SWANSEA GUARD! ANS j ijOTJ-f KH. "MENTION 16 member! E fN" 11 0 N E 1 EXONERATED. ?'.Y\iihaii)(.t:ir,!?d'?'?'i<?m?! '?. I nlion, whii u wiio lurrie d .V L 1, t?c.t'Th'?;)[?'tn"?h<? m\ = V ].:u of this case in tin ] >i e.-ciecc of .Mr. I .all. a.e ulU-gu- tions made against Mr. ikili." j ATr. H a I iin- rriee till] the coiiciu.-ion <> £ ihe oi <'h- caxy business Mr. i'ii mis 'sked .Mi", ihdl --one of the Ouai uuin*. who, it. will !>e remembered. was incut icn,>l (in his ab- sence) kis-t week in an allegation. by of the women inmates, who told tin.- members that Mr. Jin 11 tolii them that it tiny did not eat the niar.gai-iaie they would not iiave it— if he had anything to say o.i the report. Mr. Ball iaid lie had seen tho upoit- the Press. He oalv knew that a start was going to be made and a tc-,1 made, l,ilt lic flatly denied that he had told anyone that it would commence 011 the Monday. There w.a a. mi"nndu:,LH:di¡,. He would have been there last week had ha known it was coming on. It was very difficult for him t" get away. He expressed !>'<• opinion. us !)o 1 had done on other ocaisic-sis, that he would not eat margarine. It was suggested thai the women should be called in again, Gut Mi- Ball .-aid he was nob?uii)g to ai?ne .??'"?;)i.).?i(t:tth.? women; he accepted the statement in the j minutes; but !)e?'.?,?"):?t?;t'tt"the, hottom of it if i'Lt?"k hi.n tv,five mouths. The Press had Mads it a comedy, but to ihim it was a uag; uy. lie aiso fiat-ly contradicted the staten.i. nt made to the, died that lie to]<l anyone not to eat H he did not t'-ll tile women not to Vat ii. Chairman; Did you not go to They were having tea and talking about the margarine, and he said personally that he would not eat it. Did you tell ihem not to eat it? A member thought that Mr..Kal i, or an_v- one else, was entitled to express a personal opinion. Mr. Ball, continuing, said II" had Iii-otigi t complaints before the commit let- but tin; j committee had not brought tin* women in, Mr. Abe Freedman In fairness In jou, j and to the members, the nu-mbeis at the last meeting said the mailer must stand ad- jonrned until .Mi. Hall is here. Mr. Ball I did not tell them Hot tll fa 1 it, and I could not tell them when il was going to start because I did not know my- self when it was going to start. Mr. Luff: I think We have had enough now. Let us get on v.uh the business. Chairman Let us-finish it. Rev. Father Harrington said the matter, was a very serious one, and he moved that the women ivlik) were present- last weelc. and! w'ho made the ailegation, be brought in. Mr. \Y. A. Thomas paid that one of the women seemed very anxious to tell tin- truth last week. Chairman do Mr-. Kail): Shall wc have, the ,yomen jll Mr. Ball I leave it entirely in ihe hands j of the committee. The proposition that the women be 1 ailed in was carried by nine Votes to three. Two women were brought in lir.-i and one Two women were brought in first. and asked bv the Chairman why they did not take the butter, one replied, Because we Thought it was margarine, fir. Mr. Ball did uot teil da-m. hour of! them v.-ere having their tea, and ihey asked Mr. Ball if lie knew v. lieu they t- I to have margarine, but lie did not tell them they were going to have it 011 Monday. Mr. Ball told them that if they did not want it to com- plain, and the more they complained the better it would be for them. The other woman had nothing else to say only 11(d' ji had censed so much. bother. Chairman: You need not. bt* sorrv. Mr. Owen Did Mr. Ball tell you what day it waj going to be used tor the first- time?—N o, sir.' Did he tell you not to eat it?—Xo. sir. Mr. Freedman questioned the woman, and she CGiltradided herself at several liolilts. Chairman Vou need not- get excited. W0rn an j I ,1111 ó" Not getting excited, but I am telling the truth. Two other women were then called in. Answering the chairman, the women said they were told tha.t the margarine "was going to skirt 011 the Monday, but they were not told not to eat it. One of tho women said sh e did not hear any of the other two women asking Mr. Jiall about, the mar- garine. Mr. Thomas Did Mr. Ball tell >011 not 1 to eat the margarine!'—.No, sir. Both women denied that, they made the statement last Wednesday that- Mr. Ball told them not to eat the margarine Chairman (to Mr. Ball); YOll have hoard the witnesses; have You anythim0- t?ft.? to say? ?Ir.Dan:W??.?nl?y? I 1. Am a bit amused more than any thing else. I taken a few notes here. Mr. William Owen moved that the state- ment of the women at last Wednesday's meeting be deleted from the minutes; tlley could not. build a case 011 their evidence. They had one-half of the case in t))a min- utes. He moved that- the whole of it be printed in the uexl 111 mutes. The Chairman said that the record of that day's meetm would he read at the Board the next day (Thursday). Rev. E. 0. Kvans said lie thought that I the minutes had failed to substantiate the I allegations made against Mr. Ball last week. After further discussion Mr. Wm. Owen I moved the above resolution, and which, as stated, was carried by ten votes to one.
