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MARGAM .0 COUNCIL. I » I THE CROSSING AT WATERHALL. I The monthly meeting of the Margam Dis- trict Council was held on Monday evening Mr. Richard Evans presided. Other mvin hers present were:—Messrs. 'G. Lipscomb, J Lowther, Rees Llewet?yn, Llew Nichols Rev. Thos. Howell, CapU James Preston, bavid, Wm. Lewie, hxL Evans, Hy. Davit J. Walters, T. ilaina-aring, and several i Medical Report. j The Medical Officer (Dr. J. H. Davies, M.D.) reported that during the month of May 'he number of births registered was and 19 girls. Three iilegi-timate births were registered—one boy a.nd two girl&-giving a birt.h-ra.te of 30.% per 1,000 per annum.—The number of deaths for the same period was 13, giving a death-rate of 13.9 per 1,000 per annum, as compared with a death-rate of 6-51 for the corresponding month of last year. During the month eight cases were admitted to the Sanatorium; three were dis- charged and eight ca-see remained :n tfce Institute at the end of the month. Necessity for Dust Destructor. I The Medical Officer reported th-at he had perused the circular of the Local Govern- ment Board with reference to scavenging, and that, in his opinion, it was of para- mount importance Lhat the recommenda- tions contained therein should receive the careful consideration of the Council; that the necessity for maintaining an efficient service in this department cannot be too strongly emphasised, a-6 ineffective measures are lik-elv to have detrimental effects on public health. The promotion of sanitary bins should be enc.onragoo and the disposal of refuse, in the absence of ,-a destructor, shoclld be carried cut in acoordance with the terms of tie fourth recommendation in the circular. He had repeatedly called at- tentioo in his annual reports to the neces- sity of providing a dust restructor, and he advised that the Council adopt his sugges- tion. Births Act. A letter was read from the Aberavon Town Oterk stating that the Corporation had already decided not to proceed with the appointment for three months, and alao consider there will be sufficient work for a health visitor within the borough only.-It \Y..t8 resolved that the question of appoint- ing a health visitor be deferred for the present, an no provision had been made the last estimate for the salary of such a visitor and other incidental expenses. Keeping of Swine. The meeting considered the model bye- aws isstied by t-ho Local Government Boa-rd in regrjrd to swine keeping, and the same were approved. Avon Valley Road. A letter was read from the clerks of uhe Glyncorrwg Council asking whether "Jie Council could see their way clear to com- plete that section of the road near lnis- t'awr. They stated that if this were done the inhabitants would have a temporary wutiet by getting on to the Pont.rhydyfen- road, which would be a great public conve- Wenoe.it was resolved to write the Neath Council explaining the position of matters, I and stating that the work could not be I undertaken at present. Dangerous Level Crossing. A letter \V.lt; read from the Port Talbot Railway and Docks Co. in regard to a dan- gerous crossing over their railway between VVaterhall Junction anfc Cefn Junction, which was largely used by miners going to ami from Peny-Bryn Oolly. During the letter part of la..6t year a man waa killed at the cros&ing. It was asked whether some [.utual arrangement could be made with a view of greater (safety.—Mr. Ed. Lowther ex- plained that he nad looked into the matter, but could find no right-of-way ebiuoe. He suggested that a pathway could be made to avoid the crossing, which would only mean aji extra w.-ilk of between 150 and ZOO yards.— If this was agreeable to the Council the railway compans- would be prepared to caxry out the work.—Mr. Rees Llewellyn said that the Surveyor had another scheme wiiioh he thought was! a better one; that was to make a. pathway under the railway. He thought it would be a hardship for men coming home from their work to have to walk an extra 200 yard6.-The Surveyor ex- plained his scheme, and it was reeolvod that he and Mr. Lowther confer over 'he matter and report to the next Council meeting. New Water Scheme. ILa-ving considered a report by Mr. E. Brough Taylor on the question of the ] ro- j/jcted new Cwm-Kenfig water supply, the Council considered that t,hey would not be justified in incurring the very considerable expense which the carrying out of Mr. Taylor's report wou.d involve.—Mr. Ed. Lowther said that he felt that the Council ba4i not as yet ciuffieiently exhausted the other sources of supply which was avail- able in the district. He understood that the Surveyor hoped shortly to be in a position to make a report to the Council of another source of isul)ply.-It was resolved that the Purveyor be authorised to take the necee*- ,-ary levels, etc., iu connection with his Suggested scheme and report to the Council. New Taibach School. A letter was read from Mr. T. Mansel Franklyn intimating t-he intention of the County Council to undertake the erection of a new school at Taibach to accommodate 500 children.—Mr. Rees Llewellyn said that iL sub-committee had considered the site < f the proposed new school, and it had been suggested that the spot be at. a site rignt above the present schools. From here thsy could get a thorough access to the Dutfryn VaJley without crossing the railway, which would be a big boon to the district.—Air. W Lewis said that the site selected, which was between the White Row and Mr. Vivian's Gardens, was an ideal one, both from point of beauty and health.—Mr. Lipscombe raid that he had no doubt when this site "as brought to the notice of the proper autho- rities, it would be accepted, aa it was a < i&- tinct improvement on the original site.