Castle to bring a prosecution against the proprietors, as they did against English papers even in the height of the 'ar. As regards the charge mentioned in the warrant, we deny its truth most em- phatically. Freeman's Journal pub- lished no false statement concerning the recruiting of any police force. It stated what is a fact: that the Government ce cidcd to enrol special constables from anions civil servants."
TAIBACH FLOODS. TA[BACH FLOODS. I ) Messrs. Baldwins' Reply to i Margam Council.' j Margam Crban Council, met on Monday,; Major 1,1. David presiding. The ?fedic?? O?cer (Dr. J. IT.. reported 32 births and 13 deaths during November. t With reference to t-?p r?cpTt)? ?r?iti? of j U? Ffrwdvyllt. at Taibach, McssK. Bald- wins, Ltd.. wjnote:— We note that voit are under the im- predion that we have raised the bed of the stream, which causes it to overflow j near Cotton-rowand Wpst End. The bed of the river has never been touched by j 115 except from the point where the culvert > starts for the dock. and the bottom of the culvert is much below the original "bed of the stream. Tho wall on the West End side was altered by us, but afterwards put in a condition similar ^o what we found it beforo wo commenced operations. Wf have repaired the wall on Cotton-row side and hope that this will meet with the wishes of the Council." It was decided that the surveyor see Messrs. Baldwins local representative to see what could be done to prevent a re- currence of the flooding. RATEPAYER AND I %"PhIGHTERS. I The Gas and Water Committee reported I havinp received a letter from Mr. W. Williams, Rice-street, in which he said: "Don't you think it is time that the Coun- cil employes did a little more work, con- sidering the pay they are getting. Take the lamplighters. They a"e doing about four hours per rlay-21 lighting and put- ting out lamps, and one or 1! hours work from 10 a.m. till about 11.3(}-no work in the afternoon, and yet they are paid X3 12s. 6d. of ratepayers' money. I think it is disgraceful. Will you kindly see to it and oblige? The Clerk was directed to reply that the Council had inquired into the matter, and had satisfied thenuelve* that the men were fully employed. f
NATIONAL DEBT. i The Highest Point I. Approaching. I f The turning point with regard to the growth of National Debt apears to be in view. Mr. Chamberlain, Chancellor of the Ex- chequer, in a statement in the House of Commons yesterday on the report of the Cunliffe Committee on Currency and I Foreign Exchanges, said:— So far as I can foresee, the highest point j of the. X.ttioiial Debt vi"1 be reached in tb.(¥ tfmirse of the next month or six weeks, f and I have every hope that thereafter We itnay be in a position to affect a gradual but steady diminution of the gross debt. i Mr. Chamberlain stated that the Gov- ernment, agree with the committee's views with regard to the re-establishing -o-f free market of gold in London, and the need for increased production, the cessa- tion of Government borrowings, and de- creased expenditure. COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATIONS The committee make three recommenda- j Hons-namely, that the actual maximum fiduciary circulation of Currency Notes in any one calendar year be fixd as the legal maximum for the next; that the practice of placing Bank of England notes in the Currency Note Reserve as cover for the note issue 36 opportunity arises be con- tinued, and that the Treasury, minute made under Section 2 of the Currency and Bank Note Act, 1911. providing for the issue on loan of currency notes to joint stock banks be now withdrawn. f propose to give immediate effect to the first and third of these recommendations, and to continue the policy recommended in the second.
MR. JOHN WILLIAMS. Death of Well-known landore j Death Of Well-known Landore Nonagenarian. One of the oldest inhabitants of Lan- dore lms passed away, in the perron of fr. Tohn Williams, of No. 2, Castle Graig. The deceased, who was 92 years of age, hails from an old and respected family i.n the district. He has naturally been in failing health for some time. During his younger days he was of a robuut stature, and was an underground official i at the Pentre Colliery for upwards of :JO years. His gentle deposition and his I kind counsel to all those tht came in fonCict with lum nrojight L nuiiyi' ;i. hful friends. i k *-» pre-decea?ed him by about 20 ea
EMERG?CY LAWS. I Shipping Controllers' Powers Questioned. | A Standing Committee of the House of I Commons this morning resumed consider- ation of the War Emergency Laws Con- tinuance BiM trnder the pr?idency of Sir Archibald Williamson. SHIPPING CONTROL. I Col. tenry Williams moved to elimi- j nate from the schedule the proposal to continue the powers of the Shipping Con- troller with special reference to the omission to provide shipping facilities J with fair rates for the transport of iron oro from Spain to th North East Coast, j The Solicitor-General claimed that the food supply was the main object of the control powers, and that fair rates for main commodities were already provided. Several members contended that the wide powers of the Controller should not be continued. On a division, the prop4)-al to omit the continuance was lost by twelve votes to eleven. Tin; Solicitor-General, replying to the amendment to omit from the schedule powers to punish civilians for inducing members of the King's Forces to contra- vene the King's regulations, stated that the Common Law did not adequately deal with this matter, and permanent legislation was desirable for the protec- tion of service men and the country. The Committee agreed to tha schedule as proposed.
