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PERFECT WHITSUN. ALL WEST WALES OUT- OF-DOORS. Perfect cummer weather prevailed throughout the whole of the Whitsuntide and all Swansea and West Wales was liter- ally out of doors, either in the parks, on the beach and around the bays, on the gar- dens or allotments, or in the shelter of their backyards. It was a cloudless aky, and the silJvery sea shimmering in the strong sun- light and the shade beneath the trees in the parks were the most inviting places, though the former was out for the bathers. As men- tioned elsewhere the Mumbles trains on Whit-Monday were simply loaded with trip- pers. The railway stations disgorged thou- sands—mo-t'y children—from Aberdare, Llanelly, etc., and there were animated scenes on the return journeys. The Swan- sea Victoria P-,trk and sand s were never so crowded. The Figure 8 railway was prac- tica-ily running the whole day and on the beach the kiddies disported then/lws with bucket and spade, whilst father and mother sought the shade of the perambulator that contained the little lump of joy inside it. Just at five o'clock a thunderstorm threa tened and a few drops of rain caused a general stampede from the sands, but it was all over in a couple of minutes and Old Sol burst forth again. The ladies' football match at the Vetch Field in the afternoon attracted a crowd of about 2,500, but it was no football weather.- In the evening the various places of amusement were well patronised. A sad drowning fatality at Langland Bay was the only mar to a per: fect holiday. School Treats at Neath. Most of the Free Churches in Neath and district held the annual treats (held over last year). Thousands of children and adults assembled in the Station Square and the principal thoroughfares were paraded. Each Sunday School was represented by a distinctive banner and each sang its own hymn set to march time. The children then dispersed to their schools, where they were provided with ample meals. In the evening games were enjoyed at fields. At Cadoxton- juxta-Neath the children were entertained by Mr. and hs. E. Evans- Bevan. Pleasant Time at Mumbles. Dressed in its new spring greenery, with cloudless skies and sparkling waves, made Mumbles very beautiful on Whit Sunday and Monday, and thousands took the oppor- tunity of spending a few hours* enjoying its charms. On Monday the visitors started coming in very early, and by mid-day the bays and cliffs were thronged. Sea bathifllg was freely indulged in, and although the water was rather cold, it was nevertheless in- vigorating and enjoyable. The Calfaria Prize Band attracted large audiences to their excellent concerts on the Pier on Sun- day, as did also "The Maids and Middies" Concert Party on Monday. The refreshment caterers did well, although it was noticeable how many visitors brought their own provi- sions, and little tea parties were in every nook and corner. The heavy vehicular traffic was kept well in hand by the capable force. EISTEDDFOD AU. A successful eisteddfod was held at Ltbanus, Mon-?ton, on Monday, Mr. T. J. Wi]liams, M.P., presiding. Chief awards:l Solo, girls, Hilda Freeman. St. I livilias; solo, boys, Dennis Rowlands, Pontardawe; violin (under 14), Winnie Thomas, Fforest- j fach; pianoforte (under 15), John Da-vies J Plasman; do. (open), Dilys DavieB, Plas- marl; novice, Dennis Rowlands, Pontar- dawe; .soprano, E. A. Joshua, Godregraig; contralto, M. H. Thomas, Plasmarl; tenor. John Stephens, Llansamlet; baritone, Phil Evans, Morriston; open violin, Morgan P, Lloyd, Treboeth open recitation, J. Hux- table, Hafod; solo (under 12), 1 Grenfell Court, 2 Donald Rosser; recitation (Under j 12), Eth? Bibbs; children's choir, Fabian's! Bay (conductor, \Ir. Tom Morris) chief ehoFftl", Panteg;, Y stalyfera (conductor Mr. Morgan Williams). 'II At Moriah Baptist Chapel, Ynystawe, the chief choral was captured by Bryn, Treboeth. Miss Hannah Williams, Ynys- tawe. last year's National winner, carried off the soprano solo. A goodly sum should be available for the St. Dunstan's I Hospital. At Aberdare Madame Jennie Ellis, Glyn-Neath shared the champion solo with W. E. Llewellyn, Caerau (who cap- tured the male champion solo). Miss Edith Jones, Landore, won the female champion solo and in the recitation section, Miss Gladys Rees, Port Talbot, received a special." SPORTS AT YSTALYFERA. At the Athletic Grounds, Ystalyfera, on Monday a professional foot and cycle sports took place in aid of the Ystalyfera and Godregraig Soldiers' and Sailors' Fund. H- sults Mile novice handicap, George Grimes, Pontyalun; tug-of-war, Pwllbach (captain, Mi*. D. R. Williams); 100 yards flat, E. Morgan, Llanellv; half-mile handicap. T. Williams, Pontypridd; 300 yards flat ha.n- -dicap, Wm. Edwards, Ystalyfera; one malie cycle handicap, T. Williams, Pontypridd; ambulance 1 Cwmtwrch, 2 Boy Scouts; tim- bering (divided), Wm J. James and Wm. Thomas, Aberdare. The Cwmtawe Band, under Mr. Lan Evans, gavte stylish music. The secretarial arrangements were ably car- ried out by Mir. W. H. Blakeway, Fair- holm.
30.000 TONS OVER LAST YEAR.
30.000 TONS OVER LAST YEAR. SWANSEA PORT TRADE IMPROVEMENT. S Swansea, Monday.—The trade of the port last week maintained the improvement in tone displayed recently, due to the increased supply of tonnage allocated to the port by the authorities. The coal trade. was again more active, and exports of patent fuel satis- factory. The clearanoos of iron, steel, and iifiplatea were about the average. No im- provement can be recorded in the import trade. The total trade, compared with the preceding week, gives an increase of 13,000 tons, and 30,000 tons over the corresponding week last year. The. shipments of coal and patent fuel total 108,976 tons. Imports 5,017 tons, exports 114,710 tone, 8Dd total trade 119,727 tons, compared with 106,342 tone the preceding week and 89,847 tons the corresponding week last year. Shipments of coal 86,391 tons, patent fuel 13,586 tons, and tinplates, iron, steel, etc., 5,734 tons. The latter for France and home ports. Shipments of tinplate 14,152 boxes, and re- ceipts from works 16,854 boxes. Stocks in the dock warehouses and vans 77,366 boxes, compared with 74,664 boxes the preceding week and 139,449 boxes at this date last year.
