CWMAMAN. OBITUARY.—On Wednesday, July 8, at the age of 48, Mrs. Emma Jane Rule, 133, Glanaman-road, passed away. She was a faithful member of Seion Baptist Church. The interment took place on Saturday at the Aberdare Cemetery. The Rev. E. J. Owen officiated. MINERS' MEETING.—On Friday eve- ning a meeting was held at rhe Public Hall, under the auspices of the Aberdare branch of the S.W.M.F. Mr. J. Lewis presided. Mr. W. W. Craik, Central pr' Labour College, London, spoke on The Advantages of Education to the Working Classes." He dealt with his subject in a masterly manner. Questions were asked and answered satisfactorily.
ABERAMAN. ADDENDA.—In addition to those men- tioned in our last issue, the following were mourners at the funeral of Mr. David Rowlands: Mrs. Geo. Jones, Bryn- mawr (cousin); Mrs. D. Jones, Mrs. Rhys Jones and Mrs. T. M. Lloyd (nieces); Mrs. M. Powell (friead). SUNDAY SCHOOL PARADE.—The combined parade of the Primitive Metho- dist and English Wesleyans referred to on page 3 was organised by the follow- ing: Chairman, Mr. F. Finner (W.); secretary, Mr. H. Reddick (P.M.); Messrs. H. Greenhalgh, W. Llewellyn, A. Vater, and Mr. Bignall.—On Monday the English Wesleyans held their annual tea. Trayholders: Misses C. Lambert, C. Vater, H. Davies. M. E. Harry, L. Wil- cox, S. J. Finn, L. Vater, M. Evans, F. Langdon and A. M. Every. In charge of the visitors' tea were Mrs. Collier, as- sisted by Miss C. Vater, Mr*. Lewis, Mrs. Vater, Miss Morris and Miss E. A. Finn. Cutters: Mesdames Greenhalgh, Bowden, Lee, Giles and A. Vater. Cake: Mr. W. A. Bowden; general helper, Mr. W. Per- row. Doorkeepers: Messrs. W. Hill, A. Vater, F. Finner, and A. Brown. Tea 1 brewer: Mr. T. Davies. Mr. H. Green- halgh, superintendent of the Sunday School, and Mr. A. Vater, secretary, had charge of the arrangements.
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Aberdare Police Court Wednesday, July 15th Before Mr D. P. Davies, Mr D. \V. Jones, and Mr L. N. Williams. Ejectments.—Mr T. Marchant Harris (from the office of lr W. Thomas, solici- tor), applied on behalf of Mrs. Elizabeth Mathias for an ejectment order against D.vid J. Peters, Oxford Street, Gadlys. —Mr Gwilym Bosher, on behalf of Mrs. Hannah Davies, applied for a similar order against Thomas Wm. Edwards, Mary Street, Aberdare. Both were granted. Music Licence. Mr T. Marchant Harris applied for a music and dancing licence in respect of the new Cinema at Cwmaman.-Mr D. P. Davies: There will be no Sunday opening, I suppose? —Mr Harris No, sir.—The licence was granted. An Hour's Extension.-The licensee of the Butchers' Arms, Pontwalhv, ap- plied for an hour's extension (from 10 to 11 p.m.) on the occasion of a presenta- tion and supper to be held at the Inn.— The application was granted. Drunks.—Mary Parker, of no fixed abode, drunk and disorderly in Cardiff Street, Aberdare, 10s. "and costs. Benjamin Evans, in Oak Row. Cwm- bach, 10s. and costs. Language. —Thomas Bowen, Hirwain, was summoned for using indecent language. P.S. Thomas proved the case. Fined 10s. and oosts.-nichard Hughes, Cwmbach, was summoned for a similar offence. P.C. Bevan deposed to hearing defendant make use of very bad language in Bethania Place. Ordered to pay 10s. and costs. No Lights. Henry Mallett was brought up for driving a horse and vehicle at night without lights.—P.C. White said that defendant was leading the horse at the time. He was driving through High Street, Aberdare.—Fined 5s. and costs. Rhigos Dogs.-Richird Lewis, Cross Wavs, Rhigos, was charged with neglecting to keep his two dogs under control.—P.C. Rees said that the two dogs in question barked at a horse and sprang at his head. The horse shied and went into a ditch. The dogs fol- lowed the horse and trap for a distance of 50 yards.—Defendant was ordered to keep the dog under control ind pay costs. Nameless Collars.