—It was resolved to recommend to the County Council that the site suggested be adopted I by them. Agricultural Labour. I A letter was. read from the Glamorgan Chtnber of Agriculture drawing attention to the shortness of agricultural labour, a6nd asking the Council to, if necessary, allow the roadmen to be released for the purpose of agricultural labour, so as to avort what threatened to be a serious danger.—The application was acceded to. i Sanitary Conference. A letter was read from the Sanitary Ins- pectors' Association (South Wales centre), asking for the use of the Council Chamber t their annual conference either on the Jrnrt, Saturday in August or the 1st Sat- urday in September.—The application was agreed to. Stone Wastage at Bryn. Mr. J. Waiters: I should like to ask the Purveyor if ho is short of men for the roade for ordinary -,vork.-Me Surveyor: No.-Mr. Walters: We have got a quantity if metalling at Bryn which has been lying on the side of the road for some time, a.nd is going to waiite through not being used. If it is left much lonper it will all be gone. —The Surveyor: I will see that it is moved is soon as possible. Building Slack. I The Building Inspector reported that l during the month of May there had been very little progress made in the building j kadc. No dwetting-iiaaeea ted. been com- peted during the month, but there were 43 in course of erection. t Oakwood School Access. I Arising out of a letter from the Michel- stone Lower Parish Council in regard to the .-losing of the Bettws Ddu footbridge, and .ecting another and S2.fer approach to the tkwood Schools, it was recommended that clerk write eta.ting that the Council "e prepared to pay a share of the-,ost tli the other authorities interested in oviding a new bridge.—Mr. Edward Lowther: I am of opinion that a safe and proper access to the schools is more the duty of the Education Committee than this Council.—Mr. Rees Llewelyn suggested the approaching of the County Council to carry out what' was really a neoeseary r,?fr?7. At present the access to the Oakwood Schools was very dangerous.—It was re- j solved to approach the Education Com- mittee on t.he lines indicated. j Fire Brigade Captain. It was repoitted that FirstrLicutenaut James D.-ivies had been appointed to act as captain of the Fire Brigade during the b- • 6ence of Captain Tom Hughes, who v us serving at the front.—Mr. Peee Llewelyn said that in the selection of the First- Lieutenant they had man who would be sure to carry out the duties with the same efficiency as Capt. Hughes. In face of the fact that misunderstanding's arose between the members of the brigade and the committee, he thought it would be helpful if the oaptiiu and the first lieuten- ant were co-opted ar members of the com- mittee. Such an act would ensure a deeper interest, establish a complete understand- ing, and tend to greater efbciency.-It was resolved that the officers mentioned be al- lowed to attend the committees in an ex- efficio capacity, but without voting powers. Aberavon Brigade's Encouragement. Tho clerk wa-a directed to write to the I Aberavon Corporation requesting them to instruct the captain of their fire brigade n'jt to respond to any call to a fire in the Margam district except at the invitation of the captain of the Margam Brigade when the latter would be in charge. Plans. Plans of five houses proposed to be built by the Great Western Railway Company at Groeswen were passed. Plans of four houses proposed to be but IT in Theodore-road by M Vaughan John were also approved. Absent Member. The clerk was irstructed to write to Mr. Jonah Cha.rles. who had been absent from the Council meetings for some time, and who had left the district, asking what his intentions were in regard to his seat.
NEGLECTFUL MOTHERS. I Cwmavon Woman Sent to Prison. At the Aberavon County Police Court, on Monday, Mary Janet Jones, 22. Miners-row, Cwmavon, was summoned for neglecting he • children. Jtti Lewis M. Thomas, prosecuting on be- half of the N.S.P.O.C., said that the case had been previouily before the court, and had been adjourned for a month to give de- fendant a chance to improve. At first she did improve, but subsequently she relapsed iiit the old condition. The cause of the neglect was drink. There was .£3 12s. 9d. going into the hon ;c every week. Inspector Best paid he visited defendant on May 20th. and founa the house very sat- isfactory. On May 30th he found a relapse, ar.d on June 7th found the house in as bad a state as it could be. The whole place was dirty, with the bed-clothes and mat- tresses torn, and the place swarming with veimin. P.S. Evans corroborated, and added that he had only seen defendant sober twice. Defendant was sentenced to two months' imprisonment. the same cou t Elizabeth Jones. David- row, Cwmavon, was summoned for neglect- ing her children. Mr. Lewis M. Thomas, for the N.S.P.C.C., said that defendant was the wife of a soldier, and the Bench had previ- ously adjourned the case to give defendant a chance to improve, which she had not. Defendant, although summoned to attend this court, did not appear. A warrant was issued to bring defendant before the court. Later on, defendant appeared before the court, and shed corious tears. Inspector Best sai(I that on May 10th he saw defendant- coming from Aberavon, and sh., was under the influence of drink. On on of his visits he found the baby in bed in a dirty conditio-i. Nothing could be done with defendant, who was a terror to the neighbourhood. P.S. Evans said that defendant was the pest of the neighbourhood The Chairman, in sentencing defendant to three months' imprisonment, said, "You are i not fit to have charge of children."
