NODION AR BYNCIAU YR WYTHNOS. ————— —————- (Gan "AWSTIN.") Ar drothwy cyfwng pwysig arall, o fcerwydd na wvddom pa gyfeiriad a gymer Cvnadleddau Cyffredinol Glowyr Cvmru, Lloegr a Scotland ar bwnc gorfodaeth, a-c I na wyddom, ychwaith, pa gwrs a gymer y Llywodraeth os digwydd holl lowyr y wlad ddal at y penderfyniadau swydd- ogol yn erbyn y mesur newydd, rhaid boddkmi ar nodi y eefylKa bresenol a gadael i'r dyfodol amlygu ei liun. Glowyr a Gorfodaeth. Ymddengys fod Cynghrair Mwnwyr Prydain Fawr wedi bod yn gwneyd ym- drech i sicrhau barn aelodau pob dos- foarth yn y teirgwla4 ar bwnc y dydd, ac y ceir adroddiad ar y mater yn Llundain pan ddaw y cvnrychiolwyr ynghyd. Rhoddir rhywfaint o feddylddrych am bwvsigrwydd y sefylKa gan y ffaith fod y Prif-Weinidog eisioea wedi eytfarfod a blaenoriaid llafur i ymgvnghori ar y rhagolygon. Cawn hefyd fod yr Ysgrif- enydd Cartrefol wedi bod yn taflu edyn ei swydd a'i swyddfa dros y glowyr, a'i fod wedi cvhoeddi fod y Swyddfa Ryfel yn golygu rhoddi archeb i'w is-werision i beidio ymdrechu cael ychwaneg o lowyr o unrhvw ran o'r wlad i ymuno a'r fyddin, rhag niweidio'r fasnaefr lo drwy ei gwanhau yn y glofevdd. A golygai mae'n debyg, rhoddi cyfle i rai ydynt yn barod wedi vmrestru, ac hob eu galw i fyny, i ymddangos o ffcaen llysoedd cyn- wysedig o gynrychiolwyr meistri a gweith- wyr glofevdd yn unig, yn anibynol Ifollol ar y pwyllgorau ereill a benodwyd i yetyried apeliadau g-weif hwyr. Beth Nesaf? Saif y glowyr, felly, ar dir gwahanol i weithwyr ereill, a pha offaith a ga y trefniadau hyn ar farn a phenderfyn- aadan y Cynghrair, anm'hosibl yw dyfalu ar hyn o bryd. Y Swllt Benthyg." Yn anibynol ar y pwnc mawr hwn, byddai yn well nodi tod testyn arbenig gweithwyr dosbarth y Glo Carreg wedi cael ei ohirio eto. Gwyr pawb erbyn hyn fod y swllt benthyg" i gael ei ddadleu o flaen Uys arbonig wedi ei benodi yn rhanol gan y Llywodraeth a chan gyflog- wyr Deheudir Cymru a chan gynryehiol- wyr y glowyr. Methodd y ddwyblaid gytuno ar Gvfiafareddwr, a phenodwyd Syr Laurenoe Gomme gan y Llywodraeth. Disgwylid dechreu ar waith y Ilys Dydd hu diweddaf, ond goliiriwyd yr ymholiad am y rhaswm fod Syr Laurence Gommo yn wael iawn ei iechyd, a-c did oes dydd- iad aral wedi ei benderfynn. Llanwrtyd o Flaen Rhydaman. Gofynir i mi alw sylw yn y golofn hon at y diffygion a deflir ar ffordd ardal Rhydaman a'r Dyffryn i gyd drwy fod cwmnioedd y cledrffyrdd yn esgeuluso rhotldi cyfleusderau teithio i'r ardaloedd poblog hyn. Er enghraifft, mcdd un goliebydd, rhaid cychwyn o Abertawe am ddcng mynyd i chwech yn yr hwyr i gyrhaedd Dyffryn Aman, unrhyw nos- waitil ond Nos Ian a Nos Sadwrn, tra y gellir cychwyn am saith o'r gloch, a clivilbaedd Llanwrtyd roewti araser teg unrhyw noswaith o'r wythnos. Paham na cha trigolion Rhydaman y fraint o weled y gerbydres yn aros yn Tirydail, fel gorsaf a saif niewn lie canolog i gyf- ateb Penygroes, Rhydaman a Glanaman, a dweyd y lleiaff' Digon teibyg y byddai yn anhawdd cael unrhyw gyfncwidiad yn y eyfeiriad o dren i redeg i fyny drwy Dyffryn Aman yn yetod y rhyfel, ond pe cymerid y pwnc i fyny gan gynrychiol- wyr Uafur a masnach, dichon na fyddai llawer o drafferth i gael arosiad newydd yn Xhirydail gan fod Mr. John Rees yn barod, bob amser, i wrando ewynion gwlad a thref. Pregethwyr yn y Fantol. Gwelaf fod ysgrifau llymion yn ym. ddangos yn Seren Cymru" ar "Fjin Pulpudau." Ar y 3ydd o Ragfyr yni- ddangrosodd dau lythyr cryf iawri, ac nid rhyfedd fod siarad rnawr am yr hyn a ddywedir. Mewn un yegrif, tafolir y pregethwyr a'r gweinidogion, a haerir fod "dynion ang-hymwys yn cael eu codi I i bregethu"; fod "gnyr anghyfaddas yn cael en hordeinio yn weinidogion"; ac "fod nifer fawr o'n bechgyn yn inyaeil drwy golegau'r cnwad i swyddau bydol ac i ys Ix>egr." Adgof Uwch Anqhof." (Jyr'oiriais yn ddiweddar yn y golofn Ibon at farwolaeth alarus Olwen, meroh 31r. a Mr. Phillips, Pare-yr-ynn, Rhyd- aman, a gwvddwn fy mod yn cynrychioli tylch ean< nidyn unig yn Ileol. ond drwy y wlad, pan yn cynyg cydymdeimlad dwfn gyda'l' tad a'r fam. Y mae Mrs. Phillips yn enwog fel y gantorel) ar- dderchog, Madam Martha Ilarriee, a gwyr llawer o honom mai ergyd trwin ar ol ergydion trymion ereill i'r foneddigee a'i phriod ydoiedd colli'r ferch eerehog a eiriol. Fel hyn yr ysgrifeaa y Parch J. F. Williams, Gelli, atynt, gyda llyAyr •r-ynwysfawr a thyner:- Gu Olwn, er ein galar—y siriol I<on seren hoft hawddgar; Wedi ei gwiw fywyd gwar I ganu aeth yn gynar." iMilwyr Cymreig yn LiurAmin. Geilw "Celt" Llundain sylw at y wudiad newydd yn y Brifddinae J roddi cysuron i filwyr clwyfedig Cymreig yn y clafdai. Ar yr un pryd gcrfrna pham y -cyfyngir y trefiniadau i'r Trrfnyddion Calfinaidd, a phaham na wneir y jmndiad yn un eenedlaefhol? Pe dig- wyddai yr un anghydwelediad yn Nghwm- t"f. a'r cylchoedd, buaeau rhai o'r hen Sfrodorion yn gicr o ddweyd-" boed irhyngddoch chwi a'oh gilydd, wyr Pen- rtyrch:"
