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THE DOCKS SCANDAL WATCH COMMITTEE AND SUPPRESSION OF IMMORALITY At the Swansea Watch Committee on Tuesday, Ald. Dan Jones (chairman), pre- siding, the Town Clerk (Mr. Lang Coath) presented an exhaustive report on the powers of the Corporation and the Har- bour Trust in relation to the suppression of immorality at the docks. In reference to the policing of the docks, he said that prior So the present arrange- ment the docks were policed for a period by the Corporation, and the Trust paid sums to the Corporation towards the cost. In March. 1891. the Trust took over the policing of the docks themselves by virtue of an Act of Parliament, hut under this the only power a constable had was to make a search and an arrest if lie had just cause to suspcd a felony. With regard to women of a certain class, the powers of the Corporation and the Trust appeared to be very limited. There appeared to be no occasion on which a constable could go aboard a ship unless he had reason to be- lieve that. a felon]. was about to be com- mitted. A ''onstable might ask any person on the docks what his or her business was and arrest them on suspicion of being about to commit a felony, but a woman soliciting or going on board a' ship for a certain purpose was not committing a felony. The docks, it must be borne in mind, were private property, but a police- constable could arrest a woman or a girl if she was drnnk or behaving in a riotous or indecent manner on the docks them- selves. He had inquired into the laws, bnt these did not help thum to stamp out 4he etil. Mr. Lang Coath referred to the recent, successful prosecution from Port Talbot Docks. and said he had obtained a copy of the bye-laws in force there. If similar bye-laws were made for the Swan- sea docks by the Harbour Trust it would greatly help the authorities. He under- stood the Trust had been in communica- tion with the military authorities, with the result that the V.T.C. were going to assist in coping with the situation. He suggested the committee should suggest to the Trust that they make similar bye-laws to those in operations at Port Talbot. The Chairman observed that the ques- tion of the Corporation policing the docks had been discussed between the Corpora- tion and the Trust, but the whole thing fell through over the question of cost. The best thing would be for the Trust to come to an agreement with the Corpora- tion for the latter to have full control of the policing of the docks, and the Trust to bear the cost. The Watch Committee and the Chief Constable would then be responsible. Mr. P. Molyneux thought, having heard the report of the Town Clerk, they could not go any further that day. If they passed a resolution it would only be of a pious character. The Town Clerk said he understood the Chairman's suggestion to mean that the, Corporation would take over the policing on terms to be agreed. They would in- crease their force and get an additional grant from the Home Office, but in order to meet the increased cost they would get a certain amount from the Harbour: Trust. Mr. Holmes: Should we get an increased giant from the Home Office? The Borough Treasurer (Mr. W. H. Ash- mole) explained that what would happen would be that the Watch Co; nmitteo would get a larger share of the Exchequer grant and other committees would get less. The pool would not be increased. On the motion of Mr. DavifT'Matthews, it was resolved that the Corporation mem- bers of the Harbour Trust should sound the Tru.-t on the question of the jrolicing of the docks by the Corporation. The Chairman suggested that the pre- sent juncture, when the Harbour Trust was in a state of transition, was an op- portune time to consider it. A letter was read trom the secretary of the Welsh Baptist Conference referring to the present deplorable state of affairs at the docks revealed in the Cambria. Daily Leader," and prollliiník. on behalf of the conference, every assistance to the authorities to suppress the evil.