—Morgan Williams, Geo. Sextoo, and Thomas Jones, Tre- cynon, were fined os. each for not having the owners' names and addresses on their dogs' collars.—P.C. Jones gave evidence in each case. — Evan Rees, Rhigos, had to pay os. for neglecting to place a collar on his dog. Beer in Mine. — Henry Armstrong, Cwmaman was charged with a breach of the Coal Mines Act by going into the Fforchwen Colliery in a state of in- tox Ication.-Mr. Ivor Kenshole prose- cuted for the Colliery Co. Thomas Morris Jones, night fireman at the No. 2 Bute District, said that defendant was a stower. On June 26th witness was on his usual round of inspection wnen he met the defendant. He stopped him and asked him what he wanted in that part of the colliery. Defendant re- plied that he was looking for the assist- ant fireman. Witness noticed that de- fendant's speech was thick and that he was smelling of beer. Witness subse- quently found that his "jack" contained beer, and he asked defendant what he meant by coming to work in such <. state. Defendant admitted that he had been on the "booze" all day, and that he had called at the Beaufort Arms for a jackful of beer. Defendant was then taken up to the .surface. Defendant said that when he went into the colliery no one said anything to him. The assistant fireman tried his lamp. With regard to taking beer to the colliery, he did not know it was against the rules. He had not drunk any before going down.—Daniel Price, assistant fireman, corroborated. Price added that he ex- amined defendant lamp when defend- ant came to work at 10 p.m., but he did not notice anything wrong with him then. There were 4o0 men down the mine at the time.—The Bench charac- terised the case as a very serious one, and fined him 40s. and costs or one month "Potty Not My Name." -Thp Super- intendent called out, "Mary H. Bishop against Polly Jones." Fp jumped a woman in the body of the Court and shouted: "Pollv is not mv name."— Clerk: Then what is your name?—Mrs. Jones: Mary Helen Jones. — Clerk: Very well, we'll alter it.—This was z, case where Mrs. Bishop, Cromer Street, Abercwmboi, summoned her next-door neighbour, Mrs. Jones, for assault. Mrs Bishop said she was walking in her garden when she felt a brush sudden- ly descend on her head. She only just escaped a second blow. Defendant: Didn't you threaten me? Didn't you twit me that my children were in the grave because of "my neglect; and didn't you smaok me in the face, and didn't you aggravate me all the morning?— Clerk Stop, stop. Put your questions one at a time.—Complainant called a witness, Walter Berry, boot repairer, who deposed that he saw Mrs. Bishop being struck with a brush. He did not see Mrs. Bishop smack Mrs. Jones. Defendant: He could not see what took place from where he was standing. There was a cross-summons for assault, Mrs Jones stating that Mrs Bishop had struck her in the face. The Bench bound both parties over to keep the peace for 12 months, and ordered them to p&v 4s. costs each. Married Man and Single Woman. Clara Thomas, 5 Bethel Place, Hirwain, for whom Mr W. R. Edwards appeared, summoned James Kinder to show cause, etc. When Kinder's name was called his wife appeared and said that she had not seen her husband since Friday. A constable said he had served the sum- mons in a house in John Street, Re- solven, where defendant lived. The complainant said that she had been in service at Glynneath from February, 1913, to December last. She there met the defendant. On Juno 11th last she gave birth to a boy, of which James Kinder was the father. Defendant came to her house and signed a paper that he was the father of the child.— Elizabeth- Thomas, sister to complain- ant, corroborated the evidence that de- I fendant had signed the paper. Defend- ant was a collier employed at Resolven. —The Bench made an order of 3s. 6d. per week and costs.
