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THE UNWANTED CHILD I SAD STORY OF LLAMELLY WOMANS DOWNfALL. AGED PARENTS' TRIAL Mary Vivian. Z. Mill-street, UaniI. was summoned by Inspector T. Rlrib Jünet", "1 the X.S.P.C.C., at the Manctly Police Court, on Wednesday, for cruelty to luf child. Mr. Martin R. Richards. who appeared for the prosecution, said the oiwe was a very -,a.,i Olle. The defendant was tfie daughter of very retpectable p/went*. but sin; had given way to very bad drinking habits, and itemed to havo. lost control of herself :t'.1u- ,-e tlxpr, with the result that the child "1. iu absolute danger of its lile. Defendant wafS tbe wife of ma.n with whom'she did not live. ind liic child was illegitimate, ap- parently unwanted and unloved. The parentis of the defendant wre od people, the mother, who had been bod-ridden for Yeti-m being 75 years of aje. and the Xithor, who was 73 yeans old. was inlirm. Both pa-rente. with whom defendant lived, were very respectable, adid their Mv<ae duriug the last three or four yearn had been made almo&t unbearable by the defendant. Defendant. For seven day. I have? been without drink, ,1.nd I promise not to take a.ny more. An Invalid for 47 Years. John Stephens, 2. Mill-street, said he lived with his wife and tho defendant, who wae his daughter. Rie wife, who was 75 years of age, had been* :wi invalid for 47 years. :tr8. Vivian. who ba<! been living apart from her husband for four y-cam, had an illegitimate child, nine months old. Defendant was addicted to dTink, aivl often tta-eite-iied a destroy fhe baby. For week* defendant wa* d raMi every nicht. When ah., came home drunk he oft-iyi had to fetal the cfild, which to have btfn kept for hours witbout food. The child had an aliens. which the defendant squeezed, although his wife told her not to fio so. There t-otild be no ques- tion. but that the chikt had suflered on ac- cuitnt of defendant's "treatment. Rev, David Davieo, Vicar of St. Paul's, tiaid he had known the defendant many Yp&rg, and for scnte time she had been very much q,(Wicted to drink. He bad dooo his beet, to ind-nce her to reform and bad failed. The Bench's Dilemma. Inspector T. lrj.¡; Jones said he had often teett the deferafcant the woriae for drinl. There had been many complainto. and lie repeatedly warned the woman. EventuaJly the child was taken by defendant's astei-, and defendant promised to reiorm if the E!lx;J(i was sejit back to her, but eha cou- tintted to drink. When under the influence of drink, the woman was very violent. But ■ for the inter vent, ion of tbfi sie-ter the child would hove -iigered eevereiy. Defendant taaid she wan very wry, lid promised not to drink again. She wae in a delicate state. The Cterti inquired what the Society pro- to do in such a. case. Mr. Bachards dai,i it would be difficult to send a woman in sub a condition lo prison. Defendant said Aie wae prepared to so to the WorkJboiMe. The Bcncb. upon the defendant promising IA outer the Workhouae, bound her over to I w of good behaviour for sis months.
STOPPED THE BAND. I A German band, in Bruges had a bad ftight on Sunday aft erooon. It was giving an opem-air concert in tlie market- place wire ii tour ALlicjd warplanes ap- peared over t.ho tow-n and dropped bombs noTl the docks, demol ushing two houses. The ba-mtemcn ran in all directions, tearing hhrnr instrnmpTrt-t. behind. Fifffet- I injc wir'. i-osiioi'-vl noar DixTmitle fori^r- day. the D.an3 being ficrcejy engpaffetL
BELGIANS CALLED TO THE COLOURS. -1 I Havr. Wednesday.—Definite arrange- ments have been made by virtue of which i h- decree of the Belgian Oovernment- call- ing to (he roJour.s (lie unmarried men of the 1898 10 1896 classes will verv soon be put into operation. The royal decree will shortly appear in the Moini- teur Bel^e.
