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TINPLATERS' WAGES. A mf?tiag was hld at the Pnblir Hall. I Bl'itonflTY, on Saturday, convened by the local tinplat?rs ?mder the pr<?id?ncy ot Mr. Eieazer Thonuts. Bagian Bay Works. Representatives v«erc present from the British Steel Smelters and Dockers' LTiiion, and delegates troni Cwmavon, Aberavon, Neath, Mflyn.'Clifrew, Aber- dulais, etc. The meeting was called to consider the making s demand of la pfcr tent, increase in wages on account of 1 fie increased cost of living. After a full d.iacussion tne fol- owing resolution wat$unanimously ,owilig NyaLi uiianiinou6 l v That we, as tinplatf-rs representing Britonferry, Xeath, A-hornvon anu dis- trict, call upon our ofijteials to make a demand for a 15 per (""nt. advance op present rates of wages in consequence of the increased cost o! present day living. orriston Notices Withdrawn. bojler firemen of the Mon-iston riiiplai* Works, with iflie exception of the i'ytfryu Works, a mo nth ago presented notice for an advance wages. They demanded an increase of Is. a day. The ,'ire.meu at the Beaufort withdrew their notices early last y'.ec.k, but the others hud "refused up to noon Saturday when tiie notices teiminated, and there was every indication of the works closing down. ] The Welsh Plate and Slvaet Maker's As*o ciation had armly mairiiained the posi-, tion tiiat notices niust be withdrawn ind work lesunied on old conditions before any question of advance of wages was con- sidered A meeting was held od Saturday after- noon, when Mr. Tom tTiiffiths (Neath) and Mr. Victor Morgan (Gas Stokers' Union), addressed the meeting. It was dccided to continue at wirk as usual.
DIED FOR HIS SON. Mr. J. W. Nicholas, oaronor, held an in- quest at Ferryside on Saturday on Wil- liam Richards (55), of Bryn Mefus, Tre- vaughan, Carmarthen, loreman and tra- veller for Messrs. Spurreil and Son, Car- marthen, who was drowned in endeavour- itig to rescue his son, Bertie, aged 13. The latter's body has not yet been recovered. Mrs. modwen Jone-?, n married dauuli-1 ter. said that she, her leather and mother, ] three sisters, and tywo brothers were spending the day at Iilansteplian. iier brother Bertie aud Egryn (8) went to bathe the Castle rill the presence oi the other members of 'the family. Bertie who could swim a little, went right on to the advancing tide, losing Egryn near the 6icle. When he had gone cut 40 yards another boy shouted, Bertie is drown- ing," whereup/on her father, divesting himself of his coat, jianped in, but when Bertie disappeared IH.n.dd up his hands and fell on his hack and was seen no more. His head and s houlders were well above water when he held up iiis hanus Witness entered the v titer with a lifebelt., but failed to reach, either of them. Mr J. M. Lloyd, son of 4fj-. Walter Lloyd, fbpmist, Carmarthen, also s-wam out to! the spot where Bertie disappeared, but failed to find him. Before lie got back 1 her father also had disappeared, and his attempt to find him -ras unsuccessful. Thos. Williains, Tc«y View, Ferryside, who recovered the bciy, said in answer to the Coroner IhiL tbeiie was a deep descent. at the spot where !:hl) lad was drowned. The Coroner? It ie a dangerous place to bathe, then? W itness:: Dangerous for those who can- not swim, sir. The Coroner dcr;crf5»ed it as an ex- treme]- s-id iiifl p:t$'ul case, and a ver- dict that the deceased met his dea- by drowning when endeavouring to save son was returned.
It is stated that the eldest son of the King of the Belgians, Prince Leopold, Duke of Brabant.. will go to Eton next term. He will lodge at Mr. S. G. LubbockJs house, where Prince Henry is [also boarding
AfVSMAftfFOftD TRAGEDY, FARMER'S WtFh KILLED WHILE DELIVERiNG MILK. Mrs. Young, vile of Mr. W. E. Young, of Pentwyn Farm, near Aiiiantmord, met with a tragic death, on Friday morning about 11 o'clock. wi ite, delivering milk in Penybank-; road. Ammanford, she was on the point or ascending into the cart, when the horse, lurched forward, and she fell on the ground, the wheel passing over her head. She was tarried into the house of Mi-. Dd. Edwards, and her son. who was also deiiverying milk in the vicinity, ran for nr. Price. The docror found that there T.as a fracture of the of the skull, and the poor woman di-ed a iew minutes after his arrival. The horse careered madlv for about 30 yards, and then, came violent contact with a baker's van owned by Mr. Cooper, both vehicles being much damaged. The wheel of the trap broke off, and the horse and trap upset into the road. The horse struggled ^luly oi* the ground and managed to iree: itself, and ran into V illiers-road. where a man named Evan 1},¿;llS brought it to a standstill. The Inquest. Th« inqnest was held by Mr. J. W. Nicholas, county coroner, on Saturday evening. Evidence of identification was given by the dc-ceased's son, Daniel Edward Young (17), who wat with his mother at thd time. He stated he was delivering milk on one side of the road and his mother on the other. Ho saw his mother going back to the trap, and noticed the horse starting off trotting. His mother had Lhen one foot on the step and the other on the shaft. The mare broke into a gallop, and running down to the road, he found his mother lyin? on the ground, with her arm under her head. She was carried to the house of Ali-s. and as there were other people attending to her, he ran after the horse, which had now broken the harness and the shafts and had been stopped in Viiliers-road. lie afterwards went for the doctor, and a few minutes r "ter tau lattci'?s arrivat she died. The mare, although ycun?, was not frisky Mr. ''f<ny Edwards, wife of David Edwards. Penybank-road, said the de- ceased had not suthcient milk for her in the can <he carried, su ?he retur)i?d to th0 trap t'er more. She was on the step of the trap, and was in the act oi reaching the (.an, when the bcrse sb.rtcd off, first at a trot and then breakiTt? into a alloP'I' Deceased stood on ?ho sten for a dist?n?e of about thirty yards, and afterward-. fell to the road the wheel passing over her body near the head. Witness ran to her. and raised her to a sitting posture. Blood oozed from her nostrils, and she was carried to witness's house, where she died shortly after the arrival of Dr. Price. The doctor attributed death to a frac- ture of the base of the skull. The jury returned a verdict that death resulted from fracture of the skull, accidentally received through falling from a carriage.