80 IRI8H J i I
80 IRI8H J i I Farmers in the midlands and west of Ireland have decided, in the event of con- scription being enforced in Ireland, to allow their cattle to eat the growing crops as a protest.
LOOK TC OUR FIRE PROTECTION and TO MERRYWEATHER8* to* FIRE EXTINGUISHING SUPPLIES. Inspections carried out by thoroughly drilled and trained Fire Inspectors. "Leadoa ICade" Tire JIJlud Fii« Pmnps, Ohomrtt Bxtinetora, and Fire Bscapw, rmiif for immediate delivery. MERRYWEATHER A SONS, o, LOSS AMR. fluorine*.
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THE "NOBLE ENEMY." ——— -0 ——— THEIR CUNNING AND CRUELTY. NOTABLE MEETING AT SWANSEA. ) The Albeit Hall, Swansea, was packed on Friday evening when the war aims of the t Huns were exposed with telling force by Col. I the Earl of Denbigh, A.D.C., and the bar- barities they practise towards their prisoners I were recited by Major C. Fox, D.S.O., who gave his experiences first band after escap- ) ing from two years and ten months of cap- tivity. The Mayor (Aid. Ben Jones) pre- j sided, and was supported by the Earl of Denbigh, Major Fox, Capt. Hatcher, D.S.O., Major Bransbv Williams, Lieut. J. Hodgens, O.B.E., COUll. G. Hill, Mr H. Lang Coath (Town Clerk), Mr. J. Jonet: (" Daily Post"), Mr. George Gunning and many others. rJrtia proceedings opened with the singing of the National Anthem. The Mayor said there was only one peace —to crush the Germans—and our duty was to assist the Government with all our power. Major Fox, who received a flattering re- ception, said to use the term, enemy," towards the Germans was impos- sible; he regarded them as a people "possessed." He had had experience of fighting in many parts of the world and knew what he wais talking about. Then Major Fox detailed how he was captured and the treatment he received all spirit of chivalry towards the Germans was u ad his story was one of distressing realism and I Heart-breaking atrocities and ignominy. He spoke of the necessity of sending the British prisoners parcels of food from home without which many would starve. He mentioned the dockers at Swansea were put- ting in their bit extra of work on account of the war. (Applause.) The-Mayor faid there were a large num- ber of prisoners, and in that connection the ."IJaily Post" Fund, which required £ 85 a week, was performing a great, noble and necessitous service. i Lord Denbigh's Best Audience. The Earl o! 1-Vnbigh said out of the 104 audiences he had addressed that was the most retrarkable. He spoke in scathing terms of our pre-war British parochial out- look of things internationally, many think- I ing we should never need our Army and Navy except for protecting may be our foreign possessions or the remote possibility of defending our shores. We had regarded our parish pumps as the hubs of the uni- verse, but we never realised till the war that some others of the nations were full of envy, hatred and greed of our position. Some people talked as though the German, could be treated on the gam's footing as our- selves, but that mistake was due to the fact we had never previously appreciated the manner in which the Germans looked upon life. Germany had been working for years for world domination she made no secret of it, only we never believed it. We never realised the hidden meaning of "Germany over all" their popular cry was "world domination or downfall," and their domination meant downfall for everyone else. We had had Three marvellous escapes in this war, but we had to tight on to a victorious' finish, j Many spoke about the West as being the factor in the situation, but Germany's real underlying aim in bringing about the war was to establish bases in Aa Minor and cut the nerve c-f the Empire by severing Egypt and the Suez Canal, and this thev arrived at by their Hamburg-Persian Gulf I through railway line and their waterway inland development system, which would allow them to run destroyers and sub- marines direct though the Danube and out (into the Near East. It was a far-reaching scheme—the Germans thought twenty years ahead—and by the attainment of their ob- jects in the Near East th?y wf?d have struck such i blow at the BntMh ??tpire that then they co-uld deal with Britain in their own time. His lordship showed fy large maps the efforts of German Colonial expansion, how they had tried to secure j coaling and submarine bases, and all design- ed to undermine Britain's position and make i pos:tioli an d ma k e us impotent. And yet some silly people talked as though the war factor was nothing but the evacuation of Belgium and France. The whole question was whether the British Empire should continue or not. We had got to show the Germans that war was not a paying business, and we had got to beat them in the field. (Applause.) Mr. George Gunning (Sailors' and Fire- men's Union), in moving a resolution of boycott of German shipping after the war— as already firmly resolved upon by the Mer- chant Seamen's League—said he thought their pacifist friends had got their knock-out blow. As regards the Swansea dockers, he had not heard that they had decided to down tools against working with Germans, and it was a pity Major Fox did not know they ivere working in company with a German or two. (A Voice: "They are.") It was a shame that it should be allowed. (Cheers.) Mr. Brolynxigg seconded.—Carried with acclamation. The Earl of Denbigh, in reply to a vote of thanks, said he did not believe there I would be any pacifist following if the war was only thoroughly understood During the evening Misses Hettle Parnell and Lilian Edwards sang-, with Miss A. Lox- ton at the piano. A collection was taken for the "Daily Post" Prisoners' of War Fund by the Red Cross nurses present, and this realised £36 18s. 3d., with the promise of several cheques, which Major Fox and Mr. Gunning were busy collecting on Satur- day morning. It is hoped that EMO at least will be raised for the "Daily Post" Fund as the result of the two meetings held at Swansea on Friday.