SWANSEA EDUCATIONAL MATTERS. I A meeting of the Swansea. Education jCommittee was heid on Monday, Mr. Ivor Cfwynne presiding. The Chairman said he bad, in the name of the committee, congratulated Sir Owen ,AI. Edwards. He hotd received an appre- cia.tive reply. A formal vote of congratulation to Sir Ov.en was passed. It was decided on the motion of the Chairman that a special meeting of the Finance Committee be held to deal with ffie question of the ifnances of the Aber Estate. Alderman Devonald explained what had transpired at the meeting of the Tram- wayo and Eteetric Lighting Committee v-ith regard to lighting Cwmbwrla Schools by electricity. The cable wtould oost £ 800, and the Electrical Engineer wanted 29 par cent on that sum. Mr. Haldcn Telerk) read the miotilsee, by which the Education Committee Agreed to pay interest of 5 per cent. for five years and the cost of the current congested, and further that the Corpora- tion undertake to reduce the charge for interest by the percentage of inoome that may be derived from consumers using the extended cable. The.resolution of tho swb-committee was adopted. Aan W. R. Miles referred to the question of huraaries at the secondary school. He certainly thought it would be a falee idea of economy if they prevented those who wer» able to avail niPm.^ivep of theee advantagree from alcajntng flipm. He moved that the Finance C'immittee consider the question. Mr. Parker seconded, and the resolution prae carried.
| IN THE SNARE OF THE FOWLER I GERMAN SUBMAIE OFFICE'S SIORY. I Budapest, December 29th.—Naval Lieu- tenant Wenninger, commander of the (ffirman submarine U 17, which torpedoed I the French steamer Gravelinf, in an iutcr- view with M. IALudauer, a -d-angaa-ian war ooi respocdent with the Gerxnaij armies on the Western front, gave an interesting description of the way in which his sub- marine was caught in the net of an Eng- lish boaot off the East C088t of England, and how under the most difficult circum- stances he succeeded in saving the boat I and the crew from capture or destruction (says the Morning Post "). He said that they left their base early in the morning and passed into the l'iorth Sea, the boat being under water. but with the periscope awash. I looked through the periscope," he continued, and could see a red buoy behind my boat. When ten minutes later I looked I saw the buoy again, still at the same distance behind Uo. I steered to the right and then to the left, but the buoy kept on following us. I descended dtop into the water, but etiil saw the buoy floating on the surface above us. At last, I discovered that we had caught the chain of the buoy and that we were dragging it along with Ug. At this time I saw through the periscope a str&nge, small steamer, when at a con- siderable distance, was steering a course directly behiad us and the buoy. At the same time my sounding apparatus indi- cated that a screw steamer was in the vicinity. Observation soon revealed the fact that five enemy torpedo-boats were approaching from the north. I increased the speed of the boat in the expectation of being able to attack one of them. The five torpedo boats arranged themselves in a eemi-circle. I sank still deeper, and by pimping obtained better air. I got ready for all eventualities. At this juncture my boot began to roll in a most incom- prehensible manner. We began to rise and sink, the steering gear being appar- ently out of order. Soon afterwards, how- ever, I found that this was not the case, and that wehad a still more serious posi- tion to face. I discovered that we had encountered a wire netting, and that we were entangled in it in an almost hope- less manner. We had in fact got into the net of one of the hunters surrounding us." For an hour and a half the netting carried us with it, and although I made every effort to get clear of it, rising and then sinking with tho object of getting to the bottom of the netting, it was all in vain, for we were always dragged back, sometimes to the right and mmetimes to the left. There was nothing else for me to do but to increase the weight in the sub- marine as much as possible, so that I might try to tear the netting. Fortunately when we started I had pumped in from five to six tons of water, filkng all the tanks. I increased the weight of the boat to the utmost, and suddenly we felt a shock and were clear of the netting. I then deseeded as deeply in the wacfcer as I could, the manometer showing 30 metres. We remained under the water for IS hours. When I wawfced to ascertain where we were I noticed that my compass was out of order. For a time I steered by the grewi co?our of the water, but at last I had to got rid of ballast in order to rise. My menometer still, however, showed 30 metres and although I felt that we were rising it always showed the same depth. This instrument. ,alro, it was evident, was out of order. I had therefore to be very careful not to rise too high and thus attract <»he attention of the torpedo-boats. Slowly the periscope rooe above the sur- face, and I could see the enemy in front of me, and toward s the left the East Coast of England. I tried to turn to starboard, but the rudder did not work. In conse- quence I bttd to sink again to the bottom of the sea, where I remained for six hours, at the end of which time I had succeeded i-i putting the compass in order and also in repairing the steering gear. Once more I rose in the water until I could see through the periscope. A torpedo-boet, however, detected me at on fie, and made straight for me. At this time the position was that on the right, at a distance of about a mile and a half, the torpedo-boats were in line up, whfTo on the loft, at a.bout the same distance, was the English coast. I immediately descended again to a I depth of 30 metres. I remained sub- merged for two hours, then slowly turned outwards. <Uttl at a distance of some 50 metrM tr'?M be 1æding enemy craft pa"sed to t.be open sea. At nine o'clock in the evening we were able too rise to the surface in safety."
