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TINPLATERS' WAGES.I

DIED FOR HIS SON. j

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AfVSMAftfFOftD TRAGEDY, I

A NOVEL POLICE COURT.

YOUNG OFFICER'S TRAGIC END

ROW OVER ITHE FURNITURE I

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YSTALYFERA DRUMMER WOUNDED…

r NEGROES. HANGED.

DISTRICT COUNCIL AND ANI OFFICE.

A PENCLAWDD ASSAULT*I

VICAR OF SWANSEA'S DAUGHTER…

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I MR. DAN PH8fLL8PS, I

j SKEWEN RIFLEMAN MISSING.…

ILEFT WiFE TEN MONTHS AGO.…

I isKEWEN MA N'S WOUNDS. I

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OANONVVATKINS JONES

IN THE RING.I

I FATAL CRUISE.

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I FATAL CRUISE. I SEVENTEEN LIVF-S LOST IN A COLLISION. A petty officer and sixteen boys of the training ship Cornwall were drowned through aie collision of their cutter wnh a Government rug off the pier at Purfiec't on Monday. About 10 a.m. the Alert, a 30ft. sailing cutter acting as the tender of the Corn- wall, put off from the ship with twenty- six boys for instruction in rowing and sailing. All said t,hetv could swim. Petty Officer W. Lane was in charge. The acci- dent happened after the boys bad been out about an hour and a half and were i returning to the Cornwall. The cutter had her two sails up (ac- cording to the survivors), and was pro- ce&ding merrily when a look-out boy re- ported a tug about 100 yards ahead. A gust of wind sprang up and Mr. Lane let go the sheets and gybed (turned) his ves- sel to bring it to a The tug, however, struck the port side of the boat. The boys were sitting in the bottom except two look-outs and four who were 1 fending the. sheets. With the collision the mast and sails came down nd some of the uoys were apparently entanglerl in the sails. Mr. Tane seems to have been struck by the mast and entangled by the ropes, for the buys say that when he was last seen he was standing in the boat with his hands up apparently unable to free him- self. A boy flamed Potter, aged fifteen, who was beside him, stood waiting for orders, and just before the boat sank was told to dive. He was saved." The cutter disappeared in little more than a minute. It was evidently struck with great force. Oars afterwards found floating were badly smashed, and the only part of the boat that was picked tip was a small piece of the gunwale. The look-out boy in the Cornwall, Harold Miller, said that a sudden gust of winu seemed to catch the cutter and turn her round. The tug, drawing a lighter, crashed into her amidships. lie ran down t,o i ve -%varn i n, ard to give warning, and by the time that he returned to his post the cutter had gone. Boats put off from the Cornwall, the pier, and tugs in the neighbourhood, but only ten boys were rescued. Several sur- vivors were drawn under the lighter fol- lowing the tug. Petty Officer Lane leaves a widow and four children, who live at Plymouth. He had a wide experience of sailing boats. He was aged a bout 45. His last words before ) be left the Cornwall were, "Can all the I boys in this cutter swim? H

FUNERAL OF MRS. MORT. LLAN-I…

[ PONTARDULAIS MAN WOUNDED.I

DEATH OF A GORSEINON MILLI…

IGAVE HIS LIFE FOR DUTY.I

I REGISTRATION WORK. I

-1 ANTHRACITE MINERS' SNSTRUC-j…

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I A CALL TO SWANSEA. i

-'I WELSH MINERS AT THE FRONT.…

IDISTRESSING CWMLLYNFELL'…

[ EISTEDDFOD AT LLANGYFELACH.…

FARRIERY AT GOWERTON.

SWANSEA SANDS TRAGEDY.

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