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NEW SWANSEA DOCKMASTER. SUCCESSOR TO LATE CAPTAIN KISSOCK. Swansea Harbour Trustees on Monday made the appointment of a master for the Last Deck, to succeed the late Capt. Kis- ^ck. Thirty-three candidates had been re- duced to four, and these were interviewed r?'8 ^stees, the names being Capt. Dd. Griffith Davies, 47, St. George's-terra^e, ^jwansea; Capt. Davies Evans, Swansea; Capt. B. W. Trick, London; s-nd Captain Richardson, Swansea. (Photo by Talma, Sydney). Captain Davias obtained a clear majority upon the first voting, and he received the appointment. The new doc km aster is 45 years of age, a. native of Swansea, and has been a sea- goer for 32 years, commencing his career wil,n the Swansea firm of Richardsons. For 21 years he has been in the service of Messrs. Dunford and EMiott, Newcastle, and is now master of tho s.s. Monkeaton. He was a close candidate some time ago for the post of master of Surrey Commercial Dock, Lon- don, being one of the two selected out of am applicants.
REV. T. TEIFION RICIHARDS. FFORESTFACH PASTOR'S LEAVING FOR CAERPHILLY. FAREWELL SERMON AT CALF ARIA CHAPEL. Rev. Teifion Richards preached his fare- well sermon at Calfaria. Fforestfach, on Sunday, after nine years' ministry, prior to his taking up the pastorship of the Baptist Church at Caerphilly. There was a large congregation, friends from far and near being present. Mr. Richards opened the service with a prayer, one to be long remembered. In the course cf his sermon h-a said:— "In my ministry I have always- done my utmost to be honest, and put before you the truths of Christ, and direct you on the path of duty. I can look back to the past (Photo by Richards, Swansea). with happiness. I shall never forget the many kindnesses you have shown me. Yorr success and well-being will always be my Prayer, and I want you to pray for me. We shall meet in the home above, and re- unite with those who have gone during my ministry. May you all be found in Christ." Since the advent of the Rev. Teifion Richards the membership at Calfaria has more than dcubled. While at Carmarthen, Mr. Richards was sent to occupy the pul- Pit at Calfaria for one Sunday. The im- Pression he made was such that the congre- gation-the pastorate being then vacant- decided to g've him a call, although he had not received a college training. His work &oon endeared him to all the district, and the church gave aim a year's course at Cardiff University. Not only his old congregation, but the whole district will miss him.
POST-CARDS FROM THE PENNY BAZAAR. HOW A SMALL BOY HELPED HIMSELF. At Swansea on Wednesday Dd. John Harris (13), 79, Strand, was charged with stealing nine packets of post-cards, value 9d., from Peacock's Penny Bazaar, Castle- street. P.C. Skinner said that he received some post-cards from a boy named John Madden, and asked defendant about them. "Yes," he replied, "I had them at the Bazaar in Castle-street." Asked what he paid for them, the boy replied, "Nothing, I stole them." Madden said defendant was by the Theatre, and asked him if he wanted some post-cards, and he bought nine packets for ld. Rose Keys, assistant, was called. The lad was dealt with under the First Offenders' Act.
SWANSEA BREWSTER SESSIONS. MR. LEYSON AND REDUCTION OF LICENSES. LEADING TO MORE HOUSE DRINKING. Annual Swansea Brewster Sessions opened on Monday, and, as usual, excited interest in "the trade" and temperance circles by reason of the fact that the licensing justices had included another area of the borough for review in the hope of eliminating any unnecessary licenses. The district selected was Brynhyfryd, Waunwen, etc., and there are fifty licensed houses contained in it. A'd. Howel Watkins presided, and the other justices were: Messrs. David Harris (Mayor), J. W. Jones, Wm. Williams (Wern), Frederic Edwards, W. Thomas, Wm. Lewis, junr., David Roberts, and Oak- ley Walters. Mr. Laurence Richards repre- sented the police interests, Mr. R. T. Leyson appeared for the Swansea and District Li- censed Victuallers' Association; Mr. John Sankey (instructed by Messrs. Aeron Thomas and Slater) appeared for the Swan- sea United Breweries, LW. Mr. J. C. Gas- kcll (instru.cted by Messrs. Viner Leeder and Morris) represented Messrs. Hancocx and Co. 's houses and Mr. horatio Watkms" appeared tor the Swansea Old Brewery. Adjuornments were announced in the cases of the Mason's Arms, Llangyfelach- road, Lamb and Flag Inn, Morriston, Foun- tain Inn, Morriston, and the Landore Inn. ADDRESSES OF DEPUTATIONS. Chairman announced that he had received a memorial from the Catholic Total Abstin- ence League of the Cross, and if there were any deputations present he hoped the spaar kers would have regard to the amount .A business before the court. Rev. Penar Griffiths, on behalf of the Brynhyfryd teetotalers, urged that the art-a selected was a congested one. He thanked the Bench for what they had done :n the past, and hoped they would continue to oo what they could on the lines of sobriety, I which tended to enhance the good behaviour and the peace of the neighbourhood. Tne majority of the people were church and chapel-goers, and a very large number of them total abstainers "and," the rev. gen- tleman confessed, "they seem to be increas- ing month after month." Still he considered there should be a larger proportion than 750 persons to one public-house. Mr- Jeffreys (Guardians) on behalf of the' Cwmbwrla District Temperance Society, FPd the mission workers of the district, appeared at the head of another deputation and said there were too many public-houses in tho neighbourhood, whilst, as a. Guardian of the poor, he thought these led to poverty. He read a resolution declaring that the number of public-houses was far in excess of the re- quirements, such being the opinion of a meeting held on Saturday night last, Rev. Isaac Lloyd, chairman, and Mr. W. Grif- fiths, secretary. Chairman said the Bench were fully "Hve I to the necessity of doing what they oould to better t^ social conditions of the people. BAD VENTILATION. Mr. Laurence Richards described the