THE STATE OF 1 EUROPE. 1", EUROPE, Premier's Impor- j tant Speech. U.S. & THE LEAGUE. fn a cvomprehensive survey of foreign the House of Commons last, f. night, Mr. Lloyd George said that, after j long waiting, the Allies, were proceeding £ ;to discuss peace with Turkey without 4 'America. is. As to Eussia, he asked, "Who is r Hus^ia? J' and replied that lwaco parleys were impossible because there is yet no J. Covernment to speak for all Eussia. i ."Eussia, he said, was a frightful morass." i Britain and France are doing their best f. fot" starving Europe; but the tturden is too great unless America comes in frankly m,jid bea-rs !cr share. As to Austria, this country's share-in the relief voted by the Supreme Council '.pt Paris this week was 12 £ millions, which ■the Premier described as "merely soup! 3<itchen relief We alone, he eaid, could i f jiot put a shattered Europe on its feet. He ;Uailed to see what could be done to miti- gate the situation in Central Europe, where 15 millions of people are faced with 'v Ftarration. unless America came in with rance and ourselves took her fair share. Britain is not pledged to the Triple- I lower Treaty for the protection of France, ft .unless the United States signs also. On the League of Nations, he said that j-"whether America comes in or not this country must go on. Without it, new world wa.rs are inevitable, with inven- tions that may create unheard-of horrors i Aiid erase civilisation. It was from ?'America, that the difficulties had ari6n,! and while lie doubted not that America *would come in eventually, the working of the League would become a difficult mat- Wter unless she came in on conditions i'^which were applicable to all the nations.
￼ LOVE LETTERS. Passionate Effusions of Lon- don Scottish Officer. Passionate love letters to a married woman from a co-respondent, said to be an officer in the London Scottish, were l'ead I in the Divorce Court on Thursday when a decree nisi was granted to Mr. Richard Barrington Powys-Lj'bbee. There was no defence. Petitioner stated that when he was in-I valided home from the Army he found a Mr. McLeod staying in the house. He had found, he .said, three letter." from McLeod to his wife. The first began | My Dear Undin" --I am really enjoy- ing things here, s,ethcart;" and ended, j All my love, baby darling, from your always loving Mack." Auother letter hom France ran: My sweet, sweet love, 1 am in the seventh l he3vpn of joy,.as six of yonr letters havel' just been handed to me. You ?I sweet darling! If you were only here now lwould give you a h tig-one of my I old-time ones, when your dear bones used to crack." The letter went on I often wake up thinking you are in my arms, as you used to be. What would I not give to feel your arms round my ¡ neck and y,)u lips pressed f mine "ncF J more. more.
I i U.S.B. COMRADE'S FUNERAL. i Comrade A. Williams, who was silled j at the Swansea docks on Wednesiay| night, was a member of the United Ser- vice Brigade, being in possession of the Volunteer Long Service Medal. He served as a drummer in the oid :3-rd G.R. V., the 6th Welsh, and during ilie great war in the R.A .M.C. Members and old comrades I C earnestly requested to attend the funeral, which will leave tH, Fleet- street, on Monday at 2.30 p.m., for Danygraig Cemetery.
corcprt. I Mr Herbert Brown at Elijah Concert, I i Tabernacle, Morristou Saturday, 27th D"i
NOTES FOR MORR!STON. 1 I This is a reminder to Morriston that the Plasmarl Schoolboy Minstrels, end the Gwalia Male Voice Party, are performing for the Fund at Tabernacle Vestry to-morrow night. I
PORTA EXPLAINS. f I I World Saved by Sun's 1 Rotation. Professor Porta now says (writes the H Daily Express" New York correspon- dent) that the great eunspot which he feared might cause catastrophic weather will not result from the league of planets pulling against the lSun. A despatch from San Francisco qpotes him as saying: "Heavy electro-magnetic energies produced by the tension of the planets on the sun wouM produce a huge sunspot, which would in ttirn oause the cataclysm, but this event is prevented by the sun's rotation." i Profesor Porta explains that the sun's ) rotation restrains the pull of the plane- tary phalanx being exerted on any one place on the sun's surface for a consider- able length of time, thus precluding the giant sunt pot. It is not stated in tho dispatch why, the counterbalancing effect of the sun's I rotation did not interfere with the pro- f feasor's previous predictions of cita- dvsmie disturbance1;. )
MUSICAL DIRECTOR. MR. J. W. BARLOW. Mr. Harlow is the musical director of the very successful production of the U Yeoman oif the Guard hy the Swansea Amateurs at the Grand Theatre this week.
