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YSTALYFERA NOTES. There was a good attendance at the weekly meeting of tne Ystaiyfera Literary Society, held at the I.L.P. Institute on bunda-y evening. Mr Rees Hughes presided, ami ivir W. Aubrey Jones, of Swansea, gave an admirable paper on "Robert Blatch- ford. Mr Jones said Robert Blatch- ford was one of those few men who had made a great name for himself without the aid of the reviewers. He had given his best services to the cause of the workers. He never had the praise of the rich classes; he diu Dot go to the great schools, but he graduated in the university of humani- ty. He was the son of actor parents, and the mother must have been u wonderful woman to raise her child- tea without the, ad-cl of a father, w ho died soon after their birth. As a soldier, he learnt that humanity could not be saved by brute force. Has influence waa most widely felt as a political economist. "Merry England" was a very clever, lively and original presentation of the "Condition of the People" problem. Blatchford said that political economy was far from being a "dismaJ science." He was convinced that there was no escape from present day want and suffering, but the col- lective ownership, but he was not a materialist. He found his inspiration from the old Prophets, and had a far better grasp of the economic teachings of Jeaus than any economist he (the speaker), knew of. Blatchford was like many other great men, he had his foibles. Sometimes he was most pessi- mistic, but then he saw that the apathy of the people was due to their ignor- ance. That was why he held the be- lief that the Jack of popular educa- tion was one of the great evils lying at the root of the poverty problem. Mr John Davies supplemented the paper with a further interesting ac- count of Blatchford's life and work, and an interesting di scussion followed. Next Sunday evening there will be a Parliament-ary Debate, and a good at- tendance is expected. Work at the Tarreni Colliery was suddenly brought to a standstill on Saturday morning by the breaking of the shaft of the engine. There has been no work thus far this week, the repairs not having been completed, and it is feared that there will be no start until .Monday next. About 800 men are effected by t-lie stoppage. Whilst following his employment at the Gilwern Colliery on Thursday last, David Martin Da-'ies, (oilier, sustained (I. nasty accident whivlt ra.vulted in a fractured 'eg. He was removed to his home in (rough road, and is now making progress towards recovery. In consequence of the disturbance in shipping circles, and the difficulty in getting markets for the email coal, several local pits have been idle during part of the week. On Monday, Gi!- wcfli, Tirbach, the Diamond and, as stated above Tarreni Collieries were all closed, a.nd the prospects are far from good. I The rumour tha.t the Cambrian Mer- cantile Colliery is to be definitely closed is substantiated by the fact that tenders are being invited for the raifir- ing of the machinery and plant. It is one of the best equipped collieries im the Valley, and the only one in the neighbourhood where coal conveyors and cutters were installed. Mr Jolin Davitw. who has been home for a few days resting from his work vrith the Y.M.C.A. camp at Salisbury Plain returned on Monday. He has been with the Canadians up to the present, but now gaea to another sec- tion of Kitchener's Army. Dr. Lindsay, formerly assistant to Dr. lewis, now a medical officer in the New Army, was in Y stalyfern during the week-end, and had a warm reception from old friends. Very serious complaints are being made in the district that several col- lieries a.re not, paying the minimum ivaj^pe, and the men are being aroused to a state of serious discontent in con- sequence. There is certain to be serious trouble if this matter is not re- adjusted very sogn. Mr G. Griffiths presided at the meet- ing of the Guild of the Red Dragon on Friday evening, when a series -of in-- toresting impromptu debates took place on such topies as "Should Bachelors Be Taxed?" "Are we governed by con- vention or Reoeon P" "Should fashions be followed?" etc. Later Mr J. Davies give an illuminating talk on Y.M.C.A. work at the military campe. By an unfortunate error it has been stated tha.t Mr J. Bruce Glasier, the well known I.L.P. leader, was to have addressed It meeting in Ystalyfera last evening (Thursday). The actual date is next Thursday, and the meetimg trill tflke place at the I.L.P. Institute. To-morrow (Saturday), a whist d-rive is toO 1>e held at the latter rooms. There will be excellent