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OWEN S U TTO N JONES. I INTERESTING LOCAL I WEDDING. The wedding was quietly solemnised on Friday morning last at Holy Trinity Church. Llandudno, of Miss Emily Sutton-Jones, the elder daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Sutton-Jones, of Drummond Yilla, Llandudno, and Lieut. W. J. Owen (South Lancashires). The officiating clergy were Rev. Llewelyn Hughes, M.A. (rector) and Rev. Henry Williams. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. George Sutton-Jones, whilst Miss Dolly J ones acted as brides- maid. Mr. T. Ivor Owen, L.R.A.M., A.T.C.L., the well-known musician, was the best man. At the close of the cere- mony Mnedelssohn's Wedding March was played by Mr. C. F. Dee, F.R.C.O. Following the wedding a luncheon was ?ared at tl.p house of the bride, after T?? the happy cou??eff ,for..]?iyerj30*o?l, wh")? the honeymoon-wnl'bo spen?.. The bridegroom, previous to his ioining the colours over two years ago, was one of the most-. j)Q.p.ular,o.f the assistant schoolmasters at the Manselton Council Schools, and one of the founders of the progressive Manselton English Congregational Church, where he was the life and soul of the cause, being deacon, secretary, precentor tnd Ba nel of Hope r superintendent. Mr. Owen was also a very able lecturer, his name appearing regularly previous to the war in the syllabus of the Saturday evening lectures at the local Public Library.
DRINK AT- SALES. I LLANDILO GUARDIANS AND THE PRACTICE. At Llandilo Guardians, on Saturday, Mr. L. N. Powell moved a resolution condemning the prevailing practice of providing free drinks at fai-iii auction sales, and urging the Liquor Control Board to move in the matter. Mr. Gomer Harries seconded and said the practice should be done away with not only at farm sales, but where- over sa les were held. Mr. J. Richard moved an amend- ment 011 the ground that it was outside their province to interfere. He thought it was an insult to the country at large that these resolutions should be pro- posed. Mr. Evan .Dalies, giving hearty sup- port to the motion, urged that it was a matter of principle. Mr. D. Glyn Jenkins said there was a "no treating" order in force. Mr. L. N.-Powell: But they are given. Mr. Richard: I attended several sales Ifrst year, and I never enjoyed a glass of beer better at any one than at the Bale of Mr. Powell. (Laughter.) Mr. Powell said ho gave people beer with the luncheon at his sale. His ob- 1 jection was to the practice of taking drinks round at the auction rings. The motion Iva,* carried by a large majority, five voting for the amend- ment.
H ELDERLY ABERAVON STEEL- I WORKER'S MISHAP. I Mr. L. M. Thomas held an inquest at Aberavou on Saturday concerning the death of Charles Locke, aged 57. lodging at j Vivian-square. Aberavon, and employed at the Port Talbot Steel Works, who died sud- clenly on Friday. Deceased had complained pains in his side, and said he was wheel- ing a barrow at the works when the pain came on. Dr. Fredericks said he found him suffering from a. muscular strain. Pleurisy supervened, followed by heart tailure. Death was caused bv acute pleurisy and heart failure. There was some douht as to whether it was brought on by the accident, but he thought the f accident ha.d nothing to do with it.—A verdict in accordance with the medical » evidence was returned.
LOUCHOR EISTEDDFOD. i A most successful eisteddfod wa] held at Penuel Chapel, Loughor, oil Saturday. The I entries were numerous. The adjudicators M ere:—Music, Mr. J. E. Nicholas; Fforast- tach: literature, Mr.' F. Bridgwater, Gors- einon chairman, Mr. G. Kuoyle, M.E., | Loughor; conductor, R«T. E. Wat'tins, V r Fennel, :—Solo, f- bovs under 14: Freddie Masters, Fforest- i fach. Recitation, under 14: Hilda Hodge,?, f iFforestfach. Solo, girls under 14: Sybil Lewis,. Gowerton.. Soprano solo Divided, Gaxrie liagedorn, Loughor, and Mis. A. Davies, Louglior. Bass solo: Mr. Ivor Gwenter, Fforestfach. Tenor solo: Mr. Joseph Thomas, Gorsei 11011. Contralto sx>lo Miss Jennie Lynn, Loughor. Open rec-ita- tion: Divided, Mr. John Alawfryn Jones, GoÚeiuoll. and Mixs Ethel Edwards, ^loughor. Essay (on" Morning of Life ") Divided, Messrs. Thoma-s -Tones, Loughor, and David Hughes, Loughor. Chief choral, for which four choirs had entered: The Penuel Choir proved the victors under the conductors hip of Mr. W. John Jenkins, A.C. The accompanist was Mrs. J. Rees. Loughor. Praise is due to the secreta.ries and treasurer also to the committee for the treat success attained—Messrs. L. Knoyle, W. Williams, and T. Parry,
?<BE!.§ ON THE WORKERS,9THE -c. BEN TILLETT AND L.C.B. I DOES TEETOTALISM IM- PROVE MORALE ? Ml-. Ben Tillett appends his signature on behalf -of the Dockers' Union Executive Council to the following: The Executive Council of the Dockers' Union desires to utter a protest against the campaign of lies and insult levelled at the working classes .bv the Central Con- trol Board (Liquor Traffic) and the teetotal fanatics. Living as we arc in the days of rapacious, ruthless war, there never was euch an opportunity for the unscrupulous zealot to use a malignant and sinister influ- ence. While the werking classes have Given their lives by the hundred- Thousand, and every home is pouring out its bloocU and treasure, the "Hnn-Stiggime" do their deadly work. One would have thought, that out of a sense of gratitude they would evince some charity of opinion and respect for the working classes. Of the dead and wounded 24 out of every 25 come from the working classes and labbur itself will pay the cost of war in material things. Probably the other