ALL NIGHT AT I- SEA. I SoMiers TerriMe Ordeal. I ￼ I TRAWLER RESCUE. j The Mumbles police have been notified by the lighthouse keeper to the effect that the two missing 1 soldiers have been picked up by the steam trawler Neath Castle just off the Mixen. ) The men were in an exhausted condition, and were taken to the Lighthouse, and immediately put in bed and medical aid summoned, j I About quarter past four on Monday ( I afternoon, two soldiers from the garrison » at Mumbles Fort—Sergt. Forum and Bom- j bardier Whiteford—embarked in a rowing boat to proceed back to the Head with provisions they had been obtaining from jj the village. Apparently the weather was ordinarily [ calm, but a terrible strong current was in progreeti, which carried the little boat j from if- ronrse across the Sound out to sea. At any rate, the next seen of the craft was that it had been carried I out past the Mixen Sands (half a mile out). Mr. Cottle. the Lighthouse keeper, realised the men's plight, and im- mediately telephoned to the police, who got into communication with the lifeboat station, but meanwhile the row-boat had disappeared from view, and the dusk had fallen. The lifeboat, under the coxswain, Mr. W Davies, junr., put out shortly after I the receipt of the news, and cruised j around the spot where the boat was last seen for several hours, but the efforts of the crew were in vain. j ALL NIGHT SEARCH. The haxbour pilot cutter Beaufort, and 'I the Swansea ttig Fam-ii, continued the search all night, but up to the time of i writing no trace has been discovered of I the missing craft. j The unfortunate men's comrade-; of the j R.G.A. contingent manning the fort are J naturally gTeatly affected by the occur- rence, but are hopeful that the men WHO picked up by some vessel proceeding down Channel j The strange fact in connection with the ( event is that the wa was comparatively calm at the time, although the wind came \1 up' from the north later on Monday night. There was a fog on early on Tuesday morn'ng.?hich had »<>t 'eV. -.icd^y ten I j o'clock, &n? Hns woul? of cpurse ?nmper oon?ideraM? the work M' Rpnrchin?. I Both of the men were lon?errico j soldiers. Spr?. Forum œing n Swansea i man with p!,Iltsre"id;r at 6. Bapst i w eii-piace, Swansea. fits Dro'tler, Air. Maurice Forum. is well known at Svrm- eea Docks, being a lock gateman at the King's Dock. Bombardier Whiteford is a native of Malvern, Gloucestershire. Neither of the men had been at the fort I lon$. j I FORMER MISHAP. Residents of the Mumbles recall a simi- lar mishap some eight or nine years ago, when two of the garrison crossing the Sound during stormy weather were borne out of their course. It is hoped that the sequel to the pre-«ent occurrence will be as happy as on that occasion, when the men were rescued, although they ex- perienced great privations. It is a singular thing that only on Mon- day morning Bombardier Whiteford 1- ceived the Afons (1914) Star from the issue office, aDd a letter from his wife, which he kissed fondly.
I ZION INDUCTION. a New Morriston Pastor Takes Over His Duties. • j At Zion Chapel, Morriston, cn Mondav night an Induction service was held. w The new pastor, the Rev. T. J. Hughes, who was previously at Ehos Chapel] i Mountain Ash, was trained at the Cardiff I University and theological colleges, and comes to Morriston with a gocd record of j excellent work at Mountain Ash and j Maesteg, his former spheres of la hour, The R?v. K. Edmunds (Swansea? pre-; sided, and amongst the mmist?rs prc'tPn* sidpd, s.nd amon.f!5t tiif, niini,tcrs liyfryd), W. Jones (Yetalyfera\ yr?r' •' Morgan ?.Mor-u'ton)..L D. Jii?fnps (HaT- ?T?'t?"??wis (T langyl'elach) ,'V. Evän& (Clydach), W. C. Thomas ?ien- rhmcfibr). D. GriiRths (Morriston), D- P. Williams (Hafod). M. G. Dawkins (Morriston), Idris Thomas (Latidore), Peter Jones (Treboeth), D Price (Swan- j sea), R. S. Rogir-, B.A. (Swansea?, John Phillips (Mountain Ash), J. F, Jones (Mountain Ash), W. J. Dunston, B.A., B.D. (Ynietawe), Wm. Salmon and D. > Dyfodwg Davies (Morriston), and H. D. Clement (Cwmrhydyceirw). The secretary (Mr. W. P. JonM), gave | the formal H eall" to the Rev. T. J. Hughes, who in a very brief addre&s ac- I cepted the invitation. I Mr. Dd. Jones (Mountain Ash) bore testimony to the Rev. Hughes's work at j Rhoa. Mountain Aeh, whilst Mr. David Thomae. senior deacon of Rhos Chnrch, conveyed the best wishes of Mountain Ash church to the church at Morriston, I and referred to the new pastor's success as a preacher and pastor. ,I The Rev. John Phillips, a Morristonlian, j now at Mountain Ash, and the Rev. — Hughes, spoke of the Rev. Hughes's ter-1 vice in the public life of the town. The Rev. T. V. Evans, Clydach, repre- senting the Baptist churches of Morris- ton and district, gave an eloquent ad- dress. The Rev. W. Dyfodwg Davies. Morris- ton), the oldest Morriston minister, the Rev. Fred Morgan (Morriston), and the ) Rev. Wm. Jones (Ystalyfera), also spoke. j Miss Dilys Davies presided at the organ. | i )
I CROSS HANDS CANTATA. j i On Sunday, the St. Anne's Sunday School Choir rendered the Cantata, The Plant of Renown." An address on Sunday School work was delivered by the Rev. D. W. Thomas. M.A., Vicar of I.lnndebie. I The rev. gffnt!?i;Kii) preached in Eng- 1 lish in the evening.