prizes and a good at- t-ondance is anticipated. In accordance with the decision of the members of Jerusalem (C.M.) Chapel, their pastor (the Rev. D. W. Stephens) occupied the pulpit at Soar Baptist Chapel on Sunday to enable the Rev. W. Jones to further re- cuperate at Carmarthen. The rev. gentlemaa is now very much better, and hopes to recommence his duties at Soar on Sunday. There was an accident at Tarreni colliery on Saturday morning, George Wilson, miner, ef Church road. Godre'rgraig (formerly of Brynammaii) sustaining a nasty wound on the leg by the falling of a piece of clod. He was taken home, and will be some time be- fore he can work again. I GODRE'RGRAIG SCHOOLMASTER SECURES APPOINTMENT At a meeting of the Glamorgan Education Committee at Cardiff on Tuesday there were three applicants in the short list for the position of head- master for the Oystermouth Council School. One of them was Mr Arthur Ivor Davies, now headmaster of Godre'rgraig School, Ystalyfera, the other two being from the eastern part of the county. The voting resulted in Mr Davies being appointed. Mr Davies is a native of Clydach, and has occupied the position of head- master at Godre'rgraig for the last six years. Previously he was at Velm- dre Council School. Very successful oonoerts in connec- tion with Caersalem Baptist Band of Hope took place on Thursday amd Saturday. The programmes on each occasion was sustained by local artistes and the children's choir, and their efforts were greatly enjoyed. Mr Dd. Lewis, M.E. (manager, Gleision pit), presided over a large audience on the first evening, and Mr W. T. Griffitlis occupied the chair on Saturday. The J artistes were Miss Esther Ann Joshua (soprano); Miss Sarah Jones (con- tralto) Luther Evans (tenor); Jack Evans (baritone); W. A. Itees (violin- ist) Dd. Jones (elocutionist); with Miss Carter as accompanist. The children gave selections from "Baban Bethlehem" (sacred cantata), and "Pwy all ganu" (a composition by the ahle conductor (Mr Wm. George, L.T.S.C.) The annual meeting of the YstaJy- fera Chamber of Trade is to be held some time in February, and tIlere will no doubt be some interesting discuss- ion thereat concerning tlie Shops Act. There is a very strong feeling that the Act should now come into force in Ystalyfera without delay. It lias been wanted long enough, and if it should be that the vote recently taken decide separate orders for ■each area, it will he regretted that Ystalyfera did not take this very step eighteen months ago. The trouble would then have beem. over by now, and the hours fixed. So small is the work falling to the lot of the local distress committee that the members are now only meeting once a month. There axe very few cases on the books in the Ystalyfera dis- trict, but the situation in the tinplate trade is threatening, and more case? may soon arise. I"e hope not, how- ever. There is grave complaint regarding the very unsatisfactory state of Ynisy- darren road which is just now being rem axle. At present it is very often quite impassable, there being no place to walk upon, and the dumping down -if litigo heaps of ma.te.rial in most. i.n- w.veniervt pla/es makes it diifficult to i--t along in the dark. It seems that '.v-v'at should bo done is to finish one part. of the road at a time. The people would then know where thcv were. At present it is not at all satisfactory. nun TAT, OF THE LATE 1R. J. W. J EVAN S. Tho interment took place on Monday of the remains of the late Mr. J. W. Evans, Brynamlwg, Ystalyfera, secretary to the Ystalyfera County School Govern, or, who, as reported in our last issue, died on Thursday last at the comparative- ly early age of 47. The funeral was very larr,o n.nd represcntAtive, and demonstrat- ed the respect and esteem in which the deceased gentleman was held. Only gentle- men attended the interment at Ystrad- gyi'lais churchyard, but the family mourn- era assembling at the house were Mrs. J. W. Evans (widow), Rev. and Mrs Eynon Davies (London), Mr. and Mrs. W. Thomas and family (Pantteg), Mr. Tom Evans and family (Gflyncynwal), Mrs P. Evans, Misg Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Taliesin Rees, Mr. Oswald Evans, Mr. and Mrs. D. Richards (iBrynamman), Afe' and Mrs, Wm. L. Morgan and ethers. A brief service was conducted at the house prior to the cor- tege leaving, the Rev. R. G. James read- ing the scriptures and Rev Elwyn Thomas Newport (formerly of the local Wesleyaai CHurnh) offering pi-myer. At Ystradgyn- lais Church the Rev. Jas. Jones (rector of Ystradgynlais') pnd the Rev. Secundus Jones (vicar of YstalyPrit.) officiated. The bearers