extreme of sù- ciety will have given the greater percentage in sacrifice of human life. We have stood appalled at Prussianism and its atrocities, and have anathematised the Hun. The British Hun is no less a vicious assassin. Whatever example of sacrifice the war has offered, the working classes have at least .given their lives and labour; they have given their best; in too many cases they have given their all. But all this does not count with those who libel them. The teetotal fanatics have done and are doing their worst to belittle, to libel, to insult the working classes. Their charge" of drunkenness against the workers, mouthed by ministers who should know better how to respect those bearing the burden of war. has been seized by'German propagandists with avidity. German pro- I-i agaiida from the first has set too many of the French nation against the English workers b$- quoting speeches made in Par- liament and articles appearing in the Eng- lish Press dealing with the subject of work- men's drunkenness. The French working class has been assured by the German pro- pagandists that the British working classes are drunkards, and lazy, and are indifferent to the woes of France and even to the wel- fare of their own fighting men. The Rumanians were assured that Their shortage of munitions j was due to the drunkenness and loafing ot British workmen. The Russians and Serbians were told th-o same. and most malignant and mischievous opinions have been created in all these countries. The Executive of the Union has already indicated Its protest against the encroach- j ment upon social rights. Apparently it is not enough that men by the hundred thousand should have given their lives for their country. The Liquor Control Board, itself a sinister, bureaucratic, unrepresenta- tive tribn"01. uses its influence to malici- ously libel the working classes. It assumes that the reduced drunkenness is due to its own efforts.' In the cne case where it is absolute monarch drunkenness and cases of intoxication have more than doubled. Re- garding the Claim to have reduced drunkenness nationally, they seem to lose sight of the facts that more than a million men have been removed from the country, that half- a-million have died and that of the work- ing classes at home 5J per cent. have hardly enough money to buy bread, leave alone beer, owing to the increase in the cost of living, and another point ignored is that is. out of eyJry 5s. spent 011 drink goes to the State. Must the cant and hypocrisy of j- the 1a^atic^glb^'itliout?6h«Peng^? tj.y. The cruel ;roiiy-/of the-w"hole position is that wealthy brewers and distillers will be well protected ajid epriched syen by .tte purchase. The poor will, be dragooned, lied about, insulted, because of their loyalty to the State and efficiency. A Piquant Comparison. I We believe the limited usefulness of the Control Board is best evident in the greater economy of canteen food supplies outside of this the treachery behind the pl-opasianda is too viciously manifest to warrant silence, even during the throtes of a great war. Ninety-five per cent. of the fighting forces are non-abstainers; 90 per cent. of the Con- scientious Objectors are teetotalers. So far -from teet-ata lism improving the morale of a nation it is all the other way as we have seen from the example of the Turks. We call upon the Prime Minister and the Cabinet to stay the imbecile progress of these fanatics. Already the workers are groan- ing under the burdens of war; additional oppression can only foment serious discon- tent.
SKETTY NOTES. I Municipal Secondary Schoo! lads gave a capital entertainment at Pare Wern Red Cross Hospital on Tuesday evening. Mr. W. A. Beanland, B.A., presided, and R. Jellv was the accompanist to the de- lightful vocal solos of H. Evans, W. Cur- ran and L. Jones, and the monologues of B. Gostomski. Piano and violin selections were respectively rendered by W. T. Owen, M. Jones and Bi Barter, and a piccolo solo by L. Solomon. The chorus, "Widdicombe Fair," contributed by B. Brewer, M. Lynn, ,Iau Stewer, H. Harman, P. Gurney, A. Bromham, H. Wawke aud A. Ross, caught on well; as did two recitations by T. 0. Richards. The second part of the pro- gramme was the trial scene from the "Mer- chant of Venice," and the characters taken were as follows Shylock, M. Lynn Portia, C. A. Oldham, Duke, G. Phillips; Bas- sanio. It. 17Winahi; Antonio, H. Brom- ham; Gratiano, W. floss; Nerissa, A. Ross; Nibal. K. Olspon; Clerk, T. 0. Richards. Sergt. Clement thanked the visitors for their varied and pleasing enter- tainment. It would be well if the Rural District Authority had the dangerous rut crossing the road at the top of Llewellyn-street, near Wesley Chapel, levelled without de- lay, as after rain it holds water arikle deep, and in the recent dark and frosty nights haD been coated with ice. Several persons have had nasty falls. Motor cars are also likely to come to grief there. Sketty Allotments Association is well in harness, and has already allocated sixty digging and fourteen ploughing plots at Hill House Estate, while twenty-five appli- cations are in the hands of the honorary secretary, Mr. J. II. Morgan. Taking ad- vantage of the gloriously fine weather on Sunday, several were busy on the land with pick a.nd shovel, some of them forfeit- ing their afternoon nap. The younger members of the Sketty Volunteer Company in the band have a football tsam, and keep the leather rolling at week-ends. On Saturday afternoon, at Singleton, they played St. Margate's. Both sides combined well and ma-V in- teresting feet and head movements, and the re-,ult-a draw—indicated the play.
