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J THE CambDaiiy LEADER DailyLEADER Guaranteed Circulation Larger than that •! any other paper published In the district ef I SWANSEA & SOUTH WEST WALES —■
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TheCornerColumn I To-day is St. Swithin's Day. if jtarted well this morning. The blossom on the rambler roses is much more scanty than usual this year owing to the havoc played by the blight. Oranges from South Africa are now coming in, and are said to be excep- tionally fine. # Whenever the back pocket of Dr. Gomer Lewis's frock coat bulged out, it invariably contained some delicacy which he was taking to some poor invalid. In order to remind punters that they had been lax in studying form, a horse named Oversight" won at New- market. The latest howler is that oil is to be used in the British Navy because the poor stokers get so black in handling coal. Who were the Jacobites ?" was a nuestion set in a history examination iu Swansea school. One of the answers was: The men who helped Jacob +o tight the Philistines." 4(1 :# The Maesteg N. U. T. Association is calling out for an immediate strike en the salary question. T Ue West G lamorgan Association is in the iume frame of mind, too. London restaurants have to close at l midnight or half an hour after. But there is no law to prevent them opening early, and one behind the Empire opens at four in the morning. Hint for the Nervous at Sea.—All the Airmen who flew the Channel on Satur- day wore life jackets with Java kapok, a vegetable down from the inside of a bean-like pod, which retains its buoyancy wher soaked. >11= There are four Bancrofts figuring in Swansea cricket this week. W.J." is helping Swansea against Newport; Jack, I 1 ']'' and his nephew, Willie, will be playing ifov the Seconds against Gowerton, and "T* Freddy is in the Third XI. [ }■ Mr. Justice Lawrence has tried Several methods of getting witnesses to speak up in the Nisi Prius Court at the ^Assizes. His best effort on Tuesday was: "We like colliers to speak like men, not like babies 1* 1 H Henry Thompson, you are bound 1 over to come up for judgment when Smiled upon," said the Deputy Clerk, and Ithe popular Swansea solicitor he looked Istraight at, was naturally a little em- .barrassed until he observed that the other enry Thompson, to whom the remark was really addressed, stood in the dock immediately behind him. # # Swansea is again welcoming Mr. iMunro, the Jamaica gentleman who used 'to be so familiar at Y.M.C.A. gatherings there. Mr. Munro, having put in eight Ivearq at a Swansea tinworks. is now undergoing a two years' course of theological and medical training with a view to mission work in his native land, and be has elected to spend his vacation in Swansea. The poor man was charged in Swan- sea Police Court on Monday with steal- iing an odd boot from a ship. The pre- siding magitrR te read out the ponderous formuJa which gives defendants the opportunity, if he so desires," to have his case tried by a iiiry. (In fact, I impatient of the law's delay, he inti-> 1 mated very promptly, long before the l (reading was done. that he wanted it finished now.") But at last the solemn word* were all read, and the defendant I esked "Are you guilty or not guilty ? n v Not; guilty, my lord, said he. -at. TO-DAY'S STORY. I; Early one morning recently, says the Daily Citizen. a verdant constable, ( \fresh from the wilds of Connemara, decided to examine the backs of a nurn- fber of new dwelling-houses which are in /the course of erection in a London :svburb. i To his surprise he discovered a larg ( iron drum, upon which, in Roman 'capitals, appeared the legend "Celingite." Without waiting to rescan the legend, j the officer came to the conclusion that the drum contained gelignite, a. very high explosive, and that he had stumbled Upon a. suffragette plot to destroy un- tenanted houses. He decided to put the I jorum into a wheelbarrow and take the ) "explosive" to the station. The naive manner in which the officer announced to his stat ion sergeant that j he had a hundredweight of stuff worse than dynamite and gunpowder mixed on a barrow outside nearly caused that worthy to have a fit. The drum was at once immersed in one of the single men's baths. At that moment a wild-eyed man entered the police station. lie was, he said, foreman on a building job that Was being erected by "free" labour, and the union pickets had come down early in the morning and gone off with a drum ¡ of material for whitening ceilings, together with a wheelbarrow.
