r COMPLIMENTS I OF THE SEASON j I ,> TO ALL FROM —THE— I Roath Furnishing Co., I] Station Road, Port Talbot., I
£ 7,010 i FUND TOTAL TO D A Y. Good Week-End. Churches Commence. Today's Subscription Lists are an Page Six. The week-end has been very fruitful for the fund, in both number and variety of contribution wliieh, totalling 2228, take tho aggregate to £ 7,010. The feature of the list given below i^ the opening response of the churches which, it will be seen, is excellent. The jirst of the Mumbles Sunday Schools (we believe it will not be the last) is Castle- Ion, with £ 2; and other contributors are: Alexandra-road (C.M.) Chapel, S3 13s. 8d.; Siloam,. Pentre Estyll, Sunday School, C2 2s.; Pantygwydr Brotherhood (proceeds of musical service), S3 11s. 6d., with promise of further contribution from the brotherhood itself to follow; Fleet- street Congregational Sunday School, £1 is.; Cwmbwrla Welsh Congregational 10s.: New Siloh Congrega- tional Church, £10 10s. There are others vet to come, and we hoar that the Wesley carol service realised over 1"7. "SUFFERING LITTLE CHILDREN." I Sending the Pentre Estyll £ 2 2s. and a like amount on his own benefit, Mr. Dd. Jones, (H, Llangyfelach-street, writes that he considers the fund a great investment. I am sure," he adds, that the grocers, who know more of the children than any other trade, will remember the eunering I little ones at home as well as those-1 -u-. COLLECTIVE EFFORTS. I The workmen of V. and S. are coming along with a contribution, and a whisper has reached us that this will bo in the neighbourhood of no lcs than J?O. We jxjpp. to include this in to-morrow's list. Eighteen guineas,is gratefully acknowl- i etigod from the Postmaster and Staff at 'jwansea Post Office. We understand Mr. I ￼ ran'lle is working busHy on the I Grocers' list for the fund, which is ex- pected to reach a very substantial sum. CONCERTS. I Gendros Council School is repeating its I performance of four scerres from Dickens' f 'uridtiiias Carol" on Christmas Eve for if- the fund, aird Pantygwydr Bap:¡¡ Ch?r?h r ""?T5'??o a. coHMtion at ? t?c-ud g?.her- ing to be held on th< t?t ni?Lt of the year. In another column will be found a re- port of the wonderful *-ucccss of the Mor- riston concert on Saturday evening for the fund. In a way it was too big a success, on account of the accommodation, and at some date, to be subsequently announced, a repeat concert will have to be held for some of those who, purchasing tickt, were unable to gain admission. I MOBRISTON SCHEME. I During the evening service at the Tabernacle Chapel, Morriston. on Sun- clay evening, the Rev. J. J. Williams (pas- tor) made a strong appeal on behalf of the fund. A special service will ba held at tho chapel on Christmas morning, when the choir, under the conductorshjp of Mr. E. H. Hughson, will render a, number of Christmas carols. A collection will be made on behalf of the fund. ———.— m — Another Poetic Contest I Fired with enthusiasm for the Fund," as well as bardic zeal, Mr. Sam Samuel (Opeirion), of 9, Cwmdonkin-terrace, Swansea, writes us an interesting letter offering a prize of 10s. fid. for the best two or thvee verses, in English or Welsh, pur- porting to be an expression of thanks from the little mites for looking after their interests in this manner." We gladly accept the kind offer, and hope the response of the bards will be as cordial as it was in the two competitions already decided. Verses to he sent to the Office by Monday morning, with fictitious names attached, and separately, under seal, full names and addresses of the competitors. We are asking Talnant to adjudi- cate.
AN HONEsrTTHIEF. I W- have just received from the house ¡ ol William Heinemann, London, anotlfcr I volume of Mrs. Constance GarnetL.s bril- liant translations from litis Jn; novelists. The present one is eD t itle: An Honest Thief," and contains ten I short stories, by Fyodor Dostoevsky" It is published at 6s. net. J
SHARED A LOCKER. I t David Gibbs, a collier, at Swansea on j Monday was sent to prison for three J months for stealing S22 in^ Treasury | notes, the property of John Thompson, "ometim between the 8th and 10th D('- j ornbpr. Mr. Rupert Lewis prosecuted, and evidence was given that the two men shared one locker in a lodgmg-houso, in Ne?th-road.
