GERMAN RAID ON TRANSPORTS fWO ENEMY CRAFT SUNK r IAS. FLIRT'S PLUCKY FIGHT WITH FOUR DESTROYERS. AD.WIKA1.TY, Friday, 4.15 p.m. During lost night tho enemy attempted a raid with ten destroyers on our, ross- Channel fan-port service. The Ht.empci faikd, One empty transport, the (Jueen, was. iiit-yk. The whole of her crew were saved, Two of the enemy destroyers were sunk and the rest driven off- H.M. torpedo-boat destroyer Flirt (Lieu- tenant Richard P. Kelletf, R.N.) is ing. ;ind it is feared she may be, lost, but nine of the crew have been saved. R.M. torpedo-boat destroyer Nubian k Coiuumnder Montague Bernard, It 17 was disabled by a torpedo and taken in ton, but, owing to the had weather, the toy parted, and she grounded. THE LOST SHIPS. The Nubian is a destroyer of 985 tons, ^nnpletcd in 1!109. She carries two four-; indv guns and two torpedo tubas, and her -oiiipleinent is about seventy. The Nubian took part in the c-hase which ended in tho -Ips,lritction of the German submarine U8 Dover on March 4 last year. The Flirt displaces 380 tons, and car- ri#s one Impounder, five 6-pounders, and two torpedo tubes. Her complement is ittv, The Queen was the first turbine-driven -foanier in the Channel service. She was hmlit in 1903 by W. Denny and Brothers, Dumbarton, for the So nth-Eastern and Chatham Rail way. Her speed was twenty-two knots, and she was licensed t,o carry 1,250 passenger*. On October -V 34—two years to the iay before she was sunk—the Queen 'ftscued 2.500 Belgian refugees from the French transport Aclrn iril, Ganteauroe, after she had been torpedoed in the I Channel. FLIRT'S PLUCKY FIGHT. I The Press Association correspondent -eltgr.iph,s:- The first Channel sea-fight took place on Vhumlay night, when German destroyers between midnight and one a.m. made an ittack on the Channel transport service. The transport Queen is one of the famous South Eastern and Chatham Railway ^ross-Channfel boats, and most of the men belong to trover. All were saved. The Nubian, having been put out of iction, was t-aien in tow. but owing to the heavy gale and rain which sprang up about midnight the tow-rope parted, and -hp- drifted ashore. It is stated that the lestrover Flirt, which is missing, when last seen was attacking four of the enemy ships. Nine of her crew were saved. It is believed that the flotilla came from Zee- brugge. and are some of Germany's fastest boats, and are heavily armed.
SWANSEA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. ) ———— .0 ———— The Italian Coal Export Scheme. Regarding the question of Ut€ Italian -"I cchem?e, it was pointed out at the nonthly meeting of the Swansea Chamber tt Commerce on Friday that a meeting of :he Central Executive Commitee would be held in London next week. It was gener- illv understood that the Italian uelegates i wuld adopt the sanve methods of authori- sation as the French in fact, they were to fntVuv rm Identical' 1: fA ne French w.li^me. Tiie following three uembere had been added to the local lOmmittee: Mr. Burgess («hipowncrs>), Yrfliur Andrews (.exporters), and itaridy- ride (coal exporters). RED CROSS FUND. It was reported that the Chamber of Commerce Red Cross Fund showed vp to he end of June last a balance in itrul of :563 Is. 8d.. of which t300 had I won in- vested in the H per cent. War Loan. The. ,e,e,c-ipt.s to the end of June totalled is. 4d. and expenditure 5J1-15 lbs. 7d. Thanks were tendered to those who had played such a prominent part in the move- ment. Mr. Samuel Jones (insurance broker) was plecied a member of the COMMERCIAL POLICY. 1 ?? I- ￼ -I I ?. I I Un trie suggesMon o; ,».u. a. muiaJr, wno I referred to the importance of the question, J \iej*<irs. (" Foy, R. E. James, Robprl,, qiid Samuel Stephens were added j :o the committee to consider the commer- cial policy after the war. Mr. Moil aft remarked that Swansea was lot going to stand still. They had to re- •^nsider the door that had lwen slammed 1nd bolted, and he thought; the enlarging 1f the committee would be of very great id vantage. VISIT OF AGENT-GENERAL OF AUSTRALIA. I t, 1, me rrosKicnT cur. n uoiuDurg), re- i ferred to the visit to Swansea next week! if the Agents-General of the various Aus- ,ralian States. The President would en- Main them to lunch on Tuesday, and ater in the day it was quite probably hat the respective gentlemen would ad- dress the members of the Chamber of \>mmeroe. THE STAMP OFFICE. Berating to the protest against the sug- j ,ested proposal to remove the 6tamping rfhoe from Swansea, the President, who vas a member of a deputation to Somer- i(,i House, reported that, they had blle- :c.dt'd in retaining the office at Swansea. COAL FOR FRANCE. The fiahpmente made, at a recent meet- ng of the Cardift Chamber .of Commerce ciib reference to the action of the Swan- I to Committee and t he supply of coal to :Franc,(, were referred to by Mr. T. ,P. [/ook, ,f.P., who read resolution of a oint meeting at Cardift. in which it was r>ointed our that the allegations were un- T.ondfd and without ;}1\odat.i(m. Mr. R. J. Matthew: rubmitted, as chair- MS of the Trimming Committer, 1110 ae- 111lt" ol that rh-nartment. which ^howd hat the of employers' liability ngj 9.i(1. per 1,000 tons during the past -ear. The cost in 1913 was Is. 7d. There j rere :"0 trimmer*, compared witl S--S at I f. Ð oomiaen>«ment of the year, the lUintity «hipiv>d :197.y56 tons.