MINISTER ASSAULTED I I
MINISTER ASSAULTED. I ■■ ■ WOMAN ATTACKS Ml KGKINNGH WBOD j WITH A WHIP. I Mr. McKinnon Wood, Secretary for I Scotland, was entering his motor car out- side his residence in Portland-place on Wednesday, when a woman armed with a whip rushed forward, and with its lasn struck the right hon. gentleman several blows on the arm. Mr. McKinnon Wood's private secre- j tary at once seized the woman and. taking the whip from her, hawed her over to the police. Another woman in the vicinity was also taken to the police station. It. is stated that the second woman, on the appicach of the police, dropped' i■ f,on< her hand on to the pavement;,
I BAD MONEYI
I BAD MONEY. SPURIOUS COiNS. ClRCUlA TINC II I SWANSEA. t Spurious coins are in circulation in ( Swansea, but, fortunately, not on. any I extensive scale. Within the past few weeks a trades- man in Alexandra-road has received two counterfeit silver coins-a half-crown and a five-shilling piece.. He detected nothing wrong until the. coins were re- jected by the bank. The imprint of the, coins was perfect, but in comparison with genuine silver coins a dullness was apparent. The surest test, of course, is to give the coin a ring." T.dc
ALBANIAN ATROCITIES. I 180 rieti, WorEff AND CHILDREN I MASSACRED BY EMMIES. I Messages from Rome state that terrible I atrocities are reported to have been committed by the so-called holy battalions of the Epirote forces at floe of KVritza in Southern Albania. in one irstance, 180 Albanian women, with cll men and children, were driven inio an enclosure, and after being stripped o ftheir clothing were massacred by machine guns. The Fate of Valona. Valona, Wednesday.-Nureddin Bey ￼ states that the fate of Valona is settled, and that the town, not being adequately defended, will fall into the hands of the Rebels. The inhabitants have appealed to the Powers to send International troops •, to protect them. The Rebels are only four hours distant.
BALLOONIST KILLED. I Meaux, Wednesday.—A man who tried to descend from a ballot while passing over a wood here in connection with the national fete celebrations, failed to grasp the branches of a tree and was killed.
I WEDDING POSTWiiSa I
WEDDING POSTWiiSa. I —— Mr. Jenkin Edward Brynmor Hill, of i Brondeg, Britonferry, who was injured h by failing from a window at Cardiff, and who was to have been married to-day, is J making good progress. j He will not be removed from the] nursing institution in which he now lies j for at least a fortnight. The wedding has! been postponed.
FRISHTEKED BY A M3 I
FRISHTEKED BY A M3. I: Gladys Ellen Pepper, the tivo-and-a- < half year old daughter of a railway porter of Cochrane-street, St. J ()hn-'s Wood, was stated at an inquest to have been frightened to death. The mother11 said that while the child was playing inj< the front garden on Saturday she shouted I out, Mummie, mummie. here'r a s naughty dog The mother rushed downstairs, and found the child half wayjl up the stairs in a fit. She saw a black puppy running out of the garden. Dr. Lovell said the child had an extra ordinarily enlarged thyroid gland: Death i iyas due to heart failure from status, J lymphaticus accelerated by the fright. I
I I FLOGGING FOR SN10K I
I I FLOGGING FOR SN10K I In a White Book on St. Helena, it is J d-ated that there were seven cases of j 3ogging during HH3, (me being a con- 1 ( fiction under the Juvenile Smoking? 3rdimince, 6ve for malicious miachief? j ?)rdir,,i,nce, file. for lu-ili('i oiis mi,,ichief.,t iTi(L one t*or ii
caRPS FOR RAPID HISPig I
caRPS FOR RAPID HISPig. I Recruiting for the military wing of the Ro val Corps has been good d llfing -b(- last few weeks, says the weekly diary )f work accomplished. The advantages which the corps oilers are beginning to je better realised in the manufacturing iistrict3.
LESE MAJESTE i
LESE MAJESTE. A German private soldier, named Wag- ler, has h;cn ;v> ^<1 at Madg->»iurg to hree-aa-H;<.I I.UI.H Ilent U-ays L tor \v j iiiu^ insult- ng words below a picture of the Em- )eror and for insulting the members of he military court.