were Messrs. H. J. Powell, J.P., Harry Morgan, D. J. Rees, John Evans, J. R. Williams. W. Channing, John Wil- liams (manager), and George Morgan. There were many beautiful floral tri- butes, including wreaths from the County School Governors and the staff. The funeral"arrangements were in the hands of Mcoers. D. Rees and Sons, Ystalyfera. We heartily congratulate Mr Arthur lovr D?vie> headmnsteV of Godre'r- graig Schools on his selections from the short list to be headmaster of the Ovstermouth Council Schools. He was selected at the meeting of the County Education Committee at Car- diff on Tuesday. Mr Davies is a. native of Clydach, and has occupied the position of headmaster at Godre'r- graig for the list.oix years. Previous- ly he was at Velindre Council School. A new curate has been appointed at Godre'rgraig in the pcrscn of the Rev. Griffith Jones. We wish )1im every sue- cess. The ballot at Tarreni Colliery for a sub-check wei gher and a lodge treasur- er has had to be postponed in conse- quence of the stoppage this week, It will take place next week. As staged in another column, the Rev. Ellis Parrv, pastor of the Godre'r- graig Congregational Church, has ac- cepted the joint past.orate of Bryn- awel, Ystradgynlais, but this will not materially inrterfer6 with his work at Godre'rgra.ig, which will be earned on as before. The local church has made great progress under his care, there having been an almost constant month- ly increase hi membership. EISTEDDFOD I Nos Fawrth cynaliwyd Eisteddfod gadetriol yn Pantteg, dan nawdd y Gymdeithas Ddiwvlliadol. Cafwyd cynulliad anarferol o dda. Y beirniaid oeddent; Canu, Mr T. \Y. Hopkin, Ynysydarren; y farddoniaeih, etc., Parch. Ben Davies ac Ap Cledlyn. Cad- eirydd ac arweinydd, Mr W. T. Ho wells, Tanylan. Gwobrwywyd fel y canlyn:- Unawd i blant dan 15 oed, Myfanwy Evans a Rachel A. Davies. Adroddiad i blant dan 15 oed, Teg- wen. Hatchings a Men,;). Jones. Unawd soprano rleu denor, Gwiadvs Davies. Englyn (Y Cnlan). Tarrenydd. Am gyfa,nsoddi yrnddidd-an r hWllg teiliwr a chrydd, W. T. Am gyfanwldi adroddiad i blwitl, J. R. Davies (Gelligronfardd). Unawd contralto nett bass. Jack James. Deuawd i blant dan 15 oed, Elsie Phillips a Maggie May Thomas. Pedwarawd, "Y Bwthyn ar y bryn," Ben Jones ac A. Clee. Pryddest, ddim dros 100 llinell, "A hi yn dyddhau" (Matthew 25-1), goreu allan o bedwar. eiddo Mr Brinley Thomas. B.A. (Gwyddonwy), Ystalv- fera, Brif ddarn, "lesu yw" (W. George). > Cor U ndebol Ystalyfera, dan arweiniad yr arweinydd penigamp Mr Ben Jones. At Zoar Chapel on Tuesday night, the Young- People's Society was addressed by Mr. Daniels, schoolmaster, Pontardawe. Mr. Daniels gave an object lesson on the best manner in which to teach children between 15 and 18 years of age. This was the last of a series of lectures on the same subject, different ages being taken. The lectures have been very much enjoyed. Mr. Fredk. Rees presided over a good attendance. Mr. 1. B. Rowlands, of Neath, Union- ist agent for the Swansea Parliamentary District Division, has recently received notification of his appointment as lieuten- ant in the ArmV Service Corps. He will be attached to the 43rd Welsh Division, stationed at Portmadoc, and will leave to join his corps on Tuesday next. Mr. Rowlands is well known locally, having Ppent many years at Ystalyfera, He is a nephew of Mr. Fredk. Rees, Bristol House. ————— —————
ILOCAL LAW CASE ENDED I
LOCAL LAW CASE ENDED I JUDGEMENT FOR MR J. E. WOOD- MAN. After a protracted course of legal fights from the Assizes to the House of Lords, the case of J. E. Woodman, versus the Pwllbaqh Coliiery Co. has now been concluded. The dispute, re- lating to the colliery's screens and their alleged damage to Mr Woodman's business at the adjacent slaughter house, commenced over two years ago and has gone through every stage to the final appeal of the Company to the Law Lords, heard yesterday, when without calling Counsel, a verdict was given for the respondent, Mr J. E. Woodman. ALLTWEN LADY'S DEATH 1 Tho deith took place at her home in Quarr-road, Pontardawe on Sunday even- ing of Mrs. Margaret Morgan, of Bryn- Llewt-lyn, Alltwen, mtlier-in-law of Supt. Gibbs, of the London and Man- chester Insurance Co. Deceased, who had been ailing for some time was about 70 yei'.rs of age, and was well known in the district. She had been a faithful member of the Soar (C.M.) Chapel. Three daugh- ters survive—Mrs. Gibbs, Mrs. J. Thomas of Clydach, and Miss Morgan, who re- sided with her mother. The funeitd, which' took place on Thursday at Trebanos, was well attended. The Rev. W. Jones (Roar) officiated.