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YSTALYFEfiA CRfCKETEBS M KHAKI. I Th? Y.t&lyfra Cricket Club, whose U1berehip during th? 1Mt few years hae averagd abot 40, has 31 members serving in the Army. Thflir names are.- c.pt. II. Wade Evans, 1st Lieuts. D. 3. Williams, 2nd Brecknocks; R. E. Tho, Hth S.W.B.; D. E. Hop- kins, 3rd S.WX.; Evan B", 19th Welsh; Sowel JAwis, 7th R.W.F.; Iorwerch #e««^7'tii R.W.F.; Tom Lewis, 18th Welsh. N. C O 's »od msn- N.C.O.8 .oergt. D. V. Wil- liams, EeTgt. G. Wade Evans, Ptes. D. R. H. Thomas, D. J. Jones, W. Taylor and W. Laurie, all of the 1/jt Brecknoeks; Lanoo-oorpl. T. H. Lang and Pte. F. P. Aubrey, 12th Gloucester; Pte. J. Sid Ed- wards, Welsh Guards; Pte. Idwal Jones, Welfck Cyclists; Pte. G. Jas Griffiths, 38th I udyal Fneilieffs; Pte. Morgan D. Jones, Royal Flying Corps; Pte. Harry Thomas, 23rd Welsh; Pte. J. P. Jam. 3rd Breck- Hocke; Pte. 1'(I Davies, 2,1st Brccknocks; I Gunners Edwin Price. Dewi Hopkins, leuan B. Glee, and Drivers L. W. S. ¡ Baker, D. LI. Griffiths and Ñd Thomas, all of t. R.F .A.; and unners Harry Daniels and Owen R. Todd, ol tne R.G.A.
R.O. HIS MARK I A TALE Of MEDIEVAL SWANSEA. AT second-hand—for the facts were dug out of the 6waiasea Corporation archives by Mr. W. H. Jones, and related to a Library audience on Saturday evening—one has to offer, for the use of any Swansea writer of romance who wants fir&t material, the dry bones of an affect- ing tale. These bones are very dry, and very few, but there may be someone who reads this column oapable of clothing thom with living, palpitating flesh. He might call it The Going Out of Richard Clement, and, to please those delightful Welsh folk of the border villager who still view tales and novels with suspicion and demand Are they true? he might give it an air of reality by going on thus: Being A True Tale of a Poor Swansea Boy who rose through Adversity to Civic Distinc- tion, and then Fell upon Evil Times, Whose .Manner of Leaving the Scenes of His Triumphs Well Became His Hijftory. Not even the most puritanically-minded old Independent—you know the sort, with a. sad. head-shake for the depravity of those novel-readers-could say a word if, promi- nent upon the cover of this ta.le the nucleus of which I pass on to the unknown writer of it, was the line Founded on Fact." And the facts are inscribed in the Common Hall books, dust-covered and alniost forgotten, locked up in Swansea's Town ffall. The period is the most romantic in the history of this country. Let it be fixed, roughly, from li50 to —covering the times of the martyrs—the writer oould send the father of his hero to Carmarthen ,o sft the burning o. to see the burning of Bi4hop Ferrar—the death of Bloody Mary, the coming of re- i splendent Queen Bess, and of course the Arrnada-it-cm: at least one ship from Swaynesey—the rise of the Puritans—an opportunity here for a good deal of local colour "-and the despotism of the first Stuart. What a canvas for the ambitious young writer! What an opportunity for glowing word-painting. One feels inclined to jack his prosaic calling of a jour- nalist, and adventure upon these inviting Beas of chance! Swansea in thoee days of testing—more cruel than even to-day! Swansea when the spies of Bloody Mary listened at the key-holes, when men's consciences had to settle To be not to be. And Swansea of a later time, when the ships sailed south to scatter the hosts of Spain; and of a stall later day when the sullen House of Com- mons began to grow restive under the ex- actions of Charles, when his duty on im- ports must have worried those who had busines.9 in the li-ttla creek of the town. Swansea in the days when families ranged on different gi(fes--Conini-ons and King. The period offers the ambitious young writer a glorious theme The scene: the little clwster of houses around the CasrWe, and ono street, say three-quarters of a mile long, extending from the Mount and following the river up to the Hy-street, with a causeway le-ad- ing out to Pantygwydr and the common lands, and another to Crug-glas, another to the Mountain, and another to the Holy Well at St. Helen's. There if the Markett- place, and the strettes within the North Ye&tt-the gate—and just about 1,500 souls living under the protection of the Steward, Sir George Herbert, and some- times standing out, with bold Portreeves and Aldermen, against his feudal concep- tion of things, jealously preserving their charter rights, and keepiog their town free from cripples and vagabonds, seeing that every bull was baited for their amusement bofore the butcher had it, crowding to listen to the players at the Town Hall and often breaking its win- dows, using the cucking-stool very often to oool the blood of excitable and refrac- tory wives—in short a ri^ht, merry little place which, like modern SwbJisea. quar- relled ovex the pretensions of itsr lurd and had occasional spasms of municipal reform." Enter the hero. By name Richard Clement,/ appi'enticf. It is for the cunning of the novelist to whom one offers these bare bomes to make him a living rea.lity, to create him, man and boy, in sixteenth century Swansea. What adven- tures can be woven a round Richard Clemecnl! A boy of infinite humour and •some daring, as shall presently appear. A boy alert, to all the great events of hie period, StiM 'ed to 1; is dth8 by t he Eliza- bethan ?I?ry, perhaps indignaat over the Stuart tyrannies. Y?, he must be made a Parliament