I SLUMP AND DUMP. MR. T. H. MORDEY AND GERMAN IHON TRADE. Mr. T. H. Mordey, J.P., of Newport, who has recently returned from Germany, where he has had a special opportunity of study- ing the condition of the iron and steel trades —his firm (Mordey, Jones, and Co.) being large importers of German and American steel bars—states that the slump in the iron and steel trades has more severely affected the German works than the British. For a considerable time the works in the DmWeldorf district have been on half-time, and the price of bars has already gone down from X5 to m 7e. 6d., and will prGh- ably go down to f,4 per ton. The slump was felt in Germany much sooner than in this country. Though Lysaght's works at Newport have been on half-time for some few weeks, that, says Mr. Mordey, is chiefly due TO the firm having large stocks in their depots at home and atvroad. The spurt in the importation of bars at Newport is expected to set in in about two months' time.
TALE OF A MISSING PACK MOUNTAIN ASH COLLIERS SENT TO GAOL AT NEATH. Thomas Samuel Phillips and Frank Whit. ton, colliers, Mountain- Ash, were charged at Neath on Monday with stealing a mackin- tosh, a suit of clothes, a shirt, and a pair of stockings, the property of Arthur Saun- ders, from the Railway Inn oai the 15th inst. Prosecutor met the prisoners, who told him they were out of work. They went to the Railway Inn, from which place prosecu- fOT subsequently missed his p,aok. containing the articles mentioned. The clothes had been sold at Swansea and Skewen. Police-constable Evans told the court how he traced the missing property at Swansea, Llansamlet. and Skewen, and arrested the prisoners. When charged Whitton. replied, "I will say nothing"; and Phillips, "We took the things."—Whitton was sent to prison for three months, and Phillips for one month.
FLAW IN THE COUPLING. BOARD OF TRADE REPORT ON T.V.R COLLISION. I The Board of Trade report into the railway accident on the Taff Vale line at Porth on December 3, when, through a coupling .link breaking and carriages running backwards, a collision resulted with a passenger train, whereby 24 persons were hurt. two of them seriously, was published on Monday. Lieutenant-colonel Druitt finds that the col- lision was entirely due to the breaking of a coupling, and all the me.n concerned acted with promptitude, and did their best to pre- vent the accident. Driver John Davis is highly commended. The link which broke was found to be worn out of shape, the fracture having been caused by an accidentally faulty weld, in which there was a large flaw, which it would have been impossible to detect.
HOLIDAY FOR LADIES. 4 SUBSCRIBER'S INTERESTING NOTE. Somebody once said that pleasant looks count for nought. The remark is not true, as far as the acquisition of coupons in the "Western Mail" ladies' holiday scheme is concerned, as the following interesting note from a lady subscriber will show: "I rha-11 be glad if you will place my coupons to the credit of I do not know the lady, but have seen her portrait in the paper, and liked it better than any of the others." The lady referred to has accordingly been credited with the coupons enclosed. There are many signs that the scheme is gaining in popularity throughout the district, and it cannot be too often repeated that a prepaid order for the "Western Mail" carries with it the advantage of extra. votes, which can he presented to any one of the subscriber's lady friends who are competitors.
NEATH JUSTICE'S DEATH- MR. HOPKIN JONES, J.P., PASSES AWAY. The death occurred on Sunday night of Mr. Hopkm Jones, J.P., one 0f the best-known ajid most respected of Neath's public men. Mr. Jones had been a member of the town THE I/ATE MB- HOPKIN JONES. [Photo, Rousham. Roberts, Llandrindod. I council for many years, and was mayor in 1906-6. As a guardian of 28 years standing, he had been, up to the time of his death, chair- man of the board longer than most members can remember. He was a Churchman and Conservative. A capable business man, his opinion on local affairs was much valued, and he will be sadly missed in the district. PQLICE-COIXRT BEFBRENCE. References were made at Neath Borough Police-court on Monday to the lamented death of Mr. Hopkin Jones, J.P. Alderman Phillips, the presiding magis- trate, said he was sure that every P^t,on associated with the court would have heard with profound regret of the death of their colleague and friend. The bench had J? veTy able justice, and the town of one of her most faithful and ca-pa public servants. He and his colleagues wished that their expression of sympathy should be conveyed to the bereaved relatives. Mr. A. J. Jeffreys, on behalf of the legal profession, endorsed the sympathetic remarks made by the ex-mayor. The death of Mr. Jones was due to a curious accident. Some time ago he cut a too nai to the quick, and a few days later amputa- tion had to be performed, from which he aia not recover. I MAJOR L. P. JONES, V.D., MER- THYR. The death took place on Friday of Major L. P. Jones, V.D., of The Chase, Merthyr. The deceased gentleman, who was a native of the town, was seized with cerebral haemorrhage on Tuesday evening. He joined the Volun- teer force as a private in I860, and he maintained his connection with it until 1906, when he retired with the rank of major. Formerly he owned and carried on the Old The Late MAJOR E- P- JONES. I- Iron Bridge Brewery, but he relinquishe business some yfara ago. As the name given to his residence would imply, he was at one time a keen follower of, the hounds, and whilst he resided at Galonuohaf he was master of a pack which he kept at his own expense.. Major Jones was a cousin of Colonel Rees Lewis, who has just given up the com- mand of the 3rd V.B. Welsh Regiment, and of Mr. B. Francis-Williams, K.C., recorder of Cardiff.
