BONYMAEN. I The death has occurred with tragic rsud- dennees of Mr. David Jones, Bonymaen- road. Deceased, who was 72, had been a deacon at Adulam Chapel for many years. A pathetic feature in connection with the occurrence was the fact that Mr. Jones was daily expecting the arrival home from Franco of his son, the Rev. Samuel Jones, who has been on Y.M.C.A. work. rte. Tom Phillips was given a recep- tion at Salem Capel-y-Cwm. The follow- ing took part: Songs by Miss Nora Neill, Mr. Sydney Griffiths, Mr. W. Morgan, and Mr. James Jones (the words of the song sung by Mr. Jones were composed by Pte. Jack Jones, Llansamlet, who is now in Egypt); recitations by Miss Edith Griffiths and Master D. Maddox. The Rev. T. Vaughan Jones (Cwm) presided, and Miss Williams was the accompanist. A parcel of comforts from the Cwm Sew- ing Guild and the usual gift from the local fund were presented to him.
CYMMER. I Thomas Williams (.siiiKle), employed at Mossrs. Insole's Colliery, Lyiiimer, as all underground haulier, was killed, together with his horse, on Wednesday by a fall of roof. He resided with his parents at 108, ) h.
CLYNE. I A welcome was given to Pies. Sam Kees and George Watkins in Gosell Chapel. The following took part: Miss David, Mr. W. Lock, Mrs. Meredith, Mr. W. Thomas, Miss Williams, Miss Thomas, Miss Jeffrie8' Mi66 Ep&6. A sketch was If?rly r")"?"'d by <1. Bevan, Peters, ?',b-d., and Keep. Mr. Joseph Cmn- oRngs pr?idcd.
I GLYN-NEATH. -1 I On Sunday and Monday anniversary 5Prvic?s woe held at Ca¡ l-v-Gl VD. The I Rev. S. Winiams, Landore, entreated.
LLANSAMLET. I At the Mission Hal! on Sunday, the He v. Wm. Jones, Morriston, now home from the front, sang, preached, and delivered an interesting address on.the subject, With the Boys in roniel Green English Congregational Ciinreh held its anniversary services fit Bethel on Sunday and Monday. At the morning service the Rev. D. Enrof Wal- ters, M.A., B.D., Swansea, preached in English. In the afternoon service the Rev. J. Towyn Jones, M.P. (Junior T/ord of the Treasure preached in Welsh, ahd in the evening service he preached in English. On Monday evening the Rev. J..T. Wil- liams. Morriston. preached in Welrdi. At paoh service, solos were rendered. The Rev. Ficton Jones conducted the meetings. A concert was held art the Parish Hall, on Thursday, in aid of the Silver Band. Aid. J. Jordan presided. The following took part: Miss Olive Williams, Morris- ton. Madame Sims Rees, Mr. John Stephens, Mr. T. Lewis, Morriston, Master Ivor Thomas. Cwm (violinist). Mr. Willie Griffiths (flautist), and Miss Evelyn Sims (elocutionist). The Llan- samfet Band-plavwl selections. The ac- companist was Miss A. B. Williams.
NEATH ABBEY. I NEATH On Sunday and Monday the half-yearly preaching services; were held at Monah Welsh Independent Chapel, Neath Abbey, the Rev. J. Byfnallt Owen, A.T.S., Car- marthen, officiating.
NEATH. I The Neath Borough Constabulary has a Roll of Honour of which any town may well be proud. All the men have served abroad and seen many scraps. We append the record :—P.O. Fred Leyshon, Welsh Guards; obtained a commission, and is now in France as second lieutenant in the R,.WF.; Pte. Deveraux, sergeant-major in the, R.W.F.: P.C. Griffiths, 1st air mee.han.ie, R.N.A.S.; P.C. David Jones, private in the A.S.C.; P.C. lies, corporal A. T-I C ccrpori. ] in the P,.F.; P.C. Pawlings, sergeant n the Soots Guards. Went to France with the Expeditionary Force in August, 1911, was in the retreat of Mons, and severely wounded in the first battle of Ypres. Re- turned and was wounded at Loos. Still in France. P.C. Goodwin, gunner in the R.F.A., served through the Dardanelles until evacuation; now in Palestine with General Sir Archibald Murray. P.C. Allen, leading seaman R.N., served in North Sea and the Atlantic. Bc-en in several scraps, and was once torpedoed. P.C. Burns, sergeant in the I/an cash ire Fusiliers. Forfeited rank of sergeant- major in the South Lanes, to go to France, preferring excitement rather than the monorony of a training camp instructing recruits. He is anxious to regain the Crown with the Fusiliers. P.C. Will Perry, corporal in the AS.C. One of ille All Blacks'" front rankers in peace time, and has now won honours as a boxer. P.C. Jenkin Hopkins, corporal in the mounted police. In addition. Chief Constable Higgins' only son has had a commission in the Army, and P.C. Ed- son is in the Royal Marines. P.C. Tom Thomas—eldest son in the Army, now in Mesopotamia. P.O. Will Hopkin —four brothers in the Armv. P.C. Overd —father and two brothers in the Army; one ha.s won the M.M. P.C. Budge—re- sponded to the call at the outbreak Off war, and 17 years' service in the Grenadier Guards; went through the South African War, and holds two medals and eight bars. P.C. Jack Case (weiglt- bridge atendant), rejoined the Grenadier Guards, and was gassed at Maine and in- valided out. BOXERS IN EGYPT. I Writing to )H. G H. Watson, head- master of Ald. Davies' School, Neath, Driver R Knight gives an interesting account of his sojourn in Egypt, and describes a memorable visit to the famous catacombs and museum at Alexandria. I returned," be continue jn time for the divisional sports, and I am pleased to tell yon that the Neath boys excelled themselves that (lay, carrying off the laurels in five of the twelve events. Quite a good performance, eh? In the boxing tournament they did bet- ter still. Young Dai Davies won the bantam-weight championship, and an- other Neath boy, Aaron Davies, won the fly.weight championship. Wf also had kard line, in having to scratch two oer- fcrfntieis Jack Thomas in the middle- weight, and a fellow named Brock, of Britonferry, who has already won two divisional cups. So you see the Neath boys are quite holding their own out here." BUBAL DISTRICT TRIBUNAL. I M?mbM-a (,f 1'IIe L?am Hura.1 uiBtrirt Tribunal on SaturdHY ol g?? with the nu?jurv rep'?'?n?t.?'e during the hea?n? of ?,p appeals ? ?n persons whose occupations were said f.0 bo scheduled. When the military representative (Mr. Dd. Meager) asked for an adjournment of one of the cases until the afternoon sit- ting, the Chairman (Mr. W. B. Trick) do. clined and said the tribunal might ad- journ for five months, j Mr. Meager: You may adjourn now if you 'like. I <un getting tired of these threats I haare heard them no less than ten times. Whereupon the membere of the tri- bunal retired, and on returning to court the chairman announced that they had decided to suspend their sittings- until November 2n.d. He hoped that in the meantime the matter would be discussed by a higher authority. The court then rose, leaving about 50 cases undecided.