WIFES SECRET CODE. I An idle flirtation, which developed j into something more serious," led to Mrs. j Conn Mary Jcnnings being cited as respon- dent in the Divorce Court on Saturday. Mr. Sbnlev Somer? was the co-respondent. The husband found a code, which was apparently used by Somers in hi? com- munications with 31rs. Jc-,ni,ing. Thus: "Jack is well," Tom is well," Harry is well," I meant, Off to the Orkneys," Going to I Chatham," nnd so on. A decree nisi was granted. i
THE RE-PLAY. ] How Swans Will Be Represented, Swansea Town on Saturday eigned on a new goalkeeper, another product of Scot- land. Ilis name is James Crumley, and he has Slaved for Dundee Hibernians. Weighing 1j ctones, he stands 5ft. llin. in his socks, and is 25 years of age. He will probably appear on the Vetch in one II of the holiday matches. THE RE-PLAY. I lo-morrow, at 2 o clock, Swansea Town meet Gillingham in the re-play, and the directors have decided to rely upon the same team as performed so creditably on the ground of the Kentish club on Satur- day. The gates will be opened at 12.45, and arrangements are being made to cope with a. large attendance. Swansea fhould I win by at least two clear goals. The Swan- I sea team will be:- Johnson; Robson and Walton; Durnin, Collins, Ogley; Hole, Ivor Jones, W. Y. Brown, Ivor Brown, Lloyd. IMPROVEMENT IN HARRIS. I 1. Harris, the popular Swansea outline right, who has been seriously ill, is now, we are pleased to say, getting along very nicely. The latest information received by Mr. Bradshaw, the Swansea Town club man- ager, is that operation has been most successfully performed, and the patient is much better. THE CUP. I Bristol Rovers Play on Wednesday, I I Swansea Town v. ismmguam on J. uea- day; Gnome, Athletic v. Hednesford Town, on Wednesday; Bristol Hovers v. I Northanpton, on Wednesday. All three games will commenoo at 2 p.m. and if scores are level at final I extra time will be played. S.S.A.L. Town Division Team. I The Trial match played at Victoria I Park on Monday morning in connection with the Town Division of the Swnnsea Schools' Association League was suc- cessful inasmuch as it proved conclu- sively that the selectors had not gone amiss in their previous choice. A keen fame resulted in a win for the Probables Furniv?l neatly heading in a centre from Willie Da vies. The Probables, not- withstanding the low score, were easily superior in all departments, the team being chosen en bloc as follows— TOWN DIVISION. Shattock (National); E., Thomas (Danygraig), and Elton Vv illiams (Ter- race Road); F. Craig, capt., (Dyfatty), Alfred Hughes (Sketty), and Coker (Mun Seci, Simons (Terrace Road), Watkins (Mun. Sec.), Furnival (Sketty), Haines (Industrial), and Willie Davies (Mun. Sec.) Reservs- Goal, Stroud (Waunwen). Back, Phillips (Cwm); Half-back. Fred I Thomas (Mun. S?.), and Forwards, W. ¡I -f-lio T a, ?(A-lun. an d l?lorNN-at- k L%, W I A review of the first half of the sea- son (by Dominie") vail appear in 1 Saturday's Sporting News.
AIR TRAGEDY. j Machine Lost in Storm on Way to Australia. Lloyds Corfu agents telegram under da'te December 1.5 (received on Monday) says that on December 9th during stormy, boisterous weather, a British aircraft piloted by Capt. Howells, on a flight to I Australia, landed ip St. George's Bay ap- parently in distress. Shouts were heard and peasants showed (signals, but no assistance could be ren- dered on account of the bad weather. It now lies on a sandy bottom upside down in two fathoms of water. It is not impossible that the bodies are entangled. The British tug Norde will attempt to raise the craft
ENGINEERING POST. I Mr. A. E. Jones Leaves Morriston I for Pontardawe. ) Mr. A. E. JonM, M.E-, of Mcrriston, has just taken over his duties as chief engineer under Messrs. W. Gilbertson ad I (?o.. Pontardawe, in succession to Mr. R. Monroe. Mr. Jones is very popular in MorristoJi, where he has acted alii chief I engineer at the Worcester, and Forest I Works for over 20 years.