FELL FROM TREEI
FELL FROM TREE. At an inquest at Billericay on Miss Elizabeth Jane Roberts, aged 66, who ived alone on a small holding, it was fated that she was seen up an oak tree I awing vigorously at one of the branches. Next cries for help were heard, and she fas seen hanging by her hands. Before lelp arrived she fell 49 feet to the round, sustaining fatal injuries.
28,790,000 GERMS. I There are 41.312 germs in a teaspoonfnl of milk two hours after milking, accord- ing to bacteriological examinations recently made by the health authorities of Birmingham. The experts state that these germs become multiplied to 1,803,800 after twenty-four hours, and at the end of forty-eight hours they, reach the startling total of 28,790,000. The majority of the germs me, however, more jI or lip I-aruUQa-
CARSON BACK IN LONDONI ial
CARSON BACK IN LONDON. — ial. WILL NOT SAY WHO TELEGRAPHED T8 II HIM. Sir Edward Carson arrived in Londoa on Wednesday from Ireland. He declined to be interviewed. In reply to a question as to why he had suddenly returned to London, lie said, I received a telegram to come home. Sir Edward would not say from whom the message came. Pressed to make a statement as to the view he .took of the present situation, the Ulster leader said, I have absolutely: nothing to say." Sir Edward th,«m drove offt. '• Æér:p Sc.' ti. The Durham doastabTitary on Wednes- day seized 150,000 rounds of ammunition at a wharf near Stockton-on-Tees, in- tended for shipment to Belfast. The Stockton magistrates subsequently made an order for the confiscation of the cart- ridges.
WITNESSES WANTED I a
WITNESSES WANTED. I ———————— a&. ———————— ANOTHER AQJSilBIMERT IN CORSEINON I ASSAULT CHABSE- At the Swansea County Police Court on Wednesday, the (tase of the Rev. Wil-I liam Walters, Baptist minister, of! Gorseinon, who has summoned sverall members of his congregation for alleged' assault, was again mentioned. Mr. Edward Harris, complainant's j solicitor, made an application that: Thomas Morgan and Richard Hanson should be subpoenaed as material wit- nesses in the case. The Bench granted the application, and the case was adjourned for a fort- night.
LET NO MERCY BE SHOWN I I
LET NO MERCY BE SHOWN! I I A NJIESE PROCLAMAIIOH. The Chinese Government has issued aj mandate, from which we take the follow-j ing extract:— Since the escape into for
THE RUSSIAN MONK I
THE RUSSIAN MONK. ATTEMPTS TO LYNCH THE WHO STABBED HASPUTim. The latest news to hand concerning the! stabbing of the Russian monk, Rasputin, 'I is contained in the following telegram:— St Petersburg, Tuesday.-A telegram received here at six this evening from riumen says that Rasputin, the notorious lay monk, and adviser to the Czar, who was stabbed by a woman, is still alive. He was delirious almost all last night, but two operations brought some relief. According to the Ku rier," the woman Guseva, who stabbed Rasputin, is hunger- striking, and it is stated that she tried lo commit suicide with poison after that :rime. She is a fanatical follower of Rasputin's rival, the former monk Iliodor, and when' questioned said that, it was necessary to kill Rasputin because he was the anti- L'hrist. The- houses of prominent fol- owers of Iliodor in Tsaritsin are being searched. Peasants have twice tried to storm the building in which Guseva was in custody it Pokrovsky with the object of lynching I aer.-Reuter. St. Petersburg, Wednesday. The Kurier" states that the Tsaritsa's Lady-in-Waiting and a Court surgeon i lave started for Tuimen, whither Ras- jutin has been transferred.
THE FEMININE IIUTI
THE FEMININE IIUT. I Writing of the Feminine Nut and the II motor-car, the Times says:- I Of that reverence and care for the machine, which is the glory and the effi- cacy of the master engineer, your Female Nut has no idea. A tearing pace is all her desire, and her end, in nine case out of ten, is the ditch."
