seNT FOR TRIAL. I MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE AGAINST I PONTARDAWE MA:N. I Considerable interest was taken at IP,ontardawe Police Court on Friday in a tase in which Thomas Thomas (33), a mason, of Ynysmeudw, was charged with the manslaughter of his brother, David niomas, on August 30th. Annie Thomas, daughter of deceased, Repeated the evidence she gave at the in- quest. In answer to Mr. Trevor Hunter, who lefended, she said she did not think her father was injured very badly when he tame home with his head bandaged. Mrs. Annie Creall said deceased came to her house under the influence of drink, and remained a few minutes and then went away. About 20 minutes later he returned with a wound on the top of his head. By Mr. Hunter: Deceased was a big man, and he was somewhat excited when he called at her house. Evidence of Arrest. Sergt. Wood, Pontardawe, gave evi- dence of arresting defendant. When charged, defendant said He came up here and made a row. He was going to strike my wife, and I hit kior en the head with a poker in self-defence." When charged later, he said he would stick to the same as he said on the previous night. Dr. W. O. Evans described the wounds on the head, which were two inches long, And went through the skull. Witness had been called in after a fall downstairs. H-,3 attributed death to a fracture of the skull. He did not think the fracture was caused by the poker. The fall down- stairs was much more consistent with tho fracture than the blow on the bead with the poker. Deceased had a thin skull, so that if it had been a serious blow with the poker he would have be- come unconscious at once. For the defence, Mr. Hunter contended that there was not a shred of evidence against defendant. After a retirement the chairman (Mr. G, H. Sfrick) said the Bench had decided b commit defendant for trial at the next Assizes. Bail was allowed.
LOCAL ART TREASURES. A sale which has aroused great loesi interest is that which is proceeding at Llanfair Grange, Llandovery. It is con- ducte(i by Messis. William and Walter James, Swansea, Llandilo, and Llira- dovery. On Thursday K75 was obtained fo- the oil painting, Lake Scene," by Wilson. \nother notable painting was the Fruit Piece," by De Heem, which was sold for £ 50. A pair of medallion pictures in distemper. Sir Sydney Smith," and Admiral Pringle," by Sir Joshua Reynolds, presented to the late Mr Benjamin Evans by Mr. Francis. Swansea, realised £ 57 10s.. the buyer being Mr. Manon. Kensington. London.. The following pictures were also dis- posed olEngraving in mezzotint. The Three Lady? Waldegrave" (Sydney E. Wilson). £ 13; small medallion water colour, Old r-ady" (supposed to be by Ldy). 55; engraving in mezzotint, "Lady Taylor" (Sydney E. Wilson), £ 8; oil painting. Scotch river scene, S12 10s.; water colour painting, £ 27; two volumes of rare Bartolozzi prints..£21; one volume of Hogarth prints, £ 20; engraving in mezzotint. Lady Hamilton (S. E. Wilson), CH 10s.; engraving in mezzotint, "Master Hare" (S. E. Wilson). £8; n- graving in mezzotint, "Lady heffield" (S. E. Wilson), £ 7 10?.: engraving in mezzotint, Miranda." 10 guineas. Much interest was taken in the china collection, and competition was keen. A a china plaque, n reputed Billings- ley, was bought by Mr. Fletcher for tS 1?., and a marqueterie work china cabi- net w? sold for ?U 10s. to Mr. Lewis, Ervn Gwyn Hall. Gorseinon. Mr. John- -011, Swansea, secured an oval way edged Swansea dish for t6 2-z. 6d., and gave .£1 j' for a Swansea ware dish. A Louis XIV. china cabinet was sold for M<) to Mrs. Powell James, Builth. A Sheraton desk and bookcase fetched t55, I the buyer being Mr H. C. Darling. Xeath. An antique oak Tudor cupboard was bought for StO by Mr. Hoare, Swansea, I, and Mr. Fletcher gave an oak Tudor coffer.