"THOUGHT THE GERMANS HAD I I COME." At Aberavon Police Court on Thursday, David Pavies. dock labourer, Mabel-street, Aberavon, was charged with keeping a orderly house; his wife, Mary Davies, v ith assisting; while Florrie Evans, single woman: Bridget Palmer, married woman; Thomas Owen, and Edward Davies were charged with aiding and abetting. Inspector W E. Rees gave evidence of raiding the premises on Mav 30th. P.S. J. Hale. P.S. McGovern, and -4-I.S. Swallieid corroborated, and added that the house was regularly frequented by men &T.d women. Each of the defendants, on oath, said it was nothing in the nature of a disorderly house ,and when the police-, buret in tie door they were all very frightened. One witness caused much laughter by remarking that the police ran upstairs so swiftly that I thought the d- Germans uad come! David Divies, the husband, and Mary Davies, the wife, Richard Palmer, and Florrie LNans were each sentenced to three months' imprisonment with hard labour. Owing to his previous good character, Ed- ward Davies was more leniently dealt with, a fine of £5 or a month's imprisonment being inflicted. The case against Thomas Owens war,, dismissed. Mr. Dan Perkins, on behalf of the .and lord of the premises, asked for an ejectment order against defendant, which was granted
MUSICAL SUCCESSES. I At the recent examination 'the following were successful:—Singing—A.L.C.M. diploma -soprano, Mies Annie Williams; pianoforte playing, first-class with honours (elemen- tary), Mi&s Kate Lewis, Mies W. Hopkins, Miss Dilys Rees, Mr. Lewis Morris; first- olass, Mr. Joseph itees. At the Bryn Eis- teddfod Mian Winnie Hopkins won 1st prize pianoforte playing.—All the above were prepared, and pupils of Mtr. George T. Llewellyn, A.R.C.M., L.T.S.C., Brynooed, Beverley street, Port Talbot.
FIRE CAUSES £ 8,000 DAMAGES. I A fire occurred in Leicester; Messrs. I Knights' three-story boot factory being entirely destroyed- The outbreak was dis- covered by the rœidenŒ of 6ame houses opposite, but when the fire brigade ar- rived a few minutes later the flames had gained a firm hold. A wall of the factory collapsed, completely demolishing a shop and two cottages adjoining. The damage is estimated at about 92,000.
NUISANCE INSPECTOR. LIVELY DISCUSSION AT PORT SANITARY BOARD MEETING. A meeting of the Swansea Port Sanitary Joint Board was held at the Guildhall on Tuesday afternoon, Alderman Morgan Tutton presiding.. It was reported that a sub-oommittee had considered 42 applications for the; vacancy of an assistant inspector of nuisances which had arisen. The list had been reduced to three, viz.: G. W. Hale, 21, Phillips Parade, Swansea; J. H. Lewis (32), Barry; and H. G. Wil- liams, 62, Cromwell-street, Swansea.) These gentlemen were to interview the committee that day. It was stated by the Medical Officer: (Dr. Alfred Hansen) that one of the above, Mr. Lewis, held a special certiii- cate for examination of food. An oppor- tunity was thus created of putting on their staS an inspector with this certin- cate and thereby satisfactorily dealing with the question of an assistant food I inspector which was referred to in the last letter received from the Secretary to the Local Government Board. The Town Clerk, however, announced that he had received a letter that day from Mr. Lewis intimating his decision not to attend that meeting for the pur- pose of the interview. The Mayor proposed that, in view c.f Mr. Lewis' withdrawal, the committee proceed to consider the whole list once more, and definitely decide upon an ap- pointment that day without an inter- view. The Chairman: Without an interview? The Mayor: Certainly. What do we I want an interview for? We have the applicants' qualifications before us. The Chairman asked if that was the case why the thiee men selected had been asked to attend that day. Person- ally he thought it was a desirable thing, because a great deal depended upon the official's conduct. His object only was to conform, as far as possible, with the re- quirements of the Local Government Board. Mr. J. H. Lee said he was sure the Mayor was not serious about this. He would suggest that the list be recon- sidered and reduced to ifve. The Mayor: There?s my motion; I'm quite prepared to put it to the vote whether I get beaten or not. Appointment Referred Back. Mr. T. Owen (Aberavon) moved that the whole matter be referred back to the sub-committee, which should be increased from two members to five, and that the sub-committoo be asked to recommend five names to the next meeting of the Board. The Chairman (to Dr. Hansen): Does that commend itself to you, doctor? Dr. Hansen said he would say nothing, I except refer them to* his report. Mr. E. G. Protheroe remarked that he noticed the absence of seamen from the number of applicants. He would not suggest anything against either the com- mittee or the gentlemen selected by them to appear before the Board, but he could not help asking what those gentlemen knew about ships. Mr. T. Owen said he wanted to make no reflection upon the Chairman and the vice-chairman (Mr. John David), who had been responsible for the selection, but he respectfully suggested that a sub- committee of two was too small. The Chairman agreed, and stated that he had remarked upon that when the sub- committee was struck. Eventually it was decided that Messrs. E. G. Protheroe, J. J. Jones, T. Owen and David Griffiths, with the Mayor ex-officio, should be added to the sub-committee, and that they be asked to eubmit five names to the next meeting. On the motion of the Chairman, a vote of sympathy was passed with the widow and family of the late Alderman E. S. Phillips. Medical Appointment. u. It was reported that Dr. J. Arnallt Jones had joined the colours, and Dr. Hellyer was appointed Medical Officer at Aberavon in his place. Arising out of the death of the late Dr. Begg. Britonferry. a discussion took place on the question of appointing a successor as medical officer. Mr. Gnorge Gethin, Britonferry. pro- posed that Dr. Tumbler be appointed. He said that if that were done it would con- form with the washes of the people of Britonferry.—Mr. T. Owen seconded. Mr. D. Daniel, Neath, proposed that Dr. Whittington, who had now taken the late Dr. Begg's practice, be appointed.—Mr. J. II. Lee seconded. Eventually Dr. Whittington was ap- pointed by nine votes to three. The "Budget." In submit-ting his annual budget," Mr. W. H. Ashmole, the borough treasurer, said the estimated expenditure was = £ 1,189. There was a balance in hand of .£86 at the oommencement of the finan- cial year. Last year the expenditure was < £ 1,230, X6 more than was estimated. The precept for the forthcoming year was .£1,113. The report was adopted, and it was de- cided to issue precepts for the various authorities in accordance with the figures sot out by Mr. Ashmole. In his quarterly report to the Board, Dr. Hansen referred to the regulations prohibiting the sale of shellfish likely to Cause danger to the public health. An order dealing with this came into force on March 1st.