CARS IN SKYSCRAPERSI
CARS IN SKYSCRAPERS. I I)titutli.-Skyseraper, are to have car communication horizontally on the dif- I ferent floors, patrons receiving transier I from the vertical lifts. This announcement is made by Mr. C. A. Patterson, secretary of the National Association of Building Owner 9aVd Managers, which is sitting here.—Reuter.
TREACHERY FOR LOVEI
TREACHERY FOR LOVE. I For having sold secret plans of German fortifications to Russia, Field-Sergeant Pohl, of the First Engineering Inspection Department was sentenced to fifteen years* penal servitude. Pohl desired to marry, and in order to ?et money he offered a set of fortification drawings and documents to the Russian Military Attache in Berlin.
BURNED IN A BOILERI
BURNED IN A BOILER I Two workmen were burned to death in 1 ho electric power-house at St. Ouen, ust outside Paris (says The Times")., They were engaged in tarring the inside of a large boiler. Suddenly shrieks were, heard, and thick black smoke was seeD" issuing from the narrow orifice through which they had entered. It was im- possible to rescue the men.
CRAlGE OR SKILL
CRAlGE OR SKILL? It was decided an Tuesday by the Liverpool stipendiary magistrate that! while the "three-card trick" was. under! a judgment of Lord Alverstone, dpelarpd to be a game of skill, the victim in the aR e before the Court; was led to believe that it was a game of chancy. The accused was seilt tc prison for six weeks
V' COAIi* EEPOST. inquiry for seaborne house ooaJ to- was very -No Durham was on Car, but a part cargo of ffharlston Slain vas disposed of, but net quoted. Arrivals rk FREE CUTECH COrNCIL. A subsequent ani'jndmcnt vas carried referring the v,-h-.ie 'i'icstica. to the l-i-cal council". Betting: 3 to 1 Scipio, 7 to 2 KOUNA^T King's Scholar. 5 to 1 yillbriJtre. 1* to I The Gaul, 100 to 2 others. $>:5:F.ZEB 1, TRIPEMT Also rau: Chei^ho, Slafue, Correct, TrJ' Drier, Ghent Azalof, Xorthlisht, Trebelli, 3nrron Tower, Fairste?d Belle, Warsaw. Bolt In?: 4 to 1 ilareavis and CheJeho, 6 o 1 Trident euud Town Crier, 10 to 1 Tro- uelli, 100 to 8 others. I < ■ N t it Swansea Mercantile Co., Ltd." 1a, PARK STREET, SWANSEA, MAKE CASH ADVANCES DAILY froa ilo to £ 1,600. No Charge Unless Business Done. Bill* Discounted. Strictly Private and Confi- dential. For further particulars applr- H. B. JONESf Maaaipfig; Directo*,
WMAN FIGHTS STRIKERS
WÐMAN FIGHTS STRIKERS. A woman made a frenzied attack on a irowd of Dowlais miners on strike who ried to interview her husband on Tues- lay. She hurled articles of furniture at hem from a window and after a struggle vith other women she dashed among the nen, hatting out at everyone within her -each. A miner's agent who helped to put her into her house returned with an abrasion j on the nose. She rushed at the crowd again and fought until she fell, exhausted. The strikers then departed.
THE OLD SORE
THE OLD SORE. Sofia, Wednesday.—Shots were ex- changed yesterday between Bulgarians and Servians on the frontier.
i A collection of 232 autograph letters, written by Nelson to his wife, which are stated to prove that he married for love, was sold with other documents for £ 2,200 at Messrs. Christie's.