"RING PAPER FRAUDS. Strange Stories in Prosecutions at I Neath. Matilda Saunders, a soldier's wife, of Penrhietwyn, was at Neath on Friday charged with obtaining = £ 51 6s. by means of false pretences from the Postmaster- General. Mr. Edward Powell, who prosecuted, said the story was a most extraordinary one. Henry Saunders, the husband of accused, enlisted in the Welsh Regiment I in 1914. He was posted as a deserter, and, through the carelessness of a clerk, two ring papers were issued, upon which -defendant drew two separation allow- ances, one at the Neath Post Office and the other at Melincrythan Post Office. Evidc-nee as tu payments was given by -the Post Office officials, and Li>k said that when he charged the woman with the offence, she admitted drawing two separation allowance?, and added, "I hojtt wasn't doing wrong." It was stated that accu-ed had five children, and had been very ill with rheumatic fever. She pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to three months' imprisonment in the 6Wond division, the chairman (Mr. Win. Jones) remarking that he was sorry the penalty could not be lighter. OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE REPARA- TION. A peculiar story was also related to the Neath County justices on Friday by Mr. Edward Powell, who appeared to prose- cute James Brindle. a discharged soldier, and his wife. Dinah, who were jointly charged with obtaining £31j 12s. by false pretences from the Postmaster-General. Powell stated that the male prisoner enlisted on the 24th August. 1i'U, and was j discharged as medicallv unfit in January, 1915. Through a clerical error in the pay office at Shrewsbury, the "ring paper" was not cancelled, and defendants con- tinued to draw the separation allow- ance up to August 9, 1915. Dr. Pritchard: Was he doing any work Airing that period? M). Po-,v-ell: Yes, earning 4:2 a week as ffi collier. Trooper Jones, Glamorgan Yeomanry, who prior to enlistment was sub-post- master at Cadoxton, said he made the pay- ments on the production of the ring paper, and he had no idea that Bridle was dis- charged. Both defendants pleaded guilty. and Mr. Leyson. for the defence, suggested that his clients be hound over for 1 days, and in the meantime refund the money. He pointed out.that someone had blundered, and the temptation overcame his clients. Mrs. Bridle fainted in court, and had to be carried out. Mr. Edward Powell agreed to the sugges- tion of Mr. T>eyson, and defendants were board over for a fortnight in order that the suggested reparation be sent to the proper authorities.
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DEATH OF A SWANSEA GEHiLtMAN Another well-known figure in Swansea has gone, Mr. John Taylor, until recently managing director of Messrs. Taylor and Co., Ltd., provision merchants, of Castle- square and other centres. '■ Mr. Taylor was born in Monitor), Lin j? colnshire. 73 years ago. He came to Swan- ;ea from Norwich in )8ti5.whcn hf ae- quired the business that had been carried on at ii, Cast ii it re b% ,,s. thews Bros. This bu.siut?.s.ab?ut.'?) years ago, was converted into a limited iiabilitv company, of which Nir. Taylor i vas managing director until about three- and-a-half years ago, when he retired He had married a daughter of Mr. Dd. Evans. Swansea. Mr. Evans at one tim^ carried on the old Cambrian Pottery, which he had acquired from Messrs. Dili | %N-n ati(i Co While residing at Norway, Bishopston. j Mr. Taylor was for a great many years a member of the Gower Board of Guar- ciians dnd Gower Rural District Cotin-ii; of the latter body he was chairman until1 a ft-years ago. Me was also at that time a churchwai\n of the Parish Chinch at Bishopston A 1'reeiarison, tueiubei it the Indefatigable Lodge. Swansea. h., never took any active part in !JolitiG,.¡1 affairs. though his tendencies were un- doubtedly Liberal. His great hobby was horticulture, the cultivation of fruit and flowers. His garden at Ty Newvd i, Mumble?,, which <11111: on the mam road, was always well kept, to the admiration of the oher;'ant ?sser-by. In 1911, Mr. Taylor was made a justice of the County of Glamorgan; he had pre- viously acted as magistrate ex-officio wln-n chairman of the Gower Rural District Council. He had been in indifferent health for some years, but his last illness was only of a fortnight's duration. As chairman of the Swansea Baths and Laundries Co., Ltd.. he attended a meet- ing of directors as recently as September -1th. His intellect retained its keetinessi right to the cud'. Last Tuesday evening h? retired', and did not again leave his 00d. but passed Ii way u1ly on Satur- dax?Etemoon? i