SAD AMMAN VALLEY FATALITY. I Titus Evans, aged labourer, was fatally injured at the Maerdy Pit, Gwaun-oae-Gurwen, by being run over by a moving truck OIl Saturday. Drs. Lewis rind James were speedily in attend- ance, but the pooi- fellow's injuries were so grave that the case was hopeless. Deceased, who stayed with bis nephew, | Mr. David R. Williams, Brynamman, was a widower. One of his sons has been killed 011 active service, whilst two other sons are still "doing their bit" out in France..
Two performances of Chango" are to lie given, one 011 Wednesday, aud the other on Friday next, by the Felin- foel Dramatic Society, the proceeds to go to the LlanelJy St, John Ambulance Prigado.
SOLDIERS' WIVES TACKLE FARMERS. I BRINGING DOWN POTATO PRICES. I I LIVELY SCENES: FIELD RAIDED. On Saturday d, Humber of women with husbands and sons fighting, who are organising a boycott of farmers and potato dealers charged with "profiteering,1 sent round the Maryport town crier with tiie following appeal — "Mothers and wives of soldiers! You are requested not to pay anything like 2s. per stone for potatoes while your sons and husbands are fighting for your King and country." In spite of this appeal some farmers raised their prices on Saturday to 2s. 2d. per stone (141b.). In the afternoon crowds of women assembled in the market stating they would not pay more that Is. per stone. The sellers stood out for 2s. and Is. lOd., and the women tried to storm them- carts. Potatoes and turnips were thrown at the sellers aiid some of the police protecting, them were hit. Some of the farmers decided to take their produce home, and under police protection got away with lightened loads. Others sold out at Is. per stone. A horse in a potato cart, frightened by the uproar, ran away and in- jured a woman and a bov. They Found the Labour At Dearham, a village near Maryport, householders have raided ajid cleared a large field of potatoes which the farmer said he could not lift for lack of labour. The people replied they would lift them for him, and so save them from rotting in the ground; and a large quantity df potatoes was thus "saved" both by day and night, the night digging being done by the light of acetylene cycle lamps. The "rescue" of the potatoes was celebrated by jovial "hot-pot" suppers. Then the raiders were raided. The police came up in a motor-car, passed a, cordon of scouts, and surprised the industrious diggers, captur- ing four. whose cases will come before the Maryport magistrates. In the Maryport Christmas' market a boycott by women red uced the price of geese from Is. 3d. to 9d. per lb.. and the women declare they will ultimately prove as successful with potatoes as with geese.
JAIL FOR GIRL CIGARETTE SMOKER. In Danger Zone at a Factory. At a County Petty Sessions of the North on Saturday, three young men were fined £ 5 each and sent to prison for 14 davs with hard labour for being in possession of matches in a T.N.T. factory; for a similar offence a fourth man was fiiied C5. For smoking ;t cigarette within the danr per 7/one at the works a young "woman was sent to prison fot a month with hard labour, j She said it was t-lie first, cigarette she had ever smoked.
BRILLIANT MORRISTON PIANISTE. •' Miss Annie Watts, of Bridge House, Morriston, has been successful in passing the Metropolitan examination and gaining the diploma of L.R.A.M. 8Le studied under two of the best professors at the Royal Academy of I Music, London, Professors Felix Swin- stead and E. A. Ituddall. She was pre- pared hy Dr. Yaughan Thomas, Swansea, before her course at the Academy. During her stay at London she was appointed accompanist to the Cymric Ladies' Choir, which took part in several concerts, to- gether with pionaforte solos, which were highly appreciated. Miss Watts resumes her lessons.
