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The Corner Column I
The Corner Column I "All change into Brymniil car for Doc! shouted the Inspector, Brya- OliN Docks? Swansei sport-s seem conifdent that, the Swans will turn out to be geese on Saturday next. :F,: A won-an poacher has been brought up at Pembroke. Surely this is suffragitis in an advanced stage. The question is again being re- TivNl; Who discovered America ? Columbus, or the Welshman Madoc? -y Mr. Walter Webber, tilte- Oxford- Btroet jeweller, calls S'kctty the Ulster of the Swansea Rural District Council. Elementary school teachers speak most highly oi the Scout movement, as an a.id to discipline and esprit de corps. M. Clemeneeau in dubbing the (Chancellor a "Welsh. mountebank," is fsnlulatdng the "Gentlemanly Parity" in this countrv. i « "The imperfect te.nse/' sa,id a child at school, "is used in French to express a future action in past time which does not take place at all." I The man with the big overcoat yes- terday wiped the rain off his manly brow. S'wet," said he. No, quothil his friend, "It's rain." I' The late Mr. Rees Jones, the father of Professor Jon'-s. of Glasgow University, kept a saddler's shop at La micro. ami was a perfervid patriot and an excellent musician, The "Flu" is very much in the air! just now. One fashionable doctor ini Swansea ha.s on his books no fewer than three hundred patients suffering from the effects of colds. lit: There is a nursing home for dogs in London, the fee for a singJ.patient lining throe guineas par week. A (similar state of things existed in Rome in its decadent days. Sir John Llewelyn's idea of dividing Glamorgan into t,,o Hidings, like York- shire, East and West, is practical and sensible, but there's Mr. Mansel Fniiiklen to be reckoned with. 1:1' Edgar Jones, M.P., tliinks that Mr. 1,1cjd George is going to be worse than the Black Death to the landlords. He has already been "A White Hope" to the workers. # Did you then give him in charge to the constable?" ask-ed counsel of a witness at the London Sessions. I introduced him to the constable," was the reply. One has to be careful." When the Roman Empire was at the heIght. of its glory, its" youths shouted Panfci et Ciroouses" (liter- fc-i'V) i-od [lod entertainment). The cry nr British youths is: Picturps and eig.arett-es "—A Swansea headmaster. Time—Wednesday, 4 p.m. Client (to office boy): "Can I see Mr. lirown ?" Office Boy: "Away for the week-end, air. Client: "Which?" Office Boy: "Next. sir." —"Punch." ? « Questions which are being asked: When Mr. A. 0. &h-c1k will take i¡ "n hand the writing of an authoritative history of the port of Swansea for which he is so eminently qualified? Whether the hope that Abertawe's trade for 1914 will total eight million tons is destined to be realised, and whether those who have been f-o ready to down tools ill the past quite realise | t?baf this would represent in the way j whut -bis represc?nt I i-i the way Whether it is a fact that a well- known public man has been so im- pressed with the efficiency of the medi- cal department of the Workhouse, that lie has left instructions at the pla,oo at which he is engaged that in. the event of any accident befalling him, he is to I be removed to "No. =? =? ? 1 ),eptity Chief The reference by ex-Deput* y Chief Constable ?m to the arrest of AHan,: the coloured man for the murder of i Mr. Kent, of the Glower Hotel, in AAdiei lai-de-street recalls one of the most terrible tragedies enacted in the history of the borough. Allan had secreted himself in Mr. Kent's bedroom. AJrs. ?ent, who had been awakened by Kent, w ho li?id been by: her husband, and In a. struggle with the black man he sustained 'uch injuries that he di?d soon afterwards ? X TO-DAY'S STORY. I A story is tolf] of a Turkish afiunrulj frho had been appointed to the command of the yfigean squadron. He iii-,tal'ic,d Iiinis(-Il' ii, the admiral's quar- ters—which opened to the stf.inwalk— en board the new flagship one evening, rnd went to b°d. Next morning lie awoke and ordered full upeed ahead. Alter a little delay the propeller be- ptn to revolve, but as it had not 11 wired sine*? the &hip was kold to 1 Turkey—at more than cost price bv a Power which had 110 use for it—it made a tremendous racket Allah! cripff thrN admiral, (What I in the name of the Prophet is this up- roa-rr "That Excellency, is the propeller," replied the captain. "Stop it t.ben." Tb was pointed, out to the admiral lbt topping th? prop?Ucr resulted as ? ruia to the stopping of the ship like- a 1-ul<- to tite stapp ng of the ￼ Then take the —— thing off," bel- lowed the naval autocrat, and put it on the other end