J THE SCROLL OF FAME. Soc.-Lieut. D. Mervyn Bankes-Williams, sen of the Rev. D. Bankes-Willifftns, Vicar of Cwmavon, has been wounded in France. Previous to the war he was a student at Sandhurst College. News has been received by Mr. Samuel Powell, 13, Landeg-street, Landore, that his son, Pte. Phillip James Powell, was killed in action on the 8th September. He was in the Welsh Regiment, and joined ..oon after war was declared. lie has an. other brother in the Grenadier Guards, News has been received by Mrs. Troy, of 28, Oak-terrace, Llangyfelach-road. | Swansea, that her only son, Pte. Frank Troy, of the Munster Fusiliers, has died of wounds. He was the only son, and joined shortly after the outbreak of war. He saw service in Gallipoli. and was in- valided home from there after the effects of fever. Having recovered he later went to France where, after further service he was wounded, dying in hospital on Sept- ember 1st. U nofficial news was received at Clydach on Saturday that Pte. Noah Pees, Welsh ITpgiment, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Rees, of tli, Penrhedyn Dairy, Clydach, j has been awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry on the western front. He joined the Welsh Regiment- shortly after the outbreak of war. and has been in France for many months. He has a brother also serving in the Welsh Regi- ment—Pte. David Rees. vrl-io was wounded in the British charge made on Mametz Woo a, and who is at present home on leave. This make6 the fifth field distinc- tion brought into the Swansea Valley neighbourhood. Sympathy is felt by all residents of C'wmavou with the relatives of "c.-lieut. John Herbert Morris, of Miehaelstone- terrace, in their sad bereavement. Lieut. J. H. Morris was the son of Mr. Watkin Morris, manager of the Duchy Colliery, an dnephew or Herbert. Eccles, Esq., J.P., of The Gnoll, Neath, director of the Britonferry Steelworks. He was atiached to the Welsh Regiment, and was chief ot a Terrier force at the time of his death, on the 22nd September. Lieut. Morris was very popular and well be- loved by all in the village. His father is churchwarden of All Saints', Cwmavon, and had he lived Lieut. Morris would have succeeded his father in these duties. Previous to his enlistment he was a stu- dent at Llandovery College. He was 25 years of age.. a,e. Tpr. S. W. Davies, Morriston. (Wounded.) Pte. H. Davis, Park 11) 111. (Killed.) tl;. f.. i- rice, .,?. L; (Missing, ljelicved Sergt. H. Vlorley, Pontardulais. (Wounded.) Pte. Dai Phillips, Britonferry. (Killed.) Pte. Stan. Wheeler, Swansea. i (Wounded.) Pte. W. J. Jenkins, Swa nsea. (Killed.) L.-Cpl Owan Jenkins Gower ton. (Killed.) ^ertjL Fred Cleave, Late of Fontardul (Killed.) Pte. D. A. Roberts, ais. Swansea. (Killed.) Official news reached Cwmtwrch, Swan- sea Vall^v. on Thursday, to the effect that Lieut nhwpl Lewis, the popular f; <q, T' "J &nd WeJBh international tootbaUer. had I been seriously wounded iA the l?ft ?rnt. L Official news has been received of the death of Pte. J. W. Arnold, of 170, Port Tennant-road, Swansea, while serving with the Welsh Regiment. He was 21 years of age, and had been in the Army 14 months. Prior to joining he worked as a boiler cleaner. Lieut. S. P. Coghill, of the Inniskilling Fusiliers, who is to-day reported missing, was formerly an officer at the Swansea Customs and Excise Offices. Altliough in a reserved occupation, Lieut. Coghill, who is a single man, resigned his position to join the Army out of pure patriotism. His home is in Dublin. Official information has been received by his parents that their son, Pte. O. Stanley Olson, of the Welsh Regiment, was killed on Sept. ]5th. Pte. Olson was only 20 years of age, and has been in the Army for about. 18 months. Previous to enlisting he was employed at Messrs. Ward's Shopbreaking Yard, Port Ten- nant. He has also two other brothers in the Army. News has reached Swansea to the effect that Sergt. Hen Williams, of the King's Royal Rifle Corps, who had been missing ei nee July 20, is now reported as killed in action. He was a well-known All White forward, and also played for Glam- organ Counly. Sergt. Williams vas for. merly employed as a boiler-maker at the King's Dock. He 'resided at 23, Powell- street, Swansea. Sergt. Tom Powell, whose death from pnelll110 n ia in Mesopotamia, has just been announced, is the first Upper Cwmtwrch man to fall in the war. Several from the district have received wounds, but Sergt. Powell is the first to give his life. De- ceased was very popular in the valley, and previous to joining the service was engaged as a collier at Rhosamman Col- liery. Much sympathy is extended to Mrs. Powell and the two young children n their bereavement. Mr. George Evans, Brvnheulog, Pale, Skewen, has just received official intima- tion that his only son, Lce.