Mr. William James, aged 37, of Bryn Derw, Sketty, had a seizure in his bed- I room, on Saturday night and died.
A PENCLAWDD SENSATION. I Man and Woman Arrested in Liverpool ON WAY TO AMERICA! The recent Penclawdd sensation, when Beddleton Griffiths, Band-row, Penclawdd, and Mrs. Ann Pugh, Royal Oak beer- house, Penclawdd, disappeared together with S:200 in. Treasury notes from the Roya.l Oak, had its sequel at Swansea on Monday, when the two were formally charged with the theft of the money. The charge was that they Jointly did steal < £ 200 in Treasury notes from a cash- box hi a drawer in a bedroom at the Koyal Oak beer-house, Penclawdd, on December 2nd, the monies of Thomas I John Pugh, the licensee. I Capt. Harold Williams, for the police, applied that they should be remanded for I; one week. Sergt. Wood, of Penftlawdd, said he re- ceived the two defendants from the cus- ¡ tody of the Dale Street Police Station. Liverpool, on Saturday. Capt. Williams opposed bail in the case of the man, hut agreed'to substantial bail in the case of the woman. When appre- hended the couple were all ready to leave for America. There was al-o a further serious charge to be made against the man. I Both were remanded in custody for one week.
BRAVE SEAMAN. I Frenchman Saves Three Children. A plucky rescue wa.s made in the North Dock, Swansea, on Sunday, by a French seaman named Pierre Jeau Ton- neie, who, seeing threo children stru- gling in the water, jumped in, fully clothed, and, with the aid of some other I French seamen, succeeded iu bringing I them safely to the quay. The children were: Fred Jenkins (9), his brother Richard Jenkins (5), nd Harry Scarodimos (10), all residing at 24, Jabiân-street, St. Thomas. Fred Jenkins stated that his brother fell into the water, and Scarodimos and himself, in trying to reach him with a piece of wood, overbalanced and fell in. ) The children were little the worse for I their immersion. WALKED INTO CANAL. I Police Sergeant Saves Two Men's Lives.. P.S. Senbury, of the Harbour Police, reports that while on duty at 10.45 on Saturday night, he heard a splash in the Tennant Canal. Swansea, and saw two men in the water. He succeeded in getting them to the I I)ank and they stated that they tad mistaken the way to their shin, and walking alon? the canal bank arm?!T-arm slipped mto the water. The men, w ho?e names are Joseph Lacey and Joseph Corkhill, both fire- men, afterwards rejoined their ship, the s.s. Jolly Inez. i ■ )
THE FEDERATION. Sir Charles T. Rutftsn ESscted President. The annual general meeting of the W.N .F.D. and D.S. and S. (Swansea Branch; was held at Morfd Building.?, Swansea, on Sunday afternoon, when the chair was taken by Mr. G. R. Daniels. Tho retiring president (Mr. Iltvd E Thomas) &a;d that the px-service man's peusion was still inadequate. The general secretary (Mr. W. F. Francis) showed that 3.675 me;) and 345 women were members. An average of ? cases per dav had been inquired into, and during the year the number of cases dealt with was 2.500. The Federation had found suitable employment for 20 men. Ou< of dfi legal eases not one had been lost. Had it not been for the Federa- tion the school for ex-service men would have been given up They had also pre- vented ex-service men from entering the Workhouse. The following officers were appointed for the enduing year: President, Sir C. T. "Rtfthen; vice-pres'dent.s. Col. Dyson Williams. Capt Sinclair, and Messrs. D. J. Williams C. F. Presley, and Coun. H. Griffiths; treasurer. Capt. Aubrey Wil- liams; (Chairman, Mr. G. It. Daniels; dee-chairman, Ir. E. E. Williams; tru?tee«*, Sir Charles T. Utit-li-ii and Mr.' V. t uvneis; auditors, Mwvi s. W. i '\0 and F, Presley; committee, Messrs. J Reid. W. J. "Edwards, R. R- Williams, J inc-it, E. George. Pugsley, 1). Williams Jnrvi- Jones, S. G. Johns, W. ,1.. Jenkins, T. Phillips, J. Willialiv, P. 0. William* '1. Harman, D. Williams. | W. Davies. C/Steddin, A. Allan, J. Phil- j lips aud Capt. 'f, Dunn.
