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SKEWEN RIOTS SEQUEL i
SKEWEN RIOTS SEQUEL; CONSTABLES STORY OF VIOLENT CrtOWD'S ACT(ji | Tremendous public interest nas aroured in tho Police Court sequel to The SKev, en fracas, which occupied the attention (r the Xeatli County justices on Friday afternoon. Vive men were implicated m the charges—David Lloyd, ch.^rged with being drunk and disorderly and assaulting Evans and Davies; David Richards, assaulting Inspector Gill and P.C. Evans: Wm. John Pike, assaulting InspiVtor Gill and Evan J. Husband and John Richards with obstructing the cc.. L M. Thomas prosecuted on behalf of tho police and Mr. Edward Powell defended. 'By mutual consent tile cases were heard together. in opening, Mr. The mas said on the night of January 2Uth there was a dis-1 tur bancs outside the Colliers' .IU':> Skewem Defendant Lloyd fi-as, he allcg -d, drunk and using filthy exprossioiic. LJ C. Davies told him to go home, hut he re- fused and threatened to knock in his chops." 11-C Evans came on the scene, and the conduct of LJovd was so had that 113 intended to take hiiii into custody. The crowd became hostile towards the police, and when Inspector G ill came on the sceno stones were 1 hrerwn b:r the crowd and the young police officers kkkod. Twice they unsuccessfully endeavoured to got handcuffs en Lloyd, and the demonstra- tion against the police was so bad that they had to abandon tho task. he (Mr. Thomas' regarded this as a very serious plate of affairs, and hoped the Bench v> ould iuiiict heavy i Police Officer's Story. P.C. Thomas Davies said that when P.C Evans came on the scene they were tak- ing Lloyd into custody. They wont a bout three yards when someone shouted, Don't: go, Dai." Lloyd at once became] violent. A struggle ensued, and P.C.! U\?n? was thrown to UM) grouud. Further! assistance was obtained, but witness tvasj ?:' !< in the ?'?arh. and '?as in ? semi-! WiiscKms condition when. someone hit his1; helmet dr and threw stones at hi. Behaved Like a Madman. r.C.Wilham Evans gave fcimila" evi i d1: adding that, 'll\ íil:'tor Gill asked David Richards for his addrese, he h?id. So fear." Liuyd replied: I will give yon a smack in the chops." giv(,? o j a the Lloyd, who was taken iato custody, De- Laved like a madman. Continuing, P.C. Evans said the crowd bccame threatening, and they usod very abusive language. David Richards kicked him. and threw a stor.e at his head, Lloyd woo al&) struck with stones tLrov?i by th? crowd. Husband shouted: Let I)Y til'? (--ow d Ilusl the man go, you have been kietting him: I have ("P:1 it all." Inspector Gill re- marked at the time that if he was a re- spcctablo citizen ho would asuist the j « police. and not incite the crowd. Then David Richards ran on. caught Lloyd by the coliar, and shouted: "Let the —— man go. Don't let thorn take him. boys." Because of this excitement- and the stone- throwing, they had to lrtt go the prisoner. 1 Had Bettle d Beer. Re-examined by IIr. Thomas, witness paid ho was Qcrt&in that David Eichards. who had a bottle of beer in his hand, hit ■witness ou the head with a stone. | Inspector William Gill admitted in-, etracting the constable to take Lloycl into s custody, after receiving a theratoning ttutwci- to .1 pollie question. Lloyd erruggled. fell to the ground, and kicked | 1'.C. Dnvico in the stomach and 1'.c. iF the chest. Witness -aid hp; placed his toot on one of LloydV logs H> prevent him kicking further. and failed to uut the handcuffs on him. The crowd •began to throw «tr>ne»?, and he '"Inspector Ciili ? was cut badly. IJo was also severely kicked on the leg by Pike. Then, con- tinued Inspector GJIL ho drew his staff t and -struck Pike on tho head. Evans also hi, staff and called upon the crowd to assist the police After struggling for nearly half an hour, and being bacltv punished, it was decided to release the prisoners. The alleged to Lave been thrown wore brought into court, and Inspector Gill remarked: "That is the sample ot the stones thrown at lS. In all my (Ox- perience I have never EPf'll a more < owardly and bruial attack on the pout*. and for no reason -whatever." Wm. XL Bater, Lonias, said he arrivedj! ai Skewcn by train. and SAW :1 In rge crowd throwing stones at the police at shoril r i P. "This closed the case for the prosecuti. on., The Cass for the Dcfer.re. For the defence, Mr. Powell contended that the police brought the trouble upon • themselves. Had discretion been exercised oiid Lloyd left alone, there would have- "been peace, but the police used unneees- 6HY ,iolence towaros Lioyd, and t? crowd re..ted it. As to ihp other dctf?d-: ant», he submitted that the police had I ilia', the L-ad David Lloyd. Wern-road, Skewen, said i tha* wfifn the police came on the 8ecne and asked him for his name and address lie was talking in Welsh to "John the Band" about a military funeral. He was not drunk, but admitted having had six half-pints. In company with John Eichards they were going home when Inspector Gill came on the scene nod told thf oolicemon to rush him in. When he fell to the ground P.C. Evans kicked him on the shoulder, and Inspector Gill kicked him on the knee. Ho denied striking j Evans, but he cou:u i.oT_ F-ex- if he was kicked in tho struggle on the ground. The Bandmaster's Evidence. John Richards, coUic-r, who saiu lie was the bandmaster of the Skewen Band, em- phatically declared that Lloyd was not drunk. v In no way did he ( Richards) incite tho crowd: on the contrary, he held np his &tick and ?skcd the ['0Úec to let the boy go home. Cros?xamincd by Mr. Tbomas, Jtiehards said v, lion Lloyd was on tho floor hold down hy the police he naturally s< ".filed to get free. Win. John Pike said lic, know nothing about the disturbance. lie was at 14 t Collie-?* Arms when the policemen came on and he went home. John Thomas, Xeath Abbey, said he saw PiV^ going into his house at 11.20 on the ni;ht in question. David Richards denied that he assaulted the police, and never threw a stone. Why He Gripped the Botiie. CroAt-examineJ by ■* Mr. Thomas. Richards said he held tho bc^r ivotllc ir. hi3 hand because ho was afraid it would Evan J. lTushand said he saw Inspector Gin aTId Ei-an-q kick Lloyd on tho ground, and he (Husband) said, Don't kick the man; if he has done anything wiong your duty is to tske hie; Iwnw ad address and sianmons him. I will report you for it." Later on Inspector Gill saw ihim LAci said, What were you blowing your kora about so much. You will hear more about this." He also threatened to repor* Inspector Gill ilfiury Evans, fish and chip shop, Skewen, said he heard tho tail end of the row. o stores were thrown whilst he (Continued at the bottom cf next column.)