INDIFFERENCE TO DANGER. COLLIERY OFFENCES FAR TOO FREQUENT. William Williams, collier, engaged in the Great Western Colliery, Afon Valley, Aber- gwynfi, was summoned at Aberavon on Mon- day for having four live matches in his poe- eession in the mine. James Jones, Joseph Evans, and Fred John- son, employed at the same colliery, were sum- moned for riding on the shackles of loaded trains. The Chairman (to Johnson, who only ap- peared) Did you not know it was wrong? Johnson: I didn't read the rules. The Chairman: Did not your oommonsense tell you; but, perhaps, yon haven't any? The three former defendants, who did not appear, were fined 40s. and costs, and John- eon 35b. and costs. The Chairman: These colliery offences axe far too frequeft. We are determined to put a stop to them A
SMART DIVORCE CASE. ♦—— ALL PERSONAGES OF HIGH DISTINCTION. In the Court of Session, Edinburgh, on Saturday, evidence was heard in am action for divorce brought by Ethel Dobree, or Bell, or I Clark-Kennedy, of Eustace Lodge, Robin Hocd's Bay, Yorkshire, against Arthur John CUrkKennky, formerly of Knock Quay, Kirkcudbright, whose present address is un- ^plaintdff said she married defendant in 1897 in the Station Hotel, Dumfries by declara^ tirm, and in 1900 they were regularly married before the Registrar in Marylebone. &h had an income of £ 500 a year from Me mite. Her means were almost exhausted through helping her husband. She heard rumours about defendant going about the country in 1906 with Mrs. Lane, daughter of Admiral FitzGeorge, son of the late Duke of Cambridge. They were, said witness, seen together in various places, including Edinburgh, Dublin, York, and Paris, and they lived together as man and wHe at Bury St. Edmund's in March and April, 1906. She had received letters from General Beresford, Lady Hamilton, and Lady Fitz- George with regard to the proceedings and Iher husband's disappearance. Lady Fitz- George wrote stating that General Beresford had said the defendant was going to America. "I And," the letter continued, 'we have nr> power' to stop 01ga"s (Mrs^ We cannot stop anybody doing anything, but can only pray for the best. Take care but can only pray for the best. Take care of yourself. Witness added she did not know where her husband had gone. It was supposed he was in Macedonia. Counsel, in answer to Lord Salvesen, said Mrs. Lane was in Jamaica. She disappeared when the proceedings were began. A witness gave evidence as to defendant and Mrs. Lane having lived together in two hotels at Bury St. Edmund's in the spring of 1906. Lord Salvesen said he was not wholly satis- fled that every effort had been made to find defendant, but the production of a letter, understood to be from defendant's agent, 1 made it clear to him, because it stated he 1 was aware the defendant had been living in various places with Mrs. Olga Lane, and that he was aware of the divorce proceed- ings His Lordship then granted a decree of divorce.
HON. G. T. KENYON DEAD. The Hon. George Thomas Kenyon died on q,1Tldav "oight, at Peoley. near Ellesmere, Shropshire. Deceased contested the Denbigh THE HON. GEORGE T. KENYON. Borate in 1874 S same constituency from 1885 ul 1905 as a Conservative He was in 1897 in East Boroughs, general election for th Clement w,hen ,he Mr-aS K^yon was heir-presumptive S^ephew, the present Baron Keuyon. He WTL67deoeased gentleman^a ggcgjjjj well-known e pe took tiie keenest inte- matters, in ior deputy chancellor of
GLAMORGAN WATER SUPPLY noiJNTY COUNCIL CIRCULAR TO LOCAL BODIES. nrr R C Griffiths presided at a meeting JBridgend District Council oh Tuesday, flitter was read from Mr. T. Mansel Prank- I clerk to the Glamorgan County Council, sta,ting that a conference of district councils Imild bc held on the 15th of February with reference to the water supplies of the county. -It is," the writer stated, "considered of o-reat importance tha.t the county council should be supported by the opinions of various district councils at the time t-hey have to present petitions against several Water Bills that are in Parliament this year, some of which appear to their engineers to be likely to prove seriously detrimental to the interests of the county in any enut, and at the least liable to cause a great addi- r tional expense in establishing a.ny future central supply board." The chairman and Mr. G. Harris were appointed to attend the conference. Mr. J. G. Jenkins remarked that Bridgend was more favourably situated than many towns in the county, and they should not rush into this business without considering the financial aspect. i
LODGER LOSES £ 28- BRITON FERRY MAN SENT TO THE ASSIZES. William Bryce Creake, fitters' labourer, Tottenham, was charged at Neath on Mon- day with stealing £28, belonging to Thomas Davies, Briton Ferry, on the 6th of Decem- ber la6t. Prosecutor, a shunter on the Great YV e6- tern Railway, of 34. Regent-street. Briton Ferry, said that prisoner and he both occu- pied the same room. On December 4 prosecu- tor lent defendant EZ to pay for a suit of clothes, as he had no money. Defendant promised to re-pay the money next evening. Prosecutor left LZ8 in the box, which he locked. Later, on going to the box he found that the money was gone, and gave infor- mation to the police. Police-sergeant Woods proved arresting the prisoner, who was sent for trial to the assizes.