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POPULAR AT SWANSEA DOCKS. DEATH OF MR. RAMON JAMES. The ne»s Will be received with much it- gret in Swansea dock circles of the death of Mr. Ramon James, formerly a well-known 8hip chandler at the port, who passed away at the Swansea Hospital on Wednesday. Deceased and his lannfy, who for some years resided at Windsor-terrace, Swansea, settled in Canada, and he ,a,; on a Lusiiiess to the Old Country when he was taken seri- OUsly ill. About 65 years of age. lie was formerly with Messrs. Tulloch and Co., but subse- quently set. up business on his own account He was one of the old Royal Naval Volun- teers in the town, and not only had a passim for the sea, but was an expert Jimalur yachtsman, and was selected to. sail Lord YO-clit at the Swansea Kay Royal Regatta some years ago, whilst he was largely instrumental in forming the Swan- eea. Amateur Yachting Club. V He leave a widow and a grown-up family.
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￼ GERMAN OFFICER'S I CONFESSION. I HARROWING BELGIAN I SCENE. .rhrough a icu.ida'eout ,s<-r\ice a Belgian journal publishes an account of confession saai to have been made to a. friend by a Oermau militaiy officer, who states that have been ahol (after trial) since the occupation of Belgium by the Oermans. The German Continues :— H-;v,e' isrrible and inhuman the case of Miss ( a veil may be, H is less pathetic than of Madame -xecut-ed uf October under my super- intendence. '"1 wati then at the Fort of La Chartreuse (Liege). e weiv iuioimed that new exe- cutions were to be undertaken. Twenty- nine jiersons appeared ];<foI'p the court- martial whic h sat permanently at Liege. This court pronounced death sentences as rc-adily, as b mere police magistrate pro- nounces sentences. Thus the examination of these 29 accused persons did not last more than thirty minutes. The cit-ci-ee of the court condemned eleven of them to death and the others to perpetual imprisonment in Oermanv. "Women First." 'At ten 0 clock m the evening we were' foiewained that eight of those condemned to death were to be executed before mid- night. The principal .culprit was Mine. lie last execution was to be th-afc of Julien Lenders, a local and well-known writer. I had the woman executed first, iiot, o:tit, (;f pity for her sex, but I }¡¡-¡ J not suflicient contidence in my own strength to go thiough with ji. The atti- tude of the soldiers did nut please me. 1 lined them up, with lily revolver in my hand, gave them the order to fir". and then ten men li. >• J. '"Mine. f"ienay fe;-i, Llit slle had merely received a bullet in the ankle. ] rushed t-c.- wards her: 1 made her stand i against the wall. She was crying out with all her strength. My fit God, why do you torture me' L ordered a second row ot ten men tu fire. She fell again, but this 1.;11. :<1 It' llut -ev.-n touched: s he was terror-stricken, ami kept on cr\ing out, 0 my Cod, what torture. j As she was on the point ot becoming Utl- conscious I held_lier up with my arm. C" Per- • hap-; J shall be accused oi having been a | eowaid. bat I confess I was jvally one and am one still. e, Oermaiis. we have disci- I phnaiy courage, but individually we cowards. barrel to her ear, and I killed It( i- in cold blood wirhoat the least feeling1. it I benders was executed last. hat courage All the v ietims showed themselves more courageous in the face of j death than we, their executioners, were. "When the eight victims thai we had executed were buried one of my superior officers declared to me. "These victims will be immorta ]j""J, and f4lt,Lii'k' will remember that we were their murderers." as i
WRONG ADDRESSES. RETURNED ABERAYON 'I SOLDIERS' PARCELS. -I I t' :1 '). ú- (}' in conriecikin with the 2.500 Christinas parcels sent to the \ai ious mt n serving with i I Is I- I I! ;e. i,)l I Division, winch include. Cwmavon, rJiydyt'en. ( winner. <'• I no-,v\\ g. and Blaen- v;y¡;fi. all('- t!tt'Utt.t?\t_tih? places, about .orty haw been returned and retained by | tlie post.11 authorities in consequence of U;e ?\\ron? addresses of t!?' .-oldiets h?if'g given, or they having changed their ouartei's at- hone- or in the seats o! war. The Mayor -of A beta yon (Mr. Percy I Jacob), who was the originator and chair- man of this fund, desires that any soldier from the district^ or anyone knowing any soldier fiom the distirct- at homo or abroad who has not received a parcel, will please communicate with fill] ilai-i-ic and address, regiments and regimental numbers, with..Mr. David T..Jenkins, hon. wccretaiy of ihe fund, Oakv.cod Chambers, Port Tal- iiut. j