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was there. In his opinion, Inspector Gill used his baton end ice; in a way which ] an?fr<'? the crowd. Annie I-ewis, a married ?oTan, a?o gave evidence. Bench Takss Lcru'nt View. Af!er a siioi t. i-etiri nient, magistrate announced that th" Bench had! considrrod all the cases, and tney had de- cided to take a rather lenient view of the matter, bur to the defendants and cih.prs rhey wis>.ed it to be known that if an,-
ABERAVGK3 HOSPITAL i i
ABERAVGK3 HOSPITAL i —— Formal Opening of the New Institution. 1 On Saturday afternoon. Port Tall>ot and I thsj district was en fete in honour o-i illii o i i, n,, o, line new hospital where locui I cates can be dealt with. Tho new hospital is situate near tho Aberavon Sand Dunes. Tho site was given by Mr. A. Pendarvis Vivian. K.C.B The movement was initiated .five years ago. Three years later Mr. E. H. Smith, who was tloii Mayor of Aberavon, designed th > buildings, pre>>ared the plans, und presented them to tho lo-al <^o;nmitlee. Then Mr. S. It..Byass, J.P., intimated his intention of subscribing t5¡J() to the fund, and £200 per annum for maintenanco of tho institution. Donations were quickly fcrtln:oming. and the present hospital, which is delightfully situat'd, and wiiicii has every accommodation, was crecied at a cost" of £ i,00<» by Mr. J. Yaughan John, contractor. Port Talbot. The Ceremony. The opening ceremony on Saturday, which was a highly imposing one, was pie- sided over by Mr. Charles Eouticdge, who was supported by Mr. S. IT. Eyass, J.P., and Mrs. Hyass (TJandough Castle), lie Mayor and Mayoress (Mr. and Mrs. Percy Jycob) and Mi? Phyli.s Jacob (who pre- sented Eyass 'wit I) a charming bouquet), local councillors, medical men. etc. The Chairman announced amidst ap- plause that a resolution had. been passed by the stnff and employes of Messrs. R. B. Byass and Co. to erect a memorial taking the .i a receiving ward at the hos- pital to tho late Lieutenant Rupert P. Hallows, to be known the rt Hallows, Y.C.. Kccetr'tig V/ard." In ;1 graceful spoecli Mrs. per- formed the opening eenunevry. On Uw motion of the Mayor, sc?ond?d -U t \-t)r, by Mr. Richard Evans (chainrmn of tho Margan-. Council), hearty thanks were accorded to Mr. and Mrs. Bvass. The ■chairman was al so
HEATH CHiLUHEH MEGLEGTED I i
HEATH CHiLUHEH MEGLEGTED A eoldier'e wife named Sarah Jenkins, of :21. Cecil-street, Neath. was summoned before the Xcnth magistrates on. Monday for neglectio.g Jicr live children. :\1: Jestyn Jclfreys prosecuted on be- hah of the X.S.P.C.C., and described the condition of things existing at the s- house as horrible. The weekly income into eluded 29s. teparation allowance, in addi- tion to a grant from the Soldiers' and Sailors' Families' Association. Inspector Richard Betit. described his vifit to the hcuse on the 28th of January, The children, he said, were well nourished but badly clad. They bad practically lie, underclothing, and three of the children | slept on a mattress, with rags to cover them. j In fairness to the woman," added the inspector, she is not a bad woman; the I does not cl rillI: Mr. W. B. Trick: A woman, with two guinea-? a week income cannot be de- scribed as a good woman to 1.0 brought into this court on such a charge. Dr. J. M. Morris said lie had kept the children under observation for some time past, and the verminous condition in which he found them was an absolute danger to the community. In reply to the Chairman, Inspector Bf-t said tbpre had been an improve- ment the case was reported, and Mr. Jenkins, who said she prcfp.rred buying food to clothing, was given uothe' eight weeks to mend her ways."