I M. VENIZELOS'S MOVEMENTS. I Mit.wJene, W wLnesday.—\ £ VenizeJcw is expected to arrive here in the course ot the next, tew days for a stay the length ot w h ich depends upon tJhp political sit ration. V pronuneut memkr of his party ha.s received telegraphic instruc- tions rroan A1.hens to-day to prepare for unnieciiate oc-f-upa.ti<m the iMwise in which the ex-J'reunie.r is expeoUyi to reside. (ireat enthu<i;Lsin prevails at the pros- pect of a visit, from the hero of the. hour, and the islanders are eagerly dis- cu-.Hins- pla.u. for gidng him a fitting reception. for him it u-
THE RAILWAY WAR BONUS. I ruder the nr\ agreement between the Government and tin; railways i) per cent, of the war bonus granted to railway em- ployes will he borne by the companies and not by thf Guvornnicnt. 1 nder the original. agreement, for the G-overtnucnt control of the railways the compensation paid was the difference be- tween the aggregate net receipts while the Government were in control and the aggregate Det receipts for the correspond- ing period of 1013, subject, however, to a proportionate reduction if the receipts for the first half of 1914 were less than for the first half of 1913. Til lias been agreed that this reduction shall not bo made in future.
CHARGES AGAINST SWOBODA. I Paris. W fyi n &do'v-Swob-oda. the man who arrest-ad in connection with the. lire on the French liner La Touraine, and wihose real rMime a.p pears to be Schwind, w-a- loc-ked up yesrterday in the SanJe PrÙon, on the triple ciia.rge of espionage, deliberate incendiarism, and attempted espionage. Ho is to be under close intion until he appears before ilio Court-Martial.— Router. Directly t-fi.(,r the news of the outbreak 0.1' lire upon La Touraine (wMoh was, fortuiruaw/ely, sllxl ued witihout injuring anybody or cirippling the ship) it was suggested thwt (Jerman huoendiiiries had been Hit work, reckless of the lives of many men, women, and children. A cor- respondent. in Xew York cabled at the I time, the bepiniiinp of March, that an arson squad existed at: Chicago for fiip purpo. of p8acinj? boni bR on ontgofag jinen-K tlying under -t'ho Ailios* Jta.gs. Trcfih. inteiLt that, tbey &botild explode in mid- Atlfttotic.
LET'S TALK OF CORNS! I Ah. what a nuitsaSeo they ajw. how they emart aaid burn and achoe; they bothor your lifg out, make %.)u .aw up your face in agony. You say, 1 would give anything to got rid of them." Would ytl,u ? Woll, if you will get rid of Is lid. you will get, rid of the corDS. Buy Rich's Waukwell (Walk-weU); it gets down to the roots. Cures in seven days, but relieve*? in seven minuter. No fw;, n., bandages, no plaster. Buy Bicli's Waukwoll now. and forget your corns (postage lid- extra).Rich, The Chemist. 30, 11 igh-atroot. Swansea. Trufit Arch Support, 12s. 6d. per pair for weak ankles and lfat l'ect. (XQ Insurance dit- pc,nL-ing)
SWANSEA'S NEW RATE. ESTIMATES SHOW AN INCREASE OF 0£22,296. WAR RESPONSIBLE FOR BULK OF EXTRA EXPENDITURE. I To-day is the most important in this week-s remembrance" of the Swansea Corporation. This afternoon a meeting af th-e Finance. Conullittee and Chairmen of Committees is being held to consider the draft. Budget for the ensuring year. This shows a big increase in the estimate Ltf i,ht- general distrid Borough rates, au increased amount of J.29ti being i-o- quired as oompH red with last year— JB17.938 on the general district rate aud < £ 6.002 on the Borough rale. This extra demand includes the sum of XII,183 excess expenditure in If 11-1,). The great bulk of the (ixcess expenditure in the past year was due. to circmastances arising out of the wat-, LC,,687 lyejng overspent on the general district rate and Ji4,i96 on the, 13oron?h nte, making the h)tal of };1J ,IW3./ This Ilrplus of expenditure over income juust, of course, be