— r I RESCUED MEN'S STORY, j Saved by Calm Night. Tl.ough exhausted, men were coin scions, and evenually able to tell thafe (lie cause of trouble was losing a rcw- -we p. round helplessly in circles during the j nisht in ignorance of th^ir position, To calmness of weather they anri- | bated fact- that ihoy had lasted (in-niih if a wind had come x.-p th?y iv: u-i have drown fid in Kiseh exposed position in onlv slightly cciitrolled i ri.i i-The nn-iiicai man who was < ailed, after giving ilieiu aid. ordered their removal to Swansea Hospital. Conserinehtly at about three o'clock thev were rowed ashore, and taken by- motor ambulance to Hospital. ••••• TO-DAYS RACING. Alsoiran JaoK ?yD)ou? and Mountain Pass i d- .fountain Pass. i I i I j I
GORSEINON LECTURES. j* Successful Season of the Cymreigyddion. A very fine set ot lectures have been delirered to the Cymdeithas Cymreigyd- dion, Gorseinon, in the first three months of this winter's session. The first was given by the Rev. J. J. Williams (Tabernacle, Morriston), on "Hedd Wyn," the young poet that was declared the winner of the chair at the Birkenhead National Eisteddfod, after he had faHen in France. The second was delivered by Mr. Tal. nant Llewellyn (Swansea), on H Beth yw Rhiangerdd." giving great satisfaction to his audience, who were greatly interested in the matter. The third, by the Rev. T. Cyfelaeh Lewis (Llansamlet. on Golyddau," proved a masterly survey of that young poet's life, work, and period. The chair was occupied by Messrs. T. Jones (Preswylfa), president of the society; T. S. Thomas (Gelliorgan), and J. Beynon, M.E. (Grovesend) respectively. Solos, dnetts ard recitations, as well as Welsh airs by the Cor Plant y Cymreigyd- dion were included in the programme. Mr. D. Morris, A.C.. conducted the chcir. and Miss Lilian Davies. A.L.C.M., pc- companied.
BRYNAMMAN PASTOR'S DEATH. Gibea Church, Brrnamman, was heavily draped on Sunday owing to the sudden death of its pastor (the Rev. W. D. Thomas). During the day's services references were made to the sorrowful event. It was decided to place a floral tribute on the coffin, and to inter the remains alongside the edifice by the monnment of the Rev. Rees Pryce, the. first pastor of Gibea. A vote of con- dolence with the faniii? was also passed. >
(Continued from preceding Column)1 Wesley Young People's Society, per Air. T. J. Hum 1 1 0 G. H. Wilding, Esq., Decorators' Supply, Ltd., 28, Waterloo-st. 3 3 0 :\11'. and Mrs. R. J. Wilkins 2 2 0 Mfes Dorothy Wilkins. 0 10 0 Messrs. The Atlantic Patent Fuel Co., Ltd. 1 1 0 G Brinley Bowen, Esq., 22 Wind-street 2 2 0 J. B. Edwards. Esq., P,n,,i l lt, ?S 11 "Penallt," S k B t t Y (2nd donation) 5 5 0 H. j. Thomas, Esq., 2 2 L.D.S 2 2 0 J aIDes, Esq., 7, Goat-street 10 10 0 Lieut. M. IJ. James, R.A.F. 7, Goat-street 1 1 0 Dr. Wm. Morgan, 9, Somerset-pl&ce • 2 2 0 Mrs. Edith Mclndeor, 17 Northamp?-P?s 2 ? 0 Cae Banal, Killay 0 2 6 I Vi den 1 1 0 K. and D. J. H?-ry, n lolTjstor\P" ? ? 0 -Nforr:istr)il I- 1 0 A Friend ?" 0