I The Trecynon Wounding Case. The adjourned case of Davies v. Davies, Trecynon, was next heard. Thomas Davies was charged with unlaw- fully and maliciously wounding ixis brother, Richard .John Davies, by stab- bing him with a knife. At the last Court tho prosecutor said he lived at I No. 3 Gamblyn Terrace, near Hirwain. On June 30th he went to No. 3 Evans Place, Trecynon, where his sister and brother lived. He quarrelled with his brother and they both fell. Shortly afterwards prosecutor discovered a wound in his back, which was bleeding. When questioned by the Clerk he de- nied that the wound had been caused with a knife, and said that a bottle had fallen when they were struggling, and that a piece of the glass had cut him. No witnesses appeared, and that was the reason why the case was adjourned. —Margaret Lewis, a witness, was called and it was stated that she was still ill. The other witness, Thomas Davies, was now present, and gave his version ot the affair. He said he was a brother of the parties. Richard John Davies began teasing prisoner's wife, and prisoner told him to be still. A few words en- sued and both struggled and fell. In falling a sauce bottle dropped from the table and broke. He did not see any instrument in prisoner's hand, and he knew nothing that a wound had been inflicted until after the doctor's arrival. -The Bench advised the parties not to struggle in the house again, and dis- charged the prisoner.
Juvenile Court. Idris Williams, Thomas J. Williams, Chas. T. Vater and Claude Vater, four little boys of Aberaman, were charged with stealing growing peas from the garden of Mr A. L. Gregor. P.C.. Chugg stated that the boys had climbed a 6ft. wall into the garden, and filled their pockets with peas, also doing con- siderable damage to the stenis.-Ricbd. J. Davies, foreman to the plaintiff, stated that the damage was Is.—The boys were told, that they would each re- ceive a good birching if they came up again. They were very wicked boys, said the chairman.—They were ordered to pay 3s. each, the costs of the sum- mons.
District Council Election. BLAENGWAWR WARD. On Tuesday evening a well attended meeting was held at the Workmen's Hall, Cwmbach, in support of Mr. W. R. Morgan, solicitor, the only Cwmbach can- didate for this ward. Mr. John Evans was in the chair, and Mr. James Jenkins in the vice-chair, supported by a commit- tee of thirty electors of Cwmbach. The chairman hoped that the people of Cwm- bach would put in some hard work for Mr. Morgan. He enumerated the many things which the candidate had done for Cwmbach, especially in connection with the G.W.R. motor halt. Let them sup- port a man who would be sure to look after their interests, if elected on the Council. The candidate then addressed the meeting. If elected, he would do his uttermost for the village of his birth, for the ward, and for the district in general. A vote of confidence in the candidate was unanimously passed. NO. 3 OR TOWN WARD. One of the candidates for the suffrages of the electors in the above ward is Mr. Richard Morgan, Cardiff-road, whose ad- dress appears on page 4. From the tone of his address, it is evident that Mr. Morgan is on the Progressive side. He is in favour of effecting certain municipal improvements, which, he contends, can be done without incurring any consider- able expense.
GIRLS Wanted. i BOWEN'S J Mineral Wa.tei» Works, Aberdare.
Aberdare Empire. The star feature film- at the Empire this week is "Was it He which illus- trates the mysterious Starchfield case, a fine sensational picture story in two parts. The other pictures shown include "Mur- phy's New Hat," "Some Steamer Scoop- ings," Rebecca's Wedding Day," Cy- press Logging in Florida," and Beauty Unadorned."
Definition of a cigar: A roll of tobac- co with fire at one end and a fool at the other.
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"The Company Shop." An Institution Peculiar to Glynneath. These are days of pageantry, and in many towns immense labour and much money is expended in trying to give a representation of some great event or period in the past. At the present time "Old Bristol" is being reproduced in connection with the Bristol Exhib- ition, while at various other times we have had representations of the age of Shakespeare and impersonations of such notable characters as George Eliot, the Sisters Bronte, Dickens and others. And this is as it should be, for such at- tempts to reproduce the past is both a pleasant and profitable study. It helps us to emulate the good points of the past, while at the same time bringing into prominence such things as we should endeavour to avoid. If any such effort should be made to reproduce the customs and habits of the colliers in these valleys in the early years of the nineteenth century, there is no doubt that what was then known as the "Company Shops" would be quite a feature of any such representation. These shops are still remembered by some of the oldest inhabitants of the Aberdare Valley. At the present time the so-called "Company Shop" at Glynneath is in a very flourishing condition. The method adopted there is much the same as in the old company shops. A work- man is supplied with meat and gro- ceries, and the money for the same is deducted at the pay office out of his weekly wages. I have known many cases where a workman has left the colliery pay office with two or three pence, the rest of his weekly wages being retained for groceries and meat supplied to him and his family. In one particular case, I remember a workman being given a pay ticket only, the ticket simply showing his earnings and the amount of the stoppages due. In the days of long ago, when the feudal system was in vogue in this country, it was the duty of the land- owner to feed and clothe his serfs, but under the system at present prevailing at Glynneath, a workman can obtain groceries and meat as long as he earns sufficient money to pay for them, but as regards providing himself and his family with clothes and boots, not to mention enjoyment at a place of entertainment, he is in a quandary. Even in the mat- ter of groceries, however, a workman i not given much choice, and must often take what he can get. During the course of the year the shop has periods of scarcity, and may be for days to- gether without certain things. In such times of scarcity a workman who wants butter must be satisfied with cheese, or if he wants bacon, he must be satisfied with preserved heri-ings and tomato sauce. But why does the workmen not purchase their goods elsewhere? the in- telligent reader asks. Well, because, dear reader, this is easier said than done. When, as in many instances, the whole of a man's pay is retained for rent, light, coal, groceries and meat, he cannot very well go elsewhere, for he has not the means to do so. It is true a man is not compelled to deal at this shop, but a great number do so. Such a system has few redeeming features, for it has a tendency to sap away a man's independence and self-respect. A workman under such circumstances must feel very much as if he were grip- ped by bands of iron. If such a system prevailed in a town like Aberdare there would be such an outcry of public opin- ion that it would soon be brought to an end.