area selected, and said there were 4,665 houses in it, a population of 28,000 people, and about one public-house to every 600 persons. He called attention, by the special request of the police, to the want of ventilation in most of the licensied houses. NO OBJECTION. Town Clerk had obiected to the renewal of the license of the West End Inn, Union- street, on the ground of arrears of rates. These had since been paid and the clerk (Mr. Jenkin Jones) told Mr W. A. Thomas, who appeared in the case, that there was no objection before the court. Mr. Thomas applied for his costs. Court had no power to grant them. I BEERHOUSE WITH NO BEER. On behalf of the Swansea Old Brewery, Mr. Horatio Watkins consented to the Rail- way Inn Beerhouse, Villiers-street (Mr. Harry Fisk, tenant) being referred for com- pensation. Sergt. Davies said there was no bar, and when he visited there was no beer in the house. (Laughter.) Chairman Did you ask for some? Witness: Yes, and I could not get Tt. (More laughter.) Mr. Richard Watkins (temperance aidvo- caite) supported the renewal to a house where no beer was sold. (Laughter.) Decision reserved. CHORUS OF APPROVAL There was no serious objection offered to the renewal of the license of the Fountain Inn, Carmarthen-road, Mr. John Jones li- censee, and Messrs. Hancock and Co. owners. Mr. Richard Watkins could not say that the house was not required because of ,he trade done. Mr. Gaskell: Even Mr. Watkins joins in the chorus of approval. (Laughter.) T Decision reserved. CALIFORNIA INN AND ITS GUN- CLUB. The license of the California beer-house Carmarthen-road, Mr. T. Quirk, owner and tenant, was next reviewed.—Mr. W. D Roberts (represented by Mr. W. E. Harris) objected, urging the license was unneces- sary. Mr. Leyson Do you know anything about the trade done? Witness No, I do not participate in it. Mr. Leyson: I didn't ask you that. I asked if you know anything about what you axe answering. Witness: No, I don't. (Laughter.) Mr. R. Watkins said there was an air- gun club there Mr. Leyson: An air-gun club is not un- lawful. Witness: No. You don't use an air-gun?—No. You have never thought of the German question—(laughter)—that it is advantage- ous to us to know how to use a gun. It has never st k you or enlightened you. You object to people using a gun?—I ob- ject to people using a gun there. You think it might do you a little harm if you came in unawares? (Laughter.) It might. Decision was reserved. MR. R. WATKINS AS BALLET GIRL. It was admitted that the Malsters* ..rms Carmarthen-road (Mr. S. J. Quick, tenant and Mr. D. J. Bassett owner), did a fair trade.—Mr. W. D. Roberts and Mr. Wat- kins objected to the renewal. Mr. ueyson said the trade was over R20 per wee.k. and with regard to Mr. Watkins' support of one house and opposition to another, compared him to the 1 "irl who stood first on one leg and then on the other, ,with the persistency that would enable him to score. (Laughter.) Decision was reserved in this also. MASON'S ARMS. Mason's Arms, Llangyfelach-street, Mr. Philip Meagher, tenant, and Messrs. Spen- cer and Maddocks, owners, was the first ..f the seven-day houses taken. Mr. Thomp- son appeared for the Owners, and Mr. Ley- son for the tenant. Police evidence was that the house was structurally unfit, and Sergt. Davies said there was no furniture there- Complaints had been made of Sunday trading, and when ]
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Mr. Richard Watkins agreed with pre- vious evidence that the existence of the back entrance tended to surreptitious drinking. Police evidence and the tenant's testimony were given, showing that no complaints bad been made of the use of the back door, but Mr. Leeder gave an undertaking if neces- sary that no women ghculd be supplied from the rear of the house. Decision reserved. TRAVELLERS WELL. The last house considered was the Travel- leers' Well, Carmarthen-road, Old Babell, John Lewis tenant, and Messrs. Buckley and Co. lessees. Mr. Leyson appeared for 'n the owners and tenant, and Mr. Ludford for the lessees. The objections offered were only of a minor character, as the house stands out alone. Decision reserved. FURTHER DECISIONS BY THE BENCH. Compass, Caebricks, granted (justices ac- cept ng an offer to close the door to Cae- bricks-road) Maltsters, Pentregethin-road, granted Terminus, Carmarthen-road, referred for compensation. Gate House, Cwmbw-la, refused "Struc- turally unsuitable." Cwmbwrla Hotel, granted (justices accept- ing an urfdertaking given by the landlord not to serve women through the back en- trance). Travellers' Well, Carmarthen-r ->ad, Old Babell, granted, subject to some fencing be- ing put in and the snug improved. Court adjourned till Wednesday. THIRD DAY'S BUSINESS AT THE BREWSTETi COURT. DECISIONS. Railway Inn, Villiers-street, referred for compensation. Red Lion, Brynhyfryd-—Refused on the ground of insufficient value Miiiibrook Arms, Landore.—Refused on the ground of insufficient value. MORCRIS ARMS. No serious objection was offered to the renewal of the license of the Morris Arms, Brynhyfryd. Mr. Eirnost Radford tenant, jund the Swansea. United Brewery Oo owneire. Decision reserved. CORNER HOUSE. The Corner House beerhouse, Brynhyfryd, Mr. John Daniel tenant, and Messrs. Han- cock and 00. owners, adso passed the police muster. Decision reserved. ANOTHER BRYNHYFRYD HOUSE. Mr Horatio WaiUrins, on behalf of the Swansea Old Brewery Co., supported the re- newal 01 the license of the Dillwyn Anns, Brynhyfryd, John Jones tenant, and here again the police gave the house a. good name. Decision reserved. A MODEL HOUSE. The Commercial Hotel, Pentre, another of the Swansea United houses, and managed by Mr. Leyahon Richards, was described, even by Mr. Richard Watkins, as a model house. Decision reserved. FURTHBB DECISIONS. Morris Arms, BrynShyfryd.—Granted. Comer House, Brynhyfryd.—Granted. Dillwyn Arms, Brynhyfryd —Granted. Commercial Hotel, Pentre. --G ran ted. Printed nnr! Published for the Scum Wales Daily Post Newspaper Company -d by nAvm • ,ho Offioes' of the "South Wales Daily Post," 211, Higb Street. Swansea.
