WIFE'S ADMISSION j REMARKABLE EVIDENCE IN ABERAVQH CASE: At Aberavon on Friday, Mary Aim M ort May, summoned her husband, Per- j ;ivul William Mort, Springfield-terrace, Aberavon, discharged soldier for desertion. Mr. Dan Perkins appeared tor the com- plainant, ann Mr. Lewis M. Thomas tor the defendant. Mr. Dan Perkins said the parties were married at Neath on 2nd February, 1907. and there were two children of the mar- riage. Their married life had been very unhappy, the defendant never being in regular employment. At Bridgend r.e wn, :it was alleged, mistwlJaving himself wiW a voung servant girl to whom he re- presented himself as being single. He I wanted her to run away with him. There \—— also auctions that he misbehaved himself with a barmaid in another part of the country. All's. May said that when she was a.t Bridgend a servant girl came to the house with a note for her husband, When the girl saw her she cried and gave her the defendant's letters and a pair of gloves he had gin"n her. While defendant waq in Egypt he wrote once a week. She admitted I having committed adultery in February with a soldier who had been stationed at Aberavon. While living in Aberavon she used to wash and sew for a soldier, and he invited her for a holiday. Whilst her husband W;H, in the Army she obtained a guinea separation allowance. She was in Pembrokeshire for a month, and whilst she was there her husband returned home invalided. She came back and found-the home broken up, everything having been 5(;ld. In cross-examination, complainant de- nied walking out with soldiers. On one occ: i he threatened her with a rassor. SI;" -vim it ted committing adultery with I lie .c soldier at* Aberavon before a visit to Pembrokeshire. The defendant, giving evidence, said he had been discharged from the Army totally disabled, with a pension. When he returned from Egypt he found his wife wpi; away with the soldier. In cross-examination: He was formerly a commercial traveller. Mrs Jones, Butcher's Arms, Noarbough- ten, Neyland. said the soldier, David iTonee, and Mrs. May had been living there as man and wife. Mrs. May, who, i she knew as Mrs Jones, told her that she was- a widow, her first husband having died when the child was six months old. The bench made an order* for the pay meat of 10s. a week, the wife to have the custody of the two children, costs beiii,' aJIowed.
LADY'S INDISCRETION. Alleged Attempt to Bribe the Police Prosecutions under tl Liquor Control Order, were taken at Ammanford on Mon- day. Thos. Jones, licensee of the Cross ICeys, Bettws, and Margaret Jones, his ■wife, were summoned for supplying in- toxicating liquor during prohibited hours; and Wm. McCormack and Dd. Thomas, both of Bettws, were also summoned for consuming. Mr. T. R. Hurley prosecuted for the. police, and Mr. T. R. Ludford defended. Th" licensee was fined Pl with advo- cate's fee of S2 2s., but the magistrates desired that,, as he had conducted the house for 50 years without complaint, the fjonviction should not interfere with the license. The charge against margaret I i f?' Q D Jones was dismissed, as there was no proof of her acting as agent, and McCor- mack and Thomas were fined lOs. with lite. 6d. advocate's fee each. At the close of the proceedings, Deputy Chief Constable Evans regretted to state that the lady defendant in the preceding -case approached him and offered to bribe him with a view to quashing the proceed- ing He felt constrained tb- bring the matter to the notice of tl Bench. The Chairman (Aid. W. N. Jones) said the Deputy Chief Constable had acted very properly in bringing the matter to their notice. It was an attempt which should be unhesitatingly condemned. Mr. T. R. Ludford said it was abso- lately unknown to them, and evidently the wumari did not know the Deputy Chief or isYil(' "Uld not hare attempted such a thing.
