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SWANSEA DISTRICT. Waunarlwydd has lost one of its Oldest in- habitants in Mr. Win. Phillips, The Cott, who passed away on Sunday. He leaves a widow and grown-up children. Sidesmen of Holy Trinity Church, Gor- 1 lOn sinon, have decided to get. up a petition ■vunst the proposals of the Go vernment re- po. ling their educational proposals. On Friday morning, the steam barge, "Enterweser," whilst being docked at Port ^aiboL, ran into the barque, "Brambletye," and damaged two of her stern platen Th. "Brambl-eitye" was loading at -No. 7 tip. lr. W. Trainer, a well-known labouT | authority, delivered an interesting address en "Labour and Politics," in connection with the Independent Labour party, at the Odd- 'eilows' Arms Clu^room, Aberavon, on Slon- Jay. At Tabernacle Improvement Society, Pontardulais, Miss Marian Lewis read an 1.9 pape" on "Florence Nightingale." lr. Arthur Williams, Forest, also gave an ex- cellent address on "Sabbath Observance. Mr. T. H. Jones presided. The funeral took place on Satin day at the Congrega-tional Chapel, Alltwen. of Ix. Thomas E. Da vies, Duffryn-road, AIL wen, miner. Rev. E. Jenkins i Rhotj. officiated at the chapel, and Rev. M. Evans Daviess, lector, Lilybebyll, at the graveside. Mr. Percy Lloyd, Mumbles, writes a letter, in which he complains of alleged espionage by a iocai councillor (whom he names) on one of his employee, and wonders whether it is customary for information to be ga-th- •red by peering through windows of puoic- booses. It has been decided "that the YstaJyfera County Schools are to be extended to accom- modate 350 children." In the extension about £ 7,000 is to be spent. It hj/> also been decided to amalgamate the B.-eeonshire and about £ 7,000 is to be spent. It hJ.cs also been decided to amalgamate the B.-eeonshire and Glamorganshire pupils, both to be admitted tor the same fee. The death has taken place of Mr. Willie I Bees, collier, Waunarlwydd, and late of Tneharris. Deceased was one of the men who were entombed in the mine at Treharns owning to a cage accident a few years ago. He received a shock, from which he never recovered. recovered. A lecture was delivered at Pontardawe on jgM ^ndav evening, under the auspces of the £ Trades and Labour Council, by Rev. W. A. Edwards, Llangan, on "a- tional mismanagement." Rev. James Griffiths, B.D., Vicar of Pontardawe, pre- sided. The death took place on Monday after- noon of Mrs. Mary A. Davies, widow (35), f Cottage, Guraos, Ystalyfera. Death was due to consumption. Deceased leaves ve children, one boy and four girls, 7 > ng. ae temperance party of Morriston are looking forward to the great- mission to be bak. next week by Mrs. Jenny Walker. A cfcc- has already been formed, under the iKtorshrp of MT. J. P. Llewellyn. A tfc. option meeting will be held on Saturday 4jv. ing. 34iss Mary Margaret Davies, Prospect- ptaor, Pontardulais, who was until lately ■>n ire staff of Handy Elementary Schools, ha#i oeen presented by friends, on the occa- ÐUL. of her headmistresship of the Llanedy School, with a dressing case, a trinket ctaad, and a pair of photo frames. At Aberavon OIl Monday, Richard Llewellyn, Taibach; and William Grev cclher, Blaengwynfi, w,oTe fined 7s. 6d and costs for drunkenness.—W. Jenkins, coLier, Aoergwynti, against whom there were five prv'ious convictions, was fined 20s. end ■soete, or 14 days. New-" has been received of the death of Sir. John Hughes (father of Mrs. J. R. Pritchard, Brynawel, Cwnamman) in Wil&esharre, U.S.A. Mr. Hughes emigrated to W:■ tcesbarre forty vears ago and as a friend of the Welsh* choir leader, Caradog, entertain,ed him on his visit to the States. Aberavon magistrates n Saturday dealt wita five cases of drunks. Jeremiah Wil- liams, labourer, Charlotte-street; WiMiam Murphy and Robt. Brown, seaman Catil- ine Rees (ill repute), Charlotte-street and Mary Williams, a tramp, who appeared in court ii;as her boots, art with a scratched lace, were each fined £ 1 each, or 14 days. A dance in connection with St. Patrick's, Day celebration was held at the Constitu- j tional Club, Port Talbot, on Monday night, There were a >arge number present. Songs were rendered by Messrs. C. Marney, D. O'Neii and Mrs Murphy, and a recitation by Mr. H. O'Grady. Mr. D. O'Neii acted as M.C., and Misses Davies and Ball pre- xtded at the piano. Great preparations are now being made by the St. Peter's Choral Society. Pontar-1 dawe, under tne direction o: Mr." loan Wil-! liams, who will produce, at the Rechabite! Hall, next Thursday evening, Mr. Valentine Hemery's nz,v work, "The World's Re- demption," accompanied by a choral ¡ orchestra. At the Aberavon Police Court on Fri- day, David Carpenter (16), No. 27, Mansef- street. was remanded until Monday, on a ffharge of stealing two rabbits from a cart at Tany--roes -,street.-W. H. Griffiths, Marsh-street; John Griffiths, Pendarris- terrace Lewis Howells, ellingtcn-place; and John Mairrwaring, Green Park-street, were remanded until Wednesday on charges ei drunkenness and assaulting P.C. Hill. Specifications, bills of quantities, etc., were submitted at Pontardawe Council on Thursday of the proposed scheme for ex- tending the water mains from \stalyfera to Gwaun-cae-gurwen, renewing present mains from Pwllbach to Twrch Bridge, and the extension from Pontardawe to Rnydyfro, all »f which are to be connected with the Cray mains, belonging to the Swansea Corpora- ion.

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