NEW THEATRE, PORT TALBOT. I Mr. Robert Burnett's excellent reper- tory company continue their success at the New Theatre this week On Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, by special re- quest, Mr. Burnett's company presented Sir Arthur Pinero's London success, The Second Mrs. Tanqueray," which was much appreciated by large audiences. The chief characters of Paula Tanqueray, Aubrey Tanqueray, Cayley Drummile, Ellean, and Sir George Orreyed, were I splendidly sustained by Miss Louise 1 Hampton, Mr. Paul Smytke, Mr. Robert Burnett, Miss Denise P&ule, and Mr. Edward Furneau, who were given excel- lent support by the remainder of the com- pany. On Wednesday, Friday, and Satur- day, the farcical comedy play, The Brix- ton Burglary," is presented, which is ex- ceedingly funny in dialogue and action. The leaeling parts of Septimus Pontifexj and Petunia Pontifex are excellently played by Miss Loui-se Hampton and Mr. Edward Furneau respectively. Next week Mr. Robert Biirn&tt'& oom- pany. present A Fool's Paradise," by Sydney Grundy, from the Garrick Theatre, London.
Thomas Brice, a scissors-grinder, aged 43, of 79, The Strand, was on Tuesday admitted to the Swansea. Hospital suffer- ing from injuries to his back, which he sustained through falling whilst crossing the New Cut Bridge. By the end of the week the London County Council hope to have 90 per cent. of their normal number of tramway-cars running. J
I CORRESPONDENCE. I I PROPOSED EXTENSION OF QUARTER I BACH. To THE EDITOR OF THE" HERALD. I I Sir,—My reply to Dynamite" is the fol- lowing:—I left Quarter Bach, Ward 1, out < f my letter, and he has ew, mowed the litit right enough. The logic cf the prcposal is thus: Manorabou and Ward 1 are jontjy re the water rate, so they are on equal basis; what is loss to one is loss to the other. Why then was such a propoa-il placed be- fore the Water Committee unless it touches that sphere financially? If such a project would come into foroe our rateB in the two parishes would go up nearly double to what they are at present. I ask at this juncture whether it is a wise policy to go in for re-w j rates when the question at issue is 11:1t practical nor essential? Again, it is the wrong time to tackle such an iSome. let Dynamite" try and get any Government Department to sanction loans fcr any im- provements which are not essential during war time ,1.-nd he will soon be told that they I cannot- incur extra expense only upon what is absolutely neceasej y. Really, now, there is more than a touch of Germanic kultur in his letter, and yet, on the other hand, be is not up to his nom de plume. Dynamite, as a rule, produces startling consequences. The point to us as ratepayers is that tur rates will be increased, but will we get sufficiently compensated by such a projsct coming into force. The project is not essen- tial to us, therefore it is wrong to increase our rates if the thing is not needed. "Dynamit,e" mentions that they in Ward 1 saved a 4d. rate for the next five yeaN. My dear Dynamite," you aim too high. Take the sewerage scheme. If the Parish Council, Ward 1, had been awake to their duties. there would have been no need for the ex- pense that they went into in order to get what they had from the joint committee. We in Manor?bon did not get this trouble, because our representative and Parish Council were alive to the interests of t! e ratepayers. Take again Tircwm footpath. This question shows the talent cnd in- tegrity cf the representatives to guard tbe interests of the public. Considering the time, money, and the bad feeling that^-ave been created, was it worth while? Will "Dynamite" answer the following: "When was the Water Committee selected, and for what length of time" ?-Yours, ete.. Manorabonite." LLANGADOCK DRAINS. I To THE EDITOR OF THE HERALD." Sir,—Permit me through the medium of the H Herald" to point out the great inaccuracy prevailing amongst members of the Llandovery District Council re- specting Llangadock drains. For instance, at the last meeting of the Council a prominent membe: made the following statement: "The present drains had served their purpose for a very long time, and he did not see at present the need of going in for a new scheme." This state- ment is based upon pure ignorance of the facts of the case. For over twenty years complaints after complaints have been made by the inhabitants of the place, and as well by the Parish Council for many years about the unhealthy and deplorable state of the main drains. The side of the drains are badly made of river pebbles apparently without mortar, making it an easy matter for rats to burrow under the floor of the dwelling-houses, making thus a channel for the poisonous gases to the living rooms of the people, bringing in- tolerable stench, typhoid, hnd death to several houses; so that the statement that the present drains had served their purpose for a long time is egregiously wrong and misleading. A celebrated doctor said that for every person that dies from typhoid fever someone ought to be hanged." Should this became the law of the land, woe betide members of the sanitary authorities who advocate tinker- ing jobs to be done on unhealthy and badly constructed drains. Mr. Wm. Evans said that at the time of the recent rains there was nothing going through the pipes. This is often the case, for the side of the drains are badly made and, in places, fallen down; the pipes as well are too small; rubbish, rags, and sticks enter the drains trid choke them. To remedy this, larger pipes should be fixed. Say the volume of water that would pass through a 5-in. pipe would