I SKEWEM BhDS EA TH
SKEWEM B.hD'S ÐEA TH The mystery surrounding tho death of Catherine Ann Knghea (19). bcrraaid at "he i Colliers' Arras, Ske-.ven, was solved nt the! inquest at tfke-ven on Monday afternocn. Mrs. Margaret Ifughee, mother of tho tie- ceased, liiid hc-r daughter had been ill R fortnight. The Corenrr (i!r. L. M. Thonaas^: Did che tell you anything about a blow on the hMd/ VTitn«;s: Ye?; and 1 knew she had a Moj beca-U'Sc I happened to jK: at ny daughter's h071"e on th Saturday night. Tho Coroner: Did she complain much? Witness: -No; she said -,he. had knock Oil the head, and showed me the place. I coutid only see a little scratch, and ehe made tun abcut it. Dr. D. L. Jones said when he was called in he found the deceased ssift'ering from violent aicknes?. When thic abated brain trouble set in. He attributed dexth to mcniasdtis. The Coroner: There were, 1 understand, rumours about- this Witness: «ho never mentioned a word to mo alyjiit a blow 0:1 the head. Dr. 1,1. I.ev.i.s, Kc^th, who corulueted a post, mortem examination, said death waa duo to acute -meningitis, and the jury rc- turned a. verdict c £ "w.tur.il causes."
WIFES MAMME ARREARS
WIFE'S MAMME ARREARS. At the Aberavon County Police Court on Monday James Preoec, collier. Bar- goed, was brought: up on a warrant in respect of maintenance arrears due to the Xeath Guardians in respect to grants to his wife and two children under an order ot the court of 10s. ]>er week. Warrant Oihcer Gabriel said that there 'was t6 owing. Defendant' had told him he earned C2 Ids. a week. The Bench made an order of 15s. per vf?k until he arrears worn p;rI off, and adjiJtH'll'ci t¡", C,k' for two In':JlllhJ. adjourned the ea-e for two month: l
UNREGISTERED LODGER AT NEATH
UNREGISTERED LODGER AT NEATH A? .c?h on Mon d ny. ?ia''y Ann TI\¡;)-g)J A'ëÚ:I;J:Y I/t::l i;/ ance in mitigation of an offence against tho Alien-' Restriction Order. P.S. Evans said th«t on the 24ch Janu-j arv, defendant had an American citizen lodging at her house, and when asked for the register she replied, I didn't know one was required. A Sue of os. was imposed.
i SOLDIERS AND DRINK
SOLDIERS AND DRINK ——— ABERAVON LICENSEE CHARGEO WITH PERMlfTltiG. Thomas l-iaffield, licensee of the Lamo and Etag Inn, Cwmavon-road, Ai^u-avcii, 1i"J.i summoned on Thursday for permit- ting drunkenness on February !). U1):. 'Ben Evans prosecuted on behalf 01 toe 1 police and Air. Lewis M. Thomas defended. Private John Eitzpatrick, stationed at Aberavon and on military police duty, isaid that, in-, received information, that | two wounded soldiers had been absent sk)ldiers I-, Hay..H? went in 6cr('h of them, and later h' saw tho two wounded soldiers talking to a young lady outsido the Lamh ejul Flag. Both tho soldiers wero in hospital unirorai and wore khaki overcoats. One ot the men was Corporal Williams, of the Canadians, and ho had crutches. This soldier was leaning up against tho wall drunk. The other. Private Standish, of tho 9th Warwick Regiment, was also under the influence of drink. Supt. Ben Evans: Was tljo lady the daughter of the house ;-—Yes, sir. I Scene in the Surgery. Witness asked the men to come to the surgery, and the corporal replied, I am a non-commissioncd officer, and decline to i come for any ó Ecd 'Cap' After per- suasion the soldiers went to tho surgery of Dr. I-lillyer. Iji thc. surgery both men's conduct was very bad. Tney were taken back to tho Raglan Hospital in Dr. Hillyer's motor car- Private A. Jones tfth Welsh) deposed to reviving information of tho absent wounded soldiers. Doth soldiers were drunk. There was no doubt, about if. Mr. lie wis Thomas: DQt, i, tion of degree? Witness: o, a question of fact, j (Laughter.) I inspector \V. E. Rocs (Port Talbot) said ho was called to Dr. Hillyer's surgery at Cor- poral Williams was A cry drunk and the ether man (Private Standish) was (trunk, but not quite so bad as tho corporal. Tho men's conduct so bad in the surgery that Dr..Hillyer asked to have them taken to tho police station. They eventualr,• quieted down, and Corporal Williams broka down and cried like a child, Decision by Majority. He went to the Lamb and Flag and told the landlord that the soldiers had said that they had been supplied with chiiik. Defendant replied that he was not in the inn at the time. Miss Haiheld tobl it- ness that the two soldiers were in the inn, but that they had no drink. Dr. Hillyer said that when the two soldiers were brought to the surgery Cor- poral Williams was very drunk, and Private Standish was under the infi nencc- of drink, but was not drunk. 1,?it v.-a-, no ,(Irupk. against Corporal Williams than ife really He had been in the Battle of Ypres. when he was gassed and had to undergo several operations, and drink would affect him greatly. Doferdant in evidence denied that tho men vero drunk. After listening to Mr. Lewis Thomas, the Bench Held by a majority that tho men we.ro not drunk on the premises and !tf)t (iriiv?k on tlio i)reini-,?? and
INGENIOUS FRAUD i
INGENIOUS FRAUD A rather ingenious fraud was revealed at tho Xeath County Sessions on Friday, when John Patterson, de&cribed as a tra- veller, wat; charged with obtaining the sums of 18. lOd. and 21;. Vd. by false IH-etcnccs. Supt. Evans raid prisoner had for some time past been nawiiing the country with fictitious gas mantles. He demonstrated, in court ?ith one of the mantles, which burnt to a powder on being ignited. Elizabeth Been ton, 01 Cwatia House, Melincrytiian. caid prisoner called at her shop in January, and asked if she wanted to buy some gas manHes. Eventually he persuaded her to buy a box of I doz. mantles ?or ?. l?d. Ho represented them! to be genuine, British made, and better j than German gocds. He also told her ehe? could seil thm at 'i?d. "After ho had gone," added witneso, I tried one of the mantles, and- it flamed away to nothing." Supt. Evans, who asked the Bench to be allowed to destroy the mantles, taid prisoner was well known to the police at: Swansea, and for a fraud had! beeil convicted at Weston-super-Mare. Prist; ncr pleaded guilty, and said he! manufactured the mantlo.3 himself from book muslin. He did not understand the chemical process, and his invention was a failure. I He was sent down for two months with hard labour.
