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DAMAGE Y.60 A YEAR. What Mischievous Boys Do at Margam. The Margam Council were informed on Monday that mischievous persons did damage to the extent of k60 to streot lamps Last year. A recommendation of a committee that certain children should be prosecuted for alleged offences was; confirmed, an amendment by Mr. Tal Main waring, seconded by Mr. Harry Da vies, being defeated. It was decided that the Clerk should be as ked to report on the possibility of friendly society meetings being hold in the Carnegie Library, against which: there is a proviso iu the agreement. It was pointed out that these meetings were. now often held in public houses, and fi-o- qaentiy there was wet rent." Mr. Tom Hughes, who has returned; after serving twelve months in France, Tas reinstated as Fire Brigade Captain,1 uu d welcomed by the chairman, Mr. Ed-1 ward Lowther. The medical report showed that 331j brths-H boys aad 10 girls--we-re regis-j tered last month. The death rate was 12.38 per 1,000. Aberavon Council suggest-ed t-he appoint- meat of a joint health visitor, but it was fett that there was sufficient work for one in the Margam area alone. It was de- cided to proceed with the appointment and to inform the L.G.B. and the Aber- a.van Council of the decision. The Chairman, Mr. John David, and the Clerk are to suggest a scheme for a local committee for war savings. The Surveyor was aked to report on a mortuary site and prepare designs. In connection with a Board of Trade appeal for fuel economy, it was pointed out that public lighting has heen rodu(??,d by 50 per cent. Mr. T. Mainwaring drew attention to j current rumours that allowances fu m! the Soldiers' and Sailors' Kamilies A sso- ciation- were to be disco ltinued.—Mr. Godfrey Lipscomb, the local president, FA id if any allowances had been stopped it was due to misapprehension. In connection with an appeal by the R.S.P.C.A. for a tlag day for sick and v wounded horses, it was decided to form a committee to deal with all such matter* A letter was read from Mr. Lipscomb enclosing a tracing showing building land which was available for garden purposes during the course of the war, and stating that Miss Talbot was prepared to let the land shown on the tracing at a nominal rate of 2d. per perch in areas of from 10 to 20 perches. The plots would have to ]Y2 given up before the end of the war, and in the meantime, if required, would have to be given up at short notice, hut occupiers would be reasonably compen- sated or have time to remove the produce. —The thanks of the Council were re- quested to 00 conveyed to Miss Talbot for providing these allotments at thiJ I present time.
LIFE AT CWN-IAVON. At Aberavon on Monday, Bill Lane, a former pugilist. Cwniavon, was summoned by Ann Jacobson, 37, Felly-street, Cwm- avon, for alleged assault and batterv. Complainant's 5t;)ry was that there was j a melee between neighbours, in the course, a iiie i in the ecu-i-se, oi which defendant was alleged to have: ta-ken a brush from complainant and struck her with it A medical certificate was put in. It was alleged that defendant put his foot behind 1 complainant and threw her down. Ann Williams (neighbour) corroborated. I Defendant: Are you sure you wpre there!" If so, who was holding you up? ILa-ugliter.) Defendant denied the charge and said he merely took the brush from complainant Lg she wa.s going to strike his daughter with it. Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Parry and lrs. Jones, neighbours, corroborated deien- dant's story and said that complainant was the "cau.se of the trouble.—Defendant was bound over for six months.
LORD DYNEVOR'S APPEAL, An application was made on Tuesday Afternoon to the Court of Appeal in th? ca?e of Walter Jones v. the Consolidated Anthracite Company, and Lord DYIWh)r. Mr. Clive Lawrence, counse l for the last- ?amed. stated that the plaintiff sued th? Colliery Company and Lord Dyapvor ie: diMua?es for 6u<leI\c:e, and the Colliery Company got judgment against the plain-' tIwith costs. These costs were to b., i Tf-pajd by Lord Dynevor when they had! been paid by the plaintiff to the Colliery! Company, who were Lord Dynevor's co-i defendants. From that judgment Lor1) Dynevor entered an appeal, which counsel| ..now "asked to be all-owed to withdraw. The Lord Chief Justice, in announcing the Court's decision allowing the with- drawal, said that the Colliery Company's] position would be unaffected. ur,i ff,-c t ￼ d
I THE RIGHT SPIRIT. flse miners of the Tirydail Colliery, Am- n*aJiford, have decided to koc-p open the va.(&t post of ebeckweigher until the e-i,i of the war. The reason wvioh influeno?d them in •o'opfiingr this coarse was that some or, their comrades now on foreign active Per- vice may return home incapacitated so far at3 underground work is conuwned, and that such men should therefore have first claim oc their consideration in & ekee-kweigber. la tbie finc-«piri,ted action the Tirydajl ooiliftTR at least have given the lie direct, to the charge of the lack of patriotism and of thoughtlessness for the welfam of their comrades in the trenches so often levelled Mfairtsi the miners.