Wedded in Australia. A very pretty wedding took place at Norwood Wesleyan Church, Adelaide, New South Wales, on Wednesday, May 13th. The contracting parties were Mr Wm. Shirley Weaver (who left Mountain Ash two years ago), eld est son of Mr and Mrs David Edward Weaver, 1 Clarence Street, Miskin, Mountain Ash, and Miss Mabel Mallett, only daughter of Mr and Mrs S. W. J. Mallett. The bride was charmingly gowned in ivory satin trimmed with Brussels net, and wore a veil and orange blossoms. She carried a hand- some bouquet and streamers of ribbon with horseshoe attached. She was at- tended by four bridesmaids, who were daintily dressed in pale blue and pink satin. The bride was given away by her father, and the best man was Mr Jack Davies, a Mountain Ash gentle- man, and late assistant to Mr W. J. Evans, Carmarthen Dairy, Aberdare. As the bridal party left the church the Wedding March was played. The guests, numbering about 80, were en- tertained at the Town Hall. The hap- py pair were the recipients of many valuable and handsome presents.
CWMBACH. MOTOR HALT.—The arrangements for the opening of the G.W.R. motor halt on Monday were in the hands of Inspector Morgan and Mr. Gwatkin (station, master), Mountain Ash. Councillor D. Jackson Thomas was amongst those present.
ABERUARE. THE OUTING of Carmel English Bap- tist Sunday School to Swansea will take place on Thursday, July 23rd. MUSICAL.—On Thursday evening last, at the Public Park, the band of the 5th Battalion of the Welsh Regiment (Mer- thyr) occupied the newly erected band- stand, and discoursed superfine music to a largo number of people. PERSONAL.—Miss Elizabeth Davies, daughter of Mr. John Davies, attendance officer, has been appointed nurse for the Aberdare District in connection with the King Edward Memorial. Miss Davies is well versed in both English and Welsh. She will commence duties in August. LEGAL.—We are pleased to learn that Mr. Arthur Williams, Aberdare, has passed his final examination, and is now a fully qualified solicitor. lie is the son of Mr. Rees Williams (registrar) and Mrs. Williams, Bryn hyfryd, and he was ar- ticled to Mr. J. D. Thomas, solicitor, Aberdare MUSICAL.—Miss Norah Tuckfieltl, daughter of Mr. G. J. Tuckfield, of the Metropolitan Bank, obtained the degree of A.L.C.M. at the recent examination of the London College of Music. In view of the fact that she is barely seventeen years of age. Miss Tuckfield's achievement is one of unusual merit. She is the pupil of Prof. Tom Jones, L.R.A.M., A.R.C.O. PERSONAL.—Mr. John Webster, Aber- dare, who is an inspector of the Penderyn Waterworks, which are being- constructed for the Mountain Ash Council, sent in his resignation to that Council r .i Tues- day last. and added that he had accepted an appointment elsewhere. The resigna- tion was accepted. Mr. Webster, during his residence at Aberdare, has been ac- tively associated with the Green-street English Wesleyan Church and with the Aberdare Brotherhood, and Mr. and Mrs. Webster's many friends will be sorry to lose them. BAND NE-VS. Mr Jesse Manley, the conductor of the Cynon Vallev Band, received the honour of arranging and writing part of the music for the Bene- diction Service, held in connection with the Catholic Congiess and Corpus Christi on Sunday last at Cardiff—The Hibernian Band, Mountain Ash, of which Mr. Man- ley is conductor, was specially engaged to render the Processional and Benediction music, and many were the compliments received by Mr. Manley for the excellent rendering by the band. This band also headed the Corpus Christi procession through Cardiff streets. Obi Tl A KY.— tVe regret to record the death of Mr Edwin Lewis, of CA Dean Street, who passed away on Tuesday after a short illness of four days. Deceased was well known as a pianist, and at the time of his death was employed by Messrs. Thomas and Evans at Aberdare. He was a member of the Glyii Cynon Lodge of the H.A.O.B., and took a keen interest in tho Order. He was also a memoir of the Aberdare Constitutional Club. De- ceased was 47 years of age. The inter- ment takes place on Friday next.