MINE-SI-NG-lE-OOM. MINER'S SINGLE ROOM. Two Dead and Three Sick Occuoants. Mr. Dawson, of the Miners" Fedcrafton, j at a meeting at Seremerston, Northumber- land, tcld of a miner forced to live in one I room. He, his wife, and one child were I ill ih bed with dysentery, said Mr. Dawson, while coffin* containing two I other children lay at the foot of the bed. \1
FORTY YEARS A TEACHER. I An interesting presentation was made at the Tapper I.,ougbor Infants' School to Mrs. Linyd. scltoolmistress, upon her re- tirement after forty years' service as a teacher and hoad.mistess. Mr. F. 0. Harries (headmaster) handed to Mrs. Lloyd a silver coffee jug and a wallet of notes as a tangible expression of regard, and a permanent reminder of her sterling qualities, whioh were appreciated by all present. Eulogistic speeches were made by Mist: Edwards (head-mistress of the girls' de- partment). Mias M. Jehkins (infants'), Mr. Chester Morgans (boys* department), and Miss G Job (new head-mtsfcrps* of the infants' department). Mrs. iloycl suit- ably responded.
DOCKS FRACAS. Coloured Seamen use a Belaying Pin. Skull Fractured. A fracas, in which three coloured sea- men were concerned, resulted in a charge of unlawful wounding at Swansea on Monday. Harris Ponpon and Joseph Sidonie, both seamen, aged 29, were charged with unlawfully assaulting and wounding Henry Joseph by striking him oij the head with a belaying pin on board the schooner James W. Elwall, lying at the King's Dock, in the early morning of December 18th. Mr. Rupert Lewis prosecuted, and Joseph, who appeared in the witness box, it. tired in a light grey suit, and his head scathed in bandagesj told how the three 11:1d a run ashore on the night pre- vious, which ended in a fight betweon him and Ponpon, during which two white men came np and eet on witness, who ran away. He got back to the ship late that night, and when half way up the gang- way. Sidonie came to the ship's side and ?;!ruck witness on the head with ft belay- ing pin just as ho was getting aboard. (A massive iron belaying pin was produced). Proceeding, witness described a struggle during which he became exhausted and fell. He heard one man shout out: Kill him! The chief officer came on the scene and stopped the affray, and witness went ashore to find a policeman, but collapsed on the way. Eventually a policeman took him to the Hospital, where he had been detained. Dr. Van der Vijver described Joseph injuries, which included a small fracture or the skull. The wound must have been inflicted by an enormous force. The chief officer said tie saw Ponpon also strike a blow with a belaying pin. P.C. Seabury (Harbour Police) was called. Both prisoners strenuously denied the offence, but were sent down for two I months' apiece.
ON THE GOLD COAST. I — Nagro Who Read "Hnraid of Wales" in West Africa. Some time ago there appeaf-ed in the ¡ Herald of Wales a photo of Master Donald Rosser, lannsanilet, who won a, prize for singing at the National Ei:s- teddfod. In a few weeks following this young finger received by post a photo of I a yoitng negro, named J. A. Amissah. who resides at. Gold Coast, West Africa, with- a loiter stating that he had seen his photo, and read of hi.; fame' in the I Herald ot Wales," and that he would H? him?to a?p?e' ?t' ??* jpho? as a token of f1uencht¡i),
FELL OFF WALL. I A man named Mason, aged 54, of 36, I >fatthewstreet. Swansea, working at the I Mannesman Tube Works, Landore, was fotuid by the Docks Police on the river I bniik early on Sunday morning, having fallen from the wall, a distance of about twenty feet. He was taken to the Swansea Hospital, and detained. i
TECHNICAL COLLEGE DANCE The 'Students' Union orf the Swansea I Technical College held its annual whist drive and dance ait the Hotel Metropole I' on Friday last, about 2tX) attended. The M.C.'s for the whist drive were Messrs. Dudley Williams and L. M. Pa.rker, and for dancing Messrs. O. Mayo and C. A. Oidham, whilst Meajrs. R. Fortune and F. H. Powning organised the event.