PORT TALBOT. I Mrs. John Griffiths, addresse d Grove- place Litp-rarv Society on Thursday night on Mrs. Watts Hughes." Mias Rees sang one of her compositions. The first practice of the Port Talbot and Aberavon section of the Neath Nat- ional Eisteddfod Choir was held at Tabernacle Newydd Chapel on Thursday. Traffic at the docks during the past week was as follows: Exports-eoal aaid coke, 23.901 tons; patent fuel, 4,730; angles, 1,840; railway waggons, 101; making a total of 30,571. Imports—billets, 93; pit wood, 552; timber, 86; stones, 278; making 1,009. The total tonnage was 31,587, com- pared with 47.279 in the corresponding week last year. SCHOOL MANAGERS. I Mr. J. At. Smith presided over a meet- ing of the managers of Port Talbot Group of Schools held at the Municipal Build- ings, A beravon, on Tuesday. Several ap- plications for the post of attendance officer in the Glyncorrwg district were considered and three, discharged soldiers were recom- mended to the Education Authority. They were: Thos-. Idris Lewis (22), Glyncorrwg, formerly engaged at Glenavon Colliery; WllI. II. David OM), Swansea, formerly clerk and collector, and S. J. John (25), Skewen. During the hearing of a batch Off appli- cations for exemption from attendance, Mr. Harry Davios, Cwmanm, regretted that under the present system they had no report from the head teacners before deciding. It was most cruel that bright children, who possibly had a brilliant future before them, should be deprived of the ad"a.nlages af:1(lditionol schooling. It was dec ided to recommend the adop- tion of siu-h a policy, coupled with a sug- gestion that if exemption is given, such chihhfrn should attend evening schools.
SKEWEN. A well attended war aims meeting was held on Wednesday evening at the Coun- cil School, Skewen, addressed by Messrs. Sandford and Edward Black. Mr. E. G. Smith, Cartref," manager of Briton- ferry Chemical Works, presided. At English Wesley Chapel, Skewen, on Thursday evening, Mrs. Wm. Howells presided over a meeting to welcome Ptes. Charles Wright (Canadian), Luther Rees, and Jamec, Bowen. Lance Corpl. H. Martin, was represented by Sapper Ellis. There were roloc, by Miss Parry (Neath), Messrs. Ben Davies and D. W. Lewis; recitations by Miss Evelyn Carver and Master Elvet James; accompanist, Mr. Geo. Taylor. Presentations on behalf of the Reception Committee were made by the Rev. J. C. Beynon, B.A., curate, each recipient responding. There were also Addresses from Writer Harry Dark, R.N., Messrs. Chris James and Henry Reason. At the Co-operative Society's Central Hall, on Thursday evening, Mr. Bevin, Dockers3 Union official, Bristol, gave an address on The necessity of Co-opera- tion." Mr. Wm. Davies presided. On Friday evening, at Horeb Baptist Chanel, Skewen, the inaugural meeting was held of the Skewen and Neath Abbey Welsh Society, when the Rev. Penar Griffiths gave a lecture on Daniel Owen and his Characters.' The Rey. Thomas Morgan (president.) was in the chair. On Saturday evening, at a smoking con- cert in connection with the V.T.C. held at the Terminus Hotel, Sergt. Tom Thomas, on his departure to take no a responsible position at a colliery in the anthracite district, was made the recipi- ent of presents as a mark of recognition for services rendered to the corps and the Volunteer movement in general. On Sunday there was a church parade at Skewen Parish Chureh, those taking pacrt being the Skewen and Aberdylais contingents of the B" Co., 3rd Glam. O.V.R., the officers in command being Major W. B. Tric-k, Capt. L. R. Stone, and Sergt.-Major M. J. Cole. The Aberdvlais Band was in atendance. At the church, the Rev. D. Morris, L.D., vicar, officiated, assisted by the Rev. J. C. Beynon, B.A., senior curate. On Tuesday, while engaged at the Cape Copper Works, Philip Lane, son of Mr. Wm. Lane, -Veii--road, Skewen, was badly crushed on the back and chest. He ie an accomplished violinist, and a leading member of the Tabernacle String Band. Mrs. Middleton, 20, Dynevor road, Skewen. has just received official news that her husband, Pte. Wm. Middleton, of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, has been killed in action. A native of Shrewsbury, he had resided at Skewen for some years, being employed as platelayer on the G.W.R., and was 27 years of age. He was an active member of the local G.W.R. Association football team. He was a son- in-law of Mr. and Mrs. George Western, Dynevor-road. Skewen.