I B R: STO L GHANNEL. ——— I Industrial Court's Award to I General Workers. 1 The award has been issued in In of the arbitration beard by the newhdus., trial Court on a claim by the National Federation of General Workers for nn advance of 15s. n week to general workers employed in the Bristol Channel i in? and shipbmMing trades. The Court have awarded an advance of 5: a week to men aged IS and over. This is to be paid in addition to the fis. a week the on of which to the platers' helpers who work with pieceworkers, and nro regarded as engaged to work at piece- work speed, w.,t. r(, ended fit a con- ference held in October between the parties. The new award is to form part of the tot learnings upon "which the bonnes of 11 per cent. and n per cent. paid to time workers and pieceworkers respr:ct-eI.v shall be caluculated. j
-_u- MANS ELTON GUiLD. At the weekly meeting of Bethel C.Y., Guild on Thursday evening a mock Parlia- mentary election took place. The candidates were: Coalition, Mr. I vaT Davies; Liberal, Mr. Tom .Tenkhp: Labour. Mr. Ivor Haglir?. 'J'he presiding- officer nas Mr. Vi, D. Rcbcrtê, I HI
PONTARDAWT WORKHOUSE.! At Pontardawe <vuardiaiis on Thursday. Henry Thomas presiding, the reyort ) of the joint meeting held cf the Houe and Finance Comiaittcea was read by the clerk. It wae a lengthy (document dealing with the substitution of fruit for fish by the ¡ Master of the Workhouse, and an alleged I discrepancy in the fizli contractor's book and the Master's books The findings of the committee forbid ,substitution, and advise that the officers' dietary be reconsidered. Dr. Da-hue moved the adoption of the report, which was carried unanimously. The Chairman said that whatever hap- ¡ pened in future this matter had caused a, great deal of worry to the Gua-rdiar:n and I tho Clerk.' Of course, there was not much in the matter, but pome people would believe that there was more in it than they J found.
CORN EXTRACTIONS. j Nothing is more annoying than a. coni; it goads you with agony until it makes you desperate Do you know that it is i quite unnecessary to suffer? A corn can be easily and painlessly removed by a visit to tht Chiropodv Department at Rich, The Chemist. Ltd., 30, lliKh-strcct, 1 Swaasea. Teeo from 3s. 6d. each foot.
i DUMBARTON. I Miss Garlick's 31st and Last Prize Day. j I I The annual concert and distribution, of prizes in connection with the Dumbarton yohool, Swansea, was held at the Central Hall, Swansea, on Thursday evening. The proceeds of the concert", which amounted to nearly 4:30, are to,the devoted to St. Dutifttan's Ho-stel, the Swansea llospital, and Save the Children" Tund. During the evening the pupiio presented a silver urn, an illuminated address, a silver tray, and a beautiful bouquet to their principal, Miss Garlick, who is "no giving up the school. i-MISS GARLICK. The distribution of prizes was made by the Hey.Camm J. M. Watkin Jones, M.A., who said that it would be a source of great satisfaction to be able to look back upon the pleasant times spent at Urynymor-crcscent, and tho woni. Miss Garlick had dune for the pupils. Miss Garlick, said the Hev. Watkin Jones, had instructed the children not only in secular matters, but also in religious subjects. It was# the 316t? time for her to be prc&eut at the pri7Æ distribu- tion Mi? Garlick had rendered good work for charitable causes, and from time to time, was sending money to vari- ¡ ous societies, lie wished her long life and health. The artistes, who are all pupils of the school, were the Misses Marion Levi, Eiuncd Jones, Winnie Ward low. Lilian Bassett, Mary Edmunds. Jeanie Wardlow, Pe?gy AUa! Eleanor I'lorrie Thomas. Ada Morris. Margaret Thomas, the jnjuors, boarders, and the various Forms. PRIZE LIST. ihe<;u?l pri/?s were awarded to:— English: Miss Mct?) McKitchic. Miss Jeanie Wardlow, Miss Peggy Given, Mis3 Mna Price-Davies. Miss KUau Ward!ow, Leslie Morgan and Miss Hetty Jones; J'rprch: Miss Mcta McKitchie, Miss Diana Kirby, Miss Eleanor John, and Miss A^nes Black; drawing: Misses Jeanie Wardlow, Marion Led and Sybil Decide; needle- work: Misses Barbara Owen, V. Dayid I uud??ryIDavid. e Pl!bti Certificates gained during the I.ear:-Oxfo,-(l Lo<-al Senior: .kisses Evelyn Edmond and Winnie Vardlow. A.B.K.A., His;))?! M?s<'s Jeanie Ward- low. Nancy Davies nnd Eunice Knoyle; Lower: Louise Beanland (honours), Ada Morris (singing), Marjprio Beanland, Muriel May. Gvvladys Taylor, Carris Morgan and Cliristobel Kirby. Scrip- tnro prizes: Misses Meta McRitchie, j Winnie Wardlow, Grace Ind, Doris Jones, Ivy Field and Jeannie Wardlow.