'FERRY CHOIR'S KINDLY ACT. On Saturday evening the Brython Glee Society, Briton Ferry, paid a viyt to the Sanatorium at Cimla, Neath, and gave a con- cert to the patients, which they much ap- preciated. Choruses, glees and part songs were given under the leadership of Afr. 1). Jkssett Daviss, and the party sang splen- didly. Solos were rendered by Miss Jane Thomas, Messrs. W. Jones-. J. R. Morgan and James Jones, while Mr. W. S. Bevan gave some humorous songs and recitations which caused roars of laughter. Votes of thanks were given the party who promised to pay an early return visit
QORSEINON PRESENTATION. "Under the auspices of the Gorseinon Xo. 1 Branch of the British Steel Smelters' Association a presentation was made on Saturday afternoon at the Iu- stitute to Mr. Dd. Rasbridgo for ser- vices rendered as secretary of the hranch. He has filled the post for the last :31 years. He wns made the recipient of an emblem of the branch and a silver- mounted walking stick. Mr. Oliver Harris and Mr. Benjamin Elliot made the presentation on behalf of the committee. Addresses were given by Messrs. W. J. Roberts, AV. Da vies, Tom Jones, Jno. Roberts and Robert Ba ker (secretary).
LATE MR. CEORCE WATERS, SINCLETON. The funeral cf the late Mr. Geo. Waters, Swigs Cottage, Singleton, who met. with his death under such tyigic circumstances re- cently, took pl-I ce on Saturday at Bethel Welsh Chapel burial-ground, Sketty, where the Revs. D. O. Rees and Elias Joseph officiated. Deceased beg one of the oldest servants on the Vivian Estate and very much respected there were many /present. The principal -mourners were: Mrs. Waters (widow), Mr. and Mrs. Wiu, Waters (son and dauehter-in la.w). Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Waters (son and daugliter-iii-law). Alr. and Mrs. Edw-ard Griiffths (son-in-law and daughter), Mrs. Task or (daughter), Mr. and S. Waters, Manselton (brother and sister-in-law), Mr. A. Rosser (brother-in-law), Mr. Rosser (nephew), Mr. and Nfrr. J. Humphries (cousin), etc. Fel- low servants from Clyne Castle acted as bearers. Mr. Graham Griffiths. iDtUwyn- ..üad, carried out- the funeral arrangement?. Numerous floral tributes were received. L
ACTRESS'S NOSE BROKEN AT PORT TALBOT. Mi ss Dora Butler, an actress, was in- I jured in Station-road, Port Talbot, j whilst riding in a taxi, which came into collision with a wagon. Miss Butler wits injured on tlw face-and hody. Her nose was broken and skull injured.
An inouesl was held at the Lknsaiulel Police Station on Saturday (before the de- puty-coroiiex, lr. F. W. Beor) 011 the body of the late Mrs. Bevan. The soil. Mr. Stan- ley Bevan, said li", mother had a. severe fit of coughing and collapsed in a bout halt' an hour. A verdict of "Death from hea.rt failure WHS
I TREASURY NOTES. IGRAVE CHARGE AT NEATH. I ALLEGED FORGING AND UTTERING. A case which aroused considerable local interest was heard at. Neath Borough Police Court on Monday, when Percy Clay (29) and James Clay (26), brothers, of Villiers- road, Skewen, were charged Oil remand with forging and uttering currency notes; while Percy Clay was further charged wth having forged notes in his possession. Mr. Powell appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. A. J. Jeffreys represented the'de- fendants. Charles Henry Parker, superintendent of the Stamping Department, Inland Revenue. Somerset House, gave evidence in regard to the notes produced. There were altogether seven currency notes. One for £ 1 and four for 10s. werf forged. The other two lOB. I currency notes were genuine. The forgery could have been effected with the two rules, the. black ink, the red ink, the black- lead pencils and crayons now in court. In examination witness said that in two instances no such notes had yet .been issued by the Treasury. Mr. Jeffr eys: Upon what do you base that Witness: Upon my official information. In mv opinion those notes have I Never been issued. Mr. Jeffreys was pressing the question when The Mayor intervened-with the query: Is it your contention. Mr. Jeffreys, that this was a genuine note? Mr. Jeffreys: No. The Mayor: Then what is the use of cross-examining on that point? AN-P clojit want to' waste the time of the court. AN-c won't allow the question to he put. Ijjdith Evans, confectioner, indsor- road. said that on the 23rd ult. Jas. Clay came into her shop and asked for six 6d. packets of Bournville chocolates. He ten- dered a JC1 note, and she gave him 17s. I change. The pink crayon, etc. (produced) were found at the house of defendants. Evelyn Evans, sister of the last witness. aid she sa w the two defendants standing near Thoma.s' toy she,p. and immedia-t-ely iden- tified them and fetched P.S. Davies, who subsequently arrested them. Ma.ud Eliza.beth Smart, wife of Harry Llewellyn