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YSTALYFERA NOTES. "A Gamble for Love" is the title of the star picture shown at the Coliseum next week. It is adapted from Nat Gould's famous sporting novel of the game name, which has been read by millions. The picture is British through- out. Produced in Britain, acted by British actors, and deals to an extent with Tiiat most British of all sports, horse-racing. In the making of this pioturo nothing was used that had the least sign of a "make-shift" about it. The scenes are laid at Lord Rose- bery's magnificent oounty seat, "The Durdcms," which was placed at the disposal of The Broadwest Co. when making the film. One of the outstand- ing features of this engrossing story is the terrific and sensational race, i which the winner of the "Gamble" is ridden by the well-known jockey YVhoatley. The racing scenes were taken at Hawthorne Hill Raoe course, which was also lent to the producers for the occasion. Miss Violot Hopson takes one of the leading parts in this line film. She will be remembered as taking the part of "Lady Ware" in the "W are Case," and "Jenny Jones" J in "A Munition Girl's Romance." An- other attraction next week is the in- imitable comedian Max Linder in a two part comedy entitled "Max wants a Divorce." It is worthy of iaoto that "A GambW" for Lave" is being shown .actually lor the first time in Cardiff" tli. ok. At St. David's Church Hall, a whist drive and concert were held in honour of Flight-lieut. Lyn Thomas, Lieut. D. H. Hopkins, and Ptes. H. Hopkins, Bowden, Price, Lee, and W. Channing. Amongst those who contributed to the musical part were Misses H. and B. Olee, and Messrs. J. Brocme, T. H. Davies, Geo. E. Davies, and W. R. Charming. Under the auspioes of the Gurnos Mutual Improvement Society, a social eveaing was spent a-t the Church' Hall an Monday evening, when there was all excellent attendanoe. In the ab- sence of the chairman Mr. Wm. J. Griffiths (vice-chairman) presided. Miss I M: A. Morgan actod as accompanist, and the following programme was given after the tea had been partaken of: Address by the chairman; piano- forte solo, Miss M. A. Morgan; recita- tion, Miss Megan Hughes; solo, Miss Maggie Jones; solo, Miss Kathleen Williams; recitation, Miss R. A. Thomas; solo, Mr. John Evans; tri- awd, "Y Creadur Symudliw," Messrs. D. Jenkin Williams, Hy. Evans, and John Evans; solo, Mr. D. Nicholas Jones, who was encored two songs, Mr. D. N. Jones's prty; solo, Mr. Dd. Samuel, who was also encored; solo, Mr. Oliver Jones; sketch, entit- led "Wanted, a Servant," in which the following took part: Misses Louise Williams Ethel Thomas, Lizzie Thomas Bronwen Williams, Bessie Evans, Cer- idwen Thomas, M. A. Thomas, and Edna May Davies, under the direction of Miss Maggie Thomas. Votes of thanks to alT who had taken part were proposed by Mr. Dd. Jenkins and se- conded by Mr. D. R. Williams. The singing of "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau" completed the programme. The Gurnos Dramatic Society are preparing the popular Welsh drama "Rhys Lewis" for performance. The work, which is the only original, is being done justice to by this party, and all are assured of a good time. The performance will take place on February 18, 19 and 20 at the Coli- seum. The death took place at Caerau, MaestCg, on Christmas Day, of Mrs. Jofiies, wife of Mr John Jones, at the age of 68. Deceased was the daughter of the late Mr. Job, of Godre'rgraig, whilst her husband is a brother of Mr Wm. Jones, Bryn Scion. Mrs. Jones ) had many friends at Ystalyfera despite the fact that she had been from the place for over 40 years. She leaw-js a husband and a family of grown-up children to mourn their loss. The funeral, which was largely attended, took place on Saturday at Lougher. The funeral of Mr. J. W. Keen, whoso death we reported in our last issue, took place on Saturday at Holy Trinity Church. Owing to the fact that deceased was a discharged soldier I the funeral was a semi-military one, a firing party from Swansea, together with a bugler, who sounded the "Last Post" at the graveside, attended. The Ystalyfera Town Band, under the con- ductorship of Mr. Paul Evans, played the "Dead March" en route to the churchyard. There was a large number of sympathisers present. The Rev. Jas. Jones, B.A., was the officiatiing minister, together with the Rev. Oliver Davies, B.A. Seaman Tom Hughes of the Gerddi, Gurnos, has been hon/o on leave this week, and Corpl. Dl. Williams, of the R.A.M.C., also of the Gerddi, has come home after having been wounded in the arm in France. Pte. Watkin I GRanning, of the R.A.M.C., returned this week after a short furleugh. A number of men who have been working