TONNA. I Mr. and Mrs. George Pembridge, of 21, Norfolk-street, Swansea, were on Thursday officially notified from the War Office that their son. Captain Reginald Pembridge, of the South Wales Borderers, was wounded in action on the Western Front on Mon- day last. He was recently mentioned in dispatches.
AMMANFORD'S RATES. I The Ammanford Council at a special meeting on Wednesday night, Mr. J. C. Shaw presiding, resolved to levy for the current half-year a general district rate of 2s. 6d. in the £ and a water rate of Id. in the £ These rates are the same as for the Itst half-year, and the financial position of the council wae said to be better, a debit balance having been con- verted into a credit balanoe.
FOX AMONG THE TURKEYS. The Carmarthenshire County Council had a peculiar application made to them on Wednesday. A Llandebie woman wrote to the clerk that on Monday night a fox killed her stock of Christmas tur- key, feel very pad over it, because it is a hig loss to me." She added, Can you tell me whether I can get redress from anyone. They tell me you will help me if you can. The reading of the letter caused some amusement, but nothing was done in the matter. i
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SHIPWRIGHT & MANACER I ALLEGED THREAT TO MURDER. I A case which has caused a sensation in Swansea dock circles came before the Swansea Bench on Wednesday, when Frederick Cuthhert Potter (49), ship- wright, was charged on remand with ma- liciously sending, delivering, or uttering, knowing the contents thereof, a letter 01 writing, threatening to kill or murder Wm. J no. Bendall on the 19th April and diver6 other dates. Mr. Rupert Lewis conducted the prosecution, but Potter was undefended. Opening the case, Mr. Lewis said that Potter was originally employed at the Prince of Wales Dry Dock, Swansea. At that time a dispute arose over work be- ing done by some of the workmen at the yard. Potter suggested that they were doing something they should not do. He urged Mr. Bendall to take some steps with regard to them. Mr. Bendall did not do so Subsequently he took pro- ceedings against Potter at Cardiff, and defendant was then bound over. Never- theless he continued writing these letters to Mr. Bendall, a 6heaf of which were produced in court. Mr. Rupert Lewis read extracts from several of the letters, and said the threats were continued right up to last week. In these letters he said- You owe it to yourself before you are launched into eternity at a moment's notice," and Almighty death torpedoes your life out of your body." Another letter said, "Another fight, and this to a finish, even if I end my day, in prison or on the gallows." If I get below and wear the uniform, may God paralyse my hand and blind nie; if Ben- dall is not under the ground I will put him there." When I come to the end of my money, then I am going to take Mr. Bendall's life." He also said he was prepared to take the extreme course, and would an- swer to his Supreme Judge. I will not be boycotted out of Swansea by Bendall, or any other employer. And when my last pound goes, then Bendall and Potter go witn it." In further letters he alluded to the complainant as that fiend in human form—Bendall. Some people called it murder, but lie calied it killing." When Mr. Bendall went into the witness box, Potter said he could not hear him, so he was allowed to come down into the body of the court under escort. Mr. Bendall said he was in bodily fear of Potter, and in anticipation of a sudden end, or some such contingency, he had put his affairs right. He said Potter had caused great trouble at the yard, and had eo persecuted the foreman and assistant foreman at the Prince of Wales Dock that the former was so upset that he could not carry out his work. In spite of the letters he had not taken proceedings. Potter now commenced a running fire of questions relating to events from 1907 on. He became excited, and fired one question off before the pre- vious one had been answered, and was pulled up on several occasions by the chairman and Mr. Roseer. He asked: "If Potter had had fair play do you think these letters would have been written ? Witness replied be could not say. He cross-examined Mr. Bendall ibout the inquiry at Cardiff, and was told that Admiral Fisher vthen Controller of Ship- ping Repairs for the Bristol Channel), had stated that if his butler or coachman had uttered such threats he would have him immediately apprehended and sent to prison for a of years. In reply to further questions, Mr. Bendall said he had made an offer to Mr. Harries, of Harries' Dry Do«k, to exchange a car- penter, so that Potter could have em- ployment at the Harries' Dry Dock. He admitted saying that if he had the em- ploying hand he would not employ Pot- ter. He did so for reasons already ex- plained. Mr. Parkes, secretary of the Prince of Wales Dry Dock. Co. aaid Potter wrote asaking for an interview which was not granted. made further bitter state- ments against Mr. Bendall. Mr. J. Harries, of Harries' Dry Dock Co., said Potter, in an interview with him, produced a paper called "Solidarity," in which hie case was stated. He con- tinued talking about his grievance. and repeated statements already mentioned in the letters. Chief Detective Inspector J. Hayse said he visited defendant's home with a war- rant for his arrest. In replying to the charge, he said he would come quietly, and added: "They have broken my pro- perty and my money, and now they desire to break my body. It is a criminal per- secution of a just man. Fred Potter would not hurt anybody. I will see jus- tice done for my greatest enemy, and I have done so on many occasions. I have always worked for down-trodden humanity and that is why I have been victimised. It is their consciences that they are afraid of, not me. My action is my justi- fication. It is the course of eventualities. As it now stands the case is purely hypothetical, as the last pound is not gone. He now put in a remarkable letter, m which he stated that the life of Mr. Ben- dall is absolutely safe at Potter's hands. Circumstances had since arisen which had decided him in this course of action. He pleaded for the Bench to consider this aspect, as the employers knew he would keep his word. He now added verbally that he took this course before the issue of the present summonses. Potter now called, as one of his wit- nesses, Mr. Thomas Allan Johnson, manager of the Hills Dry Dock, Cardiff, and a J.P. of the city. On going into the box lie warned Potter that he was a hos- tile witness. Potter cross-questioned him upon the conference on the rules. Mr. Johnson replied that there was absolute peace un- til Potter began his senseless persecu- tion of witness, or of Mr. Monroe and the Swansea employers by interminable let- ters, Mr. Bendall in particular. He also characterised his attitude as cruel, and one which had disgusted Potters' own col- leagues, and oppn-minded men like wit- ne!