Smart, tobacohist. Windsor-ro.,id, said that on the 30th ult. a man came to her shop and. placing a 10. not? on the coun- ter, asked for six packets of "Chairman" cigarettes. The 10s. not-e produced was the one tendered. As she was examining the note she noticed that the man who had been nervous all the time Turned quite white. Suddenly he left the shop, leaving the note with her. James Clay resembled the man. But he had had the cigarettes and the 8s. change. .Elizabeth Mary Williams, assistant with W. Heard, confectioner, 19. Windsor-road, s'Jld that on January 6th a man asked for a Is. 6d. box of chocolates, adding "I will take two if you will change a iiote." Wit- | uess served him with two boxes and gave him ] 7". change. Before putting the 10s. note into the till s he Discovered the forgery and gave information to the police. She had identified that man as Barnes Clay. Daisy Sybil Williams, assistant with Jos. Stephens, dairyman. Queen-street, told the court that a man called at the shop on the night of January (, h" him with oat cakes and tea and gave him 6s. Od. change from a 10s. note. She afterwards gave information to the police aud subse- quently identified the man as Jajnfs Clay. Elsie Phillips, assistant with her father, James Phillips, baker and confectioner. 28, Bridge-street, deposed to James Clay pur- chasing two loaves of cake. He tendered a' 10s. note and she gave him change. She uotic-?d somet.hi)? wi?g-?tth.th? cohjur oF w 1;'( t?b queiitly handed to tllp ilofe wlii?-11 ,,Iie -? ?.. ? < The evidence of the police showed that after arrest a Miscellaneous assortment of articles I and six and eight 10s. Treasury notes were found 011 pris-ojier Janies Clay two of the notes were genuine. Percy Clay. when charged with uttering five forged currency notes and with having the counterfeits in his possession, replied "r did not have any notes on me last When charged with forging and lettering. James Clay replied: "I will w.ritte out a. statement, and explain all abotit it." He -Latcmeitt a 'id t then wrote to the cffect that he had Picked up- at Swansea I a packet winch, to his surprise, contained a number of currency notes and rblank I papers. He retained them uiltil Christmas to see if they would be claimed. "Some of the notes looked a- bit different to the others, and he thought the best way to test them was to put them into circulation. Only one shop- keeper objected. Had he known the notes were not genuine, lie would not have placed them in a. small town like Neath. Committed to Assizes I Defendants, who reserved their defeiice, were committed to the Assizes, bail being' refused. I
I MAN-POWER BOARD I DISSOLVED BY WAR I I CABINET. I The Secretary of the National Service Department issues the following:— In view of the fact that the Depart- ment of ational Service has been estab- lished the War Cabinet has dissolved the Man-Power Distribution Board, and has transferred the pow^r and archives of the Board to the Director-General of I atiollal Servicc.
MILK AND BUTTER. VENDORS PROSECUTED AT SWANSEA. At Swansea 011 Monday. J.' LJ. Griffiths w at. summoned for selling adulterated milk.—^r. II. A. Hidd (depntv town clerk) prosecuted and Mr. T. C. Hurif-v (Uaiidilo) defended. » 1 Inspector W. J. Lambert said he took two samples from two churns addressed to a milk dealer at Swansea. The analyst's certificate showed that one sample con- tained 6 per cent, of added water, and the other 7 per cent. Mr. T. R. Dades', Carmarthen-road, said lie had a contract with defendant for the wiuter supplv of luire new milk." I Ðefend,ållt said th:Ü a?fter ho received a saVple^f the milk from Inspector Lambert 1, he exammed the refna?erato)' and humd a little leakage in it. He did not put any ¡ water into the milk. A line of £5 \Va;; imposed in each case. Grocer's Butter. Charged with selling adulterated butter, Susannah Clark, grocer, was also sum- moned. The analyst's certificate showed that the butter contained 20 per cent. of A\ytsr in- stead of 16 per cent. A fine of* £ 5 ws imposed.
I-OCAL RAILWAYMEN HONOUR. HOSTESS. A very interesting ceremony took place at the Cammarch Hotel, Llan^ammarch, when the propriefcoress, Miss Price, IV.1,4 presented with. a .beautifully-illumi- nated address by the officials of the L. and N.W. Roilwav attending the Swan- sea and ( entral Wales monthly conference, as a. mar-k oi the high appreciation in whic:1 Miss Price is held by the members of the conference, and as a recognition 1.f the kindness shown to them during the mam- years in \tfhieh meetings have been held at the hotel. Spew-lies uvre made hy Mr. Couiborn, the district traffic superinten- dent. and others, and the presentation was mach. by CVfuauUor Oliver Jones, the com- pany's representative it CartiVifckfn, the oldest member of the ooniarffircs.
