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?.t-t? m M ? m 'BIGGER ALSACE"…
?.t-t? m M ? m 'BIGGER ALSACE" DtabM aLMbb NOT PART OF WAR AIMS. /V Balfour's Important Statement. AUSTRIAN "FEELER" ￼ ACCEPTABLE. NOT ACCEPTABLE. Mr. Balfour, in the, House of Commons bn Thursday afternoon, said:— If any belligerent desired to put for- trard any proliot-als for peace the Go- vernment would deal with them in full conference with their Allies. With regard to the suggestions that the Austrian peace feelers with- I drawn owing to the demand of France: (not only for Alsace-Lorraine but for further territory) there was in fact no question of The bigger Alsace I ferer Keing an Allied war aim. This country had never given this ideal the least encouragement. H himself thought that, the negotiations with Count Czemin and the Emperor Karl, as taken apart, were part of the peace offensive, and were Made only to divide the Allies. No effort. I;) hi opinion. har] ever been made by the Central Powers to secure a reasonable peace. There had always been I la cynical purpo* visible, behind the offers made. The Foreign Affairs Committee of the. French Chamber came to the conclusion, after inquiry, that the Emperor Karl's letter Did not form a satisfactory basis .1 Tor negotiation, and their view, he thought, might very well be accepted here. He deprecated the discussions of foreign mat- ters of the character which might under- mine confidence between the AUieF. I Mr. Asquith's Comment. Mr. Asquith followed, and said it was satisfactory to know that the British Government closed no door to overtures and approaches in the direction of an honourable peace, made in good faith. He was glad to understand that the demands for the larger Alsace were not part of the settled policy of the French Government, whilst in his judgment there had not been, and ought not to be, any contraction of the purposes for "which we entered the war. and there ought not to be any expansion of these aims. ———
======== I EMPLOYMENT FOR…
======== I EMPLOYMENT FOR EX-j OFFICERS. I SWANSEA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SUPPORT. j LORD ST. DAVID'S APPEAL I ON 'CHANGE. I Lord bt. Ddvid s addressed a representa- tive meeting of Swansea docksmeu on. •Thursday A. Wynne, president ot the i Chamber of Commerce, presiding), on te stibiect or an ex-officers' employment bureau, i Discharged non-commissioned oiffcers anu j men of all ices are already cared 101- by I voluntary efiort, and also increasingly by special government Departments but for I officers it is contended further facilitie are desirable, and in this case combined private action can be specially effective. Wynne, w h o wa.s suppoited b\- h 3Ir, Wynne, who was suppoited bv --he Mayor (A-ld. Ben Jones), Lord St. David's Messrs. C, (Jleeve* (vice-president), Major Harries, YV. Turpin, A. Moffat, and others, said Lord St. David's family was cveatly interested in industry and shipping, and con- trolled the Royal Maii, Pacific Steam, Elder Dempster, Union Castle and other lines. Al- ready a Chamber of Commerce Committee were (with Nfr. Cleeves as chairman) taking I the matter in hand. Lord St. ton-id's said Swansea was one of the few olaces that had already started to find work for ex- officers. He proceeded to speak of the ac- tion of the Government, and said the Gov- ernment Appointments Board could do a very valuable work. But in the registration work to get the round pegs in the round holes, other bodies were better suited to do the worji. ^Wleft they wanted to organise was the employers and the vacancies. He wanted them to geL all the fnms in the town to join the bureau. upon the proposition of Mr. C. Cleeves, seconded by Mr. Stanley Cook, it was decided to give the bureau everv' tupport. Lord St. Davids was heartily: thanked, upon the proposition of IIajoi, G. Harries, "Econded by Mr. A. Moffat. TLord St. Dav.ds, together with a few! f^i.ends were subsequently entertained to nch by Mr. vmie.
m- CQMBJNG-OUT " COAL SUPPLIES.!
m- CQMBJNG-OUT COAL SUPPLIES.! In the House of Commons oil Wednesdav Sir Albert Stanley announced that it would be necessary to go further in reducing the consumption of coal next winter, both for industrial and domestic purposes. A new scheme of coal rationing ior the whole coun- try w.s to be issued very .shortly. The Mir: tster intimated that the scheme would ta k I tl d. t. into account the rationing of gas and eiectri- j city, feo that nobody could substitute one I fcrm of fuel ior anuther to his oh n ad" an* J tlige.