THE COURT IN TEARS. MRS. THAW'S STORY OF HER RUIN BY WHITE. WHITENS STRATAGEM TO EFFECT HER DOWNFALL DRUGGED DRINK: SHOCKING TREATMENT. TRAGIC NARRATIVE FROM WITNESS-BOX. SENSATIONAL CLIMAX OF THE TRIAL. New York. Thursday.—"Call Mrs. Evelyn Thaw," said Mr. Delmas, Mr. Thaw's lead- ing counsel, in quiet tones, this morning as soon as Mr. Justice Fitzgerald had taken his seat. The crowded court sat up as though electrified. Thaw, her husband, seemed brighter. He gazed at his baby wife with shinintr eyes. He knew that she was about to torture herself for his sake. In a little, plain blue frock, with white turn- down collar, velvet hat, and large tie, Mrs. Thaw looked the veriest school-girl. Her pouting mouth was tremulous with sup- pressed emotion, but otherwise she was calm and collected Straightway she plunged into the history of the tragedy, her clear, almost babyish, voice mingling in constant duet with the round full tones of Mr. Delmas. She un- formed the court that she was born on Christmas Day. 1884. On the night of the ihooting of Mr. Stanford White she attend- ed a. small dinner party given by her hus- band at the Cafe Martin. During dinner the perceived Mr. White in the restaurant -It did not appear that the architect inter- fered with or even recognised her, but when she saw him leave she borrowed a pencil from Mr. McCaleb, who, with r- Truxt m Beale, was her husband s guest, and hastily scribbled a note, which -he passed to the prisoner. She was not al- lowed to state the contents of the note, beyond the fact that it referr to Mr. White's presence. After reading it her husband asked, "Are you all ngnt. About ten o'clock the party left the restaurant and went to the roof-garden. Her party sat more than half-way from the stage, and Mrs. Thaw, tiring of the performance, suggested that they should de- part. She walked oy the side of Mr. McCaleb to the exit, supposing that her husband "vas following, when suddenly she heard the shots. Turning quickly, she saw Mr. Thaw, with arm extended, standing in front of the table occupied by Mr. White. She knew by intuition what had happened, and cried, "My God, he has killed him." WHY SHE REFUSED THAW'S FIRST PROPOSAL. Mr. Thaw swiftly rejoined her, and she said, "Oh, what have you done? What have you done?" He folded her in his arms, kissed her, and observed, "Dearie, I think I've saved your Le." Mrs. Thaw remem- bered no more, save that Mr. McCaleb said, "Harry must be crazy." Playing with a little bracelet on her wrist, to hide her emo- tion, she added, in faltering tones, that she was carried home half-senseless m a cab. But, terrible as it was to listen to the baby-faced, baby-voiced girl telling the story of her husband's crime, there remained a still more terrible ordeal. For Mr. Del- mas began questioning her as to the his- tory of her relations with Mr. Thaw and with Mr. White. After stating the circumstances of her wedding in April, 1903, at Pittsburg, Mrs. Thaw'6 story went back to June, 1902, when she and her mother were in Paris. It was then that she refused an offer of marriage from Mr. Thaw. "Did you make a statement explaining your refusal?" asked Mr. Delmas. "I did," replied Mrs. Thaw. "Did that statement concern Stanford .White?" "It did." "Tell the jury what that statement was." The court held its breath as Mrs. Thaw, with unfaltering voice, told the following story "Mr. Thaw was sitting opposite me. He gaid suddenly, I love you. Vv Ul you marry me?' I said, 'No.' He said, 'Don't you care for me?' and I said, 'Yes.' 'What's the matter, then?' he said. I answered, 'Just because "Very nicely and kindly he came to me, placed his hand on my shoulder, looked deep into my eyes, and said, Is it because of Stanford WTiite?' I thee said, 'Yes.' WHITE'S STRATAGEM TO RUIN HER. He asked me to tell him all about it, and I told him where I first met White. It was in August, 1901, when I was sixteen years and a few months old A certain young lady asked me to go to a luncheon party. Mother wouldn't let me, but when my friend said there were going to be nice people there mother consented, and finally drt-ssed me for the party. We drove away in a cab, and 1 thought we were going to the Waldorf. The cab, however, stopped outside a dingy-look- ing house in West Twenty-fourth-street. As we climbed the stairs, the wide front door slambed behind us I halted in alarm, htit- my friend reassured me. 'We were eventually shown into a dining- Toom gorgeouslj furnished and decorated, witn a table set foT four. 1 was introduced to a gentleman whom I thought very big and very ugly- It was White. He had a friend with him, who teased me about my short skirts and schoolgirl hair. After lunch Whites friend departed, and we girls were taken up to a room con- taining a big velvet swing and a Japanese vmbrella fixed to the roof. White swung us till our feet crashed through the um- brella. This was fun. The afternoon after my girl friend took me for a drive in the park. The cab finally stopped at a dent- jit's, where my friend had her teeth fixed." Mrs. Thaw then returned home. Next day her mother received a letter from Mr. White telling her that she and her daughter might have their teeth fixed free of cost whenever they liked, at his expense. Mr. White wrote that this was not unusual, as he looked after the dentistry of all the girls in the Florodora company. 0 Several weeks later Mrs. Thaw attended s second luncheon given by Mr. White. On another occasion the architect escorted her to his studio in Madison-square. Garden. Mother," said Evelyn, "had bought me a new dress, a red cape, and a red hat in honour oi the occasion, but wouldn't tell me woerfr the party was to be. I remained in t^e studio till midnight in pleasant :om- *ny, and finally Mr. White said it was time for me to go home. He took me back to mother. '• There were three parties like this in tbe tower m the garden. After one of them, White visited mother, and asked her sue did not wish to go to Pittsburg to see her friends once more. Mother said the could not bear to go. awav and leave ire alone in New York. White told her to go ahead and have a nice time, and that be would look after me and see no harm happened to me. I think this was in Sep- tember, 1901. "Then mamma went to Pittsburg. The tay after she left White sent a carriage for me, and telephoned that I was to come to the ktudio and ha.ve some photographs taken I got up and dressed at ten in the morning I drove to the studio with Mr. White There was another man as well, a photographer. They told me to don a gorgeous kiruona. I posed until I was tired, and then White took me J.o luncheon and sent me. home Next night White asked me to come to apother party at the studio. x went there after the theatre. DRUGGED CHAMPAGNE: A TERRIBLE STORY. "Only White was in the studio. He said his friends had turned him down. I was about to return home when he observed, 'Do stay. I want you to see the rest of the apartments. There are three very pretty rooms.' "We went into one room, where th?re was a piano. I playtd a little. Thsn he look me to another room. • "There were wonderful strange orna- ments in the room, and a beautiful picture on one of the walls quite fascinated me. White then pointed to a little table, where there was a bottle of champagne, and asked m:, why I did not take a glass. I said. 