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CARMARTHEN HORSE SHOW. There was a jiood entry at the annual (x- hibition of entire horses under the auspices 01 Carmarthenshire Agricultural Society at Carmarthen Park on Monday and the event was well patronised Ov the farmers of the district. Tho iudge was Mr John Blurdeil. Lancashire, and Mr. Dd. Francis, atiotioneer, was secretary Chief awards:—) Carters, registered shire stallion, 16 h S-in and over: 1, Araport, Spark (exhibitor, Car- aiarthen^hire Stud Co.): 2, Ivy ffrest Chief JJanstephan and District Shire iforee society): 3, Admiral Boscoo (Cariiiartiien. shire Stud Co.). Stallion, uuder 161i. 2in high: 1. Souldern Koyal Duke (exhibitor, Tom Jamoo Myrtle Hill Lleehryd); 2, Ballenoch (Mr, Dd. Jones TyreKftin, Ponty Iujrem; alsJ special prizes); 3, dogcrddan Regent (J'essrs. 1). Davis and Son Brynceir, RLydyr'saeau-road. Carmarthen). Thorough- | bred stallion: 1. Ambroi (Messrs J F. 1ees and W. V. H. Thomas Carmattliezi). Hack- ney or carriage stallion: 1, Gordon Sensa- tioyll(-Air. John Williams, Llwynyrhaf Stud Farm, Clanamman): 2 Tyssul Danegelt (Mr Tlios, Joiics, Troedrhiwhwch Llandyssui); 3 *?t. Svitliin (Mr. C. Yecmans. Cilys'-aig Heiillan). Welsh cob or pony stallion 1. High Stepping Gambler (Mr. Davill Uees, Blaenvraun, Penuwcb. Llangeithio); 2 Pride of Britain (Messrs. D Da\ies and Sons, Blacnpisty I Cardigan). W I'\sh mountain pony statiion: 1, Towy Model Starlight (Mr. Hugh Thomas. Cwm Mill Hotel, rlerrvsi,le): 2 Hawddgar Bright Light (Mr W. E. Davies, CroesyneihoE-fawr Carmarthen); 3, MatdI- light (Mr. Wm. Lewis, Ffrwdydrain, Lian- dilo).
SOLDIER'S SEARCH FOR RELATIVES. I ..1 ? 11 Among me soldier visitors to Swansea this week is Pte. Tom Lock, of the South African Forces, son of Mr. George Lock, who emigrated to South Africa some 10 odd velars ago, and whose parents lived at 16. Greenlieid-strest. Pte. Lock has seen service in German East Africa, and cam? O;pr to England with the last contingent. tk made this special journey to Swansea behalf of his father to see his grand- parents, but his grandfather died some months ago. The old lady, who has atfcaiued an advanced was, needless to any, delighted to receive a visit from her gratukon.
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EISTEDDFOD. Success attended an eislecldfod at Moddfa, Garnswllt, l'on Saturday nir.lit. Mr. B. C. flees, Tycroes, presided. and the adjudicators were: Mr. Anwvl n. Daries Olottws), Mr. D. H. Giifitlis (Aw- nrnvyl Master Harry Richards was the accompanist; the secretary was Mr. ,1. Uees, and the treasurer Mr. Morgan I. Morgan. Awards:—Solo (unde.r 10"): I. Bryn Havies: 2, between Morfydd and Mabel Koberts, Pontardulais; 3, Clifford ■Jones, Garnswllt. Ileeitation (under 10): 1. Spencer Jones, Tiryclail: 2. Doris Jones, Panfyffrnon; 3, Nancy Roe-, Garnant. Walters. Glananunan2, Kryn Davie*; 3. L P. Llord, Glanammari. Girls' solo (under 1.1\. 1, Ratio Wiliams, Garnswllt; 2; Eli?:. Wil- liams, Garnswllt. Recitation (under 1-fh 1, Nancy Rees, Garnant; 2. C. J. Roberts, Pontardulais. Novices' solo: Mr. J. Roe?. Pantrffynnon.. Penillion; Mr. J. Rees, Garnant. Soprano T 1enor solo: Divided between Miss Louisa Davies and Tommy Walters, Bettws. Rrading at first sight: Mr. Rhys E. Davies, Garnswllt. Bass solo: Al r. Brvn Jones, Tycroes. Duet: Messrs. E. 1,1. Williams and W. L. Jones. Yeli-v dr. Chief recitation Afr. D J. Thomas. Pontardulais. Male voice party.- Velin- dre (Mr. E. LI. Williams). Chief chorai; (Mr. Evan Bowen).