WELSH WATER FOR BRUMI
WELSH WATER FOR BRUM I Birmingham City Council decided on Tuesday to authorise the construction of a third pipe from Elan Valley in connec- tion with the Welsh water scheme. The cost will be £ 70Q,0d0.
ua m BRITISH EMPIREI
ua m BRITISH EMPIRE. I It is re-pori,ed that 31.8 per cent. of the total import and 45.8 per cent, of the; total export trade of the United States is done with the British Empire.
jSO YEARS AT THE BAR
j SO YEARS AT THE BAR. Sir Edward Clarke, the great barrister, who retires from practice at the end of this month, will be entertained at dinner by Bench and Bar in Lincoln's Inn Hall on Friday evening. lie has been fifty j years JLI: the Bas. FREE CHURCHES IN WALES. —i i i ■< SEPARATE UNION. WmMT DECISION Affiim AT BY f 8
IN THE CHANNEL 0
IN THE CHANNEL —— 0- I WOLFFS ATTEMPT T6 EMULATE BURGESS'S FEAT. Boulogne, Wednesday. Jabez Wolff, the well known swimmer, left Cape Grisnez at 3.50 a.m. in another attempt to swim across the Channel to England. The sea was smooth at the time of the start. I Late Telegrams. Later telegrams are to hand as fol- lows,- At 7.40 Wolff was seven miles to the north of Cape Grezney. The tide wsa carrying him in an easterly direction. The sea continues smooth and the wind light. Thunder-showers have been expected. If all goes well Wolff expects to reach the English tfaore on the next flood be- fore dusk. ——-—— I FORMER FEATS. Captain Webb and Mr. Burgess. The late Captain Webb swam from I Dover to Calais in 211 hours on August :Hh and 25th. 3875. He was drowned ull N i agar a Ru.pids on July 24th. 3883. Mr. T. W. Burgess swam from Dover to | Cape Grisn?z in 22 hours on September I 5th and 6th, 1911. ciad 6t,ii, 1911.
A BLACK IORCH I
A BLACK IORCH. I NECRO SET ON FIBE BY KHKEI MEN. According to a New* York report, I B^ wnjamin Goslee, a negro, seventy-one old, died in hospital at Salisbury, Maryland, from injuries receiveo frcm oeing bet on fire by two men nmied Joseph Darby and George Stoops- The perpetrators ot the outrage de- clared that they were desirous of seeing how a black torch, would burn. The men had been drinking heavily. When the negro pa.ssed Darby's house late at night Darby invited him inside, i and asked him to take a drink. After | making him intoxicated, Darby atd Stoops poured paraffin oil on him ,lid applied a light. ,Before the neighbours could extinguish the flames the old man was io.r.?ly burned. ￼
WELSH MUSIC i
WELSH MUSIC. i SWAHSEA D8A&lAC8lsSK!TTEE'S APPEAL TO I LuiiiJ HO'fAíW Of WALUtH. j At the concluding meeting of the local C41-gal)ieillg in th^ Wftesk of Welsh Drama at Swansea, a ￼ was Passe
THE FRENCH BUDGET I
THE FRENCH BUDGET. I Paris, Wednesday.—The Senate has parted the Budget, after rejecting the income tax clause relating to the taxation I of the property of deceased persons.
SHOOTING OF GAMBLERSI
SHOOTING OF GAMBLERS. I Batavia, Wednesday. The Chinese colony has appealed to China to prevent the shooting of gamblers and the invasion; of the colony by the Dutch police.
150 CHILM KIDNAPPEDi
150 CHILM KIDNAPPED, i The New York police, by the arrest of a band of Italian men and women, hope to break up an elaborate system of kidnapping by which 150- children have been seized during the past ten years.
500 FOR CARDEN CITIESj
.£500 FOR CARDEN CITIES. j Mr. Robert Mond, who entertained the I delegates to the International Garden Cities Congress at dinner after their first session, has given £ 500 to the funds of the International Garden Cities and I Town Planning Association. q,
SCHOOL AT 6 A K I
SCHOOL AT 6 A. K I Work at the Newcastle EmVn Grammar School, Carmarthenshire, now begins at 6 a.m., and ends at 12.30 p.m., before the hottest hours of the day. The idea of an early start in summer came j from the pupils, who petitioned the head.! master.