LYING OFF PEMBROKE DOCK. STATEMENT BY THE ADMIRALTY. III dill House ol" Commons 011 Wednes- day. Mr. King (R. Somerset N.), asked the Secretary to the -Admiralty whether hei could give any'information concerning the steamship Ilelipolis, which had been lying off Hoiibs' Point, Pembroke Dock, for several months; to what uses had she been put during the war; fit- ments were placed in the vessel and then subsequently removed alter no use had I blown lIHule of thein, and whether this vessel couId now be released for overseas trade it not required for JlJilitar.r or naval purposes. Dr. ?Ja(-na,mara: The vpssel iu cues- turn was purchased before the outbreak of the war with a, view to conversion into a, hospital ship ior the fleet. OwÏIw to more pressing needs for the ligfiting%hips of the fleet it has not been possible to pro- ceed with the work for some months. The question had been under careful con- sideration, and as the future does not hold out anY early prospect of proceeding with the work, and the ship could be usefully employed in her original duties as a cargo i ship, it has beeil decided to sell her. & rr~rr-rr-r-rr—■ ■ ■,
WHO, IS SHE? GIRL IN SOUTH WALES EXPRESS. A pale-faced girl of 18, giving the name of Maud Smith, who was found travelling on the Great Western Railway in the South ales portion of the Plymouth to London express Oil the 4th inst. without a ticket, and who alleged that she had no home, no relatives, and no money, and did not kgow where sue was born or at what school she was educated, appeared at the Ma-rylebone Police Court- on Wednesday on the charge of travelling 011 the railway with intent to avoid payment -of the fare of 6s. 9jd. from Swindon to Paddington. Mr. P. W. Pine prosecuted for the Great Western Railway. Travelling Ticket-Inspector Wear, it was stated, found her in-a third-clasi corrpart- ment of the express after it had left Swin- don. She appeared to be asleep, and on being aroused .she said she had neither a ticket nor the money to pay for one. but her friend, Minnie Seeley, would meet her at Padding- ton and pay the fare. But Minnie Seeley did not meet her. The accused then stated that her parents were dead, and that she had been travellitng about the country with Minnie Sedey. Eventually she decided to 001110 to London to look for work. Minnie Seeley. s he said, had her money; her purse, her ticket, and all," and she last saw her at the booking-hall at Swindon. Detective Sergeant Copley now stated that she still refused to give any information about herself, but she had been identified as Maud Porter, who was wanted for stealing £15 8s. belonging to Dr. G. Evanfl, of 75, Ciaven Park-road. Harlesden. She was discharged and banded over to the police, to be taken, to the Harlesden Police Court.
TUT HON EST r.R-ITTSH WORKER'S CAPACITY. At the Llanell.v Police <- ourt on Wednesday, Arthur Wm. Feniiell, La kefi eld-road, was charged with drunkenness and disorderly con- Saturday night- he saw Feniiell in Murray- strettt staggering drunk and very disorderly. He challenged another man to light, made use of very bad language, and smashed a bottle on 'the ground.—Mr. If. Ha-yton Williams, for the defence, -mid the defendant only had five lialf-I)izits. jf that would knock over an honest British workman, then all he could say was heaven keep the breweries of this country.—Dr. Dick, Vauxholl House, stated that the man was not drunk when he saw bim at- the police station at 1.15 p.m. If the man was staggering drraik at 10.20 ho had made a good recovery .-Defendant was fined 12s.
"UNAVOIDABLE ACCI" I DfclNiV ABERCRAYE MOTOR-CAR COLLISION. I ACTION AT NEATH COUNTY I COURT. A ciaim for damages aiising out vi a I motor-car collision at Abercrave on July 23th last was heard at "Ntdtil Cotili'y COLlrt on Wednesday, plaintiff being David Mor- g.m Evans, hc<>nsee of the New Swan Hn1pl, Ista-lyfera, and the def?ndnnt James WitUams, of the Rheola- Arms Hotel, Abel- crave. Mr. Mar! ay Samson (inst:ruded by Messrs. Gee and Hd wards, wam£a) appeared for the pJainLfr, and Mr. Trevor H.Huntc! (instructed by Mr. A. Jestyn Jeffreys) defended. Mr. Samson s;,id thai pJ:unL':H put his ca,r I is (Ill,r and driver at the disposal of a Mr. Richard Morgan, to go to Brecon. They were pro- ceeding through Abercrave when the defen- dant s car. coming apparently from the direction of the Castle Hotel, was evidently trying to rush the hill, and 011 the bend in the road defendant's car collided with the plaintiff s car. He submitted that defen- dant wa-s unable to keep to his. proper side of the road, which was 11ft. 9in. wide at the spot where the accident occurred. Owen J.'VUlliams. Ystalyfera. a private :n the A.S.C.. who" -,&id he was in the em- ployment of the plaintiff as driver in July, declared that the car was ) KNOCKED ACROSS THE ROAD luchard JJ. Morgan, colliery proprietor, Y.staiyfora; who engaged the plaintiff's car. I said he did not. see the defendant's car until it- was a few yards away. It wa-s coming at It, %,as i fenv yi,r d a, N a dangerous- speed, and the driver imme- diately applied the" brakes, and witness thought- thai the defendant's driver had lost. ijis head. For the defence, Mr. Hunter submitted that no negligence comd be attributed to the defendant, and denied that the latter s t car was tu.vell.ng at a dangerous or furious speed. Llewellyn Morgan, chauffeur, an d his employer, the defendant, denied that they were travelling at a high speed, and said that the horn was sounded several times. Corroborative evidence having been given, the Judge said he thought it was a.n unavoidable -accident, in which probably both parties w ere to b',Liiie. He, therefore, pave judgment for the defendant, each party to pay their own costs.