.==--===- I A oSiby 2iri just born in Baden has b^en j 13&med 13yingf)-ledp (Bring Peace). She !My> if ftbe lives long enough.
| BEFORE THE STORM ? !
| BEFORE THE STORM ? ARTILLERY ACTIONS ONLY. HEAVY FIRING ON U.S. FRONT. BRITISH GENERAL HEAD- QUARTERS, FRANCE, Thursday, Noon. Our troops raided the trenches Isst night in the neighbourhood of Gavrelle and captured a fpw prisoners, Beyond artillery activity on both sides at different points, particularly in the valleys of the Somme and the Ancre, east of Arras, and on the northern battlefront, there is nothing further to report. BRITISH GENERAL HEAD- QUARTERS, PRANCE, Wednesday, 7.57 p.m. Local fighting, in which the French troops captured several prisoners and successfully advanced their line, took place early this morning in the sector north of Kemmel village. Elsewhere there is nothing to report beyond activity on both sides of the battle front. PARIS, "Wednesday, 11 p.m. There was great activity by both artil-' lerics in the region north of the Avre. An attempted raid on our trenches south-east of -Juvincourt failed. I GERMAN ADMISSION. BERLIN, "Wednesda« v Nigca ht. 7 During the repulse of the enemy i attack, which took place this morning' north of the Kemmel, a limited break- ing-in point in our foremost line re- mained. A new strong partial attack by the French north-west of Moreuil (ou; the Avre) faiied with heavy losses. I HILL 44 RETAKEN. IMPORTANT OBSERVATION POSITION. i (Press Association War Special.) (Pl'es '-i;ociation \Var Special.) FBANCE, Wedn?duy Evening. I am now able to supplement my message of this morning by the definite news that the French have retaken Hill 44. The counter-attack which they launched de- veloped into a prolonged and desperate struggle, and righting was continuing in tvhis region throughout this morning. The little eminence, which lies to the south of Dickebusche Lake, commands a. good observation ovei- the flat country north of the Mont des Cats chain of hills, and the Germans had several times previously tried to take-it before they succeeded on Mon- day in pressing back the French garrison by weight of numbers. HEAVY FIRING ON U.S. FRONT ? FIRST OFFICIAL AMERICAN COMMUNIQUE. PARIS, W ednesday (received Thursday). The f_ ollowing official American communi- que was issued this evening — Thers nas been a marked increase in the activity of the artillery on both sides to the of TouJ and in Lorraine. 1 wo of our airmen brought down three German machines. There is no other fact of importance to record. (Note.-—The above is the first oiffcii] sep- arate communjque issued since the Ameri- cans took the field as a permanent unit on this front.) "CLOSE AT HAN 13.1 ENEMY ABOUT TO RESUME OFFENSIVE. Reuter's Expert Commentators says :— Fine weather having come now the Ger. mans are probably busy on their final pre- parations for resuming the offensive in full force. Ceitai??y it would seem th?t this is "o?'close tt J'.and. to judge by the many -it J-qiid. t?f) iiiCige tile M.1 IIII, tion activity on both sides.
"MIGHT BE EXTENUATING I CIRCUMSTANCES."…
"MIGHT BE EXTENUATING I CIRCUMSTANCES. IratP Swansea. Husband's Assault. At Swansea Police Court on Thursday, Thomas Merrall, Cwmbwrla, summoned William Steer (36). munition worker, for as- sa.ult. Complainant alleged that defendant hit him and bit his ear. Defendant said he w3.s a Ciafis W Army Reserve man, :tno whilst he was. a,way working for his country Merrajl kept'his (defendant's) wife, with the result that his little children were wandering about the place homeless, through the action of his wife. If complainant would let his wife come back, all would be right. ( Complainant's wife, replying to questions by defendant, said.that the lather's- wife Vias being looked after by her and her because defendant would not keep her. Also. defendant's children were better cared for now than ever they were before. Steer, said the Chairman, had behaved like a bulldog, but there m%ht be extenuat- ing circumstances. They filler] defendant 40s.
- -- ￼ i ALLEGED THEFTS FROM…
ALLEGED THEFTS FROM C.W.R. I The alleged extensive thefts of pro- petty. mostly foodstuffs, belonging to th G." ,Rt;c., by a number (iefen ?Hnts, charges of ? varied ?at?reot which were, preferred against, them at The Slnmsea FoUcp. Cotnt !a?t. ?e?, ?(?}-e "gain before the cc?rt on Wednesday, and on th?appitcaTio? of Helir,yi Thompson were further adjourned.
