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Barry Council Mystery. a TWO ENGAGEMENTS TERMINATED. At Barry District Council meeting on Tues- day evening, presided over by Councillor W. J. Williams, J.P., Councillor J. F. Hogg moved in accordance with notice that the resolution to terminate the engagements of the gas and water engineers respectively be rescinded. The Rev. Ben Evans had given notice of motion that reasons be given by the Gas and Water Committee for recommending such a step, and that these reasons and the reply of the engineers be considered at a future meeting, no action to be taken in the meantime. Councillor Hogg declared that as a member of the committee he knew of no reason for recommending such a course, and he submitted that in not formulating any complaints or charges and permitting oppor- tunity to reply, justice had not been meted out to these two officials, who had served the town faithfully and efficiently for 16 or 17 years. (Hear, hear.) The Chairman, in seconding the motion, said he agreed with Mr Hcgg that no charge of any sort had been made against these officials. Recently the Council unanimously condemned the Barry Railway Co. for dismissing well-tried officials without justifiable reasons, yet the Council now proposed to do the same thing. As to there being anything against these officials, the contrary could be proved, seeing that Mr Waite a short time ago had been given an increase of salary. No other member spoke to the motion, which was lost, only three members voting ill its favour. Air J. F. Hogg, in the absence and with the authority of the Rev. Ben Evans, then moved the motion that the reasons be stated. Councillor Hogg said that if the Council did such a, thing as this in the course of private business they would not be in existence as business men for ten minutes. When he was returned to the Council he anticipated great pleasure in transacting public business, as he thought a high tone prevailed and that the whole thing was above board. He regretted, bowever, that his ideal had been shattered, as things were not what they seemed.—The Chair- man seconded the motion. Councillor Manaton, speaking against the motion, said that men who knew their own business did not want to talk very much about it. As far as he was concerned, he voted for the dismissal of the officials, for whom he was personally sorry, in order to prevent the over- lapping of such work as laying mains, such as they had experienced in the past. This motion was als& lost and subsequently the Gas and Water Committee w J'e empowered to hold a 6pecv ij meeting to with future arrange- ment t for appointing one engineer capable of super ctending the gas and water concerns at a salary of 1400 per annum. ——*———
A DISABLED FOOT. Compensation Case at Rhayader. Before Judge William Evans, at Rhayader County Court. on Tuesday, the Birmingham Corporation applied for the reduction of an Award of £ 1 a week granted to William Andrews. Bellan Tavern, Cwmbella, near Llan- idloes, locomotive driver, under the Workmen's Compensation Act, on the ground that re- spondent was not totally incapacitated. Appli- icants were represented by Mr W George, Uanidloes (instructed by Messrs Rendall, IP,rice, and Francis, solicitors, London) Mr Xewis Matthew Richards, barrister-at-law (in- structed by Messrs E. P. and A. L. Careless, Solicitors, Llandrindod Wells) appeared for respondent. Respondent injured his foot at the Elan Valley Waterworks on October 7th, 1904, but Dr. Vaughan Owen, Llandiloes, said he con- sidered respondent was now able to look after an engine or do general work. Stanley Ernest Wcnham, managing clerk for Messrs Kendall, "NPrice, and Francis, solicitors, London, said he visited Bellan Inn on the previous Saturday, and found respondent serving in the bar. By Mr Lewis M. Richards Witness did not come down to do a little Sherlock Holmes work. (Laughter.) Onty to see how Andrews could walk about. Dr. Taylor, Llandovery, who attended to respondent's foot at the time of the accident, said that if Andrews hobbled into the bar be could not stand there long without pain. He considered the foot disabled, and that it would never be well. Dr. Lewis Heather, of Hay, said respondent's foot was no better now than when the award of £ 1 a week was given, and he was sure the disable- ment was permanent. Respondent said the fnn-keeping was entirely his wife's businss, ;ind be only served in the bar while she went to Uanidloes shopping- His Honour held there was no reasonable ground for disturbing the award, and dismissed the application, with costs in scale C.
WELSH MINERS FOR CANADA. A Note of Warning. A Rhondda Welshman who has for somo time been working in British Columbia, has written a long letter to Mr Thomas Richards. M.P., secretary of the South Wales Miners' Federation, urging Welsh miners to be on their guard with reference to any inducements that may be offered them to emigrate to that district. From this letter it would seem that some of the agreements which the colliers are obliged to sign are said to be highly objection- able, and the correspondent forwards for ex- amination some specimen copies of these docu- ments. On this point Mr T. Richards. M-P., writes — "I have examined the forms referred to, which the workmen are asked to sign, and also the special rules which they are subjected to at the colhery. and I have no hesitation in advising all Welsh miners to be wary of changing their location, poor as some of them are, for British Columbia." The correspondent referred to adds :—" The jmoney offered is not good enough to meet the cost of living in this part of the world."