PAIR OF TWINS FOR! YOU." SWANSEA TRADESMAN AND THE GIRL. REMARKABLE .EVIDENCE IN PATERNITY CASE. PATERNITY CASE. I :t:,Ppmbke Pobce C<'urt on Wednesday, mdre-d Idona l1]wm, 5, Railway- I teJract', summoned John C. Brocking, tailor, 103, High-street, (Swansea, (\\ho denied the allegation), to s how cause, etc., in respect to her two illegiti- mate children, winch were buru on ep- tember 21st, 115. Mr. R. 1). C iibertsoii. who appeared for the complainant, characterised the case as a j premeditated betrayal of a young girl and a- most- despicable, heartless, and black- guardly one at that. Complainant, in the witness-box. said that she first- made the acquaintance of the defendant at Pembroke Dock Market. I where he had a large stall. She had two children Oil September 21st, 1915. and defen- dant was the father <jf them. When 011 a visit to Neath at Christmas. 1914, she, in company with her mother, visited the defen- daiit at Swansea, and it was then decided that she should stay there to look after the shop and do the housework at a remuneva- j tioti of 5s. a- week, with clothes and board, She returned to Pembroke that- night, and returned tu Swansea on Jauurirv lith. j ^tier supper s'iie kre, nt to her room to rest, I She found that there was „ j ONLY ONE BEDROOM IN THE HOUSE. -,A-as off with a paper partition into two.. was told that olie was to sleep in the inner cub?c!e. She j -,vay, to Ieep ]it tile ,Tin-ei- citb-*(,Ie. ,-? )i e so defendant entered the room and t the bed was more comfortable. She refused several times, but at last consented, She also sJspfc with him. til the time during j her stay there. Alter she had been there t'ni e? weeks, they had a quarrel and parted, The children were born on September 21st. j Cross-examined by the defendant, witness] denied that "her young man" stayed the night with her at defendant's shop. She also denied other allegations as to her COfl- duct. She. however, admitted that her' young man had visited her at the shop on two occasions, and also that she had lodged for a time at the liou.se where this man re- sided. 1 Complainant's mother described the inter-j view with defu^Bd'it. at Pembroke Dock Alar- ket. w hen he was inform.d of her daugh-, condition, and also aii interview with him after the birth of the children. She. said. There are a pair of twins waiting for; VUII at home." and he replied. "Is there?" j Defendant, on oath, fienied the allega- | lions of the complainant and her mother. 1 lie said that the part it ion between the rooms | was a matchboard one. The Chairman said that the Bench con- I siderecl that defendant was the father of the complainant's children, and wou!d make an' order of 3s, 6d. a week for the- girl until she 16. and 3s. 6d. a week for the boy until lie was 14. They wou ld also allow a guinea doctor's fee. and £ 1 for the affidavit, whilst in addition he would have to pay the costs of the court. —~
WRECKAGE OF H!S OWN SHIP. STRANGE COINCIDENCE DOWN GOWER. Capt. Evans, of Hill Farm, Llanmadock, Gower. the well-known skipper of a ship belonging to a prominent, line of steamers, is now home oil a short visit and has some exciting experiences to relate. His boat was chased by a. German su b- marine and nine shots were fired at her. The German submarine got close up at last and he had to disclose his identity and cargo. The singular part of his story is that whilst in the yard of his father's farm he noticed a piece of the hatchway of a ship, I which his brother had picked up on the' beach, and it proved to be part of the debris of his own vessel, which had Drifted several hundred miles. Naturally Capt. Evans intends to pre- serve this interesting relic. .¡;
REPORTED MISSING, BUT DEAD. Officer Well-known at Port Talbot. I cfeoond-Lieut. A. E. Whitehouse. onlv son (aged 21) of Mr. and Mrs. J. Whitehouse, Aldliani, Colchester, who has been missing since May 9Lh, ? now reported by the War Office killed i" France, Th re1ative, were given (0 understand that he had b??i taken prisoner U€ ?.?g employed in the Bank of Engjaud. aMd joined the 12Lh London (The- Rang,.r8)'J}?:- ment which wa.s ?fut ? the front ?n ??y 1st. Second-Lieut. Whitehouse known in A betavon and Port Talbot, tej ag- tlIP nephew of Mr. and Mrs. street, Port Talbot, and Mr. and Mrs. Basil I Cardy, 21, Edward street, Aberavon.
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INCREASE iN PROFITS.1 I FLOURISHING SWANSEA I CONCERN. MESSRS. R. E. JONES'S I ANNUAL REPORT. The 22-nd annual report- of R. K. Jones, Ltd.. of the Swansea and South Wales Cafes, shows a. profit for the "C(,f of £ 11,740, as against £ 11.367 last year, and attcr provid- ing £ 710 to sinking fund premium. JB250 second moiety as donation t-o local charities, 2,500 written off for depreciation, and pay- ing the dividend on the 6 per eent. eumula- tive shares, the availa ble balance permits ot a dividend on the ordinary shares of 12 per cent., less tax. for tlhe year, leaving a balance of £1,965 16: 2d. to be carried for- wai d. The directors observe We are perhaps the on]y catering company who can look back on the past year with "atisfadion as regards our profits and, business generally. Our profits, in spite of the enhanced ocxsl of provisions and commodities, increased rates, 'a-xes. and wages, are larger than those 01 the preceding year. We consider that this is accounted for by the 'fact that we Have not raised the prices I 1-n, any of our restaurants, and therefore I have obtained the. confidence of tihe public and enormously increased our total turn- ever. Our profits and receipts for the first two months of the current year are greater than those of the corresponding period of any preceding year. which further demon- strates that the decision, of the directors not to increase prices is having the support and approval of the general public. The amount written off goodwills, leasehold pro- jverty, furniture, and amounts allocated to reserve, including the items to write off this year, amount to £ 26.501 for the period from the inception of the company to the 50th October, 1915.