I 77-YEAR-OLD DEFENDANT. At Aberavon on Monday, Ann Hill. ageo 77. a. Cwmavon milk vendor, was sum- moned for selling milk which analys showed to contain per cent, of added water. Mr. Lewis M. Thom-as dc-iended. Supt. Ben Evans deposed to the pur- chase, and produced ch certificate of analysis. Defendant and her daughter, Caroline Jamas, said the milk was supplied by Mr. Srepfeens, of Tywain Farm, from whom they had had it for 14 rears. By Supt. Ben Evans: She did not know that samples of Tywain milk taken the eame r1)orning were found to be all right. —Fined < £ 2.
I NEARLY A PARADISE! At Aberavon on Monday. Geo. Phillips, Cyramer, was fined 10s. for .stealing 281b?. of ccal, value 4d., t-h,- property of the Glanavon Colliery Company, Cymmer.— Xr. Lewis M. Thomas prosecuted.—The defence was that he bad ran short of coal.—Major /chairman): Could you not "have borrowed some ?—Defendant: I ooald not borrow any in Gelli-street, as' no one buys any there — (Laughter).
I PORT TALBOT NEW J.P. At Monday's Aberavon County Policei Court. Councillor Edward L?wtb?r. the? newly-appointed chairman of the local ? Ooune.2, ww sworn in &nd took 'his seat Q„ ?.??. M? fll, f7,-4.
FOR NEATH HOSPITAL.! Splendid Effort for War Sufferers. I Saturday was Neath War Hospital Day, and the weather, the organisation, and the' generosity, of the general public on Saturday made Fiag Day for the woundcl at the new War Hospital, Penrhietwyn, a veritable triumph. Smiling helper6 were everywhere, in the hamlets, vil-1 iages and towns which embrace the Neath Union, and the number of hags, badges,. wild tri-coiour ribbons which decorated the coat lapels of the men and the blouses < the ladies was proof positive- of thej trade dune. The result will be a record, At Aberavon, Port Talbot and district j the organiser* were the Mayor and Mayoress (Mr. and Mrs. Percy Jacob), with Mr. E. Mar chant Jenkins as hen. seeretarv. A to be drawn for, was won by M.r. J Wybron. handed back, wen by Mr. Jack Evans, and finally givPll to the fund, tb8 sovereign realising nearly £9. In Port Talbot Mr. Edward Lowther was the chairman, assisted by the Rev D. J Jones. M-A-. and Mr. LI. Kent (hon. secretary). It is expected that to £ .5U was raised here, bringing th* Aber- avon. Port Talbot and district total to about £100. At Britcn.fe.rry the result was the splendid total of about £ 60, Mrs. W. R. Davies (Court Sart) and Mr. W. S- Beva» being prominent in the organisation."
RURAL COUNCIL CHAIRMAN. The new chairman of the Swan- District Council, Mr. MaLthew Griffiths, is a native of Clydach-on-Tawe, hut has nt Por- tardulais for 36 years. Ho was elected to the Swansoa Rural District Council six 'y¿ars ago, regaining for Labour a seat pre\ iously lost. At the last election lie v.as returned at the head of the jxdJ. He has been an active trade unionist for 28 years, and was branch secretary of the old Tinplate Workers' Pinion at the age of 18. For 13 years he was a member of the executive of the Tin and Sheet Mill- men's Union, has been president of that organisation, and has been a re.pre**iit&- tive of the body at a number of national Labour conferences. He is a member of I the County Committee of the Prince of Wales' Relief Fund.
