Vhe Circulation of the I uCambria Daily Leader" !s Larger than the combined sale of all I the Evening Journals] ,old in Swansea. |
NEATH RURAL WATER. Splendid Supply. No Shortage Feared. Wherever they may be short of water the splendid Neath Rural District Coun- cil is not giving cause for uneasiness. The reservoir lies in the beautiful Ystrad- fellte Valley, and the strange position is perhaps the best in the United Kingdom. The Dringarth Valley drainage basin was that which laid the foundation to the fame of Mr. D. M. Davies, civil engineer, of Neath, as a water engineer. lie con- structed there a reservoir which, notwith- standing this and earlier droughts, is adequately ooping with the needs of the ld"triet-and not only of the Neath rural azea, but of the surrounding areas. Mr. Davies, interviewed by a Cam- bria Daily Leader reporter, said he was of the opinion that even if the present drought continued for a reasonable period ■vand no uniore&een circumstances inter- vened) tnere would be ample for the needs of the district. No deficiency has ever been experienced," added Mr. Davies. "It has not been necessary to in any way re- btrict the supply of the consumers. In addition to supplying the inhabit- ants of the rural district, comprising tome 152,000 persons, we supply in bulk to the Neath Corporation up to 400,000 gallons a day. The Aberavon Cor- poration take 220,000 gallons 0 a day, while the Britonferry Cor- poration have the right to take any quantity not exceeding twenty million gallons between April 1st and October 1st every year. This will show conclusively that the enterpri&e of the Neath Rural District Council is supplying not only the needs of its own area, but that of the sur- rounding district.. > The watershed draws upon the four tributaries of the River eath--the Xedd, the Lliw, the Dringarth, and the Hepste. The capacity of the reservoir is t 700 jnillion gallons.
COAL STRIKE. Hopes of Resumption in Yorkshire. The Press Association s correspondent telegraphs that although officials of the Yorkshire Miners'' Association maintain eilence, there are many indications that ths end of the strike is near. Meetings of branches are being held, and the men are being asked whether they will re- turn to work on the understanding that negotiations on the various matters in dispute will be resumed. It is confi- dently believed that the men will decide by a big majority to resume work. The results of the branch meeting will be reported to m • ■ "nw. The strike has cost the Yorkshire As- sociation over £ 300,000, and in view of this huge depletion of the funds and the Miners' Federation support of the Gov- eminent in opposition to Yorkshire's claim, it is felt that the Yorkshire miners are bound to accept the Govern- ment formula. Should the men decide to return to work, it is expected that many collieries can resume next Monday, but in some cases the damage caused by the witLdrawal of the safety men will pre- sent a prompt restart.
I WORK FOR THE Bnys. I Swansea Ladies Entertained I t at Killay rouse. j At'the kind invitation of Mrs. M. B. Williams, the Excelsior Working Party, a company of Swansea ladies who have done great service during the war, were again, as in previous years, entertained yesterday'at a garden party" in Kil- lay Grounds. A conveyance was provided by Mrs. Williams, and between. 45 and. 50 ladies attended Mrs. Williams's three soldier eons—Col. Dyson Williams, Major Mel- bourne Williams, and Ca.pt. Aubrey Wil- liams, helped to entertain the ladies with croquet and other games, for the winners in wh'ich prizes were offered and pre- sented by Mrs. Williams. After tea and games, a hearty rote of thanke to Mrs. Williams was proposed by Mrs. Dorrell (secretary), and seconded by Mrs. W. Eosser. f Mrs. Williams, responding, said. it meant,. day of pleasure to her to have them down. She always liked to meet them, because they were so cheery, and ehe thought it was really splendid the way they had given their servioes week by week for such a good ca uæ. The party were conducted through the beautiful orental end fruit gardens, glorious with hanging fruits and tropical plants. Among the ladies present were: Mrs. Aeron Thomas, Mrs. David Harris. Mrs. Jeffreys, and other friends of Mrs Williams, together with the working party. I WHAT THE PARTY HAS DONE. I The party has for several years been at work, and have supplied French, Serbians, Belgians, Netley Hospital, Swansea Bat- ta-ion, Swansea Creche, Swansea Hospi- tal and Swansea Poor, as well as all kinds of woolies tor miine-swe^pers. Mrs. Dorrell is preparing a full report of the party's endeavours, which will be sent to Mr. Philips, the Welsh librarian, for inclusion 1n his war record. The presid-?n't is Mrs. M. B. Williams, the secretary Mrs. G. Dorrell, and the treasurer, Mrs. John Williams, Dulais House.