" SWANSEA PEOPLE I KEPT US…
SWANSEA PEOPLE I KEPT US ALIVE." FURTHER STRIKING TESTI- MONY FROM HOLLAND. Corpl. Joseph Clyant, 2nd Welsh Regt., who is now in Holland after being a prisoner in the hands of the Germans for a long while, has written the foilow- ing letter to the Daily Post." It speaks for itself. I am now in Holland, in the best of j health, thank God. I want you to stop sending my parcels to that swine coiin- try, Germany, which I have now left1 behind. It is like being in heaven here. I thank you for the great kindness you have done me by sending me parcels since early in 1915, when I was starving in Germany. "We have no one to thank that we are alive to-day, only those people who sent us parcels. It was simply impos- sible for us to live on the German wateri potato bread and pieces of wood, all mixed together. It is the Swansea people who have kept us alive by keeping the Daily Post' Fund go- ing. k My body is all sores through being kicked about by the German swine. I cannot thank you enough for the T)04 Pmt I parows."
I "MURDER." « )
I "MURDER." « ) SEQUEL TO LANGLAND I TRAGEDY. I SENSATIONAL SWANSEA I I CHARGE. There was a sequel to what has come to be known the Langland Tragedy," at the Swansea County Police Court on Hatur- day morning, when Elsie Smith, the young Mumbles woman who 'accompanied Private I William Ernest Bartlett, when the latter (according to the verdict of the jury) com-i mitted suicide at Little Langland Bay, was charged with murder. It will be recalled that the coroner's inquest was thrice ad- journed owing to the J. inability of Miss Smith attending, and eventually on May 6th the inquiry was concluded without her having given evidence, the jury returning a verdict of Suicide during temporary insanity," with a rider .to the effect that they preferred no charge "whatsoever" against Miss Smith. The evidence at the inquiry showed that deceased was de- pressed at the prospect of- returning to I France, and had tied both his own and his fiance's hands for them "to die t-ogether." Apparently Miss Smith's resolution fa.iled her. so deceased resolved to die on his own, and walked into the water. The girl said i,!)is deve,c,-pii-wi)t, "I ran after him and tried to drag him bark, but slipped at the bottom cf the steps and fell. That's all 1 remember." Mr. C. W. Slater, who represented Miss Smith at the inquest, appeared for her at the police court. The girl appeased in court weeping, Supt. Let-he lien aiiked for a remand for ? week to enable the facts to be submitted 11 to the Public Prosecutor, and this was agreed to.
AFRAID OF LACK OF I I SUPPORT.…
AFRAID OF LACK OF I I SUPPORT. I BRITISH TOMMY" AND I THE WORKMAN. I Mr. W. J. Bendail, manager, Prince of I I Wales Dry Dock Co., Ltd. (Swansea) has re- ceived the following letter from one of his a pprenticec who joined up :—- Hope you are stiM in the best of health, and the workmen under your command do- ing their utmost without grumbling for the ?'iccessful conclusion of the war. I have been through all this big push and have conte safely through. I wish I 'I could come home and tell the men exactly what is happening and what everybody is I going through up here, and I believe they would do their best. Nothing displeases the j soldier more than to read in the papers about strikes and such like. He is I NOT AFRAID OF ANY NUMBER OF J GERMANS. bat he is afraid oi the lack of, support on the part of workmen at home. I don't know whv I am writing like this, but it has caused me many bad nights when I hear the boys talkiiig about it. I always get a crowd asking me aii sorts of questions a.bout the labour trouble.- a,t home. It is my duty to keep th- ir 'peckers up, but it is very trying sometimes. If they are in trouble, they come to me. If there is anything they cannot îotharn they come to me, and I don't like tailing them lies. The next time I come home I hall tatk to the employes of the yard. I know they.would do anything for us if they knew, but they don't seem to realise. The Germans are a bout to make another big smash, but we are all confident and still smiling.
SWANSEA WIFE WILL WELCOMEI…
SWANSEA WIFE WILL WELCOME I INFORMATION. .L Pte. Davies, Liver- pool Regiment, of 52, Vincent-street, Swan- sea, is missing, and his wife would be glad of any information at the above address. Djvies was employed at the Swansea docks before the outbreak of hostilities, and has seven children, one boy being in the Navy.
Pte. Fred Re-ed, Inker man street, Swansea, reported missing. Corpora I Harold Smith, 49, iSeath- road, Swansea, re- ported missing
CLYNE VALLEY RACES.
CLYNE VALLEY RACES. Clyne Valley Races were held under splen- did weather conditions on Whit-Monday,, and there was a good holiday attendance. Horses had been entered from all parts of South Wales, and there were two London "horses. Fish Girl and Balbni Girl, both ani- mals having won c.hamp;onships at Manches- ter last week. Results: — Half-mile Gallop.—1st, Princess Amelia (Evans, Ammanford), 60yds; 2nd, Gwennie (Howell, Neath), 60yds; 3rd, Little Dut (King, Rhondda), 20yds. Eight ran. Bet- ting 4 to 1 agst Princess Amelia. One Mile Trotting.1st, Dodgei- (Jones Llansamlet); 2nd, Ballini Girl (Coley, Lon- don) 3rd, Polly E. (Walker, Clydach). Eight ran. Betting 10 to 1 agst Dodger, evens BaIlini Girl, and 4 to 1 agst Polly E. One Mile Gallop.—1st, Onr Jane (Lee, Cardiff); 2nd, Keep Smiling (Cutdiffe. Sketty); 3rd, Princess Amelia (Evans, Am- manford). Seven ran. Betting 3 to 1 agst Our Jane and Princess Amelia, and evens" Keep Smiling. One Mile Trotting.—Second Hei-.t: 1st, Little Silk (Jones, Pontardawe); 2nd, Tom (Howell, Skewen); 3rd, Sultana Bandit (Scott, Bridgend). Eight ran. Betting: 3 to 1 agst Little Silk and Sultana Bandit, ahd 10 to 1 agst Daisy. One Mile Gallop.—1st, Little Dot: 2nd, Fata.1 (Howell, Neath); 3rd, Tussle (Jones, Cwmtwrch). Six ran. Betting: 3 to 1 agst Little Dot and Tussle, and 5 to 1 agst Fa.ta.1. One Mile Trotting.Final: 1st, Pollie E. 2nd, Dodger; 3rd, Ballini GirL Six ran. Betting Evens Pollie E., 2 to 1 agst Dod- ger, and 5 to 1 agist Ballini Girl..