A NOVEL POLICE COURT. A young Dutchman named Jan Smedt, described as a stoker, was charged before Alderman Sir John Knill at the Mansion House on Saturday with aU, 111 ptWg to commit suicide by throwing hlnii-clf rata the Tower Moat. Owing to the fact that Smedt was suffering from a fractured leg, the result of his leap, he could not be I brought before the court. He was con- veyed to the Mansion House in a taxi cab, which pulled up at the private door in Walbrook. and Sir John Knill proceeded to the entrance hall, where the hearing took place, the door being open, so that the proceedings should be in Smedt's presence A police constable stated that on the afternoon of the 15th inst. he was on duty on the north approach of the Tower Bridge and saw Smedt drop a largQ paving iotone which he was carrying. Then he jumped on the parapet, and, shouting Good-bye! threw himself into the Tower Moat. Alderman Sir John Knill went to the taxi cab and informed Smedt that lie would be taken to the City of London In- firmary, pending his return to Holland. Smedt was discharged.
YOUNG OFFICER'S TRAGIC END Lieutenant Ewan Cameron, 7th Royal Dublin Fusiliers, was found shot dead in the lavatory of a train at Newcastle, Wieklow, on Friday. He was the younger eon of Sir Charles A. Cameron, medica 1 officer of health to Dublin, and had been working hard at recruiting. He was on hit* way to rejoin his regiment and was accompanied by two friends. The lavatory door was burst open, and Lieutenant Cameron was found lying dead with a revolver in his band. Lieutenant Cameron joined the Armv i;f-r v-pr broke out, and display eu considerable eagerness to get to the front. L"-
ROW OVER THE FURNITURE Thomas Edwards, Amos-street, sum- moned Mrs. Hodges, iO, Brynmor-road; Mrs. Palmer, 33, Princess-street; and Mrs. Richards, 1, Bryn-road, at Llanelly on Monday, for assault. All the defen- dants were stated to be distantly rolatcd to plaintiff. Mr. Win. Davies appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. D. Jennings defended. Mr. Davies said the whole thing origi- nated owing to a dispute about the dis- posal of some furniture. In consequence of the way in which plaintiff had been interfered with the. police were called in. Plaintiff, an sssort-er at the Old Lodge "Tinplatc Works, said his daughter was married to a. brother of one of the defen- dants, and trouble arose over some furni- ture left by his son-in-law's father. Wit- ness was assisting in removing the furniture when Mrs. Rich- ards and Mrs. Palmer said, "Here, is her old father." He ordered them away from the house, and Mrs. Richards then commenced shouting and calling him "Tjit-f." The police were then sent for. In the meantime the delendants inter- fered, and Mrs. Richards took away one of the chairs, but it was returned on the advice of P.C. Jones. Without calling upon the defence the Bench dismissed the case.
While two anglers were fishing in the River Dee between Chester and Wrexham, one of them hooked and brought ashore a man's body. It was identified as that of Private George Page, of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, who had been missing from W.exham Barracks for a w<eels«
YSTALYFERA DRUMMER WOUNDED I Drummer G. E. Roberts, of the 4tb BaLt. South Wales Borderers, has been wounded in the Dardanelles. lie en- listed in the second week in August and, prior to which ii(-, was employed at Gwauncaegur- ■ron Colliery. lie is son of Mr. Geo. Roberts, Pivllbacil, Yetalyfera.