TWELVE MONTHS AGO. Last Sunday was the anni- versary of the crime which caitsed the loss of the Lusitania and 1,430 lives. It will be remembered that a girl named Helen Smith was 0U board with her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred T. Smith, of Allwood, Pem., who were re- turning to Swansea to settle down, and her aunt, Mrs. Owen, Gore-terrace. The father and mother and another child were lost, but Helen, then six years old, was rescued by a Toronto journalist, Mr. Ernest Cooper, and has since been living with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Cecil-street, Manselton. Helen Smith, with the big Easter egg sent to her by Mrs. C-ooper, Ontario. This adventure made Helen famous. Letters were received from Queen Mary and many others; Mr. Ernest Cooper wished to ad-opt hpr; and since then an American millionaire has also expressed the same desire. Hut the grandparents; will not part with her. 'I. z Mr. Crncst Cooper, i This is easily understood br iho-.»» who • have com? to know Helen; for though quite childish, she is wonderlnllr ir.tel- ligent. Mr. Ernest Cowper has not for-, gotten her for bA has just eent a long letter, and from his mother, Mrs. Cowper, I came a big Easter egg. At Cl- istmas; time also she received from tii, same COTTTr p i r* 1 r
MR. LLOYD GEORGE. I Stern Rfiwks to Critics, I Mr Lloyd George made his eagerly awaited spe-cch on the military situation on Saturday afternoon at Conway. There was a large' attendance. Points from his speech are given below. The task we had in hand was the task of a nation as a whole. We must have national unity until we J had a national triumph. To-day we had increased enormously not merely the output, but more im- portant, the capacity of pouring out muni- tiorts of war. Whatever compulsion might do in the future, it would never detract from our pride that we alone in the world had raised over three million men by volun- tary enterprise There was no indignity in compulsion. Compulsion was simply the. will of the majority organised. "You cannot run a war as you run a Sunday school picnic." The liberty of France meant, the right of every man to defend his land. "We could not make the same contribu- tion in men as France, for we had to supply her with steel, ooal, material for explosives, and transport. Among the 1,900.300 munition workers in this country, hardly 10 per cent. were men of military age. I thought the necessity for compulsion aro» last September. I still think so. A desire was felt to give the voluntary sys tern another trial, so we had the Derby scheme. The House of Commons have now de cla.rfnl by an overwhelming majority in favour of compulsion. I am told I am no longer a Liberal because I have voted for it. It is because I am still a Liberal, fighting for the freedom of Europe, that I am iinrepentant, and have been subject to a clouded discharge of poisonous gas. These things have been coming on for months clandestinely and surreptitiously I am glad the attack has now been openly made. This is a great w-ar, and the fate of Europe, and perhaps that of the Empire is in the balance, and if any man believes the testimony of a person who publishes or invents a private conversation in order to malign a friend, if any man believes that I am capable in the midst of such terrible surroundings of making use of a base, treacherous intrigue to advance my own ends, let him believe it. (Loud cheers.) I seek neither his friendship nor his suoport. I am out for winning the war. (Cheers.) » There were honest Liberals who Raid that there had been differences between him and his chief. We have had dif- forepcps, and what use would I have been to him if I had always agreed with him. We want counsellors, not automatic ad- visers, not pennv-in-tbe-slot machines." A statesman's duty is to avoid war,, but once in it. it is his duty to prosecute it so that it will be ended as soon as possible. The Government should not only be resolute, but should appear resolute. The "nidt of the nation is the propellant of this Army. A doubting hand never yet struck a firm blew. I believe in this war is at stake the freedom, neace, and -civilisation, of the we rid, and T have never been in doubt as to the issue. To-day we have command of the seas more completely than we have ever had it. W0 must reckon seriously the resources of the enemy, and marshall intelligently our own. The Central Powers are pooling all their resources. We had the means—they too often had the method. Let us apply their methods to our means and we will win. I have no fear of the people. We are a sluggish people, but no one. ever made a mistake without suffering for it. I would trust the people entirely. I would tell them everything. There was nothing to conceal. (Cheers.) This is a great storm that is sweeping over the island of Europe, but on this night of terror you will find selfishness j gradually has been shattered, and in the rent heart of the people you will find treasures, «rolden treasures of courage stpndi**sfness, endurance, devotion, and faith enduring to the end. (Loud cheers.) I I Lloyd George spoke for fifty j minutes. Al ter speaking at the Town Hall Assembly Rooms, Conway, on Saturday, Mr. Lioyd George went to the Castle Square