>8¡ who actually fought the Swansea employers on the question. Evidence was given by Mr. John Jen- kins, technical adviper to the Ship Con- structors' and Shipwrights' Association, with regard to the interview with the em- ployers in Potter's case. He qnid the only ya.rd closed to Potter was the Prince of Wales Dry Dock. He could have worked at any of the other yards. He had in- structed Potter to this effect, but he had not complied with them. The only em- bargo was that at the Central Dry Dock, where he was expected to return in Weekly instalments the cost of a County Court action he lost, and which involved a cer- tain 56. Hid. in dispute. Potter was non- suited. The bench were of the opinion that Mi. Jenkins had done all he could for Pottei. and complimented witness on what he had done in the matter. They told Potter he should be very thankful to Mr. Jenkins, and was treating him unkindly. Mr. Johnson said that Mr. Monroe, who had been subpfened for the defence, could not attend as he was an Admiralty official. The bench committed defendant for trial at the next Assizes at Cardiff on Tuesday. Mr. Johnson made a warm protest against being bound over to appear, and eud he was engaged on important Govern- ment linE'.i', :nd wasted two days at the last A seizes 'Ollt being called. Accordingly, both he and Mr. Jenkins were not bound over to appear. Potter was informed that he could se- cure legal advice at the Assizes if neces- sary. The bench refused bail because of Hie seriousness of the charge.
LATE MR. DOWDING. 1 "Leader" Director's Funeral at Bandon Hill. The funeral of Mr. W. E. Dowding, one of the Directors of the Cambria Daily Leader." took place on Monday at Bandon Hill Cemetery, which is on a picturesque Surrey hillside about a mile from Danes- gate," the deceased's home at Purley. The Rev. H. A. Hodgson, rector of Beddington, officiated. The principal moufner was Mr. A. E. Dowding (brother). Others at at the graveside included Mr. Alexander Thomson (representing Government Whips' Office), Mr. Wilkinson Sherren (repreeent- ing Mr. J. W. Pratt, M.P., Junior Lord of the Treasury), Mr. Dan Thomas (chair- man of directors of the Swansea Pres6, Ltd., and also representing Sir Alfred Mond), Mr. G. W. Thomp- son (representing the Chief Government Whip, Captain Guest), Mr. S. TTdale (Wor- shipful Master, Maybury Lodge of Free- masons, of which deceased was a member). and Messrs. R. Somerville. C. Churchill, D. Wullie and A. Spatchett Frost (as re- presentative of the Cambria Daily Leader staff). Conspicuous amid a m&ss of flowers covering the coffin was a magnificent wreath of white blooms daintily relieved with the purple tints of heather. This was a tribute "in affectionate memory" from the Government Whips and Mr. Dowding* s colleagues at Downing-street and Parlia- ment-street. Another fine wreath symbo- lised the deep sympathy of the staff at Peel House. Sir Alfred Mend's contribu- tion was a wreath in which choice orchids were noticeable. The Worshipful Ma.st-er and brethren of the Maybury Lodge, and the Directors, manager and staff of the Swansea Press, sen t florai emblems, each in,wribed "With d-<*)c-Ft sympathy." Of touching and tender simplicity was the inscription on the floral cross from the family. In the widow's handwriting it ran., From those who loved you." On to the coffin just before the mourners mo-ed away from the grave the brother dropped a bunch of foliage gathered by the widow in the home garden, of which the deceased wa.s particularly fond. The wreath from 2\fI. a,-nd Mrs. Davis, neigh- bours at Purley, was sent as a small tri-bute to genius." Among others there were wreaths from Mrs. Henry Masters, Mr. and Mrs. Lvcett., Mr. and Mrs. Wood Mr. and Mrs. Feathfrstone, Mr. and Mrs. Rymer, Mr. and Mrs. Morrison, Mr. and Mrs. A. Spatchett Frost, and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Wuilie. An Appreciation. I Mr. Wilkinson Sherren has written the following: The world is poorer by the death of Mr. W. E. Dowding. The brilliancy of his gifts had only just reached their fruition. As a publicist, he had few equals, as a man he had none, in the estimation of his friends. He com- bined level-headedness with foresight. His services to the cause of Free Trade are written in the recent history of that movement. His work for our overseas troops on leave in London, must be a living memory in the hearts of many soldiers, who profited by his wise over- sight of thh sojourn at Peel House. His work this year in the responsible post he held in the Government Whips' Office, has been invaluable. Having a great capacity for friendship, the late Mr. Dowding attracted all sorts and conditions of men, to whom he made widely different appeals. The journalist found in him a past master in newspaper work, the public man, a comprehending coadjutor in the difficulties of conduct- ing large affairs, the business man, an organiser of great ability, the, novelist, a keenly interested and understanding critic, with an imagination, eagerly stretching out towards artistic expres- sion, and the lame dog," an ever- ready friend in need. Those who worked with him had an ideal colleague, and those who worked under, him an ever con- siderate and courteous chief. In very truth he was a gallant gentleman. His powerful personality was informed by the rare quality of charm. He was cut off in the full tide of his activities, leav- ing a work on the history of voluntary effort unfinished. A royal giver in every way, he has enriched the world by living in it, and those who knew him best will treasure his memory to their dying day.