r NEGROES. HANGED. I ASTOUNDING STORY OF EXECUTIONS., The "Montreal Witness," a Canadian paper, prints the following remarkable narrative:— Memphis. Tenn., Aug. 6< b.—Friday wa:- a bad day for Southern negroes. At nightfall nine blacks had been hanged, seven legally, two lynched, and a tenth was being chased with such activity that the' total bids fair to be ten before morji- ing. li??.t with* ￼ Alabama led t.ie li&t with four Legal hangings, the Governor refusing re- prieves in all cases. Robert Wat- kins and John Salter, while a guard of militiamen stood guard, wew hanged for the murder of Mrs. Mary Lassiter. George James was hanged for murder. Millard Carpenter was hanged at Bir- mingham for the murder two years age. of John S. Camp, a white man. Mississippi, outdone by Alabama numerically, hanged but thiee. While 5,000 farmers. whites and negroes, and their wives. and children ate ivatermelon and picnic lunches, diank lenionade. sang hymns and lis- tened to the speeches of txilitical candi- date6 at Starkville, Miss., to-day, two negroes Dit Seals and Peter Bolen, :v- I cused of murdering a railway porter, "w as I hanged. The affair, which had been extensively advertised, partook of the nature of a I barbecue, at which everybody present had a good time and went away satisfied i v.-ith the entertainment. I The great majority of the immense i crowd arrived yesterday to get front i 6eats at the hanging. Th#> proceedings began with the fr--e distribution of sand- wiches and lemonade, after which several candidates for office at the eOlHty primaries took the platform, or rather the gallows, and delivered speeches. At times the applause was deafening, the condemned negroes all the while oc- cupying places to the rear of the speakers j and joining in the appreciation of the remarks. As th"; time for the executions arrived, ministers ascended the scaffold and took their places beside the negroes, and all joined in the hymn, There is a Lbnd ,)f Pure Delight, Where Saints Immortal Reign." The negro murderers yelled the last lines at the top of their lung: I Not Jordan's stream nor death's cold food Could fright us from the snore.- | Throughout all this soda water foun- tains at the foot of the gallows did a rushing business. The condemned man ate several large j watermelons with great relish and were profuse in thanks to tho donors. The dual hanging had been arrang d by the authorities. The spct selected <>- sembled a natural amphi-theatre with sloping ?ides. in the centra 01 whicd &coou th gallows. Bunyan Walter was hanged for murder. Despatches from Shawnee, Okla., tell oi j e. mob which hanged Ed. Berry to a Sanlc Fe railway bridge. I In the early morning hours at Trilby. Fla., a mob I,vacbed Will Leach, accu,?e('l of attacking a 13-years-old nd. At last reports a mob ol-, 500 men were closing in on a negro near Liberty, Mo., who attacked a farmer's wife. Burned at the Stake. Aew York, Monday.—A Sulphur Springs I (Texas) t?pgram st? t? that two negroes, char?d with kiHiri? the Sheriff, 'I burned at the stake in the public 6quart.
DISTRICT COUNCIL AND AN I OFFICE. At the meeting of the Sanitary Com-! mittee of the Swansea Rural District l Council, on Tuesday, Mr. James Thomas presiding, the Clerk (Mr. Edward Harries) said he had received a report from Mr. J M. Weir, who was acting in the place of Mr. Gladstone Da vie, veterinary surgeon, during the absence with the Army. The Clerk 6aid that Mr. Weir should repoI t on the district supervised by the Council, but instead of that He was in the habit of dealing with cases which were really under the jurisdiction of the Swansea Borough Council. It was tlacided to communicate with Mr. Davies.
A PENCLAWDD ASSAULT* A rernaTkable-t.- of a Penciawdd assault was unfolded at the Swansea Police Court on Saturday, when I!bertl, Howell and Henry Howell, his son, butchers, of Pemlawdd, were sum- moned by Thoma., Howells for assault. M» ■ Edward Harries appeared for the complainant and Mr. W. A. Thomas defended. According to the evidence of the com- plainant and several witnesses the de- fendants, without provocation, com- mitted a grievous assault, as a result of which complainant had been unable to work. Henry Howells hit him twice in the face, and- he fell to the ground, and ths other defendant kicked him on the body. Blood, in considerable quantities, H riowed" down his clothes, and his collar (produced) was covered with blood. Defendants, on oath, denied the as- sault, and said that complainant had had to be ejected from the younger de- fendant's butcher's shop. The injuries were received by defendant falling on a rugged part of the road. A number of witnesss were called. A letter as to the defendants' character from the pastor of a Penclawdd chapel was put in. The Chairman (Mr. A. H. Thomas), in giving the decision on the court, said that the case was a very serioue one, and the Bench were unanimously agreed that the case had been proved. Each of the defendants was fined £ 2 10s, and they were ordered to pay < £ 2 fis., the advocates' fee, and ISs. 6d. for witnesses' expenses.
VICAR OF SWANSEA'S DAUGHTER ENGAGED. The engagement is announced between Mr. Patrick Alfred Buxton, of Trinity College, Cambridge, elder Bon of Mr. Alfred F. Buxton, Fairhill, Tonbridge, to Miss Uwryell Gladys Rice. fourth daugh- ter of the Rev. the Hon. W. Talbot Rice, M.A., Viear of Swansea. It will be recalled that Mr. Buxton was one of the campaigners in connection with the Church Missionary Campaign held in Swansea about two years ago.
"One wife," was the entry of a. car-I marthenshire man under the head of other dependants oz- the registration form. "Dangerous shortage, of doctors" is the itatest peril that tie "Lancet" holds up to civilians. The "Star" comment* ikat we shall have to die unassisted.