NEWPORT MAN'S THEFT. At Aberdare on Tuesday Edward Lewis. an pmaploye,e of Mr C. D. Phillips, Newport, was charged with stealing fittings, fitters' tools, d brags, troe property of Messrs Jones, Dickinson, and Co., of Dowiais, value £ 4. Arthur Jones, prosecutor's warehouseman. paid that three weeks ago prisoner called at Dowiais to remove an old engine to Newport for Mr C. D. Phillips, who had purchased it. After he left the toots and fittings (produced) \eere missing. Prisoner was arrested at New- port, offering the articles for sale at a marine at-ores.-Ace-use,d now said he removed the articles thinking they belonged to his employer. —The Magistrates" Clerk: Why did you take them to a marine store ? Your employer is jaot a marine store dealer.-Prisonr: I was Overy drunk, I don't remember anything. ,sbout them.—Sentenced to prison for 21 days
6.D.F. & MERTHYR BOROUGHS. Unfounded Report. With regard to an announcement recently jnade to the effect that it was the intention of the Social Democratic Federation to contest tiie Merthyr Boroughs at the next election, ynri that Mr Kenealy, sen of the late Dr. □Eenealy, would be the Federation candidate, I.Mr Hugh Morgan, Merthyr Vale Branch Social Democratic Federation, wrote to headquarters, 4LD.d has received the following letter: Dear Comrade,—In reply to your letter of 'yesterday, I may say that Mr Kenealy is -entirely unknown to us, and that thei-e is no truth whatever in the announcement which has appeared in the Press.-Yours fraternally, H. W. Lee, Secretary S.D.F., Central Hall, 21a, Maiden-lane, W.C., Sept. 5th.
Tbe little boy, Bailey Lewis, Vaughan- eteeet, Dowiais, who fell dowr he bank of the Dowiais Brook at Geilifaelog J distance feet, has succumbed to h injuries.
i Neath Lady's Marriage. A ROMANTIC LOVE MATCH. That truth is often stranger than fiction has been again exemplified in the romantic marri- age of a Neath born young lady, Miss Con- stance Hawker, a daughter of the Rev. George Hawker, of Camden Town Baptist Church. Mr Hawker was for some years the highly esteem<*i pastor of Orchard-place Baptist Church, Neath, and two years ago he revisited the scene of his early labours, aud was given an enthusiastic welcome. Miss Constance Hawker, who has recently been married to Mr Archibald Douglas, director of education in Southern Nigeria, is said to owe her engagement and marriage; to a printer's error. Her sister, Miss Vera llawker, distinguished herself by chasing and securing a pickpocket in North London, and when the case was brought into court the Judge paid her a handsome compliment upon her pluck, and his observations were reported in the news- papers. By a misprint her name was given as Nora Hawkes." This was read by Mr Douglas in far-distant Nigeria. In his schooldays lie had known a, girl named Nora, Hawkes, and concluding the lady whose praises were sung in the newspapers must be she, he wrote to her, and, with her father's permission, she replied, explaining the misprint. On returning to Eng- land Mr Douglas expressed a desire to meet his young correspondent, and with her elder sister, Constance, the schoolgirl and the Government administrator met. The sequel was not that with which the conventional novelist would conclude his tale, for Mr Douglas fell in love with the elder sister, the charming chaperone. At their wedding Miss Vera Hawker was her sister's bridesmaid.
MORTUARY FOR PONTYPRIDD. At a meeting of the Pontypridd Council on Tuesday, Mr P. Taylor, J.P., presiding, the medical officer (Dr. Howard Davies), again called attention to the urgent need of a mor- tuary, remarking that when the recent acci- dent occurred on the Barry Railway there was no available place to receive the mutilated remains. The Health Committee was instructed to negotiate for a sire. Claims were sent in for damage done to property in consequence of the recent heavy rains. The principal claim was from Mr Arthur Seaton. for F37, for stoppage of gullies on Graigwen-road. causing serious damage to the roads. One of the councillors said it was an abnormal downpour, and being anact of- God there could be no claim against the Council. The matter was referred to the clerk and survyoor. It was intimated that the Assessment Com- mittee had agreed to reduce the assessment of the Isolation Hospital from S,262 to JE175. liven the latter figure was stated to be far in excess of the assessment of neighbouring hospitals, and a further rebate is to be asked for. The costs of the Parliamentary agents in connec- tion with the Bill promoted in Parliament by the Council last Session amounted to 1471 18s lid. Reference was made in the minutes of the Finance Committee to a, disputed account ten- dered by the Pontypridd Water Company. The company had threatened legal proceedings for, the recovery of the amount, and the Council had decided to defend the action. A suggestion for a consultation between the respective officials was resented by Mr Moses Jones, upon which Mr James Roberts remarked that their reports continually smelt strongly of law. He only wanted an amicable arrangement. It was nothing but law, law, whenever the Council came together.—Mr Moses Jones The reason why we have so many cases is because the Council always pay the costs, and have not sufficient backbone to fight them. It was, decided to adhere to the resolution to fight the action.
BARRY ISLAND ATTRACTIONS. Development Scheme Deferred. At a meeting of Barry District Council on Tuesday, Councillor W. J. Williams. J.P., pre- siding, discussion ensued on the report of the committee recommending that iU,920 be spent on shelters, baud stand, fountains, &A-. at Whitmore Bay, and referring the question of improvements near Coldknap to a sub-com- mittee. The former recommendation was made on the report of Mr W. T. Douglas, M-Inst.C.1. On the motion of Councillor Six- smith, seconded by Councillor .1. A. Manaton, it was decided that all questions of improve- ments on the island be deferred until the Coun- cil had acquired the rights offered some time ago by the Earl of Plymouth. The clerk explained that the gift by the Earl of Ply- mouth had been confirmed, the agreement signed and the committee could complete its part by paying the money. It was necessary, however, that a Local Government Board in- quiry should be held. With regard to the Porthkerry side improvements, the committee were asked to have plans prepared of a road- way along the Parade to Coldknap. It was agreed to apply for a provisional order for powers to purchase land near the gathering- ground of the present water supply. At the weekly meeting of the Cardiff Branch of the Women's Social and Political Union Miss Ethel Gillett, one of the most active members, was presented with a handsome salad bowl on the occasion of her marriage with Mr S. A. Stoddart.