GOLDEN WEDDING. J Mr. W. Howell, head fitter at the Burryport and Gwendraeth Valley Rail- way and Dock, has celebrated hi.; golden redding, and the engineering staff pre- sented Mrs. Howell with a beautiful silver-mounted umbrella, and Mr. Howell with a silver-mounted ebony walking! stick. The meeting was held at the Fewer House. Mr. Harry Thomas pre- siding. The presentations were made t y Mr. T. Eager, engineer and loco, super- intendent. Mr. Howell war. also pre- sented with a pipe and tobacco by other friends.
TO-DAY'S HAPPY THOUGHT. Write to the Treasurer of the I Fund: Mr. Dd. Roberts, J.P., 62, Wind Street, Swansea. '• f ■ i -L IUI1 1 -L> an1 n
CHRISTMAS TRAM AND 'BUS SERVICE. We would particularly draw our readers' attention to an announcement in another column to the effect that the tramway service and also the South Wales Transport 'Bus system will be sus- pended on Xmas Day. On Boxing Day. however, there will be an accelerated and increased service from Swansea on the various tram-way sections, and the usual sen-ice will be continued on the South Wales Transport system, 'buses running at short intervals to Llan- olly, Yttalyfera, Port Talbot, and other places. I Oh Xmas Day the Mumbles train ser- vice will be run as on Sundays.
HAFOD PRESENTATION. I Mr. D. J. Lewis's Work for Boys I at the Front. i A most enjoyable social evening was spent at the Hafod Inn on Saturday even- ing last, when the workmen of Messrs. Vivian and Son's Acid Works presented a gold albert and medallion (suitably in- stxibrd) to Mr. D. J. Lewis for his work for the boys at the front. The chairman was Mr. T. Morgan. Mr. Jno. Morris, one of the oldest workmen, made the presentation, and Messrs. W. Jones and F. W. Smith also spoke. I The folio* ing took part in the musical programme:—Messrs. WiUiaDis, Trevor Vi I1hams, M. Sterio. G. Pnxlp:" W. Wil- Mn. H. Ihumack. and Trooper Jack Jone».
I XMASDINNER I TABLE. I .I& Collections For the Fund. HOW TO MAKE A I HAPPY YULETIDE! What a day it is to be this Christmas of 1919! True, there is not peace on all the earth so far, but the shattering of that military I spirit which has hung like a black pail over the world makes peace a possibility, I an aim towards which all good men in every continent may hopefully strive. All men hear once more, if faintly, as afar Off, the song of the angels which never ceasee, and never will cease, until humanity listens to and obeys its gracous summons. What a business the collaboration with. Father Christmas in filling of little kid- die beds with dollies and teddy bears and express railways; ior the Christmas stocking is now quite out of date—no stocking, not even the quaint one made to order by Mr. Powe, of Caer-etreet, is big enough to hold the Christmas toys m- ceived by our more fortunate children] The curiosity of Christmas Eve is satiated in glad shout as little eyes open on Christmas .morning. Then comes the Christmas dinner—the turKey, the goose. or the roast beef, and what is far more to the point—the plum pudding with apple eauce, and the eager search ior that j 3d. bit which mamma hu-s insidiously hidden among ite luscious convolutions! Oranges and nuts and games to follow I We are all very happy, but what of those others to whom Christmas brings sad memories, yearning contemplation o: an empty chair. The thought of it brings a momentary gloom to the happiest party; but, thank God, there is a break in the cloud; a great new joy arises in our hearts at the realisation that it is in our power to do something even for these ] oh joy! there is the Widows' and Ur- phans' Fund, not yet closed; indeed, therf remains an opening for the contribution of thousands of pounds! once again we are happy-but now supremely so—'he very soul of Christmas has come to us; we will now live, not for ourselves, but I: for these others. Everybody is in this. It-oil up, ye treasures! Daddy calls for his ¡ cheque book, mamma claims her share also in this gilt-edged security, all ihe- little purses are opened, not omitting that I of baby, and what music in the merry tinkle of the coins, heavy and light, as j they drop into the great money-box I We i had thought our men happy, but. never I till now did we know what, real happiness I is; and in thublime moment, the sb- soluteTnlTTi forced upon us; in the ftush of Heaven 1 we realise that "It is more blessed to j qive than to receive." t .)r one tiny moment, at least, we uavi known what it means to live—to live die "more abundant life" which that little Baby in the Manger at Bethlehem came straight from Heaven to impart to a world weary of selfishness and sin. With glad and thankful hearts we will, on Monday, December 2yt!i. attpud i at the shop, 62, Wind-street, where Mr. Roberts waits from 9.0 a.m. to 7.0 p.m., to receive the symbol of our gra- titude and joy. j
CHILDREN of SWANSEA! Remind Daddie and SVlamma j about the j Xauas Dinner Collection, -rC
PRAYING IN STREET. I i Ammanford Prosecution for I Obstruction. I A remarkable charge of ol)structioii ot^ the highway by praying was preferred at Ammanford on Monday against Mary t Davies ,an elderly woman, of Maesygwad, r Penygroes. I A police officer said that on Novrmber 30th (a Sunday), he saw defendant holding :Ip her hands and praying, calling upen I God to curse the people. ller husband, who was with her, walked on ahead of her, and people coming from chapel had to walk on the side of the road. It was stated that, defend uit had been j fined on four previous occasions ior u; similar offence. j A fine of 10s. was imposed.