be 25 gallons, in a 6-in. pips 36 gallons, but in a 9-in. pipe 81 gallons would go through in the same time. The capacity of a 9-in. pipe is just equal to two 6-in. pipes and one 3-in. pipe. Proper gullies should re- place the gratings that would eilectively stop rubbish, rags, and sticks poked by children to enter the drains. Split pipes should be placed at certain distances, so that when a sewer scraper may be applied to any choked drain, these obstacles could easily be removed with little expense. Pipe drains can be flushed with a much smaller quantity of water, and can be kept sweeter and much cleaner than box drains, which are great advantages. There is a tank made to hold water to flush the drains close to the pump, opposite the Bear Inn. The drains could be flushed two or th-ree times a week when required The qaestion. of the drains hrve been for several years before the District Coun- cil, as well as before the County Council, but nothing effective was done. The Llan- gadock Parish Council reported the case to the Local Government Board. A. depu- tation representing the Llandovery Dis- trict Council, as well as the Llangadock Parish Council, appeared before the County Council, consisting of the follow- ing gentlemen: Mr. E. P. Lloyd, Rev. J. Jones (vicar of Gwynfe), Dr. Hopkins, Mr. Joseph (Church House), Mr. Walter Lewis (Brynteg), and Mr. Mervyu Peel. J.P. The County Council held that the drains were simply made to carry the surface water away, and that no house slops should enter then, at all. If that were the case, it would be a sewer. The deputation pointed out that the drains were dilapidated and defective, the sitle had fallen in several places, and that poisonous gases entered the dwelling- houses through the holes made by rats, and that no drains should be allowed in such a state to carry contagion and death to human beings. It was finally decided that the Gourtv Council would pay hair the expense of new drains that would serve to carry the surface water away and be useful as a sewefr as well when re- quired. thus saving a heavy expense to the parish. Pipes should be purchased at the joint expense of the County- and Dis- trict Council. Two workmen from each oouncil would lay the pipes down in abouf six weeks. The expense can thus be cal- culated very nearly. The inhabitams will strongly protest against any ther mode of drains.—Yours, &c., Ratepayer. I
Over .210,000 from the Russian Flag I Day nmvemant in this country—of which £ 5,000 was raised in the London area- has already been forwarded to the Czarina 'for the benefit of the Russian wounded T-he Morgan Estate, New York, has disposed of its control of the Equitabli Life Assurance Society to General T. Coleman Dupont, the principal owner of the new Equitable building, who until recently was the head of the powder company bearing his name.
NEXT OF KIN. AUSTRALIANS' RELATIVES WHO CANNOT BE TRACED. Many of our readers are doubtless not aware of the very large accumulation of monies which are now lying dormant and unclaimed in the various Govern- ment Departments of our Dominions. It is estimated that there are many thousands of pounds emanating from Austiajia alone, and we propose during the next few weeks to publish a portion of a list of unclaimed balances to which claimants have been unsuccessfully sought for in Australia, and which has not hitherto been published in this country. Readers who may consider they are justly entitled to enter claims against these monies should write to the Editor of this paper, marking their envelopes "Unclaimed Monies," or write direct to Lloyd's Inquiry, 55-fi, Chancery-lane, Lon- don, W.C., who have established offices in Australia and who keep records of the particulars relating to same. A stamped envelope should be sent for reply. The following is the weekly list:— William Alton. Francis Aylward. John Bown, George Caddy, Thomas Connors, Maurice Ourmn, John Howard, William James, Charles Kelly, William Layton. John Ridges, James Shepherd, Christopher Smith, Thomas Thompson, Joseph Warren, Charles Wefct, John Whitehead, Thomas Wilkinson.
HUSBAND AND BARMAID. Port Talbot Tipper's Wife Gets an Order. At. Aberavon on Monday, a Port Talboi dock coal-tipper. named Ferdinand N'ilson, 9. Hafod-street. was summoned by his ",iff', Hilda Nilson, living apart at 52, Brunswick- street, Swansea, for an order on the grounds of desertion. Mr. Axtnur Deere appeared for complainant, and Mr. Lewis M. Thomae defended. Mr. Deere explained that the parties had been married 12 years. Defendant had iieen consistently cruel towards complainant, who had left him on six occasions, but hud returned, as defendant promised to improve. The parties had lived together until le- cently, when defendant brought a wo=in into the house. Defendant refused to send the woman Away, and complainant refuged to stay with him as long as the <'f *ier womain remained in the house, and she sub- sequently left him. Complainant said she had left defendant six times during their twelve years of mar- ried life. When he was in drink he was cruel and knocked her about. He brought a barmaid to the house to stay when she left her situations, and while she wae t a Mumbles situation visited her every Sun- day. He received letters at the docks from the woman signed Your Own Little Girl." Cross-examined It was untrue that she took out the summons because her hueband would not pay her debts. She had been friendly with the barmaid and called her "Babs" for short. She declined to say she had seen between her husband and tl e girl. The Bench made an order for 15s. per week. and costs.