LEAGUE OF PITY. ftoe Proper Care of Children. 1Qc1. W. H. (PC"P¡¡ty Mayor) pre- }(f«l at a meeting of the Children's •eagu" of Pity iJunior Branch 0f t(ie • National Sfieietv for the Prevention of 'rti.'lt v to ("luldren), held at the Guild- Vail, Swansea, on Thursday afternoon. In a short nddmse, Mr. Miles r?aHe? ? fact that in the ))ro)x<r carcot; ?liildr-P.lt lt<?'-?''f future w<'H-?'n)g of tie jo^intry, and jnti-odueed Miss Sladen, who' Ame from central office to give au ddreeit on the work of the League. She ioint**l out t.ha.t 2,000,0(H) men had been i \Ifld ittifit. rciii physical and other! cttfions, for service in he Annv and i&vy. This wais in grout jufiasure due to I in infancy. n also stated that i ,000 children oT soldiers were now looked, fter by tho society.. Mr. Joseph Hall, J.P., pro(x>fced thanks ) th? sp<?a.??r, to the Mny?r for Ow iw f the h«ll, and to the Mayorooi for pro thl )'"I,, and to the M4 *Xoreb6 for pro-
[ AT THE TRIBUNALS. A Variety of Local Claims for Exemption. The Swansea. Borough Tribunal met at the Guild'hal] on Friday. Aid. Dan Jones presided, supported by Messrs. Councillor Molynoux. Aid. n, Matthews, j Geo. Hollett, and W. G, Foy. Mr. Henry Thompson represented a coal exporting firm, who applied for exemption for -their Customs and French fy>iTe.spondernt. The manager of the firm stated that • they were mipplying cool to France and Italy. In fact, the representative was a Slumber of the Supply of Coal to Franco •"•ornmittee." French munitions works, railway lines a.nd the Army were also suppHerfJ. Appellant lia4 off(,r"(i himself; for service in September of 1911, but had been rejected for lionh- trouble. The manager's son had been invalided out of the Army with an injury to the knee, :ird appellant's brother was wounded on 1 Friday. Applicant was granted one month, With leave to appeal subject to consent of the 1 tribunal. IN A CERTIFIED OCCUPATION. A shoemaker applied for his oldest eon, who is in the business with him. Tho son in question Ú; 30 years of age and passed in Class A. Two brothers are in the Army (one having been at the front for 18 months) and a third is about to join. Mr. Edward Harris, representing ap- plicant, said he was in a certified occu- pation. One month, with leave to appeal. TO CLEAR UP A BUSINESS. Two months was asked for by another applicant carrying on business as a coyi-I fectioner..He was passed in C 1, gar- rison, duty at home, and asked for the time specified to close his business. His request was granted, and leave to appeal again was also given. APPENDICITIS AND VARICOSE VEINS. The manager of a local window cleaning company appealed for exemption. Appli- cant is 31 years of age. He had varicose veins, and was suffering from weakness consequent upon appendicitis. He was also supporting a widowed mother. His medical certificate showed that he was passed for garrison duty at home. The employer also appealed. He had contracts with the Swansea Hospital, the Corporation, and all the local railway- corn parties. The application was not assented to. Mr. Harvey jvpreisented the applicant. CO.-OP. SOCIETY APPEALS. Mr. Edward Harris represented the Swansea Co-operative Society who ap- pealed for a boot repairer, aged 38, who war a married man with three children, and manager of an establishment cater- ing for 3,000 customers. Applicant suf- fered from rheumatism on the left "I P. Mr. Harris contended also that defen- dant, being a married bootmaker, over 31 years of age, was in a certified occupa- tion. Air. Roes, of the Society, appeared to support the application.-Two months, with leave to further appeal. The same Society also appealed for a branch manager. Mr. S. Eees repre- sented the company. The man is single and 23 years of age. and passed for Bl, garrison duty abroad. He had held the position of manager for the past six months. The trade amounted to £ 7.000 per annum, and catered fort.WO to j 1.700 members.—One month, with leave to appeal. PASSED FOR CLASS C2. j Mr. Stanley Owen represented a com- mercial traveller aged 3R who supported a widowed mother. Applicant was passed for C2. Mr. Ow?n quoted the Pres? which had stated that men in CL' and C3 were not likely to be required. He had been employed for 17 years in his pre- sent; capacity. He was a member of the V.T.C., and attended the drills on every posoibt? occasion -a fact which was ))orn? out by Major Harris.—Appeal not a-s- f?ented to. NO EXEMPTION. A second hand furniture dealer and clothier appealed on the one man busi- DOM. ?t'n?nd Wcrf ?p to go h? would have to c!oM his two sho, H? had parsed in 0. home 6ryice.-No exemp- tion. SHIPPER'S CUSTOMS CLERK. A local shipping firm appealed for their Customs Houfe elork ageii 21, placed in category Cl, field service at home. The man had been granted two previous ex- emptions of three months each. Aid. Dan Jones: How can you erpect us to exemp a young man of 21? We. have had married men aged ati and 37 here who have to go. I The appeal was not assented Major Harris.: I'll see that he doesn't go for a month. AN APPRENTICE IMPROVER. We have far more work that we can do with our number of men," said the representative of a local engineering firm! who appealed for an apprentice-improver aged IS years and 7 months. Air. R. L. Jonef; represented the company. So have we So have the British Army! said Major Harries. "It is a question as to yon r nd is greater than ours. If we are to win we must have men." The representative said that the work being done by the firm was classed by the Ministry of Munitions as Classes A and B (which is next to actual munitions of war work). Exemption refused. The firm also appealed for their sole pattern-maker, aged 2H and married. If he goes the place will be closed.