I CHARASANG DISASTER. I Brynmawr Victims. i | rJienty-Seven People Injured. 0fA serious motor-charabanc accident j furred near Tintern on Wednesday in last of vic^ms being a party of members j -i Christian Endeavour Society of ^*us Chapel, Brynmawr. W Party> which numbered tweDty-seven, home early in the day in a charabanc "ned by Messrs George and Co., Tredegar, for pleasure tour in the country, including c, tr*p through the Wye Valley. As the *rabanc was nearing Chepstow, where the II ea.Sure seekers were to have tea, the 4eident happened. Apparently the scene was on or near the which has the Wyndcliff for its chief 7*^ mark. One of the occupants of the prabanc says that a motor-car struck one ^e rear wheels of the big car, and caused swerve towards the side of the road so ^kwardly that it toppled over the wall, and rolled with its passengers down a steep feline. The occupants were thrown in all Sections. The n ws of the accident spread throughout district with great rapidity, and in a very 0rt time several doctors and two nurses *ere on the spot attending to the injured. j°*oe of the injured were taken to Chepstow treatment, and one of the worst cases, of Thomas Williams, a collier, of 24, ^°undary-street, Brynmawr, was taken by a tnotor-car to the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport. He arrived there with his wife d four-year-old child shortly before eight ° clock in the night. It was found that he sustained severe internal injuries, and 1 *as also feared that there was considerable 'Pi&al trouble. The injured man was too ill to tell how accident happened. Hie wife, however, aB able to relate something of her experi- ences, though she had no very clear recol- ction of what had taken place, because she H ad also been somewhat injured, and was in 1 dazed and fainting condition for some Considerable time after the mishap. ( Mrs Williams's story was as follows :— "We left Brynmawr about 9-30 a.m. in a JjW-a-banc, which I believe came from "redegar. The tour was through Aber- jfrvenny, and then to the Wye Valley, and 1} Gome through Newport. We had had lunch, were going towards Chepstow (I sup- pose between 4-30 and 5 p.m.), when the d were going towards Chepstow (I sup- pose between 4-30 and 5 p.m.), when the Occident happened. I am a stranger to those parts, and I cannot tell clearly where it took Place. I was sitting with my husband and ? Iny little child, four years old, on the second Beat from the front. There were five others the same seat with us. The party ^together numbered twenty-seven. "How the accident happened I don't J**actly know, but I heard that another car £ «ck one of the back wheels of our car, *hich then ran against the wall of the | wrrow road, and fell right over the bank, i were all thrown out, and the car came PPling over and over us as we lay there on e bank. I don't know the. name of the but I recollect that there was a river in the valley. Perhaps it was the r. i/je. My neck and one of my arms were I and I had a blow on the head, from [ ?Jch I suppose I fainted. I was uncon- for gome time after I heard the first ^^ming and crying. It was a fearful *Perience. I picked my little child from \1nder a man who had fallen on him. There several people badly hurt, and I believe were taken to Chepstow. My husband, ho was one of the worst, was brought in a to Newport, but I do not know **°se car it was brought us here, i "I believe the minister has been badly J^t. His arm or his shoulder, I heard, was ^°ken. He was a new minister, and had °t been with us long. I don't recollect his but I believe it is Jones. I think took him to Chepstow." THE INJURED. The following is a list of the injured passen- ge, all of whom are Brynmawr residents:— Mr and Mrs Frank Williams and son. b The Rev. David James Jones, M.A., jr^ynmawr, pastor of Libanus Calvinistic "ethodist Chapel. Mr D. T. Jones. Mrs A. Pritchard. Mrs Rees Jones. 1Ir and Mrs T. Williams, Foundry-street. ^rs J. Jones. Mrs E. J. Lewis. Mr Ebenezer Jones. Miss Blodwen Williams. 1(iss E. Williams. Mr and Mrs Tom Williams. Ifiss Gwen Jones. I&iss M. Jones. Miss Nellie Alms. Miss Hilda Davies. Air and Mrs Tom Withers. Mrs Tom James. Itiss M. J. Furblow. Mr Charles Barnett. Mr Emlyn Jones. Mr D. Burrows. Mr James Jones. Ahe majority of the passengers are sutter- **§ from minor injuries and shock. The driver of the charabanc, Walter ^ilip Jones, of 3, Church street, Tredegar, Was uninjured, had a remarkable escape, remained at his seat throughout the Perience. It appears that a motor-car from the same (Y^ge, driven by a Belgian, named Louis de was about to pass the charabanc when of the hind wheels of the former vehicle fj^Uck the right front wheel of the charabanc. ♦ driver of the latter apparently lost con- of the steering wheel, with the result the charabanc pitched over the embank- An employee at the Abbey Farm, Martin, arrived on the scene shortly the accident occurred, and was quickly t0iWed by Dr. Drapes, of Chepstow, whom Ste assisted and went to Tintern for Police-sergeant Shott also ght stretchers from Chepstow. Mr E. Matthews, a butcher, of Ruarden, c,bo had drove a party to Tintern, said the a^tabaTic passed through the village, and in ^.interview stated that judging from the ration in whieh the vehicle was found, it faS* have turned turtle several times after j. over the embankment. Dr. Bartlett w^ered medical aid to the injured, and Mr of^hews assisted him to convey a number Jjem to Tintern. version of the accident given by hhe VV-er.of the charabanc, said Mr Ben George, « Joint proprietor of the garage from which W c*rs was that as the smaller car ^Passing him he felt a slight touch on the wheel, and this caused the charabanc L to waver and run on the grass. As the vehicle was partly on the grass he could not turn it back without stopping it. He brought the charabanc to a standstill and it remained stationary for a couple of seconds. All of a sudden, the driver said, he felt the charabanc going from under him. The ground to the left was not firm enough to hold the weight and collapsed. Gradually the vehicle lifted and went over. The driver of the other car heard nothing and did not know anything had happened until a remark from the passengers in his vehicle caused him to turn the car round, and he then saw the charabanc turn over. Mr George's opinion is that the charabanc turned a somersault and a half and then righted itself. "It is a miraculous thing," Mr George observed, that the charabanc should turn over in such a terrible place without killing practically every occupant. "The driver," Mr George added, "in an experi- enced chauffeur. He has driven several cars for several big firms in Wales, and has also had London experience."