STOLE TO "SWANK." At Aberavon. I'n Thurafty, Daniel Rees, London-road, Cwmavoii, who had been re- cently discharged from the Army, was charged with stealing a suit of clothes, a gold watch, a silver, watch, a gold ring, a silver cigarette cans, and 2s. 2d., valued in all at Lll 9s. 8d. Prosecutor said he and his wife were away during the day When he returned he found that the articles were missing. Defendant was his wife's brother, bui had no business in. the house. Asked to plead, defendant said: "I am not guilty. I took tho watches to swank witn my pals." (Laughter.) Defendant was sentenced to two months' hard labour.
Two soldiers went for a bathe in the sea near South Shields on Tuesday. There was a heavy ground swell, and one of the men was soon in difficulties. His companion Trent to the rescue, but both were carried out of their depth. Other soldiers made a L-hain of their hande, but failed to reacli the two men, who were drowned.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, & DEATHS. BIRTHS. BEVAN.—On the 12th iiist., at 32, Ffynone. terrace, to Captain and Mrs. Rowland Bevan, a daughter. COOKE.—On the 12th inet., at 54, North Hill- road, to Staff-Sergeant and Mrs. George Cooke, a son. MARRIAGES. BRADER-BRADER.-on the 5th June, at St. Paul's, Sketty, by the Rev. J. 11. Stewart, Charles Scott, third son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Brader, Swansea- to Olive, second daughter of the late Gwynne H. and Mrs. Brader, Larchthorpe, Coedsaeson, cketty. EVAN »—MERRELL»?.—On June 12th (by licence), at Holy Trinity Churea, wall- sea, by the Rev. W. G Hardie, Corporal C. T. Evans, Glamorgan Yeomanry, youngest son ot the late Thomas Evans anl of Mrs. Evans, of 4, If el son-place, Swansea, to Kate, eldest daughter of Alderman T. Merrells, Swansea. MATTHEWS—WAUjINGTON.-On June 9th, at Sampford Peverell Pariah Church. Trevor Jenkins, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Matthews, of Euon Grove, Swansea, to Florence Mary, eldest daughter of the late Rev. Charles Walliiig- ton, of Dawlieh., and Mrs. Wallingtou, of "Morrells." Sampford Peverell. THOMAS—PHILLIPS—On 15th June, at Tabernacle, Skewen, by the Rev. J. Evan's Jones, Garfield Allyn Thomas, of Ystaiy- fera, to Jane, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Phillips, Bosworth-road, Skewen. DEATHS. BLUNDELL.—On Monday, June 14th, at SP. Cottage, Sketty, Martha, -the beloved wife of George Blundell. DAVIES.—On the 9th inst., at The Exchange, Glyn-Neath, in his 67th year, John Daniel Davies. EVANS.-At No. 2, Penyfodau-terrace, Kingabridge, Gorseinon, Lizzie Ann, daughter of the late Richard Gwilym, Malsters Arms, Carmarthen-road, and wife of John Evans, late of Owmbwrla and Clydach. GORDON.—On the 3th inst., At Penrallt, Llanrhidian, Gower, Richard Gordon. JENKINS.—At Cefnparc-terrace, YnisXor- gan, on June Iflth, Mary Ann, beloved wife of Thomas Jenkins, and daughter of the late Mrs. Jane Morri*, Midland Hotel, Morrieton. JOHN.—At 103. Penvilia-road, Brynhyfryd. June 12, 1915, George John (blacksmith), in his 66th year. THOMAS.—On the 12th met., at 6, Waunwen. terrace. David. Thomas. WILLIAMS.—On the 9th inst., ai "LlWJB Gwern," Pon tar dulais, Thomas Williams, in his 74th year. Printed and Published for the Swansea Press, Limited, by ARTHUR PARNELL FTCRFF AM, ai Leader Buildings, bwuuea. '¡t
SANGUINARY WASH THREATENED. At the Aberavon County Police Court, Margaret Hannah Hodgson, 2, Gwynfi- street, Abergwynfi, summoned Mary Jane Evans. a neighbour for assault. Mr. Lewis M. Thomas appeared for com- plainant, who said she had walked home with her son and a soldier who was a friend of her husband. Defendant after- wards said: A fine thing to have a sol- dier in the house, when your husband is at work." fitness replied: H I have never sat on a man's knee." Defendant then tried to pull her out of the house by her arm. The next morning witness met defendant who attacked her and knocked her about the face and pulled her hair. The assault caused her mouth and nose to bleed and loosened one of her teeth. In addition to this, defendant called her names and said she would wash her hand in witness's blood, and would put paraffin on her to burn her. Wm. Hodgson corroborated. Defendant said that defendant called her names and threw a stone at her and witness retaliated. lined -0s.