MR. DAN PH8fLL8PS, I DEATH Or WELL-KNOWN FIGURE I IN LOCAL SHIPPING CIRCLES. Tho news will be received with genuine I regret by his many friends at the Swan- sea Docks or the death of Mr. Daniel Phillips, the well-known marine surveyor. Last Thursday afternoon Mr. Phiilips left his home at nü, Hawthorne-avenue, and cycled to Langland Bay. There he took the opportunity of hathiv; and I went into the water on two occasions. Tho exertion proved too much for him, and he found in a state of collapse, and was conveyed home in a cab by Mr. D. C. Jonps, of Castle-square. He was at- tended by Dr. Collins Lewis and Dr. Ar- bour Stephens, but passed awav .without regaining consciousness, about 10 o'clock on Friday evening. A remarkable feature in connection with the 6ad event is that Mr. Phillips's gold watch and a Ii wim. of iiloiiey was taken, and his bicycle was also missing. Wo understand, how- I ever, thai, the bicycle has since beert* i-e- | covered. No one had undergone greater domestic I bereavement than Mr. Phillips, lw I having lost through consumption his" wife and all his children, numbering 11, tho last child having died recently. A few months ago he met wIth a motor accident, from which he mads a remark- able recovery. I Mr. HnUips was ono of the bef 1 known ana most familiar figures in ? ?,;ii-ail-,?tr iigiires ill W a 1 û s shipping centres, and there was no important mercantile action connected with these ports where his ex- I pert • c idence w-as not adduced. j When twelve years of ago he was ar- I pTpnticed to Messrs. j Harries Bros., ci the Dry D?ck, and re- j ■ mained with that firm up to the time ùf his death; Lat- terly, however, he had been. doipc a jjreat I deal cf marine surveying for insur- ance companies and other parties. I « He wa probably, it' not ab- solutely, the best known man at the docks." was the remark heard by a "Herald representative vl on he called on Messrs. Harris Bros. this morning. 31 r. Phillips had a kind work for everybody. 1 He always did his best to find people em- ployment when they were out oi work, and many men have lost in a good friend. ?lr. Phillips, who was 6* years of age. had been in the service of Messrs. Harris Bros. >r 52 \ears. I The Funeral. I The funeral took place on Tuesday. The cortege left ti e house, 19, Haw- thorne-avenue, shortly after noon, a shorl: srvice baving previously been conducted thero. Officiating ministers at the house 1 ind at Dauygraig, were the Revs. D. Roes, Ccngrega* .onal minister, Newton, II Mumbles, a:id F. W. HlCks. Hafod. Tho bearers were foremen at Messrs. Harris' Dry Dock—Messrs. Hy. Richards, John Thomas, C. Dowdle, Henry Cole, W. Drew, R. Burman, and Dd. Richards. 1 The co?nn was of unpolished oak, with brass fittings, and bore the inscription: i Dsn Phillips, died August :27th, 1813, I aged 63 years. Mourners wero:-Ist carria-(-, Messrs. Rd. Phillips, J. H. Rosser, J.P., and Ernest Jones; 2nd carriage, Messrs. John Phillips, Geo. Davies, Geo. Goss, and I — Orole; 3rd carriage, Messrs. Peters, West, Cecil Guard, and Bob Guard; 4th carriage, Messrs. Margetts, Abraham Kosser, — Staples, and Jones: .5th carriage, Messrs. Williams, Frank Peters, Chas. Lindsay, and PJulpin. The Cambrian Dry Dock was repre- sented by Messrs. John Harris, W. E. Harris, and W. Davies. Mr. Anderson, ex-Supt. Thomas. Mr. Thomas, Dr. W Morgan, Messrs. Jacob Pendry, —. Barbour, John Thomas, Thos. Charles, Hartwdi Jenkins, W. Jones, Dan | Morgan (Oxford-street), W. Bendall (Prince of Wales Dry Dock), R. Davies, Godbert (Cardiff), G. C. Vaux, G. Geen, Cliff Harris, J D. Bevan, A. Hol- brook, W. Stone. W. Hammett, Felix Martin, W. M. Thomas.
SKEWEN RIFLEMAN MISSING. I A short while ago, Mr. and Mr, A. Paul, of ti, Bur- rows-road, Skewen, received an intima- tion that their son. Rifleman George E. Paul, of the 1st j Batt. Rifle Brigade, had been wounded on July 6th list. As letters, etc., for- warded to him were being returned, the parents made in- quiries in several directio n s a r J now they have been informed that not t only lias he ¡n wounded, but that he is posted misshi, This is causing them grave a nx ie!??i6-?,?,. y aa ￼ greaL sympathy is felt for them. This young soldier has seen home of the worst of the fighting, especially at Ypres and I at Popperinge, where he is believed to have been wounded. He enlisted in Dec. last, and went with his regiment to the front in May. He was formely employed at Messrs. Penhale's, High-street. Four employes of R. Penh ale are now serving with the Colours.