' CALL FOR 500,000 MEN FROM…
CALL FOR 500,000 MEN FROM INDIA. Of the half-mnliion men called for hy the Government to form India's new army. Sir Michael O'Dwyer, at a meeting at Lahore, asked the Punjab to provide 200,000. The new province of Behar -and Orissa is asked to provide 10.000 monthly, while the Governor of Bengal, speaking at a war conference be- fore the Government's requirements were made known, asked for 1.000 a month from this province. This figure will now have to be revised. The United Provinces, in which are the martial races, has not made any declaration yet. It is estimated tha.t 10.000 officers will be needed for the new army, and the Statesman" suggests that many of these should be obtainable from the Terri- torial regiments stationed in India sinoe the besinnintr of the war.
Battery-Sergeant-Major G. B,rtholomeW'] of 8, Heol Las, A?manford, has been award- ed the French Croix de Guerre. He WM formerly pc?ga?ed as a peatman. 0
BORO' AND DISTRICT
BORO' AND DISTRICT JOINT SWANSEA CONFERENCE. L. G.B. AND THE EXTEN- l.G.B. AND THE EXTEN- SION WARDS. A conference between the Swansea Parlia- mentary Committee and the Rural District Council took place at the Union Offices on Friday afternoon for the purpose of con- sidering tW position created in consequence of the Loctf Government Board having; inti- mated that they could not agree to the jn- sertion in the Swansea Extension Bill of cer- tain of the provisions of the agreement ar- rived at between the two bodies in regard to the ward representation on the proposed new and enlarged Borough Council. The conference was presided over by Mr. J. H. Rosser, the chairman of the District Council, and he welcomed the Corporation representatives. Mr. David Matthews (chairman of the Corporation Parliamentary Committee) at the outset 'disabused the minds of the dis- trict representatives of an impression abroad that the Corporation were not prepared to fulfil its part of the agreement with the Dis- trict Council. They bad, and were prepared to enforce the agreement, and there was no reason why they could not now come to an amicable arrangement in regard to the ward scheme and any other points at issue. The Chairman and other members said they had made no such statements. The Town Clerk (Mr. Lang Coath) ex- plained that the Local Government Board had declined to include in the order the agreement entered into between the two bodies because certain of the terms of that agreement were contrary to law as far as insertion in their Order was concerned, and aiso bectuse it was not in accordance with precedent. But in order to meet the wishes of the authorities the Board were prepared to include all that they could legitimately, but they could not include the ward scheme as it was against the law, which laid it down there must be not less than one alderman and three councillors. So far from not being prepared to carry out its bargain, the Cor- poration had given him a "free hand and specific instructions with a view of getting I Parliament to get the whole of the agree- ment included in the Order. If that was not playin,g the game and carrying out their part of the agreement, he did not know what was. They could not take the Local Gov- ernment Board by the scruff of the neck and say they must include what they legally could not do. Case of Liverpool Cited. Mr. Edward Harris (clerk to the District Council) explained that in the case of Liver- pool Parliament had over-ruled the Local 1 Government Board. Hie suggested that the District Council should petition Parliament to get the ward scheme as agreed between the parties inserted in the Swansea Order. The Corporation representativea agreed to support the District Council in the effort. Mr. Harris said that otherwise they were not opposing the Bill. They simply opposed on the ward scheme, but supported the ex- tension on merits. It was agreed that the t6wn clerk and Mr. Harris should take steps to get counsel in the House of Commons to have the clauses relating to the wards as set out in the agree- ment inserted in the Order, and that both parties be represented in London during the negotiations. The Question of Finance. Kegarding the question of finance, the ( lerk to the District Council said that it would be found ,that Mr. Ashmole (the bor- ou,gh treasurer) had made a better arrange- ment for the Corporation than he had anti- cipated. (Laughter.) The Mayor proposed thanks to the Council for receiving the committee and said they would be delighted to see the district repre- sentatives members of the Borough Council. Mr. David Matthews seconded, and the resolution having been carried, the confer- ence terminated.
NOBLE SWANSEA EXAMPLE.
NOBLE SWANSEA EXAMPLE. FISH MERCHANTS' SPLENDID HELP. We received the following gratifying communication on Saturday morning:— Swansea Fish Trades' Association, Fishmarket, South Dock, Swansea, May 18th. Dear Sir,—Several members of our Association listened last evening to Major Fox relate his experiences in Ger- many. We have decided this morning that our reply shall be to pay the oost of a week's supply of Daily Post parcels. tours faithfully, H. E. REES, Hon. Sec. (The association only consists of fifteen members, and the cost of one week's parcels is £ 85. It is to be hoped this magnificent example will be widely followed, for no work can be worthier-of I support.) — .—— t
IEXCHANCE OF PRISONERS WITH'…
I EXCHANCE OF PRISONERS WITH' GERMANY. I The Government is considering ways of effecting an exchange of prisoners with Germany. The War Cabinet has been impressed by the weight of public opinion, and realises that the country expects prompt action and the most ) satisfactory arrangement attainable. The Admiralty has hitherto not looked with favour on the idea of letting the Germans have the large number of their mercan- tile seamen in our hands—a number con- siderably in excess of the 2,600 British seamen held by the enemy.