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Alleged Cheque Frauds. ABERYSTWYTH SENSATION. At the Aberystwyth Town Hall on Tuesday James Finch, of 17. Colebrooke-avenue, Eal- ing, was charged by John Sheldon Peters, Ter- race-road, Aberystwyth, bookseller, with hav- ing falsely and fraudulently induced prosccu- tor to endorse a banker's cheque for £ 48 165 6d on July 26th. On the same date accused, it was stated, obtained from Mr .Tack Edwards, bookseller, Great Darkgat-e-street, a cheque for £ 48 15s. and in reference to this there was a second charge. Mr A. J. Hughes, town clerk, prosecuted, and Mr A. C. lialiigey, of Kirk and Halligey, London, defended. The cr rrtroom was crowded when Mr Hughes rose to lay the facta before the Court. He said that the accused was for some years in the era- ploy of Listers, publishers, London, as a com- mercial traveller. He left the employ of Lis- ters a few months ago, and on July 26th was in Aberystwyth. Mr Peters had previously done business with the accused, who on this date said he had started business in Norfolk-street. Strand, as a publisher, and added that for a, beginner ho was doing well. On previous occa- sions Mr Peters had backed cheques for the accused. On the date named accused asked him to back a cheque drawn on Barclay and Co.. Wantage, on self or order for £48 16s 6d. Before leaving Mr Peters accused was particu- lar in inquiring the name of the bank, and was shown to the London and Provincial Bank. The reason of this would be understood, said Mr Hughes. when it was remembered that pre- viously he had got Mr Jack Edwards to back a cheque for at the National Provin- cial Bank. On the same day a. further cheque for £48 16s 6d was cashed for the accused by the North and South Wales Bank, but this was met. the bank officials having sent the cheque direct to Wantage instead of through the clearing house. The cheques were presented. and were dishonoured. Upon going into the matter it bad been found that the accused had four banking accounts, viz., at West Ealing, Wantage, Feltham, York and City Bank, Ulver- stone. Every single remittance to the Wantage Bank, which was the bank they were chiefly concerned with, was made by telegram. Mr Hughes said he would be able to show tha.t 50 cheques were drawn by the accused and dishonoured, and he regretted to say that Aberystwyth was not the only place at which the accused had been getting cheques of his endorsed by friends and custDInerS of his late firm. Accusod became bankrupt August 9th. and at his examination he informed the official receiver that he was aware for the last three years that he was unable to pay all his debts. The Bankruptcy Court files were produced, and evidence given by Mr Fercival Charles Grainger, manager of the Wantage branch of Barclay's Bank. It was customary, he said, for the accused to wife remittances and tele- phone or post, instructions as to the cheques coming in. Some cheques were met, and oth-er:3 were hy instructions of the acclld sent back, but witness understood that these were met direct, by the accused. 1 n cross-examina- tion witness said the accused had always kept his word, and was most attentive to his busi- ness. In. a letter which accused wrote he said that he was overwhelmed with work, and expressed regret that he had given the bank trouble. His account at one time stood at £8 odd. and over £120 in cheques was presented. Evidence was a-iso given by Mr Peters and Mr Edwards. Both said they were given to understand that accused was in business in Norfolk-street, Strand. Mr Peters said he en- dorsed the cheque without knowing the amount. Superintendent Jones, who received the accused in custody from the London police, said he could not find any publishing premises belonging to Finch in Norfolk-street. Accused, who reserved his defence, was com- mitted for trial at the Quarter Sessions on both charges. Bail was allowed.
CARDIFF WORKHOUSE. Isolation of Consumptives. The sub-committee which was appointed to consider the arrangements for isolation of con- sumptive patients and the accommodation for delirious patients reported to the Cardiff Workhouse Visiting Committee at their meet- ing on Tuesday, Mr F. J. Beavan being in the chair. This report stated that it appeared from the medical officer's statements that the maie consumptive patients were at present isolated, but (apart from the temporary stress occa- sioned through the outbreak of measles and whooping cough) there was no suitable ac- commodation in side wards for female con- sumptive patients, and generally the need of additional a.nd improved accommodation for sick cases had become one of serious urgency. It was also clear, as had been sufficiently shown during past years, that the accommo- dation for ordinary inmates was too limited to afford assistance to the hospital, hein itself unequal to the strain which regularly fell on the institution each winter, and until the board faced the question of making further suitable provision difficulties must continually exist. At the\ present time the choice ap- peared to be between accommodating in the general hospital wards mothers with babies, who necessarily disturbed the rest of the other inmates, or consumptive patients, who were a source of infection, and as the lesser of two evils the sub-committee recommended the former course as a ■ temporary provision, so that the ward now used for mothers and babies might be available for female consump- tives until some satisfactory arrangement was made. On account of the absence of suitable accommodation the committee were quite unable to suggest any method by which deli- rious p8,tients could be isolated, although they were informed by the medical officer that iso- lation was often a great necessity. The committee recommended the board to adopt the report of the sub-committee. A Hospital Sub-Committee, consisting of nine members, were appointed. Mr J. J. Ames, who brought the question forward, said he did not know whether their medical officer when appointed should not spend more time in the house than the last official used to do. Mrs Plews, the wife of the assistant master of the workhouse, was recommended by the committee for the appointment of matron's assistant. Paid Nonconformist Chaplain. The question of the appointment of a Non- conformist ehapl3.in eanw np for considera- tion. The Rev. T. Davies, secretary of the Ministerial Union, wrote stating in effect that that body could not see its way to give effect to a Nonconformist chaplaincy being main- tained by voluntary subscriptions, and there- fore left the responsibility for providing minis- trations for Nonconformists to the guardians. In the selection of a suitable man the Union would be glad to assist the committee. The Workhouse Visiting Committee there- upon decided to proceed 1 o the appointment of a paid Nonconformist chaplain. Later, Mr Good wanted to submit an amendment when the question was disposed of, but the Chair- man ruled him out of order. Mr Good sat down with a smile upon being informed that he could have his" say" on Saturday. The salary of the Nonconformist chaplain, it was recommended, should be £50. The ap- pointment will be advertised, and the replies sent to the Ministerial Union for that body to select a ca.ndida.te for recommendation to the board.