'I don't want it.' He said. You drink it.' So I drank it "Then there came a drumming in my ears, everything began to swim around me, everything turned black." The court gasped in horror as the frail. beautiful girl in the box, with the baby- face, disclosed the terrible tale of her be trayal. Long before she arrived at the climax of her tragic story. Mr Thaw, his brow sweating in agtfiv, thrust his fingers into both his ears and buried his face in his handkerchief, tie was sobbing audibly Mrs. Thaw sat all the while in the atti- tude in which she has been immortalised on canvas by Charles Dana Gibson. She was the living image of "The Eternal Qu<stion. Struggling to prevent her voice breaking she proceeded with her narrative thus: "When I recovered my senses White was beside me. "I began to scream. He jumped up and covered me with the big kimono. There were mirrors evervwhere—on thr oeiling, on the floor, on every wall. "I screamed and screamed and screamed White begged me to be quiet, and knelt and kissed the hem of the kimono. and said he could not help it. I was so young and beautiful and slim. He made me swear never to tell my mother or anyone else what had happened. "Some of the f(rls at the theatre were foolish, and talked about it, but I must keep quiet. Women in society, he added, were clever and knew how never to be found out. I must be squally clever, and he would always be good to me. All night he kept talking like that." Bv this time there was not a dry eye in court. THAW RENEWS HIS OFFER OF „ MARRIAGE. What, asked Mr. Lelmas, with a pained gesture, "was the effect upon Mr. Thaw when told of this?" He broke down and sobbed and wept," continued Mrs. Thaw, herself sobbing. He c. hed his hands before his face, and bit his nads, moaning, Coward, coward." We 'mt all night while I told him this. He infinitely kind, and said I was a poor, injured girl whom none could condemn and everyone must pity. I\vo months lateT he came to me again and asked me to marrv him. He said he considered me as good and pure as if I had never met White. I replied, Harry, I can't marry you. I am a ruined girl. Your friends and W hite's will sneer at you. Soon I will re- turn to the stage and earn my own living.' He told me I must not believe that so- ciety women were loose. If I wonJr1 marry him he wouJd see that I was never harmed again. If I wouldn't marry him his life would be ruined."
FRESH SENSATIONAL REVELA- TIONS. New York, Friday.—Mrs. Thaw's ordeal was protracted throughout the whole of to- day's session. When the court reopened, both she and the prisoner wore an air of relief. The agony of the crisis was over. After Thaw reached his cell last night, he sobbingly exclaimed, I would have gone to the electric chair a thousand times rather than that she should have made such public confession of her shame. But it was her will." He was comforted this morning when he read how his wife had done a deed worthy to be compared with that of the Lady Godiva or of Monna Vanna. When his wife re-entered the witness-box, he turned upon her regards of passionate affection It was evident to everyone that she must have passed a large part of the night weep- ing. The court was crammed as never before. Outside, companies of police had to engage in a hand-to-hand scuffle with the enor- mous crowds franctically clamouring for admission. For more than an hour the witness sat still while counsel deciphered ink-blotched bundles of love-letters written to her by pri- soner. They are strange babbling epistles, and were introduced as proofs of his insan- ity. Confused and seenllngl,r half-witted protestations of love alternated in them with frenzied expressions of fear that the girl who was to be his wife was on the downward path leading to mental and moral ruin. Most of the letters were dated after the return of Miss Nesbit to New York from Europe, where she had refused prisoner's offer ot marriage. Through the history of that period of her life counsel now led Thaw s gin-wife. In response to dexter- ous questioning, her narration assumed the form of a report made by her to her hus- band, the object being to demonstrate that it was her communication which drove hun mad. WHITE'S ATTEMPT TO REGAIN MRS. THAW. She described how, in the autumn of 1904, Mr. White, with the design of regaining his influence over her, confronted her with seemingly irrefragable testimony of Mr. Thaw s wickedness. Tbe architect first in- duced her to meet mm, falsely declaring tnat a question of life and death wad at stake. Believing that her mother was dan- erousiy ill, she went to see him at the Savcy Hotel, where he merely informed her that her family was giving him a vast deaJ of trouble on her account. From this Mr. White went on to im- press upon her that Mr. Thaw was a mor- phinist and a very bad and dangerous man. She quitted the architect, but he refused to'leave her in peace. He called frequently at her hotel, and sent his friends there with the object of poisoning her mind against Thaw. White ana his friends told trightful stories of the prisoner's cruelty to women. At last Mr. White came one day and said he was going to take her to a great lawyer, who would give her the best advice. IN THE HANDS OF AN INFAMOUS LAWYER. The court pulsated with excitement as Mrs. Thaw mentioned the name of the notorious Abe Hummel. She gave a vivid | account of her experiences in the offices of the infamous lawyer, whose imprisonment for forgery and other malpractices was one of the greatest "sensations" of recent vears. Abe Hummel, she said, had on his hands for years grave charges against Mr. Thaw, made by women of ill-fame. Hummel en- deavoured to persuade her to bring a «uit for breach of promise of marriage against Mr. Thaw, assuring her that many women on the stage had done so successfully in I the case of wealthy men. One particular woman, Mrs. Thaw was told, achieved a magnificent advertisement by suing an English duke. Mrs. Thaw informed the lawyer that the proposal was ridiculous,> and he replied that it was necessary to get Mr. Thaw out of New York. Mr. Hummel proceeded to ask questions as to her quarrels with Mr. Thaw while they were in Europe. She ad- mitted that she had quarrelled with him, and the lawyer took everything down. This led the witness to describe the pre- paration of her alleged affidavit accusing the prisoner of terrible acts of cruelty. It is an open secret that this document forms the most formidable weapon of the prosecution It is said that Hummel first disposed of it to the Thaw family for $40,000 (£8,000), and afterwards delivered a photograph copy into the hands of Mr. Jerome. Mrs. Thaw testified that Hummel called a stenographer and dictated the statement, which was to the effect that Mr. Thaw carried her off against her own will and that of her mother, that she had been ill- treated by him, "and a whole lot of stuff that wasn't true." But she never signed that statement or any statement in Hwn- mel's office. Mr. White kept insisting that she ought to do what Hummel advised, and ultimately she made a bundle of Mr. Thaw's letters and gave them to the lawyer. All this she told to Mr. Thaw, who said Hummel was a blackmailer, and that only people who wanted "crooked work" done went to him. Prisoner then made witness go to his law- yer, who asked "Why in thunder she had gone to a scoundrel like Hummel?" And so the story of legal intrigues went on. WHITE AT HER HOTEL: MYSTER- lors DOCUMENT. "One night," observed Mrs. Thaw, after a dramatic pause, "White came to my hotel in a state of great excitement, strode up and down, tore his hair, and cried and groaned After a while he sat beside me. and said, 'Little girl, what did yo'u tell HummeJ about me?' I said I hacVi't said anything, and that all the talk had con- cerned the absurd proposal to bring a breach of promise suit against Mr. Thaw. 