in Scottish munition works have also been home at Ystalyfera over tho holidays. Gunner Emrys Williams, soa of Mr and Mrs. T. G. Williams, Milborough- road, who has been home from a Itipon t hospital, returned on Wednesday. Lieut. Hy. Daniels, of the R.G.A. r son of Mr. and Mrs. DI. j?niets, has been on 14 days' furlough. L Howell Lewis, of ? ?y?I wIT USllfrS' is now in ?rth I W,t". has been home on leave Lieut. Stanley Thomas, of the ? Madnne Gun Corps, son of Mr and1 Mrs. Dd. Thomas, Alltvgrug-road has been brouat to Parowern hospital n: Cardiff. ? Parowern -hwosppiitwaul, U!ldr J*1* auspi" of the Youne Peoples So«*ty at the English Cong- Church on Tuesday a ml evening was held. Tea was provided and a number of the members afterwards took part in a miscellaneous program. A meeting of the Ystalyfera Belgian Refugee Committee will be held at Jerusalem Vestry on Monday evening, January 7th, at 8 o'clock, and it is respectfully requested that members will make an effort to attend.—D. J. Rees, hon. sec. On Wednesday evening an instruc- tive lecture was delivered at the County School by Mr. J. Henri Davies, M.E.,F.G.S., county mining lecturer, on the "History of Soils," with par- ticular reference to Ystalyfera and district. Councillor D. W. Davies occu- pied the chair, and in his iremarks ex- pressed the pleasure he felt at seeing such a large audience of young men present. Certificates were distributed to all those who had satisfied the ex- aminers at the terminal examinations. On the proposition of Mr. D. R. Wil- liams, M.E., seconded by Mr. Henry Rees, B.A., a cordial vote of thanks to the lecturer was passed. All men who are members of the G. V.R. are ordered to attend with kits at the Drill Hall, Gurnos, on Monday eveing next when a kit inepec- tion will take plaoe. It is with regret that we announce the death of Mr. Dd. Bowen, butcher, of Wern-road, Ystalyfera, which took plaee on Thursday. Deceased, who was 60 years of age, had been; ailing for about two years, but of late he had to take to his bed. Ho was a member at the AVerii Chapel, and was well liked by all, though of a retiring dis- position. Mr. Bowen, who was the only son of the late Mr. Dd. Bowen and Mrs. Mary Bowen, grocer, had three sisters. He had been established as a butcher at Ysta lyfera for over 30 years. Deceased leaves a widow, Mrs. Maggie Bowen, and niece, Miss Nana Bowen, with whom much sympathy is felt in their bereavement. The funeral takes place on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. j The wedding took place at Soar Chapel, Pontarflawe, on Wednesday, of Mr. Brychan Morgan Powell, ex- plosives agent, and Miss Blodwen Lewis, Brynhaul, Tirbach, manageress at Mr. J. T. Owen,'s. The ceremony I wa-s a quiet one, and the happy couple afterwards journeyed to the North of II England, where the honeymoon is be- ing spent. Mr. and Mrs. Powell have the best wishes of a host of friends. Prayer meetings will be held at all the local churches on Sunday in a.c- cordance with the request of the Na- tional Free Church Council.
Coliseum. Next Week NAT GOULD'S FAMOUS NOVEL. A GAMBLE FOR LOVE (5 PARTS). I II!!II;["- -u "a"L'tV.
GODRE'RGRAIG- At Godre'rgraig Chapel ono Wed- nesday night a presentation was made to Pte. Joseph Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Williams, Mount Hill, h. I Godrergraig, who is home on leave from the front. Rev. Ben Davies, Pant- teg, presided over a large, audience. The Mowing contributed to the pro- gramme:—Pianoforte solo, Miss G. Roes; song, Miss May Williams; reci- tation, Mr Bowen Bevan; song. Miss E. A. Joshua; recitation, Miss Maggie J. Jon.es song, Mr Jack Evans; song, Miss May Williams; penillion singing Mr Jenkin Rees pianoforte solo, Miss Gwyneth Rees; song, Miss E. A. Josuali. Rev. Ben Davies presented friend "J oe" with a, cheque on. behalf of the cominiittee of the S. and S. Re- ception Fund. Three local bards ex- pressed themselves in verse, while Rev. lien Davies composed a verrse which was saimg by the audience to the tune of "])uwr hendithion yw Dv Enw." Mr Jenkin Rees sang I 'Hen" lad fv Nhadau." and brought a very enjoy- able evening to .a close. Madame Brinley Thomas aeeompaaiited through- out the meeting. Another hero home on leave is Sea- man Jack White, of New road, Godre'rgraig. it(,, of Now r-oa d An accident occurred at Tarreni col. liery on Thursday night of last week, when Wm. Phillips, of Knoll road, &od re Tgraig, was run over by a. tram wliillst following hits employment as a haulier. His leg was fractured, but he is progressing favourably.
a. I POWELL Is now showing a Large Range OF Winter Clothing, Men's, Y ouths' and Smart Overcoats in the Latest Styles & Colours t Wern, Ystalyfera.