man, for in th? way hia l fall may be accounted for. Note that he had to make, hia way tin- aided through life. There was a School- house in Swansea, Tmt Richard Clement never learned to write even his name. He was apprenticed to a leather merchant. He miaft have been an industrious appren- tice. for he emerges at, last, successful. He has his foot on the first rung of the ladder of communal fame. The stages of his journey may be thus summarised for the benefit Of the romanticist who will fashion a tale around him: First: Collector of the Poor. Then: Burgim. (And let the novelist note that it was something to be a burgess of Swansea in those days. The burgesses were a very close corporation, and jealous of their charter privileges.) Next: Alderman. That was the summit of many a man's ambition in medieval Swansea, as indeed it is to-day. Richard Clement, the poor apprentice, reached the top rang of the ladder of fame. And on the books of the Common Hall, dn-st-covered and almost forptftten, locked up in the Swansea Guildhall, there are many records thus: R.C. (his mark). The novelist must devise the manner of his undoing. One would suggest that his unconcealed sympathy with the Parlia- ment men in their struggle against Charles led to a falling away in his busi- ness among the staunch royalists of Swan- sea. Anyhow the fact remains that Richard Clement, who was a poor appren- tice and became an Alderman of Swansea, was poor again in his old age. And poor aldermen were a drug in the Swansea market. So we oome to the touch of tragedy. Upon the 13th day of January, 1616, Richard Clement came into the Town Hall, and there, in Common Hall, signed a declaration that he found himself a decayed man," an4 yielded up his offices. Alderman no more! You will find R.C." (his mark) at the end of that pitiable ata,te- ment, but this time it is signed thus: 0 P Poor Richard Clement! At the end of his days, having tasted the glories of alder- manship, to end thui! No wonder he want out backwards! J. U. W. I
AIRSHIP WRECKED. I An Exchange Special from Amsterdam on Saturday s'ays that reports from Bel- gium state that a Zeppelin flew over Xamur on Friday morning, and bad to dsacend owing to the gale. The landing operations wprp not a succefis. I The airchip fouled woine telegraph wires and was wrecked. Two of the crew were killed.
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THE VEGETABLE CROP I PRICES AFFECTED BY HEAVY COST OF II TRANSIT 'According to a London paper, cauli- flowers and eeakale are very plentiful and cheap; that whereas growers usually expect anything from 25 to 75 per cent. m their crop to be cut off by frost, this year the woather has been so mild that practically all their plantings have matured, with the result that cauliflowers are to be had in London at lid. and 2d. each. These things are always regulated by ,the weather," said Mr. A. E. Fursland. When the weather is hard, vegetables are always scarce and dear in proportion. If the weather is mild, vegetables are cheap. Asked to come down from the, abstract to the concrete, and to talk about the status quo of the local vegetable supply, Mr. Fursland proceeded:— Brocoli is cheap-but consider the distance. We've got to get them from Cornwall, and railway carriage is very expensive. They can nover be as cheap as if we were getting them from this part of the country, like savoys." Savoys are grown around Swansea? 1, 0 some extant, but not sufficient. We get them from Lancashire, and railway carriage i6 again very expensive. If there is a plentiful local supply, they axe cheap; but we have to depend on Cornwall for brocoli, on Lancashire for savoys. The Cornish climate is suitable for brocoli, and the Lancashire for savoys. We axe, obliged to get large quantities of these. The fact is, certain things are peculiar to certain districts, and, do what you like, you can't alter that-it's Nature. Take, for instance, rhubarb. We get that from Yorkshire, which, being further north, you wouldn't expect. But we get it at the end of November! Brought back to the question of local supplies, Mr. Fursland argued that they were negligible little lots that were dis- posed of in Swansea Market. You can't take Welsli supplies into account when talking statistics. They oould never supply you. Certain growths are peculiar to certain districts—Yorkshire for rhubarb, Cornwall for brocoli, and so on; and we've got to go to the places that grow them. We do not depend on local supplies, else we would be starved.' Asked how we really were off now for green stuff compared with last year, Mr. Fureland replied guardedly:— If the weather was severe, we should have to pay very heavily for ertuff this year, beeau-se other years there was plenty of labour. Now, plentiful though it is. it is not so cheap as it would be in normal times of mild weather. The difficulty is to get it." I suggested tka*. probably good s were more easily attainable in London, the tred-ewayg being greased. You can't fa ke London as a, basis," said Mr. Fursland, because in London, if they want it they have it at any price. Here in Swansea people hesitate. V f-ry often they call it cheap in Tondon when we wouldn't call it cheap. I'd rather have things grown in this district, but they are never sufficient, so we have to get tbrt)i from where the climate is suitable. We get things months earlier, but there are heavy expenses in bringing them here, and that makes thpm dear."