WELSH PREACHER'S PREDICTION, j WELSH PREACH PREDICTION. In a letter to the "Daily News," Mr. W Llewelyn Williams, M.P., refers to the prediction made in 1856 by the Rev. Hejirv Rees, of Liverpool, one of Wales moet iarnoos pulpit orators. and which is narrated in Henry Rees's Biography by the Rev. Owen Thomas. Speaking of a grandson who had just been born to bun, Henry Ke?s said:— If the little one is allowed to linv as long as I have lived, he will see very stiango things, and things, it is very probable, arrible as well. I shudder t;) think of the things that must happen 011 earth. You may 00 pure that these god- less old kingdoms of Europe will have to suffer, because of the oppressions that have been rife in them, and the innocent blood which they have shed; and I am not without tVar lest Britain also will have to suffer from the plagues that will descend upon them. And it is nearing Un time to listen to the cry of the souls under the altar which call out for ven- geance. And her- is this little one come into the world at such a terrible time." Dr. Owen Thomas reminded him of one of his (Rees's) sermons in which he had predicted the triumph ff right. Henry Rees reiterated his belief that the erd of it would be the greatest blessedness to the earth, but went on to say But I feel certain that awful thing? will happen before then; and I see myself in this little one as it were reaching out personally into the midst of anxieties and sorrows which affright me when I think of them." That grandson is Mr. J. R. Davies. J.P., of Cerio. a well-known Welsh Noncon- formist layman. On August 10th last Captain Arthur Davies, a great-grandson of Henry Rees, was returned as missing after the fierce fighting near Sulva Bay.
HAID TO BE GUILTY. At Swansea Police Court on Saturday. John Sullivan, labourer, was charged with stealing money from Mrs. Sophia Price, at Pontlliw, on September 8th. Prosecutrix said, she lived with her hus- band in a van. She was with her husband on the road to Pontlliw, and was about to give him some money, when defendant snatched the money out of her hand—a 3d. bit and 9d. in coppers—which he re- fused to give back. When charged. defendant said I say she is wrong. She gave 3d.. and I went to a public-house and was refused, and I came out and gave her 3d. back." I have to plead guilty." he now told the magistrates, but pleaded that he had never been in a police court before. But an officer read an account of how he had been previously convicted, and de- fendant was sent to prison for 14 days.
MR. LLOYD GEORGE ON COMPULSION. I. I learn on indisputable authority (says iTie Lobby correspondent of the Daily Chronicle") that Mr. Lloyd George is of opinion that our utmost exertions will not be attained without resort to com- pulsory national service." using that term in its wide rather than in its narrow significance. It is not alone, perhaps not even chiefly. for military reasons +h»t he believes national service to be necessary. The r*M=ons fgf it 00, ift bis Ûf.'i¡Ü v.
—i i.. GARNANT MEN WOUNDED. I Mr. John Jere- Juiah. Garnant, has received news that his son Gorner has been wounded at a i ecent engagement in the Dardanelles, a bullet having passed through his leg, under the knee. He is now lying in; hospital in Malta, Mr. Jeremiah, who: enlisted a twelve- month ago, belongs to the 8th Battalion of the Royal Welsh F usiliersu Mr. and Mrs. W. Griffiths, Moelwyn- tt-rrace. Garnant, have been recently notified that thei; son Bertie has bee-t wounded in a recent engagement at the Dardanelles. He is lying in hospital at Malta. He belongs to the 4th Welsh Mr. and Mrs. Peter Davies, Cor- onation-road, Gar- nant, have received f news that their son f Freddy has been wounded in a recent engagement at the Dardanelles, and is now lying in hos- pital. He also be- longs to the 4th Welsh. NOT LONG AT THE FRONT. I Pte. Fred. Davies, of Seaside, Llan- elly, who belonged to the 4th Welsh, was wounded in the, Dardanelles. Atter arriving at his des- tination he wrote a letter to his sister, and before dis- patching it was shot in the right, arm. YSTRADGYNLAIS HERO. I Having lost his right arm from below the elbow, and with his left leg rendered use- less, Private John Sheldon, of the 4th South Wales Borderers, whose home is at Glanley- j street, Ystradgyn- lais, is in a Cardiff I hospital. In a let- ter he states that a bullet went through his thigh. He hopes to regain the use of his leg in time. NEATH MAN FALLS. I Pte. Frank Rjch- ards, of the South Wales Borderers, who lived at Xeath, has fallen in Galli- poli. Deceased's two brothers have been in France since the ljegi li- ning of the war with the Eoyal Welsl/Fueiliers. I "MISSING." I OtBcitI iiitimation has been received from I the War Office