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L ■ ^1 THREE "IT BOATS 1 I OFF THE PIRATES' MAP. SUBMARINES OF LATESTI CLASS. 1 (Renter's War Special.) I FLUSHING, Monday. Dutch warships last night brought in i here a Carman submarine which they found in Dutch territa-rial waters. The submarine will be interned. (Press Association War Service.) ROME, Saturday. A communique issued by the Ministry of Marine says:— The enemy submarine UC 12, which the German Navy had ceded to Aus- tria-Hungary, has fallen into our hands, and has become a unit in our torpedo boat squadrons. Another enemy submarine, the U 12, belonging to the Austria. Hungary: Navy, is also in our possession. Italian and French hydroplanes yester- day effected an offensive reconnaissance over Pola, dropping bombs on enemy i units. Counter-attacs were made hy I enemy aeroplanes, which were repulsed in an aerial light. One of our Hydroplanes fought three enemy aeroplanes one after another and, drove them off. All our aerial and naval units retiU'ned undamaged to their base. (-Note.Tll(-, UC submarines are believ- ed to be of a more formidable type than! the pre-war 17 class. The II 12 is also a large vessel completed, if not designed. since war began. The U 11 was the iatest boat due for completion in 1914, and she displaces 800 tons.) ANOTHER BERLIN LIE NAILED. (t rMs Association War Service). AMSTERDAM, Saturday. A Berlin official tejegram say':— One of our submarines on D?'cmbpr 28 sank in the English Channel a transport. steamer of about 8.000 tons, which was 1 steaming with lights out aj.id convoyed by destrovers. The Secretary of tl, Admiralty states that the above report is absolutely untrue. MANY RAIDS IN THE BLACK SEA. PET ROC RAD, Friday Night- It is announced by "the X aval Staff that on the 6th hut. a Russian squadron <S~.rri £ d but a very successful raid upon the Anato- lian Coast. Forty Turkish sailing vessels were sunk. all of which were carrying various provisions, tobacco, nuts; etc., and were on their way to Constantinople. The Turkish «ea-mep imagined the coast would be less vigilantlv watched by the Russians during the period of the Russian Christmap. So large a number of Turkish ships has Hot been sighted in the Black Sea region for long past.
CALLING UP THE TINPLATERS. j UNFPORM TREATMENT FOR MEN OF AGE. STEEL ALLOCATION: THE WAR LOAN. The tii'Vplate trade is at last being uni- formly dealt with as regards the military oalling up orders. Every man of military age will receive a caUiij.^ up notice which lie will then take to the Labour Exchange. ] Those of the requisite age will, as re- quired, be drafted into ti^e service, but the dlder men will be registered for industrial service as required. Many of these are be- j ing transferred to steel works. The object of the general calling fip is to place the men in a uniform position as regards servic.? to make the best use of labour for Government purposes. Asked as to the tinplate trade outlook on Monday. Mr. T. Griffiths (Steel Smelters) told the Dailv Post" that- he preferred not to say. The recent conference in London with the munition authorities had resulted in 48 per cent, of the normal supplies of fteel being obtained for tinplate works. The re- cent allocations have been anything from 35 per cent., and there was an impression that even this restricted supply of steel would be further curtailed. Under the- circum- stances the 48 per cent, allowance is con- sidered very satisfactory. Steel Smelters' Wages. I One interesting fact our repr^entativs j gleaned from Mr. Griffiths is that. the steel workers are not making such high \e I (notwithstanding the war advances of 32^ pfr cent.) as in normal times. This is ac- counted for by the making of the higher grades of shell steel which requires more I time and attention. Bound up- with the mat- ter. too, is the scrap question. Asked what the st-eel workers were now earning Mr. Griffiths said while few lending men earned I L5 by far the greater i ajority weie about B2 or a little, more. Taking the average through the grades he .;J.id it would not amount to more sa-v than E2 to E2 10s. <a week. The Trade and the Loan. i As regards the tinplate trade and the Vic- tory War Loan we are in a position to say that nothing has been decided by the manu- facturers. According to one authority a. suggestion has been made that £ 2,000 should be contributed per mill. On the face of it, this was considered quite out of the ques- tion for it would have involved one firm in a contribution of nearly £ 200.000. While the trade will be amongst the foremost to subscribe it is unlikely to be 011 any mill ,zu b .-er, l)P I basis, having regard to the fact that many firms already have large holdings of war loans. But that the trade will generally re- spond goes without saying.