TICH EVANS I (The Swansea Town player whose death under such tragic eire uinstauces is re- ported else w hero).
t COLONEL'S DOGS. I At Ystrad.cy?ais Police Court on '1'h111'5-1 day Colonel Gou?h.J.P.. Ynisced'.vyrt. wa? fined ?1 ?cr a breach of the Contro! of Dogs Order. Lieut. Cole Hamilton, Chief Constable, prosecuted, and Mt-. W. I Tudor, Brecon, was for the defence. Evidence was given to the effect that dogs, tho property of Colonel Gough. had been movedH'roni t.his district on August 3ijth to Scotland. Colonel Gough had been informed on Iiigtiq 18th that dogs could not be moved under an Order that come into force on August Kith, unless a licence had been issued.
I, PENCLAWDD PROPERTY I j SALE. Mr. David M, Thomas, auctioneer, Rut- land-street, Swansea, conducted a, most fnee^-shil sale at the Railway Hotel, Pen- (hwdd, of 14 leasehold houses in Hendy- rcw, Penclawdd. Ther-d was a crowded attendance at the sale, and the bidding was most brisk, and eventually the whole of the lots were sold tp th<j tenants amidst applause. The vendors' solicitors were Messrs. 1 Aeron Thomas and Co.. York-street, Swansea. A
PRIORY FOR WALES Order of St. John at Swansea. I Mayor's Meeting. I The Order of St. John seems likely to increase its already extensive activities in no small measure in the future if one can judge from the feeling of the. meet- ing in connection with the work which was held at the Swansea Guildhall on Wednes- day evening, when the Mayor (Aid. A. Sinclair) presided over a good attendance. Supporting his Worship were the Hon. E!aine Jenkins, Miss Richards, and Major Herbert Lewis (Cardiff), priBcipal secre- tary of the Priory of St. John in Wales. DECENTRALISATION. I Major Jvewj.s outlined the proposnIs of the Chapter in regard to the future, which included the establishment of centres in each borough area throughout Wales, with the headquarters for the whole of the Principality at Cardiff. They advocated the adoption of the principle of decen- tralisation, but in each city or town all departments of the Order should be unified in the one centre. The Chapter had de- 'cided that the presidents of the centres would preferably be the lord mayors or mayors, as the case may be, and in each, where these gentlemen had been ap- proached on the subject, they had agreed to undertake the responsibility of the office. (Hear, hear.) He felt eure that they could have no petter presider-t locally than Aid. Sinclair. (Applause.) Each oontre would be administered by a grand committee, with subsidiary district com- mittees, and if they carried on with the same zest in the future, as they had in I the past in Swansea, then their work I should be very successful indeed, (Ap- plause.) Their lady president, the Hon. Elaine Jenkins, had done very good work in con- nection with the Order for many yeare I past, and her pleasing personality had been very helpful in connection with her efforts on its behalf. (Applause.' I CONSTITUTION. I Outlining the constitution of the centres I apart from the presidents, Major Lewis said that each centre would have a com- missioner and a. chairman, and it was essential that those elected to fill tlu. offices should have the complete confidence of the committee and members of the Orflo", as it was destined to be of the greatest assistance in the future to the Ministries of Health, Labour and Pen- sions. He dealt with the work of those connected with the Order during the war, more especially the V -A.D.'s. who although they were sneered, at from sonif quarters, performed work of the utmost value, and whose services would be of still greater value to the Order in the future. The work ahead in connection with soldiers "till under treatment was as important as it was during the war. and lie askeft them to impress the neces- sity of realising that fact. They in- tended organising an ambulance transport service, so that every hamlet and Tillage would have its motor ambulance, whilst ifnancial support would have to !