ARREST AT A FUNERAL While conducting a funeral at Wood Grange Park Cemetery, Joseph Barker; an undertaker, of Church-street, Shoreditch. was arrested. On Tuesday at Lambeth John Sigournay, a coffin maker, was charged with stealing twelve pairs of feather plumes and fourteen pairs of horse velvets, value £100. the property'of his employer, Henry Wade Simpson, of East- street, Walworth, and Barker was charged with receiving three pairs of the plumes and three pairs of the velvets, well knowing them to have been stolen. In the cemetery Mr Simpson remarked to Ba.rker. You are using some of my plumes and velvets on your horses," and he replied, Wait till I have finished the job. Then you can have them all back." He said.he bought them from Sigouroay, who told him he bought them at a sale room, they having been the property of man who had gone broke." Sigournay. who said he only came out of prison last Wednesday and could not get work, was arrested in Hackney-road. Both the accused were remanded, the magistrate accept- ing bail in .£50 for Barker, who, it was stated, would have a perfect answer to the charge.
BULL CHARGES CYCLIST. The danger of allowing cattle to roam about the highway was unpleasantly demon- strated oh Tuesday afternoon, when a cyclist named Edward Thomas, residing near St. Fagan's, coming round a bend in the road near Capel Llanillteme, observed a bull "lying across the road. He tried to pass the animal, which apparently had an objection to having his siesta disturbed, with the result that it charged the cyclist. Fortunately the rider man- aged to elude the bull's onrush by jumping over the hedge, leaving his bicycle, however, to the mercy of the savage animal, which trampled, and smashed it to pieces. The bull belonged to a neighbouring farmer, and it is presumed that it got into the road by break- ing through the hedge. This is the-second time-since July last that a cyclist has had his machine smashed by a bull.
AFTER 20 YEARS. A curious story was tokl at Westminster on Tuesday, when Walter Frost, a motor driver, of Luna-street, Chelsea, was charged with biga.my. It was stated that in July last the accused married a woman with whom he had lived for twenty years, although, it was alleged, his wife was still alive. This woman, who has a family of eleven children, admitted she had been introduced to the first wife fourteen years ago, but she had not seen her since. She said she gave Frost into custody because his behaviour had changed since marriage but Mr Horace Smith, as no evidence could be given that the first wife alive, discharged the accused.
Miners' Wage Standard. FEDERATION'S NEW POLICY. Interview with Mabon, M.P. It is now the settled policy of the miners in all the coalfields of Great Britain to bring about at the earliest opportunity a re-arrange- ments of standards whereby, as the phrase is, the present percentages above the standard which constitute the minimum wage shall be merged in that standard and become the basis of all future variations. This decision was come to in London in 1he early summer, at a series of conferences held under the auspices of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain, and was announced and fully explained in these columns at the time. Mabon, M.P., in his speech at Caerphilly on Monday, enunciated, therefore, no new policy what was new in the speech was the declaration that, so far as South Wales is concerned, this re-arrangement must come into force or the maximum must go." The present agreement remains in force until December 30th, 1909, and until then—a little over two years hence—no change can take place- Under this agreement the minimum ip fixed at 30 per cent. above the standard, and the maximum at 60 per cent. It is difficult for the uninitiated to compre- hend exactly what this new proposal means, and in order to elucidate the matter, our re- presentative on Monday sought an interview on the subject with Mr W. Abraham, M.P., who was then. in Cardiff. A Correction. At the outset Mabon said that one portion of his Caerphilly speech was not quite correctly reported in the Press. I am made to say," he explained, that The figures quoted in the morning papers for coal—not the best steam coal-showed 5 per cent. per ton in advance of the price which warranted the maximum rate of wages." What I did say was That the avers,ge price of all coal sold- not best steam only-was between 4s and 5s per ton (not per cent.), in advance of the price which warranted the maximum rate of wages. The difference is an important one. The prices now prevailing, if Press accounts are correct, would justify 40 or even 50 per cent. in wages higher than the maximum will war- rant. It is monstrously unfair, therefore, for anyone to suggest that the high rate of wages is the chief cause for the high price of coal." What do you exactly mean, Mr Abraham, when you say that the 30 per cent, minimum must be merged in the standard ?" What I mean is this," replied Mabon, that the 30 per cent. must be merged in, or added to, the present standard, thus making a new standard, upon which all advances will be based in future." That is to say that you want the price list in every colliery so revised as to increase every item in it by 30 per cent., and that that revised price list shall become the new stan- da rd 1" Mr Abraham agreed that this was so. Then wherein lies the difference 1" was the next question. A man earning £ 1 on the price list would now get £ 1 phis 30 per cent., a total of 26s. If the price list be improved 30 per cent., be will still get 26s." The difference will he this," explained the hon. member, that whereas now the advances arc based upon the £1, they will in future be based upon the 26s. That is a very material difference. A 5 per cent. on 26s will yield more than a 5 per cent. on 20s." But if you throw your standards into the melti.ng pot. does it not follow that you must re-arrange your percentages, and the relation of the percentages to tlle wages earned on the standard ?" Those are details,replied -Ala,ocn, that must be left over for future discussion- The point at present is that, since the days when we agreed to fix the maximum at 60 per cent., circumstances have so altered that it is pos- sible for prices to be realised suiiflcient to yield us 40 and even 50 per cent. in wages beyond that maximum. The facts of the case fully justify us in asking for a change." Then you want to increase the maximum and not remove it ? If you remove the maxi- mum will the employers not be justified in asking for the elimination of the minimum ?" I do not know yet what we shall ask for, but if we shall ask for the elimination of the maximum altogether we have plenty of pre- cedents to quote. There is no maximum either under the English Board or under the Scottish Board.