Are yoa rim down? Is your digestion poor? Is your sleep broken.? Then Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters is just what yoa m** Ah tf. and to. 6d. hottlca. Bef«e substitute#" wXZM LIFE IN WELSH MINES. BY MR. TOM RICHARDS, M.P. (THE MINERS' SECRETARY), A STRIKING SERIES OF SKETCHES IS NOW APPEARING IN THE EVENING EXPRESS" FROM THE PEN OF POPULAR TOM." No collier or coalowner should miss reading Mr. Richards's articles on "Picturesque Personalities of the Pit," which are written by one in touch with the throb of the Welsh coal pulse. Sketches have appeared on January 16, 23, and 50. HUMOUR AND PATHOS COMBINED WITH FACT,
GIRL AND HER "UNCLE." f "YOU HAVE HAUNTED ME DAY AND NIGHT." I Howard John Collins, 35, a tall, powerful, well-dressed man, until recently a member of the Metropolitan Police Force, was before Mr. Curtis Bennett, at Westminster, London, charged, under the Criminal Law Amend- ment Act, on the information of Ethel Skinner, a girl under sixteen years of age. A very remarkable story was told by the girl, who, with the consent of her mother, had been staying with a Fnlham family. Ethel made the acquaintance of prisoner at Putney Bridge about three months ago. At that timc, he was ouL bicycling and the girl walked with him and made an appointment. At subsequent meetings prisoner took the girl to his rooms at Gertrude-street, Chelsea, and for the purpose, it was said, of deceiv- ing his landlady, introduced her as his niece, thirteen years of age Dr. Robert Haynes gave evidence as to examination of the prosecutrix, supporting the serious case for the prosecution. Prosecutrix, recalled, deposed that she re- collected going to defendant's lodgings in Gertrode-street on Boxing night. When she entered the passage he, in a loud tone, 60 that the landlady could hear, said, "Where is your dad? Have you brought any records?" Subsequently he told her that he made these observations as "a blind" to the landlady. Very much distressed, the girl spoke to the conduct of the prisoner on the night in question. She said that she struggled with Collins, who said, "If you scream I shall give you chloroform." The following Sunday she met Collins again and accompanied him to Gertrude- street Accused made her read a book, and said a niece of his had written it and sent it to him. He showed her a photograph of a girl, and talked a great deal about his asso- ciations with her. Cross-examined by Mr. Dutton, the witness denied that she told prisoner that her employer had taken her on his knee. She only said that her master was a very nice man, and fond of her because she was kind to his children. She bad pent many letters to accused in answer to those which he had sent her. She would not keep euoh letters, and had burnt them. Mr. Dutton read a letter which the girl had signed "From your ever-loving friend, Ethel," with a number of crosses, meaning kisses. Another letter which Mr. Dutton read referred to prisoner as "My darling boy," and proceeded:— You have haunted me day and night. I wish I was older, so that we could be together never to part again. I hope you will always think of me as your little dar- ling. Much love.. Think of your affectionate little love and darling Bthel. During the reading of this letter the girl was so overcome that her examination was suspended. Prisoner was further remanded in custody for a week.
OBSTRUCTION OF POLICE. UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCES AT TONYPANDY. Considerable time was taken up at Ystrad on Monday in hearing a charge of obstruct- ing the police in the execution of their duty preferred against John T. Jenkins, formerly employed at Cardiff Docks, and now residing at Trealaw. Mr. D. W. James, solicitor, defended, and Superintendent Cole prose- cuted The substance of the evidence was that on Christmas night two police-constables were conveying a prisoner to the Tonypandy Police-station, and it was alleged defendant committed the offence with which he was charged. In the witness-box. Jenkins stated that he had seen the police bump their prisoner a head on the pavement. The man already had his head in bandages, he pointed this out to the police-oonstables, and made an appeal to them to treat him more leniently. Defendant went down to the police-station with the crowd, and on arriving outside had a conversation with Police-sergeant Evans, and as a resalt he was taken into custody. Defendant added that he was a total abstainer, and a perfect stranger to the oerson under arrest. Inspector Hoyle gave evidence to the effect that the defendant expressed his regret at what he had done, and offered to pay any- thing to settle the matter. A number of witnesses gave conflicting testimony as to what took place. A fine of £1 was imposed.