LATE MR. S. TAYLOR. Swansea Accountant's Estate. Mr. Samuel Taylor, of Russell-build- ings, St. Mary-street, Swansea. and of Strathmore, Newton. Gyrtermouth (for- merly of Goat-street, Swansea), chartered accountant, of tlif Iii-iii of S. Taylor and Sons, a former president of the Associa- tion of Chartered Accountants, who died oa 9th February last, aged 53, left estate ot the gross value of £15,:10:3, of which £ 11,(127 is net pesonalty. Probate of his will han been granted to the widow, Mrs Mary Jane Taylor, his son. Mr. J. S. C. Taylor, of Coatham, Brynfield-road, Oystermouth, and :\11- J. M. Mulholland. of Elderelie, Sketty-road, Swansea, char- tered accountant. The testator lef^ £ 200 to his wife, £ 100 to each of his children who has not already received a sum of tli)ti on attaining the age 21 years, and he left directions as to his business. The residue of his estate he left to his wife during widowhood, or an annuity of £101\ in the event of her re-marriage, and the residue of his estate in trust for his child- ren in squal shares.
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HIS GENERAL'S TRIBUTE. The Late Major Bryn Lewis. Another fine tribute, to the memory of the late Major Bryn Lewis, the Swansea and Welsh Rugby three-quarter, has bepn paid by Brigadier-General W. A. M. Thompson. Writing to the deceased's parents at Tanyrallt, Pontardawe, he says:—" I should like to tell you how much the death in action of Major Bryn IÆwis is felt, snot, only by his brother officers, but by all ranks. He was a very gallant and rising ofheer, and his influ- ence for wood was very marked. I knew him well personally, and I have had the highest opinion of him a" a soldier as well as a great, respect for his character. He was a young battery commander, and was .-selected to that responsible position on account of the good work which he had do-ne at all times. "Yon \rauld ¡¡ho like to know very intieli divi- sion svmpathise with you in your bereave- f
TAKE 10 PART. i — < «» i SoûH W a s Mseiers a?d Mine ControHer's Sc?e?e. (By Our Mining Correspondent). I The letter from the Controller of Mines to the South Wales colliers and their re- presentatives, which was read at the dele- gate conference of the Federation at Car- did on Monday, suggests a scheme which will also be considered at the London Con- ference of the M.F.G.B. «on Thursday. In accordance with the recommenda- tion of the South Wales Miners' Council, the Cardiff conference decided That we do not take any part, as a Federation, in respect to the matter contained in the letter of Mr. Guy Calthrop." It was a unanimous decision, and it means that the South Wales men will go to London, pro- pose that the whole body of the Federation shall take the same course, and then, if this proposal be not accepted by the M.F.G.B., delegates generally, the Sonth Wales men will come had. home and give further consideration to the matter. That, briefly, was the outcome of the discussion which took place on Monday afternon at Cardiff There were speeches galore, and the afternoon's doings were T(?, a6 a described by a well-known leader as a field day for giving the peace folk a chance to let off fireworks." The decision, however, was, as I have stated, that after submitting their own refusal to take part in the Mine Controller's sclieme, the South Wales men should wait and see." The western areas of the South Wales coalfield were. represented by the follow- ing leaders, in addition to delegates:— Mr. J. D. Morgan, Mr. J. James, Mr. D. R. Grenfell, Mr. W. Jenkins, Mr. W. Davies (Enginemen's section), etc.