-Cpl. John Evans, of the 1st Royal Welsh Fusiliers, was killed in action on the 3rd of Septem- ber. He was attached to the Lewis Gun; Section, and had been out in France for over nine months. He would attain his 20th birthday on the 20th of next month. He joined about a fortnight after the out- break of war, when only 17, and proved himself a most efficient soldier, being especially proficient in gunnery. Previous to enlisting he was employed at Brvncoch Pit (Main Colliery Co.). He was a most popular fellow ,and was attached to the I Skewen Soccer team. Mr. A. R. Murley, Swansea. Distinguished Service Cross. (Photo by Aubrey Colquhoun, Swansea.) Sergt. Ben Williams, Swansea. (Killed.) ilte. 0. j. Ph i i i i ps, I S -.va 1. (oHl(kd.) Pte. W. H. Lake, Neath. (Killed.) Pte. H, G. fiaynon, Swansea. (Killed.) Mr. Allan Harold Bates, the youngest son of the lale- Mr. Archibald Bates, iron- mongN. of !?L. Helens-road. Swai?ca. has he?n gin>n a commi&sion in the Royal Flying Corps. He was educated at the J Oxford-stroe-t Schools and the Municipal Secondaty- School, wlv.u-o lie won a seliolar- "hip. afterwards spending two years at the Technical College. He had jnst ob- tained his Inter. B.Sc (science and en- gineering), when the war broke out. Ob- taining a position at the Royal Airship Factory ,he remained there for 13 months prior to receiving a oommiesion. Second- lieut, Sates id only 20 years old. I Intimation has been received that Pte. Arthur Lee, of Llandilo, has' been wounded, and is now in hospital in thid country. Pte. Lee is a brother of Mr. Lee, butcher, Ystradowen, and has three, ather brothers serving with the colours. News has been received by Councillor and Mrs. David Gregory, Smiths-road, Birchgrove, that their eon, Lance-Corpl. Richard Gregory has been wounded in action, and it at present in hospital at Newbury. Official news has been received by Mrs. Hooper, Graig-road,. Morriston, that aer husband, Pte. Hooper, Welsh Regt., has been killed in action. The greatest sym- pathy is felt for his wife and her two young children. Gunner David Evans, R.G.A., son of Mr. Eleazer Evans, Prospect-place, Car- marthen, has died at Rouen Hospital after undergoing an operation for ap- j pendicitis. He won the Military Medal a few months ago for carrying his officer under fire. Mrs. Brazel, of No. 3. Byng-stre-et. Lan- dore, has received a letter from her hus- hand. Sergt. Jeremiah Brafel, intiiiiatiyi, that he has won the Military Medal. Joining the Welsh Regiment soon after outbreak of war, Sergt. Brazel went, to France two years ago. He used to work at Cwntfelin. HifJeman Archie Thomas, of the King'sl Royal Rifles, of 2.M. Neatb-road. Landore, has been wounded in action during the recent advance, and is now in hospital atj St. Albans. He has been in France ten! months, and is is only 10 years ot age. Be- fore the war he was employed at the Mannesmann Works. The official news h?s been received from the War Office that Pte. Hf'gillald.G(,()Jge I Beynon and Mrs. Beynon, of ), Victoria- terrace, Brynmill, Swansea, was killed in France on September 3rd. He previously worked in a colliery oHice at Abf.rdave, and was 20 years old. He had ,"been in France for the the past If, nionflis. Private W. H. Lake, of the Welsh Regi- ment, has been officially reported killed in action. He bad been previously wounded, and returned to the front eight months ago. He leaves a widow and iiv? children, who reside at 47, Evans-road,1 Melyn, Neath. He lias two other brothers in the fighting line, Sapper A. Lake, and Sorpl. A. Lake. After 14 months of hardship in the Dar- danelles, Egypt, and France, Sergt. George Vale of the Worcester Regt., whose wife and boy live in Glynllwchwr-road, Pontar- dulais, has been admitted to hospital suffering from trench fever. Prior to en listment, Sergt. Vale was engaged with Messrs. A. and A. Thomas, contractors, Pontardulais. • bc.-Lt. A. J. Plummel S ii a Asea. (Wounded.) r, t-te. A. G. Heeu; Swansea. (Military Medal.) 1 jj I. t 0 J LI ll. Cockett. (Killed.) L.