ALLEGED ELOPEMENT SEQUEL. HENGOED WIFE CHARGED WITH THEFT. Sarah Maria Lane, the Hengoed woman, who, according to her husband's allegation, recently left for Monmouthshire in the company of a male friend, was charged at Caerphilly on Tuesday with stealing a number of household articles, the property of her husband, William Henry Lane, a pro- fessional violinist. Mr. Harold Lloyd prose- cuted. Mrs. Lane was arrested at Tintern on Satur- day and conveyed to Caerphilly. The Clerk (Mr. R. Y. Evans) informed Mr. Lloyd that he had received a letter from Messrs. Lyndon Moore and Cooper asking for the case to be adjourned for a week. Mr. Lloyd said he would prefer the case being adjourned for three weeks, and the Clerk stated that this would be more conve- nient for the court. The defendant appeared, accompanied by her parents. Mr. Lloyd offering no objec- tion to bail, defendant was remanded for three weeks, her father and brother becom- ing sureties in £10 each.
A DEFIANT BARRY WOMAN. NOT LET OFF SO LIGHTLY AS SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN. A respectably-dressed woman, named Mary Jane Dunn, of 21, Glamorgan-street, Barry, was accused at Barry Police-court on Monday of stealing a pair of boots, valued 5s. lid., the property of Messrs. James Davies and Sons, 78, Holton-road, Barry Dock. It was eta-ted that the boots were pawned for 4s. by the woman at the shop of Mr. A. S. Lawrence, 44, Holton-road, on Friday evening. Mrs. Dunn was arrested the same night by Police-constable Charles Rogers at her house. and in reply to the charge she said, I know nothing, and I want you to bring the witness who saw me take them." He had great trouble in persuading the woman to go to the police-station, where she again denied the theft. Mrs. Dunn said on the afternoon in question she was only out for an hour and a half to do some shopping, and had received her husband's wages that morning Dr. H. Rees said that had Mrs. Dunn pleaded guilty and expressed her sorrow, instead of adopting a spirit of defiance, she would probably have been dealt with under the new Act. She would have to pay £ 1, or go to prison for a fortnight.
I WELSH WIDOW JILTED —.—+ SHY YOUNG FARMER TO PAY HER X150. Before -Air. Justice Bray and a jury at Ruthin Assizes recently, Mrs. Sinah Jones. widow, Ty Cerrig, Corwen, sued Hugh Roberts. Plas, Cerrigydruidion, for breach of promise of marriage. Mr. Trevor Lloyd, in opening, said the parties were near neighbours. For soma years they had been acquaintances, but got to know each other better at the Llamrwet Fair at the close of the 1936 harvest, shortly after which the promise of marriage was given. Afterwards the defendant was in the habit of riding over to the plaintiff's farm on horseback about twice a week. Early in January the plaintiff had to take to bed with Sciatica, and the defendant used to come and sit in the bedroom with her. During this period the defendant, who. according to his own account, was of a shy, retiring disposition, expressed a desire that the lady should arrange all the matters in connection with the wedding, which was to take place at Llangollen on February 2J last. The parties parted on most affectionate terms on the night of February 9. and on the 11th the defendant actually ordered the wedding ring; but from th eformer date the defendant never came near the plaintiff again. She had the ring given her by her former husband filed from her finger, she had ordered her wedding dress, the best man and the bridesmaids had been arranged for, and everything was ready for the ceremony. The plaintiff, a very attractive yvyung woman, said her husband died three years ago, after fourteen years' married life. She and the defendant were farmers. Cross-examined by Mr. Ellis Griffith, she had had several offers of marriage before the defendant appeared on the scene. Four or five offers had been made her during the eighteen months before she began her court, ship with the defendant. It was you who suggested about the ring, was it not?—Of course, I made all the arrangements because he was too shy. (Loud laughter.) Was it you who told him there was such a thing as a wedding-ring card?-Yes, of course, I knew. (Laughter.) Exclusive of the wedding-dress, there are other things, of course. I won't mention 'them, and they will still be useful to you. Have you worn tbem--Not yet; I feel too broken-hearted. But you must weeur clothes even if you are broken-hearted. (Loud laughter.) The jury awarded the plaintiff L150 damages.
FARMER WHIRLED TO DEATH PROMINENT PUBLIC MAN'S FATE NEAR SOLVA. An Inquest touchin-d the death of Mr. W. Bennett Evans, of Llaimingar Fawr, Solva, who was one of the largest farmers in the district, was held on Monday evening, deceased having met his death through being whirled round by the wheel of a crushing machine a. few days ago. Mr. J. Morgan Williams, deputy-coroner, conducted the pro- ceedings. The jury brought in a verdict in accord- ance with the doctor's evidence. Mr. Evans was chairman of the parish council, a member of the local board of managers, a member of the Haverfordwest Board of Guardians, a prominent deacon of the Methodist chapel at Solva, Ac. He was 47 years of age, and leaves a widow and four children.