DOSBARTH Y GLO CAREG. I Cyfarfod Neillduol. I Cynaliwyd y cyfarfod uchod yn y Dockers' Hall, Abertawe, dydd Sadwrn, Hydref 27ain, o dan lywyddiaeth dde- heuig Mr. Thomas Davies, Dillwyn, ac is- lywyddiaeth Mr. D. Daniel Davies, Cawdor. Cafwyd cynrychiolaeth gref o'r cyfrinfaoedd i'r cyfarfod, ac awd yn mlaen a gwaith y dydd yn y drefn gan- lynol. PENDERFYNIADAU. I Glofeydd Dyffryn Amman. Cadarn- hawyd penderfyniad Trades and Labour Council y rhanbarth hon i ohirio cais rhai o'r glofeydd am chwe' mis yn mhellach. Caerbryn a'r Emlyn.-Bod cais y crafts- men o-r glofeydd hyn am gael wyth awr fel oriau gweithio i'w gyflwyno i'r Cyngor Gweinyddol. Cawdor.-(a) Ein bod yn anog i gael aelodau Llafur ar Fwrdd Llywodraethiad y Bwydydd, a bod y Food Ministry i ddarpar bod aelodau Llafur i gael eu talu am bob colled gwaith am bresenoli eu hunain ar y byrddau hyn. (b) Bod pob cyfrinfa i ddanfon eu cwynion yn nglyn a hyn i ysgrifenydd y Doebarth. Pwllbach—Bod mater y tspake yn y lofa hon i'w gyflwyno yn mhellach i'n goruchwyliwr a phwyllgor y lofa. Closyryn.—Ein bod yn ymddiried achos anghydfod y lofa hon i'n goruchwyliwr er ei gytuno. Dulais. Ein bod fel cyfarfod yn ym- rwymo i wneud ein goreu i gael gwerth- iiint da o'r llyfr fwriedir ddod allan gan hen atalbwyswr y lofa hon, er ei gynorthwyo yn ei gyfyngder presenol. Dosbarth.-Bod y cynygiad o osod treth o 2s. yr aelod er cynorthwyo amryw lofeydd o herwydd segurdod i'w oeod ar y rhaglen Desaf. Glofeydd Cwm Dulais.-Ein bod yn gohirio y cais o dderbyn barn y glofeydd ar y down tools policy yn nglyn a'r gwleithvryr hyn. er gweled beth wneir yn eu hachos dydd Mercher nesaf. Llandybie.—Bod dirprwyaeth i fyned i ymweled a'r Cyngor Gweinyddol yn Nghaerdydd dydd Llun, 29ain, er egluro iddvnt y sefyllfa breeenol yn nglyn a'r anghydfod yn y lofa. Bod y ddirprwy- aeth i gynwys dau o'r lofa a Mr. S. O. Davies, B.A., Great Mountain, yn nglivd a'n goruchwylwyr. Hefyd bod cyiarlod neillduol i'w gynal dydd Sadwrn nesaf, Ta,chivedA Sydd, os na fydd yr achosioll wedi en cytuno cyn hyny, ee f aclibeion Cwmdulais a Llandybie. Great Moiintain.Cadarnhmi y cyfar- fod ganlyniad y Tugel fu yn y lofa hon mewn perthynas a'r peirianwyr, a bod y cyfarfod yn disgwyl i'r ddwy blaid i fod yn ffyddlon i'r ymrwymiad wnawd ganddynt cyn y cyfryw Dugel i fod yn ffyddlon i'r canlyniad. Hefyd, fod ysgrif- enydd y Dosbarth i ddanfon v pender- fyniad i ysgrifenydd y lofa, ac i'r person sydd yn gwrthod cydymffurfio a'r can- lyniad. DAVID MORGAN, Ysgrifenydd.. I
"DOWN TOOLS" THREATI INSULT TO FLAG OF WALES. Professor Sir Henry Jones (Glasgow) and Mr. J. Hugh Edwards, M.P., were the chief speakers at a war- aims meeting held at the Public Hall. Pontardawe, on Monday night. Mr. John Edwards pre- sided. The Chairman referred to the threat to down tools on the part of the miners. He had no hesitation in saying that SO per cent. who had entered the mines since the outbreak of war were shirkers and traitors to their country. The mine was not a place for painters, plumbers, school teachers, clerks, etc., and he ven- tured to 6ay that not one of them ever thought of going into the mines prior to the war. They were simply shirking their obligations to the country. Mr. Hugh Edwards said that Germany bad never been guilty oC such an act of lunacy as when they entered into i-be i present war. He looked upon war as a surgical operation to be resorted to when everything else had failed. He deprecated the idea of negotiating with murderers like the Germans, who had been caught red-handed perpetrating their hideous crimes. Prof. Sir Henry Jones, who was warmly received, said that they were out for vic- tory and nothing else. In his opinion, it WM a cruel blow to their soldiers who were facing the horros of war at the front to hear even the threat of a down-tools policy at home. It was an insult and dis- grace to the flag of Wales for anybody to I try and arrest the hands of the Govern- ment by effecting a down-tools policy. He failed to understand how some people I co lid say that they were as well off in Germany as in England. Had they ever heard of school children committing suicide in England ? No. certainly not. In Germany it was a very common thing for children to oommit suicide, because they could not tolerate the conditions under which they existed. Great Britain was the best friend of freedom that The world had ever seen, and in the present war they were fighting for the purpose of maintaining that freedom which they had be-n accustomed to enjoy. (Hear, hear. In conclusion, he declared that the greatest aim in the war was perpetual and everlasting peace. (Applause). A resolution proposed by Sir Henry Jonas that the inhabitants of Pontardawe solemnly promised to stand by their brave heroes who were fighting on ihc battlefields, was carried with a few dissen- tients. Another great meeting under the aus- pices of the .War Ainas Committee, was held at the Coliseum, Ystalyfera, on Tues- day night, Mr. R. J. Powell, J. P., pre- siding. The chairman said they aU agreed that peace was very desirable, but the diffi- culty was in the kind of peace they wanted. (Hear, hear). In his opinion, and he was sure they all agreed with him, that they wanted a lasting peace. Mr. J. Hugh Edwards explained that they had entered the war in fulfilment of their solemn treaty obligations to little Belgium and the instinct of self-preserva- tion with which they had been imbued. (Applause.) There was no doubt about it that Germany had been preparing to give France the knock-out blow for a number of years. The German military caste must be destroyed now and for ever so that the tramp of the millions would never again reverbate through the land. Mr. Beddoes Nash proposed and Coun- cillor Joseph Thomas seconded, a resolu- tion expressing gratitude to the boys who were fighting the country's battles.