LEFT WiFE TEN MONTHS AGO. I George Davies, a mason, was summoned at the Swansea Police Court on Monday by his wife for desertion. She said lie deserted her ten months ago, and had not given her anything towards the maintenance of her three children under 16 years of age, P:;vies told the magistrates that his wife would not allow him to return, and h had been forced to go to the vrork- house. Defendant was ordered to pay 20s. per week for tho maintenance of his wife
I isKEWEN MA N'S WOUNDS. I Pte. Thos. Henry ?arrow, son of Mr. md Mrs. W. Bar- •ow, of Mooretown, ■ikewen, has seen son) e five months )f the severest !i g h t i n g at the front. He belongs io the 1st Welsh, ?ndis 22 vear6 of f-f c w a ?,,? wounded first of all at Hill 60, during,a -harge, a shrapnel fragment li i t ting him in the leg. V f te r w a r d s at Ypres, in another charge, a shrapnel bii'let cal,ric.([ off the first finger of his left hand, severely lacerating other parts of it. An extremely sad experience of his was, that his bosom friend, Pte. Llewelyn Jones, of Skewen, fell by his side mor- tally wounded. Pte, Barrow carried him to a place of safety, where he passed away. On Friday evening he earnestly appealed to all young fellows to come for- wards to fight for their country. .———————— <
Swp lisa's toll of deaths from vic- I lence last year amounted to &0. Peace || has al&o it? dangers, ￼
OANONVVATKINS JONES NEW DIGNITY FOR POPULAR SWANSEA VICAR. The Bishop of St. David's has ap- pointed the Rev. J. H. Watkins Jones, vicar of Christ Church, Swansea, to a prebendal stall in St. David's Cathedral. As a tribute to the exceptional qualifica- tions and earnest work of the vicar of Christ Church, nothing could be more pleasing to Swansea Church folk. Mr. Jones's many spheres of activit,y-besideG [Photo by A. & G. Taylor, Swansea, j the important and onerous one of organ- isafion and extension in his own parish— such as his work as chaplain of Swansea Gaol and his valuable aid to the military as chaplain of the 6th Welsh, and his stout championship of the Church gener- ally. have marked him as one of those motive powers in Welsh Church li 'e which have saved that Church at critical! junctures in her recem history. A Necessary Reminder. The troops stationed in Swansea at- tended Divine service at St. Mary's Parish Church on Sunday morninc. The men, accompanied b.v their ofifcers | and tie band, nearly filled the central aisle of the building. The service alto- gether was an inspiring the hymns and lessons being particularly appro priate to the occasion. Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas read the lessons, and the sermon was preacned hy the chaplain, tP" Rev. Canon J. H. Watkins Jones, who took for his text He endured, as seeing Hiili who is invisible" (Hebrews xi, r~). Addressing ins remarks especially to tl,i- men. Canon Watkins JaDe. re- mix, ded them of the words of Captain Haggard, when he svid, "Stick it, the Welsh." The Welsh people needed that little reminder. Welshmen woi-e some- cimes im-xViUors and started a job with a rush (lld th-en after a while their great anxiety and enthusiasm began toj wane, and they required some little message like that—" Stick it. Welsh: go oil; don't give up." It was just what thev needed when they were getting a little weary in th-, middle of this great war. He reminded them how Moses endured, as seeing tfim who is invisible. The urize of vie tor v everywhere was for sticking at it. That ration was going to win that could en- dure hardness and he believed the prize oi Nicto'y would be to the British nation. There were two ideas of life, the. :"tive life and the contemplative life. Speaking of the latter, the Treacher said they were not going to see I Angels at Mons; they would see some- thing bette" than that—he referred to the invisible God. His message to them that morning was "Figlit the good fight of faith, endure, and don't turn back." They needed the blending to- gether of the active and contemplative life, to realise the power they would have through Jesus Christ and the vision of th) eternal invisible God. That was what would enable them to fight, and. if need be, would enable them to die.
IN THE RING. I Soldier's Round in the Big Fiht. I (Passed by Censor.) In the course of a cheerful and humor- ous letter received this week by Mr. Larry Warner, manager of the Globe Theatre, Clydach, from Private W. J. Phipps, a Swansea boy on active servic. with the Black Watch cn the Western front writes: I may tell you that we have had a good time since we caiue over here, and a warm time too. We are now having a few days rest ai'ter having been eleven days in the bring line. and 1 may tell you that we d?erve it. I have entered .he ring for the biggest fijht I have e\c? ha? iu! my life, and I am ery pleased to teE you that I have got tnrough the firt rc.:¡d: all right, gaining the points for defence. Of course, we did no attaciiiig-we left that to the Huns, but I can tell you he kept well in his corner. Bot while, our artillery and theirs were a,icing a few rounds, Kaiser Bill nearly s< .,red one on me, for he 6ent one of those Yankee hooks which landed within twenty yards of our trench and sent up a volume of earth which came over me like rain. I thought for the moment that I was in ray corner and that Dai Dolling tvas giving me a douche. But I got over that all right. Later on another straight-left came and landed overhead, b'lt no points were scored, as I covered up well. The remainder of the round was pretty even—Bill smashed a few houses in our corner, and we smashed a few trenches in his corner. We are now waiting to enter lor the second round, which will be in a few days time. We ar<jj keeping fit, and are confident of victory, so Kaiser Bill will come down from a first-rate fighter to one of a lower class.