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SHIP ASHORE AT BBMFERRY
SHIP ASHORE AT BBMFERRY. BARNSTAFLE CREW'S EXCITING EXPERIENCE IN FOG LANDED AT SWANSEA. During a* dense fog this morning a dandy rigged vessel ran ashore in a heavy ground sea on the sand bank near the Britonferry river, known as the "Cockle bed bar k." bhe was knocked about by the incoming tide with the heavy surf running. The Port Taibot tug-boat Harmony wa's standing outside her, but tne tide was running so uadiy that she could not get a tow rope aboard. Aoout noon a number of men trom the siiore swam out on horseback, and were able to board the boat, but they were aston- ished to find that both the crew and the small boats were missing. It is expected that wnen the boat I struck the men took to tne small boats and were either drowned, or may be they landed at some port further along tne shore. Men at Swansea. A later report says tnat the men safely arrived at Swansea in a smail punt. There seems to be little doubt that at the next tide it will be possible to gst. the vessel otf. The Port Talbot lire- saving brigade, with life-saving appa- ratus, were promptly in attendance, but their services so far have not been required. JLater inquiries show that the crew— consisting of tliree men and a boy arrived at Swansea by train, where they visited th Sailors' Home in order to take shelter. They had effected a landing in tiie.r boat. Having s'pent I half-an-hour under the rcot they went back to their boat. early a 11 the after- noon. I TWO DROWNED. Cornwall Tragedy. I At Par, Cornwall, last evening, a boat which put off from the steamer Krae- side, ot Sunderland, was struck by a huge wave and swamped. Two of the three occupants-H uold Clarke, a. fireman, of Yarmouth, ana Frederick G. Nicholson, second engi- neer, Sunderland, were drown 3d. DENSE FOG. I Grimsby isolated from Hull. The Humber is enveloped in a dense fog, and shipping is held up. Grimsby is isolated from HuJi, the Great Central Railway Company having ifjuued notices that ferry from: New Holland to Hull is suspended.
AN UNARMED ARMYI
AN UNARMED ARMY. I AMERICAN OFFICER AND THE U.S. FOHCCI-S. A Renter's Agency telegram from r Washinp^cj. states jJ.¡;at Major-General Leonard WoO(;" Chief of tne General Staff, has advised the House Military Committee that £ 1,200,000 should be appropriated for tield artillery and ammunition, and divided equally be- i tvveeij ths regular army and the militia. ] He declared that if troops were sent ] to war as they now are, without guns and ammunit.on, it would be absolute slaughter. < vvc have neither guns nor ammtin tion," he says, "sufficient to any 1 gen-era.I commanding an army in the 1 field any assurance of success if 1 attacked by an army of equal size sup- 1 plied with its proper quota of field J artillery. 1
GOOD TIKPLATE YEAR
GOOD TIKPLATE YEAR. INCREASES NOTWITKSTAND NC THE hALkAN LflSSfS. Tin pi ate exports in 1913 constitute a I, reoord. Over 1912, the increase was 13,798 tojis in quantity, and L387,374 in value. Shipments to the United States oaimo to 21,516 tons, against 2,135 tons in 1912. The Balkan War was responsible for a Iloss of nearly 25,000 tons in orders to Rouniania. The countries which took increased quantities were Russia, China, Japan, United States, the Argentine, British East indiess. and Canada. In blackpiates, the, increase was from 65,720 in 1912 to 71" dl tons. a took 16.184 torts, against 9,604 in 1912. The (,-Niw Df galvanised sheets in 1913 far t Jed ail previous records, and alllf)il\;t"ü .} 762,244 tons, valued II at £ 10 t"2_ ■ ^resenting an incre«f«e over 1912 o; li • »94 tons in quantity and ;«lu-e. British India. took an extra 6,7 ) Ions.