that Sergeant Evan David Long, of the bth Wiltshire Battalion, has been posted aa I" missing" at the Dardanelles. Sergt. Long has had a rather .adventurous career. When quite a boy he entered the Army from Swansea, and served the full period with the strength and' on re- serve. Later, on his return to Swansea. he became actively interested in the Hafod Company of the old n 3rd Glamor- gan voiumeers, wnere no ww very popular. At the outbreak of the South African War Sergt. Lcnp was in Doncaster, and he was among the first to answer the call for yolun. teers. The people of Doncaster showed their apprecia,tion of his act by presenting him with the freedom of the borough. At the outbreak of the present war. Sergt. Long was holding a good post under the tramways of the London County Council. He was ove-, the age when the call wa's first sounded for recruits, but the age limit for non-coms, bad scarcely been raised when he rejoined his old regiment, the Wiltshires. WOUNDED SWANSEA MAN. I Pte. Wm. Walsli, who, as reported in the "Herald," was wounded last month in the Dardanelles. His parents reside at No. 53, Scybor- fach-street, Swan- sea. AMMANFORD MAN WOUNDED. I I Pte. Stanley i. uwen, wno resiaeu tor I several years at Ammanford with his I uncle, Mr. John Fowler, now lies !n Alexandria Hospi- tal suffering from wounds he received on August 2ith at the Dardanelles while serving with the Fifth Infantry Bngade of the Aus- tralian contingent. He emigrated in June of last year, and enlisted in the Imperial Forces at the beginning of the present year, and had seen close on two months' ser- vice in Gallipoli. While in Amman- ford he worked at the Ammanford Colliery, and was well-known in the town. Previously he was engaged at the Daily Leader printing works, and was subsequently employed at the Mond Nickel Works, Clydach. A PENCLAWDD FOOTPALLER, I Corporal Richard Southern, who for a few years prior to the war worked at Penclawdd, has been killed in France. At the outbreak of war he enlisted in the King's Royal Rifles. He was a regular player in the local Soccer team, and was last employed at the Berthlwyd Colliery. AMMANFORD MAN KILLED. I Private .Tom Hughes, of the 8th Welsh I Fu-=iHers. whose home iq at: Ppn?bank.t Amti'?n.ntd. has be? killed ?n action a?i tlw Dii?E?41ox r ￼ 1 t
ECONOMISING COAL IN THE WEST COUNTRY. I Coal expenditure has to be cut down. Many households are adopting a well- known practice of the West country. You take one part of small coal mixed, with two parts of clay for preference, but mould will do. Then sprinkle with com- mon salt which has been damped, and make into balls. It is known as Culm, and makes a good fire, giving out extreme heat. The picture shows how the moist mixture is made into balls. [Photo: Newspaper Illustrations.]
I SWANSEA OFFICER'S DEATH. Lieutenant Kenneth Colquhoun, of Woodbury Villa, Windsor Terrace, Swansea, whose death is announced. A very promising career was thus early cut short. KILLED 6th WELSH PRIVATE. Pte If red Edwards, 6th Welsh, whose death in action has been unofficially re- ported to his parents at Rodney Street, Swansea. Sergt. E. Davies, of his platoon, gives the news in a letter dated Sept. 7th. AMMANFORD MAN'S WOUNDS. Private Garfield Evans, of the 8th Welsh Fusiliers, whose home is at Field-street, Am- manford has written' to his parents to say that he is in hospital at Alexandria suffer- ing from bad shrapnel wounds. CWMGORSE R.A.M.C. MAN WOUNDED. Pte. Tom Evans, of the 1/3rd Welsh, R.A.M.C., has been severely wounded in the Dardanelles. Previous to enlist- ing he worked at G w a u ncaegurwen Colliery, and re- sided at 28, Church- street, Cwmgorse. He is 21 years of age. I LIEUT. R. A. JONES. Lieut. R. A. Jones, I.O.M., who is no'.v serving his country in the Army Ord- nance Department, is a familiar figure to Svansei people. Whfii in hnsines.shere, R.A." was ha iMcllow-well-met with a very large circle, v, ho will wish him suc- I cess in his responsible duties, i I "MISSING." I Private Robert Roberts, of the South Wales Bor- derers, who, since August 19th. has been reported H missing" from the Dardanelles. His home is in Glamorgan-terrace, Swansea. ONE OF,THE PIONEERS. I., Pte. idris Jones 8th Welsh Pioneers bas been seriousl: wounded at tho Dardanelles. Jle is the son of Mr. T. (C;\ mra) Jone. 259.1 New-road SkeweD, i At present Private Jones is in hospital at Oxford. 'FERRY MAN WOUNDED. Lance-corpl. Jack Colwell, of the Somerset Light In- fantry, second son of Mr.' H. S. Col-! well, Court Sart, Britonfvry, who has seen a deal of fi-liting, in Flan- ders, has been wounded by shrap- nel. and is row in the London County Wa Ilospitat t E ;> so.il. H l yeulI r bro' her. Rifleman W. n. Colwell, is at the Front somewhere ir. Franc.).