INSURANCE AGENTS AT MAESTEG
INSURANCE AGENTS AT MAESTEG. I A meeting of assurance agcnto and col-I lectors was held at the Plasncwydd Cafe, Maesteg, at which a local agent presided. "7;[ I 'l'] lli'" ("'(' J" LI Mr. Geo. Thomas (E.C. member, Llan- elly) dealt with the advantages of beingi organised as a body of insurance agents, H0 referred to the block system recently introduced by the large, insurance com- panias. Mr. Tom Thomas (organiser, Swansea) spoko at length on the surplus (or I amount saved) by the large insurance companies, according to their balance .sheets up to and ending December, 1915. j Jli, doalt with each, company separately, j and all t he agents present were astonished | with the figures, and contended thati 1 these companies were not justified in introducin" g the block system.
NEATH TOWN BOWLING CLUB
NEATH TOWN BOWLING CLUB. The nnuual meeting of the Xeath Bowling Club was held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, Xeath.. The state- ment of accounts showed a substantial ba lance in hand. It was decided to hand over ii i*. to the Red .Cross funds for pro- viding comforts for the wounded in Pen- rhiewlyn Inkrmaty. The lolkr.virg officers" were elected:—President. T. Jones, Esq. (Mayor); vice-presidents. T. J. Wil- liams, M.P., M. Arnold, Esq., C. Thomas, lisq.: chairman. Councillor J. Morris, treasurer, Sir. T. Gethin Sim- mons; lion. ",o. Mr. G. W. Morgrii; cap- taki, Mr. F. Gocde; vice-captain, Mr. D. .T I)avifs ccmmittep. M". W. Higgins. Mr. A. J<-?-n. Mr. J. Ptrid? Mr. W. Thome, Mr. A. J. '?pddon, Mr. J. Jouc?, and Mr. E. F Morgan. i..
A SHILLING TOO MUCH
A SHILLING TOO MUCH A cinema licence for a chapel vestry j ?was granted by .the Uiyr.?orrw? Council. ?nu Tu?day evening. The appheani; was' the Rev. J. F. Williams, pastor of tho Bethel Church, Gl^ncorrwg. Ho enclosed £1 Is. to pay for the liceiv-e. Supt. Beat Evans reported that he had in?.pc?'?.d tho T?stry and found it suit- hlån every respect or a licence undGr the^vjernatograph Act. Mr. Idris Walters asked if the appli('a tion was serious or done to obstruct com- petition The Clerk (Mr E. Powelli At all events Jw nr nisi or bu.? M;:t a shilling ?uo much. < Laughter.?
I TRAVELLING CINEMAS GJyncorrwg Council and Ques- tion of Granting Lieersses. In support of an application for a cinema license at Glyncortwg, made by Mr. Wadbrook on behalf of Mr. Jacob Studc, Mr. Matthew Arnold (Xeath) at- j tended a meeting of the Glyncorrwg Counci l on Tuesday evening. Tho Clerk read a report from Supt. Ben Evans objecting to the license on the ground that it was manifestly unfair that enterprising men who built permanent sti-iietiire., should compete with persons travelling the country with portable shows, and by travelling the country avoided the responsibility of paying rates and taxes. Mr. Arnold said the name of the pro- prietor was sufficient, guarantee for the class of entertainment that woidd be pro- vided for the. people of Glyncorrwg. He pointed out that any restrictions the Coun- cil desired to place on the granting of the license would bo rigidly observed. The Clerk: If you can give an undertak- ing that no technical objection will be made to paying'rates and taxes that may weigh in your favour. The Surveyor (Mr. Jones): The report of the Superintendent of Police states that the building fs totally unsuitable, and that the license had been annually re- newed by the Bucks Council on the pay- ment of £ 1. Mr. Griffiths: If the building is not suitable, where do we stand if we grant the license? Air. Waters: Surely, we have got. brains as well as the superintendent. (Laugh- ter.) It was agreed to grant the application if an undertabng was given not to shir it the payment of rates and taxes.