THE OAIIJ'MELIES. I The Agence Ottoniane is nuthorioed I to state (Sè\,Y,S Reuter)' that the com- mand of the forts along the Bosphoru«!^ and the Dardanelles will be under the;4 direct control of the Minister of War,il an,1 not of the German tmuvr coi.iinanu- jng the First Army Corp«.—GeneraJ J Liman von Sanders. ] -J
THE TANCO TROUBLE I
THE TANCO TROUBLE. I A telegram from Rome istates that the Catholic newspaper "U nita Cat- tolica" says the Italian War Office will shortly forbid the army officers to dance the Tango.
VETERAN PARLIAMENTARIANS 1
VETERAN PARLIAMENTARIANS. 1. i. The announcement of Mr. Joseph Chaml>erlain's retirement at the next General Election recalls the fact that another memher who has held the same Parliamentary seat since 1885 is the liight Hon. \V. W. Abraliam (Mabon), M.P. for the Rhondda Divisilon.
￼ One birth, one death, and one mar- riage were registered last year at Hard- wick, Northants, a vilage with a popu-l?1 lati(a of 10& I.
FIRED AT POLICE I
FIRED AT POLICE. I EXTRAORDINARY SCENE IN PARIS STREET ATTEMPTED SUICIDE A Paris telegram received this after- noon describes an extraordinary scene outside the Elysee to-day. It appears that a man named Arronis, formerly a domestic servant, but who had been out of work for some time, was singing, and was asked to desist. He replied by firing four revolver shots at the police—fortunately without effect. He then made off, and when arrested he attempted to disembowel himself with a sword. He was removed to hospital in a critical condition.
JOHNSON'S TERMS. I WILL FIGHT SMITH OR LANGFORD FOR 30,000 DOLLARS. C?eM??'? fof?M Special.) I PaTis, Friday.—In an interview Jack Johnson said he had received no offer to fight Gunboat Smith. He was ready to fight if the offer met his terms, which were 30,000 dollars. He was willing to meet Sam Lang- ford on the same terms, and he had definitely engaged to fight Morasi in Paris in June.
HAND CRUSHED I
HAND CRUSHED. I LAD'S SE I0US ACCIDENT AT BRlNCKH COLLI Elf. A young lad named Sydney Rees. Cwm, B rynccch, met with a serious ac- cident to his right hand at the Bryn- ooch Colliery, Neath, on Thursday morning. Whilst crossing from one coal belt to another 011 tiie screen, he fell, and his right hand gettiivg into the machirery was so badly crushed, that it is feared that amputation will be necessary. The lad was conveyed to the Swansea Hospital.
KIKUYI). I BISHOP OF UCANCA ATTENDS MEETING IN LONDON. The Bishop of Uganda, one of the two Biehops- charged with "heresy" by the Bishop of Zanzibar, was present yesterday at the fourth of the mid-day meetings held during this week under the auspices of the 'Eva-ngelical Alliance at the Central Y.M.C.A. buildings in Ix>ndori. Prebendary F. S. Webster, who pre- sided, chose for the reading Psalm exxxiii., "Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell to- gether in unity."