IN COMMAND OF 2 6th WELSH- j it "7 im -TTTTtTTl ""j.r. .ILl) Ml IMI M > Mil \>r 1. 1 -hr.tr r,t i I (Photo by Chapman). MMt?a?t-?on? T?oma? !n eomman?ofZ/?th Battat!on tyelsh Regiment, AN UNHAPPY ANNIVERSARY. Sergt. Albert E. Lane, of the 5th Dor- sets, whose home is at 61, Midla.nd-ter- race, St. i homas, Swansea, had an un- happy experience in Gallipoli. Piece of a shell, which burst near him, penetrated his neck—entering by the right side and coming out on the left. Another fragment of the shell caught him. in the face, inflicting nasty wounds on the fore- head, nose and mouth. They are, fortunately, healing up splendidly. Sergt. Lane, bv a coinci- dence, wa-s wounded on the anniversary of his enlisting. Prior to the war he was employed at the Gloucester Wagon Works. A MORRISTON CASUALTY. News has been received by Mr. Wm. Porter, Wood- field-street, Morris- t o n. that h i s brother-in-law, Ptp. Thomas Pugli Thomas, I-tlt Batt. South Wales Bor- derers. has been wounded in the Dardanelles, receiv- ing a bullet wound in the thigh. He is now in a London hospital. Pte. Thomas joined the colours in August last year, previous to which he reside l with his brother at Woodfield-, trect. BRYNAMMAN WOUNDED SOLDIER.) Private Wm. Watkyn Davies, who was; wounded while in action at Festubert, having gone through hot engagements at La Bassee, Giv- enchy, and Neuve Chapelle, has been discharged, being rendered unfit for further service owing to a seri- ously wounded hand. A concert will be given him on Sept. 23rd. and the Ammanford Male Choir has been engaged for the purpose. Lieut. General Sir James H i I I s J o h ne s, G.C.B., V.C., has kindiv consented to Ii preside. LLANELLY SOCCER CLUB MAN KILLED. Official news of the death of Corpl. Jack Rattenburg, 4, Mariner's-court, Llanellv, has been received. He was serving with the Royal Engineers at the Dardanelles. He was a married man, and was formerly employed at the Llanelly S tee 1 Works, and took an interest in local Association foot- ball, being on the Soccer club com- mittee. TREBOETH BOY WOUNDED. Private Walter Evans, R.A.M.C., ton of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Evans (or the firm of T Evans and Co., lii o n u m e n t a 1 mason s), Roge-. street, Treboeth. He is suffering from sh rapnel wounds received on the 22nd August in the Dardanelles. He is now lying in Uni versity Hospital, London, and is pro- gressing favourably. LLANELLY BROTHERS IN LISTS. News has reached Mr. Thomas Stroud, 6, 'rhomas.street) Llanelly. that his son, Private William John Stroud. of the 4tli Welsh Regiment, has been killed in action in the Dardanelles. He was only 20 years of age, and prior to the outbreak of war was employed by the Old Castle Tinplate W okrs. The family have also received news that Private W. John Stroiid's brother, Sapper T. Stroud, of the Royal Engineers, has been wounded in the Dardanelles. It will be remembered that while the latter's regiment were at Bedford he saved a girl from drowning. Their father, Mr. Thos. Stroud, served throughout the Boer War, taking part in the relief of Ladysmith. Sapper T. Stroud. Pte. W. J. Stroud. FORMER FUEL WORKER'S DEATH. I The news of the death in action of Private Joseph O'Brien, 1st Welsh, was, as already re- iported in the I" Herald of Wales," received by his mother, who resides at 42, Bag- lan-street, P o r t Tennant, Swansea, He formerly worked in a local fuel works. His father is serving with the Swansea Battalion. LLANDOVERY BOY IN HOSPITAL. I Private W. Rhys Thomas, 1/4th Welsh, of Llan- dovery, has arrived at Southmeads Hos- pital, Bristol, from the Dardanelles suffering from dys- entery. He says it seems a refreshing change to be back in England, far from the sound of gvmstr: lle-argos old, friends to write to him.