met in the present estimates and as will be readily seen it accounts for half the increased demand. This increased call' of £ 23,910 involves an increase in the rates for Corporation purposes only-excluding the Guardians' and Education Committees' demands— of between fid. and Hid. in the £ These I figures are not necessarily final and con- clusive, and it is possible some further reductions will be made in the estimates at the meeting this afternoon. I The Education Committee have kept 1 their estimates down so that no extra de- i mand will bo made in this direction, but the Guardians' call shows an increase of a fraction more than Id. in the £ due to a 20 per cent. increase in the cost of out-relief owing to the advance in the cost of living. Unless some stringent « pruning of the estimates is effected at to-day's meet- ing, the ratepayers are faced with the j^rospeot of an increase in the rates ap- proximating to a shilling. Last year's rate was 8i. 9d. in the .S. and the highest on record for the past ten years was 9s. J'.l. in 1909-10. The appended table shows at a glance the position in regard to the various com- mittees STATEMENT SHOWING INCREASED AMOUNTS TO BE RAISED BY RATES 1915.16. I Expenditure and Credits Comparison of Estimates 'rotal '914—15. 1914-15 and 1915-16. j R^necd i Extra Committee. I Excess Expcadi-i Decreased Ex- Estimawd In- E,ti ?,d D<? I AmountB Amounts ture or Decreased penditure or In- created Expendi-! .reused Expendi- to 1>0 to be Credits Against I creased (Credits turo or Decreased! ture or Increased! liaised. Iteised. Estimates. Against Estimates Credits. Credits. 1915-16. -I-£ I S j. £ Watch 2.391 615 3,039 Parliamentary 1,554 115 1,669 Highways 3.2T1 3,519 6,790 Health 776 2,680 3,456 Housing 97 lQ 87 Water and Sewers 2,959 I 2,723 5,682 Market and Slaughterhouse 148 576 42S < Parks ￼ 867 1 i8 689 Parks ?7 ?s 689 Buria) G r ounds. 102 227 329 Electricity .j 2,200 2,200 Finance j 830 522 1,352 Estates 141 862 721 ￼ 978 12,685 ]/)'j2-07 24,369 _J 2,073 Net, increased amount t" be raised 1915-16 for Corporation
MM VALLEY CYMROQORION 1 Mrs. Lloyd George Attends Next Session. The members of the A fan Valley and eam Cynirodrrion Society met at the Masonic Hall. Port Talbot, on Tuesdiy even- ing, to make, arrangcrocnte for the next ivintcr &essiotu The Rev. J. E. Bees ("Ap Nathan") (.rove-place, presided at the ont- set. The J. Owen Jones ("Hyfreithon"). Cnwavon, was elected by ballot president for the yeir, and on thf motion of Mr. Jno. ITanbury, seconded by Mr. John (jwyn. "Ap Nathan" was accorded a hearty vote of thanks on vacating the chair, to which he s-c, i-talily responded Mr. J'. C. Williams, the finnnoial secretary, submitted a. statement, whioh was consid- ered satisfactory, and showed a balance on the richt aide on the year's working. Messrs Lemuel Jones (Abtravou) and D. W. Divid, schoolmaster (Bryn) save their report, and Ivoth Mr. Williams and Mr. Haydn Lewis were accordcd thajiks for their services, and were unanimously rc-rlected a8 financial secretary and general secretary respect- 1\ pI, The Rev. Ogwen Grifhth frabernacle Newyddj was added tD the list of vice-presi- dents. and Mr. John Gwyn was appointed treasurer. A strong working committee of twenty was elected to represent Taibach. Port Talbot.. Cwroavon. Aberavon, Bryn., and Pcntrhydyfen, and Messrs. Lewis Dayies .schoolmaster) and Dd. Daniel, CTm- mer, as honorary members. A formidable list of speakers for the ecm- in.; "session wai submitted, which included Mrs D. Lloyd George, trs. lRcy,'i Silyn Roberts (Bwry), Prof. J. H. Lloyd -Banfor). Mr J. H. Joncis, editor "Y Brython" (Liver- r-col). Dr. T). Vausrban Thomas. B.A. (Swan- sea). Mr. W O. Jones (Merthyr), Mr. Emrys James (Pontypriddf Revs. Penar Griffiths aei Ben Davies (Panttec;).