! THE DAILY TOLL. j I - I
THE DAILY TOLL. j I I SWANSEA CAPTAIN'S I FATE IN FRANCE. I HEAVY LIST FROM I v LLANELLY. I Mrs. Faulkner, of Maida Tale, London, has received intimation, through the Cana- dian Records Office, that her brother, Captain Benjamin Ethelbert Nicholl, M.C., was. reported kind on May 8th, Captain Nicholl was the stepson of the late Mr. Viner Leeder, of Swansea; was 26 rears of ag. and éJS educated at Brecon College, j He then workid at the office of Messrs. Tinsr Leeder and Morris, and ir, 1909 left for Canada, where he took up a ranch. He has been all through the recent fighting, and although there appears to be another officer ^f the sinie name, the fact- of bis sitter—with whom he spent all his lea.ve- j receiving the intimation leaves, unfortu- [ nately. little doubt that he has met a sol- dier's death. Captain Harold Burn. R.E.. has written 'ipta ''i) fiarold ?stat2:ii,- that her husband died in hospital at Jerusalem (as previously reported ,in the Daily Post "). Captain Burn, after ex- tending the deepest sympathy of himself and the men. states that Corporal "Wilson must have contracted fever from the native I camel drivers, as it was part of his work [ to supervise them. "r feel that in losing him," the Captain say, "the company has lost one of its best N.C.Q. Private Isaac 0. Jones. S.W.B., of Arthur-street, Llanelly, a clever local elo- cutionist, has been killed in action. Sergeant Frank Jenkins, R.W.F., of Dafen, has been fatally wounded in France. Pte. Lewis .Thomas, Box Farm. Llangcur j iicch; has died of wounds. Pte. Gwiiym .Emiyn Rees, Rapewalk-ropd, Llanelly, has been killed" in action in France. He was only, 19 years of age. Pte. Joseph. Charles IM, Charles-street, Llanelly, was killed in the recent fighting, He belonged to the Tank Corps. P.C. Charles Evans (married), 17, Rfilph- street, Llancl'y, was recently killed in France when serving witli the Machine Gun Corns. Private Cuthbeit C'ole Howell, Army Ser- vice Corps (M.T.), killed in France, was the your,g'e^t son of the late Mr. Llewellyn Howell. J.P., of Brynhyfryd, Aberavon. Pte. H. R. Thomas, youngest brother of Mrs. Morgan, New Dock-road, Llanelly, has been killed in action in France. He was 18i years of age, and had only been at the froiii, three weeK' His officer writes: 'TIe 'as an excellent fellow, cool and calm undei shcH fire. he was not only a good man but u good comrade, and always ready to perform his duties cheerfully." Xews was received at Briton Ferry on Wednesday that Ser^t. Brinley H. Aubrey had died of wounds in France. Sergt. Aubrey, who was the only son of the late Mr. NViii. Aubrey, stationer, who died a month or so ago, was before joining the; Army a teacher at the Neath-rcad County • School. He was a prominent member of the Brython Glee Society and well known i:1 the district. | WOUNDED. I Councillor W, J. Williams, J.P., of Aber- I von, has received information that his son, S(,cond-L leut., W. Glyn Williams, of the Welsh Regiment, was wounded in France on May 9th. He is now in a ba&e hospital, He has a, brother now in training in the O.T.C. Private. T. J. Da.vieg? C\Ymca:.iho??eH. :.LlanelJy.. Pte. Fred Moss. Welsh Regiment, Be- thania.Toad, (h-dacb, Corpl, Hardy, Welsh Regiment, formerly employed at Weaver's Flour Mills. Pte. T. Davies, Welsh Regiment, of 6, Albert-row, Swansea—for second time. Bombardier B. J. Evans, R.G.A., of Priory-street, Carmarthen. Before c-iilisting he was oi-i 'the' clerical staff at the County he was on the clerical staff at the County Education Offices, Carmarthen. •Vews has been received that Drummer: Sidney Rees, of the Irish Regiment, son of the late Mr. and Irs. John Rees, Martin- street, Morriston, is at a London hospital suffering from malaria. Drummer Rees, who is 29 years ot age, -joined the colours in September, 1914, and-has seen service in the Dardanelles, Serbia. Salonika, Egypt, and France. He has suffered three times pre- viously from dysentery. Prior to the war he was employed at the Forest Works. Mor- riston. MISSING—CAPTURED. Pte. Edgar Williams,. Park Hill-road, Tre- I boeth, is reported missing. Pte. "Boh" Williams, Abergelly-terrace, Ffoxestfac-li, and formerly employed at Garngoch Pits, is missing since last month. Pte. Fred Morgan, Monmouthshire Regi- ment. Graham-stveet, Hafod, Swansea, is reported missing.' Lance-Corporal. R. C. Clapton, son of Mr. and p read, Llanelly, is missing" ,llId was last seen lying on the ground severely wounded. An- other brother, Sergt. W. E. Clapton, Tank Corps, is severefc wounded, and now in hospital at Maidsxone. Pte. Fred Reed, Monmouthshire Regi- ment, Inkerman-street, Swansea-, is reported I missing since April 12th. He was former! v employed by Mr. King, ironmonger, Bryny- mor-road, Swansea. Corpora! Harold Smith, 2nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers, has been missing since April 11th, and his mother, Mrs. Smith. 49. Xeathrroad, Swansea, will be glad of any news. Smith has been twice wounded, and formerly worked with Mr. Freedman, Waterloo-street. Information has been received that Rifle- man D. J. Morris, recently reported missing in France, is now reported to be a. pri.-oner of Avar in Germany. He is a son of Mrs. Morris, Brynamlwg, Llangenning, Carmar- then, and nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Alori-is, Central Hotel, Carmarthen. lie waa for- merly a student at the Old College School. Carmarthen.
