.+. t. 4 Corner Shop. "ma 1 4 J 4 Castle and Temple Streets, i 4 SWANSEA. 4 i D. THOMAS I ? ♦ ? Jeweller, t 4 T ￼ ￼ Has REMOVED to temporary premises at | ? 26a Castle Street i t ? —?<????— + I Absolute Clearance of all Stock 1 Great Reductions in every t 1 Department i t T v f Gymry, Cofiwch am y Cymro. t ..+.+++.+..++.+.+++.+.+++++.+.+.+++.+.
County Council Affairs YSTRADGYNLAIS FREE CHURCH COUNCIL AND SUNDAY TRADING The Breconshire County Council met at the Shire Hall, Brecon, en Friday, the chair ma,n (Lord Glanusk, C.B., D.S.O.) presiding. The Standing Joint Commitee reported that they had given careful attention to the petition of the <-Cwmtwreh and Ystrr. dgynlais Free Church Council respecting Sunday trading in their district, but as the present law ap- peared ineffective, they recommend that the County Council should pass a re- solution urging the Government to intro- duce and pass further prohibitive legis- lation in the matter. On the motion of the chairman Lord Glanusk) a resolution in accordance with the recommendation of the committee was passed.. The General Purposes Committee re- ported that they could not recommend that the closing order under the Shops Act (1912) should be made at Brynmawr. There was not a majority of two-thirds of the whole of th3 trades in favour of the order. It was unanimously resolved that the order under the Wild Birds' Protection Act should be continued in the County. Mr. A. Gwynne Vaughan (Builth) in moving it, stated that as a result of the order, ho believed there was an increase in the king fisher and the gold finches in the country. The Chairman (Lord Glanusk) gave notice that he would move at the next meet-in" of the Council that the stand- ing orders be altered so as to exclude the Press from the meetings of their committees. He did this, as he thought, entirely in the interests of county busi- ness and he hoped they would carefully consider the matter.
Neath Coroner's Dignity "TWOPENNY-HALFPENNY COUNCIL MEETING. Mr Howel Cuthbertscn, the venerable Neath coroner, arranged to hold an in- quest on the body of Olive Mabel Brink- work at the Neath Town Hall, but at the last moment, in consequence cf a committee m eeting of the Neath Town Council being held at the Gwyn Hall. the inquest had to be held at Gwyn Hall. Before taking evidence, the Coroner said to the police, "It was arranged that this inquest should be held at the Town Hall, and at the last moment you send round to say that I must come here. I am not going to be shifted about from pillar to post- just because the Town Council wish to held a twopenny-ha'- penny meeting. I am not going to have it. Olive Mabel Brinkworth (22) was a domestic servant in the, employ of Mr W. H. S. IIess, Neath. He said that he and his family left home at 9.30 on Wed- nesday morning, and deceased was told she could have the day off. They were at night under the imnrcssion that de- ceased had gone out. They waited until nearly 11 o'clock for her. Witness then proceeded to lock up the house, and was surprised to find Olive lying dead in her nightdress. Dr. D. Ll. Lewis said that when he saw the body she must have been dead, several hours. Death was due to shock, caused by the perforation of an ulcer, which set up peritonitis. She must have felt it coming on and gone to. bed. A verdict was returned in accordance with the medicai, evidence.