and addressed an overflow meet- itig. uur business now," he said, is to win the war. If we do not win the war, you will be surprised how little tlle feuds that have existed amongst us will matter. Liberalism is a faith and not a leud, and what we are concerned about are faith and liberty. To maintain that we must sink everything—faction, differences, dis- putec: everything is to be subordinated to re-establishing the supremacy of the freedom of Europe and the worid. Concluding, Mr. Lloyd George intro- duccd Mr. Hughes, the Prime Minister of Australia, who is spending the week-end in the neighbourhood, and who motored over. He is an old friend of mine," said Mr. Lloyd George, and his speeches have been ringing through Europe and have been a source of inspiration to the forces of the Allies. He and 1 are true Welshmen—shall I say young V1 fplshmen — (laughter and cheers)—working together in the same common cause for which we' Welshmen have fought on those hills for centuries—the cause of freedom. (Cheers.) Mr. Hughes addressed the meeting at some length* Thoughout this great Empire, be said, we have seen men Ecpa- rated by ten thousand miles of ocean, rushing to the standard of Empire with one common impulse. Although the war found us unready, we were now mustering our tremendous resources, and if we were to push them home to the very bowels of our enemy we should certainly conquer, j but victory was dependent absolutely on organisation. Furthermore, we must make the final blow quickly, or the tide would turn. There is no hope for the world while the great Prussian military machine stands unchallenged. We must destroy it utterly. Time is the essence of the contract, and if we fail now to make our maximum effort, as sureiv as the Savour lives we shall go down to hell. I fiiid. flip, temper of the people of this country magnificent. Gradually we are mustering our full forces, and are putting on one side every- thing that stands between us and the achievement of our great purpose. (Cheers. )
AN OFFICIALS' UNION. On Saturday night a meeting of officials in the "Urban Districts of Glyncorrwg, Maostwf, Bridgend, Margam. and the Borough of Aberavooi was held at Aberavon to hear in address by Mr. Harpur, Cit. Engineer. Cardiff, on the advantages of becoming members of ihe Nat ions 1 Association cf Local Government Officials. It was unanimously decided to farm n branch in Mid-GlamoVgan, and Mr. Fred j E. Baker, borough accountant, Aberavon, —so,Tpf"rr iro. t.m.
ABERAVON DISPUTE. Attempt to Settle a Law Suit. Before the Lord Chief Justice, Lor Justice Warrington, and Mr. Justice Lush, in the Court of Appeal on Tuesday, Mr. A. Lyall Robson, engineer and metal merchant, of The Croft, Trebosth, Swan- sea carrying on business at Isaac-place, Aberavon, appealed against a judgment of Mr. Justice Rowlatt, and a common jury at the Glamorgan Assizes. In the original action plaintiff, Mr. John Perkins, of Isaac-terrace, Aberavon, complained that. his premises had been damaged by the* noise and vibration coming, he alleged, from the defendant's works. The defence was that the damage was caused by settlement, and that if there was any vibration it was due to other works m the immediate vicinity. The jury found that there was slight damage, and they awarded the plaintiff 1:10 damages, the judge granting him an in- junctiun restraining the defendant from carrying on his business so as to injure plaintiff's premises. From this judgment the defendant now appealed. Mr. Ellis Griffith, h.C., said that plain- tiff's house stood in an industrial neigh- bourhood, and. there were many oUUrf works in the immediate vicinity of it. De- fendant's engine was 2t horse power, and 45 feet away from the house, and an ad- jacent tin stamping works had an engine of 25 horse power 29ft. 6io. away. In one works metal about a ton weight was dropped at intervals, and a short distance away were two different sets of railways. Plaintiff had stated that the sound was like an earthquake. Evidence was called that there were some cracks in his house, but these cracks were in the part of his house farthest from the defendant's works. The result of the injunction was that the defendant had to close his works—a most astound- ing thing, said counsel. Mr. A. Parsons, K.C., for the respon- dent. said the plaintiff had alleged wr-ong- 1 ful actions agaiust ihe defendant by the use of a sledge hammer, and it became necessary to consider the matter from the points of view of the damage to the house and interference with plaintiff's enjoyment e-f the occupation of his house as it affected the ear. The foundation of the action was nuisance, and the jury were told the law before they gave their findings, which appeared to be conflicting. The Lord Chief Justice remarked that as matters stood at the moment it might be that a new trial would be necessary, but- to save expense :hp suggested tbat counsel should endeavour to effect a settle- ment between the parricR. I The case was adjourned for a consulta- tion in private, and it was stated that if coivisel reached an agreement the matter would come into court again this after- noon. If not, the case will probably be further adjourned. The case was ultimately adjourned till Tuesday next.