TOLL OF THE YEARI
TOLL OF THE YEAR. I NUMBER OF DEATHS IN SWANSEA I NECESSITATINC INQUESTS. I A Leader" representative had an I nteresting interview, with the Swansea l Borough Deputy Coroner (Mr. Glyn Morris) this morning. He wa6 informed that during the past pear there have been a large number >f deaths in Swansea from burning. Under live years ot ag.3 there have been ihree deaths. Over five and under ten b hei-e have been three. Over ten and under twenty years of age there have aoezi four, and over twenty no less than five. Five have been caused by unpro- bected grates and stoves. There have been six suicides and ,seven Irowning fatalities, fifty-eight street md other accidents to men, and nine- teen to women. 1
REV WYNNE THOMAS
REV. WYNNE THOMAS. ] INVITE* TO NEW ZEALAND FOR FIVE I MLNLHS. The Rev. A. Wynne Thomas, whose pastorate at Argye is of such accept- ance to the neignbourhood, and indeed to the whole ot Swansea, has received ai invitation to take charge of the Presbyterian Church at Dunedin, New Zealand, ic)r a Vr,(xl of five months. Mr. Thomas bas the invitation under consideration, but we understand that, whatever his decision, he has no in- tention of severing his connection with Argyle. In all probability, if Mr. and Mrs. Thomas accept the request, they will endeavour to s-ee sometning of the C.M. missions in the Khasia Hilis, Itidi;a--in which their interest has al- ways been very great-during the re- turn journey.
ROYAL VISIT T8 WALES I
ROYAL VISIT T8 WALES. I Prince and Princess Alexander of reck have promised to visit the Rhondda Valley on the occasion of an eisteddfod to be held at the Judge's- haD, Treaiaw, in March. During their vitsit to Wales their Royal Highnesses will be the guests of I Mr. RhY5 Wllharns, J.P., Ml'8kin 1&nOl'. Mr. Rhys Williams, J.P., Miskin Manor.
THE &U.T. I A correspondent of the South Wales Daily News" siays: 1 am givea t-o understand tnat the Welsh school- j master who is among the nominees for ( the position of president of the National ] U 11km of Teacners has retused the i nomination. Tins gentleman is Mr. A Rhys Nicholas, of T?te Cwra?von Coun- j cil SchooJ. This position wa? once held by that popular South Wales educa- tionist, Ivlr. 10m Johns. Mr. Nicholas is one of the five candidates for the three positions on the Executive of the National Union, of which he is already ) a member. I find at the headquirtern i of the National Union that two of the 1 other nominees for the Executive are f ladies, Mi&s E. Phillips ,of a Cardiff < sc hool, and Miss E. F. Phip of the Municipal Secondary School, Swansea. J
MESSER SELECTED I
MESSER SELECTED. I RIGHT wm MAN FOR TO-MORROWS MATCH BIG GAtE EXPECTED I Everything is seemingly in order for the Cup match between Swansea Town and Merthyr 'T<"n to be detiided on the Vetch Field t6-morow (Saturday). The players are reported to be in extremely good condition, and hopes of a win are being expressed on ail sides. With re- gard to the right wing position, "Cygnet" has made inquiries, and learns that Messer has been selected, 'ihe ground, after the recent rams, will naturally be on tho soft side, but that, if anything, should point in favour oi Swansea. Record pate Predicted. I Thei-c js cNef* ot the gate proving a rfpud. Already 800 reserve stand uch. ts hav 3 been disposed 01, and demanas are still being matte. Swansea will be well filled witn visitors. Both the L. and %V. and Midland rail- ways have decided to 6treiigtlien their ordinary trains, and market tickets and special bookings will be issued trom all stations. From Merthyr there are three special trains on the G. W.R., whiie it is said an excursion is being run from Plymouth and Cardiff. On this railway also facilities will be granted to ¡ alt tuoso residing 111 and around uko districts j The Merthyr Point of View, Whether or not xuurthyr lowii is fated