Rear-Admiral Sturdee, the hero of the Falkland Islands naval fight, has arrived in London, and visited tke Admiralty. He was afterwards received by tho King and Queen at Buckingham Palace. At IVigan four married women, wifes of soldiers on active service, were sent to gaol for 14 days for fraud on the Soldiers and Sailors Families' A&- sociation. They obtained £ 20 by false- ly representing they had not received arrears of pay from the War Office. One woman fainted when the sentence was made known.
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PONTARDAWE COUNCIL # CALM AFTER THE STORM. LOCAL INTERESTS AT S'V A dEA INQUIRY. The fortnightly meeting of the PontaTdawe District Council took place yesterday, Mr Morgan Davies pre- siding. Others present were Messrs. H. Gibbon, R. A. Jones, H. J. Powell, L. W. Francis, T. Alexander Evans, Itav. Evan Davies, B.A., J G Harries, David Lewis, Joseph Thomas, David Jenkins, D. T. Jones, Harry Thomas, J. M. Davies, Dd. Lloyd, Wm. Davies, Ynysymond, John Thomas (Panty- ffynon); W. Daniel Davies, together with the clerk (Mr Wyndham Lewis) amd other officials. I DISGRACEFUL STATE OF MAIN ROADS. Representation was made by Mr Dd. Lewis and others to get the Great Yvestern Railway to alter their 'bus services between Brynarnman and Neath, and the chairman asked whether they would not include a com- plaint to Ca.rdiff regarding the dis- graceful st-ate of the Main Roads, and Messrs. David Lewis, Harry Thomas and H. Gibbon supported. This was agreed, and carried. ALLEGED TROUBLE FOR WATER RATE COLLECTOR. Mr Henry Thomas said he under- stood that considerable trouble had been experienced by the jvater collector, particularly in Ystalyfera," ohiefly from people who could very well afford to pay. He understood that he had been to one house seven times, and jt ought to be attended to. The Rev. Evan Davies: Has any official complaint come to hand? The Clerk: It will probably be re- ferred to by the collector in his reporrt as to defaulters. SUNDAY CONCERTS AT G.C.G. Mr Thomas, of the Gaiety Theatre, G.C.G., wrote asking if he would be allowed to have sacred performances an Sunday evenings at 8 p.m., the pro- ceeds to be given to the IVar Red Cross Funds. the Rev. Evan Davies said the ob- ject was a philanthropic one, and he thought permission might be given for two or three Sundays, the concert not to be taken as a precendent. Mr J. G. Harries moved that per- mission be granted for one evening at 8 o'clock. There was no seconder. The Rev. E. Davies moved that per- mission be granted for three weeks "for the sake of the object." The inamager was quite prepared to allow two reprre-iontativea of the Council to see thaXTthe nettproceeds were sent to the Red Cross Society. Mr J. G. Harries: All these Sunday conceits are a farce! Mr Davies: I do not think you ought to say that. What is the difference between asking a person to sing a solo in St. Jeter's Churtsfi, and at a secred Sunday ooncert ? It was no use splitting hairs. There was no question of per- sonal profit. Mr Harries: Will you guarantee that the money will be handed over? A Voice: Yes, that will be seen to. The Clerk said he thought to make the condition that it was seen that the proceeds were sent to the place mentioned. If the local Councillors would see to this it would lie well. The re-Kiluticn was seconded, and carried. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. I Dr. W. J. Lewis, medical officer, re- I ported that nothing special had oc- cured from a public health point of view during December. The sickness a.nd death rates had bee* very low earlier, but as Wad to be expec- ted, it had increase d considerably, but not abnormally. Influenza had been very prevalent, and diarrhoea among the infants and children, but scarlet fever appeared to be definitely de- clining. The report was adopted. PONTARDAWE AND SWANSEA'S I AMBITION. The Clerk said tihat as most of them knew, an" i ixiiii-y was being held in connection with the Swansea County Borough, and he thought he ought to mentkm tho matter, and to see whether they thought it necessary for one of them to attend and keep a watching eye on. their neighbour. On the NkK. 1.1.d6 of the Tawe it wa6 pro- nosed to