THE LOST DIARY. Drummer Morris, of the Welsh Regi- ment, came home to Colbourne-terrace, Swansea, on Monday evening for ten days' sick furlough. His brother, Ivor, is re- turning also this week. Ivor in in the South Lancashire's; he is on sick leave, too, suffering from rheumatic contracted in the sodden trenches of France. Drum- mer Morris, though stationed most of his time only about four miles away from his brother's regiment, has not ee-n him since they left Swansea. One Saturday he had peimission to go and see him. He walked down ouly to find that his brother had left the. place an hour before! Drummer Morris went off in December.) KU5. They stopped for a night under j rest canvas, and then marched to a vil- I lage twelve miles away. Pte. Morris kept a diary ot his move- ments, but unfor- I tunately when he *as wounded he lost everything. They went up to; the firing line for a first experience. So many men were taken out of each section and told off to servo with sec- tions of other regi- ments. We were up to the middle in water," said Pte. Morris; it was an awful place." They were forty eiglit hours on duty and forty-eight hours in reserve.
DANGEROUSLY WOUNDED. Private W. J. Morgan, of the Yeomanry, who has been dangerously! wounded on active service. Private Morgan, who is 21 years of age, is the J third son of Mr. D. Morgan, 21, j P e n fi 1 i a R o a d, j Brynhyfryd, and previous to his: [joining the Colours war, engaged as a clerk with Messrs. iPugslev and Sons, II ideoorators, etc., Swansea.
MARRIED A FEW MONTHS AGO. I i Private lirinle" Owens, whose parents live in Mat- thew-street, Swan- sea, and who, as already reported, j has been killed in action. He was serv- mg in the Welsh Regiment, and be- fore the war he worked for Messrs. i Stone, timber mer- chants. He married only a few months ago.
ST. THOMAS SOLDIER KILLED. Mr. Perry, baker, of 1, Windmill- terrace, St. Thomas, Swansea, received )fficial news from the War Office on Sun- day of the death of his oldest son, Pte. Harold Perry, of a W e Ic, h battalion. Only 19 years of age, Pte. Perry, was very popular at St. Thomas. Prior to ■"he war he was em- olovcd at the British Wagon Works.
:=-=-=-=-=-: SWANESA TRAWLER ASHORE. The Swansea trawler Lahore et Honore ran ashore at Oxwich early on Saturday mnmirj. but was subcrrjupntlr
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DIED IN THE STREET. A man who has helped to make history, has just passed away, in the person of Mr. Samuel Jones, of 2, Edward-street, who died suddenly at 7 o'clock on Monday morning, almost as he was about-to knock at the door of his house. Seventy-one years of age, the deceased had led a life full of adventure. When but 12 years of age, he sailed as cabin-bcv on a Cape, Horner." The vessel was wrecked in a tremendous gale off the Scilly Isles, and he was washed ashore. X othillg daunted, he sailed again, and altogether he has seen 51 years' service on sea, in the capacity of cook and steward. He had been wrecked twice, and had rounded Cape Horn no less than 35 times in sailing vessels. He did not take kindly to the innovation of steamships, and always preferred the old schooners In 1862. when just 17 years of age, he was in America, and on the declaration of war. enlisted in the Federal Army. He was 33 months on active service as a Marine, and up to the time of his death received a pension from the United States Government. He is the last of the American pensioners who resided in Swansea. Thus a link between a great event in the past, and present happenings, is severed by his death. For the last five years he had been en- gaged as watchman on the docks, and be- came quite a familiar figure. An alert old man. and active, his sudden death came as a great shock to the family, con- sisting of the widow, three grown-up daughters and a SOD A verdict of death from heart failure was returned at an inquest at Swansea on Tuesday afternoon on the body of Samuel Jones (71), of 2, Edward-street, Swansea, who died suddenly on the previous morning. Or. Anderson attributed death to cardiac syncope, following bronchitif.