! SWANSEA'S " S.A." FLAG-DAY.…
SWANSEA'S S.A." FLAG-DAY. I Divisional-Commander Harry Rogers (Salvation Army Headquarters, Swan- sea) writes:—Through the medium of your paper permit me, on behalf of our organisation, to thank the workers for their kind assistance'and the public for their beneficent help on Saturday last, when £ 155 was raised. The favourable j reports sent home by the boys to their relatives and friends respecting the work of the Army on their behalf was a great asset. We thank God and shall, endeavour to maintain the good work 1 until war is no more.
CLEVER CONCERT PARTY AT I…
CLEVER CONCERT PARTY AT I MUMBLES. The Mumbles.P?er and Pavilion Com- pany have, with their usual enterprise, secured a big attraction for the holiday week bv the engagement of ?h. Tom Perc:vat's concert party—??' Maids and Middies. Good songs and choruses, smart patter nd clever dancing, all con- tributed to the making up of a bright and breezy programme, and the artistes were very well received. Miss Dorothy Rose, mezzo soprano, and Miss Avis Bostock, soprano, both possess excellent voices; Miss Norah Barrie, comedienne is particularly bright in her songs, and :8 also a clever manipulator of the bells, and Miss Empsie Harlow, a vivacious soubrette, dances well. Mr. Chas. Ashley, raconteur, and Mr. Harry Hanson, comedian, provide plenty of amusement. Mr. Bert Loveday accom- panies throughout, and also gives one or two good songs at the piano. A very pleasant and enjoyable evening can be spent at the Pier this week.
£ 520 FOR PRISONERS -OF -WAR.…
£ 520 FOR PRISONERS OF WAR. Mr. George Gunnin,g, secretary of the Swansea branch of the Seamen's and Fire- men's Union, informs us that the collection for the "Daily Post" Prisoners' of War Fund, 3i; a result of the visit to Swansea of the Earl of Denbigh and Major Fox, lrst Friday, will TMCh over £ 520, including the donation of 2.85 from the Swansea flab mer- chants.
FOR ONE COUPON.! I FOR ONE…
FOR ONE COUPON.! FOR ONE COUPO.! CHANGES IN MEAT WEIGHTS, With the raising of the value of the meat coupon to 8d.* worth of fresh beef, mutton, and pork, the following changes have been made in the equivalent weights of other ineats:- Oooked butcher's meat, with bone, 6oz. without hone, 5oz. Mpat pies, sandwiches, and such like articles, ooz. (of meat). Edible offals: Tongues, kidneys, skirt, or loose fat, 8d. worth; cooked, 6oz. Other offals not Treed from coupons (liver for instance), 2s. worth; cooked, 20oz. Sausages: 1st quality, 12oz: cooked, 8oz. 2nd quality, 16oz. cooked, 12oz. Horseflesh, with bone, lib. 12oz.; cooked, lib. 6oz. without bone, lib. 6oz.; cooked, lib. Suet or bones, 8d. worth; dripping, 8oz. Cooked or prepared sausages, polonies, brawn, canned or potted goods, not coupon-free and if containing only offals, but not tongue or kidney, lib. 8oz.' TO AVOID WASTE OF BACON. INSTRUCTIONS FOR QUICK SALES. There are good supplies of bacon coming along, and the Swansea Food Control Office on Tuesday received instructions from the Food Controller with the idea of preventing any possible waste. It is feared that the shipments of haras and bacon from abroad may be found oil arrival to contain a proportion in* a ''for- ward" condition requiring immediate hand- ling and smoking. Such batons and harus must be placed: in the hands of retailers for quick consumption and sold at comparatively low prices and in shops serving the poorer neighbourhoods. Committees further should consider the advisability of permitting sales without cou- pons'or at increased quantities per coupon than now permitted. W.e understand that no such bacons or ha.ms have arrived yet locally, but that the Food Office will immedia-tely take steps for i prompt disposal.
SWEPT. AMONGST THE ROCKS.
SWEPT. AMONGST THE ROCKS. I SAD FATALITY AT LANG- LAND BAY. UNAVAILING ATTEMPTS AT RESCUE. A sad drowning fatality occurred at Langland Bay on Monday afternoon in view of thousands of, spectators. A young man named Frank Jackett, aged 24 years, of Glevering-street, Llanelly, and a com- panion named Cyril ferriday, son of the L. and N. W. district goods manager, were bathing, when they got into difficulties. Ferriday managed to get ashore with assistance, but Jackett was swept amongst the rocks and disappeared. Gallant at- tempts at rescue were made by Mr. Ivor Etherington, of Langland Bay House (who partially divested himself) and three local .men named Inskip. Ingram, and R. Beynon. who repeatedly dived from the rocks, but failed to find the unfortunate swimmer. The body was recovered some two hours later by Mr. W. Howell, the well-kiiowiii, refreshment caterer, who warded in, and, with assistance, brought it ashore, when it was removed to the Mumbles mortuary, j It was freely stated that he had struck his head on the rocks when diving, hut this appears to be not the case; neither does. the appearance of the body bear it, out. | there only being a few scratches on the face. The unfortunate affair caused a most painful sensation and cast quite a gloom over the village. Deceased was the eldest son of Mr. Samuel Jackett, coachbuilder, Central Car- riage Works. Llanelly, and a nephew of | Mr. J. W. Jackett, carriage builder, Was- sail-square, Swansea. He was a discharged soldier, not of stroflg constitution, and an I indifferent swimmer.