AN EFFECT OF BANKRUPTCY. At Carmarthen County Court on Friday a motion was brought by Mr. H. W. Thomas, the official receiver in bank- ruptcy, as trustee of John Da vies, Gelli- denglwst, East Cilrhedyn, against Messrs. John Daniel Jones and George, aue- tioneers, Boncatb, for the recovery of the sum of S80 2s. 6d. Mr. Trevor Hunter, barrister (in- structed by the official receiver) stated that in November, 1914, Davies- sub-let graaing land on his farm by public auc- tion, the auctioneers being respondents. The grazing was let to nine different per- sons at a total sum of £80 2s. Gd., the rent to be paid by two equal instalments on 13th June and 30th October, 1915, to tho I auctioneers. Davies was adjudged bank- rupt on the 6th May, before any of the rents were paid. Counsel submitted that though rpondeuts were Davies' agents, the agency wap revoked by the bank- ruptcy, ad they had no authority to col- lect the rents, which then belonged to the trustee. Tho respondents claimed they were entitled to receive this money and retain it, because they had paid to Davies before the date of the receiving order tho full amount he would have been entitled to from the rents, and that they had a verbal agreement with him whereby they would receive the rents and reim- burse themselves. Mr. Vaughan Evans (instructed by Mr. James Jonea, Newcastle Emlyn), for the respondent, said there was a verbal agree- ment made between them and John Davies, whereby there was an equitable assignment of the rents made by Davies to them. His Honour held that when the bank- ruptcy took place the money became the property of the Official Receiver. It I seemed a hard case, but he had to find in favour of the applicant.
CHARGE AGAISST A SOWS WIFE. 1 Ruth Griffiths, a married woman whose husband was, it is stated, employed at Swansea Docks before the war, was brought up at Pontypool on Saturday charged with aiding and abetting in the concealment of a deserter, Pte. Wilfred Davies, of the 3rd/6th Welsh Regiment. Mrs. Griffiths has been residing at Canal Bank, Pontypool, and the constable who arrested her told the court that in reply to the charge she said: I am a married woman. My husband is in France. J picked up with Davies in Swansea in Jane, and in August we came from Swan- sea. I have been living with him since. I knew he was a aeoerted, but was afraid to give information. Mrs. Griffiths (interrupting): I did 'not know he was a deserted. When I knew I gave him in charge. Supt. Barry produced a ring paper and said Mrs. Griffiths had been receiving a separation allowance in respect of her I husband all the time alie was Living with Davies. He (the superintendent) also produced her marriage oertiScate. Prisoner, who cried bitterly, asked the Bench t') give her a chance, and said she would return to Swansea immediately and resume her former work if they did. The Bench cautioned her, and the chairman in discharging her. said Davies had led her aiirav, but it seemed to be with her oonnt: Th" Bench did not think she had knowingly committed the serious offence with which she was charged.
[ CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY ATTEMPT TO GOUGE POLICEMAN'S EYE OUT At Carmarthenshire Quarter Sessions at Carmarthen on Friday Thomas Williams (45), collier, Pantygiien, Bvhea, near Llanelly, was charged with causing grievous bodily harm to P.C. David Hop- kins on November 5th. Mr. Marley Samson (instructed by Mr. T. R. Lulford, Llanelly) appeared to prosecute, and Mr. J. Rowland Thomas (instructed by Mr. J. Lewis Phillips, Llanelly) defended. Mr. Samson stated that about 10.20 p.m. on November 5th P.C. Hopkins was on duty at Bynea, when he heard voices of two men coming towards him. When they came near he recognised one as William James, a near neighbour of the accused. The other man he did not recog- nise. He said good night" to them, and the nearest man of the two, who, the prosecution alleged, was the accused, said, The policeman," and rushed at the oiffcer, gave him a severe blow on the side of the heed which sent him reeling into the hedge, then jumped on top of him, injured his left arm, and kicked him. Dr. Dick said that the officer had no less than 15 distinct inj uries. The question to docide by the jury was whether the accused was the man who committed the assault or not. P.C. David Hopkins eaid his assailant not onily jumped on him, but. hit him about the head, scratched his face, and attempted to gouge out his left eye with his fingers. Witness was also given a stunning blow on the head, and his assailant made good his escape. Whilst struggling with the man, witness shouted to William James, Help, help, help; I want your assistance," but he did not come to his assistance, and walked away. II Witness did not see his assailants face, but on the following evening he saw the accused at the Red Cow Inn, Cwmfelin. i Williams had scratches on the nose, as witness expected, because in the struggle tho previous night witness had caught hold of his assailant by the nose and twisted it with his hand. Prisoner had also a ?i?ht discolouration about the eye. His assailant had a prominent nose and a heavy moustache like the accused. Accused denied that he was the man, .and said that the scratches on his nose were caused by a piece of coal falling on it at the pit. The jury, after a retirement, found accused not guilty, and he was discharged. Wm. Jones (42), gasman, was charged with refusing to assist P.C. Hopkins in the execution of his duty. The jury returned a formal verdict of not guilty, and he was discharged.