-Gpl. Ei. CleTent, Brynhyfryd. (Killed.) ;ohri Lirirfiti, Manselton. (Wounded.) llC. ban lioOarti, Llandilo. (Killed.) i,tc, Cratchlay, Kilvey. (Died of Wounds.) Pte. P. Murphy, I Swansea. (Wounded.) Captain D. Brynmor ChilderEvans, j M.B., D.S.O., of the R.A.M.C., who was1 officially -reported wounded on Mondav, iFi a doctor who, at the outbreak of war, had an extensive practice at Landore, near; Swansea, wbich lie gave up to serve hisj country. lie is very well known in and around the Swansea district. Captain Childe-Evans served through the South African War, and has been mentioned in di.spatch?s during the course of the prc- ?nt conHid. and was awarded the D.S.U. in June of this year. He was a prominent Rugby footballer, and played forward for I the London Welsh. After coming to wa he figured in the Press XV, <
I TEACHEirlS, DISPUTE ■3* I SETTLEMENT REACH ED-DI S MISSED MASIEBS TO BE REINSTATED. I The Swansea Valley teachers' dispute I has been settled. For over five hours on Tuesday, members of the Glamorgan Education Sub-Com- mittee met behind closed doors at the i County Hall, Cardiff, a deputation of the National Union of Teachers, with a view to putting an end to the serious trouble which has arisen at Wern apd Maesmar- chog Schools in the Swansea and Dulais A alleys, rega.rding the question of resi- dence of the teachers, and it is satisfactory that the dispute, which has caused the respective schools to be closed since August last, has now been brought to a head. It was at the express wish of the Gla- morgan County Council, who discussed the situation at their quarterly meeting last Thursday, that Tuesday's rouncl-iable conjerence was arranged, it being felt that if the respective parties could deliberate an understanding could be arrived at, for <h^ strike Ins had serious consequences. inasmuch as it has already entailed a com-1 rlote suspension of work at the Wern and Maesmarchog Schools since the summer vacation, and over SOl) children have been deprived of instruction. Now that the matter has been brought *o a head. it is unnecessary to deal at length with the grievance. Briefly, the "omplnint of the National Union of Teachers-and they had expressed their, unanimous intention to rigidly adhere to1 i-lipir,clecision I'nii] the Glamorgan County Committee had been brought to see the inadvisabilitv of the regulation around j whieh rpntred the old grievance— -began when three head teachers were dismissed. because they refused to carry out the in- struction of the Education Comihittee ^hat they should reside within a certain distance of the schools. Then.the assistant teachers, in sympathy, handed in their "esignalions until the respective heads had ^cen reinstated, and the schools have since been closed. It has been a struggle based entirely upon a regulation considered by the teachers to ?p undesirable, and general svmpafhy has ?een extended to the ni(l?- bers of the Glamorgan branch of the N.U.T. in their finrht for its recision. It should he added that the County Educa- tion Sub-Committee had recommended that authority should be given to their chairman and rhe chairman of the Educa- tion Committee, in consultation with the chief education official and primary in- suector, to make arrangements for staffing th ese schools. This failed, however. Tuesday's conference was presided over by Alderman W. Llewellyn, and Dr. T. H. Morris (Chairman of the Education Com- mittee) was also present, in addition to' twelve members of the Elementary Educa-. tion Sub-Committee. Mr. T. Manse1 | Franklin (Clerk), and other County omcials. The Natinnal Union of Tf':lrhHs I were represented by Mr. C. A. Crook, B.A., R.Sc. (President of the 'Cnion?, Mr. Phvs Nicholas (Cwmavon). and Mr. J. Celfvn Williams (Swansea), members of the National Executive Committee, and Mr. A. A. Thomafi (the Union's standing counsel). So much privacy was observed in the deliberations, indeed, that no official report of the proceedings was given at the close, but a "Cambria Dailv Leader" re- porter was subsequently informed by a prominent County educationist that a free and open discussion had been taken part in. and an exceptionally strong case sub- mitted on behalf of the teachers affected, end eventually an agreement was arrived at by which all the teachers affected will be reinstated, and the schools will be re- opened with the old staffs on Monday next. The extent of the agreement was not divulged, but it is understood that it em- braces the place of residence of the teachers in question. A further confer- ence will take place shortly between the County Education Committee and the National Union of Teachers.