to thke second place in to-mor- row's game at Swansea—writes (Ul r Merthyr correspondent—the couple oi train loads of excursionists who will make the trip from iVLorthvr are likely to find their team in a reaJ cup tie mood. There arc reasons for suppotang this. apart from this being a cup tie ma,ch, m three months oniy a few victories have been gained by Merthyr Town, and soiiu> 01 oho players have had unpleasant tinies before the direc- torate. Thus it is. at any rate, to some a matter' of going al lout to win, with the alternative of gaining for them- selves the very serious dislavour of the (Lrectors. Therefore, personal, as well as club reputation. is at stake, and with one's knowledge of iVlerthyr Town's latest styeegtk, it is hot a Ttry optimistic propViecy that tluj first divisioners will be abl-e to slip into the next round by a am all margin. Some who ought to know the team's form look for a clcar two goals' vidory. Only the ordinary course oi training has been pursued during this week, this pre- paration is reckoned by Mr. Burnham, the manager, to be sufficient 101 any test, while the da-uger of over training has thus been avoided. lfram an impartial standpoint, it is discreet, with a. knowledge of Swau- sea's hustling y.\eth«ls,, and knowing what are the capabilities of the Mei-thyr team, to look for a. .gruelling game in which physica.1. fitness,, will playa most important part. >
NO RECALL I
NO RECALL I -00 HUMOUR OF C '/WCEUOR'S EARLY RETURN UE" ￼ 7M « As already reported, tb-L- Cli ancellor of the Exchequer is at present touring in Algiers with a party of friends. Yesterday a telegraphic message was received stating that Mr. Lloyd George had suddenly received telegrams re- calling him to England, and that he would return shortly., How this report originated is not clear, for inquiries in Downing-street show that the Chancellor is not ex- pected back before the middle of the month, as arranged.. Mrs. Lloyd George, interviewed at Criccieth, said she knew of no massage of recall.
MEXICAN ANARCHY I
MEXICAN ANARCHY. I PLUNDER CONSIJEftED MORE IM- PORTANT THAN POLITICS. A telegram to tho" N ew York Herald" (Paris edition) from Madrid says Senor Rioajxti^eni, formerly of the Mexican Navy, wild has arrived at San- taaider, states it is probable Mexico will be for a long time in a state of anarchy. Neither side is fighting for political ideas or reform, but for plunder and booty lIe aHeges that the policy of the leader's i- to enrich them- welves as soon as possible. Sir L. Carden. I New York. Thursday.—Tlio "Herald" says Sir Lionel Ca,rdon received a cablegram from the Foreign Office, llOhdnn, stating that tiie repoi-ts of his transfer from Mexico r,;re absolutely unfounded. Diplomatists, however, are of the opinion he will be withdrawn later.—Exch a n ge.
GREECE AAD BRAZILI
GREECE AAD BRAZIL. I An authoritative denial is given (says Reuter's Rio de Janeiro correspondent) to the reported sale of the Dread- noughts St. Paul and Mina.s Geraes. It is added that Greece made an ad- vantageous offer for their purchase, but the Brazilian Government at once rejected it.
CHAUFFEUR SENTENCED I
CHAUFFEUR SENTENCED. I I The trial took place in Paris, ve-ster- la-y of the chauffeur of the automobile ivluch fell into the Seine on April 19th last, when three of its occupants, the two young children of the famous ianoer, l-sadore Duncan, and their lurse, were drowned. The accused was round guilty of manslaughter by segligence, and sentenced to six months' imprisonment. ♦ in*—■ ii"
FAMOUS DOCTORS DEATHI
FAMOUS DOCTOR'S DEATH. I A Karlsbad telegrami states Dr. Berthold, of Tiondon, who for 40 years was one of the leading physicians at Karlsbad and Jerusalem, died at Frank- :ort yesterday. He attended royalty md many other distinguished British i-ild French personage in the course of lis practice.—Exchange.