THE NEW INCOME-TAX. Circular Lettep to Cardiff Shipowners. Mr W. R.. Hawkins. secretarv, has addressed a circular letter, dated September 3rd, on the provisions of the Finance Atft of 1907. to the members of the Cardiff Incorporated Ship- owners Association, drawing attention to some important alterations made in the law in the income tax section. He says :— Clause 18 provides that tax at Is in the pound shs 11 be paid for the current year. Clause 19 provides that any individual who claims and proves that his income from all sources does not exceed E2,000 shall be entitled to a rebate of 3d in the pound on such portion as may be earned income. An individual desiring to claim the rebate should apply to the Surveyor of Taxes for the necessary form, and should make the claim before the 30th instant. ClauseMprovides that the privilege where- by a retftrn of tax could be obtained in case the actual profit of a year was less than the profit estimated on the average of three previous years shall cease from the beginning of the current financial year. "Clause 26 provides that where full effectcan- not be given to the allowance for depreciation in any year in consequence of the profits not being equally as large as the allowance, the balance of such allowance for depreciation shall be carried forward to the next year, and so on for succeeding years. This should be of great advantage to ship- owners, who in past years of small or no profits must have lost the benefit of large amounts in reduction."
PRINCESS FINED. Princess Toussoun, of Cambria House, Kiswortby-road, Hampstead, was summoned at Leeds on Tuesday for having driven a motor at an excessive speed at Chapel town on September lst. The car was driven by the Princess, and con- tained another lady and tbe chauffeur, and the speed was alleged to have been 25 miles an hour. The Princess when charged with travel- ling at this speed, expressed her sorrow if it were true- She now expressed the opinion that she was not going at the speed stated. They were, she said, going to catch a train. A fine of £ 3. and costs was imposed.
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ol I Newport Town Council. MUNICIPAL TEETOTALISM. Members Asked to Sign the Pledge. SANITARY COMMITTEE INDICTED. Councillor P. Phillips, J.P., the Mayor, pre- sided at the m i-ithy meeting of Newport Town Council on Tuesday. Civic TeetotsJism. Alderman T. H. Howell referred to the excellent report of Alderman Clifford Phil- lips on the Royal Sanitary Institute Confer- ence at Dublin. He noticed that Professor Itf'Weeney wa3 in favour of working class sanatoria in each populous centre which would teach people to value cleanliness, fresh a.ir, sunlight, and good nutrition with the avoid- ance of alcohol. Attention was called to the number of cases of cfaronic alcoholism. Alcohol was the principal cause of so many people being in lunatic asylums Most of them were women, and the inference was that women could not stand the habitual drinking of spirits. He thought that as a Corporation they ought to set an example to the town of Newport and start a list that day pledging themselves to abstain from alcohol drinking. (Cries of Oh, oh.") This was the greatest evil on earth. Mr R. Wilkinson What about betting ? The Mayor said that Alderman Howell had made a very nice little speech, but after what they had read of the conflicting opinions of medical men with reference to alcohol there was a bit of a doubt about it. Total abstinence forms were not submitted to the Corporation. The World a Gamble." Alderman T. H. Howell, supporting the action of the Watch Committee instructing the head constable to notify shopkeepers to with- draw certain automatic machines from thair shops, said they were nothing but gambling machines. Mr R. Wilkinson The world is a gamble. (Laughter.) Shop Window Blinds. Mr R. Wilkinson objected to giving the chief constable powers to order shopkeepers to raise their window-blinds from seven feet to eight feet. Mr William Evans said it was a hardship on shopkeepers, because the 8ft. blinds did not keep the sun off, and the goods in the windows were as a result spoilt. Shop- keepers took a pride in their shop windows, and it was not fair that they should be handi- capped. Mr J. Liscombe said it would mean the ruination of some of the tradesmen. The Town Clerk explained that the bvr-law would be onforced with discretion. On a motion that the question be referred back only seven voted for it. New Councillor's Indictment- Replying to certain criticisms on the Sani- tary Committee, Mr William Evans said it would do Some of the members good if. in- stead of criticising all that had been done they -gi went round the town and sniffed a lpit. (Laugh- ter. ) Councillor Charles made a serious indict- ment a.gainst the Sanitary Committee. He said much could be done to prevent many deaths of infants, and he would suggest that for every child dying from the effects of insani- tary conditions the members of the committee might legally be tried for manslaughter. It could be 'proved that many deaths in Newport were directly due to insanitary conditions for which the committee were responsible, and the parents of the children could obtain legal damages from the committee for such deaths. Alderman Clifford Phillips said a good deal of indulgence was generally given to a new councillor, but such statements ought not to go unchallenged. He \wovilc! sAy that the cause of such deaths was largely due to the ignor- ance of the parents, and not to the neglect of the Sanitary Committee, who were alive to their responsibilities. He thought Mr Charles should have considerably toned down his statements. Echo of tl-- Traffic Contest. During a discussion of the incurred in opposing recent Parliamentary Bills, Mr R. Wilkinson said he was told that one of the public men of Newport, who gave