RUNAWAY TRAM. I Cause of Gorseinon Pit Fatality. I An inquest on James Jthillips (40), ii, Evnon-street, Gorseinon, was held by the Deputy Coroner (Mr. R. White Beor) on Friday. There were present Mr. Owen (represt*jjtil.g Home Office). Mr. Vaughan Edwards (Glasbrook Bros, colliery pro- prietors), and Mr. D. H. Grenfell (Miners' Federation)- Wm. Davuc-s, fireman, employed at No. 2 Garn Goeli Colliery, stated that he was standing in a manhole when he realised that a runaway tram was preceding the journey of empty trams. He shouted to Phillips, who was standing on the deep ready to turn the journey into the empty road, to get out of the wny. Receiving no answer he pulled the communication wire. The deceased was takep from under the tram. In his opinion the shackle which connected this runaway tram to the jour- ney must have come open by the blocking together of the trams over a part of the road called a swamp." Dr. Macrhersou stated that he examined the man a< the pit-head and found the skull so severely fractured that death must have In-en instantaneous. Verdict: Accidental death. The funeral of the victim of the acci- dent took place on Friday afternoon at Kingsbridge Cemetery. Fellow-workers of deceased acter as bearers. The chief mourners were; Mr. and Mrs. Dd. Phillips (parents), Mr. and Airs. Geo. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Dd. Jenkins (sons-in-law and daughters), and Mr. and Itrs. Hugh Wil- liams (unole and aunt). The Rev. D. 1-1. Thomas, Ebenezer, officiated. Funeral j roaches supplied by D. Bassett and Son, Gorseinon.
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CHAiR EISTEDDFOD. I A chair eisteddfod was he'd at. Rehoboth, Gorseinon. on SatifUday. Ao.judicaiori. Mr D. West HiehanJ" (Loughor) and Mr W m. Evans (Gorseinon); conductor. Mr. T. U i John (Penyrheol); accompanist. Miss L M- j Davies (1 enyrheol). Cblef awards: Solo (under 7): Jris Jones (l.ougbor), J. L. Davies i (Fforestfach). Solo (under 10): Iris James Loughor), Hoes Protheroe (Grovesend). He citation (under 10): Melville iiuxworthy (L.mglior). Dolly James and J. L Davies (Iforestfa-ch) Solo (under 14)- Hjlda Hodges (1'forestfach), Bessie Evans (Penyrhewl). Ke- citation <t:n1?" ?): M. A. Jones (OolfeÍnon). Gwyneth CoHh).? (Gcrseinooj. Soprano olo: Divided Mesdames Annie Davies (Loughor) i and Mercy Thomas <tr*nteg); contralto j f- lo. Madam Beatrice .Jf\ is (I.oughor); i tenor solo, divided Tom Pritchard I LOI ghar) and Joseph Thomas tBryntp?). instru nontal ?olo. Gerwyn Jenkins (Gorseinonh bass Mr. Rees Walters (Loufrhor); verses, Mr Owen Evans (Penyrheol); champion recitation,' Mr John Thomas (Por.tardulais); reading at sip-ht, Mr. J. M. Rees (Longhor); chief choral. Penbryn (conductor, Mr. Wm. i Thomas). The secretary and treasurer were Messrs. Frank JonesaniTrevorDavics.
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￼ MILK ALYSIS. I Effect of Fea«:»jr»g Restrictions j on Quality. The Glamorgan Chamber of Agriculture met at the Cameron Hotel, Swansea, on Saturday, when Mr. E. Hugh David, Car- diff, presided. Arising out of the Central Chamber's minutes. it was !m)J;ospd bv i Mr. L. Ackers (Cardiff), that samples of. milk taken by the inspectors for analysis I should be taken from the morning and evening supplies. It was a well-known fact, he pointed out that owiug to the re- strictions placed upon farmers with re- gard to the feeding of the cattle, the milk in the morning was not always up to the required (standard. Mr. Bassett (Clydach), sMondfd. and the resolution was carried unanimously. Reference was also made to the action taken by the C'tamb?r to keep the re- quired labour on the land until the end of May. Mr. J. W. Davies (Swansea) tusked that the Chamber should bring to the atten- tion of fnrmerc, in the district the fact that banks were prepared to subsidise farmers when tluy were in need of im- plements, etc. It was pointed out that the Glamorgan War Agriculture Com- mirtM were iuterc?un? themselves iD the matter, and that any information could be had from the secretaries. Mr. J. W. Davies (Swansea), then moved the resolution: That the Cham- L her is of opinion that steps should be" taken by the Government to acquire tori the nation the ownership of all waste and: common lands in the country for cultiva- tion." Speaking of the Gower Peninsula, which was over (i0,000 acres, of which 10.000 acres of waste and unenclosed lands, he said 5,000 acres were fertile. Sir John Llewelyn was of opinion illat the enclosing of the land under the De- 1 fence of the Realm Act, there would be no security of tenure, and held that if the lands were to be enclosed they should be under the Enclosure Acts. Considerable discussion- ensued* and Mr. Morgan Hopkins moved that The Gov- ernment be asked to put into force the Enclosure Acts, and such as are accessible to large towns and available for cultiva- tion." The amendment as proposed by Mr. Hopkins was carried.