I FATAL CRUISE. I SEVENTEEN LIVF-S LOST IN A COLLISION. A petty officer and sixteen boys of the training ship Cornwall were drowned through aie collision of their cutter wnh a Government rug off the pier at Purfiec't on Monday. About 10 a.m. the Alert, a 30ft. sailing cutter acting as the tender of the Corn- wall, put off from the ship with twenty- six boys for instruction in rowing and sailing. All said t,hetv could swim. Petty Officer W. Lane was in charge. The acci- dent happened after the boys bad been out about an hour and a half and were i returning to the Cornwall. The cutter had her two sails up (ac- cording to the survivors), and was pro- ce&ding merrily when a look-out boy re- ported a tug about 100 yards ahead. A gust of wind sprang up and Mr. Lane let go the sheets and gybed (turned) his ves- sel to bring it to a The tug, however, struck the port side of the boat. The boys were sitting in the bottom except two look-outs and four who were 1 fending the. sheets. With the collision the mast and sails came down nd some of the uoys were apparently entanglerl in the sails. Mr. Tane seems to have been struck by the mast and entangled by the ropes, for the buys say that when he was last seen he was standing in the boat with his hands up apparently unable to free him- self. A boy flamed Potter, aged fifteen, who was beside him, stood waiting for orders, and just before the boat sank was told to dive. He was saved." The cutter disappeared in little more than a minute. It was evidently struck with great force. Oars afterwards found floating were badly smashed, and the only part of the boat that was picked tip was a small piece of the gunwale. The look-out boy in the Cornwall, Harold Miller, said that a sudden gust of winu seemed to catch the cutter and turn her round. The tug, drawing a lighter, crashed into her amidships. lie ran down t,o i ve -%varn i n, ard to give warning, and by the time that he returned to his post the cutter had gone. Boats put off from the Cornwall, the pier, and tugs in the neighbourhood, but only ten boys were rescued. Several sur- vivors were drawn under the lighter fol- lowing the tug. Petty Officer Lane leaves a widow and four children, who live at Plymouth. He had a wide experience of sailing boats. He was aged a bout 45. His last words before ) be left the Cornwall were, "Can all the I boys in this cutter swim? H
FUNERAL OF MRS. MORT. LLAN- I GYFELACH. One of the most respected of the Liangyfolach residents has passed awa*y,' in t.he person of Mrs. Mort, Unue/iiill. The funeral, which was a representa- tive one, took place on Monday aftei- roon at Llangyfelach chuichyard. Th e Rev. I). Williams, Vicar of Llangyfelach, conducted a short servico at the house. The service at the church was taken hy th? Rev. Canon D. Watcyn MOrgall\ Vicar of LlaneHy. and the Rev. Griíhth Jones, Vicar of Cayo. The last sad rites were p,,rf,. iikal at the grave by the Rev. E. A. Davie-1, Vicar of Llandvssilio (son-in-law) and the Vicar of Llangy- felach. The chief mourners were;—Mr. Mort (husband), Mr. T. L. Mort, agent Fern- hill Collieries (son), Mr. W. Glasbrook ￼ i r. W. (ilasbi-ook (brother), the Rev. E. A. Davies (son-in- law), Mr. John (fhomas (coTi-in-law), Messrs. D. Mort, J. M. Morgan. D. Richards, Mathew Thomas, Isaac Tfiomas, M. Glasbrook, W. G. Johns, and T. Glasbrook (nephews). The whole of the funeral arrangements were in the hands of Messrs. Walters and Johns (Morris4on>, The coffin was of plam oak, with silver fittings.
PONTARDULAIS MAN WOUNDED. I Private Matthew [ Henry Gritfi ths, Mil W ish (Pion- cers) ,jond 60n of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Griffiths, Rhan- I dirias, Pontardu- I i lais, who has been wounded in the Dardanelles, and is now lying at the General Hospital, Alexandria.
DEATH OF A GORSEINON MILL I SUPERINTENDENT. A lie death took place at his residence, Angorfa, Alexandra-road, Gorseinon, oi Jir. Thomas Harris (late of Mansciton), bar mill superintendent, Grovosend Steel Works, took place. Mr. Harris was taken ill on Saturday evening with paralysis. Before coming to Grovesend Mr. Harris liad been in the seivice of the Cwmbwrla Steel Works Company for over H2 years. He was a deacon at Siloam, Pentre Estyll, and a Sunday School teacher, one of his former pupils' boi ig the Rev. J. Verncn Lewis, now of Liverpool. Mr. Harris was a Rechabite, and a well-known member of the Steel Smelters' Union. He was 68 years of age. The funeral took place on Monday at Mynyddbach. Deceased leaves a widow, I one daughter, and five sons.
GAVE HIS LIFE FOR DUTY. I U Poor Gwyn was hit whilst carrying a I wounded man to safety," writes a soldier I serving in the Dardanelles with reference j I to the death of Pte. Gwyn Thomas, o. the Royal Arm, [ Medical Corps. Tin sad news was re ceived on Saturday last of the brav* young fellow's eno and much .ympaih; is felt with hi parents, who keej the Post Office a. the little villa gG O St. Clears. Privati Thomas was prior t< the outbreak of wa employed at the out fitter's establishmen of M essrs. Hodge and Sons at Swan- vsea as an assistant. lie was well known throughout the town, especially among local Welshmen, and was a member of the Bethesda Welsh Baptist Chapel. Only 24 years of age, he joined the Army in November of last year, and left for the Dardanelles some time ago. He was en- gaged to be married to a young lady who is employed in a Swansea drapery estab- lishment. No official confirmation of his death has been received from the War Office ]
REGISTRATION WORK. I Fourteen out of twenty-seven element- ary schools in Swansea wilt close during i this week, though the summer holidays are oier. About ;)110 teachers are busily employed, at dic Hall and at the Municipal Secondaiy School, in tabulating the results ot the recent public xegistra- tion. Practically every room in the Town Hall and the Secondary School is being utilised. '1 he list of the schools that are closed on this account appeared in tjio Leader on Friday. An important stage in the compilation of the National Pegister will be reached next week, when Somerset Hou&e will re- ceive from the ,H(iO lo(-.al authorities re- sponsible for the taking of the register a I lull summary of facts and figures taken from the forms. I These returns will show: t 1. The total number of people between! 15 and 65 registered in each district, with I the number of married and unmarried, also the number engaged in eacn of vari- ous occupations with the number in each occupation who are married and unmar- i-Led. 2. A classification of males and females under groups of ages and occupations, showing the number of married and un- married in each group. Age groups «of males will be 15 and under 19. 19 and under 25, 25 and under 30, 30 and under 35, 35 and under 41, 41 and under 45, 15 -.nd under 50, 50 and under 65. All of the teachers who were engaged n collecting registration forms 3rr n?ain -?Irms iri2 of being employed thi week. As 80me of I th?c a:- from -?k that will be open, t"l,e.s( ?, from ?z, ? 2 that will be o l )-n, ochei '?.?chers fj ';r the closed schools, and who were not employt; i registration work, will be sent to fill ueir places for this week only.
