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Assessment Committee.

Conferences and Outside visiting.


Carnetown Collier Caught.

Drunk and Disorderly.

Doggie Defaulters.

Collarless Canine.

A. Mountain Roamer.I

Too Much Light.I

Football in Main Road. '


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ABERDARE SOLDIER'S EXPERIENCE. I TWELVE MONTHS IN GERMAN EAST AFRICA. After being 12 months with the Forces in German East Africa Private Dan Davies, it Trevor Street, Aberdare, I has arrived back in England, and last week was in Devonport Hospital, suffering from che effects of dysentry. He wrote an account of his experiences for the "Leader" some months ago, and he continues the narrative now. He states:— he continues the narrative now. He states:— Since my epistle, which ended on July 24th, 1916, covering our experience in I German East Africa, much has happened, but the most important event is certainly the great advance, which | covered roughly about 500 miles. Leading off from the above date we were running from Korogwe to a dump- ing ground beyond Handeni, a single journey of approximately 80 miles. Very soon we found ourselves in Morogoro. At this time our journeys were so long that we took five or six days to complete a single trip. Morogoro is a fairly large town, and was the seat of the provisional German Government. The roads leading to this town were thickly lined with palm trees, and in their wonderful growth had stretched across overhead, thereby forming a long continuous arch. It was quite a treat to enter this place, by way of a change from the blazing sun. Some strange specimens of the human race were to be seen here. Indians, Greeks (who couldn't charge sufficient for their commodities), Arabs; and of the African tribes there were Swahilli, Kavirondo, Gold Coast Boys, Cape Boys (half castes), and the British West Indians. The latter speak English fluently, and they are splendid fighters. It was here also that acquaintances met, the most intimate being Mr. Tyssul Dades" son, Johnny. He performs noble work in transporting medicine and hospital comforts from depot to depot, so "when our caravan rested and dinner dispensed with, we would retire to that caravan of ours where There's no carpet on the floor. And no knocker on the door. Oh! ours is a happy little home. At the beginning of September fresh drivers from England arrived to rein- force our number, but, unfortunately, malaria persistently claimed its victims, and the preceding two months had been so strenuous that instead of two men it was one man per lorry. On September 8th we had occasion to go to a place called Turiani to take a load from a broken-down lorry. Need- less to say, we hailed the order with delight, because we could procure two or three long nights of rest. Everything went on well. We reached Morogoro early in the afternoon. We returned the following day, doing 28 miles in the matter of about five hours, and packed up early again. But during the night we were deluged with rain, and to proceed on the following day was an impossibility. On the following day an order had come that no mechanical transport were to move until further orders. This place, in which we were held up, was called Dakawa, and our only company were a few fitters from a travelling repairing department in charge of an officer. In three days our supply gave out, a (1 to add to this cheerful predicament the repairing depot only had a box of biscuits, Hardman's (with special emphasis on the first syllable), and a few tins of bully. After sharing out equally we had a biscuit and a half each and one tin of bully per man per day; no tea, sugar or coffee. We were com- pensated by the fact that the river close by contained four dead mules and three dead oxen, and heaven only knows how many were further up the river. We boiled this water, of course, but some- how couldn't get it tasteless. In the meantime, we negotiated with the natives for food, but could only get Kaffir corn (crushed Indian corn). After one meal of this we voted the purchase as a very bad piece of com- mercial transaction, and apart from the loss of money we were placed hors-de- combat by internal trouble, so we suddenly remembered that this crushed Indian corn was given to pigs pre- paratory to killing them. After eleven days of this we eventually had orders to proceed, and on meeting some of the other boys we found that we had been fairly lucky. Three fellows had 18 inches of sugar cane in its raw state for four days, so they assured us that their four days were well spent in sucking it. In October "we were transferred to a Jigger Company, in other words.. Ford Car Convoys. The state of this part of the country was such that heavy cars were useless. From Mikesse to Buko- Buko was ouite a romantic part, strongly reminiscent of Wales. Pine apples, oranges, lemons, bananas, paw- paws, palm trees were in endless rows. Rubber trees and coffee plantations were also a feature. We were soon back in Morogoro. (To be continued.)

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Merthyr Board of Guardians.

Appointment of Chairmen.j

Time of Meeting.

No Wages.

uardians and Aberdare Educationists,…


No Jurisdiction.

Abercynon Tradesman Fined.!

Costs Only.

IScraps. I