LATE ALD. PHILLIPS. IMPOSING FUNERAL AT LLANTWIT CEMETERY. Amid general manifestations of sorrow and respect, the mortal remains of Coun- cillor Edward Sincock Phillips, J.P., Neath, were laid to rest at Llantwit Cemetery on Thursday afternoon last. Twenty years of active and fearle.;s public life gained for hiL, popularity which he had never at- tempted to achievo, for his funeral was one of the largest ever seen in the town. All classes were represented in the cortege, which was nearly a mile in length, his friends coming froai England, Glamorgan, and West Wales, whilst sympathetic mes- sages and telegram* of condolence came from all pa.rts of the Principality. At the deceased gentleman's residenoe in Osborne-street a short service was held, conducted by the Rev. J. J. Bosward (super- intendent Wesleyan minister) and the Rev. I) LI. Williams, Britonferry. Leaving the house at three o'clock, the funeral proces- sion was headed by a posae of the borough constabulary, nndor the chief constable, and immediately followed the hon. member for Swansea District (Mr. T. J. Williams), accompanied by the Mayor (Councillor Matthew Arnold) and the town clerk (Mr. E. C. Curtis. There were also present re- presenting the Town Council:—Aldermen Hupkin Morgan, J.P.. Dr. D. LI. Davies, J.P., H. P. Charles, David Davies, Council- lor? W. B. Trick, J.P Walter E. Rees, Jno. I'.orris, John Rees, J. R. Jones, Thos. Jpnes, W J'. Challacombc, Jno. Davies, and Lewis Arnold, Mr. D. M. Jenkins (borough en- gineer), Mr. Jacksoa (gas manager), Dr. J. M. Morris (medical officer), Mr. W. Bowen Davies (sanitary inspector), and Mr. Evan 3forris (borough auditor); Mr. Thomas Teague, J.P., Mr. Jno. Rees, J.P., Mr. Moses Thomas (town clerk of Aberavon); all the other public bodies to which the late gentle- mau was associated were represented, min- isters of religion, professional gentlemen, tradesmen, and workers; Belgians, Rus- sians, and soldiers in khaki. There was a strong muster of Good Templars and mem- bers of the Ark of Safety Lodge of the T.O.R., of which deceased was a prominent membsr. Among the visitors present were: Mr. Holland (Newport). Mr. Allen (Penarth), Mr. How ells (Mountain Ash), Mr. Richards (Gc.wer). Mr. H. Jones (Haverfordwest), Pastor Bert Bailey (Fort Talbot), Rev. T. E. Davies (Crugglas, Swansea), Mr. J. Lewis (Arfryn, Swansea), Mr. 3forgan (Seamen's Mission, Swansea), Mr. Drinkwater, I»r. Lcngdon. Mr. Geo Richards, Mr. Arthur Stacey, and Mr. David James (Swansea.), Mr. McCloan, Mr. Bny. Mr. Mr, Mr. Peters, and Mr. R(Jl'crt;;(Port Talboi;. The chief mourners were:—Mr. Jno. Phil- lips (Barry) and Mr. Thoe. Phillips (Port Talbot), brothers; Mr John Bees (Carmar- then), and Mr. House (Weybridge, Cornwall), brother-in-law; Mr. W. W. Thomas (Swan- sea), son-in-law; Aid. Evans, J.P. (Cwmavon) uncle; and Mr. Maynard (Port Talbot), nephew. The coffin, which was of polished oak, was covered wit'i beautiful floral tri- butes sent by:—"Mother and Annie," "Will and Emily," Blodwen," Local Preachers Neath Circuit," Mayor and Corporation of Neath, staff Gnoll Schools, Mr. Dan Thomas (London), borough police force, Mr. and Mrs. Talbot, Mr. J. Hatcher and family, Mr. and Mrs. Longdon. Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Moore, Mr. anlI Mrs. Gregory and family, members of ths Neath Liberal Club, trustees of Wesley Hall, "Friends," "Lottie, Louie, and Lizzie," Mr. and Mrs. S. Harrieis, an l Mr. and Mrs. Drinkwater. The route to the cemetery was lined by the general public, and a touching -scene was witnessed as the corpse passed the schools, all the boys lining up and rever- ently saluting the dead who in life knew no sacrifice too great for their welfare. A short service was held in the cemetery chapel, in which the Rev. J. J. Bosward, the Rev. D. LI. William-, and Pastor Bert Bailey took part. At the graveside Bro. Get. Hopes feelingly recited the beautiful burial service of Lhe Independent Order of JRfchabitea.
NEATH PARISHIONERS' REPRESEN-I TATION. A joint inquiry between representatives of the Glamorgan ond Brecon County Councils was held at Neath on Monday afternoon to consider applications from the parishes of Dulais Higher and Rc- solven for increased representation on the Neath Board of Guardians and Neath Rural District Council. Ald. W. Llew- ellyn presided. Both parishes also sought a eiiviaion of their electorate into waras. Representatives from the Glamorgan County Council included Ald. W. R. Davies and Aid. J. Jordan, with Mr. W. E. R. Allen (clerk), and the Brecon County Council by Councillors Idris Davies, David Price, and Dd. Williams, with Mr. Henry F. W. Harries (clerk). Mr. Edward Powell was. present on behalf of the Neath Guardians and District Council, Mr. Jamos llevell for the Briton- ferry Urban District Council; Mr. David Sims for the Neath Higher Parish Council, and Mr. Edward Thomas for the Blaenhouddan Parish Council. There was no opposition to the applica- Hons, evidence in support of which was given by Mr. F. H. Beaman and Mr. T. W. Herbert, of Resohen, and Mr. D. J. Jones, Seven Sisters supported the claims of Dulais Higher. «
ABERAVON MAN'S STORY. I (Passed by Censor.) I Writing to his parents at Aberavon, Private Wally Baker, South Wales Bor- derers, who is in hospital at Cairo with ,wounds sustained in the Dardanelles land- ing operations, says: We had a terrible time landing. We have some men who were i "Wounded ín the battle of Mone, and they state that they would rather go through two Mons battles than experience a.nother landing like the Dardanelles. It was nothing but murder and slaughter. Just fancy wading up to your armpits in the &ea and barbed wire barring your pro- gress and machine guns playing on you from the shore. There was no retiring. We had to push on or get drowned. You had a chance of a retreat at the battle of Moms, but there was no hopes of that here.