TRECYNON. ENGLISH WESLEYAN CHURCH.— On Thursday last the holiday club" in connection with the above was wound up with the inevitable cup of tea. The fol- lowing held the trays: Misses Beatrice Davies, Bessie Prince, Miss Perry (Cwm- dare), Miss Lizzie M. Davies and Miss Prince. Cutters: Mesdames Thomas and Jones. Doorkeepers: Messrs. W. Kemp and Bert Dance. Tea brewer: lr. Alt Cousins. Secretary, Mr. T. J. John; treasurer, Mr. Phillip Davies.
LLWYOCOEO. ARTIFICIAL TEETH.-Mr. P. Rake attends Mr. Berry's (Hairdresser), Tre- cynon, every Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. Patients visited at own home, if desired. ELECTION OF DEACONS.—On Wed- nesday evening, the 8th inst., at Moriah C.M. Chapel, the following six persons were elected deacons: Messrs. W. R. Davies, W. J. Davies, Morgan R. Davies, David Jenkins, William Isaac Davies, and David John Davies. INTERMENT.—The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth James, of Moriah-place, took place on Wednesday, July 8th, at the Aberdare Cemetery. The mourners were: Mr. James James, Bryn, Port Talbot (son); Miss Phoebe Jones, Trecynon (daughter); Mr. and Mrs. B. James, Tre- cynon; Mr. and Mrs. John F. James, Abertridwr; Thomas James and Eliza- beth Hughson, Llwydcoed; the Rev. W. James, Swansea; Mrs. Pickering, Fern- dale; Mrs. Maddocks, Abercynon; Mrs. Jenkils and Mrs. Jones, Rhondda; Mr. and Mrs. Watts, Mrs. George, F. Morris, T. Morris and M. A. Watts, Ystrad: Mrs. S. A. Thomas and M. James, Ystrad; Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Aberaman; Mr. and Mrs. Brown, Llwydcoed; F. Jones, Roberts- town; John T. Jones, Trecynon; D. W. Davies, E. T. Davies, Samuel Davies, M. A. Davies and Lizzie M. Davies, Ynyshir; Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Jamee. W. James, Mr. and Mrs. Prosser, Trecynon; Misses A. James and M. James, Abertridwr; Mr. D. J. Jenkins, Cwmparc. The Rev. R. H. Davies, B.A., Cwmbach, officiated.