JUST LIKE THE 600D OLD DAYS I Scotland Yard Authorities on Slxnrl,,jI-v raided the premises of the W.S.P.U. in j Great Portland-street, London, and took 1 away -a large quantity of documents. ) » ■ I
WHAT SEVEN MEN HELD. I At a. Barry "beanfeast, celebvating the return from college of tlio daughter of the house, who was studying for the teaching profession, a police inspector said he found sevftn men. wt of whom were drinking. Witness searched the house and found toil flagons, two bottles of whisky, and two of port wine, with fourteen mpty flagons and three spirit Wiles. Thar* was a Russian, Michael ivobalik, in bed half-drunk. t
NAILING THE LIES. II GERMAN FABLES I REPLIED TO. I I THROWING IT BACK TO THEM. | R L -1" 11 j Renter s Agency is authorised from a wiii- informed British iuuree to state that the followin may be regarded as the view taken of the latest German and Austrian otes to neutrals. Theie are certain joints in the state- ments of the German Government which it will perhaps be well to take the oppor- tun it y of contradicting at the earliest pos- Fible moment. The Germans once again attempt to throw upon the Entente Powers the re- spomnhJllty for the starting of the war. The facts are so well known that it seems unnecessary to do more than point out that during the- crisis of July. 1914, it was the Allies who proposed a conference, and it was Germany who rejected it. As for Russia, the Czar suggested in vain a re- jfeience to the Hague Tribunal, but Ger- many would have none of it. The proposal for a conference was made on July 26th, ..914, and was it-fti.,ed by Germany cm July 61th. 1914. while :t v-as not until July olst that orders were given for the general mubih?at!on of Russia. I ?hoi the German Secretar"v of State I I Tefused to entertain the idea of a- con- fere.I'cP he ?d that ii Ru?ia mobiiised agamst Germany the i.a?r wouJd have i-o I iollow siut. as when he refused the Con- j tercnoe he referred to the possibility at Hussian niobihsation. It cannot now be maintained the reason for the rafusal was the fact thrit Russia, "as mobilising. The Germa]? state the propoM? ?f the A!? as to rights of ?ma?I nationaHties ack sincerity in view of the treatment o? the Ir?h people and the Boer Republic, of the? siibjectMn of.Northern Africa by Eng- land, France, .?nd Ital?- of the 'ifppre?ion of foreign iidtkiialitics in Russia, and of the 1 treatment of Greece. I As for Ireland and South Africa, their sons j1,ne ?ho?-n on many a'"battle- Hcid in ih? p?e:? war, as the Germane 1 knew to their c?t.th?t whatever diSer- enee^ there may hjve been between, those countries and Great Britain,■ tley u Hi ted with the resst <JI the Empne in re- pelling German aggression, As for Northern Africa-, at the begin- ning of this war had not the Germans two great colonies in Afrkvr? Did th-py not I attain tllo,c colonies -by means similar to I those which have .placed the French. Italians, and British in control in Northern Africa? As for Russia, iL is strange in a country which the Germans describe as the land of t-Ile Of small nationalities the whole nation should be absolutely united against the con)mon foe. With regard to Greece, the Allies have done no more than exact, in their capacity of a protecting" Power, the guarantees to which they are entitled aigainst German intrigue to proted the ?zafety-of their own armies. The Germans maintain the AHics wpre hr?t to ou 111 me nee violation of the laws of war at sea. What are the fads? From i-.e be- ginning of the war the Germans sowed mines indiscriminately on trade routes :n Defiance of all International Law and with a total disrespect of the righto and lives of the neutrals. The Getmar.s further maintain that aN blockade is con- trary to international law. This is entirely f?e. The right of cutting off supplier of the enemy is a well-recognised beMigerent ri?ht practised by all nations. The avowed purposes at the submarine measures of Germany were to cut off all supplie from these island. This c?mpai?n has been carried out ruthlessly with a total disregard "f the rights of neutrals and their lives. I Even the Germans cannot pretend to ex- (-use such crimes as those of the Lusitania, Ara bic, the Sussex and many others. The Germans profess to regard as in- human the employment of starvation as a weapon. Were thev of the same opinion in 1870 I When they starved the City of Paris? The Germans attempt once more tc justify their, violation of Belgium and their treatment of that country. Have they forgotten that at the beginning of the war their own Chancellor admitted that the violation of Belgian territory was wrong, but claimed that it was Justified by military necessity," a truly German contention which is suffi- cient to typify the policy against which the Allies are fighting. I i
FOUND IN DITCH. BABY'S DEAD BODY AT CARMARTHEN. The dead body of a child was found in a ditch alongside the G.W.R. line near a crossing at Carma?Waen on Monday by Mr. Dd. Harris, foreman ganger. The body was quite nude, and had been there j for some days. I 'It is difficult to say whether it was thrown from a train or not, but it was removed to the mortuary to-await an inquest.
"KNOCKED THE KAISER DOWN KING EDWARD'S ALLEGED -1 ACT. Au astounding story of King Edward knocking down the Kaiser at Windsor Castle is related by Mr. Edward Legge in Cast-le i. re l at.e?i by ￼ a. new book. "King Edward, the Kaiser and the Wair" (Grant published this week. Mr. Legge has little doubt the story of King Edward and the Kaiser will be con- tradiot.ed in the Berlin semi-official "Nord- deutfiche Allgemeine Zietung," in th same way as his account of the Kaiser's warning to a friend, in Xew York not to allow his son to travel in the Lusitania. Here is Mr. Legge's account of the incident as de- scribed to him "During one of his visits to Windsor Cattle the Kaiser and King Edward had an alternation re.-11H.in0r from something said by t.? former. So "Je.;¡ted w*p the K?\? by his n"phew'" .cTo<? insulting words that. ￼ t-'Ter h:m?p1f. he fiprAng to losing «11 control over himself, he ti to ]¡; ￼ Irs feet aud Imoexed the Kai-,?er d<"»vvn
HELD THE HILL. CWMBWRLA SOLDIER'S HEROIC ACT. FOUGHT IN SERBIAN RELIEF EFFORT. t Pte. E. Thomas,, of the Royal Irish Regiment, whose home is at present at 178, Middle-road, Cwmbwrla. has just re- turned after s hort leave. He has seen fighting in Gallipoli, Macedonia and Serbia, and was- invalided home from Salonika with malarial fever. He has the proud distinction of having been mentioned in dispatches by Brigadier-General Mahon for gallant con* duct in the field. Pte. Thomas was wit.h his company at the foot of a hill, exposed to heavy Tnrk« 1 ish fire, with a strong hostile torcf approaching. He climbed the sumrail and held that post for six hours, catching bombs thrown at him and hurling tlH;n:l back at the Turks until relief came. Pte. Thomas was at Suvla Bay when lit heard that his mother and father had died almost within a week of one another, When he heard that, so he told a ,t. man 011 Monday, "nothmg mattered afterwards, and 1 felt as if I did not care what became of mo."