GWAUNCAEGURWEN AND CWMGORSE On Saturday evening the drama, "Aeres Maesyfejin" was performed at the Public Hall, G.C.G., under the supervision of the author, Mr Rhjs Evains, schoolmaster, Cwmgors. The story is based on the romantic love story of Elin Fychan, of Maesyfelin, afld Samuel, the only son of Vicar Pritc'hard. of Llandovery. The characters were dressed in cos- tumes to those worn by the Welsh about the year 1628. The cast were consisted of some of the best reciters and singers of the district. Miss Ceiinwen Smith appeared an "Eiim" Mr T. Williams as "Samuel"; Mr. William Evans as "Esquire of Maesy- felin" Mr John Roberts R;" "Vicar Pritchard" and Mr Dan Jones as tho "Villain." "Guto and Betti" were represented by Mr Oswald Davies and Mrs. D. Maerdy Rees; Mr David E. Jones and Mr \V. J. Jones were "Mr Wmffre and the Solicitor" respective- ly. Other mi;nor parti were verv creditably sustained, and the standard of the acting was a very high one. Although the performance was some- what long, the interest of the audience was proved by. heir staying till the very end. In this, its fourth perform- ance, Mr Rhys Evans' drama had lost no hold on those who knew it, and de- lighted the newcomers who saw it for the first tihe. We are glad to see the local men home on leave looking hale and hearty after over two years in France. A reception concert was given to Mr Noah Davies, Gor.s itreet, Cwmgors and Mr Lewis Williams." Mr Tom Howells, known by his intimates as "Tom Treforris" j also home oil leave. Mr Edgar Ho .veils, Pest Office Cwmgorse, who wa.s promoted on the field to the rank of Serjeant, is now home on leave- He will soon enter the cadet school at Newmarket. I Mr. John James, Cwmgorse, the well-known miners' agent, who is also j a member of the Miners' Executive Council, when he heard that the King had honoured Nlr. Thomas Richards, M.P., thus broke out in verse:— Congratulations by the ton To "our Tom P.C. A worthier "general" there is none On either land or sea- The miner's guide, the King's P.C., And Gwalia's pride is he, From collier bov, bv merit true, "G.S. "P.C. "M.P." Tabernacle, Cwmgcre Sunday school celebrated the last Sunday of* the old year by holding its quarterly meeting. A very excellent programme had been arranged by the Superintendents— Messrs. Rhys Morgan and Owen. Wil- liams, and the pastor, Rev. T. M. Roderick, conducted the meeting. The program ne covered a wide field, and included solos, choruses, recitations, dialogues and addresses. The high standard of the itmes selected, to- gether with the able renderings evoked enthusiastic approval. It is at such meetings as those that new talents are discovered, and dormant talents inspired and encouraged. Great credit is due to the promoters for the train- ing acioorded these bright and promis- ing children. The following is a list of those who took part:—■ Recitations.—E. George, A. M. Watkins, L. A. Jones, David Price, Maggie Davies, M. M. Hicks, Elvet Lewis, Brinley Thomas, Evan George, Ma.ria Draehman, M. AV. Davies, Tal- fryn Morgan. Rachel Morgan, Heulwen Jotnea, N. Morgan. W. G. Thomas, A. Morris, Violet- Fox. Bessie Arnold. Adults, Bessie Newland. Lizzie Jen- kins, Mrs. Owen AVatkin, Mrs. W. Morris, and Owen AVatkin. Solos.—Elsie Jerkins,. Melville Davies, D. Glyn Davies. Adults Madame K. Rees, and Evan Howells. Dialogues.—D. Timothy's class, M. A. Morgan, Bessie Morgan, M. M. Timothy, Mary Ce:nw( n Hicks, and the Pastor's preparatory class. Ad- dresses were delivered b- Mr' John J. James (MiMners' Agent) and Mr SI. Jenkins, J.P. Mr D. J. Evans, C.R.A.M., accompan i ed on the organ. Cynhaliodd Y sgol Sul Carmel en cwrdd chwarter y Sul diweddaf, pryd y cymerodd y rliai canlynol rhan yn v gweithrediadau :—Adrodd, Mrs. Fran- cis Jamns, Evelyn Jenkins, Catherine Lewis, Mrs. Rachel Lewis, Muriel Thomas, Evelyn Williams, Rachel Davies, Bessie Jones; anerchiad gan Ben J. Thomas: unawdau gan Rosie Phillips, Diana Hicks. Mary Walters. Maggie Evans, David Morris a Mvra. Evans; dadl, Bessie Thomas a chyfaill- esau Glanville Jenkins, Mary a Lizzie Jaraes, a datganiad gan gor yr Ystal Sul. Y mae clod yn ddyl«dus i'r arol- ygwr, Mr. Morgan J. Thomas, am ei weithgarweh gyda'r Ysgol Sul a'r Cwrdd Chwarter. Arweinydd y cyfar- fod oedd y Parch. B. D. Davies.