DAMAGE TO THE WAYFARER. Divers examine d the liner Wayfarer at Queenstown yesterday. It will be re- membered that Rhe is thovight to have been torpedoed by a German submarine or mined off The Seillv Isles on Monday. An examination showed that the dhip iti d;vniag''d lor about forty feet on the starboard side below the waterline. One man's dead body is stall in the liold and 'has not yet been recovered. Tho pressure of water has forced the decks in some pku*s and pujnping is going on unr*ra.singly- Jt is now almost conclusively agreed that the injury was external, hut not from a torpedo. The ship sinks down verv mucih a tit. Mr. Henry Ash croft, of Liverpool, quartor-nnaster of the Wayfarer, stated yeetorday that after the explosion the crew took to tihe hoa.ts and left the liner, hut the captain, seeing a chance -to save the ship, appealed for volunteers and they went back and got the pumps to work.
LLANEUY HAULIERS' INCREASE. In view of the claims of the bauLicru f f Llanelly fot' an increase of wa-jrea to meet the increased cost of living, the haulage contractors' charges will be increased by 10 per cent, on the prerf-iit rale to meet, the men's claims to plaoe them on an equal footing1 with b/uiliers in other towns. The increase Iras been padd in SwaaMua for tihe Last fotir weeks.
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THE "PUSH AND CO" COMMITTEE. I The Committee vrliich the Chancellor of the Exchequer has foreshadowed, which will give sjiecial attenition to the organisation of the production of muni- tions of war, consists at present of the following members: Mr. Lloyd George (Chairman), j Mr. Edwin Montagu k Mr. A. J. Balfour, Mr. Harold Baker, General Von Donop (Master-General of Ordnance), Admiralty reprosenjtatives, and Mr. George. Booth. There will be a representative of the Board of Trade, and other members may be added. The Committee met for the first time on Monday for preliminary investign.fion of tho problem, and also Died yesterday.
I ) fThe Servant The Servant j ￼ _,? r Problem Solved. Hoùsowife's Best Friend is a moderlt GAS COOKER, equiped with every con- v(>nienc for cooking food ecienti?ally and damhh' It enables the mistress to do her own cooking with little labour and less worry. GAS ensures punctual service, absence of dirt, ashes and smoke, and is THE CHEAPEST METHOD OF COOKING even in normal times. A useful adjunct to the Gas Cooker is a I GAS WATER HEATER. This apparatus acts quite independently of the kitchen range, and means an enormous saving of work and a corresponding increase of comfort and convenience. The present increased prices of house-coal makes the installation of suitable gas apparatus at once convenient and economical. L Gas Cookers on Sale, 3 years' Hire Purchase, or on r Permanent Hire. [, Water Heaters on Sale, or 3 years' Hire Purchase. ¡ Orders should be placed at onco at the l Swansea Gas Company's Showrooms, 64, WIND STREET. Orders placed at onC?ill avo i d any delay which may occur if left until tha hot weather, when they will be taken in strict rotation. TOO LATE FOR CLASSIFICATION. ELYSIUM 6.45 High Street, Swansea. 9.0 THURSDAY, FRIDAY and SATURDAY. April 15th, 16th, and 17th. FEATURE EILM— UNDER THE GERMAN YOKE. A Thrilling Military Drama in Three Acts. Last Nights <5f FORD WILLIAMS, The Well-knovn liass Vocalist. COMING SHORTLY, Elinor Glyn's Version of "THREE WEEKS." y^o ROUGH or SWASSEA. NOTICE 13 BERgBY GIVEN that the next Genera QUARTER SE8SI0N of the Peace of our H\reign Lord the King for the Bm.ough of Sw?n?ea, in the County of Glamorgan, will be ho1du before Ivor Bowen, Esquire, K.C., Recorder of the ea,id' f Borough, ait the TOWN HALL there, on MONDAY, the 26th day of April, 1915. at 10.30 o'clock a.m. precisely, when and where all Jurors, Constablea, Prosecutor#, and others having anything at the. said Seesioaia to do and perform, are required to attend. 11. LANG COATH, Clerk of the Peace. ToHall, Swansea, 14th April, 19J5. GOWER AUCTION MART. GOWERTON. TUESDAY NEXT, APRIL 20th, 1915. at tJte COMMERCIAL HOTEL YARD, GOWER- TON, promptly at ELEVEN O'CLOCK a.m. Messrs. James and James, F.A.I., AUCTIONEERS, SWANSEA. ￼ PHlME STALL-FED CATTLE, I <? 200 FAT LAMBS and WETHERS, NEW SEASON I^AMBS, "jr PORKERS, & COWS ard CALVES. <3?) 'J'hese entnes are expected to be LARG ELY INOREAED by the Sale Day. cW-AITWR,Uf ffli) ICA f,, FUND. .NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Society has been DISSOLVED according to a resolution passed a.t a General Meeting held on the IC-th iust. On amd from the ;5.(11 insit., the Society will not be responsible for providing Medical Aid to its members. G. OOWL..D.S, Sec. Å G. ROWLANDS, Sec. ITl SC.L A IFE R ￼ W. J. MANNING, EAST SIDE DA IKY, 169, PORT TENNANT-ROAD, wi&hea to say that he is NOT the Defendarut who was sum- moned. uiuter the Foods &lId Drug Acte, oil April Wth, for Selling Adulterated Milk.