NEATH EDUCATION. The Neath Education Committee on Tuesday (Aid. Hopkin Morgan in the chair) decided to increase the salaries of, the head teachers of Melincrythan infants' and girls' schools by Y,5 each. The head teacher of the Alderman! Davies Schools reported that one of his female assistants had been absent from school without leave and no explanation or medical certificate had been received. It transpired that the lady lived at Llanelly and travelled each morning from that town. Mr. John Eees asked if there was any residential clause in the oye-la ws. The Clerk: Yes, that they must reside near the school. Aid. Charles: That is the question that the N.U.T. are fighting. It was decided to call the attention of ilie managers to the complaint and to ask the teacher in question for an Pxplan,,itio The local War Hospital secretary asked that a collection be made amongst school- children for providing periodicals, but it was decided that it was undesirable to encourage collections in school I
WOMAN DIES FROM BURNS. The death of Mary Ann Davies. of 25, Brynmeli n-titroet, aged (M. from burns. was investigated by the Borough Coroner at Swansea on Tuesday. Thomas Davies, deceased's husband, said hi; wife suffered from rheumatism, and at the time of the occurrence was doing some eonk j ng. Lizzie Harris, who lives with deceased, said that she heard cries of help, and found deceased in lfames on a landing. Marv Sullivan, a neighbour, said tbat last Friday week, in response to the alarm made hy the preceding witness, she rushed to deceased's aid, and took st^p-s to ex tinguish the. tire. Deceased stated: I was frying coiiie food for mv husband, when my apron caught fire." Witness said deceased was extensively burned. Annie Williams, the nine-year-old grandchild of deceased, said hpr grand. r mother was using a newspaper blower" to draw the fire. The next thing witness saw was her grandmother trying to puti out. the fire in her clothing. Dr. Thomas said the deceased was ad- mitted to the vSwan-sea Hospital last Fri- day week with extensive burns on the body and limbs. She died on Tuesday morning from toxemia, due to septic ab- norption, due to burns. The Coroner advised the jury to return a. verdict of accidental death in accordance with the medical testimony, which was done. Sympathy with the relatives of deceased iudy was expressed by the jury.
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EX-COUNCILLOR CHARCEt INTERESTIN8 CASE AT YSTRADGYNL' COURT. Considerable interest was taken in a ca& down for hearing at Ystradgynlais Polio Court on Tuesday, in which the defendan was Samuel J. Thomas, an ex-councillor residing at GLirnos, for the alleged thet f of two iron pipes, the property of Mr Charles Smorlitt, liquidator tor the Blaen cwm Colliery Co. Mr. Henry Thompson of Swansea, prosecuted, and Mr. Jonet Powell, of Brecon, defended. Mr. Thompson said that the defendant was the proprietor of a foundry at Gurnos whose land abutted that of the colliery Some months ago there had been a sale at the colliery of all the machinery, as ih, place had been closed down and the ool- Jiery sJant had been flooded. At the sale the Gilwen Colliery Co. purchased the steel pipes from the pump to the top of thü slant, whilst; the pipes which were under water were not offered for By arrangement, however, with the (rilwen Colliery Company, the pipes under water were also disposed of. but whilst the work of dismantling was being proceeded with several of the pipes, were missed. The missing pipes were subsequently found near the pre- mises of the defendant. William John Davies. a mechanic, sa *1 that about Septeml>er 4 or o, he missed some pipes from the slant, which had been under water. He told defendant, who said he had not touched the pipos, but later admitted that he had taken them and that, lie was prepared to take them hack if the Gilwen Co. were prepared to pay for the labour. W. L. Morgan. Ystalyfera, secretary of the Gilwen Colliery Co., said after the sale he made an arrangement with Mr. Smorfitt for the purchase of the suitf which was under water in tiio slant. About, September 5th, defendant called at his house and said he was will- ing to surrender the pipes which were in his possession if the Gilwen Co. had come to an arrangement regarding the pipe-s. Joseph Griffiths, an auctioneer's assis- tant