SCORCHERS BEWARE! SWANSEA CHIEF CONSTABLE'S WARNING. At Swansea on Monday. William Richarct Clark, motor-car driver, was summoned for the alleged offence of driving a motor-car in a manner dangerous. to the public on the Strand on January 5th and also for driving without a license on the same date. P.C. f68) Davies said he saw defendant driving a motor ran down the Stra.nd at a furious speed. There were a number of children plaving 011 the Strand at the time and alfo a deal of other traffic. Witness took the number of the car as it passed him. Witness later saw defendant at the garage njid told him he would be reported. De- fendatit replied, "Impossible; can't we square it? You can let it pass." Witness asked him for his license and when demand- ant produced it lie, found that it had ex- pired in November. 1916, and had riot be«n* renewed, AVitiiess, in cro.-s-examinfit estimated--that tween 20 and 25 miles an liour. Corroborative evidence was given by Ed, mund J. Davies, of High-street. For the defence it was argued that the car at its fastest speed could only travel 14 miles an hour. A fine of 40s \YH imposed on the first offence and the second was dismissed cn payment- of costs. Mr. Hield (deputy-Town Clerk), at the conclusion, said the Chief Constable desired him to state that he had brought the case forward a? an example as there was a tent dency for furious driving in the town.
BADGED STEELWORKERS. South Wales Protest to War Office. I South '\Ya? ft&elwc.-ke!?. presided oYpr by Mr. M. Morgan, of LIanpIIy. at a. meeÜnq I af Cardiff on Saturday, representing 10,000 men. voiced a strong protest against the War Office deoadging skilled and semi-skilled men employed in 'the steelworks, and declaring that it would, be. injurhous to the national interests at a time when steel -was urgently needed, and was vital for the successfitl I prosecution of the war. Appeal to the Premier ThE' Xatiolnl Amalgamated Union of Labonr., the .Workers .Union, and the Na- tionall-iilorl of Cencal Workers, re.prgselt- ing over 300.COO members, have, says a New- castle correspondent, sent a joint protest to the Prime Minister against farther dibadg- iug of skilled, semi-skilled, ond unskilled workers, and asking him to receive, a depu- tation.
I NOTABLE WELSHMAN. I. Canon Jenkins Leaves Cape Colony. Welshmen in Soutl Africa have during Africi,. have dui- i tic- the past few months lost two of their I most prominent leaders. The death or Sir Thomas Price robbed them of one who wis never known to refuse help to a. compatriot, and was looked upon as the father of the W elh community in the sub-Continent. It was with dismay, therefore, that they heard of the depar- ture for the Old Country of Canon Jen- I kins. many t-imes j..+ ?sident of the Cape Cambrian Society. After a rendeuoo in Cape Colony for 28 years. Canon Jenkins, M.A., D.D. (for seventeen years principal of the Diocesan College. Rondebosch), has arrived in Eng- land, having accepted the college living of Bagendon, Gioucestereshire, in the gift of Jesus College, Oxford. A native of Pembrokeshire, he is a- great-nephew of the late Archdeacon Griffiths, of Neath. In 1899 he was in- vited by the Archbishop of Cape Town to take over the diocesan college school, and shortly afterwards was unanimously elected principal of the college. Under his guidance this institution has made great, strides. It holds the world's repord for the number of Rhodes scholars sent to Oxford, and is commonly regarded as the Eton of South Africa. I a rt
I LESS SUPPLIES. I SUGAR COMMISSIONERS' INTIMATION. I The Sugar Commission has intimhted to the Metropolitan Grocers' Association that the supplies of sugar this month will he equal to half of the monthly averagf for 1915. As last year supplies were three-quar* ters of the 1915 average, the new order means that the- housewife will get, only 2-3rd Ill. when last year she oould iiei lib.
THE II SOFT" ANSWER. I John James was summoned at Sw&ns'aa on Monday for driving a horse and cart without front or rear lights 'n Biyn-t;oad. on Special Oonr-Mbio (252) I Hulley evidence and said tint vhcii lie 1?poke to defendant about the Ynattfr. he replied, "Spying again? Why*aren't you"- 1 in the Anny?" Defendant was slnsd 10,.