BRECON ANO MERTHYR CO. I No Alteration in Train Service. ». I TliarA «r»ll I .I. -1", not be any Alterations in I the passenger train service on the Brecon und Merthyr line, for the month of Sep- tember, and, as far as the company is concerns1 the time table issued tor May will r a in in fureo ,I
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HEAT WAVE. ———.—— ————— August Record in Swansea. The experts tell us the hot spell is nearing its close, and without expressing any desire of our own one way or the other, the opportunity may well be taken of showing by figures what a marvellous August this has so far been for us in Swansea. I 124 HOURS' BRIGHT SUNSHINE. It is by the test of the number of hours of bright sunshine recorded that this August-looks best among recent ones, and a Leader" man who examined the Victoria Park records at the office of the parks superintendent found that up to to-day the daily average has been almost loi hours. The actual figures, in which the wonderful ones of the last week will bo noted, are:—1st, 8.6 hours; 2nd, 3.2; 3rd, 2.7; 4th, 7.0; 5th, 11.3; 6th, 13.3; 7th, 11.1; 8th, 12.6; 9th, 12.6; 10th, 11.5; 11th, 12.5; 12th, 11.7. These give a total of 121.3 hours. This aggregate for 12 days compares brilliantly with those of the first 13 days of the August of recent years as follows:— 1919 (first 12 days) 124,3 1918 (first 13 days). 75.8 ;917 (first 13 days). A7.9 i— ms (fift ,w-JajiP- 1915 (first 13 days) 49.8 1914 (first 13 days) 95,5 1913 (first 13 days). 76.1 1912 (first 13 days) 45.6 1911 (first 13 days). 104.6 82 IN THE SHADE. Studied from the point of view of the highest maximum shade temperature re- corded, the month also looks well, for to beat the 82 degrees figure of the 11th inst. wo have to go as far back as August, 19-11, when the highest maximum was 87. This was a wonderful month, for there were four days when the maximum was SO or over, and 21 when it was 70 or more. With this exception, August, 1919, is giving an exceedingly good account of itself in the matter of the number of days in which the highest maximum is over 70 degrees. The lowest maximum for the mmnth so far is 66 degrees. I RAIN: ONE-TENTH INCH! I And if the rain of which the experts talk does not come soon the month will be establishing some records in the matter of lack of that commodity. So far only one-tenth of an inch has been registered, I' all on one day. About four or five inches for a full month is the usual. People still find the heat oppressive in Swansea, but the process of adaptation to I conditions is hardly likely to proceed as far as it, is recorded to have done in London on Tuesday, when a lady was observed in Fleet-street wearing a flimsy bathing costume and sandal without hat!
kUT COURT MARTIAL. I The court adjourned for a decision by I the convening authorities on an applica- tion by accused's counsel for witnesses to be sent from India and Mesopotamia.— Exchange.
GERMAN NAVY AND THE WAR I Paris, Wednesday.—According to the Chicago Tribune" (Paris edition), the German naval losses total 690 vessels and sailors.- E x eb ang-e.
ABERAVON CASE; Judgment in the Aberavon potato peeler case, heard at the County Court at ■Vberavon on Tuesday, was given at Neath on Wednesday, when his Honour awarded nominal damages of 20s. Details of tlu age appear on Payc 3.