HEATH HERO KiLLED
HEATH HERO KiLLED Xews reached Xeath ou Friday that King' Sergeant Joe. Davies, of tho Royal Rifio Brigade, has been killed in action. It will be remembered that.Sergt. Davies just before Christmas won tho French Military Crofi?, was promoted ou tho field to- sergeant, and was recommended for the D.C.M. for rescuing a number of wounded men on the field of battle. He returned homo on leave shortly after Christmas, wearing the Military v Cross. He was practically lionised in Xeath, and prior to returning to the front ho was the recipient of many presents, including a I silver wrist, sratch. A rumour came io Xeath early on Fri- day lllornin regardiug the fate of Sergt. Davies, and at niid-dav an officer of his regiment called on the parents and told them the sail news. He handed them over the wrist watch and several other per- sonal belonging?, and also stated that he had assisted iu the funeral, which was accorded full militaiy honours. Sergt. Davies was an exceedingly popu- lar young mail. lie played football for Re°olveti. and was a member of the Xeath Y.M.C.A. In times of peaco he worked as a collier at Seven Sisters. gr -j1—
CONGREGATIONAL UNION I
CONGREGATIONAL UNION I Tllo quarterly meeting of the West Glamorgan Congregational Union was; hold at E'>enezer, Gorseinon. A conference iN as held at 10.30 a.m. 0n Thursday morn- ing. the chairman bemg the Rev. II. S. Williams (Poutardawe). Several im portant matters were discussed, emphasis being laid on the necessity of doing all in our power with regard to the mis- sionary appeal of the London Missionary, Society." Sunday trading, temperance j and other matters were also given atten-j tion.. Sermons wore p'reached during the ses-1 sion by the Revs. W. Roes (Alltwen). D. Eiddig Jones (Clydarh)..1. C. Lloyd (Crwys). Robert Griffiths, and J. H. Hughes (Soar, Swansea).
CWMAVOH COLLIER TO PAY I
CWMAVOH COLLIER TO PAY I At the Aberavon County Police Court on ore, Messrs. S. H. Brass (chairman). Aid. J. M. Smith, and Mr. Geo. Deer—a smart looking young girl named Sarah Elizabeth Lane, Polly- street, Cwmavou, summoned a young Cwmavon collier named Evan Joseph to show cause, etc. Mr. Dan Perkins appeared for com- plainant and Air. Lewis M. Thrjrnas for defendant. Evidence was given that the parties had kept company for two and a half years. When complainant told him of her c on- dition, defendant's reply was that lie was courting a girl at Pontrhydvfen with j plenty of money, and intended to marry that girl. lie offered to pay 5s. a vjecl to keep the case out ot court. The Bench made an. order of 3s. 6d. per week for the usual period, witt, costs and I advocate's fee.
ALLEGED THEFT AT CLYSGOIiRWC I I
ALLEGED THEFT AT CLYSGOIiRWC. I I At Aberavon County Police Court on Mon- day. a youns man 11auKd. John Xash, 45, Treharris-et.reet, Cwmparc, Treorohy, -was charged with stealing a. silver watch cbiin, a locket and scarf pin, valued ISe., the I ro- perty of Jamos Darby, 10, Brick-street, Glyn- corrwg. P.S. Tarr deposed to arresting defendant • at Cwmparc. lie had the pin on him, and, Mrs. Darby said that ber, husband w-ao at the- front. Defendant came to lodge at her house whilst he worked at the Glyncorrwg ) Colliery. In his bedroom was a locked j wardrobe. Sh-a m^sed the keys, and after- ward., missed the j Inspector W. E. Re-es (Port Talbot) said that defendant'* step-father could do noth- ing with the la- who wa-r- 19 yeara of age. Defendant, who 0-.J.¡: ho wished to join ¡ the Army, was committed to the Quarter Sessions, with r, view of committing him to it Borstal institution. "'c. I
THE LANGUAGE TEST I
THE LANGUAGE TEST. I At Xeath en Friday, Thomas Henry Williams, described as a. munition worker, I of Chureb-sh-?t, AberavcB. did net appear to answer a .-?mmons for using j indecent language. "This is a bad case," remarked Superintendent Evans, and I think defendant should appear." The Magistrates' Clerk: We hear good samples in this court. The case had belter go 0 :1. I P.S. Walsh said he saw defendant in Vi lifers-street, Briton ferry, on Saturday night. He was the ringleader of a ganr; I of yohng r-ici) wlt-, were singing and shouting to the accompaniment of an accordeon. He fold them, to clear off. and :u! obeyed with t.h? exception, of Williams, who shouted out, Stick it, 'boy? '? Ris coi-d?ct :md language were very bad, and c? the Taibmy station he exclaimed, I I have fought and bled for a —— Kaiser ¡ like you!" The oiffcer added that de- fendant; was one of the biggest blackguards ha had seen for some time. The Bench imposed a fine of 40s.
An American variant of a famous Ameri- c m phraseLife 13 Just One Dernburg After Another." t
I 0 T I 1 11 ii LOSALjeOiOIilS
I 0 T I 1 11 LOSALjeOiOIilS 6TH WELSHMEN mVEr THEIR COMMISSIONS The Ir?rLdcri ou TUE:3chy I night c&ntfimd the namps of two nr)ll-.l commissioned ofifce: of the 6th Welsh, I who have recently hPPll promoted and given commissions as second-lieutenants. Second-Lieutcnant Ernest Merrells. These are Sergt. Ralph Bland, tormerly a member of the Swansea Staff of a Cardiff newspaper, and Sergt. Thomas Erncst Merrells, eldest eon of the Mayor of Swanspa. Both have been on active ser- vice with their battalion for over twelve I Second-Lieutenant Ralph Bland. I —(Photos by Chapman). months, and were exceedingly efficient I eokliers. They were recently home on short leave. Other promotions include the following:— Promotion to a Captaincy. Seeoud-Lieutant H. Pickard, 3rd Choehires, seconded from his regiment and serving in the Royal Enginenrs, has been promoted to a captaincy. Captain Pickard, who is the son of Air. J. L. Pickard. LI?.nelly, and formerly of tho University College, Aberystwyth, was at one time engaged on tho Xational Insur- ance staff at Cardiff, lie has two brothers at the front. Military Appointments. Captain F. M. B. Cam" of toe School of Musketry Corps, Bisley, .has been, at- tached to headquarters Severn Garrison, to assist in the musketry training of all units in that garrison. This officer will also assist in the musketry training of all units in the Swansea Garrison.