join. up to the 'ontardawe area. There may be qUestiOIlb of in- terest tiuit probablv did not concern them now, but would do 00 later on. He cwtaiuly considered it a flank- movement to develop the important and enterprising towrusiiip of Clydach. He thought instructions should be given for oomo one to keep a necessary eye on the procedure at the inquiry. Mr J. M. Davies supported, and moved that the Chairman, Clerk, or Surveyor should attend as convenient. This was carried. SURVEYOR'S REPORT. I The Surveyor (Mr John Morgan) said that on Saturday evening last. a motor bus ran into and damaged one of the Council's sewer veuti latin g shafts opposite the Old Swan HoteL Ystalyfera. The Clerk said he had communicated with Mr David James, manager of the Company, who replied that the accident was regretted, and the damage would be made good. It would be about R6. A letter liad aleo. heen received from Mr A. Jestyn Jeffreys, clerk to the Ystradgynlais District Council ro- questing that a further conference- re- garding the sewerage of Cwmllvnfell district be held. The Clerk said there was some diffi- culty regarding Llandilo, who had failed to atteud the last meeting, bo- causo Friday did not suit them. He would, however, write them again on the matter. Mr Morgan &aid he had not been able to .get the in formation from L'um- dilo as. requested by Air Swayne, the Ystradgynki'is Council's Engineer, but had certain details in his jon, and had forwarded those along. The Clerk said he did not know whether it would be wise to wait for Llandilo, as it might be much to their disadvantage if ihev did not take, action very soon. It was agreed to endeavour to ar- range the conference as quickly Li possible. I BURIAL GROUND AT RHYNDWY- CLYDACH. The Clerk to the Rhvndwyclydacfi Parish Council wrote regarding the position at the local graveyards, which were fast filling up, and as the out- look was becoming serious, the mem- bers had decided to urge the Council to press forward the new scheme as quickly as possible. The Clerk said this matter had been, slow in moving, but now the G.W .R. had defined their boundaries on the land adjoining, and there would be progress in the scheme very soon. I LOCAL CONTRACTOR AND TRE- BANOS SEWERAGE. I COMPLAINTS OF DELAY. The Clerk reported that in accord- ance with the decision, of the Council at the previous meeting, he had com- municated with Mr A. YVr. "Wincott re- g,,ir(lin,r il;is failure to finish the work of tjie Sewerage Scheme at Trebanos, ar.d had, received a letter in reply stating that it was Mr Wincott's in- tention to ask the Council's surveyor to go with him and decide what was to be done. He had been unable to do so, however., in consequence of ill-health. He had endeavoured to get the work required carried out, but the river was too high for the execution of the work at the sludge pits, and had had great difficulty in getting the necessary cop- ing stones for the sludge tanks. This would be completed as scon as they oould get delivery of the stones. Mr Harry Thomas said there were some sewers at Trebanos which were yet unfinished. The letter was nothing more titan a series of excuses. Mr Wincott was putting in all his energies at Y stradgynlais and neglecting Tre- banos. The remarks as to the coping wall did not affect the matter at all. There was great difficulty in Trebanos in consequence I the neglect. They were told the work was to be finished last Summer, and it had not been com- pleted yet. One of the schools had had to be closed after Christmas in conse- quence of its insanitary condition, and the new one was waiting to be opened for the same reason. It was decided that the engineer and Clerk should attend to the matter as soon as possible, and unless the work was started in a week they should en- force sureties. G. W.R. CO'S HOUSING SCHEME. I A letter was road from the Local Government Board enclosing a draft of -th,e proposed honflising scheme for the Great Western Railway Co. according to the Housing Acts, 1903. It is a very extensive scheme, providing for a very large number of houses at Trebanos, Cly- dach, etc. The Clerk said he had looked through the particulars and found them pretty well in order. It was agreed to refer the draft to the housing committee. Mr. J. G. Harris reported that the plans committee approved designs for a "mansion" at Trebanos and a cottage at Craigcefnparc. (Laughter.) ————— a ————-