WELSH S I ING. I At a meeting of the. Welsh Amateur Swimming Association, held at Cardiff, arrangements were discussed for the forthcoming competitions. The ladies' squadron race is to be run by Swanyi' ladies, while the Cardiff Club will be re- sponsible for the men's squadron race The competition for boys will be looked after by Swansea, and that for girls by Penarth.
BATTLEFIELD SOUVENIRS. Visitor? to the bsttleflplds (says a Paris message) arc b::nl warned by th. author iti s rot to buv sour-srirs or to collect them for thems?lv«6. It is desired to leavf- some of th; s cto e as they are. The search f r m"monto~s h:s grown tr Ruf-h an extent that some- of the footle fl-1-1. 3V b?ing dmot eoirpl tely stf:ppe of such souY- fi s as helmets, explotle she!"s, grtnaies, and ifles. A lively busi- ness has b en going oi in thess souvenirs, cv n G,rma.n pvi-cners t-king part in tl e trade. Arti-les of this- eort that are brought ba k by visitors to Eh-, ims. Obateau- Thierry, and the Chlllin de- Damtf are b in-; promr.tl.v confiscated, i hey are re- 'atE<i. 'ihfy are re- as Government uroii.riy.
I FACING THE I MUSIC. I «> Truth for Germans ERZBERGER SPEAKS. BERLIN, Tuesday (received Wednesday). A telegram from Weimar of to-day's date says: Spealdng in the National Assembly, the Imperial Minister of Finance, Herr Erzberger, said: A characteristic of the German economic and financial posi- tion is the tremendous fluidity of Ger- man national wealth. We must immedi- ately, with all speed, proceed to create a mercantile fleet and then too, with the utmost dispatch, come to the help of the Germans abroad with State advances. A Bill to this reach the National Assembly in the next few days. Furthermore our situation with regard to loans must be 'ightened. The nation must now raise twenty-five milliards of mar'- iir by year in taxes in order to regain a healthy condition. Reform will come because it must come. It includes, too, the complete reorganisation of the ?taxatiou administration in a spirit of the highest justice. I will work uBceasiagty ? submit a regular Budge! on Octob?? let, The liquidation of the war under- taking must be completed as speedily as possible under the Peace Treaty, ander which we have undertaken very heavy obligations which we have to observe with an honest will. FOOD TAXES. j A big property offering is the first step on the path of uncial reform. In financial and political respects the imperial uistress offering affords a PQsei-, bility of reducing the floating debt and abolishing the vicious paper regime, and thereby reduces the tremendous burden of our interest servko. It will be a real means of raising the State's credit. In view of the enormous amount o sums to be raised, foodstuffs cannot remain un- burdened, as they constitute 50 per cent. of the people's consumption. Food prices hav, risen considerably throughout the world-by 181 per cent. in Italy, 368 per tent, in France, 240 per cent. in Great Britain, and 209 par cent. in the United otaces. Accordng to the Peace Treaty, and particularly in its covering Note, the En- tente renounced the right to lay hands on German sources of income. Should it, against the clear legal position and in contradiction to its own Note, try to do I this, it would be an intolerable encroach- ment on the sovereignty of the German Empire. With the same. right it could ) seize every tax that we may decide on. That is against its own economic inter- I' ests.
SINKING RAPIDLY." American Steamer's S.O.S. (Lloyd's Telegram, Dover Castle Wire- lees Station, August 13th.)' The following telegram has been re- ceived from the steamer Englewood:- Off J31ack De-ep, sinking rapidly, rush help." .», (Note.—The American steamer Engie- wood left New York July 29th, bound for Rotterdam.) A "STANDARD AJ SHIP. The Englewood was built In 1918, her, Jrs tonnage being 4,500. She is one of the war boats built by the Standard Ship- building Corporation at Shooter's Island, New York, and belongs to the United States Shipping Board. ,Z P,,car d
KNOCKED OVER BY CYCLE. An accident occurred near the Palace "inema High-street, Swansea, on Tues- day, when a boy named Bridgeman, aged of 7, Gr?enh'll-road, was knocked down by a motor cycle. He was not, however, ?orious.y injured, and was taken home with injuries to his head.