>j devel- oped. although he emphasised the fcict that the contributions from the coiliery areas had been most gratifying. In con- clusion. he congratulated the Mayor on Swansea having received its University Charter, mentioning that although a resi- dent of Cardiff, he was not unconnected with Swansea. (AnDhnse,) I METHOD OF ELECION. I Mr. Wheel, Llans.uulet, proposed the J formation of the committee on the lines loid down by the Chapter, but said he did not think the method of electing the officers a democratic one. Councillor David Richards seconded, whilst the Mayor objected, even as presi- dent, to the fact that according to the constitution he was supjxssed to choose the office-holders himself. Major Lewis explained, however, that the Chapter made a rule of consulting the oommittees of each centre before ratifying any choice. The following names wei-e nomirtated for the Grand Committee and the sub- sidiary committees, to be shortly formed: Mr. W, T. Farr. Councillor H. Macdon- nell. Dr. T!nl>eri Thomas, Mr. Trevor Roberts (G.W.R.), Dr. Marks. Mr. Sydney Xicholls. Dr..Jones4t)owell, Mr, T. Wheel, h, Cann (representing the Director of Education), Capt. A. H. rphomas (Chief Constable), Councillor David Richards, Mr. Leslie Davies (manager Cwmfelin), Dr. Morgan WiPi-niis (Morriston), Mr. W. 1-f. Fisher (acting supt. Swansea Brigade), Mr, Tom Morris !tinder-manager Pentre Collieries), Mr. John Evans, Mrs. D. M. I Davip.s (Märjston), 'frs. Morgan (Straw- berry Cottage, MorristoM\ Mrs. Hi!].. A bartv vote of thanks to the Mayor I for prosidin? concl uded the meeting.
AMMANFORD BAZAAR. I To Clear the Debt on All Saints. A Xmas rret and Bazaar were held at the Drill Hall Ammanford, on Thurs- day, under the auspIces ot the parish- ioners of Bettws-Cwmaman. The pro- ceedings were opened by Mrs, Du Buk-son, Glynhir, who bald it would 1; j a grp.?t rcliff for )h? vicar and church- wardens to have th? chnrch dht ?ipcd off, Hnd she predicted '-hut in two or three years' t?na thei<" anjbtt?n would be i> -rd. The vicar (the Rev. J W, Jones, said that the. original debt: was J;1:V>00. Of had been paid. There still remained In 1908, only by way of public subscription*. Since July, HilT, the sum of had been collected. Ke expected that d;? tInt the b??mr would Ma:)? !.?tw(?n cdr.\) and .M?). and that before the end ot would have been procurer! a- the year's total. He suggested fhet the completion of the All s Church by the erection of a Chnreh Tower, and a rt of bells placed therein would make an ideal memorial to the fallen of the town. Many cf the non- conformists of the town would welcome the completion of the church. The assistance rendered by ,;he other churches had been significant. j The principal stallholders were: St. Michael's—Mrs W. X. Jones, Duffryn: i All Sa;nts'lrs..J W. Jones, The Vicar- age; Bettv-is—Mi'-w Davios-Osborne; All Saints' Choir—Mrs lid wards. The ur- series: Xmas Tree and Toys—Mrs. Geo. Davies. Margaret-street; St. Thomas- Mrs. Lav wordI; St- John's—Miss Davie*. Tirydail House; refreshment.*—Mrs. Wil- liams, College-street; Men's .;fal!—Mr. Ben Joe C'tr- ruthers and the Misses Fisher.
I MORRISTON WHIST DRIVE. I Under the auspices of the Conservatives of the Morriston Ward, a whist drive and dance was held at the Parish Hall, on Thursday evening, the winners lwing:- Genf.?.: 1, Mr. C. Hanney, 139; 2, Mr. H. J. Ilowells, 137. Ladies: 1, Miss A. A mold: 2, Miss Maud Jones "(both with C.otisolitti,)n-Ge-nt5F.- P. Uren 'ladies: Mrs. Honey. Following the whist drive, an enjoyable programme of dancing was gone through, the M.C.'s being I Messrs. R. Ainscow D. O. Thomas, B.A.. and E. L. Edwards. Miss Ainscow was (secretary.