ANOTHER WELSH CHAMPIONI
ANOTHER WELSH CHAMPION? I Trooper J. J. Owen, of the Royal Horse I Guards, was not a boxer when at Neath, where until last December he was a mem- ￼ her of the County Police Force and groom to upL Ben Evans. But since he has joined the Guards, where boxing is highly popular, he has mado such rapid strides that the other night he won the uuddle- weight championship of his regiment in a tournament at the riding school in London. Trooper Owen is a native of Clyncler- wen, an da very popular young giant. Ho has all the physical qualifications for championship, and ought to go a long way n. the art of the ring. Writing to his erstwhile comrado at Xeath, he says he intends to take up the sport seriously, and this being the case he may be confidently looked upon as a man likely to make good. All Wage's will wish I him success.
GARDEN PSOBIIGE I
GARDEN PSOBIIGE. At a meeting of tho Glyncorrwg Council on Tuesday night. Councillor W. Jenkins, J.P., presiding, a letter,was read from tho County Council suggesting that any plot of land suitable ior cultivating garden produce should bo utilised, and asked the Council to encourage it. :Mr..J., Griffiths: Will it benefit the landowner or tho smallholder? The Clerk Dlr. Edward Powell): That is a matter of opinion. Air. J. Gri"it'lls: Many people in the district would like allotments if they could havr. fly* land on its rateable value. The Chairman: That would bo a fair basis. Mr. Griffiths: Small holdings and allot- ments are a failure on account of tho excessive price asked by landlords. It. was agreed to issue posters on tho lines suggested in the Council's letter.
HAnLAN BEACH MYSTERY I
HAnLAN BEACH MYSTERY. I A Coroner's; inquiry at Britonferry on I Tuesday threw no further light on the Baglal1 Sands mystery. Arthur Stanley John, of Xeath-road, faid ho was walking along the sands with ,vo oth?r men on Saturday, when lie came I a'ro?6 the I:?dy, wbell had been cashed. up by the tide. P.S. Walsh said that all f?orte Ð.t I identification had lai'?d. The l?dy was in a very advanced state--of decomposition, the face being completely gone. Dr. Harry cxprfA?d the opinion that the man had been dead for three months. Asked by the Cotoner whether he thought it v/as that of a member of the ¡ Port Eynoa lifeboat erGW, he replied that he did.'not think so, though the man v/as dressed lika a seainrai- The jury returned a verdict of Found Drowned."
i Up to the end of January mare than I <0.003 mernce'-s of the Sal*, ation Army had joined the colour* 1 i
NO BURSAL ACCOMMODATION I I
NO BURSAL ACCOMMODATION I I ￼ Abe?avM Ce?c?'s AppHca?' i:9? fo? Ce?ete?y S:t?. Mr. A. G. Drnry, M.I.C.E.. held a Local Government .Board inquiry at Aberavon on. Tuesday into the appiicatiou cf the Aberavon Town Council for the issuing; of a provisional order to empower the Council to put into iorce the powers of i the. Land Clauses Acts with respect to the purchabc and taking oi lund: other- wise than by agreement. The application had reference to certain lands in the parish, of Baglan Lower, and requiml by for -the purposes of a cemetery. The application was opposed by Air. G. R. P. Llewellyn, Baglan Hall (the owner of tho land), for whom Air. .Marlay Samson (instructed by Messrs. R. and C. B. Jenkins, Swansea) appeared, incl a1..0 by Air. Edward Powell, clerk to the Xeath District Council. Mr. Moses Thomas, J.P. (Town Clerk), said fhav. since December tith last no new fraYp had been Dpc'n?d in the borough cemeteries and no more space was avail- abl& for burial purpo.-c? in the boro?s-h. Since that date all burials had to be nade in the Jiargam area. Tho Corpora- tlon had mads overtures for the. last 12 vears to acquire a new cemetery, but owing to the wr.ter'togged state of the sites offered they had been found iiii- suita ble. Air. Llewellyn had oCerecl a site on the Bagian-road at the rate charged, for b"llQll1 land. but. the Council would not entertain the idea. Mr. Llewellyn strongly objected to the proposed site for a cemetery as being too close .to bis residence, and would injura the wator supply. C0nfijctinrj Views. Evidence was then called. Dr. Hillyer (medical officer) ?nij that a r.evv cemetery was highly c ,11. ii? did not believe that a, cemetery on Un? proposed site would in any way injure the water supply. 'The Mayor also gave evidence, and stot -d that as a mining pn?incerhp could assure them -that the sito in question was a most desirable one for-a cemetery. Mr. James Roderick, the borough sur- veyor, estimated the cost of laying out the present site at £ 3,526. Air. Marlay Samson, for tho opposition, called Air. John Thomas, civil engineer and surveyor, Swansea, who stated that the site in question would be most un- suitable. In reply to Air. Moses Thomas witness agreed that the land in question was agricultural, not building land. Mr. Samson then addressed the in- spector. pointing out that the matter was not ;m urgent one, inasmuch as the Coun- cil h?d an agreement with the Marram Council. He also submitted that the Council had not made out a case for ob- taining compulsory powers. The inquiry was then closed.