SEASON TICKETS " UP."1
SEASON TICKETS UP." Sir A. Stanley offered no concessions, to railway season ticket holders in his! speech to the House of Commons, on: Wednesday. The restrictions, said the President of the Board of Trade, were only intended to secure A part of the 40 per cent, reduction of passenger traffic. Th reyenue to bp derived by the State! would be over a. million sterling. Renewa 15 in the case of "bona fide! rdents" and those doing national ?or? would be sanctioned by a hpecia? woi*l iild be. ?,andt-?oned b,- ? -special Enquiries at H?i.street G.?V.R. Station, ?wan?a, on Thursday pHciied that season rickets up to 12 miles were now being charged 10 per cent, extra, and over 12 20 per cent.
At Aberavon Council on Wednesday: the Sanitary inspector reported that six! boxes of herrings, one hox of kippers. one dozen tins of preserved meat, and 20 boxes of mackerel had been destroyed' as being lmfit, for human foiisumpiion, due, he believed, to delay in transit.
RAIDS INTO GERMANY -
RAIDS INTO GERMANY 'ENEMY DEPOTS BOMBED. ATTACK ON PARIS FAILS. III BRITISH CENTRAL HEADQUARTERS. FRANCE,, Wednesday Night. On the 1 tIt instant reconnaissances, ar- tillery work, photography, and bombing vere carried out by our aeroplanes. Tn air fighting *4* hostile machines were brought down, and Qi-te other was driven dow n out, of control. In addition, one German aeroplane was shot down by anti-aircraft gun ifre and ano- ther by the fire of our infantry. Two of our aeroplanes are missing. j Bombing was continued actively during j | the night on the railway stations at Lille, Meniu. ChauJnes. and Petronne, on billets | ,It Bapiiinie., and in the area south of the ^omrae, and On the deoks at Bruges. All our machines returned. On the 15fh inst. V. successful raid was carried our, by us on the railway station | and sidings at Thionville. I North of Metz 24 heavy bombs were dropped, and bursts were observed on the i railway station and tracks and on he fur- iiaces. The Carlshutte factory, i alongside the raihtay, was hit. four times. [ All ohr machines returned safely, ill I | spite of the heavy anti-aircraft, fire expe- rienced by them when over their ob- I jectives. GERMAN AIRMEN BOMB DUNKIRK. PARIS, Wednesday. 11 p.m. j Two German aeroplanes were brought j down on the 12th inst., and two others yes- terday. During Tuesday night, one of our air groups hombed the station of Chatelet-sur- Retourne, on which 7.000 kilogrammes of projectiles were dropped. The same night German aeroplanes bom- barded the Dunkirk regioii. The damage done was not important. There were no DRIVEN OFF FROM PARIS. AERIAL ATTEMPT ON CITY FAILS. (Pr«&» ,5%ciatioll War Special.) PARIS. Thursday, 1.5 a.m. The foiiowmg cftici^ communique has ;ust been issued he On the observatj^^A^ts of the fortified zone of Paris notifyingthat eneiv.y aircraft were making rfor Ppris the alarm wag | sounded at lC,12 p.m. Fire was opened i'I. the artillery posts, and the aircraft assignM to the defence of the city took the air. No enemy machine succeeded in reaching. Paris, but several bombs were dropped illja large subm b. 'I he j "a.n dear" signal W8S ?iveu at 11.55 p.m. PARIS, Th-jrsd?y, ?.17 a-.m. A fresin ,Ui- raid alarfli was >jiven in Pain's j at ten iiil to two this morning. The "all clear" in the second a lair;] was given at 2,30, ATTACKS BY TWO CROUPS. .P ARTS, Thursday (latcrL Newspapers substantiate the fact that two successive attempts were made by; two different groups of German apro-i planes. The first group having dropped bombs (about thirty kilometres) south of a point at which they had crossed the lines, returned at about eleven o'clock. The second group of four aeroplanes, crossing the lines a few minutes later at r",nost the same point,- made for the south-west.
; ESCAPED FROlf - GERMANY..I
ESCAPED FROlf GERMANY. I 1 Major Iox, D.S.O., who escaped from Germany, and will narrate his t-liriiiiiig experiences at Swansea to-morrow (Friday) j at noon on 'Change, and in the evening at the Albert Hall, in conjunction with Lord Denbigh.