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♦ CARDIFF STEAMER WRECKED. CLOVELLY LIFEBOAT I RESCUES. ¡ I GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION OF THE SCENES. Sews reached Bideford on Monday that a ai"ge steamer had gone ashore four miles of Clovelly in dirty weather. rh-e vessel proved to be the steamship huddersfield (Captain Owen, of Cardiff), from Barry to Pun-ta Arenas, with coal. rh-c-n out of her course in dirty weather, ^ith strong currents and a westerly wind, ene failed to clear Hartland Point, and struck the rocks near the mouth of the Mill. Nine of the crew pulled round the coast to a l safe landing in the ship's boat, and the lOvelly lifeboat Eleanor Roger made her ttaiden voyage, and safely brought in the remaining twelve, who were clinging to the rigging. THE RESCUE SCENES. Our Bideford correspondent telegraphed as mnows on Monday eveningThe Hudders- neld, a staunch Sunderland-built steel vessel, carried a crew of twenty, besides the captain. s e left Barry soon after mid-day on Sunday, and although the weather was thick, with a laT -ly w'nc'' a^' seemed going well until rain 111 evening, when the mist and were impenetrable. There was no in auglIt, however, but that the ship was keep- tv^llv r °°UT6e until. at twenty minutes past terriM °n Mon<lay morning, there was a was f>^j°rash- The water poured in, and. it where ti?111 tllat she was on the rooks, though any- idfio 6re were 110 lishts visible to give °f Tm,r-l. "^e captain and mate. Mr. SouLly. second W6re on the bridge, but the others Mr. Jones, of Carnarvon, and 'Fb^r^ „ e crew had just gone below, pp,, ,as a rush to the deck, and, with the high and the sound of breakers, tri^n ^as no time to lose. The bulk of the i however, were experienced seafarers, many of whom had been in wrecks before, and there was no confusion. As the orders fre obeyed to get out the lifeboats one w?*s disabled in the launching, while km men safely got into the other, and stood by for nearly two hours. Rockets failed to be Been. the Huddersfield being shut in behind rooks on either side, so at last, the captain and eleven men standing by the ship, the boat pulled away along the coast until reach- ing lights, which proved to be those of Clovelly. The new lifeboat from which place, tho 6«cond Eleanor Roger, put off, under Captain Pengelly. Meanwhile, the Huddersfield settling down. the crew had. been driven to the bridge, and. half-naked as some of them were, their I p] ight was a cruel one until the lifeboat took them off, and pulled them four miles back to Clovelly, which was reached about six ° clock. Millmoath, where the Huddersfield is ashore, is black with coal. and it is the strong opinion of all who know the coast that the vessel may be written down a total loss. Her hull is badly ripped, and at high water she is submerged. Her cabin doors are hashing about, most of her deck gear has already gone, and her bridge is being broken up. The vessel was going dead Glow when she struck. She had neither seen the Hartland Light nor heard the siren. though it is curious that the lattecr was Plainly heard after she had struck. One of the crew had a narrow esca/pe from being behind by the Clovelly lifeboat, which h«d put off thinking everyone was saved, when a terrible cry for help brought them hack to the vessel. THE CREW. Tihe members of the crew who signed on Rt Cardiff are:— E. Owen, master, Cross Inn, Cardigan. M. Scully, first mate, Tallow-street, Yough&1. H. W. Jones, second mate, Hill-street, Carnarvon. n. Kundle, chief engineer, St. Augustine's-road, •Pen art lv. W. Y. Carney, second engineer, Mertbyr. (i. I*. Adams, third engineer, Parroe, Newport, Pern. E. Josey, steward, 3, Poplar-road, Whitby. S. Robinson, mess-room steward, Swansea. G. P. rayrolo (35), Ehioo, cook, 258, Bute-road, Al. solomo (28), Greece, boatswain, 21, Scott-street, ^v^igola (29), Greece, A.B.. 260, Bute-road, Cardiff. C. patercen (32), Liverpool, O.S., 260, Bute-road, Cardiff. He Costa (25), Bio de Janeiro, O.S., S3, Loudotm- spuaro. Cardiff. t». S. Gourby (29, St. Kitt'e, A.B., 11, Pael-street Cardiff. ^■Rjuutela. (20), Khios. O.S., 158, Bute-road, Cardiff. Ticket t (27), New Brunswick, donkey man. 38. M.ir.a-street, Cardiff. <24)' Fhiladclphia., fireman, 38, Maria- (23)' Philad6lP"». fireman, 23, <38)"* St" Vinoont> flraman, 38, Sfarta- D«"ks? Kil" <Z0>' Bomb*y, fireman, 83. Maria-etreet, Bevey (32), Barbados, flroxaan, Harry. The Huddersfield is a steel screw steamer, nwm'd by the Field Line, Cardiff (Messrs. E: .loiies and Co, The steamer was launched at. Sunderland in 1930, and has a tonnage of 2,055. MILFORD TRAWLER STILL MISSING. MUOH ANXIETY FOR THE SAFETY OF THE CREW. The gravest fears are felt at Milford Haven or the safety of the 6team-trawler Devon, vhieh left Milford Haven on January 2, and was last sighted on the westward