MILK CART ACCIDENT. I An old man by the namp of James Dangerfield, aged 65, living at 62, j Hawthorne-avenue, Swansea, was knocked j down by a milk cart in Ske?y-roa<I on I Tuesday, sustaining injuries to his face. lie wat- not however, serously injured, and was afterwards taken home.
STILL ON STRIKE, Position of Swansea Bakers. I There is no change m the position in Swansea, and the bakers' strike goes on. A meeting of the Masters' Association on Tuesday evening .adopted the recom- mendation of the Joint Committee in Cardiff for a resumption of work. The operatives met again on Wednesday morning, but reached no decision. What procedure was adopted in Car- i I diff with a view to resumption of worth" I Mr. Burridge was asked, arid he replied: At yesterday's meeting of the Cardiff Master Bakers' Association, a deputation of operatives was received, and the whole question was discussed. a meeting of operatives on Tuesday a general resump- tion of work was accepted for Thursday morning. The terms were that hours and wages should be referred to arbitration, j j and that a committee be appointed to go I into the question of night work." I The Masters' Association view the mat- | ter from the national standpoint, and have pledged themselves not to make local agreements. Th<: Master Bakers' Association meets again on Thursday i evening.
TO-DAY'S WIRES. CLEMENCEAU'S DEPUTY. Paris. Wecinesday.-It is reported that M. Pichon, Minister for Foreign Affairs, will replace M. Clemenceau as President of the Inter-Allied Supreme Council during the Premier's forthcoming holiday in La Vendee, where he will take a much j needed rest.—Press Association. BAVARIA A FREE STATE. Copenhagen, In: A LmiiUirg tele- gram of to-day's date says the Bavarian Diet to-day adopted a new Constitution j of the Free State of Bavaria by 165 votes j to 3. The three opposing members were, the Independent Socialists. There wao ■ one abstention. A Socialist amendment i to. restore the prescription entirely abolishing the nobility was rejected, j Thus the titles of the nobility will also I be retained in Bavaria.—Press Assoeia- | tion. ) GERMAN PRISONERS: i J Berlin, Tuesday (reoeived Wednesday), -A Weimai telegram of to-day's da'? cays: Replying in the German National I i Assembly to a question by the Deputy of I the German National Party. Herr Mueller, Minuter for Foreign Affairs, energv, -ly repudiated the suggestion tha?the Governm'&nt had not done every- thing possible to hasten the return of ¡ German prisoners of war. As long as I the mar'n Commission provided for in the I Peace Treaty had not begun it* work, [ tbe rst'irjj of pmwew- qfrWa-r-- w ts £ t"ibl- iltid the Entente Powefs had not yet appointed their representatives to I' ill is Commission. Pres5 Association.