—No! exemption. In the e*«e of a third emplove the same firm applied for leave to appeal.-I"ve refused- ONE MAN BUSINESS. A St. Thomas butcher, aged 33, married 1 with one i-hild. carrying on business with- j out assistants, appealed for exemption. • Hp had commenced business three months before the outbreak of war. There were three brothers serving.. • In reply to the chairman, he said ihei work was too heavy for his wife. Two months' exemption with leave to appeal. COLLIERY CLERK'S APPEAL. A colliery clerk t'23t. whose application was supported by hts employer, appealed for exemption. ITo had been in hi.s pre- sent employment for nine years. I tifiontr showed that he was pa,,«i for! home service. Aprxvi! disrniw.d. PUBLICAN'S APPEAL DISMISSED. T!w upjH-al of a licensed victualler married, who alleged that he I had broken his arm, was dismissed. DR. BARNARDO'S HOMES, Rose Day in Swansea. -1 In the streets of hwansea on SaLurday there were many enthusiastic sellers of rose*, (he proceeds from the sale of which aro to be devoted to the Dr. Barna rtlo: Homes. Though this charitable appeal1 comes so soon after the Sailors' Day, it may be predicted Swansea will wilJnot bei slow to respond, seeing that the HQIDes I have provided ishelter for a number of destitute children from this district. Mr.' Kdgcombe, of the Y.M .C.A.. is the secre- tary, and Mr. C. ('. Vivian, of the Lon-I don City and Midland Bank, is the hon. treasure*. |
I WEST WALES ASSIZES OPENING OF THE COURT AT CARMARTHEN. 1 THE CAIO FARM TRAGEDY West. Wales Assizes ior Carmarfheu- shire, Pembrokeshire, and Cardiganshire, were opened at the Shire llall. on Sa-tur- day, before Justice Lush. Prior to the j opening of the court, the Judge attended I '*>' • I'eter's Church, accompanied by the High iheriff, -Air. W. Y. Nevill, Llanelly; the chaplain, the Rev. I), Geier Jones, Felintoel, the Deputy Sheriff, Mr. W. W. | Brodie, i.J.inelly; and Lady Howard, who wore her chain of office as ".M.a "or" of j Llanelly. In his charge to (he Grand Jury, of j which Sir Owen Philipps, M.P., was the chairman, the Judge said he was sorry to say that the calendar was a somewhat heavy one, there being 12 causes. The County of Cardigan had no causes at all. There were i wo ca" of larceny from Pem- broke, but the bulk of the cases came from Carmarthenshire -eight from the county and one from the borough. There had been" a very marked diminution of crime during the last two years, but that was the first occasion on which he bad to com- nient on the heaviness of the calendar. THE CAIO MURDER CHARGE. Referring to the case in whidl Dadd Da vies, farmer, Rlaenrhysglog Farm, Caio, was charged with the wilful murder of Dr. (ilyn Jones, of Llansawel, he stated that the accused was living with his father and mother. Some time ago lie had left his home for a tramp, and was away for about eighteen months. He afterwards oame home and lived with his parents. Just before the alleged crime his father was ill, apparently seriously ill, and his mother having in vain tried to get her son to take a telegram to the doctor, appeared to have gone herself, fitter on in tho day whiie she was v.ith her husband in his bedroom, she heard the report of a. gun close to the house. On going downstairs and into the yard, she saw the accused struggling with a. gentleman who turned out to be the doctor, who she saw had cam;lit hold of ti gun, the barrel of which was being held by the doctor, who was trying to wrench the weapon away, and; the stock being held by the accused. While the struggle was proceeding the mother heard o second report, and there was more struggling, and the son was apparently using the stock of the gun. She saw the doctor fall and then get. up a.nd fall again. Apparently he never rose again, and the mother went for help. The accused dis- api»enred. and for four or five days was apparently away on the mountains with the police searching for him. When he was arrested there was a desperate struggle: and later he made a voluntary statement which was a very remarkable document, in which he made remarks a.s to hm views about doctors and gave certain excuses. The Grand Jury would have no doubt whatever that if-was a case in which they were bound to bring in a true bill. The Judge added that in the cross exami- nation at. the police court it was suggested that, a question might be raised as to the man's mental condition. Later a true bill was returned against Davic\s. TRIALS OF PRISONERS. Alleged Wounding by a Wife. Annie Fonseka. (30), 10, Spring Gardens, Llanelly, when charged with wounding her husband, Antony Fonseka, with a razor, said: I did it in self-defence." Mr. Rowland Thomas appeared'for the prosecution, and Mr. David Rhys de- fended. Mr\- Rowland Thomas Raid while in bed on Saturday night, October 15, the hus- band was nwa?Mtod by a noise downstairs. He went d?wn?ndfonnd his wife under the mnn?no?cfdriD? and qn.arrdHn?' with Mrs. Samuel, the ?ndiady. and her d,qnh. ter. Accused went inio the next, room, from which emitted a noise of falling, crockery. On thp b-usband going in, the accused cut his arm with a razor. Describing- the ininriRs. Dr. Daviee said that in his opinion there was bound to be a certain amount of permanent incapacity. (Proceeding).