ASTHMA CUREO. j Passed all Medical tests I and is now at the Front. Somewhere in France" there is a soldier whose presence there is a living proof of the wonderful effiea-cy of Velio's Lightning Cough C'jre in cuimg Asthma, as well as the simpler coughs and colds so often neglected, but which frequently lead to more serious conditions. The wife of Pte. Stvift, S/4 040221, A.S.C., seen recently '11. her home, 14, Victoria Cottages, Kew Gardens, Surrey, sai(i- My husband used to fmffer dreadfully Ifor twelve yezri or more) with baker's asthma, and never could find relief in treatment by doctors or by attending hospital. But Vono's cured him so thoroughly that he was able to join his Majesty's Army. I never mis? an opportunity of telling suffer- ers aboui it." Could proof be more positive Get rora bottle of Veno's Lightning Oough Ours to- day and keep it always at hand. Take it for coughs, colds, bronchitis, a.nd asthma. Of all chemists, prices Ilid., Is. Sd., and 3a. But it muse be VENO'S—suitable for old or young, eii,1 perfectly harmless in any con- ditions. Keep Veno's in the cupboard.
LLAHDOVERY BOARD OF QUABDIAN3. I Mr. David Davies, Rhyblid, presided over the fortnightly meeting of the Llan- dovery Board of Guardians which was held on Friday. The Clerk reported that as only Alderman T. Watkins had turned up the meeting of the Finance Com- mittee could not be held that morning. The latter complained that this was due to the indifference of members. When he came in there were plenty of oiembers about the hall and on the stairs to form a quoruni, and to have eilabled them to proceed with the business. There were a number of cheques to be signed and on the suggestion of Mr. Lewis Roderick members who generally dealt with these roattBr6 retired to another room to go through the bills which they did in a commendably brief gpace while other sub- jects were being disposed of. Acting on the suggestion of the L.G.B., Mr. Richard Thomas moved and it was carried that the meetings of the Board of Guardians be held in future once a month on the same day as the meeting of the Rural District Council. Mr. E. Williams, R.O. reported that the outdoor relief doled out for the week end- ing December 31st was ? 3s. 9d. to 1 IS persons, corresponding week last ye4l-l0 £27 4?. Od. to 120; January 6th X21 8s. 6d. to 118, corresponding week last year J821 4s. 0d. to 117 persons. The master's report book showed that Christmastide was very pleasantly spent at the House. Two of the members, Ald. T. Watkins and Mr. Richard Thomas were present and also Dr. Morgan, the Medical Officer.
ORLAD MAIRS DELLTSION. I Some interest* was taken in an inquest on David Henry (23), spelter man, of 65), Terrace-road, who died on Tuesday last, because of a statement made by deceased to Dr. Marks that someone had inj ured him in a row. This, however, was shown by tk& evidence to be merely a delirious imagination of the poor man. The widow said deceased wae in good heaith until Wednesday week. He came home complaining of pain in the side. He remained in bed till Sunday, when he got worse. Witness's father stayed up with him all Sunday night. On Monday he wa<s delirious, and she sent for a doctor. Dr. Marks said he called at one o'clock 'I h e I)Lit i eiit- tol(i on Monday afternoon. The patient told him someone had injured him, but on examination of the organ indicated, the doctor found no injury. The man was suffering from double pneumonia, from which he died on Tuesday. Elizabeth King, a neighbour, who had gone in to help. and Stephen James Croot, the father-in-law, were called, but neither I of them knew anything alxmt a row. Tho iirrr found a verdict in accord with the doctor's evidence.