evidence iu. favour of the Alexandra Dock Bill, was a share- holder in the Great Western Railway Company. The Mayor We have nothing to do with that. Telephone Rates. Alderman Howell spoke strongly against the proposals of the National Telephone Company with respect to the schedule of rates for Tele- phone Exchartgeservice. He trusted that all the Corporations and Councils would unite to oppose this. It WAS resolved to draw the attention of the Municipal Corporations Asso- ciation to the matter. Tramway Fares. Referring to a suggestion that the tramways manager should report on the advisability of allowing workmen to travel at workmen's fares onthp :jt.ow Hill route by transference from other routes, Mr R. Wilkinson moved that these facilities be granted. Mr Wm. Evans said he brought this matter up atthecotn- mittee, but he was prepared to await the report of the manager. This course was adopted. Mr R. Wilkinson made com plaints against the tramway system. and said they were losing thousands of oa-sseng'T.s owing to the negli- gence of the Tramways Committee. (Laughter.) Committee Constitution. In a discussion on the Electricity Com- mittee's report. Alderman Mordey said it was time to consider the question whether the Electricity Committee should be the light- ing authority for the town. The Electricity Committee were now selling the light to them- selves. The Mayor said it was a, matter for the Selection Committee to deal with. Labour Members' Protest. Considerable interest was taken in the elee- tion of a successor to Mr J. Dunn as a repre- sentative on the Harbour Board. Mr R. Wil- kinson moved that Mr .T. Moxon be elected, remarking that his legal knowledge would be of material assistance to the board. Alderman i M. Mordey seconded. Mr C. Thomas said Mr Moxon's attendances at committees showed he had too much to do already. He moved, as Councillor Twomey was a representative of the workers, and as all sections of the com- munity with the exception of the workers were already represented on the board, that Mr Twomey be elected. Mr Peter Wright supported. The voting was :—Moxon 16, Twomey 7. neutral 4.—Air Charles Thomas Just as I thought. With a majority on the Council supposed to be Liberals and friends of Labour the only Labourma-n suggested for the board is refused. A splendid argument for the I.L.P." Likened to the House of Lords. Mr Peter Wright objected to a minute of the Watch Committee that the ratable de- ductions of two police officer.,3 should not be entertained. He knew that in these matters the Watch Committee was in a similar position to the House of Lords. There was a big prin- ciple at stake, and the sums deducted from the superaanuation fund should lx- refunded to those officers who resigned. He moved that the report be referred back. Alderman Mor- dey asked what would become of their Pen- sion Fund if they did this with every police officer who left the force. If the suggestion was carried out they would have to fall back on the rates. Mr E. A. Chartes seconded a motion that the report be not adopted because the deductions were compulsory on the part of the police. Only five voted for Mr Wright's motion. Smoking Chimneys and Rubbish. Councillors Lloyd and Thomas asked the chairman of the Watch Committee if the police were doing all they could to prevent the f firing of chimneys and the emission of dense black smoke from some of the factory cbim neys of the town. Councillor Wright asked if something could not be do to stop trades- men dumping rubbish in Pill. One child had been seriously burned through the firing of the ■rubbish. Alderman Mordey replied tha.t with regard to the firing of chimncys and emission of smoke, it was for tbe police to prove that the same w-v wilful. With regard to the rub- bish question, the police did their best, but until the Council gave them more constables they could not adequately cope with every- thing-
COLLISION AT WENVOE. COGAN INNKEEPER FATALLY HURT. On Tuesday Mr Church, of the Station Hotel, Cogan, was driving with Mr David Jenkins, also of Cogan, in a pony trap, and they were leaving Wenvoe and going towards Culvert-house Cross, when, as they were pro- ceeding down the hill,tbey approached two carts heavily laden with stones from the quarry close by. Mr Church, who was driving, called to the ciriv-er of the trolley to move to one side, but owing probably to the fact that the trolley was so heavily loadedand that the mare which Mr Church was driving was yonng and restive, the two vehicles collided. Part of the harness broke, and the mare gave a jump which threw Mr Church into the roadway. He fell on the side of his h. being rendered unconscious. He was taken to n~cottage close by, and Drs. Roche and Boyle were sent for. They found Mr Church suffering from concus- sion of the brain, and feared the results would be fatal. They, however, wired to a Cardiff specialist, bnt Mr Church died before his arrival, in the presence of the two doctors. Mr W. Williams and Mrs Church, deceased's wife, hurried to Wenvoe, but found that Mr Church was dead when they arrived. The body was brought to Penarth on Tuesday afternoon, where an inquest will probably be held to-day. Mr Church had been living at Oogan for about 40'years. He was an engineer trading from Cardiff in hosts belonging to Morel, Ltd., Cardiff, but for-a, long period had been licensee of the Station Hotel.
CAUGHT IN BELTING SHAFT. At Taibaeh Tinplate Works, Port. Talbot, on Tuesday a tinman named Edmund Rees, of Tydraw-street, Port Talbot, had his arm badly fractured in several places, and it is feared amputation will be necessary. Rees, who is now at Swansea Hospital, was engaged in putting a, belt on a pulley, when his arm was caught and wound completely round the shaft. One of the workmen, had the presence of mind to stop the engine, and soxdtased Fees from his perilous portion.