GOWERTON INCIDENT. I Two Young Men and Married Woman. Two "ung roUiers. Oswald Jones (23), I and El'V Gw.ther (20), \vere summoned at Swansea.on Wednesday for assaulting one, Mrs. Ethel Harris, on the Common at Gowerton on August 2nd. Defendants were also summoned for assaulting James I Harris on the same date. Captain Harold Williams aeared for complainant, and Mr. Luclford ilefended. Mrs. Harri-s said that when walking on the Common near Gowerton she hurt her ) ankle and sank to the ground. Defendants I offered to carry her home, but instead of I taking her in the direction of Gorseinon took her tords the railway. Witness alleged improper conduct on the part of defendant Jones. Sbo screamed "Murder!" iand a man named James Thomas came to her assistance. She was afterwards taken home by another man. Cross-examined by Mr. Ludford, witness admitted that she had been drinking, but stated that she was not drunk. James Thomas said he heard a woman scream iand made towards defendants and Mrs. Harris. He found Mrs. Harris's glothiiig disarranged. When he attempted bo pick her up, he was kicked on the back of the neck by defendant Jones. Defendant Jones said lie found Mrs. Harris lying in the gutter in a drunken I condition. He tried to pick her up. but could not, and so left her alone. He com- mitted no assault. He alleged that James Tbom, who was drunk, attacked him I and kicked him on the leg. Gwvther a lso said he was kicked by James Thomas. He (Gwyther) heard that there was a woman lying in the gutter, I and wet to look at her, but did not touch her. Tha Bench was of opinion that the evi- dence bad not been sufficient on which to I oonvlct and dismissed both cases. I
ON KLLOTMENT. I Sheep That Grazed at I Sheep' That Grazed at Ystalyferr. I A belated claim for alleged allotment trespass at Ystalyfera came, before his Honour Judge Lloyd Morgan, K.C., at Neath County Court on Wednesday, when L. T. Bowkett, Ystalyfera, claimed St4 19s. 10d. from Thomas Morgan, farmer, Ynysgynon. for damage done by sheep trespass in January, 1918. According to the plaintiff's statement 13 sheep were found on the allotment, and ten were claimed by Mr. Morgan Swedes, sugar beet, and 250 cabbages were des- troyed. Mr. Jestyn Jeffreys, for the defendant, said sheep trespassed through a gap in the fence which it was the duty of the Allotment Association to fence. His Honour: It is the duty of every man to keep' his cattle on his own land. IVVlindant said he was, the owner of seven of the sheep that were on the al- lotment, and at the time the trespass took place there was not a blade of vege- tation on the allotments. Mr. Clarke Williams, for the plaintiff, said the maintenance of the fence was a mystery. His Honour contended that the fence was, inadequate to keep out sheep that lioid been grazing in the adjoining field for years past. He gave the verdict for defendant with costs on Scale B. Leave to appeal War. granted. J
BIG STEAMER — j Brings Fine Cargo to Swansea. I I There has arrived at Swansea a parti- j cularly fine steamer-the City of Poona ] -laden with bags of wheat, bales of wool, j skin, cotter seed, and a quantity of other J materials. j She came from Plymouth, and is 7,471 | tons gross, 452 feet long, 56 feet beam, ) and with holds 312 feet in depth. The local agents are Messrs. I.,etricheux and David. Adelaide-street, Swansea. j A VALUABLE CARGO. I The City of Poona's cargo, which if ¡ being discharged at the King's Dock, h made up as follows:— -3,000 bags of Australian wheat. r 1,058 bales of wool. 8,827 bales of sheep skins. 8,900 cases of jam. 355 cases of honey. 1,200 cases of raisins. 2(S,0(K) cases of currants. 665 cases of sultanas. 250 cases of peaches. j 150 cases of pears. j 698 bags of barley. i .:606 cases of preserved fruit. 200 cases of canned truit. 1,315 cases of preserved meats. „ 250 bales of hemp. j S9 cases of medicine. 1,005 hags of cotton seed. j 88 cases of leat her and hides. 83 oases of garden seeds. 41 cases of palm seed. bales of tailors' cuttings. 100 casks of citric acid. 1 case of gloves. j 1 case of oil paintings. f 253 bales of furs and skins. I 6 bales of horse skins. 3,492 nickel ingots. 6 bales and one case of comforts. WHERE SHE CALLED. The City of Poona is one of the Ellcr- man City liners, and amongst the piaccvs cvjilfrl at before coining to England were Sydney, Adelaide, and
