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£ *#+#* #*#♦#j| I DISTRICT |; I NEWS |! SWANSEA. DISTRICT. | Gorseinon Shoots i-sj Club a congest on 11 -L, Saturday with Port Talbot at (Jarn Goch 'fhe ohief scorers ior Port Talbot were Spret Ilangood and Pte. Maddocks, who put on 65 out of a passible 70. the total1 being 585. Pte. R-en. Hughes was top seoTer tor Gorse- inon, with tit- possible 70. the grand total being 569- Port Talbot thus won by 16 points. Coedtranc Parish Council have met to re- ceive the report of the Library Committee. Mr. William Lloyd presided. The committee jbad gone over plans, etc., but did not suggest alterations.-—A resolution was passed asking Mr. J. Cook Rees to advertise for tenders.— Messrs. J. H. Cole and J. Hamford, overseers of Dvffryn-Clvdach, reported on the metlbod fcy which appeals against assessment are to *>e dealt with. They were authorised to ex- pend the neoessary amounts to resist appeals 'by employing an expert. Ma.nv attempts have been made at various times to rake money by suksciiiption for T. jjabiic hall at Ystalyfera, none of whiclb, how- ever, hwe resulted in success. The inhabi- iaiots will be pleased to learn that, thanks to Messrs. E. Rees and Sons, printers, this sorely-felt wait will soon be supplied. The new institution is expected to accommodate | nbout 300 ploph, acd will be built over Messrs. Reel's new printing works on the Ystalyfera Fair Field. An eisteddfod was held at Hebron Vestry: Uontralto, Miss Maggie Bevan. Vardre, Cly- siaoh; to for boys, Master Willie Davies; tenor, Wm. Lewis"; duet, Harry Jones a;nd fiavid Hrurris; bass, W. Lewis; recitation, Emlyn Thomas. Caebacli solo or hymn (over 40 year-, of agei, David Jones. Mr. Isaac Hill's party was aucceasful in the choral con- test. The chairman was Mr. D. Jones, and th.e adjudicator Mr. Tom Jones, Heolyrnan-. Clydaeh. Mr. Edwin Da vies was secretary. At Abertvon on Monday, Jacob Coleman, No. 34, Mureh-otreet, porter on the Rhon- dda and Swansea Bay Railway, was charged ■with stealing a camry, the property of Frederick Austin, bird fancier. Swansea. Pr \se<-utor said he was at Aberavon Sta- tion on at midnight, and had cages with b:rd; in a large box. He left the station for 20 minutes, and on returning found the box had been tampered with and one bird missing. P.C. Morgan Jenkins went to defendant's he-11P. Defendant firot of all denied know- led- of the theft, but afterwards admitted it and expressed sorrow. Defendant, who elected to be dealt with summ-vrily, was fined 40s. During the hearing the little bird chirrup- ed sweetly from the court table. At Pontardawe on Friday, Mary Davies, landlady of the- Farmers' Arms, Alltwen, was suHMnomiad for permitting drunkenness. Mr. W. H. David. Neath, defended. Sergt. Hale, with P.O. Watts, visited tihe fcoruse at 9.20 p.m., and saw a man, Lewis Rees, of .Alltwel" coming out "in a. verv drunken state." When asked how she had so <|ru liken a man in her house, the landladv iia;4, "He his had nothing to drinik here." Rees was atmsiy, and thr«vten>ed to fizht. JP-C; The- landlady admitted tliat Rees was J drunk. He came in with Jodm Jollm Lewis only a few minutes before the two policemen. John John Lewis and Lewis Pees gave evi- -dene?. Rees admitted he was drunk; lie got the drink "at Abertawe." The magistrates thought the evidence wa,s *iot sufficient to convict. ijt-W/'a Rees was fined 10s. for having been id rank on the promises.

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