r "FAUST" AT SWANSEA. I Gratifying success is attending the visit of the Moociy-Manners Opera Company to the Grapd Theatre, Swansea, this week. There was a record house last evening when Gounard's Faust" was presenteu, encores being numerous. As Faust," Mr. Seth Hughes maintained the highest traditions of this tragic role. lie waS han- dicapped by a cold, but sang well not- withstanding, being particularly effective in the higher register. Miss Florence Walker made a sweet and winsome Mar- guerite, and sang the Jewel Song" with fine expression aud feeling. A masterful deliueation of Mephistopheles was con- tributed by Mr. Hairy tfridle, and the audience always had the lull benefit of his rich and wide-ranged voice. Both as actor and vocalist. Mr. Flintol! Moore distin- guished herself as Valentine, especially in | the death scene in Act !i. which was a vivid piece of acting. The versatile Miss Phyllis* Archibald was a warm favourite as Siebel, aud made a strong impression with her vocal efforts. The chorus ac- quitted themselves with honours, especi- ally in the famous Soldiers' Chorus," an encore having to be conceded. To-night tho "Lily of Killarney 11 will be staged.
PRO-WAR RIOTS IN MILAN. I Milan, Wednesday.—During pro-war demonstrations last Sunday one man was wounded by a. blow from a policeman's baton, and subsequently died. The Premier has sent an official of the civil administration to Milan to open an in- quiry. The Socialist Association lias protested, and proclaimed a twenty-four htur&' strike, which took place to-day..
R.E.Jones' i?a s (GARAGES), LTD., wish to remind their clients that owing to the restricted output of cars, due to the War, we cannot obtain deliveries rapidly enough to enable us to carry such large stocks as we would like to, therefore we would be glad if intending purchasers would book up their orders in advance to prevent disappointment. We have in stock or due for deliv- ery during April or May; 13 SINGERS, 2 Seaters. 6 CALTHORPE MINOS, I 2 Seaters. 4 CALTHORPE MINOR i COUPES. 1 2 CALTHORPES, 4 Seaters 2 CALTHORPES, Grand Duke Michael. 9 CALCOTTS. 3 STANDARDS. 2 RENAULT CHASSIS. 3 ALLDAYS, £185. 3 A.C. 's, 4200. 3 PERRY, £147. (All fitted with Electric Lighting Set. Also 4 5-Seated FORDS, £125. 2 2-Seated FORDS, £115. (Plus Delivery Charges.) Many of the above are sold, but a few of each remain open for booking subject to the War Office requirements being ful- filled. ALBIONS & SUNBEAMS cannot be obtained until the War is,over. SHOW ROOMS AND CARAGES, SWANSEA and CARDIFF. PORTABLE BUILDINGS* CHURCHES. MISSION ROOMS. BUNGALOWS, 310TOll HOUSED SHEDS, GREENHOUSES. LISTS AND PRICES ON APPLICATION. J. WILLIS, 105, PORT TENNANT-RD., SWANSEA. Printed and Published for the Swansea Press, Limited, by ARTHUR PARNELL HIGHAAl. at Leader Buildings Swaojoa,