I MR. REUBEN RolKNSON PROMINENT SWANSEA FRIENDLY SOCIETY WORKER DEAD. We record with deep regret the death vhich occurred somewhat suddenly cut Monday afternoon, of Mr. Reuben Robin. son, of 18, Wheatfield-terrace, Waunwei3, Swansea, one, of the best Lnown friendly society men in the district. He had been ill for many years, but he was able to continue his business pursuit—that of an insvranee agent—almost up to the very last. On Saturday lie r"18 about the town. and appeared in his usual health. In- deed, in thj evening he enjoyed a game of bowls. On Monday he became worse, and passed away during the afternooJ, the cause of death bein7 heart failure. As a friendly society man he was known through,out the country. He had been al trustee, and later, the treasurer of the Cambrian Lodge of Oddfellows. He had been right through the chairs, and hal represented his lodge at th2 annual con-I ference for about twenty years. Of Strong Principles. The late Mr. Robinson was a man of strong convictions .socially and politically. He was nourished in the old tschool of Liberalism, and to the end he remained faithful and staunch. He had been inl the forefront of political movements at Swansea, and his interest was as keen in municipal affairs. But the work nearest his heart was that connected with the friendly societies. He was a great Odd- fellow, and esteemed no service too hard for the advancement of the Order, and particularly of the lodge with which he was immediately associated, the Cambrian. He knew the history of the Order by heart, he was never happier than when engaged promoting its interests. He was known to a very large number of Swansea people, who sympathised with the suffering of his closing years, and will I remember him for his fortitude in bearing that suffering and the geniality which he maintained in spite of it. Deceased was a ncmber of the Dyfatty Bowls Club, and on Saturday afternoon, took part in a game. The same evening he visited Swansea, and was taken ill on his return home, being confined to his bed until he died on Monday afternoon. He leaves a widow, three sons (one of whom is row serving with the Oxford and Bucks L.I.), and a daughter. The funeral, which will be public, takes place on Satardav afternoon, leaving the house at 3 p.m. for Danygraig. As An Oddfellow. I A biography of the deceased will natur- ally be mostly occupied with his services to Oddfellowship. Ho joined the Cam- brian Lodge at the age of 16, and he served it in every position of honour to which his colleagues could appoint him. When Sir Alfred Mond visited the lodge in connection with an Oddfellow confer- ence lie was presented, as P.G.M., with a chain of office-the chain shown in the photograph we reproduce. His history is a history of friendly society activity in Swansea. He saw the Cambrian Lodge grow to strength, and he was well entitled to the pride he always displayed in its success. He was a member of the Swansea Liberal Executive, an active member of the Swansea Hospital Board, and in religion lie was a Baptist, being connected with Mount Zion.
I MORRISTON- SERGEANT WOUNDED. News has been received by Mrs. Reed, 6, Bowen- terrace, Morriston, that her husband, Sergt. Reed, has been wounded at the Dardanelles, and is now in hos- pital in Egypt. Sergt. Reed is a reservist, and saw service in the Boer War. He is now attached to the 8th Battalion Welsh Regt. Previous to the war he was en- gaged as a clarionet player at the Pic- turedrome, Morris- ton.