READING-ROOM FORTSWANSEA !…
READING-ROOM FORTSWANSEA TIAVALI MEN, Captain Hatcher, of the Naval Base, asked tor permission of S wansea Council on Wednesday to u York-place School forv the purpose of providing a reading and recreation room for the naval men in port, so that they might be kept off the streets and from bad company.Mr. Ivor OW) nne §aid the only difficulty was that the Medical Inspection Sub-Committee pro- posed to open a special school there, but if the matter was left to the Education Com- mittee some arrangement might be come to. —Agreed to.
SWANSEA GROCERS AND BACON.
SWANSEA GROCERS AND BACON. The correspondence read at. the annual meeting of the eSwan.*ra Grocers' Asso- ciation on Tuesday evening by the Secre- tary (Mr. H. F. TToodi included a letter irom the Ministry of Food in reference to butchers seeking to establish a ha con trade, and this said that, the regulations to customers stated that cards should, so far as possible, he registered w.th the, shopkeeper from whom the householder: has previously bought, b^con.—The syrup1 position was described by Mr. Wrn. Lewis as cruelly unfair to the trade.. I ■'
[GREATER SWANSEA. i-
[GREATER SWANSEA. I OPPOSITION OF COUNTY I COUNCIL. "PURE SPIRIT OF HOSTILITY." At Swansea Council meeting on Wed- nesday, in regard to The Swansea, Borough extension, 7). Matthews said the^ Local Government Board had sent down the etfaft provisional order which the Parliamentary Committee had approved. Unfortunately, as regards the agreement with the Swan sen Rural Ccun* cit. the Local GcYprnmeut Board contd ict their WHy to insert certain pro- o .Pisfrt certain pro- t?cpn -1 District Council and fhf (or-! poratiou. fn spite of the fact, thar tbese I provisions had not been inserted it "38: the intention of the Parliamentary Com- mittee to see that R grepmpnt, "as "carried out effectively. The Corporation Par!ia- mentary Committee had decided to com- j munieate with the clerk of the District Council, and a meeting had been ar- ranged between them next Friday after- noon. 'I he. Corporation had gone to great lengths to meet the wishes of the G'amorgan County Council, hut unfor- tunately the fatter, in their opposition, wpre out, he was afraid, in a pure spirit of hostility and antagonism to the Cor- poration „ scheme. The only point of difference between them was a roadway, which the Glamorgan C'ounty Council! proposed some eight or ten years ago. I The Glamorgan County Council wished! the Corporation to Construct a road fram east to west. hut the Corporation reply was r).? The ￼ p.-pspnc t-(M d ￼ th? a )tGt native, present road, which was the a!tcrnatiq', av as the far better route, (he Corpor,- tion had plans prepared for the improve- ment and widening of that road from L^.nsrimlet to Jdknsryfelarti. was the intention oi the Glamorgau Countv Council to pursue the matter with its attendant expense it was to be hoped an opportunity would be given of meet- iug tlwm on the alternative route. Thus considerable expense would be avoided on the very absurd road proposed hy the Glamorgan County Council.
I I " A GALLANT SOLDIER."…
I A GALLANT SOLDIER." Swansea Sergt.-Major's Fate. New. lias been j-cciived in thy following J letter to .Mrs. Swansea, that her hujfeand has been killed in action :— "Dear Mrs. Russell" '—the ietter is from his. captain, W. O. Jones, of tne 114th Trench Mortnr Battery, who ims«:lf had a miracu- lous escape—" I am i to to j vt-y tiie iac) news that youv beloved ho.-band, Sevgt.-M?jor J. V. nUSiirH, was killed ill action yest-erdav. At the time he was stand- ing at my sids talking to me, iogethei' with another man. It may somewhat console von to know shat death i ;ns.ta.ulane..)us. for the shot hit the, I heart.. Your beloved husband proved him. elf a-gallant soldier and faithful to duty at all times. j With all true and sincere sympathy. I^ rani all the officers, N.C.O.'s and men Of the baitsry, I anl, Cte." i Sergt.-Major Russell volunteered when war broke out and joined the Swansea, Bat- talion. At that time he the manager1 of Messrs. Woodley's meat esta-blisbmeTit. C) ii 26 \e;¡r. of age he was a fine specimen of manhood, and a dHtresy«ing feature is the fact that it n;h. only on St. David's Dav—, 'i .iust eistiit weeks aJ. when home on that he iiia..rr.ied. Much sympathy will be felt-, with the young • widow.
MISSING OVER A MONTH.