ONLY STARRED MEN. I LOCAL TRIBUNALS' EXEMP- TION POWERS. The dispatch ii 'Lhe work of the Swansea Advisory Committee is an augury of what may be expected for the future. Any appeals will be able to be made to the local tribunal, but a meeting of the latter has not yet been called. Some question appears to arise whether these LOCAL BODIES HAVE TIlE POWER I to exempt altogether. Upon enquiries from the military representative we learn that only starred men can be exempted, and in all other caFJe applicants can only be put, back to later groups (not more than 10 in any case from the group to which a man belongs). The fullest investigation can be assured in all cases brought fprward.
MORRISTON SISTER I SUSIES. NEW YEAR'S GIFTS FOR SOLDIERS. The following is a list of articles sent by I the Central Committee of the Moiriston War Fund to the Morris-ton soldiers and sailors on active service as a ftew Year's .gift. The committee made an appeal to the churches aud chapels of Mori\ston. and the response was great, as the list indicates. The secre- tary. Mr. A. R. Lewis. Graig House, desires to extend the committee's best thanks to the vicar, the pnstois. and the ladies of the various churches for their great work. List: Bethaaia.—33 scarves. 32 pairs of mitt-ens. Calfaria.—16 scarves. Church of England Sewing CI;s.-58 scarves. 35 j.n;-irs of mittens, 1 pair of wrist- Its, 8 pairs of socks. Ilorcb.—67 scarves. 47 pairs ofjmittens, 4 belts. Nazareth.—45 scarves, 9 pairs of mittens. Phi lade', i-)h -a. tg scarvo. 13 pairs of mit- ten, 3 pairs of socks, 1 belt. Primitive Methodist.—5 pairs of mittens. 1 pair ot sock s. Salvation Army.—2 scai-ve.-?. scarx ez7. 32 pairs of mit t ess. Yni&forgtan Sunday School (blanch of Tabernacle).—17 scarves, 1 parn- of mitt-efts. } Zion.—15 scarves. 16 pairs of nittens, 1 helmet, 4 pairs 0f sock. Wesleyan.—20 scarves, J helmet, 1 pair ot wristlets. Free. Church Sewing Class.—2 scarves, 1 pair of mittens, 3 helmets, 4 pairs of cilffs, 22 pairs of sticks, 1 beit.
? ?! ¡' WELSH YEOMANRY BROKEN UP. I DRAFTS FOR THE INFANTRY. BISPERSION OF FIVE REGIMENTS. The War OfScp. it is stated, has decided to break up the Welsh Mounted (Yeomanry) Bri- gades to provide drafts for the 55rd (Welsh Territorial) and 54th Divisions, which figured in the battle of Buvla- Bay. Both are very I Imiich under strength. Two Fine Yeomanry Brigades. 1 Here :'re two mounted hr)Md(s in the rrincipahty. One b the Wpbh Mounted Bri- .gadp. and tho other the W d"h Border -Mounted Brigade, who have been mobilised and in training1 since- the beginning of the war. having: been on service most of the time in the Eastern counties. Those who have be- come acquainted with their work say that the brigades have attained a very high stan- dard of efficiency. » It is no secret now that they were at one time under orders for foreign service. Then they were to be treated as dismounted troops, and to gro 011 foreign service in that charac- ter. They would have preferred, of course, to have gone out as mounted brigades, but they raised no objection to the alteration, though they had to imdertake work which was quite new to them. They started to work j with spirit, training for infantry duties, and changed their equipment as well. They were then ordered to go out as a divi- sion. again to b.^ put back, much to the dis- a,ppointment of officers and men. The Glamorgan and Pembroke Yeomanry are included in these brigades. A meeting of Welsh members is to be held to discuss the Question.
I NEW ABERAYON HOSPITAL. I Arrangements for Opening Ceremony. A meeting of the governors and man- agement committee of the new A beravon, -Port Talbot and District Cottage and Accident Hospital was held under the! presidency of Mr. C-harles Ron Hedge, chairman of the house committee. A committee was appointed to arrange for the opening ceremony, which will take place early in February. For a week prior to the opening the premises will be thrown open, so a.s to give the public an opportunity to inspect the buildings. The operating table has been presented by the workmen of the Mansel Tinplate Works, and the employes of the Port Talbot Steel Works Company are present- ing the whole or the instruments for the theatre.
A FILTHY LLANELLY IIOATE. > At the LI a nelly Police Court on W edUesuay. Louis and Margretta Lloyd, Mark-lane, were charged with cruelty to children. Mr. Martin Richards (on behalf of the N.S.P.C.C.) said the woman drank heavily, and that wa.s the cause of the deplorable condition of the child- ren. The charge was most serious iu regard to the child of jai months. On account of the condition of the child it was removed to the iritiunnry. Thf mfdical man would My tb,t after experience in the slums of Dubim ?t,? ???inb???gh. he had never come across such a nHhy homc.-inspector Juris J?pg 8&id: thst "ince May he had made 22 visits to The house. The children were in rags. and aJl in a bad condition. The smell in the IIp.tair'¡ rooms was overpowering, and the beds were dirty and verminous.—Louis Lloyd was bound I ,,er to come up for judgment when ? o. jil upon, and the female defendant wa-s gent to prison for six months with hard labour.