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RACIAL TROUBLE AT ABERCRAVE. Spanish Labour Importation. Trouble has arisen among the miners of Abercrave, in the Swansea Valley, over the importation of Spanish labour at the local collieries. There is now a Spanish colony of over 250 residents in the district, and the Welsh workers allege that they are given preference over the local men, and further allege that they cannot speak Welsh or English. A huge protest demonstration has just been held. Headed by the Ystradgynlais Band, over 1,000 miners employed at the Abercrave, International, and Gwaunclawdd Collieries, marched in procession to Ystrad- gynlais where a protest meeting was held on the square, the chief speakers being Mr J. J. James, sub-agent Anthracite Miners' Asso- ciation, County Councillor T. Prosser Jones, and Mr T Lewis (checkweigher). Ulti- mately a resoltion was passed calling upon the Home Office to put an end to foreign labour.
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OUR EXPORT TRADE. THE problem; OF ITS INCREASE. It will be remembered that Mr Asquith, in addressing the members of the City depu- tation on July 22nd, said "If we are to maintain our credit and secure the pecuniary resources which we need in order to carry on the war effectively we must diminish the consumption of imports, and must maintain and, so far as we can, increase our export trade." With regard to the reduced con- sumption of imports we have only one observation to make, and that is, that it is a matter which should not be left to individual action, but ought to be under Government control. More harm than good might be done if everyone were to act according to his own caprice. Thus, a reduction in the con- sumption of tea would mean a heavy blow to our Indian Empire, and would cause a serious falling off in our revenue. Most people will agree with the writer of an article in the "Financial Times," who says:—"The only proper and scientific method of checking the imports of foreign goods for home consump- tion, when this is deemed desirable, is by the imposition of a duty, and this method has, besides, the additional advantage of swelling the revenue of the country. The fact has already been recognised by such staunch Free Traders as Mr Harold Cox and Sir Felix Schuster, and the technical difficulties in the formulation of a provisional tariff ought not for a moment to be allowed to stand in the way of its adoption. H TO DEVELOPMENT. The question of maintaining and increas- ing our export trade is one of greater difficulty and complexity. Unfortu- natelly, there is at present a great disparity between our exports and our imports. On the basis of our ipaports and exports for July, our imports are exceeding our exports at the rate of about f370,000,000 a year. On the other hand, it is encouraging to note, our export returns for July are the highest recorded since the war broke out. In order to restore the balance, and put our overseas trade on a sound basis, what the country has to do, according to the Statist," is to re- duce its imports by about 915,000,000, to about 960,000,000 per month, and to in- crease its exports by X15,000,000 per month to 950,000,000 per month." Import duties and personal economy may well reduce imports, but how are exports to be increased ? It is obvious that our export trade must at present be subordinated to the needs of our forces in the field. Many firms who would otherwise be engaged in manufacturing goods for ship- ment abroad are now busy with Government orders for arms, ammunition, and clothing. The whole energies of their respective staffs are absorbed in meeting the requirements of 8i:ImIII the war. We cannot, therefore, tmder exist- ing circumstances, develop our export trade to its fullest extent. But it is none the less incumbent upon British 'manufacturers to do what they can, and to be prepared to seize every opportunity that may occur for the expansion of their overseas trade. G PREPARATIONS. I Not every British manufacturer, it must be remembered, is making goods for the re- quirements of our forces. There are many branches of the textile, engineering, and chemical trades which have not in any way benefited by war conditions. On the con- trary, they have lost, for the time being, valuable markets, and will have to face the keenest competition when the war is over. Their plain duty, it seems to us, is to go on manufacturing, and to use every endeavour to capture markets in which German goods have hitherto been supreme. It will not do to rely simply upon a revival of export trade after the war is over. The task must be set about now. Germany's export trade is at present bottled up, but her manufacturers are busily employed in preparing for the day when it will be liberated. German industries, we are told, are at present being subsidised by the State in order that stocks may be accumulated for the purpose of flooding other markets, and especially the British market, with cheap goods when peace has been con- cluded. Now is the time for our own manufacturers and merchants to forestall Germany in foreign markets. As to the home market, it is impossible to imagine that any British Government, whether it is called Liberal, or Unionist, or Coalition, will ever again permit German goods to be dumped upon our shores to the detriment of British industries and British labour. A PATRIOTIC TASK. It appears to us that those British manu- facturers whose energies and resources are not entirely devoted to war work have at present a magnificent opportunity for securing fresh markets. In replacing German goods by goods of British production in markets from which Germany is now shut out, they will not only bring profit to themselves but will fulfill a patriotic duty. They will help to restore the proper ratio between imports I and exports, and will give a very desirable im- petus to British trade. It must not be forgotten that, when the war is over, employ- ment must be found for hundreds of thousands who are at present engaged either in the fighting line or in making munitions. The only way in which a serious amount of unemployment can be avoided is by safe- guarding our home trade from unfair foreign competition and greatly extending our export trade in foreign and Colonial markets. We cannot set about this task too soon.