ARMED GERMAN FIREMAN CAME TO SWANSEA BY POSINQ AS A SWEDE At Swansea on Monday, Gustaf Albert Possekel, a German, was charged on re- mand with entering into this prohibited area without permission of the Aliens' Registration Officer, and also with being in possession of firearms and ammiinition. The defendant asketi whether he could appeal against the decision of the court, and was iitformed that he could. He then elected to be dealt with summarily. Captain Mallet, m.ister of the s.s. Kentra, now in the King's Dock, said he was short of firemen at Rio de Janeiro, and defendant was sent on board. When asked his nationality, he said he was a Swede, and produced a certificate from the Swedish Consul. Ho gave the name of G. Xeilson. Witness said to him, You are euro you are not a German subject, because I am going to England, and call- ing at Teneriffe, Swansea, Avonmouth, and New York. The defendant replied "That's all right; I'm a Swede." The captain said he had been warned by the naval authorities, and in consequence of that warning made inquiries about de- fendant's nationality. After leaving Teneriffe, they were stopped by the s.s. and the vessel was boarded by an officer, who instructed the captain what to do with defendant. They were boarded by the military authorities again in Swansea, and defend- ant admitted that he was a German sub- ject. He wan then takern away by the military authorities. Until then the captain did not know defendant had fire- arms in his possession. Detective Clifford said he found with defendant a letter case, containing cart- ridges. He said to defendant, You have some cartridges in this letter case? De- fendant replied, U Yøs. I've a gun in the bag! H Asked if he had done any mili- tary service, he said he had been for three years in the German Navy. Detective Hayes said that on account of instructions received from the milit.ary authorities, he sent Detective Clifford to the Docks. Witness said to defendant, I'm given to understand that you are a German subject?" He replied. Yes, I am." a When you joined your ship, you told the master you were a Swedish subject and produced documentary proof of that faet, and you gave the name of Gustav Neil- Ron? Yes, I gave the shipping rnpster in R.io seven dollars for that proof of nationality." Witness searched defendant's bag, and found a. five chambered revolver and cart- ridges in a pair of boots in defendant's bag. When charged, defendant made no reply, but later sent a letter, which the officer now read:— Pleafe can I go .to Neve oa tJJo Kentra; or can 1 get my money due to me from the Kentra. It amounts to about M. If my application is refused, will you serid me to a civilian internment camp, and not to a camp occupied by soldiers- The letter was signed Gustaf A. Possekel." Defendant now said that his reason for wishing to be sent to a civilian intern- ment camp was that he might come across some of his people. P.S. Balsden said defendant had admit- ted that a letter produced was in his handwriting. Defendant said he would like to explain the circumstances. Defendant, speaking in German through an interpreter, taid he was in very great trouble. In Rio de Janeiro no captain would take a German on board. He had no place to eleep, and nothing to eat. The Gorman Consul had sent the police to eject him from the Consulate. The same afternoon a shipping agent told him to come straight aboard an American steamer. When the ship sailed out, the shipping agent handed him a paper stat- ing that he was a Swede. The captain did not tell him the ship was going to Eng- land. He didn't remember anything about the captain asking whether he was a German but only remembered being asked whether he was a fireman and had papers. He understood the ship was going to TenerifFe and back to New York, and be paid off there. No one, he contended, could look on him as an enemy, nor could it be said there was anything enemv-like in his action, for ho had stopped on board ship. He told his true name straight away when he came over this side. He had the re- volver to repair for a friend named Schafer. Defendant was sent to prison for six months for each of the two offences—12 months' imprisonment in all.
BANKRUPTS DiSCHARGEO. I Three applications for the discharge of bankrupts were made to Judge Lloyd Morgan at Carmarthen County-court on Friday. Mr. T. R. Ludford, Llanelly, who appeared in t'? case of David Killan JotreS, Salamancce-poad. Llanelly ad- judicated bankrupt in 1898, his liabilities being nearly < £ 780, applied for debtor's discharge subject to his paying his cred- itors in full. His ability to pay now WM i the outcome of eighteen years' hard work and right economy. His Honour suggested that Tue best course would be to have the bankruptcy annulled. Mr. Ludford I am afraid that is not possible unless he pays the interest as well, and that would double the whole amount. It is only by dint of hard work he has been able to do eo well. His Honour It is a very creditable thing to do. The discharge was granted, Mr. Noy. Ammanf-ord, who made a similar application on behalf of John Jones, Gelynengocfa, Manordeilo, stated that since the date of the bankruptcy, about eighteen years ago, debtor, by means of the efforts of his children, had become entitled to soicc property. He had bought a farm for .£1,()90, and he had also had a sale. A number of creditors had since the la-lit application was made in that court writen to the official receiver in- forming him that their claims had been satisfied, and the total proofs now were onl.. about OO. That being so. he (Jfr. Noyes) aeked for the discharge, subject to the proofs being paid in full. Mr. H. W. Thonuus. the official receiver, snid he had no, objection, and the orrkr was' rmwle. Mr. J. F. Morris, Carmarthen, applied for the discharge of David Thomas, Blue! Bell Tnn, Rhydargacau, who was adjudged bankrupt in IRflP. The application was granted subject to suspension for two joars.