MISSED HIS STEP. I FATALITY AT PEMBREY I WORKS. An inquest was conducted at Swansea, on ednehd:t.y by the P>crougii. Coroner (Mr. ■J. (. Morrisj into circumstances at- tending the depth o" Walter Blunden (57). 42, Mariner-street. Swansea, who died at the Swansea Hospital on Tuesday from in, juries received as a result of falling off a scaffold at.the Pembrey Works. Mr. T, R. Ludford appeared for the con- 1 tractors. Gertrude Wilkins, 42. Mariner-street, "d(,Iltiiipi and-said de- ceased lodged with her. He was supposed I to be a native of Manchester. brancis Charles Thomas. 135. Aberdy-. berthi-street. Swansea, a la bourer employed, at the Pembrey Works, said the accident happened on Monday evening at 5.15. H was working with deceased placing a plan k 1 on a scaffold in order to place a lamp there. This would be about 10 or 12 feet from the; ground. Just as witnes was about. to place the plank in position the full weight of it came on him. and, on looking round, he found deceased had slipped and lay prone on the ground in a cramped position. Fie was Conscious, and was able to say, Oh I my breath He could not speak, however. as to how it happened, neither could wit- I nes attribute anv reason for his fall. By Mr. Hilditch (H.M. Inspector) The; plank was a heavy one. Thomas Savers, 1, Brook-street. Green- hill. who followed the same employment as that of deceased, namely a bricklayer's la bourer, stated deceased missed his step, dipped, and fell off the plank on which he was standing. By Mr. Hilditch: It was dusk at the time of the accident, and there were no artificial lights in. Samuel McCready. 9, Cordon-terrace, Swan- sea, foreman bricklayer at the works, said the men were under his control, and every- thing was in proper order. The men could use as many planks as they considered neces- sary. In answer to a question put to de- ceased by witness, the former answered that he had missed his footing. Dr, Tudor Thomas, house physician at the Swansea Hospital, stated that deceased was admitted to that institution at 8 p.m. 011 Monday with injuries to the chest and three fractured ribs. He wa.s brought in in a state of g-rpat shock, and he died at 1.30 a.m. on Tuesday from internal hemorrhage and shock. The Coroner said it was a case of pure acci- dent. He could have had more planks, but apparently considered one -sufficient. The jury brought in a verdict of "Accidental death," and attached blame to no one. Mr. Ludford #aid that on behalf of Messrs. Thcrburn, deceased's employers, he wished to express their sympathy, and said they in- tended to defray the funeral expenses.
NOT THE ORIGINAL SCHEME. NEATH DISTRICT WATER- WORKS PROJECT. Keath District Council met on Wednesday. Mr. W. B. Trick, J.P., presiding. Arising out of the report of the Waterworks Committee Mr. 11. Daniel adversely criticised the un- necessary expenditure incurred in the ad- ministration of this department, and pointed out that the original scheme adopted by the committee was not beill carried out. This view was supported by Mr. ,101m Thomas (Glyn-Xeath) and other members, and the whole matter was eventually referred back to the committee. The Clerk read replies from a large number of authorities supporting the Council's ap- peal to the Local Covernment Board for the reduction of the fee from 2s. 6d. to ?s. in respect, of the notification of measles as a disease.
DEAD COLLIER'S CHILD. INTERESTING ACTION AT NEATH. .lijdge Lloyd Morgan, heard an in-j ceresting action at Xeath County Court on Thursday, in which Flsie Mav Hayden. of! J 5. I pjierTerrace. Ireboeth. near Swansea.! made an application-under tho Workmen's' CcmppnsatJDn Act, as the motln and next friend of an infant named David Henrv Jones. Trevor H. Hunter (instructed bv Mr. j F_ dward Harris, Swransea.i appeared for the applicant, and Mr. C. B..Jenkins for the parents of the deceased man. Mr. Hunt-er said that. a sum of £ 242 2s. 5d. had been paid into court in respect of the death of a coiber named Wv Jones, the son of 11-illiin iild Mary Ann Jones, of Pitityba-boti Farm, Craigcefnparc. C'ydaeh, I in(] the parents were now parties to the 1 action. Deceased met with a fatal lc- i p t. the Graigola M-rthyr near Swansea. He had been keep-j company al)cl -,vis engaged to applicant,! Llsiie May- Hayden. A male chiid was born to the auulica-nt. oil la-it. v«nnv r»f rL --l' .J'Ui, f' which deceased was the fatter. Deceased nit-ended to man-y the girl, and actually put in the banns of mariiag? before he I,. a Killed, but tho date was not- fired.—Apnii- cant- bore out these statements. I For t.he parents, Mr. Jenkins submitted that they were partially dependent llpon then- son. and that they had kept t since t-he.iir -sou's death. Mary Ann Jones, mother of the deceased, s:iid her son gave her all his wages, C2 a week, except pocket monej. Cross-examined, s he sa'd that she had seven children. Her husband had a sma] fa rm. Hi" Honour awarded the parents of the deceased dependents, and the 2s. d., t,) the applicant, on behalf of the child, to be naid out at. the i-ate 'of 4c. a week, the costs to be paid out of the money in Court.