SMUTS AT CARDIFF. I General Smuts arrived at Cardiff about noon on Monday, and was met by a large number of people and escorted to the City Hall, where he was presented with the freedom of the City, after which there was a luncheon. In receiving the Freedom of the City of Cardiff on Monday, General Smuts said he knew that in Wales they had always stood for their national existence. They fought against the English, they stood up for their national positions, and for these things which made people's souls things of their country. They had picked up a similar struggle, and he was sure that the struggle would help to make the British realise the fairness and profound 7a1 n., of these things..He thought the efforts they made in that struggle 'had been good for the British p13 themselves. He knew that Wales ?adp made very great eifort? in the war. They had given from their little country a Prime Minister whose amazing energy had made him really the soul of the war -on the Allies' side. When the history of the war comes to be written Wales would have a very high place. For all these reasons he considered it a very great honour to be enrolled as one of the freemen of Wales, boccause Wales was one of the small natioalities which had vindicated the soul of a people.
COAL AND MILK. Deputations from the local coal mer- chants and milk vendors attended a joint meeting off Aberavon and Margam Joint Food Control Committee held on Tuesdav night, presided over by Mr. Llewelyn H. Nicholas (Chairman of Margam Council). Mr. J. Evan Rowlands, solicitor to the Coal Merchants' Association, submitted the case for the ooal merchants, who asked for an addition of 8s. to the cost of ooal to them. After a long discussion the committee decided upon an addition of 5s. on the flat and 5s. 6d. for hilly districts. Mr. Rowlands, when informed, said it would be impossible for the neighbourhood to get coal supplies at that, price, and it war better that the committee should know that the prices would not be accepted. Consideration of the matter WM ad- journed. The milk vendors assumed a similar attitude to the committee's decision on the price of milk. The committed look with complacencv on the project of a coal and milk fanvne.
RUN OVER BY ENGINE. j Neath Family With Great Record Under G.W. R A shocking accident, with fatal results, 1 happpiied to Mr. Edward Killick, t-raf'ic inspector in the employ of the Great Western Railway Company, at Neaih on Saturday evening. Inspector Killick was proceeding to superintend shunting opera- tions near the East Box, Melincrythan, when a light, engine and van knocked him down, severing his legs, and inflicting ter- j rible injuriy. to the head and body. He died shortly afterwards. Inspector Killick, who was 54 years of age. was a most popular official, and had resided in Neath for many years at Garns- dale House, Old-road, Melincrythan. He leaves a widow and a grown-up family. He was a prominent member of Herbert- road Baptist Chanel. Accidental dceth" was the verdict of a coroner's jury at Neath on Monday afternoon concerning the doott.. of Inspec- tor Killick, killed on the G.W.R., at Neath, whilst superintending shunting operations on Saturday. Deceased's eldest brother mid his brother's death had severed a link of a family record. They were seven brothers in the family, all of whom were employed on the Great Western Railway. Between them they had put in 370 years in the sesr-l vice of the company.