RECORD I SALE NOW Proceeding at CECIL'S BARGAIN STORES, 36, Castle Street, S3 "W" JSl TXT S JES 4M, Fancy an d Heavy Dra p ￼ Yout l ii,, ￼ Faacy and Heavy Drapery, Men'a, Youthand Boys' Olothing at GivinoAw,-xv Pr' SEE WINDOWS SoE WINDOWS Note only Address— Cecil's Bargain Stores 36, Castle Street, Swansea Observe.! Every Article a Bargain. Qbser-ve! Every Article a Bargain. „ ￼ ￼ —— —?-?M"—*—-——
I PONTARDAWE and ALLTWEN GLEANINGS I [BY BIRRS.] The billiard tables have been ke^t busy during the past fortnight. At the Public Hall, Harold Jones made a 74 break on Saturday, and A. Clatworthy's best effort has been 54. Harry Bevan obtained a 51 break to his credit at the Works' Institute on Thursday. Members of No. 1 Branch of the Stcclsmelters have tendered notices— they have grievances. A well-known local colliery proprietor returned from his honeymoon on Tues- day. Lloyd George is a patient at the Pontardawe Isolation Ho,mital-hc hails from Gwauncacgurwen. Mr. John Coates (the chief artiste at the forthcoming Male Voice Party con- cert) is, according to the "Yorkshire Evening News," an artiste whose sing- ing is marked by very great inten- sity and power. Some of the best workmen at present affected by the strike at Messrs. Gil- I bertson's Works have been offered temptingly lucrative jobs abroad. I An agent of a large foreign works has been spending an apparently un- ostentatious holiday in the district. The offers being made, I understand, are such that would tempt the best paid men at the works. Pontardawe and district has sent more of its sons and daughters abroad than many places possessing ten times the population. Whilst following his employment as a collier at the New Wernddn Colliery on Thursday, John Maddock, married man, of Gwyn-street, Alltwen, received serious injury to his. back as the re- MISS CARRIE LANCELFY, The Brilliant Australian Soprano. suit of a fall of stone. He has been attended by Dr. Dahne, and is making satisfactory progress. Thirty men have been thrown out of employment through the closing down of the Cwninantlhvyd Colliery, Rhos. The Torygraig Colliery Co., are ne- gotiating for an extensive taking of proved ooal-bearing land in the March- ywel area. Much of the ccal the com- pany intends to work lies under com- mon land. Will homagers and others keep their eyes peeled or have they no rights in respect of royalties on coal and other minerals lying under the surface of the land they are alleged to own P The Glamorgan Education Committee held a special meeting on Tuesday to again consider the question of teachers' salaries. In their wisdom they decided to postpone taking any action for four months! But why four months? The original Dewi Sant Society will celebrate St. David's Day in the usual way, and a meeting was held last even- ing (Thursday) to put the finishing touches upon the arrangements. That antedeluvian suite of buildings formerly used as Council offices is now being transformed into business places. "You may break, you may shatter the vase if you will, But the scent of the roses will hang round it still." Miss Jenkins will shortly remove her business to one part of the old oiffces, whilst her present shop will be turned into a thing of beauty and a joy for ever. In the semi-final for the Y.M.C.A. Billiard Shield. Pontardawe Public Hall team will meet Briton Ferry team at a place and date which have not yet been fixed. Through the Bridgend Rugby team arriving late on Saturday the game with Pontardawe was played in semi- darkness and resulted in a draw—noth- ing scored. It is hardly fair to the Pontardawe Club that visiting teams do not make more successful efforts to reach Pontar- dawe before the last minute. The club is sufficiently financially em barrassed without handicapping it in this way. The Swansea Valley schoolboy team did not put up as good a fight as was expected when they met the Swansea schoolboy team on the Recreation Ground on Saturday morning. That they were defeated by 7 tries to nil was due to the fact that they had had no opportunities for practising together, whereas the visitors were I "old stagers." The death occurred at Church-road on Monday of the widow of the late Joseph Dodd, w ho for many years was weigher at Gilbertson's works. She was over 70 years of age, and loaves a daughter and stepson, the latter being Mr. Win. Dodd, of the Steam Laundry, a member of the Pontardawe Rugby committed. The funeral took place at St. Peter's on Thursday. It would be interesting if the public were informed of the real reason why there is so much delay in publishing the list of new magistrates for GJamor- gan. Why does not the Lord Chancellor accept the list which appeared in this column three weeks ago?" Many of those whose names were mentioned in the "Possibles" would, of a containty, make better magistrates than many of those whoso names will eventually be placed before the Lord Chancellor. If the Advisory Committee would deign to accept mv assistance I am quite prepared to draw up another list longer and more comprehensive. MARRIAGE: MORRIS-HARRIS. I The marriage was solemnized at the I Cilvbebyll Parish Church on Wednes- day of last week, of Mr. Edward Mor- ris, of Edward-street, Alltwen, to Miss Annie Harris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rees Harris, of Tawelfan. Ed- ward-street, Ailtwen. The best man was Mr. J. Morris, a.nd the