PORTUGAL GHEMIST KILLED I i
PORTUGAL GHEMIST KILLED. I i' A Porthcawl chemist named Williams i was killed in a motor accident at Sher- borne on the Cheltenham-Oxford road on Tuesday. The car skidded, turned over, and landed on a wall, Williams being crushed. A companion named Rushford j was unhurt
u J P AS IRVENTffll
-_u.- J. P. AS IRVENTffll Among the recent patents granted was :>U9 for bearings to Messrs. J. C. Davies, rhe Mount, Gowerton, and E. Davis, 2, Baldwin's-crescent, King's Dock, Swan- sea.:—" A bearing-brass for metal-rolling mills has a relatively small bearing Btr-I face bounded on each side by a recess, in yvhich the lubricarrt pressed out of the searing collects. The raised edges of be brass have sloping sides. The brass s T-shaped, and is flared at one or both mds, the parts being carried round :urved portions." Mr. J. 0. D&vtes was re&cmtjy mad a a( moost=U for the c
I THE SYME TRIAL
I THE SYME TRIAL ———— < ?———— SEmOUS ALLEGATIONS AGAINST ONE OF [ THE JURY. The concluding stage was reached in the King's Bench on Wednesday of the trial of Ex-Inspector John Syme, charged with criminally libelling Sir Edward Henry, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. *1'. Syme, addressing the jury, said hi?( had information and knowledge of one man whose conduct, would later be dealt with as a juryman. On the first night of the trial, Mr. Syme ?llegpd, the juryman in question informed four members of the publie I that no matter what Mr. Syme said he "goin,- down." He named the juryman referred to, and said he hoped the remainder would do their duty when they hear d the facts.
THE SITE FOR THE CEMETERY
THE SITE FOR THE CEMETERY. I SWANSEA MAuiSTEATE MAKES k SUiiUESTIuN. With reference to the visit (already i ^ported) of the Parks Committee to the Singleton Estate on Monday to inspect the proposed site for a Dew burial ground, a Leader" representative had a con- versatiou on Wednesday with Mr. Gwilymii Morgan, J .P., who made an interesting!, statement. I l notice, he said, that the Parks Committee, accompanied by the Mayor, visited Singleton. I think they aro making a mistake, as undoubtedly they will spoil the very best building site we have in Swansea, and injure the develop- ment of Sketty to & very great extent, ,1.. consider that they have an ideal Site- their own propori y lirui why they db, not make use of this I cannot under- stand. The site I refer to is in a naturaL valley—the grounds of Hill House, Sketty, now in the occupation of Mr. W. H. Edwards. As I said before, this is. Corporation property, and freehold at that. It is a beautiful spot, the mam i road on one side and a stream—which would drain the whole oitne grounds. and which is now the borough boundary -k)ll the )i-iier side. A better site could not possibly be ob- tained, and 1 therefore respectfully sug- gest to the Mayor and the Corporation. that they should seriously consider this site before they attempt to purchase- valuable property in Singleton. The leas' of this property hae nearly expired having oaiy a few years to run, and there would be on difhculty whatever in, entering into negotiations with the pre- sent tenant. At any rate, in the present nnanciali condition of this town we cannot afford! to throw thousands away in purchasiiigi valuable fields when we have a valuable' site of our own."
lAaHtSAF MBI I
lAaHtSAF MB, I I Whilst a pony attached to a spring cart belonging to Mr. West, grocer, of Dylatty- i street, was proceeding uown Terrace-road, Swansea, on Tuesday evening, one of the baek straps of the harness broke, with the result that the cart went forward with a bound and hit the pony. The accident happened on the hill, and the animal was thrown to the ground, sus- taining, some very severe cuts. It was taken back to the stable.
A SMIX-REMONY. A kiss and a promise of lifelong fidelity oil the man's part was held by the judge of the New York Supreme Court to con- I stitute a legal marriage ceremony. I
BOILER TUBE BURSTSI
BOILER TUBE BURSTS, I Three men were injured by the bursting of a boiler tube on board the French transport Loiret while she was carrying out trials off Rochfort.
KITCHENER AND DEFENCE
KITCHENER AND DEFENCE. Lord Kitchener, who is home on leave, was present at a meeting of the Imperial Defence Committee on Tuesday. It is understood that Lord Kitchener submitted important recommendations for the im- provement of British defences in Egypt and the Mediterranean.