BRECONSHIRE INSURANCE COMMITTEE. Proposals for Compulsory Isolation and Detention. A meeting of the Breconshire Insurance Committee was held on Wednesday last week, Mr John Pritchard, Talgarth, in the chair. A letter was read from the Association of Welsh Insurance Committees asking for an expression of feeling upon the questions of compulsory power to isdlate patients suffer- ing from tuberculosis and to prevent patients leaving institutes against the instructions of the medical practitioners who are respon- sible for their treatment. Mr Trevor Richards proposed that the matter be referred to a special meeting of the Sanatorium Sub-committee for consider- ation. Mr Idris Davies secondad. Dr. Carveth Johnson (the tuberculosis officer) said the matter was brought forward from an economical point of view, and the suggestions made could not be passed with- out an Act of Parliament. The proposition was agreed to. MEDICAL BENEFIT. The Medical Benefit Sub-committee re- ported that letters had been received from the Welsh Insurance Commissioners for- warding for consideration alternative schemes for assignment under Article 21 (4) of the Medical Benefit Regulations, 1913, to practitioners on the panel of insured per- sons who experience difficulty in securing acceptance by a practitioner.—The Clerk informed the Sub-committee that in only one case had a difficulty been reported to him, and that case, at the request of the chair- man, he investigated, and was able to adjust. He also reported that on the 16th March the Panel Committee passed and sent to each practitioner on the panel a resolution in the following terms; "Resolved, that where an insured person presents a medical card to a practitioner for signature, such practitioner shall not refuse to accept the insured person,except there be a practitioner residing nearer to the insured person, and that when two or more practititioners reside at equal distance then the first practitioner applied to should accept."—The Sub-com- mittee decided that no scheme be recom- mended for adoption at present. The Clerk produced the accounts for cap- itation fees for the quarter ended June 30th. The total for medical attendance amounted to fl,278 Os. 9d, and the net, paid on account, to £1,025 5s. 2d., and for dispens- ing by doctors on the capitation basis, £ 155 18s. 6d. net JE125 16s. 7d. The total number on the panels was 14,709, aud on the medical dispensing list, 6241. SANATORIUM MATTERS. The Sanatorium Sub-committee reported that the Clerk presented a list of applications for treatment received silce the last meet- ing, totalling 19 insured persons and 22 dependants. Fourteen were recommended for hospital, three for sanatorium, and two for domiciliary treatment. In 17 cases the was no evidence of active disease, and the remainder of the cases were for dispensary treatment. A letter from the Welsh Mem- orial Association referring to the amount due under the agreement between the Asso- ciation and the Committee to June 30th last was read, and asking that the balance of L211 17s. 7d. be paid.—The Clerk reported that the credit advised for sanatorium bene- fit for the period January 3rd, 1913, to January llthx 1914, was £1,038 4s. 9d. Of this amount there was payable to the Mem- orial Association X584 Os. 2d. For the year 1914 90 per cent. of the net credit advised for the year 1913 was payable to the Associ- ation, amounting to X625 12s. 2d., and for the six months ended June 30th, 1915, one- half of 80 per cent. of the advised credit for 1913, viz., f233 12s. Id., making a total of £1,343 4s. 5d. Of this amount the com- mittee had paid on account the sum of £1,131 6s. 10d., leaving a balance of f211 17s. 7d. due. It was resolved that this amount be paid to the Association. A letter was received from the Brecon shire County Council in reference to domiciliary and other matters relating to Sanatorium benefit was read, but no action was taken od the matter.
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