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King's Divorced Wife. I DENIAL OF HER ENGAGEMENT. I Berlin, Tuesday.—With regard to the an- 1 nouncement made in London of the early marriage of the Countess Montignoso with the Florentine singer Touselli. the Tage- blatt learns from her lawyer that the state- ment is incorrect. Her arrangement with the Court of Saxony is that if she marries again she shall give up her allowance of £1,800:1 year and the guar- dianship of the little Princess Monica, after May next. As the countess desires to keep the child beyond that date, she has no wish to marry. It is also incorrect to describe Touselli as a Florentine singer. He is a pianist who has played in the presence of the countess. Her intended visit with her child to the Isle of Wight apparently gave rise to the rumour of the marriage.-Da12.iel. The life story of the Countess Montignoso, ex-Crown Princess of Saxony, divorced wife of the present King of Saxony, is one of the most astounding in the annals oi Royalty. The Countess was born in 1870, the daughter of the exiled Grand Duke of Tuscany. She was beau- tiful, spirited, athletic, and highly gifted—a c fine linguist and a. good painter. Shc married the Crown Prince Frederick Augustus of I Saxony in 1891. The marriage was happy for some years, and three sons and two daughters I were born. But the rigours of the Saxon court, where even cycling was regarded as improper, were too much for this lively princess, and five years ago she eloped with M. Giron/a Belgian tutors She was aided and abetted in the elopement by her brother, the Archduke Leopold, himself the hero of a similar romance. She renounced all royal rights, was suspended from all privileges as an Austrian duchess, and was formally divorced from her husband, who become King of Saxony. In the meantime her last child, the baby Princess Monica Pia, was born. The King de- cideil to allow her £ 2,000 a year on conuition that ';e renounced her Saxon citizenship and delivered up the baby princess, but up to the present she has retained the child Her other children sh2 is allowed to see once a year. and her interview's with them have been piteous in the extreme. The man Giron separated from her soon after the elopement in order not to render hopeless her relations with her Sons.
MR PLOWDEN'S PROBLEM. In ft 1 ,0nnn police-court r-Pbwn I on Tuesday ;zriTpJ.!d with thf pN})h of a I jealous and brat-? 1 lover-and a doubting w"m.a.n. With her head swathed in handng.s, ai'd a bad black ey. Nellie Drrfaile, a young > %T> asJristant living in Marviebone-road. vwN called to give evidence against Percy Christie Murray, 24. a chemist, living at Montford- place, Kenn Murray was accused of causing the girl's in- juries on Monday-night On Tnesday the girl whispered that she had nAPn" keeping com- pany with him for 12 months, and did not wish to charge him. Mr Pkrwden I should think you have had enough of him now 1 —He has never done it before- Mr Plowden f surprised) Does that console you ? Are you still going to keep company with him ? Don't you mind it?-" I don't care for it, of course," she said. But you would rather have black eyes from hm remarked Mr Plowden, 11 than not have him at all. Is that it ?" The girl muttered a negative. Asked the reason of the prisoner's attack upon her, the prosecutrix said it was jealousy. A young man called at the house the previous night, but he came to see her sister. There was, however, some ground for his jealousy. Then." said Mr Plowden, you have two strings to your bow there is another young man ? Yes," she whispered, but I didn't know he was coming. (Laughter). Mr Plowden I don't suppose you wanted to see them both at the same time. (More laugh- ter.) However, he had grounds for his jealousy, and lost his temper and knocked you about. Mr Plowden said he did not see why he should draw any distinction between the prisoner and any other coward who knocked a woman about and ran away. He sentenced him to three months' imprisonment.
A MUSICAL SUICIDE. At Chelsea on Tuesday Mr Ingloby Oddie held an inquest on Richard George liulier, aged 60, a carman, of Gilray-square, Chelsea. The widow said deceased had suffered from rheu- matism and pains in his head. For 18 months he had been out of work, and he had become changed MId depressed of late. He had had trouble to make both ends meet. although he was a steady man. Recently he had said he could not stand much more of it. He was particularly depressed on Friday last and sang hymns, but she told him not to sing about Going to Glorv as he had a long time to live yet. On Saturday night when she left him in the kitchen he was singing Blue Bells of Scotland." An hour and a half later as he had not come to bed she went down- stairs and discovered him hanging in the back garden by a clothes line attached to a hook in the wall. Dr. Havnes, divisional surgeon, said death was due to asphyxia from hanging, and a verdict of Suicide whilst temporarily in- sane was returned.
SUICIDE OF AN OFFICER. A BirminghauJ correspondent telegraphs that Captain James H. Godfrey Hogg, iate of the Sherwood Foresters, committed suicide in the Old Church-avenue at Harborne late on Mon- day night. He shot himself in the mouth with a revolver and expired shortly after being dis- covered. Captain Hogg bad served in India for many years and was married there, but subsequently separated from his wife. He afterwards formed the acquaintance of a young lady in Birming- ham. from whom also he separated, but made great efforts to obtain possession of their child. He went from Exeter to Birmingham on Wed- nesday of lawt week, and an order for thesupport of the child was made against him at Spark- hill. It is stated that Captain Hogg several times declared his intention to take his life in consequence of the breach between himself and the lady.
TRUANT'S FATAL SKYLARK. A verdict of Accidental death was re- turned at Paddington on Tuesday in the case of Frederick Valentine Jackson, aged 4 years, the son of a crane driver of Cirenccster-road, Harrow-road, W., who was run over and killed on Monday morning in Upper Westbourne- terrace. The child was sent to school on Mon- day morning, but his mother had learned since that he did not go. He was seen later walking in Upper W estbou me-terrace. A Borough Council water van was being filled with water, and as the driver got on to the seat the deceased started to climb on to the back wheel. He slipped and the wheel went over him, breaking five of his ribs. He died on the way to the hospital. Two other boys had previously been warned away irom the cart.