POWDER IN THE PIT. I, At Pontardawe on Friday, four colliers —Morgan Jo lies; Daniel Wm. Kees, Ben James, and John James Jones, were sum- moned for breaches of the Coal Mines Regulation Act; Morgan Jones for failing] to return a quantity of powder at the dose of the shift; and Ben James, D. W. Rees, and J. J. Jones for being in a cer- tain part of the colliery other than their own working places. Rees was also sum- moned for leaving a fuse, which was likely to endanger life and limb. in the mine. Mr. Wiii. Kersole (Aberdare) pro- secuted for the New Cwmgorse Colliery Co., and Mr. P. J. Randall (Swansea) de-j tended. Mr. Kenshole explained that on Jan. 6th, an explosion of gun powder occurred at the colliery, with the result that the I four defendants were somewhat severely burned. Morgan Williams, manager, said the explosion was at Morgan Joness' working place. Later he and a couple of firemen went into Jones' working place, and found four reels of powder. A little further away they found the tin given to j Morgan Jones on the morning of the ex- plosion, and containing five lbs. of powder. Part of the cover of the tin had been blown off, while the fuse near by had also been wasted. They later found a powder tin belonging to Rees, and tfhis contained three lbs. of powder. About four hours later, he went to see one of the men in order to ascertain how the ex- plosion occurred, eo as to make a report to the Mines Inspector. Jones told him that they were all sitting down in the mouth of his stall. Morgan Jones was fined S5, Daniel Wm. Rees was lined S5 for lighting the fuse, whilst the other defendants were given the benefit of the doubt.
-z7?- WITH MtUTARY HONOURS. The military funeral of Petty Officer W. A. Mallam, who died from the effects of wounds, and whose body was brought to his parents' home, 20, Corporation Houses, Plasmarl, took place at the Cwni- gelly Cemotery on Saturday. The cortege was a long one, there being a good muster of men in khaki as well as members of the St. John Ambulance Division. Three volleys were fired over the grave, and the Last Post" was pounded. The Rev. J. H. Lamb (Salim) officiated.
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SIR JOHN JACKSON. I Findings of the Royal I Commission. The report of the Royal Commission re Sir John Jackson, Ltd., was issued on Monday. The terms of reference were to inquire into the allegations contained in the report of the Public Accounts Com- imittee, and into the terms of arrange- ment and the agreement made by the War Office with the said company, tor the eivctioa of huts for troops. The conclu- sions were to the effect: That there was no ground for saying that Sir John Jackson's first offer was not a bona fide one, or was made other than from patriotic motives. That Sir John Jackson and his com- pany should be relieved from imputations IOf haying, either by their offer of gratui- tous assistance or by their subsequent conduct, intentionally brought about a I state of things in which they could and did extort exorbitant terms. That at the time the agreement was made with him a Etat of things had in fact arisen which enabled him practically to dictate his own terms, but that the War Office had an opportunity of which they did not avail themselves, of post- poning a settlement of the term6 until a time when the pressure of the situation would have ceased. That the amount to which Sir John Jackson, Ltd., became entitled under the agreement, in the events which happened, was greatly excessive, and that the agree- iinent, even in the state of things con- templated when it was made, was un- reasonable, and such as would probably not have been made but for the urgency or the situation. At the same time, it was in the interest of the nation, at such a critical lime, to pay a liberal remunera- tion for the services which were secured. That although there is no ground in law for non-payment of the percentage in full. we consider that Sir John Jackson's in- sistence on payment in full of the per- centage, in the events which have hap- pened, which were not in the contempla- tion of the War Office when the agree- ment was made, i^ud which have increased the remuneration far beyond any amount contemplated by the War Office, would be inconsistent with the profession which he made during the-negotiations, particularly in the letter of September 2nd. The Commissioners were Mr. Justice Channell, Sir Frank Crisp, and Sir Alex- andra Stenniry.