EARLY CLOSING. I The Serious Effect on Local Confectioners. Exemption From Order Wanted. One business that is going to be hit I very hard by the new Early Closing Order is that of the confectioner. Atr. William Jones, Morriston, president of the Swan- sea and District Confectioners' Associa- tion, has secured an illuminative record of tho takings in a small shop in a small village just outside Swansea. It is as fol- lows:— j 9 a,m, to 7 p.m. to 7 p.m. 10 p.m. ?s. d. ?«.d. Monday 0 2 2 0 9?) Tuesday 0 1 10 0 5 9 Wednesday 0 2 5 (I 7 7 Thursday 0 1 7 0 4 3 Friday 0 2 0 0 7 3 Saturday 0 4 3 0 11 0 0 14 3 2 5 8 To state that 80 per cent, of the con- fectionery trade is done after 7 o'clock i" no exaggeration," he told a Leader" man. and to expect the trade to recoup anything like a fair percentage of the amount of business done after the hour of seven is to invite disappointment. Tt has been a great surprise to most of the. retail confpctiouprs that. their trade is involved in the Bill. It is a grossly unfair measure to a trade which must rely for its existence on passers-by. The trade could -not be expected to survive such restrictions as w<ére imposed upon it by the 7 o'clock Closing Order, I 11 In the Swansea district there are hun- dreds of people partly or wholly depen- dent on the sale of sweets." A VALUABLE CONCESSION. Reminded of the extra, hour from 7 to 8 o'clock which has been granted, Mr. Tones admitted that was a valuable con- cession. but said that flip Order was still not entirely satisfactory to the trade. H Had the florae K,vretary been around 'fjth one of the Swansea wholesalers on his journey for the last week, there would have been complete exemption for. confectioners from the Bill. Why should this virtuous and unoffending trade be so heavily penalised* I have been in con- versation with many *;ma',l confectioni,i and their great grievance now is that I there is no extension after 9 o"c! oc k on. j Saturday night. That seems to have been overlooked/' This, lie added, was a most i.m porta hour. Iiast. Saturday he did more busing between 9 a-nd 11 p.m. than all the rest of the day.
IN VIVIAN STREAM. A, Brynmill Lady's Misadventure. While Mrs. Alice Jenkins, of a, Ay lew- bury-road, Brynnvill, was proceeding to her home on the night of the 24th just., :-the JiMstook the turning a.nd did not rooliæ her mistake until she found herself in the I Vivian Stream. P.C. (P,\ Francis, who was on duty near the spot, hoard cries for help land he went to the stream and helped j Mrs. Jenkins from the water and directed"; her <!>n, her way. She was little the worse for her immersion.
I Y.M.C.A. WORK. Entertainment of Soldiers and Sailors in Swansea. The Swansea Y.M.C.A. is laying itself out to provide for the sustenance, recrea- tion. entertainment- the physical, mental, moral and spiritual good of soldiers and- sailors. On the pri nted weekly pro- gramme Army and Navy men are in- formed: Your ticket of membership to the Y.M.C.A. and to each of the above classes is the uniform you wear. No fee." Everything that the Roddior or sailor nee ds may lie obtained at the Y.M.C.A. A- Iniige buffet is open from 10.30 a.m. till ) 1 p.m. and from 2.30 to 9 15 p.m.. where refreshments are provided at soldiers' prices." The biiilding is open for writing and postal facilities; notepaper and en- velopes may be had freely at t.be buffet, and postage stamps bought. An excellent, library is always ready, and books may be taken at a nominal charge of 3d. On Sunday afternoon a brief, bright, and breezy meeting, with music, is held, at which popular speakers give addresses. there is the lounge home circle, which on Sunday evening tries to live up to its title. On Monday evenings a splendid pro- gramme of lectures and debates is ar- ranged. Iriist Monday they had M. le Bars, and in the near future are to hear Mr. W. H. Jones in "An livening with the Authors," and ex-Councillor Arthur Well on An Evening with the Humourists." Mr, Trevor Owen, is with other local celebrities, on the programme, and Major J. H. Cook will lecture on u Aircraft/* On Tuesdays there is a Christian evi- dence class, in which difficult Biblical problems come on for discussion: also a, French class, in which the el ments of language are studied, Concerts are held on each alter- natf! Thursday, and the best of Swansea's talent attend. On this evening physical classes are taken in the gymnasium. Some 30 or 40 men are in charge of an instruc- tor. On Friday is held a fellowship meeting, which is really a Bible class where there is free and full discussion of subjects that are most vita-1 to human well-being. When nothing special is "on." visitors are in- vited to go to the loungs, where a sing- song" is organised. There is a savings bank, and an alliance of honour, and over 80(1 Testaments have been accepted by men of the Forces. RHYDDINGS PARK HALL. This hall will be opened for soldiers | and sailor.4 on Monday at 6.30 p.m., when 1r, David Davies (mayor-elect) will pe! form the opening ceremony. Soldiers and sailors are invited to attend. A light supper will be provided at 8.30 p.m. free of charge to Service men. A gramophone, games, bagatelle table, etc., has be-eii placed at the disposal of the committft-, and gifts of newspapers and magazines ,hll be greatly appreciated. ——-—' ? —