LOCAL POLICE COURTS] ABERAVON. I Monday. I Amy Elizabeth Bellingham, Mansel- i street. Port Talbot, summoned her hus- band. Francis John Bellingham, for deser- tion. Mr. Lewis M. Thomas, for com- plainant, eaid defendant formerly worked in the steelworks and was afterwards in the Army. He was discharged a few weeks ago, and after working a while in the steelworks he left her, and was now living with another woman in Fulham, London. Complainant said she had five children under)(1. After her husband's return he said he had nothing against her, but must keep his promise with the other wbman. The Clerk read a letter from'the defen- dant offering to contribute a reasonable sum. He added that t he? ,-fe he had to put up with his wife was unbearable, and he was compelled to leave her.—The Bench made an order for the payment of 7s. (id. a week, and gave the wife the custody of the children. Benjamin Davies and Cadwaladr Lewis, colliers, of Velindre, Aberavon, were charged with leaving the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway train while in motion and trespassing on the line. P.C. Osborne said the train was travelling at nearly 10 miles an hour. Lewis was fined £ 2 and Davies £1. Arthur Thomas (Aber- avon), W. D. Williams. H. Williams (Cwmavon), and W. J. Evans (Ponfcrhyd- yfen) were chaiged with leaving the train while in motion. Mr. Home explained that in these cases the train was coming into the platform and had not stopped. Fines of 20s., Ht6., and 20s. respectively were imposed. Ephraim J. Wilson, Dock-street, Port Talbot, summoned a neighbour, Mark McCann at Abertvon Police Court on Monday with assault.—Mr, Lewis M. Thomas prosecuted, and Mr Dan Perkins defended.—Complainant said he was re- turning home at 9.30 p.m. The McCann family were waiting for him, and Mc Cann hit him in the mouth, knocking his only tooth off because, he said, complain- ant had struck his cliild.-In cross-ex- amination complainant denied being dmnk. The defence was that complainant as- sume d a threatening attitude and fell. Defendant denied striking him.—The Bench fined Mark McCann £1. Fanny Wilson, wife of the complain- ant in the former case summoned Ed- ward McCann, brother of the defendant in the former case, for using threats. The Bench dismissed the summons. I
AMMANFORD. I Monday.—Before Messrs. Henry Herbert (in the chair), Dd. Davios and Robert. Matthews. ^urannah finwon, single, Penybank, ob- tained an atfiliatioix order of 3r;. Gd. per week against Dd. Ashton, now of Porth. Paternity had been admitted and the amount agreed. Charged with the theft of a shed door, value 10s., from the Dyffryn Amman Col- liery, Arthur Day, Glanamman, was fined S2 inclusive. He caid the door was blown on to his preiniees, but the prosecution said this could not possibly have hap- pened. The Blaina Colliery Co. charged Trevor Thomas, Hillside, Garnswllt, a collier, at the Pantyffynnon Colliery, with attempt- ing to obtain the sum of 4s. in money by wrongly marking a tram of coal, with in- tent to cheat and defraud. Mr. Gwyn C. Portor appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. S. Griffith defended The allegation was that the defendant marked with his own number a tram of coal which a fellow workman had filled. Suspicion had, however, been aroused, and the irregularity was detected. De- fendant denied tampering with the num- ber originally on the tram. The magistrates found the case proved, and fined the defendant C2 and costs, and Advocate's fee-
SWANSEA. I Saturday.—Before Messrs. A. H. Thomas in the chair), J. H. Rosser, M. E. David, David Thomas, Thos. Jones and A. H. Harding. Percy Beresfcwd (17), and Benjamin S. Dolphin (IS), labourers, were charged with taking two tins of cotton seed oil, valued at £ 1 12s. from a shed in Phillips' yard, in Dy fatty-street, the property of W. J. Jones. P.C. (71) Harris said he saw the lads on Friday coming down High-str-^t with the tins under their arms He hid in a door- way until they were opposite when lie stepped out and arrested them. Both pleaded guilty. Bereeford was sent down for a month, and the other lad was bound over. Monday.—Before Messrs. Richd. Martin (in the chaii), Hyam Goldberg, Thos. Williams and Fred Rocke. James Williams (36), driver. was charged with being an absentee, under the I Military Service Act.—Remanded to await an escort. A fortnight's lemand on bail was granted at Swansea on Monday in the. case of Richard Davies. goods porter, charged with stealing and receiving three over- coats and a piece of cloth, valued at £19 1()S., belonging to the G.W.R., at Swan- sea; also with stealing and receiving dur- ing the past month five bottle's of whisky, valued at £ 2 10s., belonging to the G.W.R. Mr. lly. Thompson represented defendant. Tuesday.-Bef,ore Messrs. J. W, Jones (in the chair), Aid Joseph Devonald, Coun- cillor E. G. Prdtheroe, David Meager, and W. Lewis. Thos. Moore, who absented himself from a ship, was fined t2. For being ashore after 9.0 p.m. with- out permission, a Swedish fireman was lined ,£5. Oscar Delve (25), checker, was charged with stealing 24 grey shirts and a quan- tity of stockings belonging to the G.W. Railway Co. Hy. Gooding (56). general dealer was charged with feloniously re- I ceiving the goods.—On the application of Mr. Henry Thompson for Delve, the case& were adjourned until Monday week, f bail being allowed in each case. A milk prosecution instituted by the Swansea RUMl Food Committee -%ta-s 1,ean1 at Swansea on Wednesday. Mr. Edward Harris, who prosecuted, was sup- ported by Mr. Dd. Williams, chairman of the committee. The defendant, William Thomas, Gellywastad Farm, Llangyfelach, summoned for breaches in the Milk (Prices) Order, was represented by Mr. Glasbrook, who unsuccessfully sought an adjournment. Mr. Harris alleged that defendant's action had deprived about 40 families of milk supplies. Defendant refused to sell at 5d. a quart, and drove to the borough. where he could get a Id. more. Mr. Harri? said this was apparently an or- ganised effort, as defendant's action had been emulated by other vendors, it was an attempt to make the committee in- crease the price. Mr. Dd. Williams said the price of 5d. was a reasonable one, as 95 per cent. of the district vendors were producers. Mr. T. Howell Jones, Cw^urhydyoeirv, Morriston, said he had dealt with Thomas for five or six years. On the morning of the 23rd defendant's