fishing- grounds on the 6th. As her skipper was oted for his punctuality, much anxiety is for the safety of the vessel and crew 10 crew is ae follows: — Arthur Taylor, ekipper, married man, with tw_o children. Spouse Sanderson, mate, married, no children. Robert Thorpe, boatswain, married, no children. toombe, third hand, married, no children. llliam SewaTd, deck hand, single. j-uward Dove, cook, married, one child. Richard Trestrell, chief engineer, married, Uv^o children. Fel*- seoond engineer, married, two ^fludren. Fred Wiloox, trimmer, single. ^ve^al boats have been 6ent out from on o° to 66arch for the missing vessel, and t\v urday the Taxonia and the Yarmouth, 0 of the largest trawlers in the fieet of ofssrs. Sellick, Morley, and Price, the owners to missing vessel, were sent out specially 8earch for the Devon. There are some sad sues at the docks when the wives of the lssing seamen come to inquire for news. SHIPWRECKED SEALERS. I 11EK OF MANY ADVENTURES i BROUGHT TO LIVERPOOL, b.Ð Pacific steamer Orissa brought to Liver- ()|- °n -Mooday Captain Audcreou and flfteeo. J>0 crenv of the scaling schooner Bnden- The which was wrecked off Oape Horn. lH.r fs°hooner left Nova Sootia last Septem- lynrj >r tho sealing grounds in South Shet- tiotj Dear Oape Horn, but during the opera- vestj^ia heavy gale sprang up. in which the rp, dpa^god her anchor and went ashore. i(.]a € crt>w managed to reach the adjacent oUt u in their boats, and next day they set ll>ilr,at!rl rowed to Peebles Island, situated 70 <5Hrj s .distant. They reached Peebles after th 'lr^ng much privation, and remained ar.e '°r three weeks, until a schooner t>>„ and took them to Port Stanley, in F> a°d Islands. there they wtne sent to Monte Video. re they joined the Orissa. Four of the Wrecked crew remained at the palklands., 4e men will be sent home to Nova Scotia, s* end of the week by a Canadian D1. TUMULTUOUS WAVES. CARDIFF STEAMSHIP IN A TERRIBLE STORM. *2^1 ,e steamship Nethergate. owned by }_C) Turnbull, Scott, and Co., Cardiff and ari'ivcd at Cardiff on Saturday i>la.r atl eventful voyage from the Biver be!. The steamer left the Plate on Decern- ^eKaat^^wiUi^argo^aize^ind^ misfortune was early met, as the steamer I went ashore in the river. She was re-floated, and after temporary repairs proceeded. Easterly and north-easterly gales were next encountered, the winds being head on. and in the Bay of Biscay the crew had an anxious time. Mountainous seas swept over the ship; flooding the stoke-hold and engine-rooms, and the first mate, William Roberts, of North Wales, had a narrow escape from being washed overboard. He was standing on the upper bridge when the steward came for- ward with a cup of tea. The mate went to- wards him, and just then a mighty wave carried away the portion of the bridge which Roberts had just left. So great was the force that the iron stanchions were dis- torted like ribbons, and everything lying loose was lost. The Nethergate arrived at Belfast nine days overdue. The cargo went bad. The steamer will enter the Junction Dry Dock at Cardiff for extensive repairs. AGROUND AT NEWPORT. FRENCH STEAMER'S BACK BROKEN. The French steamer Conseil Pere (Captain Daunis), belonging to Bordeaux, ran aground at Powder House Point while going down the Usk at Newport early on Sunday morning. She was in charge of a licensed pilot, with a cargo of coal for Algiers, but there was a thick, misty rain. She got in a very dangerous position, and it was found on examination that her back was broken. At high water the tide almost covered her aft. The Conseil Pere, which is a regular trader to Newport, is a vessel of 1,739 tons net register. CARDIFF TUG SUNK. It was reported at the Cardiff Docks on Tuesday that the Cardiff tug Bantam Cock, owned by Messrs. Guthrie, Heywood, and Co.. had been sunk by a collision with the steam- ship Fleswick in Kingroad, but that the crew vere all saved. The captain and three men of the Bantam Cock had a very narrow escape. The Fleswick had come down on the morning tide from Sharpness for Bouen, and, after landing her pilot, was bearing down Channel when she struck the tug, which was anchored off the pier. The tug soon filled, and the two hands sleeping below turned out of their quarters just in time, having been aroused by the cap- tain and another hand, who saw the Fleswick bearing down on them. It is stated that the tug's lights were burn- ing at the time. The damage to the Fleswick, if any, is unknown. The tug is submerged to her mast, and representatives of Messrs. Guthrie, Heywood, and Co. visited Portishead later to see what could be done in the way of salvage. LOCAL TRADER SAFE. The steamer Winifred, a local trader, for the safety of which some apprehension has been felt, arrived at Boston on Monday. The steamer, which was on a voyage from Fowey, was about twelve days overdue.