CWMDARE. ELIM.—The quarterly meetings of Elim Congregational Sunday School were held on Sunday. President, Mr. John Jenkins. In the morning Mr. Joseph Morgan Thomas offered prayer. The report of the Vestry Sunday School for the quarter was given by the secretary, Mr. William Kent. Recitations were given bv Evan .Jones, Davidobiert Davits. E'dryd Davies, E. Jones. David Davies and B. James Jones; songs by Tydvil and Maggie Mary Thomas, Eleanor Jones, May Drew. Hilda May Jones, and Annie Jones. The Vestry children sang twice. The evening meeting was commenced by Mr. John Evans. President. Mr. Wm. T. Rees. The report of the adults' school was read by the secretary, Mr. J. E. Evans. Recita- tions, Messrs. Owen Jones, Thos. Roberts. Dillwyn Morgan, and Uriah Beynon, Misses Catherine Ann Davies, and M. Beynon; songs by Misses Winnie Jones, Annie May Morgan, Lilian Maud Phil- lips, Maggie Sarah Jones and Blodwen Thomas, and Mr. David Thomas. A splendid address was given by Mr. Gomer Jones. I
HIRWAIN. MOTOR DRIVING TAUGHT.—Par- ticulars and terms apply Parker Bros., Aberdare. CONCERT.—A benefit concert, was held at the Victoria Hall on Thursday last, in aid of Mr. John Hill. who has been ail- ing for a ong time. The Rev. Willirm Evan.; (curate) was chairman. A fine programme of pictures was shown, whilst the "star" turn was supplied by the in- imitable Cyril Yorke, of Aberdare fame. To the villagers who had helped Mr. Hill a vote of thanks was accorded by the Rev. W. Evans and Mr. Cyril Yorke. ACCIDENTS.—On Friday evening last, whilst engaged as a repairer at the Tower Colliery, a serious accident befel David Morgan, of Hollybush, near Hirwain. He was working on the 3 to 11 p.m. shift, when a heavy fall of debris came upon him. He sustained a broken leg, and several minor injuries.—Whilst standing a pair of timbers at the Tower Colliery I on Wednesday Samuel Young, Brecon- road, and W. Pfeece, of Tramway, sus- tained severe injuries. The former had his right hand crushed, thirty-two stit- ches being put in by Dr. 1. G. Thomas, whilst the latter had his head battered. TEMPERANCE.—A most interesting programme was given at the Hirwain branch of the G.W.R. Temperance Union. on Sunday last. Yr. William Coleman was chairman. Delegates were present from Swindon and Tenby branches, and they expressed their appreciation of the programme. Prayer -was offered by Mr. Tom Tucker. Soprano solo, Mrs. Dan Davies; address, Mr. W. Coleman; trio, Misses Maggie Alice Neate and Alice M. Jones, and Mr. George Collier; baritone solo, Mr. Harry Pitt; recitation. Miss M. A. Neate; soprano twlo, Mrs. Walter Flooks. The meeting closed with a prayer by Mr. Harry Llewelyn. SERVICES.—The Sunday School Anni- versary services of Mount Pleasant Eng- lish Congregational Church took place on Sunday last. Sermons were preached to large congregations by the Rev. Ed- Morgan. of Cardiff. In the afternoon, a service of song, entitled, "Bethlehem to Olivet," was rendered by the choir. Mr. Tom Gowen conducted, whilst Master Harold Gowen was the organist. The Rev. M. P. Moses (pastor) conducted the service, and recited the plot of the story. A quartette was rendered by Messrs. C. Collier and James Hay ward, and Mrs. T. Gowen and Miss Elsie Gowen. Recita- tions were delivered by Misses Irene Menden and Elsie Gowen, Mrs. T. Gowen and Mr. Williirii Bound. rrp --trl v HTR W AINITE KILLED.-Ear] y oil Friday morning last the sad news reached 'I the village of the death of Mr. Evan Davies (late of Station-road), at Lydney. near Gloucester. About 6.15 a.m., Mr. Davies was knocked down by an express goods train and killed instantly. W hen discovered about an hour after the acci- 'I dent, it was found that his head and one of his arms were severed from the body, I whilst the other hand was partly severed. Deceased was foreman at the Lydney branch of the Gloucester Wagon Co. lie had resided for many years at Aberdare and Hirwain. where he was highly re- spected. He leaves a widow and brother. to whom we extend our sympathy. His remains were interred at Neath Abbey on Tuesday last. The following represen- ted the employees of the Hirwain branch of the Gloucester Wagon Co.:—Messrs. Morgan David Johnson, Edward Morgan, Fred Brinson, Tom Davies, D. Thomas, Howell Jones, Charles Collier and Ben Davies. Deceased had been for many years a letterer and carpenter at the Hirwain Branch.—On Saturday a vote of I condolence with the widow was passed by his Hirwain friends of the Gloucester 1 Wagon Co., on the proposition of Mr. George Mason (foreman), seconded by Mr. Howell Jones.