II "MUST BE A GOD-SEND"
"MUST BE A GOD- SEND" FATHER'S GRATITUDE FOR SON'S PARCELS. The gratitude of a Swansea father for parcels of provisions sent his son, who is a prisoner of war in Germany, is illus- trated by the following letter sent to the editor of the Daily Post to-day:— Sir,—I have received the news of the death of my son, Sergt. 1. H. Fussell, late 1st Welsh Regiment, who rejoined the Army in 1914, and was in the battle of. Loos. He fell in action. He is an old Dany graig boy, and went through the Boer war, for which he received the Queen Victoria and King Edward medals, j My youngest son, Pte. Chas. Fussell, J North Lanes., has been missing since August 8th, 1915. Another son has been a prisoner of war since October, 1911, and i3 on your list of local prisoners ot war. f take this opportunity of thanking you and yoair staff for all the good you have done for my son and all the other prisoners. It must be a god-send to re- reive parcels regularly from the Daily Post. fund. Again thanking you, I beg to remain yours sincerely, J. Fussell, Crumlyfi Burrows, Swansea.
NEW COUNTY COURT I JUDGE.…
NEW COUNTY COURT JUDGE. I HIS HONOUR BRYN ROBERTS' SUCCESSOR. Judge John Bryn Roberts has been trans- ferred from County Court Circuit No. 30 Glamorganshire (Swansea. District) to Cir- cuit No. 29 (Chester and North Wales), in place of Judge Moss, deceased, and Mr. Rowland Rowlands has been appointed Judge of County Courts on Circuit No. 3D. Mr: Rowland Rowlands is a native of the Rhoudda. Valley, the son of Mr. Moses Rowlands, of Penygrbig, a well-known col- liery engineer. He was called to the Bar about. 30 years ago, and proved himself to be a lawyer of great ability at the Equity Bar. He was in great request in colliery cases and in water works caSCF. He is a Welsh speaking Welshman, and he has one son in the Army. His brother is a solicitor and a partner in the well-known firm of Messrs. Wrentmore and Sons, London. I
Second-Lieutenant J. H. Pratt, S.W.B., son- I in-law of Mr. and Mrs. f W. H. Gibson, 12, Brynm ill-crescent, se- I. verely ga"eci an France.
PLASMARL COUNCILLOR.1 ?- -.…
PLASMARL COUNCILLOR. ?- ￼ Councillor W. G. Lloyd, rlasmarl, was presented by the cOngregation-through Mr. p. H. Thomas—of Salem Chapel, with a handsome illuminated address with photograph of himself on the occasion of the severance of his 30 years' connection as Sunday school superintendent owing to his leaving the particular district. The ad- dress was the work of fir. Oamivnd Van-1 BtoQ, Brynyaror-road.
- - - - - -_ GONCRETE SHIPS,…
GONCRETE SHIPS, .11 I LIMITATIONS AND UTILITY. GREAT SAVING IN TIME AND STEEL. The first large concrete vessel ever pro- duced in this country will very shortly pas9 I into the service of tie Government, bhe has a, displacement of about 900 tons, and a deadweight carrying capacity of some 400 to 500 tons. She follows the lines of an ordin- ary steel ship, and has a. leasing aPP? ance, This is an int?rpstms craft, as n production marks what may Drove to be the inauguration of a new era. ?n ,3bipbiiilcliiiz. As with most innovation. there are pro,, i and cons to the proposition. to I designate the class, one should term them Ferro-e-onorete. or reinforced concrete ships. I This means that a, steel skeleton ifl employed, 1 which is packed round 'and filled in with concrete. Concrete is atronx under compres- sion, but has aubatantiaUy no tenMie strength. This defect is. therefore, counter- balanced hv reinforcing" with 8teel rods. Different svatcnM are adopted, but the gen- eral nrinciole of getÜn the steel port)onH of the vessel into position, and then ?1.1" k, the concrete round them, obtama m all. Advantages of concrete snips. In assigning advantages to concrete snips, as compared with steel productions, perha-ps the main factor is that they meet the cry- ing- needs of the moment. Much less steel is reouired. whtch in itself is of inestimable value at the present time. The proportion ot saving Tarries with the. size of the ships; t.he lar?r the sh)p. the less the sav?n?. On a 5,000 TODS ship, the savma in steel tvo??d probably not exceed about 30 per I-ent. On a email vessel over 50 per cent. might be saved. If a hundred 1.000 tons ships were built in Ferro-concrete. a saving of some: lO.OOO tons of steel might be looked for. Two further important advantages are cheaper and auicker construction. Another weighty consideration is that labour other than that of existing skilled shipwrights can be successfully employed. Again, the necessary shipyard plant is cheap". simpler, and more easily installed, whils" the materials for makine the concrete are available in al- most allY locality. It is also possible that a claim for increased efficiency, due to a reduc- tion of skin-friction, could be substantiated. Some Disadvantages. One of the main defects is the greater weight, which, type for type, approaches 100 per cent, increase. It follows that there is a proportionate increase in displacement for a given deadweight. Where deadweight freightage is a governing factor, the con- crete ship can only compare unfavourably with the steel vessel. Where bulky" articles have to be carried, the point is not so important. Commercially, of course, any increase of net, tonnage involves further ex- penditure for port and harbour dues. Then a-erain. bad weather has a greater delaying ofifect when concrete ships are being built tl1a," when steel is used. Another difficulty is that encountered in launching, as the in- creased weight adds to the dangers normally attendant on that operation. From the fôreg-oing- brief review, it will be seen that many points of advantage in the ferro-concete vessel are more than doublv valuable under present circum- stances. Their utility as a, war-time expedi- ent. is unauesfionable. This is particularly the case in regard to the smaller vessels now being produced in this country. A large ocean-go ins? vessel of 5.000 t-or. has iust been launched in San F^aucise.o. The develop- ment of the -,j-e cf shins of this size, and I the ouestion of the commercial future of concrete vessels, are mattersv which may be left for the future to decide.