hride was given away hy her brother, Mr. Dan Harris. of Bridgend. The Rev. E. Evans Da-vies officiated. After the ceremony a. recep- tion and breakfast wrs held at the ld at the home of the bride's parents. THE RECENT FIRE. I Stands Alltwen where it did. Xo. The hub, the centre has been removed and instead cf the top of the hill being the rendezvous of the crowd, the middle of Alltwen Hill is now the most busy portion of the tight little place. The ruins of the grocery stores at the top of the hill is a most unpleasant sight | and will probably remain so for a long time to come. The building formerly alleged to be a "white elephant" has proved to bo one of the best invest- ments made by the society, but whether it will bo large enough to serve the members bothasa grocery and as a drapery department for several years to come cannot vet be decided. During the past week a. staff of clerks from the Co-operative Wholesale Socie- ty together with the local staff has been a-D work night and day tackling the herculean task of putting things ship-shape. This has meant and will mean a good deal of work being done, and a statement as to the bearing the recent fire will have irxrn the affaire of the society cannot be expected for a few days yet. Probably, one result of the devastat- ing conflagration will be that the socie- ty will be placed uoon a sound and up-to-da.e business footing, as I under- stand that the committee has taken in hand the remodelling of the whole con- cern. 0 THE STRIKE. I No new development has arisen m connection with tile galvanizers' strike at Messrs. Gilbertson Works, excepting perhaps the police court proceedings which are fully set out in another column. The actual state of affairs at present is that there is a deadlock and it is not known whether the em- ployers or employees will make the next move. If the whole of the circum- stances were made known it would be seen that it is a most complicated busi- ness, and the best that can be hoped for is that negotiations will be opened between the firm and representatives of the men before the end of February. The stnong feeling which has been created as a result of the police court proceedings, has stiffened the backs of the men. The spirit of enthusiasm and solidarity displayed at the mass meeting held at the Pavilion on Sunday is proof that the Pontardawe workers are recognising their common interests and they fully realise that a defeat on this occasion will carry with it far- reaching effects, knowing as they do, that there is an important, nay, a vital principle at stake. The Dockers' Union menders have held meetings, perhaps for the reason that timo is of no particular value at pre- sent, but never before has the class- consciousness of these men been stimu- lated as on the present occasion. They fully recognised that there was but littlo chance of obtaining a verdict in their favour in connection with the police court proceedings, but even yet they hold a trump card! Mass meetings will be arranged throughout South Wals and a former promise made by James Lar- kin to address a meeting on behalf of the Pontardawe Trades and Labour Council will bo kept in the very nea.r future, if circumstances permit Mr. Larkin to get so far away from Dublin. It is also hoped that Mr. Ben Tillet, the valiant organiser of the London Dock strikes of 1889, 1911, and 1912, may be prevailed upon to come down and render assistance and prcar h the same doctrines a.s he has preached to the Transport Workers in Loiidi.n and other places. Whatever may be the outcome of the present struggl one thing is ctuta-.n, and that is that the strike will be the means of solidifying the ranks of Trade Unionists in the district with the like- lihood that the whole of the men em- ployed at Messrs. Gilbertson-rs will be- come associated in one union. The mass meeting held on Sunday was attended by fully 1,500 war KITS. Mr. Tom Jeremiah, president of the Industrial Council, presided, and was strongly supported. Speeches were made by Messrs. Chas. Williams, E. Skidmore, W. Vaughan, and Jack Tay- lor. No resolution was proposed and none was needed, but a challenge was thrown out to the management to at- tend the next meeting and the promise given that every opportunity and fair play would be given to them if they cared to state their case. It is very doubtful that the challenge will be ac- cepted, but a crowded audience in the biggest hall ;11 the place is assured if the challenge is taken up. Mr. Tom Griffiths, Neath, paid a visit to the place on Wednesday afternoon in con- nection with the dispute. Mr. JOHN COATES, who is described by "The Daily Tele- grapL" as a. tenor who most worthily upholds the great traditions of English singing. He is the possessor of an extraordinary voice, and the smooth- ness of his phrasing and roundness of its tone has called for the highest en- coniums ever paid to any vocalist. He will appear at the Pontardawe Male Voice Party's concert to bp held at the Public Hall on Thursday, February 19. Miss Carrie Lance-Icy, the brilliant Aus- tralian soprano, will also appear, and other artistes include Mr. Geo. Ken- dall elocutionist, and Mr. Powell Ed- wards, the noted Welsh baritone. The party will also render several items. There has been a big demand for tic- kets. and those intending to be present would do well to secure their seats be- fore it is too late.