TOMMY'S HEALTH. I DECREASED DEATH RATE IN THE I BRITiS;] ARMY BETTER CONDITIONS I According to the annual report for 1912, which was isisued to-day, the health of our troops, both at home and abroad continued to improve. The death rate decreased, and the conditions of sorvico proved more ac- ceptable to rank and file. Siiir W. L. Gubbins, Dircctor-Gencral of the Army Medical Service, states that the number of invalids there was a, fractional increase, but the doeath rate and the average number of men constantly sick were both lower than during the previous year.
CHEMISTS CHOICE I
CHEMIST'S CHOICE. I » I OFFICERS APPOINTED BY SWANSEA PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY At a meeting last evening of the Swansea, Pharmaceutical Committee, Mr. J. Rees, of. St. Thomas, was ap- pointed chairman of the Committee, and Mr. W. Tyrynin Thomas, Gor- a?,cl -Nlr. W. Tyry-pin (,or-
FEVER IN ST THOMAS I
FEVER IN ST. THOMAS. I LeCAL PRACTITIONER SAYS IT IS I DYING UuT Fever is still prevalent in the St. Thomas district, uiougn jjr. iince says it is dying out, and that there are no frosh cases. Measles, however, are spreading, there being about a dozen cases under I treatment.
THE BOY PREACHER
"THE BOY PREACHER." DEATH OF THE OLDEST NON- 11 CONFORMIST MINIsf ER. The Rev. Evan Edwards, said to be the oldest Nonconformist minister in the country died at Torquay to-day. De- ceased, who was nearly 9i) years of age, entered the Baptist ministry at the age of seventeen, an.Af-was known in Wales as "the boy preacher.
MIDNIGHT TRAGEDY. I SHIP'S CDCK BROWNED IN THE -1 NORTH yOCK. A ship's cook, named Patrick Welsh, of the Margaret Mary," was return- ing shortly before midnighfc-=^8Wii aigfei, I when a splash was heard, and a man on another ship, ioaring, an accident, gave information to the police, who were soon on the scens. Grappling operations in the North Dock resulted in the body of Welsh being recovered. Life was extinct. The body now awaits an inquest at 11 the mortuary. The police located the body by his cap floating on the sur- face.
RUN OVER BY TRAMI
RUN OVER BY TRAM. I FfÐRESTFÃCH COLLIER INtlURED AT I HIS WORK. I Mr. Edward Thomas, 58, Armine- l road, Fforestfach, was badly injured on Thursday afternoon whilst following; his employment at the Mynydduew ydd I Colliery. It appears that he was knocked down j by a journey of trams, hi-s feet, leg and hip being seriously damaged, he was conveyed home in a trap and was promptly attended to by Dr. Greehy. Latest inquiries go to s how that he is in great pain.
I NEW PANEL COMMITTEEI
NEW PANEL COMMITTEE. NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE AinENUttii AiiT CHANuES Dr. Elsworth was, at a meeting last evening unanimously elected chairman of the new Swansea Panel Committee, in accoi-dancc witli the provisions of the National Health Insurance Amend- ing Act. The Act provides that the committee sliall consist of twenty medical men fifteen being selected from the panel, and five from outside. Their duties are to de-at with all questions affecting the administration of the Act which ari-e, Dr. Urban Marks was appointed to fill the secretaryship.