EMPLOYMENT OF SEAMEN. STATISTICAL STATEMENT AS TO PORT OF CARDIFF. Mr. J. Shaw, chief superintendent of the Mercantile Marine Branch of the Board of Trade at Cardiff, has just issued a statistical statement of. the work of the year 1907. The seamen engaged and discharged were as follows:- Cardiff. Barry. Penarth. Ttl. Engaged- Number of ships 2,312 1,394 403 4,109 Seamen 34,790 22,209 4,236 61,2,15 Discharged- Number of ships 1,642 1,172 29S 3,109 Seamen 23,537 19,532 4,592 47,661 Total- Number of ships 3,954 2,566 698 7,218 Seamen .58,327 41,741 8,828 108,896 Under the transmission scheme 2,957 sea- men in all sent zE29,133 17s. 4d., while 3,846 sea- men were paid C30,378 17s. lOd. The total number of money orders issued was 3,902 for L39,464 12s. 7d., and the number paid 6.497 for LM,273 19s. 2d. The deposits in the Seamen's Savings Bank numbered 1,824, amounting to £ 20,654 5s. 7d., and the withdrawals 1,688 amounting to L16,157 2s. 5d. The desertions numbered as follows:— Seamen Failed to Per- engaged. join. centaga. Cardiff 34,790 982 2.82 Baary 22,209 447 2.01 Penarth 4,236 83 1.95 Total 61,235 1,512 ™ 2.46 None were prosecuted for failing to join. 350 reported themselves, 80 refused to pro- ceed, 20 were refused by masters, 103 were too late, 118 absconded (faJse addresses), 167 were traced, and 674 were not traced. No vessels were detained at Cardiff through failure of men to join, two steamers were detained at Barry for an average of 6J hours. Seven steamers were delayed at Penarth for an average of 3h. 51min. Of the vessels in- ward bound 481 men deserted, a percentage of 1.69. None were prosecuted, and 420 were not traced. The prosecutions altogether thirteen. Imprisonments aggrega. mg 28 weeks was imposed, fines amounted to £ 26 He., and costs to £ 7 5e. 6d. d
SOLICITOR THREATENED. DISGUSTING AND SCURRILOUS EFFUSIONS Upon the case being called of Elizabeth Jane Bugler against Fred Bugler on a charge of desertion at Barry on Monday Mr. Morgan Eees, solicitor, Cardiff, who appeared for complainant, applied for a second adjournment for a week to suit the conveni- ence of counsel. Mr. Harold M. Lloyd, solicitor for the hus- band, said he had no objection to offer to an adjournment, but since the case had been started he, together with other persons, had been the recipients of disgusting and threatening letters, signed anonymously as usual. Personally, he took no notice what- ever of them, and put them in the fire directly they were received, but he would like it to go forth from the Bench that if the writers of these scurrilous effusions were discovered they would be severely dealt with. Dr. Howell Rees: Oh, yes, of course. Mr. Lloyd. We are making every effort to trace the persons. Mr. Rees: I hope you will be successful, I¡ because I am certain my client has nothing at all to do with it. An adjournment was granted.
TEACHING OF WELSH IN MONMOUTHSHIRE. DILAPIDATION AT A BLAENAYON SCHOOL. At a. meeting of the elementary sub- committee of the Monmouthshire Education Committee at Newport on Tuesday a dis- cussion took place on the teaching of Welsh in districts where the language is prevalent, and J it was decided to make arrangements for its teaching where practicable, but in no case is it to be compulsory. The committee decided to reoonnnend that the school attendance officers should act as probation officers where the magistrates so 'd Complaint was made that the condition of Pwlldu School, wsar Blaenavon, was so bad and the exposure of the children to the inclement weather was so great that parents declined to send their Tbe com- mittee appointed a sub-committee to inspect the school.
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LOVERS DIE TOGETHER. 1 GIRL'S INFATUATION FOR A MARRIED MAN. Relatives have identified the bodies of the man and woman found strapped to gether in the New River at Great Amwell, Herts, as those of Charles George Stewart, aged 28, a Covent Garden salesman, and Beatrice Coward, aged 23, machinist. Stewart was a married man with two children. The bodies were strapped tightly together below the knees and round the waists. The girl had her arms clasped round the man's neck. and the man's arms Were round her waist. In one of Stewart's pockets was found a photograph of his wife, a dark, handsome young woman. Miss Coward was a very pretty girl. "She became infatuated with my husband, and it I seemed that she could not leave him," said Mrs. Stewart recently. About six months ago I knew that he went away with her, but ¡ thought until recently that he bad got out of his entanglement with her." "She knew that Mr. Stewart was a married man from the first," said Miss Coward's brother. She had been missing from home since about a fortnight before Christmas. On Thursday her mother received the following letter:- "Dear Mother,—You will know now how much I love Charlie Stewart, as I told you once before, although I don't believe you thought so. With all my heart I think a lot of you at home, but I could not content myself with anyone else but him, and I know he does of me.—Hoping you won't think too bad of me.—Sip." The same night, not many yards away from the spot where the bodies were found, a bargeman was drowned. He had fallen i into the river in the fog. At the inquest the jury found that. both had committed suicide, and that both were sane at the time.