NOW REPORTED KILLED, j The official news has just been received j by Mrs. Woolland, 12. W«tkin'%treet, ot j the death of her son-in France, Pte, Sam Woolland, K.S.L.I., age 19, who was re- ported missing since March 21st, 1918. il This is the second &on killed during j he war, the other son Fred being drowned < on H.M.S. Laurentic. j )
== SKEWEN PRESENTATION. j I At a meeting held at Gorphwysfa C.M. ) Vestry, kewen, presided over by Mr. W. Ralph (Neath), presentations were made to Mr. 1). Francib Williams, Pensianel," for (services rendered as treasurer for over •3f) years of the Bryncoch Lodge of the S. W. Miners' Federation, and also of the Checkweigher Fund for 20 years, this being a record for the A fan Valley and II Western. Districts.
WESLEY CHAPEL. I Swansea Wesley Choir gave a delight- ful programme of Old English and Old I French Christmas carols and anthems after the evening service on Sunday, thel collection (which realised over 17,) being j in aid of the Widows." and Orphans' (and I Children's Holiday Hornet Fund. The Rev. II W. L. Chamings presided, and praised j both the fund and those who had given their service in its aid. Individual voeal numbers of high order were Miss Emily Pickering's He shall feoo His flock" ("Messiah"). Miss Elsie Phillips's no Song Divine," and Mr. W. Wilcox's" The Old Minstrel" (Pughe Evans); while Mr. R. T. Hughes, A.R.C.O. (vho arranged the programme), played Guilmont's Prayer and Cradle S'Ug," and the "Pilgrims' Chorus" tivm "Tann.huuær," with much taate-
I i i 1 | ENGLISH CUP. First Rouiia: To-day's Draw. "Yf'1 Stanley GiHinghim-i t-.i Town. j Cardiff v. Oldham. | 'Newport v. Leicester Ciry. South ShieLi- v. T.Iverr.v.,1; Mar.- Chester < .ifv v. 1 D y. o I i Coventry: Notts County v. Millwall; Bradford City v. Part-mouth; Bir- minghain v. Kvirion; West Broiav.idi j v. 'Bartt^W; Hdhll vS coln v. Middlc-brnu^n; rh:lkf,j(";f1 | v. Bicnti</S'd: Blackburn l?ovcr-- v. j Wolverhampton; I'oekdale v. J w!ch AI'M'tiol Bradford v. Notts J Forest Preston North End v. Stoek- port Darlington v. Sheffield Wednes- day: Plymouth Y. Evading;. Grimsby v. Bristol City; C¡1"tleionl v, Ilednes- í fonl or Gnome Athletic; Bury v. j Stoke; Northampton or Bristol Rovers < v. Tottenham; Blackpool v. Derby I County: Sunderlend v. ]r.; j City; I Southend y. ShefiioiJ f • poit- Vale v. Manchester United; Fuli;:iia- v. S-.vindoii; Thomoycroi't v. Bur-nice'; I A.>ton Villa v. tjuei-n's Park Southampton v. W<•]I:jjm Nev.v.v>iW Y. Ci-ystal Palace. 2.:30;- played. L»murrv lihh. TO-DAY'S RACING. < Betting: tÎ Í(J .í on Zuider Zee. n.30— Valentine Maker 1. Chan^ 2, Also ran: Wavebcam. •-
TOWN tlilLL. Committee Called Tor Xmas Day. A meeting of Swansea Council in com- mittee hobeen called lor .Wednesday afternoon, and though this is Christmas Eve, the business (following the deputa- ion to the Ministry of Health on the Town Hill housing deadlock) is so im- portant that it is sincerely hoped there will be a good attendance. Alderman P. Molyneux (the housing hairimin) being unable to make the jour- ney. the deputation consisted of Mr. J. Miller (the vice-chairman), with the Town Clerk (Mr. H. Lang Coath) and the Borough Architect (Mr. E. E. Morgan). A full report of what transpired will be ^resented to Wednesday's meeting, and .,e anticipate the Ministry will be found o have at last given valuable rulings in regard to some aspects of the problem, and cleared the air of some recent pro- posals. INJUNCTION AGAINST CONTRACTORS. We learn on good authority that dur- ng the Town Clerk's visit to London, an • njunotion has been obtained by the Cor- poration against Messrs. Rogers and Oavies, Ltd., restraining them from re- moving plant and materials from the Town Hill site.