OUR BLIND HEROES. SWANSEA FUND FOR THEIR AID. I DifiereJICE,3 of re)igtous opinion are manv, but ail denominat'onH and (reeds are, in ?t'his time of national crisis, meeting upon the ground of common humanity. In many respects, even this most cruel of all wars is productive of good, and not the least potent- factor making for our future welfare is,that it has bound us all together against the common enemy oi truth, justice, and freedom. Something in the nature of a, concerted movement to assist those who have pa.id perhaps the greatest war tax of all in sacrificing their sight for their country, will take place in Swansea during the next few weeks, when til-, congregations of most churches and chapels will be given the op- portunity of s howing in practical form their sympathy for these brave blind men. We arc often told that the age of miracles is past, but the St. Dunstau's Hostel, where these blind heroes are trained for their new condition in life, is the veritable miracle house of the Empire. There these maIl, broken and shattered, blind for life, with naught but the long vista of years of dark- ness before them, are taught not only to become useful and self supporting members of the community once more, but, guided into the sunshinef peace, and happiness of the wonderful world in which the blind live. All denominations are. cordially resound- i iug to the appeal that is now being made through their ministers, and we feel sure that all will be glad to pay a tribute of thankfulness for the blessing of sight and of gratitude to those who have sacrificed it [for tLeir country.
FKLL DOWN I i On Tuesday evening. Thomas Frank, fire- man on board the s. Star of Victoria, lying in the King's Dock. Swansea, was j j admitted- to hospital suffering from a cut bead and injuries to his back, caused through failing down the JwJd of the Loat. a distance of about 20 feet.
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SANK A GERMAN AUXILIARY. AN UNRECORDED NAVAL INCIDENT. I It is announced by the Admiralty in the "London Gazette-" that the King has j been graciously pleased to give orders for the appointment of Lieut.-Commander Kenneth James Dutl-Dunbar, R.N., to be a Companion of the Distinguished Order in recognition of his services in attacking and torpedoing a German auxiliary vessel on December 2*2, 1915. The ship was pr-orer-ted by a screen con- si sting of a torpedo-boat, a small .sloop, j four trawlers, and several tugs and small craft, and Lieut.-Commander Duff-Dunbar showed great determination in prosecuting the attack through the screen. The name of tho vessel 'torpedoed by Lieut .-Commander Duff-Dunbar lias not- licen announced, and this appears to be the first record of his exploit.
ACCELERATED BY IN- JUDICIOUS FEEDING. DOCTOR AND SWANSEA PARENTS' IGNORANCE. T;'l,c I)eptit?v j T?e Deputy B?r'ju?h Coroner hc!d an i?- quest at- Swansea 0:1 Tuesday on the body of Wm. H€ibc!t Hunt, the foir-iooiitbs'-old child <>t Mr-, ami Mrs. Wm. Hunt, of 13. Clarence-street. Swansea, in which Dr. 3larks said death wa. probably due to bronchial pneumonia, accelerated by injudicious feed- ing, on account; of ignorance. The jury returned a verdict of '"Death 1 from ],lr1 cause- q?d '1t;'JY.>d the fntu)'€ parents to exercise a.'ld'tion?] caie, in future,
STEPPED OFF MOVING] TRAIN. DISTRESSING AFFAIR ON JR5UMBLES LINE. on the Mumbles Rai-lway at West Cross Station oil Tuesday evening. Miss Nc-liie -John, daug"h- ter of .Mr. and Mis. Samuel N0.1. ('as-tle-strcct. Mumbles, attempted to alight whilst the train wuJ 'rtmo\)').?.d "by some means fell und^r tiie carriages, several of which passed on' hu, ?he received shocking injuries, her right forearm being severed, right leg severely (Tush"d, and ) severe injury to t.)e head and body. After, bcmg cxti ica?dmnjUtidtr the tram she i was carried iu '.lie waiting-room, where Dr. C'urti°s. \ho y:us a P¡¡'<JJ,lel', did an that I waS p').b?'. Th('?w?n.?p:?.nio?r:!mbu- lance wa.s telephoned for, and the poor ?1)1 was removed to S\va.nsca H?spit.t? where j s!]e?died very sheitly after admission. The unfoitunatc young Judy, who was about 16 years old. was employed at the: Walter-road Post Office, subsequent to which she was at- tiie- St. Helen's branch. She i wa?ahnhlingat. West Cross for the purpose "f 'ittendin_ a prayer mcrtit)? at the West Cross Bethany Chape!, ?htip ller mother I id ,dready arrived, and t)-.e woman's I ;rjd 'ou being fetched to her daughter was terrible. Just before th?aecdeiit Miss John Was laughing and talking I with some giil companions on the platform at the back ot the carriage, and it is said that they attempted to strongly dissuade her j j from alighting- before the train stopped, but unfortunately without effect. The pas??moh on the train- were naturally greatly affected by t-he distressing ("'U'I:- ,-i-eat-1 3- ?i ?,ect,e d b,, t,he
BRYNHYFRYD MANS ESTATE. I CHANCERY JUDGE FAVOURS! THE PLAINTIFF. A summons taKen out by David John! Lodwig, of 8. Sketly-road, Swansea, "was heard 011 Tuesday in the Chancery Division. Applicant was the son, heir-at-law. and' sole i next of kin of the late John David JLodwig, of Puefola House, Brynhyfryd, whose wm was the subject of ^the summons. The re- spondents in the case were. David Walter Lvans, of 1, PirK wood-road Uplands, and Abraham Bcvan Davies. of Oxford-street, Swansea,, the trustees of the will, and 3Ir". Katie Lüdwig, wife of the applicant, and a?ochHdr<Mof ?!r.and Irs. Lod\"i, ,hu ¡ all beneiit under the v.in.. Mr. Romer. K.C., for the plaintiff, .said, he asketi foi- a declaration that the trusts declared by will of the testator in real and personal e.-Uxtc, subject- to providing cpr- i tain legacies, failed, as offending against the ride against perpetuities, and that the trustees be directed 1,0 convey the re. and personal estate to IIHU, The quest-ion wag whether there was a perpetuity under the 1 will or not. The"will was 1915, and the testator died on the 24th of the same month. Mr. Rowlands, who appeared for the. re- i spondents otlu-r than the t;.i>tees, aryaied that the trusts were valid, and ihct there jI was 110 remoteness. Mi\ Owen Thompson. for t11" trustees. 1 said they did not, intend to take any part- I in the argument as to the construction of the will. His Lordship throught Mr. Ttomer way right, but having rogard to the. ruie. he would take time to frame hie jgdgrnejit.