SUNDAY WAR CONCERTS
SUNDAY WAR CONCERTS A meeting of the Swansea Watch Com- mittee was held on Tuesday, Aidcrman D. J'onco presiding. Mr. Underwood (who represented a syndicate which has taken over the Theatre Royal) and others attended as a deputation witb. the request that per- mission should be giveu to hold Sunday concerts at the Theatre, the profits of which would be given over to the war: charities. Mv. Underwood assured the committee that the whole of the profits would be devoted to the purpose men- tioned, and invited the committee to ex- amine the accounts, including receipts ruid expenditure. Similar concerto were being given in London and in other towns. The application was granted 1 subject to cfrnun conditions which included finan- cial supervision by the Mayor, the chair- man, ;md tho BoroUh Trf'a)uror, that the total net proceeds shall bo handed over to a chariMble or patriotic obj0d. and that all persons engaged on the staff at the theatre during the concerts shall have time oil in the week for compensa- tion. It was stated that these conditions would apply to future applications.
THE PORTHGAWL WRECK I
THE PORTHGAWL WRECK An inquest was held at Porthcawl on tbre-o of the victims of tho Porthcawl wreck who were drowned when attempt-' ing to eecapo from their smack Xarciseus i.u a snz-t l t in a smalt boat. The .solo survivor. Horace Edward Moore, a deckhand, said they readied calm water inside the break- water, and had a rope been throwrn to them they would have got in. Tho harbour master. Captain R. AT. Harris, said he signalled to the skipper to go in the Sandy Bay. Evidence v.a; given that it was impos- eiblo to throw a. rope, a coastguardsman stating that he did not think a rocket could have reached the boat. A verdict of Accidental death was, returned, and a rider added recommend- ing the cmmCIl to endeavour to obtain as many facilities as possible in the way of apparatus and lines, so that a similar misfortune should not occur.
NAVAL ARMOURERS WEDDING I
NAVAL ARMOURER'S WEDDING. At S:, Gabriel's Church, Abergwynfi, by si:eci~.l licence, the wed din? wrw celebrated on Thursday of Acting- Chief Armbitrer Jobii Thomas Triffit, of H.M. and Miss Florence Herapat-h, of Vicarag-e-rord, llorrifcton. second daughter cf the 12..tc Air. Jamort Kc:vapat.h, chief cashicr at Avon Col- liery. Abcrgwynfi. The bridegroom ar. pea red in full uniorm. and piicr to the wedding stuyed with his brother, 31 r. (1. W. Triffit, superintendent of tho Prudential Assurance Company at "v:b-rcra. Tho brjdt, was accompanied by iss Lai ), Davies. Trcherbert. a, chief bridesmaid, whilst, Mr. G. Vï Triffit acted as best man. The officiating minister was Rev. Thomas Williams.
NEATH MILK VENDOR FINED I
NEATH MILK VENDOR FINED. At Xeath, on Monday, Frank Aliorct. j milk vendor, of Crythan-road, admitted j selling milk not. of the nature demanded. Inspector W. Davies. who prosecuted, presented thG analysts repo.i, which showed 19 per cent. of added water in tho milk.. Defendant, who sai d two ot „ his cows j gave poor milk, was lined j
NEW ROAD FOR AEEHCREGAN I
NEW ROAD FOR AEEHCREGAN. I At a meeting cf the fi'.yncorrw^ Council ?a Tuesday eYen'?& the Ch:urnrui ?lr. Wm. Jon?ms, J.P.) announced that the p?ple of Abercre::&n vfould hail with satis- ￼ faction th?t, arrangements Lu- the c"mplC- tion of tuo read, through the whole cf that district'had been satisfactorily made th3 owners- of tho property. The road, he Siiid, would be completed witiin a cf six months.
Forcing the padlocks from the shutters ajid doors' of læ:;r. Twining and C'c.? prentices in, Lant-streef, bontfiwark, !I: ave3 u ,?e ?i c-?i clu'?.
