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LIFEBOAT DISASTER. -

MOAT FARM MYSTERY.

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Narrow Escapes of the Residents.

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Narrow Escapes of the Residents. Gallant Conduct of P.C. Tucker, Smoke was discovered issuing from the fan- light of the front dour of the Lord Nelson pub- lic house, High-street, kept by Mr. Edwin James Humby, shortly after one o'clock on Monday morning, and the alarm was at once raised. P.C. Tucker Ava.s the first on the scene Avith a hand-reel, and by means of a ladder he forced an entrance through the front window, after failing to arouse the inmates. The bedroom was full of smoke, and everyone in the house appeared to be in a dazed and unconscious state. These were :—Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Humby, the landlady, Ethel Kate Humby, daughter. Edward Geo. Humby, son. and his wife Emily, also Geo. Mills, alodger. Constable Tucker exhibited great braATery, and, despite the smoke, he safely carried each of the inmates to the window in their night attire, handed them down the ladder to P.S. Pearcy, who had them conveyed to the High- fitreet Police Station. The constable was not a minute too soon, as had he arrived later he would have found them all suffocated. Their escape was miraculous, and but for the promp- titude of P.C. Tucker, who has distinguished himself on more than one occasion at Swan- sea fires, there would have been great loss d life. In the meantime, whilst the work of rescue was proceeding, P.C. Thomas (60), and P.S. Pearcy and P.S. Griffiths had forced an entrance through the front door. The seat of the fire was behind the bar counter, and the bar was well alight. A stand-pipe was fixed and a length of hose, in HiLrh-street, and a good supply of water was obtained. In about half an hour's time the flames were extin- guished. The cause of the fire, and the I amount of damage is yet unknown. The stock is insured with the Equitable Assurance Company. The police supply the following report — "P.S. Griffiths reports that at 1.10 a.m. cn Monday, he noticed smoke issuing from the fanlight of the front door of the Lord Nelson public-house, kept by EdAvin James Humby, who is at present unwell, and living at Mount Pleasant, Swansea. The officer immediately knocked at the door and gave the alarm at High-street. He failed to arouse the inmates, and a few minutes later he dispatched P.C. Tucker (78) to fetch the hand-reel and a ladder from High-street. The ladder was placed against the front bedroom window, and with- out any hesitation P.C. Tucker forced in the window and entered the room, which was quite full of smoke, and brought the follow- ing persons out to the ladder, and they were assisted down by a constable, yiz. Mrs. Ann Elizabeth Humby, landlady. Ethel Kate Humby, daughter, Edwin Geo. Humby, sou, and his wife Emily, also Geo. Mills, a lodger. All were safely rescued and taken by P.S. Pearcy to the' High-street Police SStation. This officer afterwards paid attention to the fire, which had ignited behind the counter of the bar, which was well alight. A stand-pipe was fixed, and a length of hose attached by P.C. Thomas (60). A good supply of water was obtained from High-street, and in about half an hour the fire was finally extinguished. The cause of the fire and the extent of damage is unknown at present. The stock is insured with the Equitable Assurance Company.

Gratitude to P.C Tucker.

CANCELLED LICENSING COMPENSATION.

! Coal Wages Agreement Confirmed

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