At the Swansea Police-court the chairman (Mr. J. W. Jones) said the drunkenness average at that CoiHt was a little more than 0110 per day— a wonderful thing for a town of 130,000 people. ThiR reflected credit on those who overlook the town as well is those who use it.
W. A. WILLIAMS, Phrenologist, I can be consulted daily at the Victoria Arcade (near the Market), Swansea.
YSTRAIiYNLAtS POLICE IOIIT. Thursday.-&,fore Messrs G. H. Stride (presiding), J. E. Moore Givyn, C.. F, Gilbertson, David V\ illiams, Owen Powell, R. J. Da vies, IAwi6 Thomas.. I DECREASE OF ( RIME. Before the business of the court. Mr 8triksaid that the magistrates that- day had decided Oil account of the gratifying decrease in crime, the court would only be held monthly, and on a Thursday. To get into rotation the court woul dbe hpl(l on January 24).. February 14, and then monthly. I DEPARTURE OF SUPT. WILLIAMS* It was also the last occasion oft which they would have Inspector, now Superintendent AVilliams, with them at Ystradgynlais, as he was leaving for' the Brynmawr division. He desired to- congratulate the Inspector on his pro- motion, and referred to the gratifying diminution of crime during his period of office. He would a!so congratulate Supt. Steven Jones, who was, now- raised to deputy-chief inspector. > Mr. J. F. Moore Gwyn identified^ himself with the remarks "of the chair- man. Inspector Williams feelingly re- turned thanks and said he was grati- fied that he had carried out his work to their satisfaction. He thanked the- clerk and everybody else who had ex-- tended unfailing courtesy to him. TV was with much regret that ho left the- noighbourhood. Supt. Jones also returned thanks and' said Sergt. Evans, formerly of Ystrad- gynlais, would now be returning as- inspector. Colonel Gough was elected cha irmaru of the magistrates and Mr. G. H. Strick vice-chairman. THEFT OF PHOTO FRAME. Aubrey Roberts and Thomas, two youth, were charged: with stealing a photo frame, v;: lue 6d. the property of David Abraham. David Abraham, son of Geo. Abra- ham, Glanlej'-terracc, Ystradgynlais, said that on Decem ber 19th at 7 in the evening he went to purchase a. photo frame from the shop of Mr. C. D. Lake, for which he paid 6d. When he came out he saw three bovs, two of whom he now identified. The elder boy, Aubrey Roberts, asked the wit- ness for the frame, but the latter re- fused, whereupon defendant smashed it. Witness then complained to hia father. There were no people about. Wm. AA right; one of the three boys in question, corroborated the previous'* witness's story. PC. Davies slid he went in com- pany with Sergenat Winiams to AVind- road. where he saw Ro berts at his home. He cautioned him and the- lad admitted having been in Ystradgyn- lais that night and said he had asked Abraham for a stick lie was carrying, and also for the frame, which he gave him. He then returned to Thomas and on proceeding to the home of the lat- ter, Thomas said Roberts had taken the frame and also struck him with stick. The frame was then given to Thomas by Roberts. Thomas produced: the stolen article. Both lads pleaded guilty and Roberts- said they had done it in fnn and ran away when they saw the lad's father. A reference concerning Roberts was produced, and Geo. Abraham, father of the boy, said lie did not press the case. Mr. Strick said the boys had been foolish and cowardly. Thev would not lie convicted, but would have to. pay the costs. ———— ————
INJURED AT THE GLEISON". Morgan Jones (37), Ystaly" fera, a collier at the Gleison Colliery. was ad- I mitted to the Swansea Hospital on' AVednesday with a crushed arm and injuries to his facp vaiispd bv a fall' at the colliery on AVednesday morning..
Dublin Corporation pi-oposes to ask for facilities for the opening up and' devolpment of Irish coal mines. A soldier on the Salonika front, who. joined his Majesty's forces two years ago, has been elected a C'alvinistic Methodist deacon in AYest Glamorgan. --+_.
f Short-Sighted I Persons the ¡ want to bring the book clcse to their eyes. It means that ■gSBkjji| ttic objecMooked at does not focus on- the retina, the focus comes in front—too soon—the eyeball is therefore too long. IV j cannot change the eyeball, so we change the focus. We put a lens in front of the eye which throws the focus back to the proper position. Call upon us and learn more about this important subject of defective vision. C. f. WALTERS F.S.M.C., F.I.O QUALIFIED OPTICIAN, Oxford St., Swansea —■ 1. _4