"GHOSTS IN GOGGLES." There is nothing more beautiful in the world than a well-dressed pretty woman in a handsome carriage, and that is why the motor- car will not destroy the carriage trade." Sir William Angus, of Newcastle., speaking at the annual conference of British carriage manufacturers at Chester yesterday, thus stimulated his colleagues. He prophesied an early revival of the carriage trade. When women realised that horses were not afraid of motor-cars, but only shied at the ghosts in goggles that looked out of them, he was certain that, the days of motoring women would have passed.
Miners' Federation. EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AT CARDIFF. The Executive Council of the South Wales Miners' Federation met on Tuesday at Cardiff, under the presidency of Mr W. Abraham, M.P. (Mabon) Mr A. Onions acted as secretary in the absence of Mr Thomas Richards, M-P-, who is indisposed. The Council unanimously decided that Mr Richards should take a rest for three weeks in order to recruit his health. Transfer Cards.—A letter was read from the Ebb" Vale district secretary of the National Federation of Blast Furnacemen asking for an interview on the question of the adoption of transfer of cards between the Federation and other Trades Unions in the coaLfield. It was resolved that this question should be placed on the agenda of the next meeting of the Council for reconsideration. Ammanford Price List.—Mr J. D. Morgan, miners' agent of the Anthracite District, re- ported that the price list of the Ammanford Colliery had been completed and a settlement arrived at. Auditors' Report.—The auditors of the Cen- tral Fund (Messrs T. Andrews and Moses Severn) appeared before the Council and sub- mitted a report as to their audit of the Federa- tion accounts for the six months cnding J e last- They stated that they had had access to all books, vouchers, and receipts, and found they were all kent in a proper manner. They were pleased to find that .-n increase of be. tween £ 11,000 and £ 12,000 had taken place in the Central Fund since the beginning of the year. The auditors directed the attention of the Council to the fact that some two or three districts had not sent in proper monthly re- ports. and it was resolved that these districts be called upon to do so at once. Messrs An- drews and Severn were heartily thanked for their report. Medical Examination.—The Federation solicitor (Mr W. P. Nicholas, Pontypridd) was in .attendance, and after a consultation with him, the following resolution was passed :— The Council's attention having been drawn to the practice adopted by the employers of sending medical practitioners employed by them to frequently examine workmen after notice of accident has been given, the Council desires to inform the workmen that they are advised that a workman need only submit him- self once for examination by the employers' doctor before the compensation claim is actually paid." High Court Cases.—Mr James Winstone sub- mitted an application on behalf of the eastern district of Monmouthshire that the Executive Council should take up a certain case that coijjii not "oe entered iu the local courts. The folluwing rc:o:oiùtion V;;¡. passed — That- the police and the counFv courts ht. regarded iw the lower courts, and that p: case havir g to go to till higher court. j^lud'- ing ar>npals to Quarter Sessions. financed r<,m the ."enu<». T'jnd.it oemg u" derstood that all such cases must he iSujered a.nd sane bv tb- Executive Council of the Federa- tion K>for.> 1,.p Goure-il will undertake 1,f) finance them." This means that the case from the eastern district of Monmouthshire, referred to by Mr Winstone, must, be sent to the general secre- tarv, then submitted to th-- Federation solicitor for his opinion, and th 3T) brought be- fore the Executive Council for decision.
YSTRAD COUNTY COURT. Transaction in Cows. A cow transaction engaged the attention of Judge Bryn Roberts at Ystrad County Court on Tuesday. Evan Felix, farmer, Ciliau Aeron. Cardiganshire, claiming JE23 15s, balanbe of a. current account from Mrs Davies, a widow, of Augustus-street, Ton Pentre. Mr T. Millward represented the claimant, and Mr Walker (Messrs Trehame and Treharne) was for the defendants. Many transactions had taken place between the parties, and all seemed to go well until October 3rd, 1906, when Mr Felix took four cows to Ystrad Rhondda. He sold two, and failing to come to an arrangement as to price for the others with Mrs Davies and her daughter, they were taken to sheds belong- ing to the defendant, where they remained for some time. The value placed on the animals by the dealer was £ 15 and;614t-espectivety. Subsequently defendant advertised in the Echo," and later a sale was effected, the animals being disposed of for B7 5s. Plaintiff stated that he had not seen any notice of sale, nor had he received any intimation that it was to take place. He still maintained that the value of the cattle was £29. Mrs v;1\.ies. in the witness box, gave an absolute denial that any purchase had been made. Mr D. Richards gave evidence of sa-Ie, which he announced by the town crier. The judge held that a sale had taken place, and orders! that the question of accounts should be left for thy decision of the learned i-egistrai- (Mr James Spickett). To Be Returned With Costs. An action was brought by blacksmith, Tonyrefail, to recover a jst of drawers and a pier glass, which had been sold under a distraint at his son-in-law's house, at Treherbert. A claim for damages was also made, but this was withdrawn. An order was made for the return of the goods with costs.
A VARIED CAREER. Cardfffian's Examination in Bankruptcy. On Tuesday at the London Bankruptcy Court the public examination of R. A. Wil lia-ms, late of Cardiff, was concluded upon accounts showing liabilities zE741 and assets 1112. In examination the debtor stated that he was formerly with a firm of shippers at Liver- pool. He then went out to-South Africa, and became a fitter in mines at Johannesburg, afterwards going on the stage. He came back to England. and, in 1903. h, started at tbr> E-x- change. Cardiff, as an oil and fluid merchant. He kept that business going for a time, but eventaially had to close it owing to want of capital, and he started in partnership as a lighting contractor. Little business, however. was done, and the partnership was dissolved, and eventually he was compelled to file his petition- He attributed his failure to want of capital-
The death is announced of Mr Simon Price, Lletty Einon. Cwmdu, near Llandilo, a well- known figure in the Locality. He was 80 of age.
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