WELSH EYE-WITNESS. Our London correspondent write; :-Fr()m what can be gathered, the War Office does not appear to look aJtogretfrw with favour upon the proposal of the Welsh Army Corps Committee that an "eye-witness" should be appointed to chronicle the doinH of the Welsh troops at the front. I understand t.he War Office fE-ply is that. eye-witnesses" have already been op- | pointed by the representatives of various newspaper Orga:1ÏSlltion.s. and that there do not seem to be convincing reasons why the practice should be departed from. Lord Plymouth has the matter in hand for the Welsh Army C-orps Committee, and finality is not reached yet.
VITAL STATISTICS. Dr. Trafford Mitchell, in his annual re- port for the Llandilo Talbont Division states that in 1915, 919 births were regis- tered, representing a rate of 27.5 compared with the rate of 21.8 for England and Wales. The births of males numbered 500 and females 49s, a proportion of 1,113 males to 1.000 females. Dr. Mitchell: "Tlie usual excess of male over female births has been treblod." Deatlis totalled 396, equivalent to a rate of 11.4 per 1,000.
DANGEROUS MATCHES. I In future no matches will bp permitted to be posted to our-soldiers at the front in France. The concession to our troops has resulted in many firps, c.au8r;g the destruc- tion of a quantity of mails, hence the reason for the new order. It is now a punishable offence to send matches by post to any destination, eith?r at home or abroad.
AN ABERDPJLAIS HERO. Mr. J hos. Parry, 9. New-road, Cil- frew, has received official notification that, his son, Gun- ner W. J. Parry, has died from wounds. Deceased, who was 22, was home on furlough for a. few days, and received a presenta- tion from the in- habitants and also froTr* the church.
MARRIED AT MIDNIGHT. One of the most poignant of the many tragedies which stand out from the grim and sordid drama which the pa«t ten days has been enacted in Ireland is revealed by the following announcement in the Births, Marriages, and lie at lis column of Saturday's "Irish Times Plunkett and Gifford.—May 3rd, 1916, at Dublin, Joseph Plunkett to Grace Gifford. Behind that simple announcement lies the story of a well-known and honoured Dublin family brought to sorrow and tribulation by the crime of the Sinn Fein, and of two refined and artistic girls, daughters of the family and well-known in Dublin society, whose lives have been wrecked by the insane lolly of two men (says Lloyd's News.") And behind all looms the strange mysterious figure of the Countess Markievicz, who has played so prominent a part in the late tragic events, and has flitted through all the dark pages of Irish discontent and treason of recent years. The Joseph Plunkett whose name figures in this pathetic marriage notice is the rebel leader, one of the seven signatories to the proclamation of the Republic," who was shot on Friday morning. His bride was Miss Grace Gifford, daughter of Mr. Frederick Gifford, a prominent Dublin solicitor, who lives at Palmerston Park. In the gloomy precincts of the Rich- mond Barracks, where the rebel leaders have been imprisoned, the marriage cere- mony was performed by 'the chaplain at midnight on Wednesday. For a few all too brief hours husband and wife were left together before the last farewelL An hour later, with the dawn of a perfect spring morning breaking in a cloudless sky, the bridegroom stood facing a firing party in the barracks courtyard. A curt order, the crash of a volley, and the cur- tain was rung down on the tragedy of two lives. Dublin, Monday Night.—The following was issued this evening by General Head- quarters :— The following are further results of trials by field general court martial, sen-* fenced to death and sentences carried out this morning:— Cornelius Colbert Edmund Kent Michael Mallon J. J. Heuston All these four men took a very promi- nent part in the rebellion. Sentenced to death (commuted to eight' years' penal servitude). James O'Sullivan. "Sentenced to death (commuted to five years-' penal servitude). Vincent Poole. William P. Corrigan. Sentenced to death (commuted to threa years' penal servitude). John Dourney, James Burke, James Morrissey, Maurice Brennan, Gerald Doyle, Charles Bevan, John O'Brien, Patrick Frogarty, John Faulkner, Michael Brady, James Dempsey, George Levins, John F. Cullen, J. Dorrington, W. Odea, P. Kelly. Sentenced to ten years' penal servitude (seven years remitted). Michael Scully. Sentenced to two years* imprisonment1 with hard labour (one year remitted). J. Crenigan. William Deirrington. Acquitted and Released. John R. Reynolds. Joseph Callaghan.
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