HIT BY HANDLE. LITTLE SWANSEA GIRL'S INJURIES. 'J" 1 The circumstances surrounding the death i ef Ruby Chalk, of 59, Strand, Swansea, were investigated at Swansea on Tuesday by the Deputy Ho:'ough Coroner. Dr. l hoinas said deceased was admitted from a iractuied skull on January 8th. She died as » result, and from i.sphyxia <1$ a secondary cause, on Sunday. "A a lter Chalk, coal-trimmer, oi 59, Strand, identified the bodv as that of his daughter. She was four years of age, and on Saturday last was left in the house in charge of eider children, whilst- witness and his wife vent out. By some means the child slipped out of the house, and went- to the docks, where an accident occurred to her. She w-is removed toO the Hospital, where wit- ness remained till her death. i' A young jad. named Percy Nicholls Chalk, said it was he who was left- in charge of deceased, t-ogether with his sister. He was I old that his sister had sustained an acci- dent. and going to the scene, discovered I the, handle of a coal tub lying on her chest. She Wči -> then bleeding1 sketch of the tub was iieic produced by fChief Inspector Martin. --vh« appeared on bf half of tho H.W.R. j j Wm. W'lliaiiis. 5. Lingdon-place, a lore- [ man with Messrs. Powiesland and Mason, said it would be easy to release the catch of ithe handle of the tub. [ In answer to Uw coroner, witnpss said it [was hardly possible to rind a. place, more suitable for these tubs, since the children got to them wherever they were put. The Coroner said there was no evidence to show that anyone was to blame, and the jury brought. in a verdict of "Accidental death, according tn medical evidence," and added a rider +o the effect that those who used the coal buckets should see that the handles were left down when not in use.
"NEW MILK." REMARKABLE WEST WALES STATEMENT. A curious statement was made to the Car- i marthenshire Health Committee on Tues. day, Mr. W. J. Thomas, Lhuiarthney, pre- ?'; i 1. e k iisl?ec ￼ or, i, e j siding. Mr. David Roderick, inspector, re- ported that on visiting a c-ertaiii place he found a quantity of milk powder, which it was admitted was used to make milk when, sufficient was not- available from the farms. He did not think 11. was possible to prose- cute under the Foods and Drugs Act be- cause the milk made from the powder, on analysis, would show the same constituents as pure milk, but the Board of Agriculture I institute a prosecution under the Merchandise Marks Act. because the milk was labelled as "new milk. Mr. "T. ,Yi11iams (Brynamman) said he thought Carmarthenshire would be the last place in the world where- they would find milk powder mixed and turned out aq new milk. It never entered the heads of the County Council that it was possible to send out irom Carmarthenshire a span our article. In order to protect the farmers of the county and the consumers be hoped the committee would support the inspaetor. He moved that the attenition of the Board of Agricnltui'e be cal1".rt to the matter. Thj" was agreed t<1.
PEOPLE TURNED AWAY: CROWDS AT SWANSEA FREE LECTURES. LIBRARY COMMITTEE AND MORE ACCOMMODATION. Swansea Public Libraries Committee met on Tuesday evening. COlln. E. G. Protheroe presiding. At the eomme-noeme-nt Mr. Protheroe said he would like tu congratu- late the new co-opted members on their re- election on the committ-ec. It was poof that the Corporation had much faitli in their good work, and he hnp.ed they would have a pleasant year, and that much good work would be done. A resolution of sympathy with Mrs. Chali- mail on the death of the In.te Mr. H. A. Chapman was moved on behalf of the co- opted members—who had not had an oppor- tunity before—and passed, all the members of the committee standing in silence. In moving the adoption of the Free Lec- ture Sub-Committee report, Mr. John IN-il- liams said he thought they could tii-ke a certain amount of credit fo themselves. He was glad to see that members of their staff were coming to assist them in the Saturday night h-lures. Mr. Rhys Phillips lia )/? eu on* and Mr. oung was going to de- liver one. iii;( f Air. t) de- Aid. c. II. Col will sa.iu there was only one rt•givtiable thing, anu that was number of' people who u-ie turned a.v«aV through LACK OF PROPER ACCOMMODATION.- hoped that the cornrr;;t-ee wonjd a ittJ8 later oil dev ise means and ways for getting a L11 t;.r, loom. Tiie Librarian s monthly financial state- ment was also adopted, and the report of the work done in the various wa.s tbund satisfactory. If stated that the branch libraries were visited during Octo- ber, November and Decern her. and were found clean and in good order.
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