MISSING OVER A MONTH. Pi"i vate N Chi istopher Evans, R.W. Fusiiiers, officially reported miss- ing since April llf/b, 191S. on of the late Ir. Evans, one- time biiiiard chafapion of Simnsea. Before joining up was in the employ of his brother, at Alexandra Dairy, Skewen. Corpl. W. J. Perry, 10, Greenhill street, Swansea, who is re- ported missing. He formerly worked at the Atlantic Fuel Works, and is a married man ith four children. He .al.-c) saw-service in the South African War. ) I
I NO MORE FROM THE ! DOCKS,…
NO MORE FROM THE DOCKS, j I THE RECENT COMB-OUT AT SWANSEA. M.essrs. Jonah Charles and J. Powlef- Uud, who recently walked out of the Swansea Port, Labour Authority meet- inga a protest against calling up 62 additional dock, men (up to a1 years) have resumed sitting on that authority, the men refusing to accept their resigna- j tions. < The position is that those under 25 have now been called up and that an instruction h;:b been received that no more employes on thp" Swansea docks are to h^ called up for the present. Th* men's contention is that tiio Swansea d')ck ha). I') already been combed of all, men possible.
, U LIVELINESSa" j "LIVELINESS."…
U LIVELINESSa" j "LIVELINESS." I SCENE AT THE COUNCIL. STRONG LANGUAGE USED. At W ednesday's meeting of the Swansea, Council, the Mayor (Aid. Ben Jones j in the c.ia;r, Mr. David N, illiamg alluded to what 'I fie termed thE" "so-c::¡]]ed" inqllir:; into the. allegation that employes of the pirks de. partment were doing private T-ork. and de- clared that the charge was not that, they were paid by the Corporation but that they Wère at the t:me Corporation empioves. The inquiry was not properly couducted by the (Afr. J. H. Lee), and the adminis- trat ion f* that department, he added, was anything but satisfactory from the rate- payers pomtofview. His onlv regret iu lite was that he had been stupid enough to j sign a. petition that as once get up to make Air. Lee a justice of the peace. Air. Lee rose to a pent of order. j Mr. Williams (taking no notice of the pro- test) added that the authorities knew what. t4iey Wen dOlnc, 0.? anybodv who at.t?uded the inquiry would know tht he (Mr. Lee) Y aa the last man who should be put on the _p.f?u.c.. al Bench where they take evidence. however, he cl;a!!enged the chairman of the Parks Committee to hold another inquiry into the matt:" and asked that the town cierk conduct it. He proceeded to sav that he was accused of having run away from the inquirv. • Just imagine my running away _heMid, from Mr, Lef," he I".aid, "or anvone mnmncr from him, of all men in the we.rld, Mr. Lee once ran away from thf East Ward into the regions of incompetence of the Castle Ward The Mayor Mr. Williams, do not go into j personalities; let us go on without that. h, W illiams again took no notice ùf" the 1 interruption and agked, for an impartial in- quiry into the statements he had made at t-lie last meeting. J. H- Lee replied that some of Mr. > il:ianis statements respecting the inquiry were true, but the greater part cf it waa a lie. He held the inqu:ry at the instruction oi the MArayor and ( orporation — Mr. WiUi?.: To 31' in judgment on yourself.. not to Tbe Mavor a?ed )J¡, Williams not to mterrupt. Own Dirty Cesspool." '\K.. T T 0 ha -e It. 1 want lair piav, ana I am going to have it. Proceeding, he read M1', Wil- Jwms statement at the last Council meeting and sa.id that the accuseis a.t the inquiry ad- mit.ted they made no charge that the Cor- pox-atioii employes in quest ion .were paid, by the wlien doing ^private work. or that. t.he Corp.on paid for a cart that was used at. tho Thev were honest men and not sUrib men as Mr. David AV I- 1 r:¿, Mr. miTjair^; le aiMerf* had been trymg for a ''lltsider/ible t:me to biacken his character a\'¡ his life, blit he would never do it. "AnJ it Ii: about dirtv cesspools, said Mr. Lee, ^;y, he is the chairnian of the ri.;ht committee, and let mm clean out own dirty cessuooi and ? ash his own soul, so that lie might be able to live amongst honest men," Mr. Johu Lewi:- Raid he was present rit the i-nquii}, and vjiilfet he did not think it was well conducted, vet tbe evidence vr^s coti- elusive that the two men implicated were not paid a single :penny by the Corpoiation, when they did any private work. There was not a shadow of doubt about that. The Mayor asked for a seconder to Mr. I W illiams request for another inquirv, but none was forthcoming, and the committee's report v. as approved. i1
MORE FOR A COUPON.