'Think,' said White, and then I re- merrbered that I had got mad wh Ie I was with Hummel, and had said to him 'Don't say such things about Harry. Why, he knows a whole lot of awful things agiinst White.' 'That's it,' cried White, wildly, 'Hummel has just squeezed 1,000 dollars out of me, and is going to squeeze n-any thousands more.' It was prisoner's turn next. He, witness said, came to her and asked if she had signed a paper against him for Mr. White or Hummel. She recalled signing a paper for White, who had informed her that it was a receipt for moneys paid. Now she suspected that assurance, and pressed Mr. White, who admitted the paper was at Hummel's office. Mrs. Thaw rushed to the lawyer's office, but Mr. White arrived there before her. In response to her entreaties they produced a paper bearing her signa- ture. This paper they burned, not allow- ing her to see the contents- Mrs. Thaw told her taJe eagerly, almost impetuously. Her character is a curious mixture of dense ignorance and shrewdness. Her voice took on a tenderer tone as 'he lawyer recalled to her the details of her journeys in Europe with Mr. Thaw. She said that she repeatedly refused offers of marriage because she loved him. "I knew," she naively observed, "that it would be a good thing for me, but I didn't. I wish to do him harm." She described his conduct towards her in Europe as extremity chivalrous. She was too weak to walk, and he carried her up and down stairs. When they were in London he took her to Berkeley-square to visit his sister, Lady Yarmouth, who received her most kindly. Subsequently in New York Mr. Thaw's mother called on her, and assured her that the family would welcome her as his bride. Then followed an account of the marriage in Pittsburg, the honeymoon in California, and the ieturn to New York- ATTEMPTS TO APPROACH HER AFTER MARRIAGE. "Did White attempt to approach you after your marriage?" asked counsel. "Yes," she replied. "Did you inform your husband of the at- tempt?"—"Yes." "What did you tell your husband?" "I told him that White's carriage passed close to mine in Fifth-avenue, and in passing he whispered, 'Evelyn.' On another occasion, Mr. White, catching sight of her, bade his coachman turn round and follow her. She was so frightened that, she drove right back home and told her hus- band of the occurrence. White did pot make another attempt to approach her, but the very mention of his name drove her husband frantic. Subsequent questioning disclosed the fact that Mis. Thaw was sent to school by White in order that she might escape the atten- tions of an actor named Barrymore, whom she met at dinner and thought "very enter- taining." The afternoon's session was lately oc- cupied by details of Mr. Barrymore's wooing. Mrs. Thaw's mother told her that, she "rrust not marry that fop." FATE OF MANY OTHER GIRLS. When Mr. Delmas, late in the day. asked Mrs. Thaw if she told her husband that many other girls had suffered the same fate as herself at the hands of Mr. White, Mr. Jerome sprang to his feet with his eyes blaring with indignation. 'I protect," he said, in ringing tones, "aeainst this terrible defamation of the dead man, who cannot defend himself. Mr. TMmas reioined with equal vehemence, "The life of my client is at stake. That life is more important than the dead man's repu- tation." The dispute waxed hot, Mr. Jerome con- tending: that it was superfluous and cruel to retail light scandalous "gossip of the Ten- derloin" ir> order to prove that a man was insane- The defence, in bringing further evidence of that character, should, he argued, at least offer direct testimony of the prisoner's insanity. Mr. Delmas observing. "We are readv to submit such proof," asked Mrs. Thaw to identifv various documents, inccluding the prisoner's will, drawn up on the day of their marriage. The court was intensely curious to learn the contents of that will, but Mr. Jerome objected to its admission as evidence on the ground that it was not whollv in the prisoner's handwriting. The objection was sustained, and at half-past three the court adintimed until Monday n the suggestion of Mr. Delmas, who desired to ^consider the line of examination. TV adjournment was an inexpressible re- hef to Mrs. Thaw, who was by now utterly pxhausted.—fRnecial correspondent of the "Daily Mail.")
PRESS REPORTS TO BE PURGED. New York, Monday.—"Lawyers' endless tongues" monopolised the attention of the court in to-day's proceedings in the trial of Mr. Thtw. The battle of legal arguments began shortly after the reappearance of 7 s. Thaw in the witness-box. J he session opened with the submission ci evidence to prove that Mr. Thaw's first will and testament was not tampered with after the shooting of Mr. Stanford White. The requisite testimony was supplied by =10 Pittsburg banker, Mr. John D. Lyon, and one of the prisoner's counsel, Mr- John Glea- son, in whose custody the will was succes- sively placed from April, 1906, until it was produced in court. Then Mrs. Thaw was recalled. She wore the same blue dress and babyish hat, but looked wan and exhausted. The only point of importance in her es- tiqaony was the identification of the n.te 6he wrote to her husband in the Cafe Mar- tin, on the night of the tragedy- It had been supposed that this note directly insti- gated Mr. Thaw to the murder of Mr. White, and the most intense curiosity con- sequently prevailed as to its exact contents. It was written on a tiny scrap of paper and ran as follows :— 'That B was here a moment ago, but weat out again." Mrs. Thaw said that "B" stood for black- guard and signified Mr. Stanford White. Mr. Delmas then questioned her regarding the utterances which Mr. Thaw had ad- dressed to her on the subject of the threats against his life alleged to have heen "ade by Mr. White, and alter a prowwgbd argu- ment Mr. Delmas agreed to submit direct testimony of Alx. I haw's insanity before asking Airs. Thaw and other witnesses to exemplify and circumstantiate it. This change of procedure necessitated an eariy adjournment for luncheon and a further 'oss of time. After the luncheon interval, Dr. Charles Wagner, an expert in mental and nervous diseases, entered the witness-box. He tes- tified that he had been engaged by counsel for the defence to visit Mr. Thaw in the Tombs Prison and investigate his mental condition. Scarcely, rtowever, had the witness ut- teied two words when Mr. Jerome's biting voioe