MODERN MIRACLE. i Blind and Handless Soldier Turns Typist. St. Dunstan's, with its method of teach- ing solders and sailers how to be blind, j has accomplished many wonders but. per- j haps, he most remarkable case is thaJ of Sergeant Alan -If. Nichols, 2nd Durham L'ght Infantry, one of the old con temptibles." j On September 4th, 1916, a defective j bomb exploded, robbing him of the use of • his eyes, blowing off both hands and giv- ing him grievous wounds about the body iuid kigs, froia the • effects of Srhick. he r still suffers. After e?veral operations he I was cuable. to go to St. Dunetan's. Re-gcn- & Park. li s case might well havo I SeerMe.ct hopples, bu. ￼ thanks to patient) sem('([ hOPf'l, bu't, thank6 to patient scientific u-aming. a specially constructed I machine, a pair of artificial hands, plus his own indomitable spirit, he can, aL 1 unaide-1, type letters without errors, and recenrh he passed a two and a quarter hour's test. Only two corrections ware I made. His artificial hands, of French manu- facture, and known the Gable hands, I are of aluminium, each finger being mov- I able. Th- pair we.;gh 31 pounds, anct ar- worn without much discomfort, though II aiter a long day's work, they feel heavier When typing he has a metal -striker I screwed to his right hand, and with this j he feels his way over the specially con-1 .vtructed keyboard until he knows hoe na, found the required letter. Sergeant Nichols took lessons in elou I tion, and he addresses meetings on the work of St. Duns tan's and the National i Inositute for the Blind. j
CHANNEL PURTS. I No Congestion at Swansea. I Diminished ooal supply, accentuated by the miners' holidays and the York. shire strike has occasioned remarkable shipping congestion in the Bristol Chan- net. The docks are crowded and the read- are full of vessels waiting to load. Many unable to obtain cargoes are being sent away in ballast, but fresh arrivals main- tain the stream undiminished. A number of miners are prolonging the holidays, and Welsh coal has had to br- diverted to quarters that generally de. pend on Yorkshire supply. Some fre<; coal fetches E4 per ton. Press Associ- ation. NO CONGESTION AT SWANSEA. Inquiries at Swansea docks go to shov that everything in "Mnrr circles i: proceeding satisfactorily. There is no. congestion at' tf'e docks, and vessels arc being ldaded with coal with the utmost dispatch.
THE ROYAL GEORGE. Th* Cuna.rd liner RJyal George sails from Southampton to Xew York and Halifax (Xova S.o-ia) on Thursday. This will t'le, the fi st occasion for the Royal George to 8:il from the southern port since she hee bee-me oni.) of the Ci.n \rd fleet cf passer)- ger steamers. In addition to em-barking about a thousand repa-trlited Canadians. ths Royal Georgs will aLo ca.ry a large complement of civil'an passengers, among whom wi.1 ba S Sb-l, V 6COL.ntess Rhonrida, Lady Raondda, Sir Arthur H. Dixon. Bart (chaLiman of the Option Contr l Board).
•J '■ ■; *• TO-DAY 5 RACING, E:.ttiii?:9to4D.!n:ro ?.45CRE?car' WHITE -•? E. IA^C':BL3.eii r?r. 'Bottlncr: 9 to 4 Parlor. Hemiton": WAR'WICK l. JACK POI.\T 2.—? ran. Only t»o finislierl. TO-DAYS CRICKET Lanes: 160 all out. Suen-x: 237 all out.
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I.. ENGINEERS' HOURS. 44-Hour-Week Application Discussed. LONDON. W èdnê8.a- Over one-hundred delegates ot Federation of the Engineering and Ship- building Trades, and the Amalgamated Society of Engineers, met this morning in London to consider the deadlock wlrah ha-s arisen over the men's application *or a reduction of hours from 47 to 44 per week. The proceedings were private.
At Swansea. o'ir Wcdn'sriay. Harry Ycrn- f47). tailor's cutter, wa.s rrmnnded for week on a charge of stealing a.nd reo«.viri suit length of blue deme cioth iF value £ i 10s from No. 12. Oa«t;e-strcet August 12th, the property of T. C. Palmer
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HISTORY OF MANKIND. Mr. H. (4. Wells ij completing what will in [Joint of view of ma-Knitii ie, riateat book--a. history cf mankind in ho. t 300.000 wor :s, whi- will be p li«he«i in the early rpvinor—pr b-.bly in illustrated :>rts.