THE DOCKS SCANDAL. Rev. P. M. Weston on Causesi and Remedies. The Rev. PeYcy Moss Weeton, in the course of a letter to the Editor, says:— In this month's issue of the Vigilance Record this is an article on the Swan- sea dock scandal. The editor of that journal says: We have quoted the Town Clerk's report in order to show how easy it is for officialism to turn a deaf oar to an appeal from the citizens. The Watch Committee state that the docks is private property, and then makes the extra.- ord.inary (Statement that they can only deal with those who are suspected of ing about, to commit a felony. London I iailway stations, whinh are private pro- perty, are subj ect to the presence of un-j desirable women, and have a printed warning such that those who are found loitering will be prosecuted. This ha.s proved sufficient to prevent such women from plying their trade at the railway stations. As the Swansea docks are also, private property, surely something could he-done to deal with so great an evil. The scandal is admitted, and yet, on the face of the statement by Mr. Owen, a member of the Watch and Dock Commit- tees, at the last meeting, referring to a certain woman who admitted she was go- ing on board one of the vessels lying there, said: I will see, as a member of the Docks authority, that you do not get on board any vessel f,)-n-igh-t if this could be dcno to one undesirable woman, why not all.1 Some of the Swansea citizens should ask the Watch Commitee for an explanation. And I now do this," addoS Mr. We-ston, as a. member of the National Yjgiiance Society. UNDERPAID GIRLS. Another side of this question which has not been made public is the fact that many young girls are guilty of immorality through the low wages paid them, which almost forces thsm to increase their earnings in some other way. In Thursday's 11 Daily Chronicle," under the heading, Minimum Wage and Food Prices," Mr. Barnes, M.P., gave some instances of girls of 18 with two years' experience in the drapery trade working (50 hours for Is. and their te.a.s, and dressmakers, after serving rjeven years as apprentices and paying a premium, receiving only 58. per,week. The same is &U» pa.id to women grocern, assis- tants, and proprietors of cheap bazaars pay women of 21 to 2,1- years of age from 5s. 9d. to 10s. for a week of ovei- 70 hours. I think it will be found on enquiry that many of the young girls who go wrong in Swansea, have done 60 under tho forie: of circumstances. Could not the Labour Party of Swansea interest themselves in this matter and institute an enquiry into the wage conditions of the S i r15 ? I mention that the dock eeandal is still an urgent question. To give an instance, a prominent well-known lady. walking from High-fitreet. Station to the bottom of Wind-street was accosted no le6.S than five times by foreign ships' officers and sailors and only on stating that she would give them in charge would they allow her to pass'on. It is unsafe for a respectable lady to walk anywhere in the Docks i neighbourhood alone after sunset. Can vie not do something, and at once, to stop this abnormal state of affairs?
CARMARTHEN TRIBUNAL. CARMARTH_TRIBUNAL. I have had no military training, and it Vi'lU1 take some time to learn before I | shall be of any value," said a Capel Dewi farmer at the Carmarthenshire Appeal Tribunal at Carmarthen on Friday. r am at present full value on the farm, and [well trained si nee childhood," ho added, so I am more beneficial to King and country by keeping cattle and providing the resources and food for the Army." Of five brother* tbrOe were on the farm and two in tbr Army.—Appeal dismissed. APPEAL FOR SON WHO HAS I JOINED UP. A Llanllawddog farmer, who had put ) in a.n appeal for his son, said that his son 1 had since joined up t?can?o h? was afraid t'he military would wmo and fetch him a6 a conecript. The Chairman (Mr. Wm. Griffiths): What do you want here then ? The Father: I want him back if I can. Appeal refused. In order to assist the process of oomb- ling out," several appeals hy farmers were dismissed conditional upon the military finding substitutes for the men taken i awaj.
AT THE POLICE COURTS. -——— ———— SWANSEA. I: Saturday.—Before M'eHsrb. J. H. Ronser (in the chair), S. L. Gregor, David Thomas and Thomas Jonee. THANKED THE POLICEMAN. For being drunk and incapable in Pottery-road on Friday, Albert Edward Stanford, labourer, was fined 10s. Defendant thanked P.C. Kobhine for arresting him and putting him in safety. I ALLEGED OFFENCES DENIED. James Steer, (y>atman, was charged with being druuk and behaving impro- perly in Aedl&ide-street on Friday, and aIM with assaulting P.C. (107) Francis in the execution of his duty. Defendant pleaded not guilty, aud ap- plied for an adjournment in order to pro- cure legal assistance. The case was accordingly adjourned until Wednesday next. Bail was allowed. SLEEPING OUT. — ■ — i. r.i. -111 a llUU1' \"<lJ in on Saturday morning, without having visible mean's of eubeistence, resulted in Frank English, dock labourer, being sent down for seven day&. CHARGE OF NEGLECTING CHILDREN. Mary Elizabeth Hollenburg, married, was charged on remand with abandoning her throo children, Thomas J. Griffiths (11), W. E. Griffiths (7), and Lillie Hol- knburg (4), in a manner likely to cause unnecessary suffering or injury to their health. Defendant denied the charge. Supt. Relieving Officer Sydney Davies stated that the two elder children were, by defendant's, first husband. On application tto the Swansea Guardians for out-door re- lief had been rcfused because she M-&s co- habiting with a. man. She was offered in- stitutional relief which she refused, re- marking at the time to the Guardians that they would have to keep her children. Mrs. Moore, New Orchard-street, stated that she let rooms to defendant and a man who called himself her husband. The registration form, however, betrayed them, as the öurnalllPS were different. They then admitted that they were not married. Inspector Jones, N.S.P and F-S. Gwilvm deposed to vieiting the house at New Orchard-street, and finding a three- months-old baby in charge of a man. The child wa»s very thin, poolv nourished and dirty, and looked a & though it hadn't been washed for some time. Mr. J. H. Roeser did not. sit on this case, and Mr. Gregor (.presiding), told de-j iendant she would be discharged on con- dition that ,« lie went to the Workhouse. This defendant, promised to do. COUNTY CASES. Alfred Turner was fined t;)S. for being drunk at Dunvant on the 12th inst. A fine of £ 1 was on Henry, Evans, discharged toldier. for being drunk at Ynysforgan on October ] 1.