A GENERAL NUISANCE I
A "GENERAL" NUISANCE." I CHINESE PROVINCE SPEEDS THE PARTIKU GUEST A Reuter telegram from Shanghai states that after a week's negotiations General Chang-Ms-uu, was recently by a Presidential mandate of Yuan-Shi- kai "allowed to resign" the Tutuhship of Nanking, was appointed to the honorary post of Inspector of Defences on the Yang-ete River, finally loft Nanking to-day, after a. ia,rcvv
NOT QUITE PONBAH I
NOT QUITE PO-)N-BAH. I I A Congtantinopk} message states that Enver Pasha, the new Minister of War, lias assumed the functions of chief of the General Staff. Changes in the military administra- tion continue. „ ■-
THE CURE OF mmI
THE CURE OF mm. SUCGESTEI FUND TO BUY RAOIUM FOR SWANSEA. £ 5,000 NEEDED. It has been conclusively demon- strated that radium will cure cancer cases of a nature hitherto regarded as hopeless. Dr. Lazarus-Barlow's wonderful researches have placed the jnatter be- yond doubt; it is now mainly a question of obtaining suiffcient radium for the purpose. But here a new difficulty has asserted '.itself. Radium costs at present £ 20 a DulLgram and upwards, and at least 200 milligrams are required for the treatment of a single case. This means an outlayof £ 1,000. Dr. Barlow alleges this ridiculous inflation of price," as he describes it. is artificially engineered. He is of the opinion that it could be sold at a cost of a few shillings per milligram, and still give an adequate profit to the manufac- turer. The main supply of radium ore i1. found in Trsnwith, St. Ives, Cornwall, but the hulk, of the Cornish radium is sold to Germany. Radium Institute's Supply. I The largest quantity of pure in existence belongs to the Radium In- stitute in London. They J.a\e four grams at their disposal, and it is v-orih £ 80,000. They have discovtred a method whereby the radium emana- tions can be "bottled," and ec.uaily effective treatment :an this be gren at a comparatively low cost. The mstiti t-a supplies these tubes to ail apj.uesrt. re-charging them from tho adium in their possession. But even in ihjs way the cost is prohibitive to the icaj^ritj" of people. Inquiries were by » "Lra Jer" representative to-day as to the pos- I sibility of radi um treat ment being offorded patients in >>w.«i sea. Of the 35,000 cancer sufferers who die annually in this country, Swansea un- happily provides its quota. It was ascertained that no supply of radium was availa.ble in Swansea, but the uffer of the Radium Institute to supply tubes of the emanations was open to local authorities. The cost, even in this way, was great. Each tube cost about £ 8, and three tubes or more would be required for a cure I Public Fund Suggested. The "Leader" representative in the course of his investigations, mentioned I to several prominent men a scheme for raising a public fund to obtain a suffi- cient supply of radium to deal with the rhimWr of eakfe likely to be met with < at, Swansea. The scheme was in all cases voted an excellent one. It was, however, urged that a large sum was necessary—at This could be utilised either in purchasing radium outright, or invested, and the interest devoted to purchasing tubes of radium emanations as required. The first method was esteemed the better, as by this means the emanations could be "bottled" to whatever ex Lent Another "Leader" representative had an interest!» £ chat vith Dr. !). R. necessary. n medical o ffi cer, X-rays Edwards, hon. medical officer, X-rays department of the Swansea Mf -p!t, i? the course ot which Ute scheme for raising [J, local radium fund was men- tioned. Dr. Edwards agreed that it would be a desirable thing to do, and acceded to the •'Ileader" man's further suggestion that tine Swansea Hospital would be the most suitable centre for treatment, the fund to be controlled either by the Hospital authorities, ay in conjunction with thp Borough Council. X-Ray Treatment. Dr. Ed wards was also questioned with regaid to the treatment of cancer by X rays. He saiid the success which attending the methods now em- ployed at the Hospital more than jus- ti iiod their introduction. In this connection it is of interest-to note that a German inventer has pro- duced a new form of X ray tube which j can hB utilised in treating cas of cancer in which an operation cannot be performed. T/iis tube has net been in- tiodw-ed. Ü,tqthb country, but it is regarded <)? Iji tl,?o treatment of oamoer. Dr. Barlow Resiled To. The managing director of P-iditini Ltd. (Mr. Mortimer lies) agrees that the present price of radium is inflated (says "The Times,"), but will not admit that radium could b3 sold at a profit at a few shillings a milligram, "Nobody knows," he said, "what the! future of radium may be, and in a few years the existing machinery may be absolutely useless if some simple j methods of extraction are devised. It is therefore the duty of the directors of companies which have been formed as commercial undertakings to obtain radinm, to protect the interests of their shareholders." The British Radium Corporation, Ltd., have issued an official denial of the allegation that a combine or "corner" is in existence. _7
JAPAN WANTS 20009000 I
JAPAN WANTS £ 20,009,000. I The Tokio newspaper "Ashia"- states ¡ that at the end of 1912 Japan made overtures to French capitalists for a loan of £ 40.000,000 spread over four years, but that these were not ac- cepted. Later, the paper says, the suggeited total was reduced to £ 20,000,000 to be secured hy mortgage bank debentures, a,nd to be used for the development of the national resources, with the resu lt that negotiations are now proceeding.