ANTHRACITE MINERS' SNSTRUC-j TION TO DELEGATES. A meeting of the Anthracite miners was I held a.t the Elysium, Swansea, on Satur- I day afternoon. Air. Wm. Walters, check- weigher, Abercrave, presiding. Mr. J. D. Morgan (agent) and Mr. John James (sub- agent) were present at the meeting. A deputation representing the Swansea Hos- pital Board waited upon the meeting, and pointed out to the delegates the de- ficiency in the finances 01 the hospital accounts. A resolution that the miners in the col- lieries in the district be recommended to subscribe Id. er man per week was passed. Witn regard to the bonus turn a reso- lution was parsed regretting that Mr. Runciman in li award had excluded the enginemen, stokers, and other classes of workmen from part-icipating in the benefits I accruing under the bonus turn clause. It was recommended that at the forth- coming conference in Cardiff all the dele- gates should vote against signing the agreement until the original position has been restored by the Government.
A good story is told in "Londo- Opinion about a A-Felsh parlourmaid who put six white blouses in the wash in one week. lvhy, Jane," said her mistress, I I H six white blouses arc too mdlrv. My own daughter never thinks of wearing six white blouses in one week." May he she don't, ma'am," saia the maid, with dignity; "and may be she aiu't engaged j l to a ooiti-miner, neither."
I A CALL TO SWANSEA. At the close of Sujiday night's service at Henrietta-street. Welsh Congregational j Chapel, Swansea, consideration was given to the appointment ii the vacant pastorate caused by the death of the Rev. William c.tu,,e,l by the (leath c,? the l?ev. Wi., l i a in It was unanimously decided to extend a call to th BeL D. Eurof Walters, M.A., B.D.. of Swansea, tcuo was until a year ago the -South Wale^ representative of the British and Foreign Bible Society. The rev. gentleman^ decision is expected to be made known by Sunday next. The R(W. 1). Eurof Wallers is one of the best known of Wehb pulpit, orators, a n,, he has had a distinguished career. His first pastorate was at Llandovery, and subsequently he uanistered at Market- I square Congregational Chapel, Merthyr, resigning that; pastorate to take up duties with the Bible Society. The rev. gentle- man had intended -proceeding to the con- tinent to further pnrsue his studies, but the precipitated outbreak of war made it impossible for him to carry out his project
WELSH MINERS AT THE FRONT. -i A fine tribute to the iWelsh miner in l'landers is paid in a letter received from Sapper Wm. Fisher, of the R.A., ia France. "The Welsh miner," he writes, is "rell in evidence here. The Monmouth Engineers, composed mainly 0: miners, are near UoS, and are doing good work. Great- Britain is fortunate in being away foom the mainland of Europe. It oains ono to note the havoc done in this country. This is an in- dustrial country and the work of ages lies wrecked around us—picturesque vil- lages devastated, gardens with great shell holes, churches minus steeples, public, institutions becoming just heaps1 of debris, railway stations becoming 6() much twisted iron. We are'continually erecting bridges. After this war this fair country will not be recognisable."
DISTRESSING CWMLLYNFELL STORY. A distressing story was told at the in- quiry held by the Deputy County Coroner (Mi-. C. J. C. Wilson) at Cwmllynfell into the eireunjc-tances attending the death of • Wm, Cecil Jones (13), Oehyrwaun, Cwin- llyrdel]. Daniel Jones, collier, gave evidence of identification. Samuel Williams said be, with deceased and another lad, went to the r-ollierv tip to pick coal. Deceased climbed over a fence and &at on a post of the winding i,slicaf that was near. T"e ?beat began t<? ) mo?c, a?d dec-?a?ed waUMd from spoke to |poke. Suddenly hv missed the next spoke, and his leg caught between two of them. Ilk gripped the r.iilings and tried to pull I himself out. # The wheel gained a little speed, and lie was forced to let go. and tha wheel turned him round and round. Wil- han.i? ?nd Cau;iel knocked on the wire, and then ran and told Wm. Davies, the I maii in charge. By the time ey got to Davits, however, the sheaf had stopped. The sheaf Wcis not boxed in, ..ud was a loot from the ground. Dr. Ciiaries Ne\ o:», M.B., said the body was terribly mutilated and practically dismembered. Death must have been. I instantaneous. | Mr. t-aiauei. manager at the colliery said that the children had been warned ncmcrous- times about tre?pa?sin?, but Iw warnings were disregarded. A verdict of Death due to injuries accidentally recched Irom being caught in a winding sheat at the Gvaun Waun Colliery (n tho 26th inst. was r- t', rned. The jury added a rider to the effect that the Colliery Company be recom- mt nè,d to enclose the t-hcai from the top, and further to tak-c measures to pre- vent anyoue getting at it.