A RED CROSS STALL. How Swansea People May Contribute. I The Red Cross organisers of Swansea are I responsible for a novel departure in the way of inviting the charitable, donations of the Swansea public. If you walk into ) th0 Market you cannot fail to see the Red Cross Stall near the Union-street entrance, where donations in kind will be received by the attendants. The donation may be large or small, and take the form of provi- sions. sh-irls. p jamas, wcks. handker- chiefs, etc.. fT?nf. cigarettes, sweets and cliief?.?, etc., ? most: of the articles men- tioned can be bought in the Market build- ings, all are given an opportunity to "throw in" their bit. You may buy grapes for your pleasure, MId remember- ing the wounded Tommies, you can take out a bunch and give it to the attendant. All the proepeds and provisions, etc., ob- tained will be divided actually between the Pare Weni and Y.M.C.A. Red Cross Hos- pitals every Saturday evening. The public need not be afraid to give, liecauso the stall has been organised by the quali- fied authority, the hon. secretary of bo Swansea Rod Cross Division, and District Commandant.
AIRMAN PICKED UP AT SEA. The Hague, Friday.—The lugger Sch 268 arrived at Scheveningen to-da.y. having on board a British airman whom she had picked up 1.5 miles east of the Smithskuse I lightship. Tbe airman, whose name is given as H. B. Smith, sank his aeroplane before being taken on board the lugger.- Rauter. .1
FIRST LOCAL "BIT BADGE?" I Thpre is yet another claimant to the dis*tinotion of having been the first local man to receive the bit bad go-the out- ward and risible sign of having suffered I b e. -nkw aspirant for Kin- and country. The new aspirant for the honour is -Nir. J. Mathias, of New- ton, Mumbles, who received the badge on 2:1th September. He took part in the Battle of Mons, and was shot in the eye in the second Battle of Ypres in March of last year. I
"TANK" DRIVERS' PAY. I Is the pay of tank drivers at the front Is. lkl. per day, and that oi motor transport drivers 6s. 6d., on the ground that the latter are specialists? Does not the training which the tank" men got for weeks, and some- times months, in secret in this ccuntry oonstitute them specialists, and is it pro- posed to raise their pay accordingly ? These questions were put to Mr. Forster, who replies: The lis. rate was a special rate offered in the earlier stage of the war to drivers who joined the Army fully trained It did not apply to driver* who were trained by the Army. The last question, therefore, does not arise.
PORTER'S REVOLVER. j I When a young Rotherhithe porter, named James John Perry, was arrested at I hi.s home on a charge of shooting at Christopher Brazier with attempted mur- der. a constable took from a jacket pocket a revolver loaded in seven chambers, and in a kitchen drawer 11 live cartridges. In I a ticket pocket of his jacket otuer three live, cartridge were found, At Marlborough-street, where Perry WaE; charged on Friday, it was stated that, when arrested. he said he only intended to frighten Brazier, whom he accused af bullying -him. Both men are employed at 100, Regent- street, and it was there the alleged at- tempt at shooting took place. A remand was ordered.
OPIUM EATER'S CRIME. I Shown on medical evidence to be a. con. firmed opium eater, Henrietta. Ellen Smith, a married woman of 4S, was at Lincolnshire .Assizes on Friday found guilty of the murder of a boy of 12, and was ordered to be detained. The woman has been living at Boston fiT>art from her husband, and she had adopted the boy before tho separation. She was much attached to him, but suffered from the delusion that efforts were being made to bring false charges against the child. Smith admitted that she beat him to death with a poker and afterwards cut her own throat, because she thought it best j for them Wth 10 be out of the way." It was rtite(rbr n. medical witness that tho woman might have acted without knowing what she was doing.