OUR AGED POOR Mr. Ashmole's Appeal. Collections are being made in Swanssa on Saturday, and at the great Swansea v. Newport Rugby match (by permission, of the committee), on behalf of a fund that has for half-a-century never failed to get from the townspeople the 6iibstaiitial sup- port it. deserves. We refer to the Aged Poor Fund, which has always beeii asso- ciated with the Mayor for the time being. and of which the Borough Treasurer has charge. This is the fifty-first year of tha Fund,n said Mr. A slime lo this morning, and of the old folk whom it benefits practically all are over tiO years of age, and the great majority over 70. while a few range up to the century. We giro these a eum sufiicient to enable them to have a good Xmas dinner. La¡;t year over 2,000 people benefited in this way; thi3 year, with tho extended borough, we hope. 2,500 will do so. So far the income from, the fund is inclined to be down, doubtless' because of the many other funds which' are appealing to the people, but we hope. to make a desperate effort to ensure aJL the old' people of the borough having a; good Xmas dinner. We hope that to- morrow, or before1 Xmas, the more com- fortably f-itliated citizeis will give us tim few hundred pounds wo still need. THE LAST CHANCE. Of the people who will benefit, peiv hape thro" things only need be said: They are, hundreds of them, mothers of soldiers who did so much for the country; they are never the same list two years following, it being with the great majority of them the last Xmas in which they can be helped: and some of them are abso- lutely dependant on old-age pension, from which they have -to meet their rent: and have a difficulty in buying even coal to warm themselves. Very much mora than we ask for could be used to the un- told advantage of these old folk."
TRANSPORT DELAYS. Some Alult at Local Works. While the diiticjlties arising out oi railway congestion is, beyond question, very seriously handicapping trade and; industry in West Wales, it is important' that all aspects of the question should be consi<lered, and one feature of the matter i3 being emphasised by Mr. R. L. Sails. whose knowledge and experience give con- sidi-rable weight to his view. He is of opinion that 50 per;lcomt. of the difficulty is directly attributable ta the fact that, at local works, coal wagons are kept too long, instead of being emptied and cleared for return to the collieries. He adds that shortage of siding ar-- commodation accounts for it in sonm- eases, and. in others, want of a systematic arrangement for clearing, snch a's unload- ing the coal direct into tbp furnaces.
Numerous Entries Vocal and Instru- mental Solos, Morriston 50th Annua! Kis-i teddfod Boxing: Day and Saturday. Detcm., ber 26th and 27th.
COAL TRADERS. Deputation Waits on th, Controller. A deputation of the National Council of Coal Traders waited upon the \Coal Controller in London on Thursday. Mr. i Stanley Cook (Messrs. Essery andCo.. Swansea) represented the anthracite <:œt: trade, and spoke with reference to came.; In the course of his observations bt>r mentioned the excess of dlays t'hey wrerot experiencing in these parts in regard to; traffic. lie adduced arguments showing hovi* hlHlly the back loading Order Xo. 260. was affecting1 the interests oi traders, and contended that the order should be dispensed with. The deputation urged that the policy o? tha Government should be declared in re- spect to the future of trucks and wagons. The deputation had a cordial reception and sympathetic hearing, and in the end the Coal Controller gave every assurance, that the matters brought forward would receive 'his prompt consideration. The deputation was informed that fli, Ministry of Transport and the Coal Con- < troller's Departments were busily engaged going into the question of traffic conges-1 firm, especially iti respect to tie antiira- cite < il trade.