eon passed his door. Witness followed and asked him why ha Had not called. The boy replied that he was not going to serve anyone at 5d. in the county when ho could eeU at 6d. in the borough. Evidence of refusal was a given by Messrs. Barrett and Morris, ae. countants, of Morriston. Mr. Glas-brook submitted there was no refusal to sell. Asked if there was a oose to answer, the chairman replied, Oh, yes, undoubtedly." Mr. Glasbrook, in defence, submitted that the Ordei could not oompel 6-le at a loss, and the defendant would lose money if he sold at 5d. Defendant said he had given hie eon explicit instructions not to sell at 5d. in the county. He knew that if he charged 6d. there he would be liable to a fine of £100. Cross-examined: The boy told him he had to join with other retailers at Mor- riston for fear he would be put in the c- -ial. He was willing to sell at 6d. He admitted telling a Mr. Bowen an invalid that if he followed him to the borough or to the farm he could have it at 6d. He had followed the float on horseback, but not for the lad's protection. He did not car." if he had deprived the whole county of milk, except in the case of Mr. Bowem. Questioned about another farmer who was selling at 3d., defendant contended that the man could not pay his way at, that price. Mr. Harris submitted that defendant sent his boy to Morriston, a journey 00< cupying half a day, for the sake of Is. fid. Mr. Glasbrook said the consequent gain was 5s. 2d. Emijs Thomas, the son. said he took out omy 13 gallons on the 23rd instead of his usual 18 gallons. They were turning the other five gallons into butter. If he sold at 5d. he would be mobbed by other milkmen. After a long hearing, the bench retired, and inficted a fine of £ 25, or 51 days, on Wm. Thomas. Mr. Glasbrook asked the bench to state a case. Chairman: Certainly. Thursday.—Before Messrs. W. Thomas (in the chair), Dr. J. A. Rawlinge, J. W. Jones, Major Edwards and Capt. F. Bradford. Edward McCarthy, labourer, made his 52nd apeparance in court on charges of drunken and disorderly eanduct, and of assaulting P.C. (75) Summers in the exe- cution of his duty on Wednesday. Supt. Rolierts said that if a policeman were supposed to tackle the man in the ordinary way hie life was not safe. Pris- oner had pleaded drunkenness, but he was not so "drunk as he made out. He wae a very dangerous man, who had been pre. viously convicted for asoai --Ing the police. Had it not been foa. the assis- tance rendered by some sailors, Summers might not have appeared in court that morning. The Bench expreeeed the opinion that he would be better off in custody, and sent him down for cix months, Jacob Kolinsky, Jewish tailor, was yum* moned for failing to obtain a tasmed state- ment showing particulars of pergons stay- ing at his house; also with failing to enter partic-lsLrs of alien lodgers, with &tee of arrival and departure, etc., at his lodging-honse in Picton-pLace, beolmeen October, 16th, and October 18th. Mr. Henry Thompson, for dafendaait* said it was an oversight, cikd there wafJ only a short interval between the lodgers* arrival and the visit cf the officer. A fine of 4Os. in each case was imposed. Wm. David Rowlands, decorator, waa summoned for failing to keep a register. Defendant said hie was not a oommoo lodging-house, and that the man in ques- tion had stayed with him sinoe pre-war days, and that he left the management tit his irife.-Defo-ndant waS fined .£2.
GRAIN AND FLOUR TRADES. (By J. K. Carthew. Grain Expert.) Durinfc the yast week ro ten aays the weather hae been changeable, mainly wet and stormy, with some finte intervals. For- tunately up to the time of writing thif. there is little or no frost so that iiftint mangolds, potatoes, etc.. has proceeded rapidly. Good progress has aleo been made in planting winter wheat on an increaeed area; vegctablea and irrars are plentiful, and all kind8 of lire stock continue to do well. The fat stock markets are quieter. and prices barely maintained Beef aixtf mutton. is. 2d. to 1F. 4d.: nork. Is. to Is. 2d. per lb. The wool trade is hampered by fun ther Government reerulations. and the outk look not Quite so cheerful Both wintao and spring wheat from the last harvest in North America are turniner out much better than at first expected in bulk and quality; Planting winter wheat in the United Stated continues to make satisfactory and rapid t>roErress on a record and vast acreage There is nothing fresh to note in the Eura. pean agricultural outlook, it being about normal for the season. The srowing crodio in' the Southern Hemisphere continue tt- make excellent progress and are faet ap« nroachinff maturity. In India the seeding of cereals and linseed is makintr good head. wir. Shipments of wheat from foreign countries to Europe are rather small, and deliveries of English very moderate. N. chnna-e in warehouse stocks. TUT. FLOATING grain CARGO tkade. rrn; Australian and Californian, 755 o.i-: Indian. 78s.—79s. 6d.; Plate. 75s. ~;nerican, 66s.—75e. Aliize firm and scarce; American 70s.—75s.: Plate. 75f: 6— 7f,«. 6d. Barley firm and scarce; Nortl Annrican. 66s.—76s. Oats firm; American amJ Plate. 57s.—6?s SPOT PRICES AT MARK LANE. Wheat firm; knglish and foreign un- changed from last week. M&ite scarce and dearer- America-]. r-76tt.: Plate. 76s. 6d. -73&. Barlev very firm; Enclish. 56s Sd.— 70 foreitrn, 66s. 6d.—76s.: maltin?, 78s.— 84s. Oats firm; English. 44e.—<!6s.; foreign, 60s—62^. Feeding cakes auiet. demand moderate. FLOUR. In spite of potatoes being reasonable 111 price and vegetables, apples pears, etc.. so plentiful the consumption of hread is very great, probably unprecedented at this time of the year, and miliars have difficulty in meeting the demand for flour. Quota, tions as follow English Regulation 446 34.. ex mill: Government American. 51s M. ex BWiC. WHEAT FORECAST. Thf cereal crops in the Southern iatmi. sphere are anoroaehiner maturity, and har- vest will begin v.-thin three wseks. Given fair averse weather for the ingathering, bountiful -i 11,- may confidently be ex- pected. Planting v heat in North America pected. iiig raPhilv and satisfn-ctorilv th. area, laid down being abnormallv large, and seeding the Indian crons is makine hp^dwr.y under favourable condition*. Thi war is beine wasred with undiminished vigour on all the fronts with varying re- sults, but. on the whole, distinctly in favow of the Allien-