from Swansea, gave evidence that defendant did not purchase any pipes at the sale, neither did he make any arrange- ments) with defendant in regard to pipes which were under water. Charles Smoriitt, receiver and liquidator for tho Blaencw.m Company, said that the plant and machinery belonging to the col- liery company were sold by auction' according to his instructions. Later he discovered that some of the pipes which were under water in the slant were miss- ing. Witness was with Inspector Wil- liams when the pipes were found alor\- side the wall outside defendant's yard. He valued the pipes at k2 7s. 6d. In reply to Mr. PowelJ, witness said that the company bad paid R90 to defendant inlfll1 for damage done to his land by water wlrich came over his land from the colliery. Inspector Williams aid when he told defendant he was suspected of stealing the pipes, he said: There are no pipes here, but there is a couple in the brook up there." Defendant asked witness to come to see them, and when on the way, witnecd observed two pipes alongside the wall our- side the yard, which were partially covered over with shale. Witness asked what they were, and defendant replied: H I don't know. I didn't put them there." Subsequently defendant made a remark that the pipes might have been rolled ofF the tip by children who were playing about. For the defence Mr. Jones Powell saM that the Blaencwm Coljfiery had been tha ruination of the life of Mr. Thomas, and he ventured to say that there must have been some feeling against Mr. Thomas on account of his repeated requests to the company to put a stop to the water run- ning over his land from the property. There was no evidence that Mr. Thomas had taken the pipes with any felonious intent. Defendant said he had kept a foundrv at Gurnos for 21 years. He owned cou siderable property in the locality, and wis one of the largest ratepayers in the dis- trict. For several years past he had been obliged to clow down the foundry on ac- count of watr'r trouble from the Blaen- cwm Colliery. Mr. Gritbs, the actionueer, said he could have all the pipes he wanted. Defendant admitted that he took the pipes from the water in the slant, and his intention was to connect the )('s with the culvert in order to drain the land. Defendant added that he was up to his shoulders in water whc. he was pulling up the pipes in the slant. In reply to Mr. Thompson defendant said he raised the pipes in order to help the company, as the latter had no money to carry out the work of draining the land. He expected to get the pipes for nothing, although lie know that Mr. Lucas, the auctioner, was acting for the liquidator. He could not explain how the pipes came to be laid outside his boun- dary wall, unless they were rolled there- j¡.; some children. Other witnesses were called. After retirement the Chairman an- nounced that the evidence was insufficient to convict.
COEDFFRANC COUNCIL. Market Tickets for Swansea. At the meeting of the Coedffranc Coun. f'i: held on Tuesday, Councillor Tom Lloyd in the chair. Councillor Wells pre- senting the Footpaths Committee's reo- port, referred to the very unsatisfactory condition of the path oonnecting Railway. terrace and Station-road. Mr. Vaughatj Price was prepared, on behalf of the Main Colliery Co., to grant the land if they were ready to put the path in proper (-oiidition,-It. was decided to defer tha completion of the work during the war, hut to make some minor (improvements. The Council decided to support the ap- plication of Neath for tho 1918 Eistedd- iod. On the motion of Councillor Reason it'. was decided to ask the (T.W.R. to make Neath Abbey and Skewen market tickets to Swansea: interchangeable..
DEATH ENDS PROCEEDINGS. At Neath Police Court on Monday, it was announced that since the adjourned summons against William Phillips, licen- see of the Swan Inn, death had taken place. The summons issued was for per- mitting the consumption of liquor during prohibited hours. Agnes Hopkins, bar maid, was charged w;ih supplying the li(JUor, e?11( i Jilo. E(I liquor, and Jno. EdWards, Neatlt-road, Britonferry, and Owen Nicholas. Vernon- place. Britonferry, were summoned for aiding and ahett Ing- the offence. Mr. -Edward Pow<dl explained the sad circumstances which intervened; and the .bench agreed to his application and struck all the cases out-