JCOAL TRADE'S FUTURE. I Lord Rhondda on Science and I Labour Preblems. Speaking at the luncheon in Cardiff on Fridav, on the occasion of the unveiling of the eatuary at the City Hall. Lord Rhondda said the future of Cardiff was bound up with the coal trade, because the coal they bad happened to be the heet coal in tho world, of a high volatile char- acter. He v&s not pcrmittpd to di?lop? the evidence, vhi<'h h<t<i bf?n put l?for? the? ,)(,f. ,n piit 1-?e f or4, the' COJhmittœ of which he va? chairman, hut a6 far a.s the future development of ? South Wales trade was concerned he did not bclMve that Cardiff had by any means reached th? zenith of itg fam?. The out- put in the South Wales coalfield had been j rather stationary for the }a:st four or five: year6. but he was very hopeful, when t.he war was over, that they would be able to meet the Labon. friends across the table in a different and better spirit than they had in the past. (Cheers). He did not mean to suggest that he had secured a I solution of the problem, but he was hop- ing for better and more harmonious rela- tions between them. Their interests were identical, and it was only when it came to the division of the. profits that they disagreed. SCIENCE IN THE COAL TRADE. As for the future, he believed they we-re in for a revolution in the coal trade, and in that they would have to follow the enemy—the Germans—and ap- ply their scientific methods to the coal trade. Fortunately in South Wales they had coal of the very highest quality in its percentage of volatile material, and in the heMft that they mu&t apply ?cien-j tific methods to i tsues, lie had added to his staff Mr. Edgar Evans, of Treforest, to look into that question, and that question only, aud wanted Cardiff tt. look out and see that it got a fair share of the many allied industries that were j coming with the carbonisation of high volatile material at low temperature. I Personally, he WHA not afraid of Ger- many in times of peace, as they were not afraid in tim of war, and when asked to subscribe to a fund to hght the Ger- mans aft. <?-<h? war, he np!iL "I prepared to fight lhm olr my own buL I believe when it comes to a fihf we shaM fight them successfully. We have as much brains, intelligence and industry as the Germans have." (Cheers).
STAND AT MOINASTIR. Enemy Reinforcements From the Danube. Athens. Wednesday afternoon (delayed). —The b?tti? before Mon&stir continues, but t.he constant reinforcements which the enemy '?nbum?? to rooeive mak6 t!? advanoe extremely difficult. Not only has Rumania's pressure failed to divert Hul-I garian forces, from our Macedonian front to the Danube, but the Rumanian re-j versess have enabled the Bulgarians toj »*md reinforcements from the Danube to Mona-stir, sny.s Mr. G. J. Stevens, the Press Association correspondent. Though no fear is entertained that the enemy will be sufficiently reinforced to take the offensive in the Monu-.tir sector in his turn, our own progrof*F is becoming more and more difficult. The arrival 011 the Italians, if they are in sufficient num- bers, may, it is hoped, have the effect I that the gallant Serbians expect.
THREE DAYS' AGONY. I Mr. Lewis Beaton, who before the war was clerk at the Inland Revenue Office, Bangor, has received such serious injuries in France that his right leg has been am- putated. Mr. Beaton, who is a son-in-law of Councillor Charles IV/xi. Bangor, was struck by s'.irapnei in the leg, sustaining a compound fracture. He managed to crawi into a shell hole, and it was Wt until after three days, during which a battle was in progress, that he was able to crawl out. He managed to reach the British lines, dropping unconscious w hen he arrived there. He is now in hospital in France. Lieut. R. Jones, a teacher at the Pont- newydd School, near Carnarvon, bus been killed in action. He enlisted as a private in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, and was pro- moted lieutenant in France for gallantry.
A ST. THOMAS SOLDIER WOUNDED. News has received by Mrs. Iosier, St. Thoma-s. that. her. son. Pte. Frank Foster, of the Welsh ¡ Guards, has been wounded in the left thigh. Before ??hsting he was employed Niesisr,,i- Bernaswmi and Co., of Piev-J ?tr?ct, S?uu?a. J. I"o6ter ar(t? other ?ons serving—Pte. J. Foeit?r apd Pte. Harry Foster. I
B U —.———— -————-————————— J THE CAMBRIA DAilY LEADER HAS A I Circulation I LARGER I than that of any other paper published in the I district of Swansea and I South-West Wales.
I PREFERRED THE PIT <l' BOY WHO LEFT MUNITIONS FACTODY COLLIERY PEOPLE BLAMED The South West Wales Munitions Tri bunal iiie-t on Friday, Mr. Vaughatt Ed- wards presiding. BOY'S EARNING CAPACITY. The first case was thfct of a lad ageo 16 years, in a controlled works, who waa charged with leaving work without per- mission and without giving notice. He had not been at the works since Septenl- ber 23rd. Evidence was given that the boy had boon in the works for two yeans., and that his average wage for the last 12 weeks be- fore leaving was ti as. 7d. a week. A letter had heen received from the lad's father, saying that the boy wanted to work with him, and that it was a con- siderable financial advantage to have him working with him as colliers' helper. So he ventured to leave in the hope that it wouldn't matter so much, seeing that he was under military ag<e. It was stated that the lad now earned 6s, 6d. per day. UNDER MILITARY AGE. J he overseer, in his evidence, said