For # Christmas Cisrars and C??arcttc.-=. Tit-Bits," 1. Wind-etreet Swansea,
,BRITONFERRY COUNCIL. Opposed Extension of Neath and Aberaven. The monthly meeting of the Britonferry District Council was held on Thu-rade-7 evening, Councillor M, G. Roberts pre;d. iiiS- It -was decided that Mr. H. A. Clarke h., appointed the quantity surveyor in connec- tion with the new housing scheme, and that he be instructed to preparo the meee-j- cary bills of Quantities. The architect (Mr Clarke) wee instructed" to discuss with the Housing Coxfimissioiier the advisability of deferring the work of '1 streets and sewers until fftp" tha new jj honeea were erected, and it was decided j that the road widening on the Gía.nt'" Gr. ve road be proceeded with by direct labour. Mr. Ben Griffiths, organifw of the National Union of Clerks, attended thav Staffing Committee meeting. After 6oma dfsci\«:on, it was decided that the question be further considered at a meetiusr to held on January 5th. The monthly rtpoftp of the gas manager and electrical engineer. were read a-nd considered. rfhe Quipn of the extension of thtw bo roughs of Neath and Aberavon, both if whom wish to absorb Briton ferry, v.e ■; decided to hold a special meeting on January 1st to further consider the matter. It wa-s decide, that the Council approve of the principle of the Joint Industrial Coflncil for local authorities, non-trading cervices (manual workers), and directed I". their representative*; to concur in the 1 necessary stfps for the establishment of t such a council at the conference to be hel^ j At Cardiff. I
LANDORE WEDDiNG. A pretty wedding look place at CnpeY Gomer, Thursday, the contracting parties being Miss Blodv^n Phillips. tho I well-known elocutionist, and eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Phillips, Dinas-road, Landore: and Mr. W. H. Jones. of Southport. The bride, who had been serving in France for upwards o" two years with the E.K.S., R.A.F., and was the first lady from the district to volunteer for active service, was given away by her father, whilst the bride- groom, who has also been serving with, the Colours sinse th" outbreak of war, j and has been through several engagements and wounded twice, was attended by Mr. ] J: Hopkins, Morriston. Miss Muriel i Boweu was the bridesi.mid. The Rev. Idris Thomas, f^sstor of Dinas Chapel, Landore. officiated. After the ceremony, breakfast was served at tha J bride's narenb.. t
't 1; | WASTE OF COAL. 7!i l? Mr. Frank Hodges at S Llanelly. i The nationalisation of mines campaign J in West Wales was opened at the Llan- i elly Market Hall on Thursday night, when Councillor Tom Charles presided over a largely attended meeting, which was addressed by Mr. James Wignall, 1.P., and Mr. Frank Hodges, general T; secretary of the Miners' Federation of lireat Britain. Mr. Wignall aid that when the Govern- ment announced that they had discovered «« absolutely God-sent genius in :.ir. Justice Sankey to he chairman of the Coal Mines Commission, everybody agreed he nas as good a man as could be got. and the Government; was jubilant and thank- "ful that there was sHch, a man to be ob- tained. But since he had issued his re- port, they were looking for his blood, and they believed he must he the biggest fraud Unhung, because he had the impudence to issue a report that emoo.ù with it the nationalisation of the mines In his report, Mr. Justice Sankey said: The coai nunes mystem as constituted today stands condemned. That was not the utterance of a wicked, hold Tal)our -oinn;. it was the considered judgment of 4' legal mind. Upon that the organiser" of that campaign based their policy, and appealed to the nation io realise ail that, was involved in i- MR. FRANK HODGES. Mr. Frank Hodges, secretary of the Miners' Federation, said he felt sure that, as the result of that meeting, they would 'Tj&coine more deadly resolute than before in their determination to see that Fin- land Shftlld be run on scientific and liuman lines, which was not the case at present. Britain was slipping down tho hill through economic and social chaos, Oiid it was natural that this should be so when they remembered that ei-ery institution had its day aud generation. It was natural, therefore, that the capitalist institution, which had had its day, should %tso, go down the hill. He would like tor show one of the signs ot decay in British life, and he would illustrate it from to" trade. As he came down from Lon don that- day he took stock of the great coal depots, and he saw scores of coa) wagons empty, and he also saw coal do liverers standing unemployed. THE EAST-ENDERS' COAl, I He connected that k-ct with another fact w hich had been -in his mind for a lony time—the fact that a woman in the East- end bough her coal 111 311). 1 The wagons were empty and deliverers idle, and yet women and children wer- starving for ecnl. It was aid that tliip was not due tn the miners. Happily. that was one charge that could not he j levelled? against (hem. decides had said it i was due to the difficult:ii1 s of transput Clearly the transport of the country was as bad as the mining system. Coal remained at the base of our nationsi structure; it was the base of our commercial prosperity. It was an asset thflt was a wasting asset, and the great | point to realise was that it should be produced and hsed scientifically. Capital- ism tiirive(I on waste, and not upon economy, and in investment it had no use long and deferred processes; it wanted j a fyuick return, and in order to get a (Hllç.k return it wasted things; it rrr- f erred to see the foal used. quickly and w&stcfully. The speaker proceeded to say j thaft the great; salvation of the coal in- d'?try was to ? found in nationalisation. I whei-?I)v ?-oa.1 would be produced and u.??Ni (>n sden ifie hn('s. A resolution in favour of titr,. poli(- nationalisation "f coal mine** was passed.