FOUGHT THE TITHE. Funeral of a Carmarthenshire Leader. ihe remains of tne late Mr. J land I Davies, Rhydyrhaw, Peniol, were interred at Peniel Independent Chapel burial ground. The funeral was the largest seen in the district. Deceased had been a leading Lilieral and a staunch Nonconfor- mist. having taken an active purt years ago in the tithe war. The Revs. S. W. Morgan. Llanguncor. and J. r. Enns, Penygraig, officiated at the house, and a number of other promi- nent ministers, including the Revs. J. T. Gregory (pastor), David Davies, Penartli, and Dyfnallt Owen took part in the ser- vice at the chapel. Mr. John Hinds, M.P., Lord Lieutenant, also spoke, and paid a notable tribute to Mr. Davies's life and work. At the graveside the Revs. R. j T. Williams. Panteg. and D. G. Williams St. Clears, officiated.
LOANS TO FARMERS. The President of the Board of Agricul- ture and Fisheries has made arrange- ments with the leading hanks for lending money to farmers to enable the") tr buy I seeds and manures for growing wheat, oats and potatoes. Applications are to be approved by the War Agricultural Executive Committee for the county—the Glamorgan officer is Mr. T. F. Pritchard, 13. St. Andrcw's-f'rescent, Cardiff. If the grfint of credit is approved by the com- mittee, the applicant will be able to order the seeds or manures required, and the bill will lie paid through a bank on the applicant signing a promissory note undertaking to repay the amount within nine months with interest at the rate of five per cent. per annum. 1
CARMARTHENSHIRE RATES. I Mr. P. Pcarce (county accountant) told the Carmarthenshire Education Com- mittee on Thursday that the expenditure là&t year was ?ti9.?1. as a?aui?t an esti- mate of £ 71,135. The education rates would remain the same. viz., elementary, lid.; higher, lid.; intermediate, t(1. The estimates showed an increase of 5:1,754, hut there was the hahmcc from last year to meet this. — The estimates were adopted.
MORRISTON AWARDS. 1 An eisteddfod wa? held at Soar Chapel, Morris ton. on Saturday evening Mr. Mor- j Kan K Rees. Pentrechwyth, oresided The adjudicatois were: Mr. A R. Tiewis (Morris- ton) and Mr. John t'hillips (Treforfab); treasurer, Mr. B. Rees; secretary, Mr. Maurice Davies. Awards Solo (under 10- 1. i E. Evans (Pontlasse); 2. Violet Harr¡" (Manselton). Recitation (under 0). 1 and 2. divided Masr&ie Jones and Oeinwen Evans (Salem). Solo (?irls under ,4) 1. Selira Cook; 2. F. M l-frThes Solo (boys under 14)- 1, D Evans (Salem); 2 divided Byron Davies and J. Jones. Recitation (under 16): John Thomas. Soprano solo- C. A, Evans Recitation (open): 1. H. Phillips. Tenor D Hhys Williams, Baritone: Jolip J,-)rer- (Mrnyddbach). Quartet: E. John and friends. Essay: Divided d. DP. vies (('wm- rhydyceirw' and Mapgie M. Davies fCly- dach). Chief choral: Six choirs competed. '?' i x cho;-g Winp. Parti'r Aclwyd (conductor Mr. W. J. Williams).