interrupted, insisting thnft nothing Mr. Thaw himself said in prison was admis- sible as evidence. The physician protested that he could not justify his opinion unless he was liberated from this restriction. The judge upheld Mr. Jerome. For more than an hour Mr. Delmas hurlxi fresh questions at the witness, with the ob- ject of discovering a loophole by which to evade the ruling of the court. In vain. The argument between counsel waxed fast and furious, continuing until the middle of the afternoon. Mr. Delmas then appealed foi a five minutes' adjournment, ostensibly to ventilate the. comet,, in reality to restore equanimity to the ruffled tempers of all con oerned. The ruse succeeded, and when the court re-assembled Mr. Jerome and Mr. Delmas wede seen chatting amicably to- gether. The brief m'erval wOs marked by a sen- sationattnident. One of the leading alien- ists engaged by the defence approa-ned M". Jerome in the corridor and held out his hand. Mr. Jerome withdrew his Cigarette from his mouui with his right liwd, ;1IJd therefore could not shake hands. The pny- sician told him that he was no gentleman. Mr. Jerome replied, "That is a matter of opinion." "Why WV!Ù you shake hands? I insist cn knowing," said the doctor. "Because," deliberately answered Mr. Jerome, "I don't believe you are a tru'li- I kelier." At a quarter before five the court rose, the judge impressing on the counsel for jota sides the necessity of expediting matters for the sake of tha jui-y. Mr. Delmas, in 'e- sponse to this, observed that it was an en- tirely erroneous notion that the trial would occupy weeks or even months. The defence expected to finish the case in the course of the next few days. Mr. Thaw left the court smiling. Gaudiiy dressed women were conspicuous to-day oy their absence from the trial room. The police have lowered the portcullis, excluding all the weaker sex save a few lady repor- ters. The unique activity of the newspapers with regard to the trial has occasioned sensational action on the part of the United States District Attorney, Mr. Stimpson, who vis issued a notice threatening with prosecu- tion the managers of such journals as have published obscene matter under the guise of reports of the judicial proceedings. The Attorney has taken action at the instiga- tion of Mr Roosevelt, who this morning had a conference with Mr. Cortelyou, the Postmaster-General, with the object of bap ring the postal delivery cf newspapers con- taining disgusting particulars of the evi- dence. Such action is unprecedented in t,he United States.—"Daily Mail" Special Cor- respondent.
STRONG WITNESS FOR THE DEFENCE. New York, Tuesday.—The Thaw trial >- day was taken up by legal wrangles, and by the examination of Dr. Brinton Evans, medical director of the New Jersey State Asylum for the Insane. Dr. Evans is the alienist upon whose evidence the defence rely chiefly to prove the insanity of the prisoner. He stated that he had seen Harry Thaw in prison on six separate occasions. The first time he saw him he had no doubt that lis mental condition was entirely unbalanced. He exhibited all the symptoms of a man suffering irom adolescent insanity. He characterised his case as one of "exagger- ated ego." His eyes glared and his whole j manner Was restless and typical of a person who had suffered from a "brain storm," < r an explosion of insanity, due to great mental stress. The doctor explained the phrase "exag- gerated ego" as the condition of a person whose delusions compelled him to attach an undue importance to himself, in which con- dition a patient might commit anv outrage- ous deed without believing it to be wrong. Every time he saw the prisoner after <he first time he marked an improvement in him. These conditions era dually softened and tended to disappear. As the evidence of Dr. Evans continued, it involved a mass of technicalities, explanatory of the different stagres and kinds of insanity. He was sharply cross-examined by MT. Jerome, but the District Attorney was un- able to confuse him or obtain any admis- sions from him which were damaging to nis testimony. He proved a very different ness from Dr. Wiley, the first alienist who was put upon the stand. His examination was not concluded when the Court ad- journed, and he will probably continue to- morrow. ■ v.. During one of the legal wrangles of the day Mr. Jerome asserted that the operation which Mrs, Evelyn Thaw had performed upon her, and which was made such a point of in Mr. Gleaeon's speech on the opening day, was for appendicitis,an.d was not of *he criminal nature intimated bv the defence. This is Harry Thaw's thirty-sixth birth- day. His cell was beautifully adorned with flowers sent by his relatives and friends, and he received numerous letters, many them from strangers. A host of presents were also sent to him. He brought Us letters into court with him and read the,n during the examination of Dr. Evans. He paid very little attention to the evidence. — "Daily Chronicle" correspondent.
BILIOUSNESS. I ITS CAUSE AND EFFECTS REMOVED BY TAKING MOTHER SEIGEL'S SYRUP. To describe fully the horrors of bilious- ness would be impossible, they baffle de- scription. The disease is due to a dis- ordered state of the liver; the all-important bile, which this organ secretes, becomes irregular in its flow, and then the mischief begins. This bile plays an important part in the digestion of your food, and also acts as a natural purgative, keeping the bowels I in a state of healthy activity. If then your liver fails to send out sufficient bile, your food does not digest properly, but ferments, causing windy spasms, and your bowels become constipated. This again forces impurities into your system, bringing on headaches, offensive breath, and per haps skin or kidney troubles. On the other hand if there is too much bile some of it will be drawn into your blood with equally bad effects. Dull pains in your sides and back soon follow, your skin turns yellow, there is a bad taste in your mouth, and your tongue is thickly coated. You feel sick and dizzy, you are con- stipated, and subject to violent headaches, and a dull, helpless, hopeless feeling makes your very existence a horror. Here is an actual instance of such suffer- ing, and a striking proof of the value of Mother Seigel's Syrup as a certain cure. Mrs. Emily Mardle, a young married woman, residing at Lower Woodside, near Luton, says: "I had suffered with bilious- ness from my very childhood, and never could get rid of it entirely. Some time ago I had a very bad attack. I felt terribly weak and run down, and there was a con- stant pain at my chest, and in my back. I was so dizzy at times that I could hardly stand. At night I used to wake up feeling, oh, so sick, and when I had thrown UD all that was on my stomach I was in a state of collapse, while my head throbbed as if it would burst." And so the matter went on with this lady, until at last she began taking Mother Seigel's Syrup. "Then," she says, "I improved, and in a very short time was completely cured." Mother SeigeJ's Syrup tones and strength- ens stomach, liver and bowels, purifies vour blood, and cleanses your whole system. The 2/6 bottle contains three times as much as the 1/1 £ size.