I. ￼ N.S.P.C.C. AT SWANSEA. j C. The monthly meeting of the N.S.P.C.C. Committee was held at: the Y.M.C.A., ( Mr. Sjedle presided. The question of the children's Sunday was discussed, when it was decided that the matter be deferred for-another month, and that the secretary should wrjte a strong letter of appeal to all the mem- bers of the Committee to be present at the next meeting ift order to make the final arrangements for that day. The Inspector's report show an appal- ing etafe of things in the town and dis- trict. The question of housing and the morality of the town requires great at- tention if the future life of the town is ¡ to be safeguarded. Those present at the meeting were the Key, I. M. Davies (Director of Boys' Wore), Mrs. Clare Rees, Inspector Jones and the secretary Mr. C. Mattey The Committee invites all organisations in the town to send representatives to the next month h- meeting on Jan. 24th at the Y.M.C.A.
At the C-olfaria (Morrison) Young People's CfnildMr Morgan Phillips xead a paper on John Bunyan." Mr. D. J. Price presided. Addresses were jd-w given by Mrs; 01 wen Phillips. Mr. M. J. ,Mor- -aid Mr. Willie Morgan^
WILL THEY STOP ?I I Tinplate and Steel Works. |$ Emphatic Protest By I Mr. Ivor Gwynne. (By Our Trade Correspondent,) An order which, it is understood, has j ¡ been issued to colliery companies by the Coal Controller, directing the diversion of some of their supplies from steel work." to gas works, threatens to affect rteel and ,tinplate works in the Swansea-district in a very serious manner. The order appears to be to limit the supply of gas coal to steel works in order to increase it to gas works, and no such coal is essential in the production of steel bars, which are already inadequately sup- plied to tinplate works, the difficulty can easily be understood. If the order is car- ried out. it is stated that the result would be abort; 1,000 people in the Goivv- einon district alone would suffer, and the, effect would be immediately felt at other works. It is not a remote contingency. | Alderman Ivor Gwynne. acting on lx> hull of thW tinplate and steel workers, ou Thursday, took up the matter w ith the i Government Coal Controller, and al-io with Mr. Fiijlay A. Gibson, Cardiff (the: secretary of the Coal Supplies Committee), who is, in this matter, in charge in so far as South Wales is concerned. Mr. Gwynne pointed out that unless the order to divert coal from steel works to gas works is promptly withdrawn, that a very serious situation will be created. However important gas for lighting pur- poses may be (remarked Mr. Gwynne to me), it is absolutely essential that the coal supply for industrial nnrposes should bo maintained, as it affects the I means of livelihood of large works. As I pointed out to Mr. Gibson (he proceeded), in view of the situation in the Cnit-ed States of America, the piesent i is our opportunity to get into the tin-1 plate markets of the world. If we do not avail ourselves of it now, the chance will J be gone for ever." it is a strange anomaly that when the Government is. and for a long tilue has been, urging the necessity of increased production, the action of the Coal Con- troller in this instance is a serious at- tempt to curtail production, instead of increasing it, in a. big industry at a time of vital importance to that industry.
-"= "THANK YOU." Prisoner Sent Down in Swan- sea Stabbing Case. i The ca.-jc in connection with the alleged wounding affray at Swansea on December 12th, as a, result of winch Den- nis McCarthy (25), fireman, was charged at the Police Court last week with cut- ting and wounding Herbert homas, by stabbing him on the cheek with a knife, was resumed on Friday. Dr. Eric M. Molesworth, house phy- sician at the Swansea Hospital, .said thafj Thomas had sustained a cut 'on t hciett side of the cheek about an inch long. McCarthy had nothing to say in reply to the charge, and Supt. Roberts ;a;'t. records of previous convictions. Defendant was sent down for two months, and, as he was leaving the dock, exclaimed, Thank you."
DIED !N HOSPITAL. j !JV;2.¡? ¿)S:P¡:PJ:aI I WhuSL death has taken place in a hf?pka! 1 at JJoulogne. I