[ EISTEDDFOD AT LLANGYFELACH. A successful eisteddfod was held at Salem, Llangyfelach. on Saturday. There was a. I large attendance, and some good aingius ■was heard. Mr. D. W. John '.Glyncoch) pre- sided, and the adjudicators were:—Music, llSr. T. Ivor Owens, L.R.A.M., A.T.C.L.. bwan sea: literature, "Treforfab," lAorriston, who also officiated as conductor. The awards were:— Kolo ior children (not over 10): 1, Ethel ) Maud Frauds, Llansamlet; 2, Selina Cook. Morriston. Recitation for children mot orer ISj 1. Ethc' Maud Francis; 2, EJith Bibbs, Pc.r.Virdawo. Alto Fc)lo (for competitors øot ever 161: 1, Luther Jenkins. Clydach; 2, David Thomas Jones, Ynvatawe. Pianoforte solo (for com- petitors not over 14): 1, Llsie Thomas. Man- selton; 2. Stanley Thomas, Oraigcefnparc. Solo for novices (any voice): Miss Annie ) Maebl Morgans. Y nysHwe. Soprano scio: Miss Hannah Williams, Ynystawe. Poetry: Mr. Francis. Gorseinon. Tenor solo: Mr. Tanner. Swansea. Recitation (open): Mr. J. L. Thomas. Clydach. Baritone sclo: Divided between Messrs. John W. Jones .-and John Kees. both of Clydach. Poem, Ethio- pia." Proper name not disclosed. Hymn tune composition: 1, Mr H. Alexander, Craigcefnparc; 2, Mr. W. J. James. Craig- cefnjjarc. Champion solo competition: Divided between Hannah Williams, Ynystawe. Tind Mr. George. Bennett, Gorse- inon. Mixed choir competition, "Blodeuyn bach rwyf fi mewn rardd": Hebron Branch Choir, Ynystawe (condu.-tcd by Mr. Gwilv:n Grove, .Male voioe rrepetition, "Comrades in Arms 1, Ffi^cstfach Male Voice Choir; 1, Ycysta-.ve Male Voice Choir. I
FARRIERY AT GOWERTON. The first annual horseshoe making compe. tit ion. under the Huspices of the Govrerton and District Farriery Society, was held at Gowcnon on Saturday, and proved a. hnr!ii success-. SI competitors turning: out for tht t wo classes. The officials included ^Presi- dent, Mr. F. F. Mason. Fail-wood Lodge, Kill.iy; vice-president, Mr. J. W. James, The Grove. Three Crosses; chairman. Ml. Evan Evans; hon. secretary, Mr. A. E. Walking stewards, Messrs. Thos. Morgan, W. 1. Thomas. Evan Evans, V. ii. Morgan, Results:— Class "A" (Open).—Pair of cart horse Hhceg: 1, Wm. Price, A.F.O.L., Penybont; 2 ?aiid 3, divided between Jobn DaviM.. Car- marthen, and Philip Williams, Atrmanforcii 4, C. F. Messenger, A.F.C.L., Dianhilieth. Class ".B" (Open).—Pair of roadster .ÏJúe; 11. John Davies. Carmarthen; 2, Win. Mor 1 gan, LIanarthat-y; 3. Daniel Thomats, Car- marthen 4, Philip Williams. Animanforu. The following candidates passed th* examination for registered shoeing eoliths, Messrs. A. E. Watkins, Cambrian Forge Gowerton; A. I. Thomas. Loughor; W. G Waters. Parkmill: J. Davies, Carmarthen; If. Dewis, Carmarthen; W. J. Jones, Swan sea; Da-* id Jones, PencaUer, Henry liewis Gwenogle.
SWANSEA SANDS TRAGEDY. The Swansea Deputy Borough Coronei (Mr. Glyn Morris) held aT, Monday, at the Swansea Police Buildings on the body of David Williams, who die4 under tragic ci renin stances on the Swaa 6ea Sands on Friday alternoon. Alfred Harvey, 39, Tontine-street, < dock labourer, said he s,.w deceit&ed neiii the Fever Hospital on Friday afternoon, and he was then in a bad condition. Wit; ness attended to him and also got him < drink of water. A nurse arrive d fro 11 the hospital, but deceased had rolled ovei and was already dead. Dr. Thomas John sti;i he had treatef deceased on Friday morning last, he thei had an ailment of the chest. He next saM his body at the mortuary, where he laiei held a post mortem examination. Death was due to syncope due to gastritis. Dr. Trevor Evan also gave evidence. The jury returned a verdict of deati due to syncope, and complimented Alfred Harvey on the prompt aid he rendered.
Twenty probationer nurses are neede* for Mumbles Red Cross work. Fishing by rod a.1 line is steadily in creasing in popularity around the Gowe bays, and many good baskets are secured