SMUGGLING HUMAN BEINGS
SMUGGLING HUMAN BEINGS. PROFITS OF A DUTCH FRONTIER TRADE. Belgian refugees who left Antwerp on Friday and arrived in London on Tuesday morning say that the Ger- mans are endeavouring to prevent any Belgian, either man or woman, from leaving the country, because they in- tend to use them as hostages. They anticipate a eeige of Antwerp by the British, and therefore they are specu- lating on England's well-known senti- ments of humanity in the hope tha.t the nresense of civilians in Belgium will spare Belgian cities the horrors of b;xmbaaxl monrt. At present the most rigorous measures are being taken to prevent civilians escaping across the frontier into Hol- land. The barbed wire entanglements run the whole length of the frontier and the sentries have strict orders to fire at ai^v civilians attempting to make their way across at night. A number of people have been shot and killed in this way, including, it is stated, a Dutchman whose death is now being investigated by the Dutch authorities. Ixt/st Friday a caravan of refugees, after unheard-of-difficulties* and suffer- ings, managed to reach Bergen-op- Zoom, but. several of the party were shot down on the way across the front- ier by German bullets. NIGHT ESCAPE. I A Belgian woman of middle age who reached London from Brussels last week tells a. dramatic story of how she managed to leave Belgium with- out a passport. "At the frontier," she said, "our party, consisting of about a dozen per- sons with whom I was travelling, was taken to a low tavern frequented by smugglers who do a thriving trade in getting refugees across t.e frontier at anything from 5 to 20 francs (4s. to '169.) a head. After considerable negotiation it was arranged that our frontier on the first dark evening for a consideration of 4B. per person. "I was then taken with the lady accompanying me to a farmhoum, where we spent two days. On the third evening our smuggler came to fetch us, and, after enjoining us to tread as softly as possible and not to speak a word or even. to cough at the risk of our lives, led us in singlefile across the open fields. It was a terrible night, pitch dark and raining in torrents, and we were up to our ankles in mud. "As we tramped along in silence I was much frightened by the appearance of a young main whom I had not noticed before but who appeared to have attached himself to our party at the farm. We walked for over two miles across the fields until we came to a vast broad entanglement of barbed wire. Our guide bent down without saying a word and to my dismay showed us that we should have to -i;-tyiggle our way under Jthe lowest strands. There was nothing for it, no other exit from Belgium was possible. BARBED-WIRE DAMAGE. "An indescribable scene took place, One woman lost her boot, another had her dresw torn, to ribbons, and a third 4. f 1%0 I -I.- lost her hat, but finally we struggled to our feet on the other side of the barrier, breathing freely once more, for we were in Dutch territory. "Then I turned to the ymng mam who had teen with us and asked him who he was, for I had all along feared that he might .be a spy. He replied, 'Now thai, we are in safety, madafro, I will tell you who I am. I am a Frenchman and have been living m hiding in Brussels. I arrived at that farmhouse a fortnight ago, with four; l companions, but at our firt attempt to cross the frontier we were caught and my four companions arrested. I only, ocasped by dropping into a ditch which hid me from view. Ever since that, night I have attempted without eruo- oess to attach myself to one or another of the different parties of refugees crossing the border."
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The Chancellor's great speech on the war and enmall nationalities is being translated into almost every living lan- guage. Among the translations already, completed are those in Walsh, Gaelic, French, Spanish, Fartogf icse, Italian* Ruesian, Siberian, DnWl., Danish, Rumanian, Greek, Hebreer, sad Bav-f 1 dustanee. :il'1'