SENSATIONAL BURGLARY IN PARK-LANE. THIEVES' HAUL AT ME- WERTHEIMER'S EESIDENCE. GAINSBOROUGH AND A REYNOLDS STOLEN. The London Star" states that the most sensational burglary in the world of art. since the theft of the Gainsborough Duch- ess in 1876. took place early on Tuesday morning, in Norfolk-street, Park-lane, at the residence of Mr. Charles Wertheimer, the well-known millionaire. At six a.m., the household was aroused by the furious ringing of the burglar alarms with which the house is fitted. The front door was open, and on search being made, it was found tha.f4 two canvases had been stolen from the drawing room, and the thieves had unsuccessfully attempted to cut away a third. The two missing are known to be of great value, 'a Gainsborough and a Reynolds. The former is a portrait cf Nancy Parsons. by Gainsborough. The second is Sir Joshua Reynolds' portrait on canvas of the Hon. Mrs. Charles Yorke. Both, these old mas- ters had been cut from the frames hastily.
the present tenant went in he made a I promise that there should be no complaint under his care and so did not live on the premises. Mr. Thompson said the business was li- censed so far back as 1839 and was «ot therefore as up-to-date as modern houses Witness: Sometimes the architecture is battel. (Laughter.) Supt. Gill said the house was very diffi- cult for police supervision. Sunday trading was rampant in the neighbourhood. Witness admitted that no complaint had been made of the present tenant and did lot object to the renewal because the tenant did not live on the premises. Inspector Nicholas and P.C. Pember were called. The latter compared the house to others in the neighbourhood. Mr. Leyson Do you state that any one of these houses meets with the approval of a critical gentleman like yourself? Witness: Yes. How many —Less of them. Mr. Leyson: That's a puzzling answer. You will excuse my inability to grasp it. (Laughter.) Mr. Portsmouth (architect) gave evidence. Decision was reserved I' THE ANGEL INN. "House in very good condition, but too many in this immediate neighbourhood." This was the police evidence in the case oi the Angel Inn, Llangyfelach-street, Michael Keating, tenant, and Messrs. Evans Bevan, Neath, owners. Mr. W. A. Thomas ap- peared for the tenant, and Mr. W. P. Smith for the owners. Plans had been prepared for an improved access to a club-room. Supt. Gill expressed surprise at hearing that the landlord hol- lowed another occupation during the day- time. All the public-houses in that neigh- bourhood should have a landlord the whole day. A very large trade was done at t-he Angel, particularly with women. Ml-. R. Watkins said the house needed re- building to meet the trade done. The tenant said he was a sub-contractor for the Ocean Dry Docks Co., but the work did not take up all his time and he could very well manage the public-house as well. Bench reserved their decision. BRYNMELIN INN: A GOOD HOUSE. Brynmelin Inn. Llangyfelach-street, Abra- ham Thomas, tenant, Mr. J. F. Morris, Carmarthen, owner, passed muster, except that the bar, according to Sergt. Davies, needed more ventilation. Supt. Gill said it was a good house, but for the size of the yard, and respectably conducted. Decision reserved. PENTRE INN. The police had nothing against the Pen- tre Inn beerhouse, Elizabeth Nehemiah ten- ant, and owned by the Swansea United Brewery, but considered that four licensed houses in the immediate neighbourhood were too many. The tenant had been there for 18 years without complaint—-MT. San- key supported the renewal. Decision reserved. A LONG TENANCY. Mr. Sankey, on behalf of the Swansea United Brewery supported the renewal of the seven days' license of the Hearts of Oak Inn, Llangyfelach-street, Ann Williams tenant. Mp. Viner Leeder appeared for the freeholder.—Back portion of premises small and snug dark, and entrance belo,* the street level, were points of objection but the main one was that four public-houses were not required there. The tenancy had been in the same family for thirty years, with only one oomplaint, and that many years ago. M'r. Richard Watkins said he would not care to say whether the Pentre Inn or the Hearts of Oak should be retained. Decision reserved. ( TWO HOUSES NOT WANTED. "Fair condition structurally for am old house, with no pavement in front of the house," was the police character of the Rail- way Inn, Carmarthen-road, Maurice Murphy tenant, and Messrs. Hancock and Co. owners, but the Angel Inn was close by, and only ten houses in the neighbourhood, and so it was argued that both houses were not wanted. Ten transfers had been made in as many years, but against the suggestion that this meant poor trade, Messrs. Hancock's mana- ger (Mr. Rogers) produced figures shewing that last year they had sold £ 584 worth of goods to the house, which meant that the tenant's takings were from JB11 to JB12 per week. Decision reserved. THE HOUSE PRACTICALLY OP- POSITE. Angel Inn, Oarmartheii-road, tenant Mr. W H. Miles, ine owners Swansea Unified Brewery, was said to be a small house in good condition, but unneressa-- if tje Had way is retained. Rev. Isaac Lloyd, called, did not think either of them required. (Laughter). Evidence was further called, shewing that the takings amounted to from JB10 to J612 a week. Decision was reserved. LANDORE INN.. It was intimated that the notice of ob- jection to the renewal of the Landore Inn would be withdrawn, the landlord having undertaken to pay certain arrears of rate: due from the late tenant. THREE LICEN&ES TO BE DISPENSED WITH. The decisions of the magistratess on Mon- day were as follows — Railway Inn, VillieTs-street.—Adjourned for evidence of valuation. -Ucense Angel Inn, Hangytelaoh-street.—License granted, subject to plans of new entrance being carried -out. Fountain, Carmarthen road.— Granted subject to the back being closed to the satis faction of tbe police. California, Carmarthen-road.—Granted. Malsters' Arms, Carmarthen-road. — Granted subject to a wall being raised and the snug made more public in its character to the police satisfaction. Masons' Arms, Llangyfelach-street.— Re fused as structurally unsuitable. Brynmelyp, Llangyfelach-street.—Granted subject to the snug being altered to the satisfaction of the police. Pentre Inn, Llangyfelach-street. — Granted. Hearts of Oak, Llangyfelach-street.—Re- ferred to Compensation Authority. Railway Inn, Carmarthen-road-—Re ferred to Compensation Authority. Angel Inn, Carmarthen -road. -Granted.