Breecnshire Education Authority YSTRADGYNLAIS DISTRICT COM- MITTEE. YSTRADGYNLAIS EXAMINATION CENTRE. Mv Committee will at an early date proceed to appoint three examiners of candidates for certificates as fireman, shot-men, etc., under the Coal Mines Act, 1911, from Cwmtwreh, Ystalyfera and Y stradgynlaisone for each dis- drict, in addition to Mr. T. C. Jones, of Abererave, and hereby invite appli- cations for the posts. Applicants must be actually engaged in the working and management of coal mines, and must hold a First Class Certificate of Competency under the Coal Mines Act. The fees allowed the examiners are: 3s. 9d. per candidate taking the whole, examination, or Is. 3d. for each part of the examination. Applications, with full particulars of qualifications, to be sent to me, the undersigned, and from whom any fur- j ther information can he obtained. (Signed), SAMUEL MORGAN, Clerk to District Committee, Maesyderi, Lower Cwmtwreh. Feb. 5tlil. 1914.
PUBLIC HALL PONTARDAWE. Thursday Evening, Feb. 19, 1914 Grand Miscellaneous Concert by the pontardawe iDate Voice Partp Conducted by Mr. DAVID DANIEL, Assisted by the following Star Artistes MISS CARRIE LANCELEY (The Famous Australian Soprano), MR. JOHN COATES (The Great English "Caruso"), MR. POWELL EDWARDS (The Popular Welsh Baritone), MR. GEORGE KENDALL (The Colebrat-ed Elocutionist and Humourist) At the Piano, Mr. T. J. DA VIES, A.R.C.O. Chairman: F. W. GILBERTSON, Esq., J.P. Admission, Reserved and Numbered, 5e. and 3s. Unreserved 2s. and Is. Concert to com- mence at 7.30. Seats may be booked and tickets ob- tained from members of the choir, or from the secretary,— W. THOMPSON DAVIBSJ Grove-road, Pontardawe. BOOK EARLY. GRAND THEATRE SANEAo Lessees The Emors. of the late Mr. F. Mouillot. Resident Manager Mr. T. Byrne. Monday, February fcKii, 1914 For Six Nights at 7-30, and Matinee-Saturday, Feb. 14th, 1914 At 2-30. TUB MOODY-MANNERS OPERA CO. Ltd. MONDAY EVENING MARITANA TUESDAY EVENING CARMEN WEDNESDAY EVENING ROMEO AND JULIET THURSDAY EVENING THE PURITAN'S DAUGHTER FRIDAY EVENING THE DANCE OF DEATH SATURDAY MATINEE at 2.3J. ELiJAH SATURDAY EVENING THE BOHEMIAN GIRL Week commencing February 9th- USUAL PRICES Seats reserved by telephone and not paid for cannot be kept after the advertised time of commencing the play ￼ ￼ ST., OLYMPIC CINEMA, OO:NE: Resident Manager. Mr. Arthur Eldon. Continuous Performance, 7 to 10..30 p.m. Poors open, 6=30 At Every Performance during the Week, The Viviiphone Sins-iny Pictures TO-NIGHT, a Grand Two-Part K.B." Drama— J&. CSIZaD OIE* ..ä.JR, And our usual Interesting Series of Pictures. Trams Pass the Doors. Prices-3d., 6d., and Is. nBST^rn A 8 Ape erbert ?t?r?G? J^nLnutj P ontar we. Proprietor Mr. Rowland Williams. The House of Unrivalled Merit. Entire change of programme twice a w«ek. Renowned for Star Pictures and First Class Varieties. Popular Prices 3d., 6d. and nc1, —————anm———p>.ni ii »m mi WIMI mm IBI I II i PREMIER CINEMA YSTALYFERA Proprietors Messrs. Mathias & Ev.ms Manager Mr. Temple Evans The only Ail-Star Picture fjlluse in the Vajie*. CHANGE OF PROGRAMME MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS. Tip-up Chairs in every part of the Building. Pictures absolutely The Hall is properly Heated and Ventilated. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6th and 7th— GREAT ALL-STAR PROGRAMME, including !T? f ? it?? Bf? \) ??- ￼ ? 8 DEMONYTE! A Picture which should not be missed. Prices of Admission—3d., 6d. and 9(l. Matinee every Wednesday Morning for Nio-htmeii. MATINEE FOR CHILDREN ON SATURDAY AT 2-30 Prices for Clill(Ireti-i(i. and 2d. Full Programme. you buy d:rect Us, lif and we deii vcr the i list StjH??Ht?tM??? ?-.????????????' to ^oar j door immediately yoa p-ythe t-,ifling sum of loi6. gj???NtM?MBBttS????a???? ?c ac the Jar?cst Piano and Organ, 'trm in the ?t BB??Nt?M????JJ???r?n??? worlJ. Ycsr by year we purchase, for spot cash, '?? thousands upon tiiotisanls of instrumamts by tllt) HHflHHH^HIll^iliil wo-ld's most renowned makers, and so Ctommônd a infinitely better terms than our riUals—That's why wo are enabled to Bell mas cheaply, w MBHgBBt > give longer credit, and to groat faj easier t"r11g than anyono el?ie. ))))HtB ??S???' '??? IIA AXE. COLLARD." HOPXTTTSOTV W and ALL other cdûhrated pianos sup;?ima lexnw or 6. ￼ ¥ v>rni -in '?su'tyojrsftf. Organs by eminent OrAkers from 61- ft™ !?P?' ? f?.:??? rao, Sy. We take old instruments in part QKR'?nge.&How ￼ j E '? I (jgj '? ? ? ??;? 6\n)"wal. tune for 12 motbs f-m and s'-? a 25 years' g ￼ ￼ ￼ ?-? ￼ ￼ juaranfoe. Write NOW for CA?aJiQ?ueNot? ?? o B,.fHICM. (jomk Cianel&iiSL. @ ???BL/' SOLE AGENT MAnTY THOMAS, 241, OXFOnD STREET (Opposite the Fi)tpiri-). S\VANSEA. Welsh Flannel and Wool Stores LONGTON HOUSE, Herbert St., Pontardawe. Stockings Re-footed on the Shortest Notice. JOd. per pair. Post Free I Send for patterns and price lists for all kinds of Wool and Flannel. Note Address- J. W. MORGAN, Pontardawe & Seven Sisters A kick on the ankle whilst playing football was the cause of the death of a boy named Marshall (10), son of a collier at Pendleburv. Mr. H. M. Hyndman, the veteran Socialist, is about to marry Miss Rosa- lind Travers. Miss Travers is a grand- daughter of Bishop Endioottto "I'm afraid," said a well-known poli- tician, when a cabbage came within an inch of his nose, "that somebody in the audience has lost his head," The Revival of Roller Skating being now an accomplished fact THE L.R. SKA TIXG RINK, PONTARDAWE, WILL BE OPEN EACH EVENING, MONDAY TO SATURDAY (Ieclusivc) From 7.30 to 10 p.m. DANCING ON SKATES EVERY THURSDAY EVENING. Admission and Skates, Sixpence. Late 'buses leave for Morris ton. Neath and Ystalyfera each evening. Late trains on Saturdays for Swansea at 10.10 p.m., and Yatalyfem, Gwys, and Brynamman at 11.30 p.m. An Ideal Floor and Beautiful Music-