NEW MINING APPOINTMENT IMPORTANT POSITION FOR MR. W. S. DA VIES, MOUNTAIN ASH. The new position of colliery agent to the Tredegar Iron and Coal Company, which carries with it the management and over- sight of the ten pits in the Tredegar and Khymney Valleys belonging to the company, has been filled by the appointment of Mr. William Stephen Davies, the present general manager of the Mountain Ash CoHieries of Messrs. Nixon's Navigation Company. Mr. levies has spent all his mining life in the service of his present company, having filled since 1897, in succession head au<l being previously ger. boo^"cl'erl £ ail4 assist,ant-general rnana- ME- DAVIE8. MR. ° Ha-ms, Aberdare. -1 Mr. Davies is a member of the council nr the South Wales Colliery Officials' TJ1 1 ;ronSa member of the South Wales of Engineers, the North England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, andTh| Institution of Mimn§ Engineers.
PUBLIC HOLIDAY PROFITS AT CARMARTHEN. An abstract of the accounts of the Car. miarthen Attractions Committee for the three holiday meet-ings held during 1907 has been published, and shows a net profit of £ 346 15s. 4d. on the year's working, and au increase of Egg 5s. 5d. on last year. Since the committee have been working under the auspices of the corporation they have been able to 02and over to the town connoil the sum of £ 251 2s. lid. as rent, in addition to aocumuJatinig a deposit account of £300 as a reserve fund
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FOUND IN THE RIVER TAFF. CARDIFF MAN'S BODY FLOATING AT TWELVE KNOTS. The Cardiff coroner (Mr. W. L. Yorath) held an inquiry on Monday touching the death of William James Rowlands, whose body was recovered from the River Taff at Grange- town, under circumstances already reported. Deceased, who was a chargeman at the Windsor Slipway, was missed from his home in Holmesdale-street a few days after Christ- mas. The police at once instituted inquiries. but nothing was heard about him until the discovery of his body on Saturday morning, when it was found by Mr. William Palmer, fisherman, about 200 yards from the Clarence Bridge. The latter said the body was float- ing down tHe river at a.bout twelve knots an hour, and, as there was a great deal of fresh water in the river, he thought it likely that the corpse had floated down from the bills, especially as it had been thought that deceased had gone to the hills to wish his friends there a Happy New Year. Dr. Pittard said the body had evidently been in the water three or four weeks. Tteath was due to drowning. There were no marks of injuries on the body. Tte imy's verdict was Found drowned."
LABOURER'S AMPUTATED LEG. APPEAL ALLOWED IN CARDIFF ASSIZE CASE. The case of Morgan v. the Tredegar Dry Dock and Wharf Company (limit d) came before Lords Justices Vaughan Williams. Farwell, and Kennedy in the Court of Appeal on Tuesday on the application of the defendants, who asked that judgment should be entered in their favour, their case having been tried before Mr. Justice Jelf and a special jury at Cardiff. Mr. B. Francis-Williams. K.C., and Mr. Lewie Richards (instructed by Messrs. Buchan and Co.) appeared for the appellants, and Mr. S. T. Evans, K.C.. and Mr. Parsons (instructed by Messrs. Helder, Roberts, and Co.) for the respondent. Counsel explained that in discharging cargo a chain snapped, whereby plaintiff's leg was fractured and amputated. On the jury's find- ings, the judge refused to enter judgment for either party. Mr. Evans said that plaintiff was going to re-enter the case. but in the meanwhile this notice of appeal was given- I In reply to Lord Justice..Vaughan Williams, Mr. Williams said that in effect he was appealing against the refusal of the judge to enter judgment for the defendants. -Lord Justice Kennedy said that if there was evidence of common law negligence to go to the jury, then the jury should have been dis- charged; but if the judge thought there was no evidence, and had the courage of his con- t vidians, then he should have entered judg- ment for the defendants. Mr. 8. T. Evans said that the learned judge's mind seemed to incline to his side. Lord Justice Vaughan Williams: Not ulti- mately. Mr. Evans, replying to Lord Justice Kennedy, said he did not intend to take the technical point that there was no judgment to appeal against. His submission was that there was evidence to go to the jury, that the jury had disagreed upon the evidence, and that, therefore, as a matter of course, there must be a re-trial. At the conclusion of the arguments, their lordships held that there was no evidence of common law negligence to go to the jury. and they accordingly allowed the appeal, and entered judgment for the defendants with costs. Mr. Evans, for the plaintiff, then asked the court to assess compensation under the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1897, at the rate of cl a week from the 6th of Novem- ber, 1896, that being a fortnight after the date of the accident. Mr. Williams asked the court to capitalise the compensation, pointing out the work nan had lost one leg, and was, therefore, par- tially incapacitated for life. After some discussion it was agreed thut the parties should endeavour to agree to the amount, the matter to be mentioned to taeie lordships again at some future date.