FiyE IN ONE WEEK.
FiyE IN ONE WEEK. IT BOATS' BIG HANDICAP. The "recent satisfactory sinkings of euemv submarines, I can assure my readers, on very high authority, are highly satis- factory. (writes a correspondent in the ENeninz Standard "). In a recent week, for instance, no fewer than firn U-boat.? are definitely known to have been sunk. These included two of the new large submarines from which the Ger- man Admiralty and people expected so much. Five submarines in one week is more than twice the rate at which thp Germans can turn them Ollt. Of course, too r>vrvasr« weekly sinkings are not so high as that, but the average late is a, great im- provement on that of a year ago, and even of that of six months ago. Those in eldest touch with the Admiralty, I learn,, look for an almost, Hie-ral fulfil- ment of .Tellicoe's famous prophecy that bv the end of August the submarine menacc waii",d t-,e \veil iii,.(Ier control. Handicap for the U-Boats, Th* 6 £ ficial inauguration of the g)'fa,t?t anti-U-boat fcheme :vH d?vi&ed hv Uw Allies was marked a few days ago. It, consists of a Ta?st prohibited area. d?nKCi'0?9 to all ship- pijig." which extends from the Norwegian territorial iimit over towards the coast of Scotland The area is about 80 miles wide and 280 miles long, thus covering an extent of approximately 22,400 square miles. The object in view is, of course, to prevent I German submarines from getting out of the North Sea on to the ocean highways. The "north about" route round Scotland has al- wavs been the principal avenue of the Ger- mans to the Atlantic, and vigorous and broadly conceived effort is beinK made from to-da'y to cloge this door. This saves us (Jays the "Evening News") from the enormous expense of maintaining i a surface patrol over such a great area. while all unnecessary inconvenience to neu- tral and other shipping is avoided by leavinsr open a wide gateway at the Scottish end of the minefield. This gateway will, of course, be thoroughly patrolled against, "hI." passage of boatile submarines probably on the same lines as the Straitp.
\U BOAT PERIL.
U BOAT PERIL. | LESSONS FOR MERCHANT j CAPTAINS. In order to provide for the better security of the British merchant vessels mentioned below the Admiralty have made the follow- ing regulation 1. The master and chief officer of every British merchant vessel of 1.600 tors and un- wards which trades or is likely to trade iu any vuea 'n wtrch eneinv, subroaiines may be encountered and any person hereafter appointed master or chief officer of any such vesse!. shall attend any course of in- struction in the precautions necessary to be observed against enemy submarines at such time and place as may be directed by the Ad- rairaltv or by any naval officer authorised to give snch directions. 2. Every owner of' any such vessel, and where such owner i.s a company, the maraer- iipl director or other responsible officer of bueh company, shall give facilities for the attendance of the master and chief officer in accordance with such d'r&ctifns as aforesaid and shaH forward to the Admiralty from time to time such information regarding these officers as the Admiraltv may require. 3. If the master or chief officer of any such vessel, to whom such directions have been given, fails or neglects without reasonable cause to comwv therewith, such master or chief officer shall not proceed to sea as the master or chief officer of any vessel until he has obtained nermission of the Admiralty or of some officer authorised bv the Admiralty to give permission.
I BRITISH JOURNALIST EXPELLED…
BRITISH JOURNALIST EXPELLED FROM FRANCE. It is announced that -klr. Robert Dell, who has been for some vearr. Pari s corre- spondent of the Manachester fluardian," was on .Mondav expelled from France by order of the French Government.
ISWANSEA " U. Vi." PULPIT:1…
I SWANSEA U. Vi." PULPIT :1 CHANCES. Ihe following local United Methodist changes are announcedRev. R. W. Green to succeed the Rev. F. Sparrow 8. superin-" ten dent of the Oxford-street (Swansea) cir- cuit, with the Rev. G. D. Hicks at the Hafod. and the J?ev..John Ninnes as supernumer- ary. Rev. F. Sparrow is the new superin- i tendeut of Hill-street, Circuit. Newport, Mon. i
-————— t 0. Si. Sigiior, eet ees Carmentina. zat he make me to tink of Espanola." It was Spaniard who held forth te R.E.J.,s latest revuo, and told of Fan- dangos and bull-fights, and fair maidens and latticed windows, and enthused as only these with southern blood can enthuse. Enthused did cur Spaniard ￼ until our scribe forgot his reason d'etre ) -,forgot to write down his impressions, ) and was nonplussed until the Spaniard's' virile description came to mind and saved him much trouble. Really "Carmentina" lis good, and a visit at 7 o'clock is, strongly recommended if only tc compare 1 I with pravurtis rev lies.