19 DU ST ANP nDQIS U RIi JwJh
19 DU ST ANP, nDQIS" U RIi !J¡w!Jh -$>- QUALITY OF CCAl SUPPLIED BY 8ESTK MtSGHAiil Ifi uiiirtiTE In the Appeal Court on Tuesday, the Isle of Wight Smallholders' Association appealed against the decision of tho King's Bench Divisional Court in tho at-hion of Griffiths and the Isle of Wight Smallholders' Association. Air. John Griffiths, coal merchant, Bank Chambers, ISfeath, bru light all Pod ion to recover the price of coals. Defendants said tho coal supplied was dust and debris, and disputed liability. Judgment was entered for defendants in the County Court, but the Divisional Court ordered a new trial. Judge Pye found that plaintiff's de- livery was not, according to contract, the best house screened coal, but was coal dust. The Divisional Court, however, opon the question of agreement, ordered a trial. Mr. Cababc, for the appel- lants, said the learned County Court Judge was right in finding the deliveries were coal dust and rubbish. The article specified had nct been delivered, any more than a supply of diamond dust would be a supply of diamonds. In reply to Lord Justice Swinfen Early, 7;h. Cababe said the contract was a verbal one, but plaintiffs' agent spoke of the best house coal, and tho plaintiffs' secretary said that the coat.-act was for the best screened coal. Plaintiffs never called their agents to contradict this. Mr. Cababe said he thought he could safely abandon the contention that tho tea": was to be screened. Air. Simmons, who represented Mr. Griffiths, said the defendants accepted their invoices and never in terms rejected Urn coal. lord Justice Swinfen Eady said their f-a.e was that they had offered some pay- ment, but that they had been charged too ir.ueh, and they had offered to re- turn some, at any rate, of the coal. L:rd Justice Swinfen Eady, in deliver- ing judgment, eaid 110 doubt something in the nature of coal was delivered. The learned County Court Judge established tho point that the contract was for tho best screened house, coal. What was de- li- vered, according to the learned Judge's rinding, was something that was grossly and extensively rubbish, including some coal, and therefore they were not bound to pay anything under the contract. To this the plaintiJF replied that the defen- dants accepted the goods delivered, but lilaintifl's said they were bound to distri- bute the stuff sent, under the circum- stances. There was evidence on which the County Court Judge could find as a fact that the material delivered was not of the quality contracted for. and the trial could not bo reviewed by any'other court. He could also find as a fact that there was no acceptance under the con- tract, but he had omitted to deal with what sum the plaintiffs ought to have paid for what was delivered and retained. In th ese circumstances, the court was of opinion that leave should bo given to the defendants to pay into court before a new trial such sum as they might think fit, t,iat tllk- matter should be confined io the question of paying for the i»at«rial delivered by plaintiff to defendants. There must be a new trial on this ground. With, regard to costs, each party would have to pay their own costs, both at the county court, divisional court, and here. The appeal was dismiescd accordingly. 0-- -J
SWANSEAS PREVENTATIVE METHODS AGAINST AldORAFT
SWANSEA'S PREVENTATIVE METHODS AGAINST AldORAFT. For the purpose of discussing the host methods of warning residents in case ot a raid by hostile aircraft the owners and managers of important works in Swansea and district, at the invitation of the Chief Constaole (Captain Alt Thomas) met at Swansea Police Court. The proceedings were public, and tho question evoked a free and exceedingly interesting dis- cussion. At the outset, the Chief Constable ex- plained that he had communicated wilh Colonel Edwards Vaughan in consequence of letters he had received from works man- agers in respect of what to do iu case of invasion by aircraft. He invited dis- t ioii, and expressed his desire to will- ingly act upon any suggestion. Colonel Edward Vauglian, who attended on behalf of the military, said what they desired was to co-ordinato their arrange- ments so that they would not have Swan- sea a blaze of light and Xeath clothed in darkness, cr Xeath wrapped in the gloom through tho absence of electric light everywhere and Swansea all ablaze. Tho warning would probably arrive by tele- phone. Whilst at headquarters recently, Colonel Vauglian added, he expressed his desire for permission to bo able to turn out the gas at the main in case of absolute necessity. Headquarter.'?, however, said "Xo." That was absolutely forbidden by the War Omeo, for such a course would probably kill a lot more people than would the attack. Therefore, under no circumstances must the jjas be turned off at the main. He had consulted the electric lighting manager at Swansea, and he said, as far the town was con- cerned, the lights could bo turned off at a minute's notice, but on account of the sup- ply to works he was forbinden to resort to such a course. Then, again, certain works were engaged upon munitions, and they must not be deprived ot light. Aluni- tion works, were to be allowed a certain amount of discretion, ab) the railway people. A danger of hooters, Col. VaugJian said, was it might precipitate attack. But if the Zeppelins were in our midst throw- ing bombs about, if did no: matter hot* much noise was mad". ]y hostile air- craft is not here, and within 11 run," he stated, "you tan blow the hoot- ers for all you are worth" If short blasts were sounded hv the hooters it murbt be more likely to call attention. Colonel auglian expressed a ivicli that the managers would reduce the lighting compatible with running the works, ¡;n:J at tho :aine time to keep all glares nut of or. Of course, be couimerj}-] certain pcoph in the district were already grumbling. They wished to know °, 1Ykd !? H)e ?cod me putting out the cand'?. in my front room when the docks lights ?ra ')!.?zh? '0 much.? The d,xk li;}', it should be understood, could be <.? ticgaishcd -at a moment s notice. Colonel Vacghan advi?d the maua?er? that when the warning was received they should :wt tlic, w- ri, i ii?- ?', t, ?, SUOI,Ifl telephone to the police^ wnose work, with the resultant tangle 01 Q woric, would then be alilivr, (I In a -brief d?cuss.'cn assurances w?.re ?ivcn by the va?ons omcials of wnrk. that every precaution had always been I)y tilo, varlolls ofh(ill, a precautioi,, had air,:raft.
At Swansea, County Court on Tuesd&v, h-ts Honour .Judge Eiryjj Roberts granted the applic-acmn of m\ 0. V/onnacott, fa'r8r. of Xw. for an ejectment order a?a.n?± David Eic k -son, M-?upier o? Cas- IT:l;>rOT1i£;¡¿: Mr. Glynn. Morris reoiu'.oiiteil applicant. Printed and Published for the Ewar-t-aa Press. Limited, by ARTHUR PARXLiJj ■UIliHA-ii, at Leader Buildings, Sy-fviusea.