MORE FOR A COUPON. FURTHER CONCESSIONS IN MEAT ARTICLES. In addition to the concessions as re- gards offal, which may be bought. with- out coupons, the nev.- Meat Order, pub-! lishcd ou Thursday, allows larger, quantities of certain articles for one coupon:—Sausages. Is. quality, Sco-s.; (with bone), SOozs. horseflesh (without1 bouei, 16czs. dripping. 6ozs. j Though tongues, kidneys, ahd skirt,1 Lke butchers' meat, have a coupon value; of 6d., other kinds of offal, such as: svyeetbreads. oxtails, and liver, may be bought to the extent of Is. 3d. foronej coupon. There is a new bacon rule under which hams and joints for boiling may be; bought hy using not only current coupons, but those for the three follow-, it-ig
I NAVAL FUNERAL AT CLYDACH.…
NAVAL FUNERAL AT CLYDACH. I ount.snny the nvn-iof Able Seaman David Thomas Davies, of the Duke Hotel, Mom-ton, who lost hip life in the service of his King rod countrv tiut--ide Gilford Haven, last •'••ee k-end, hut hose body had been brought beting for burial, were laid t.o rest at St. John's Churchyard. C-lydach. in the presen e oj a large crowd of fiymna-thisHrs. The coffH. covered with a l;n:on Jack, was carried by four bluejackets. while lining the path from the lieh gate to the c.hurch porch were members of thf Morriston platoon of the 3rd G, Y. n. mider Sergt. -Major Cow]P\. The Rev. T. Morris, vicar of Clvdach. took thf frvice in the church, and the "Rev. Cano:i n. Wiliinms. vicar cf ^lorriston, officiated at the grave, side. At the c'Ose of the service the Volun- teers fire a volley over ths grave.
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SWANSEA CORPORAL'S MILITARY I MEDAL. Corporal hnr Owen Beynon, 85, Fleet-, street, Swansea, has been awarded the Mili- tary Medal for gal- lantry under heavy shell fire. in ch?'p'R cf 3 ph?tuo? i<tkmp up ammunition to a ?Ve?b regiment. Beynon was in t,l] o Regular Army when the war broke out.
Aberavon Town Council have asked j Councillor W. J, Williams to arrange for prizes for local allotment, holders. Cuncil.: ior Williams underi.orA- this task last n' and secured =% substantial list, of gifts "and money, and at the Council meet-iris* on Wed- nesday night he stated thst. several gentle- men had already promised subscriptions.
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0 SWANSEA'S BOLlJ SCHEME. a PLANS FOR 500 HOUSES APPROVED, BIG PROJECT FOR TOWN: HILL. The Swansea Council on W'sdnesda# discussed the report of the Housing Com- m it tee, which recommended the adoption of a scheme for the erection of 500 houses, this being part of the bigg"- scheme to erect 2.500 houses in olocks of 500 on the Town Hilil site, and Coun, Molyneux (the vice-chairman) moved the adoption of it. He emphasised that the prospective assistance of the State eiiabled them to submit the scheme in war time, and said that in the past twenty years the Corporation had built only 321 houses. That was almost criminal, but the Corporation was primarily responsible. His view was that in the interests of the community, everl if there was a charge upon the rates, the Corporation must go on with a housing scheme. If they had adopted that policy in the past they would not be in the present Unfortunate position j .n regard to the lack of houses. A told j policy was needed, and he felt that if j work owners could contribute they ought to do something for the people whom they depended so much upon. The British Mannesmann Works might hava been extended at Swansea had there been adequate housing accommoda.tion, and j Baldwin's, Ltd.. who proposed import-ant exiensions, were concerned about housing accommodation for the workpeople. There was no question as t.o the need of houses in the borough, and the expenditure estimated for the 500 houses proposed was £ 200.000. The Government pro- posed to provide 75 per cent, of the deficit on the.r scheme for the-first seven years. After that it was a Question of valuation, the State to give us 75 per cent, of the dif- ference between the then value of the houses and the amount of the outstanding loans. Representations, however, had been made that, large industrial centres should receive a greater a-id than residential dis- tricts, where the rates were lower. Tha Town Hill site must be adhered to. because £ 7.500 had already been s pent there on the construction of roads and sewers, but people would say it was difficult of acceps. Still, while he did not approve of the tram- way scheme, he did not think there •woij.ld be any difficulty in arranging a motor- 'bus service from Carmarthen-road, nea.r the Cwmfelm Works. The rents were based on practically 40 per cent increased cost. Some members would say it ivas based too low. Doubtless it was. if the 500 houses were to be. built ac once, but at the end of the war there would be a fall in prices, whilst the State would have control of tho materials, and Would give priority to local authorities. If. however, the Cor- poration lost L900 on the trading account they would reap considerably more in rates. Four types of houses were ploosed, 300 of the 500 to be of five rooms (living room, scullery, and three bedrooms), the proposed market rent being 10s. 6d. per w-eek (as against 17s. the self-supporting rent). It was necessary to place a scheme before the Local Government Board, but if they built 5,000 houses it would not solve the housing problem at Swansea. Aid. Hillard seconded the report, as moved by Mr. Molyneux. Mr. D. Matthews asked if other sites had been considered, apart from Tre- wyddfa, where Mr. Molyneux had ex- plained there were subsidence difficulties. Had Morriston been Mr. Molyneux said he believed, e1erTi,' industrial district of 8wa.nseÍ\ w14: eventually itto he considered,- b. it was essential that a scheme sixmtd h# prepared at once. This scheme could be extended. In reply to AJd, Col will, Mr. Moly- neux said the charges were based upon 5t per cent. Aid. Coiwill &aid under the National Health Insurance Act large sums were available; had any en- qul ries been made in that direction? Mr. Molyneux aid that was quite new to him. His own opinion—this in answer to Aid. Atiles-,n,as they should begin on the summit site, though the exact location on Town Hill was still open. The minutes were passed.