I CIANTS OF THE RIMG I I FAMOUS BOXERS AT SWANSEA. The Swansea Empire was packed to its utmost capacity on Saturday afternoon on the occasion of the boxing tournament for the local AVar Prisojic-r&' Fund. The event was organised by Capt. J. German and Mr. L. Ilayward. The itjferee was Mr. Charles A. Harnett, of Cardiff. «Mr. Billy Doherty filled the role 01 timekeeper, and judges included Major Anderson, Capt. German. Capt., Huntingdon, Capt. Partridge, Capt. Somervjlle, Mr. Dan Ratcliffe, J.P., and Aid. Dd. Davies. Baruett'e burlesque boxing boys gave a ery clever show, after which Billy Boy- I non (Taibach) met a siibstittito in Billy Eynon (Merthyr), who took the place of Percy Jones. And a very clever substi- tute the Merthyr lad was, too. The one and only Jim Driscoll, now sporting a very heavy black moustache, cultivated since the popular boxer became a sergeant of horse, met a brisk lad in George Hatto, of Cardiff. Youth was with the latter, and the sergeant had to use all his old-time skill, joined with some of his strength, to steady his opponent. Sam Jennings, of Dowlais, took the ring ';u au exhibition against Billy Fanner, the clever Brynmu-wf lad who is well in the running for W<eleh feather-weighc honours. Alt Langdon. the clever Ystalyfera lad, had his first stiff try-out in being choeea to oppose Bat McCarthy, of Cardiff. Round 1 was fairly even, but in the second meeting Langdon drove his man to the ropes, and had a chance. McCarthy'^ generalship got him out of the tight corner. A fewseeollds later Langdon was a hairsbreadth short with a right upper, and body punches were exchanged. In Round 3 McCarthy received a right on the chin, which nearly lifted him oif his feet, but recovered to swap punches. Tli4 fourth session opened well for McCarthy, I and he twice scored to the head. It wa,3 upstairs that the Cardiff lad was working, but the Vallsy boy was doing splendid ser- vice to the body, and before the call of I time had his man guessing by a right to the bead and another to the body. Lang- don had the better of the fifth by a good margin. In Round 7 Langdon was nearly caught napping, and McCartv got home a couple of stiff rights to the jaw, but later ho stag- gered his opponent with a fine hody blow, and tho Cardiff man had to hold on to stave off disaster. The Ystalyfera boy was very busy in the eighth round, ani McCarthy had to defend by devious de. vices. Tivk\" ho got hom, however, in good style. The ninth was a great mix-up with the honours to th? Valley lad. Tha next meeting WM distinctly McCarthy'?, but he was near his Waterloo at the sound of the. gong. From this stage to tho middle of the 14tli round McCarthy did much better, Langdon having gone very weak, but in the latter round had re- covered somewhat. The last was a great roun.d..with both men striving hard for a decision"" The two military judges disagreed as to I the winner, and the referee gave it as a draw. Jimmy Wilde was at 'his best in hia scheduled 20 rounds contest with Billy Rowlands, the clever Porthcawl lad. in the second round it was -dinft-dong, left. right, head, body, a rhythmic series of punches to anywhere and everywhere, but always where they were meant ta go. Half-way he got home a well-timed clip to the chin, and Rowlands took a count of three. In the next meeting 'he went down again—hardly more than a slip this time, and wisely spent nine seconds on the matter. But he mixed matters in this and the next. and landed home on the head and body of the champion. Round three was a whirlwind mix-up Then c:me the fourth with Rowlands paying two visits to the boards. But it was not eo. 4c)Tie-,c,ided as to be teeKons to wat-ch-both men were very buey; indeed, Rowlands was at it like a tiger. In the sixth round Rowlands rooe to the occasion, and 9*- the spectators a fine tteat. lie waded in to swop punches; he carried the fight to hi" opponent—always a dangeroiis pro- cedure when the opponent is Wilde. He paid for it by taking stiff gruel in the sixth, and took a count, of nine. He repeated this manoeuvre in the seventh, after coming in for stiff punish- ment. He was as game a« the proverbial Bantam (he is in the Bantam Battalion, by the way), but when he again visited the boards, after taking enough to stun an ox, the referee very wisely intervened, remarking that Rowlands had proved himself to be a British soldier. Sergt. Johnny Basham was there, and also Sergt. Percy Jones too. Both boxed in exhibitions and showed their skill. There was tho customary sale of dogs, and Aid. Davies was again the auctioneer. One annimal realised ten guineas.
SATURDArS FOOTBALL RKALS. The League.-Lancashire Section, Burnley 7, Manchester H. 4. Oldham A. 6, Boldon W. 1. Everton 3, Rochdale 2. Manchester C. 5, Southport Central 0. Preston N. E. 3, Bury 1. Liverpool 3, Stockport County 1. Stoke 3, Blackpool 1. The League.-Midland Section. Leeds City 1, Notts Forest 0. Lincoln City 4, Hull City 1. Notts County 3, Bradford City 1. Bradford 6, Barnsley 0. Derby C. 2, Sheffield W. 1. Huddersfield T. 1, Grimsby Towa Sheffield W. 3, Leicester F. 1. London Combination. West Ham U. 5, Watford 1. Tottenham H. 1, Claptpn O. 1. Chelsea 5, Queen's Park Rangers 1* The Arsenal 4, Croydon Common Ie Brentford 1, Millwall 1. Crystal Palace 2, Fulham 2. South-Western Combination. Portsmouth 3, Newport County 1. Cardiff City 2, Swindon 0. Southampton 2, Bristol City 1. Midland Combination. Sheffield tTuited 2, Mexbro' Town 2. Northern Unlon.Yorkshtre Soction. Hull 28pte., Bradford nil. Irfeds 18pts, Dewebury lOpts. Featherstone v. Hull Kingston R.-Off Huddersfield ISpts, Bramley 2. Lancashire Section. Leigh 5pts, Salforcl 0. Rochdale Hornets 2pts, Oldham nil. Halifax llpt, Broughton R. 2pts.
"THE CANNON Of IIANSATNT." Rees Jones, a young munition worker, living at VYclwyn, Llairsaint. who was fined lfts. at Carmarthen on Saturday for drunkenness in Llan&ainr, was eaid in evi- dence, to have stood before P.C. Davits in a fighting attitude, and exclaimed tbat had not enlisted, but that he wm the -—<—— cannon of Llanaainl