CARMARTHEN NATIONAL I INSURANCE. At a meeting of the Carmarthenshire Insurance Committee at Carmarthen on Saturday, Mr. David Evans, Manordaf, was appointed chairman for the ensuing year, and Mr. J. Harrison Evans, Car- marthen, vice-chairman. The joint report of the panel and pharmaceutical committees stated that there were 137,443 prescriptions, the work of checking which had been given to a firm of accountants at a cost of £45. When the analysis was received, the committees recommended that steps he taken to protect the drug fund from de- preciation from excessive prescribing. The report was adopted. Mr. D. Arthur Jones, manager of the National Provincial Bank, and Mr. D. Jones, manager of the London City and Midland Bank, Carmarthen, put in ap- plication for the post of treasurer to the committee in succession to the late Mr. P. J. Wheldon, manager of the National Provincial Bank, and submitted the re- spective bank's terms. By 31 votes to 10, the manager of the London City and Midland Bank was appointed.
30,000 FEWER MINERS. According to the report of Dr. Atkin- son, H.M. Inspector of Mine,s for the South Wales Division, the total number of persons employed at the end of Dec- ember, 1911, was 203,990, a reduction of 30,127 which, the inspector says, probably indicates, approximately the miners who had joined the colours before the end of the year. The total output of minerals was. 54 millions tons, as compared with 57,000,000 tons in the previous year. The total number of accidents during the year was 1,554, which, in 368 cases, involved a total death-roll of 377. The total number of persons injured in accidents was 1,260. Dr. Atkinson reports the increasing and sue- cessful use of stone dust for rendering j coal dust non-inammable.
LLANDILO MAN'S WOUNDS. I Pte. John Morgan, l/4th Welsh, of Llandilo, has written home to say that he has LVO.4 wounded i-A the fopfc < » .(
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WHY SWANSEA RAILIAYMEN ARE AGITATING. A special correspondent of the "Times" in explaining the causes of the presenfc. railway unrest, points out that the ex. ample of the South Wales miners was certain to be followed elsewhere, but that the lailwaymen appear to have genuine grievances and special claims to public sympathy. Mr. J. H. Thomas, M.P., speaking in London yesterday, advised railwaymen to realise the grave respon- sibility resting on them, and to trust their leaders. The correspondent, in the course of his article says: Feeling is particularly strong in South. Wales and in the Liverpool district. Several resolutions have been passed in South Wales, and notably one at Swan- eea, calling upon the executive in impera- tive terms to press their demands. The special features of this resolution, which was carried unanimously, are the peremptory demand for a reply from the executive and the extraordinary terms formulated. The first is an attempt to force the hands of the responsible heada of the union, which is also being done by a circular issued from Liverpool; with regard to the second, the terms go far be- yond the demands made from other centres. The Swansea resolution is there- fore, not representative of the whole body, but it is symptomatic of a very strong feeling, not only there, but in South Wales generally, for which there are several reasons. Ever since the upheaval of 1911 the dis- trict has been subject to fits of restless- ness and prone to sudden outbreaks of violent action. The doctrine of revolt then preached among the miners touched the railwaymen too, and on several occa- sions they have taken matters into their own hands. More recently they had fallen in with the general trade union movement, but an extreme element re- mained in being, ready to assert itself when an occasion arose. Different eir- cumstances have combined to arouse it now. There is, first, the general griev- ance of the high cost of living, which is said to be felt with exceptional severity in South Wales, and was one cause of the miners' recent action. It is due not only to the price of food, but also to rents, which have gone up. Housing is inade- quate, particularly in the mining valleys, where a good many railwaymen live, and rents are continually rising. The same complaint is made there by all classes, and I believe it to be well founded.
BURRYPORT V.T.C. INSTRUCTOR KILLED. Mr. Robert King, Pencoed-road, Burry. port. met his death on Monday at the Gwendraeth Colliery, near l'ontyates. He was going down the drift at the Gelli Colliery, which is owned by Mr. J. C. Napier, Swansea, when the trams ran wild, and King was killed on the spot and two others are reported to be in a pre- carious state. Mr. King was an old soldier, having spent many years in India. He was the instructor to the JBurrvport and District Volunteer Training Corps. He leaves a widow and four children, the younger of whom is only three months old
AMMANFORO MAN MISSING. Official intimation has been received at Fenybank, Ammanford. that St-rgeant D. Thomas, of the 4th Welsh Territorial regiment, is missing at the Dardanelles This news had already been conveyed in letters sent home by local men of thl same regiment.
The Libraries Committee of the Lank beth Borough Council will buy no mort novels till the war is over, a ad the fundj in hand are to be devoted e&ciueively tc "ueel'ul books." I