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——————— -4 CANNIBALISM. STARTLING STORY FROM VIENNA. THE GAUNT SHADOW OE FAMINE. Mr. Reftou Delmar, the Daily MaiF' catv respondent on the Franco-Swiss frontiers sends a startling report of conditions of Au. tria. He sa vs I feel confident that the time is at hand when fam I .;tark. mediaeval famine--ia about to join the Entente not only as a poti. tieal but. also as a military aUy against Gejj. many and Austria. I have just received and hasten to give a series of oral statements direct from Vienna and Styria recording observations made jA Austria up to almost the end of April. My informant said "The great masses oi the Austrian people are more than war-sick^ No longer do they taMc of th-ir success or non-.success; they talk and think of nothing) but bread. I cannot tell you what we in Austria, have suffered this last year and of the deed:- done through hunger that airt whispered about. "A whole issue of the 'Arbeiter Zeiturte was contisaated last March lest it shouitj speak of Events abom,inable to hear. It demanded investigation into two horribly cases of murder of prisoner.? of war by their follow-workmtn in the gas works in the 16th municipal district of Vienna, and accused the workmen of eating part of the bodiea. Do not think this is sensation-monueiw ing; or the fantastic invention of the mob. I knew a member of the town council a pointed to inquire into the matter, and it I was clear, he maintained, that at least two instances of cannibalism had occurred at the gasworks, one at the end of Decern* her and the other last March. It was referred to in Parliament, but Hushed up in the Press m Vienna itself. The wildest and mosB gruesome and exaggerated rumours got I abroad and people shuddered to pasa through the streets of the suburbs afteg dark. I ■ Hi
I LORD RHONDD-A-To I DECIDES TO WITHDRAW RESIGNATION. I The Ministry of Food is glad to an- nounce that Lord Rhondda continues to make excellent progress. At the request of the Prime Minister strongly supported by Mr. J. R. Clynes, he has agreed to withdraw the resigna- tion which lie had thought it his duty to tender some weeks ago. Jn coming to the decision to continue office as Food I Controller Lord Rhondda has been in- fluencecl hy the many -general expressions of public opinion, as evidenced in tha pi- e and in letters received by him In the opinion of his medical atten- j, dant Lord Rhondda would be well ad. | v.sed not to attempt to resume hard work for a few weeks, and in order that he may have as complete a rest as pos- s;Me Mr. Ciynes has now, with the Prime Minister s concurrence, undertaken to be responsible for the work of the Food Ministry until Lord Rhondda is able to j return.
I -< : -HARBOUR TRUST j WAGES.…
< HARBOUR TRUST j WAGES. SWANSEA APPLICATION IN LONDON. —— A number of wages applications from em- ployes of the Swansea Harbour Trust came j before the Committee on Production m | Loudon on Friday." '1'. C. A. Jàrne", Cärditr, and Mr. S. -T. Cocks. Swansea, of the Amalgamated Society hf Engineers, applied on behalf of the engineers employed on the company's dredgers and ,teatfi tugs for the liij, per cent, bonus; the enginemen, firemen, and cleaners asked for an entire alteration in their working conditions together with an all-round increase in wages on the 14 per per cent. bonus; all the ra.«iwav employes claimed a 6". advance on the present war bonus, carrying overtime, the present war bonus to be transferred to wages. All the demands were based upon the increase in the cost of living and on economic grounds. A representative of the Swansea Mar- hour Trust opjosed the applications, stat- ing tha;t under present conditions they could not meet the claims put forward. -¡-
j "CERTAIN DRUGS."
j "CERTAIN DRUGS." ANOTHER REMAND IN SWANSEA CASE. I Detective-Superintendent Hayse applied at Swansea on Tuesday for a further re- mand for a week in custody of William Ernest Jones (30), hairdresser, who had been charged with rendering one of R.M.'a Forces, named Henry Brown, temporarily or permanently unfit for service by supply- ing him with certain drugs or preparation | contrary to the D.O.R.A. Witness said that the military had not ( yet decided whether they would try the case hy court-martial or not, and ther4 were several similar charges pending. 1 The Court opposed hail.
I CLASS A " COLLIER'S FATAL…
I CLASS A COLLIER'S FATAL CYCLE RIDE. A verdict of Death from heart failure, due to disease of the ca.rdiao muscle," was returned at Trimsaran on Monday at an inquest held on the i-ody of Evan Hughes, Pantygollen, Waun- baglan, the Class A collier, who died whilst cycling to Llanelly last week to put in an appeal against his medical category.
ROAD ACCIDENT IN THE VALLEY.
ROAD ACCIDENT IN THE VALLEY. Whilst cycling in the direction of Ystradgynhiis from Ystalyfei-a Mr. Oliver Jenkins, f,ucknow Shop, Ystalyfera, collided with Mr. Geo. Roberts, L.C. and M. Bank, Ystradgynlais, who was riding a motor-cycle. Mr. Jenkins was severely injured in the face; Mr. Roberta received a gash above the eye. Mrs. Roberts was in the carrier, but was able to jump off in time. Both men were at- tended by Drs. Lindsay and Walsh.
I The latest extension of German prize law has been put into practice by the seizure jf the Dutch steamer Agneta, which has been brought to Sw Iiiei-nuiide. A Rotterdam re- port to the Handelsblad states that the steamer, which was requisitioned by the I Dukh Ho, was ell route for Rot- terdam with a cargo of timber from Sunds.. vail (Sweden). The Oerman Minister in Stockholm refused to supnly the vessel with a, puss, as bv order of the Naval Staff in Berlin the issue of passes has besn abolished pending, the results of negotiations now pro. reeding between the German and Dutch Go. vernments.—(lleuter.) iJ J ..—————————————— J J—— —————<
I' If you enclose one penny stamp to Nfr. Agar; Kaputine, Ltd., Manche_.er, you will receive by return TREK SAMPLES of KAPUTINE for I j HEADACHE br NEURALGIA* which all sufferers say are worth A 41 CROWNw each DCS—
I CHEAPER FISH. - I - ,
CHEAPER FISH. I NEW PRICE-LIST FORTH- I ￼ COMING. New fish prices come into force on the 27th inst., and details have already arrived at the Swansea Food Office. The old and new prices for certain of the classes are subjoined :— Bass, new price, Is. 4d. per Jib; old price, is 6d per 'b. brill, 2s 4d.—2s. 6d; ood, Is ad-Is 10d; congers, Is 3d-Is 4d; had- docks (fresh). Is Sd-ls lOd; hake, Is 2d— Is 9d whiting. Is Id—Is 3d; bloaters, 9d— lOd; kippers., lid—Is; herrings, 7d—8d; smoked haddocks, Is 9d—2s.