is the effect, as I suggest, of shutting up these houses, whilst you think you are do- ing a great deal of good. My suggestion is that in youi neighbourhood, as in others, what is happening is an increase in Sunday drinking. Witness: In the reports of the licensed victuallers meetings I find licensed victual- lers object to the flagon trade. Mr. Leyson: I quite agree with you: Mrs. Lioyd, the tenant, said the takings amounted to from J312 to £ 15 per week.- Decision reserved. AN EXCELLENT HOUSE. The police description of the Waun Wen Inn, Carmarthen-road, seven days' license, Mr. Harry Davies tenant, and Messrs. Han- cock and Co. owners, was that it was the best house in the district.—Decision re- served. THE DRINK BILL. Another of Messrs. Hancock and Co.'s houses, the Red Cow, Carmarthen-road, Margaret McGarrity, tenant, next came under review. Evidence was given showing that last year Messrs. Hancock supplied over JB600 worth of goods, which, adding 50 per cent. to the gross, meant that the tenant's takings amounted to about JB900 a year, or about J618 per week Decision reserved. TJti~ "CWMBWHLA THIRST." 'Difficult of police supervision because of too many doors," was practically the only objection to the renewal of the seven-days' license of the Compass Inn, Caebricks, J. H. Joues tenant, and tied to Messrs. Han- cock and Co. Mr. Peacock (architect) was called to show how the jug and bottle department might be improved. Chairman observed that it was not desir- able to close jug and bottle departments, but at the same time some of them were used as snugs for sly drinking, and the justices during their visit of inspection were sur- prised at the groups of women they saw in these departments. Mr. L. R. Rogers (manager for the brewers) said that the total value of the trade debited to the tenant last year was £ 1,179. Mr. J. W. Jones: Thirsty lot at Cwm- bwrla. Witness: They are, sir. (Laughter). The tenant's takings were stated to be about JB30 per week. Decision reserved. "THE CORONER'S ARMS." "A good house, and stands well away from any other licensed premises." This was the police evidence III respect of the Malsters' Arms, Pentipegethin-road; Mr. John Davies owner and tenant. Mr. Leyson: And has been in the family almost from mf time of the Ancient Britons —(laughter)—and dees what the Ancent Bri- tons did, brews its own beer. Eergt. Davies: Yes. (Laughter). MI. Viner Leeder said that as a public official he had had occasion to use the house, p,n- it was a very good one., but he would suggest thsufc tlw. name be altered as there waa another Maltsters' Arms in the neigh- bourhood, and he knew that letters and goods were dehvered at one place intended for the other, and he himself had been misled. Mr. Leyson: If my client will take my suggestion they might call it the Coroner's Arms. (Loud laughter). Mr. Leeder I shall be very proud of the far-t; it is a. very good house. (More laugh- ter). Decision reserved. VERY POOR OLD HOUSE. Terminus, beer-house, Carmarthen-road, Cwmbwrla Maurice Bagge tenant, and tied to Messrs. MilleT and Co., Bristol, was des- cribed by the police as "a very poor old house and not fit for a licensed premises." Mr Leeder supported the application, and elicited that the house bore a good character and might be rebi^it. Decision reserved, A DOUBT &ET AT RFST Messrs. Hancock'# evidence of takings had consisted of figures, copied from the ledgers, which were not produced. Whilst not doubting the truiL of the evidence, the Bench express* it desire to have the books themselves produced, and after lunch Mr. Rogers, the manager, brought into court some bulky ledgers. Bench in general and Mr. David Roberts, who happens to be a chartered accountant, in particular, made comparisons between the extracts and the entries in the ledgers, a.nd in the end the chairman said it was very satisfactory. JUSTICES GIVE A DECISION. At this stage the Bench retired, and after a few minutes' absence returned and an- nounced that the licenses of *•> Blue Bell, Waunwn, and Red Cow would be granted. iue Bench had had regard to the police evidence, but still thought the three houses I 'r -.1d have their licensee. GATE HOUSE, CWMBWRLA. "Structurally unfit and house sary," were the chief objections lodged against the renewal of the license of the Gate House Hotel, Carmarthen-road, Cwm- bwrla; Mrs. Felix tenant, and owners Swansea Old Brewery. A good trade was
done there, it was admitted. Mr. Horatio Watkins, for the brewers, put in plans pro- posing structural improvements. Mr. Richard Watkins said he was a. total abstainer, and was not ashamed to say it, and if people wanted to drink they should do it in a public way and not slyly or sur- reptitiously. Mr. Horatio Watkins: I quits agree, and in ccnsequeinoe I undertake to close up all Lv> Hoots that are objected to. Mrs. Felix, who has been tenant of the Gate House for the past fortnight, having previously kept the Gloucester Hotel, said that her takings were about JB30 per week. Mr. James Evans, the late tenant, corro- borated. By Mr. Richard Watkins: He left 00- cause he could not find enough money re- quired by the brewery company for him to stay on. Pay-day at Cwmfelin and Cwm- bwrla Works was in alternate weeks, and he used to give credit in the meantime. Mr. Watkins And there is still a large amount due?—Yes. Mr. Watkins Enough foT you to be able to pay the amount the brewery company ask you?—May be. (Laughter). Mr. Watkins &aid it was a serious thing for workingmen to be able to get beer on predit. Decision reserved. CWMBWRLA HOTEL: A BACK ENTRANCE. Mr. Leeder supported the application in the case of the Cwmbwrla Hotel, Carmar- then-road T. H. Jackson tenant, and tied to Messrs. Cresswell and Co., and the police gave the house a good name in every way, but said there were three other licensed houses within a short distance away. Mr. W. E. Harris, appea-ring for the Rev. Isaac Lloyd, who had objected, put questions suggesting that the back entrance was open to complaint. Sergt. Davies said that that was o-uite open and did not interfere with polioe super- vision. Evidence against the back entrance being there was given by Mr. Rees and MiV Owen, both missoon workers, and the Rev. Hennas Evans, the pastor of Libanus, Cwmbwrla. Cross-examined by Mr. Leeder, the last- named witness urged that the roadwav near the back entrance was a danger to drunken men, who might fall over the bridge into the water. Mr. Leedetr suggested that wonid be pre- ferable to falling into nice warm beer. (Laughter). Witness It ail) depends whether be con- fessed his sins first or not. (More laughter). "I tell you, Mr. Leeder," witness added, "you would not defend this district for five minutes if you knew it as we know it." "Hr. Leeder said be did know it. Mr. Hubert Thomas, a proprietor of the Cwmbwrla Works, said the back entrance wa-s a temptation to workmen going to and from the works. Cross-examined, witness said that the Cwmbwrla workmen were as temperate as any mem he knew 01.