WELCOME HOME TO SOLDIER. I The district of Ynysymaerdy, Briton- ferry, has been gay with bunding this week to give a welcome home to Private Will Steer, one of the four sons of Mr. John Steer, who are serving their country. Private Steer was in the trenches a week ago, and has been on active service since soon after the outbreak of war. He was allowed 72 hours' leave, &o his visit home was a brief one, but he received a big reception by his neighbours. A young brother", Phil Steer, has been reported wounded in the Dardanelles.
U Every shilling put in the savings bank is a shilling against Germany" might be the text of an effective propa- ganda among working people; and among the richer classes expensive dances and parties could be more completely banned than they are.-H Daily Chronicle.*5 A
I BILLY MORGAN'S STORY HOW HE "PUNCHED" GERMANS IN A STREET FIGHT. I (Passed by Censor.) Orchard-street, Swansea, was in gay garb when Billy Morgan, the well-known local boxer, returned home last week-end. He was wounded recently at Richelpourg. A bullet entered the muscle of the upper part of his left arm, and came out in the forearm. Billie is a. private in the 2nd Worcester Regiment. He has been out at the front about seven and a half months, and has been in action at Richebourg, Ypres, Festubert, and Givenchy. In a chat with a Herald reporter Billy Morgan said he could tell enough about his experlens to fill a "book." And from what we have heard from his friends we could well believe it. It was Billy Morgan who was rumoured to have stood on the parapet of his trench and shouted in a half jocular, half dc fiant manner: Have you got the Kaiser over there?" An affirmative reply being presumed, he sung out: "Send him over here, then." Billy denied this "yarn," and said he had no such luck as to see the Kaiser or "Little Willie." At Givenchy, which he nicknamed "The Brickfields," "the Ger- mans exploded a mine" he said, "four- teen yards short of our trench. But it all went back to the Germans, and goodness knows how many of them were killed and wounded. We had two companies of our regiment in the front line, and the rest were shoved into the fourth line. Only fourteen of our men were wounded, but most of us were plastered to our eyes with mud. The Scots Guards came to re- lieve us." According to Billy, General French said What the Worcesters cannot do nobody can." "He says so in his dispatch," he declared. "Then we went on to La Bassee," he continued. "We had street to street _fights there. The Germans were coming up one street and we were around another. We sent two companies to meet them, and we all kept like mice, waiting for them." Here Billy demonstrated by a gesture how they tackled the Huns. Rifles were not much use at such close quarters, ho said. He detached his bayonet, and with rifle in one hand and bayonet in the other he went for them and gave them one for luck," indicating something like one of those good punches of which he is capable. Passing to Neuve Chapelle, Billy took part in the fighting in the orchards there. It was a good scrap," he said. There were about 1,200 of our regiment at the start. It was a terrible business." Afterwards the Worcesfers went back to Richebourg, and occupied the same trenches as in October. The Irish Guards, who came to relieve them, had to take a very dangerous course. "We went back the same way as they had come," said Private Morgan. The Germans shelled us and poured their maxim guns on us, and we had to cover up. I covered up with other friends, as I thought, but I found they were dead Germans. We had to go nine miles to our digs: which was a barn. I didn't want a barn, because that is a mark for the German artillery. When I took off my kit I was ready to drop." We took a revolver off a German officer and gave him a cane," was one of Billy's witty sayings. We thought that would be more useful to him." We have got aotnfc gallant officers," he added, by way of contrast. It's all right talking about V.C.'s," he said, but the men who get them are those who are seen. We have been through our Tines over to the German barbed wire entanglements in the dark and fetched in our wounded. We wept within ten yards of the Gennnn trenches. If we have brought in the wounded, nobody knows who has doie it, because we hi ve not been seen. Asked the plaC3 where he was wotmded Billy replied it was Richebourg. Wo were making a charge at the time. I th'nk it was a Sunday, but we'don't know what time is out there." He was attended to at the Canadian Hospital at Boulogne, and later, after crossing to Dover, went to a hospita.1 at Leicester. Did you do any boxing out there in your spare time?" our representative asked. The only boxing I did." replied Billy, was what we did with the Ger- mans in the street fighting." Did you see or smell the Huns' poison gas ?" Yes. It is like a blue cloud, and as soon as we saw it we put our muzzles on, after dipping them in limewater ir something of the kind." Something was telling me," he added, that I would never get hurt." But Billy did get- hit after all. He has, however, lost none of his indomitable spirit. We can well imagine that the trenches were pretty lively where he was located.
4,000 HEROES WANTED AT ONCE. I Mr. G. W. Blythe, the well known mine rescue expert, who has played a noble part in many modern colliery dis- asters, is now raising a Gas Fighters' Battalion for the Front. The object of the corps'is to rescue those of our brave lads who are overcome by the poisonous gases used by the enemy. Of the 4,000 men asked for, over half are already undergoing training, or, being already trained, have joined.- Three hundred and fifty Welshmen are among those who have responded to the call, and with a view of. augmenting this number Mr. Blythe is spending the present week in South Wales. Previous training is no barrier if would-be recruits are willing to be trained, and those to whom this fine work appeals should write to Mr. Blythe, c/o Mr. Evan Evans, Alpha Cinema, Upper Brvnamman, at once. He is ait that address until Saturday.