QUftN DOWAGER OF SWEDENI
QUftN DOWAGER OF SWEDEN. I The funeral of the Queen Dowager Sophie of Sweden took place at Stock- I holm yesterday. .r
By consent of the King, Canon Edgar Sheppard. Sul)-T),ean of the Chapels Royal, will officiate at the funeral at Brookwood Cemetery to-day of Mr. Francois Cellier, the Savoyard musical director, vho was formerly chorister II in the Chapel Royal, St. James's. )'
MYSTERIOUS MURDER. B8VS BODY FOUND IN RAILWAY CASRIACE. I Scotland Yard detectives are investi- gating the mysterious murder of an eight-year-old boy. When a train from Chalk Farm to Broad-sheet, on the North London Railway, arrived at Shoreditch Statioll yesterday afternoon, the body of the boy was found under the seat 01 a third- ctuss compartment. Marks on the neck indicated that the chii!4 had been strangled with a thin rope, and death Had apparently taken place about an hour betore the discovery, according to medical evid- ence. Thus the mystery the detectives have to 001vo is how the body of a well- grown child of seven ytars who hail been dead an hour or more, coukl have been placed in a train which tifteen minutes before the discovery is sup- posed to have been sv. ept from end to end. Bady Identified. A later telegram states that the body ha-s been identified as that of William Starchfield, aged eight. The opinion is now held that the child was strangled before the body was taken into the railway carriage. Detectives were engaged in making exhaustive inquiries throughout the night, but so far no arrest is reported. Heroic Father. The little victim was the son of Joh. Starchfield, the news vend or who playei so heroic a part in the capture of Stephen Titus, the Tottenham Court- road murderer in 1912. Titus shot an hotel manageress and a barmaid, an
SHIPWRECKED CREW. II: an interview the captain of tho vessel ashore at Br.tonforry said they were making for S\vm«ea from Tiiracombe when tnev encounter ed fog. Anchor was cast hut the tido ran so heavily that the vesfcei | broke adrift and grounded. They were 1U their small boat several II D urs. i "A THE WELSH TEAM. The Welsh Rugby team to oppose England at Twickenham on Jan. 17th will be chosen at Cardiff to-night. Immediately the names are made kn -the will publish a £ gp"m" j L Swansea Mercantile Co., Ltd. 18, PARK STREET, SWANSEA, MAKE CASH ADVANCES DAILY from Lio to ti,ooo. No Charge Unless Business Done. Billa Discounted. Strictly Private and Confi- dential. For further particulars, apply H. B. JONES, Managing Director.
ACCEPTED WITH REGRET
ACCEPTED WITH REGRET. At a meeting of the Swansea Borough justices yesterday, Sister Spencer wrote explaining that sbe was about to get married, and tendering her resignation as probation officer as from the 12th of January. The ffia,gistrates in accepting- tlie re- signation, offered their congratulations to Miss Spencer, and expressed a hope that her future would be a happy and prosperous one.
Colonel A. G. Hunter-Weston. who has been appointed to the command of the 11th Infantry Brigade and other troops at Colchester, will give up his position as Assistant Director of Mili- tary Training at the War Office oa February 1st. 1