LABOURER'S BAD RECORD. Patrick McCarthy, a labourer was lrouglit up before the Swansea Bench on Monday on a charge of assaulting and heating William Hoaddon, at Swansea, on Nov. -17th, and fiiling to appear to a r ummons. The case was one of a quarrel on the Strand and P C. 128 Baker had to get McCarthy on a warrant from Cardiff. McCarthy had 47 previous convictions, and was sent down for two months.
REV. D. EliROF WALTERS. Library Lecture on Tennyson's In Fslemcriam." The Rev, D. Eurof Walters, M.A., sLD., (Swansea), delivered a most holai-13, lecture on Tennyson's In Mernoriam at the Public Library on Saturday evening, to a very large audi- ence, presided over by Mr. J. Oonibear. The lecturer gave a very interesting opening sketch of the main incidents in Tennyson's life, and especially of his friendship with, and love for, Arthur Henrv Hallam, a "love passing the love ?if women," and of the early death of flallam, which threw Tennyson into ''the depths", and led to the writing on "In -Niemoriim "-a poem whiohy taking fifteen years to write, gii-es 6 message of hope to the sorrowful, for in it is shown the human soul coming from the darkness of despair into the great light of hope. i Mr. Walters- Iiis lecture with- many apt selections from "In Mernoriam", and concluded a lecture not to be easily forgotten, with a mas- terly rendering of the opening verses of Tennvson'f- 'Trent tribute to friendship.
PEER'S SON. The Hon. John Roby Benson, elder son of Lord Cham wood, and an ucdpr- graduate at Oxford T'niversity, has dis- appeared under mysterious circumstancs He intended to spend his Christmath j vacation at his father's town residenca in Taton-square, and on Saturday afternoon left Oxford, driving his own motor-car in iiie direction of London. I Since then nothing has been seen of him )iiiid Scotland yard made diligent inquiries [ "I-iroliglAout vssterdajr.
A sin-all fire, the caur-e of which is un- known. broke out at. thp Mission Hall, Swan-street, which is at the rear of St. Matthew's Church, on Saturday night about half-past seven. The Swansea Eire Brigadft were promptly in attendance, and dealt with the outbreak, which was ) confined to the staging of the hall. 1
MRS. T. B. BROWN. I Death of Widow of Well- I known Swansea Butcher. The death has taken place ait High- street., Swansea, of Mrs. T. B. Brown, widow of the late Mr. T. B. Brown, the well known butcher. Mrs. Brown was esteemed very highly by a wide circle of friends, and was a J faithful worker at Holy Trinity Church. Her death took place on Sunday after a long illness. She leaves the following children and utep-children: Mr. T. A. Brown, Mrs. Sidney Lee, Mrs. George Born, Mr. Walter Jo:?&. and the Misses j Muriel and May Brown. ￼ The interment will take placp on Fri- day next for Oystcrmouth Cemetery, prer j ceding which a 6ervico will he held at II Holy Trinity Church at 11 a.m.
THE FUND. I Money Orders for the Widows and Children, and the I Widowed Mothers who were totally dependant (living inside the Borough of Swansea) are being sent I out this week. I 322 orders were posted Sun- day evening—the 1st batch. 300 are being posted to-night. The remainder will be posted I to-morrow.