that the lad had no badge, being under mili- tary age. Between Sept. ta and Oct. 11, when the letter was sent, he had been under the impression that the boy was ill. His absence had caused sohie incon- venience, and necessitated re-arrangement. The lad was sworn, and handed in a written statement, in which he stated that he had given notice in July, which was not acceptod. He thought that he was not badged. he could leave. If he had committed a technical offence, sucit branch of the law was innocently made, and he submitted that the cireufnstanees of his desiring to assist his father ex- cused him. In reply to questions, he taid that when he went to work, the manager did not ask him it he ¡'I'd a certificate to k-uve. He had not received his insurance card from the works. When asked "why, if he thought him. self quite free to leave, he did not aefc for his insurance card, the bor waa Th • lathe- was sworn, and expressed agreement with the My's statement. President: Did you sot kivit wpa necessary to have a leaving certificate ? Father: No. not for a boy of thnt afpf1. You thought that he. being under military age, it was not necessary?—Y#. The question about the insurance card that the boy could not answer was put to the father and he replied it was neglect— he had told the boy to do it. The cashier J1'HI asked last week for the N'1't¡11é", The lad's insurance contribution had been deducted from wastes at the col lier v. COLLIERY PEOPLE TO BLAME. i he T- resident said the 'tribunal was unanimous that there must be a convic- tion. The circumstances were exceptional, but they could not consider individual in- terests, but the general interests of the community. They had decided only to in- flict a small fine. The colliery people who employed the boy were much to blame, ae they were n party to inducing him to leove. He pointed out that if the boy did not return and work cut his notice, he was liable to be prosecuted every dav. The fiae would be 15s.. and it was open for the management to prosecute the colliery, who, in his opinion, were as mwh to blame as the boy. OUT OF THE FRYING PAN-" A behinder applied for a leaving certi- ficate from a controlled tinworks, on tha ground that "he bad a weak heart. On medical grounds he had been totally re- i jected from military service. He said lie had lieen offered work in a munition steel works. President: Won't you be jumping out of the frying pan into the fi? Applicant said he wanted to get away from the heat; he was going to work as a lalxmrer. President: What is the reason you want to leave; is it that you will earn mora- money, or your health ? What is jtwr honest reason? Applicant: My health mainly. 'Two medical certificates were put in. and between the two there was a conflict of opinion, so it was decided to send ap- plicant to be examined br the niedical referee, to whom both medical certificates would also be submitted. By hie judge ment tho fate of the young man will be decided.
COMMERCE OF THE DAY. BUTTER MARKET. Cork, Saturday.—Firsts, 178-s.; o&oo n d s;, ;74.. freah btiUer, H' MEAT MARKET. Central Market, Saturday .-Beef--&otch long, fc. 3d. to 7.; short, 7s. 4d.; J^ngliv-tt and Irish, 6s. 2d. to 6e. 6d; hind quarters, 6s. Ed. to. 7s.; fore. 6s. 4d. tÚ:-8. 6d. Jfuttoa —^Scotch wethers, 7e 6d. to 3, owes, 5* 6u. to Óó1.; English wethers, fc. 8d. to ï, e-wec. as. 6:i. to 6s.; Dutch wethers, is. to 7. Lamb English "tDÜ iicotcn,$ti to &s. 4d.; Irish, 7, 6d. to bi. Veal-LnglisV, Sft., to oi. Pork, quiet ————.
AMITCHELSON AND 00.. A. Also CASTLE BUILDINGS. Also \Johuu B'Jd'ga. SW ANSEA. Pinner's Hall, Cardiff. London. TeleDhones- Tclep. s-ma- fitR Cent. Swansea (2 lines). Mltchelson SwstiMt.* 2594 Cardiff (6 Lines). "Mitcnelson, Oardjur," 7680 Louiinu Wait i2 Lines) Chftlsn>uirit. Tozidm." WE HAVE BUYERS OF- £ 1.00(1 Swansea Harbour." 1946" at 67; £ 601 ditto A" f.t 65: 240 Boldwine Ordy. 250 Cargo Fleet, 21B.: 500 Stepneye. Bathampton 8,8., 21s 6d.; 200 Uaeuton S.B.; 500 Maindv S.S.; 500 GwaLtn-me-Ouiwen Now. Zls. WE HAVE SELLEHS OF- < 250 Rhymney Iron Old, 18s. 9d.; 200 GwaUD. oae-Gurwen Old, 41s. 6d.; 200 North's Ordy 45s. 6d.; 100 Ebbw Vale Ordy. 26a. od., :t. llaenton :8., 26s. c.d.: lCa liazelwood S.S. 42s. We expect renewed activity in D. Davit Ordy, North's Ordy. Gwaun-cae-Gurwen O.it and New, and Lon don-American Maritime
RACING NEWS. LATEST CLUB PRICES. LONDON, Saturday, 14, Cambridgeshire. (Rill Next Wednesday. Distance, 1m. IV 6 to 1 BallajErhtobjn t. and a 11 to 2 Juliaj) t and o. 9 to 3 Aerszhot. o. 100 to 11 Lanhb t. lind o. 100 to 7 Giiy Lally t and 0. 100 to 7 Eos t and o. 100 to 7 Oornahoaf t and o. 500 to 6 Giapeate and o. 100 to 6 Cerval t and o. 103 to 6 Ruwley o. 20 to 1 Mount William and 0. n 25 to 1 Gro*venor t an do.
SECRET WAR SITTING. IMhere is a general desire among M.P.,Iq that Mr. Lloyd George should arrange to meet them in secret fission, he will con- sider the suggestion, says Mr. Forster.
FOXHOLE NAVAL STOKER DROWNED. Official intimation has now been re- ceived by Mrs, Smith, of 7, Pleasant-row, Foxhole, that her husband. Stoker Ed- ward Smith, of the Royal Naval Reserve, has been drowned. Before joining up he v-'hS employed as a bellman at the Graig. ola Merthyr Patent Fuel Works, jjla leaves a wile and one child. < —-—— — usaw
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DEATHS. TJUTLEDGE.—On the 27th. at 8. OMabrlMt- pUoe. Henry Hutledge, master mariner, ii). Funeral Tuesday, 2.50 046AJ4W0