Suffering from a fracture to the arm, eaused by a tiil)-- falling on it. Henry: Wade (43), was admitted to the Swansea Hospital, but not detained. Lucy Brooks (3>of Hendre. Pantyffyn- non. was a<in)m<?t and detained at the Swun?a Hospital on Friday suSering from i1i'J"iN¡f, (•<•• ore-s. m
T Oil FROM DEAD MEN. Ghoulish Resourcefulness of the German. The fi rst callous public admission ap- pears ill the Government-controlled "Lok- al-Anzeiger" of Api. 10 of the fact already well-known in Allied countries that the German Army converts the dead bodies of soldiers into oil. More amazing is the statement that from the same source are produced fertilisers and food for pigs. This information is given by Herr Karl Rcsner, a special correspondent on the western front, who describes how he passed one of the corpse-converting in- stitutions" ("Kadaver-verwertungs-ans talten) during a trip through a battle zone in France. He indicates that every German army has one of the institu- tions." He writes; "We are travelling in the district north of Rheims. Suddenly a stench offends our nostrils. We are passing one of the corpse-converting institutions of the local army group. The fat derived is made into lubricating oils. Everything else is sent to the bone-mill to be ground into powder, which is then mixed with food for pigs and also used as a ^fertiliser. The theory on which our Army works, one sees, is that nothing must be allowed to go unused." When early in the war reports first circulated that the Germans were turning the Iwdies of their dead into glycerine. those who tried to believe that the enemy- was human refused to credit the loath- some tale. The statement by a German spwial correspondent which Mr. F. W. Wile discovered in the Berlin Local- Advertiser" (Anzeiger) proves that it is true. They convert the dead into oils, fertilisers, and pig-fodder. Not only is it true (says the "Daily Mail"); the Germans (-veil glory in it. The sjieciai correspondent recounts how the dead are disposed of, and adds com- placently The theory on which our army works is that nothing must he allowed tj go unused." So brutally callous have the Germans become, so entirely have they lost all the eac-red emotions of cirihscd man. that they have ( established a limited liability company,, with a c.npitd of £25Ü,OOH, which turn? the dead into dividends. It is known as the German Offal-Conversion Com- pany," and ha? its head works at Gero!- etein. a secluded little town in the Eifel, where the horrible process is carried out in a carefully guarded spot. There are l other similar works behind the German lines; indeed au advertisement in the German "Chemical Gazette (Chemisehe Zeitung) of NOH>mher 18 disclosed the l existence of one at St.ra-<-bur?.
KILLED ON GROSSING Tragic Story of Clydach Boy's Death. At Clydach on Thursday, Mr. R. W. Beor (deputy county coroner) held an [inquest on the body of Ivor Osborne Davies (1:3), son of Mr. and Mrs. Llewelyn Davies, Down-street, who was run over by trucks on the Quarr-road level cross- illg on Saturday. Robert Thomas, schoolboy, said he was driving a horse and delivery cart for Mr. T. E. Jones on Saturday. He saw de- ceased about one o'clock, when he got into the cart with him. Subsequently witness went into a house to deliver goods, and left deceased in the cart. Wit- ness heard the cart move, and through the window saw the horse running. The house was about 15 yards from the level crossing. By the time witness had reached the doorway, he found that the cart and the watchman's shed had been destroyed. The horse was standing at the side of a truck with only the reins holding him to the cart. Witness was told deceased was under the truck The horse was not a young one. He himself had driven it for the past year. It vras a quiet animal, and he had been accus- tomed to leave it standing alone. Isaac Morris, watchman on the level crossing, said he bad the rope stopping traffic across the road at the time, hot the horse broke the rope. He saw de- ceased go down with the cart when It came in contact with the shed and truck. Dr. John Jones said he found deceased practically severed about the thighs, but he was alive and conscious. The poor lad had just been removed from under the trucks. He died about & p.m. from shock following the accident. Witness noticed that the rope stopping up the traffic had been snapped about a yard from the dis- taut fixed point, but the other end WM" still hooked on to the side of the rhett. Both wheels of the cart were intact, bUt the axle was bent, and the body of the cart, as well as the 6hed, were smashed. There used to be gates on both sides ol the crossing, but since there had been only one gate two fatal accidents had occurred within the last few years, both, victims being children of about the same, age The jury returned a verdict of accidental death
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