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j WRONGFUL DISMISSAL- GIRL WORKER AWARDED DAMAGES. South West Wales Munitions Court sat on"-edne."da' afternoon, Mr. J. Vaugban | Edwards presiding. Aid. T. Merrells appealed against the Action of a. certain controlled firm in dis- missing a girl. He alleged their reason for dispensing with her was not because of her defects, but because she was too active a 1 member of the Dockers' Union. The employers denied victimisation, and said that the girl committed a breach of the rules. They pleaded misconduct as the reason for dismissal, seeing that the com- plainant absented herself from work and failed to give notice. The Tri bunal, after retirement, found that the evidence of one1 witness for the employers was most unsatisfactory. There was no reasonable ground for dismissal, and coupled with the fact that the girl had been prominent in a wages dispute left the Tri- bunal to draw no other inference than that she had been dismissed on account of her being identified with the Union. When such a charge as the complainant bad pre- ferred was proved, then the Tribunal ought to perform a public duty in repressing any such action on the part of an employe, and impose a substantial penalty. They there- fore fined defendants XlO. L5 of whiebl would be paid to the complainant as com- pensation.
! " INSULT TO THE BOARD."
INSULT TO THE BOARD." EATH GUARDIANS AND REGISTRAR-GENERAL. Indignation was expressed by Neath Guar- dians on Wednesday (Mr. Levi James pre- siding) at the reply of the Registrar-General to the proposal ihat the vacancy for the re- g'ist.rarship of Aberavon and Margam should: be filled in future Sy two persons. The Registrar-General did not consider the dis- trict sufficiently large, despite its recent iZlOwth, Mr. J. S. Ellis (Port Talbot) said the reply was an insult to t-he lbtelligeiice of' the beard. They 'vere asked for observations, and when these were given they were ig- nored. After further discussion a proposal by Mr. A. Jestyn Jeffreys that strong repre- sentation be made to the Registrar-General, and that local members of Parliament be asked to support them. was agreed to.
SWANSEA CAPTAIN'S RESCUE.
SWANSEA CAPTAIN'S RESCUE. A sraarj; piece or rescue work accom* plished by Capt. H. Slocombc, 24, Orcrn- well-street, Swansea, is being brought to the notice of the Imperial Merchant Guild, who hope to tuake suitable recog- nition to the gallant captain and hisi crew. When on a voyage from London, to Sydney the dismasted barque Xorden oi' Marieham was sighted in mid- Atlantic. 1 A heavy sea was running, and a boat was launched in answer to the signals of distress, with r,be result thai) after much difficulty the crew er* rescued and ta ken on Capt. Slocunbe'f Pl- Sol.- The N'orden was doomed anet had been badlw damaged in a gale, Vy* masts and all boats being smaehecL
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I "RECEIVED NO PAPERS." [ I YOUNG COLLIERS' EXCUSE j AT LLANELLY. i At Llanelly on Wednesday Richard1 Jones and W. Lewis Jones, Gledwyn House, Tumble; D. T. Lewis, Bryn-1 harddgan, Cross Hands, and Daniel j Jenkins, Gorsedonkin, Llannon, were- Charged with being absentees under the J Military Service Act. Mr. Pilgrim Morris, representing the II Rational Service, prosecuted, and P.S. Roblin proved the arrest of defendants, who were all under the age of 25. K. Jones pleaded guilty, and it was ex- • plained that he ivas a collier, and the colliers had agreed bv ballot that the younger men should go. In answer to a question R. Jones said lie received a notice to go before the medical board, but no calling-up notice. P.S. Roblni that he made in- prunes about the defeiidant and arrested •him for failing to give a satisfactorv explanation for his absence from I Army. He stated that no calling-up Xiotice had been sent to him. R. Jones was fined £ 2 and handed over tn the military. ■ r W. L. Jones also stated that -he. had liot received any. papers. Defendants were, each fined £ 2 and nanded over to the escort. ^i—mm