—Mr. J. W. Guise, coroner for Dean Forest, held an inquest at Lydney on Monday, touching the death j of Evan Davies.—Mary Jane Davies, the I widow, said deceased was 48 years of age. He enjoyed the best of health, and his eyesight and hearing were good. He had j no troubles of any kind, and certainly ) was "not likely to "commit suicide. Wit- ness last saw him alive at 5.55 on the morning of the 10th, when he left home to go to work. He was coming home at 8.30 a.m.—Other witnesses examined were Albert George Allen, a carpenter em- ployed at the wagon repairing shed; W. J. Taylor, a railway guard; A. J. White, train examiner; Inspector Sealright, and Dr. Stewart. The evidence was to the effect that deceased was seen about his duties on the Friday morning. A pocket book found on the line near the body contained an entry which showed that deceased had taken the numbers of some wagons. The body was discovered lying on a set of rails along which a train of forty wagons had passed half an hour before. It was the only train running ( that morning up to that hour. It was surmised that deceased, in order to take a short cut, got under the trucks of the coal train, and was taught and run over, the wheels passing over the chest. Those ,in charge of the train onlv heard of the accident when thev had got to Drvbrook- road. The train did not start until 6.18, its proper time, and deceased knew of it. Taylor, the guard, afforded full particu- lars of the movements of the train, which showed that everything was in order, so far as those in charge of it were con- f_e™pd.—The jury returned a verdict of "Found i? Wellington, on be- half of the employees, said that the de- ceased was highly respected by the Com- pany, in whose employ he had served a -at many years, and they deeply sym- pathised with the widow and relatives.— The coroner, jury. and others associated themselves with these sentiments.
CLYN NEATH. I SERIOUS ACCIDENT.—A serious col- liery accident took place at the Pwll- faron Colliery on Wednesday of last week. A young lad. named Rcdvers Davies, was run over by a journey of empty trams when he was returning from work. One of his legs was broken, hi* spine injured, and there were also seve- ral scalp wounds. He is progressing as I favourably as can be exoected. COMMITTED FOR TRIAL.—At a special meeting of the Neath County Jus- tices on Thursday. Thomas Smith was charged with attacking James Martin, a^ Glynneath. on the 12th ult., and breaking his If'g.-Pro:f:\Cutor, who lav on a stret- I cher. could not be admitted into the usual court-room. The men were employed by Mr. Ben Jones, contractor for public í works, and prosecutor alleged that Smith attacked him, knocking him down, kick- ing him, and breaking his leg.—A ccused. in a long statement, said that Martin in- vited him to come out of the cabin, and a fight followed.—Smith was committed for trial. CONCERT.—On Thursday last, at Morfa Glas Park, Aberpergwm. a com- petitive concert was held under the aus- pices of the Ambulance Brigade. Mr. Kees Ho wells, M.E., presided. The music adjudicator was Mr. Wm. Davies (Kddil Gwent); ambulance, Dr. Arnallt Jones. Aberavon. The accompanist was Mdme. Morgan Howell, Glynneath. In the solo competition Miss Jones (LIinos y Glyn). won the prize. In the champion solo competition, the prize was divided be- tween Messrs. Watkin Phillips (Glyn- neath) and W. Afanydd Williams (Aber- avon). In the ambulance competition five teams competed. Best, Rock Colliep- team, under the direction of Mr. David Thomas. The Silver Band, led by Mr. John Morgan, played selections. OBITUARY.—On Wednesday, July 8. at the early ago of 27, Miss Janet i-V, it- liams, daughter of the late Mr. Phillip Williams, Aberdare-r0ad, near Pont- walby, passed away. She was a faithful member of Capel y Glyn, of which church the Rev. J. T. Evans is pastor. On Sat- urday the interment took place at Eben- ezer Cemetery, Pont-jSioath-Vau^han. Thp service was conducted by the Rev. J. 'I'. Evans, assisted hy Revs. D. Hughe* (Bethania), and D. Glannedd Williams. The mourners were: Messrs. Benjamin Williams. Tom Williams, and William Williams (brothers). Mrs. John Williams. Mrs. F. Bell, Mrs. W. Griffiths and Mr-. Kees (sisters), Ur. and Mrs. Robt. John Davies. Miss Edwards, Biaengwawr, Aberaman; Ml Powell. Ferndale: Mf. .Tohn Thomas (uncle). Messrs. Thoma* Lewis, David Lewis, William Lewis and Morgan Lewis. GIvnneath; Miss Margt. Lewis and Miss B. Lewis. Pont-Neeth- Vaughan; Mr. and Mrs. W. Williams. Mr. Rees Jones, Hirwain. and others. Floral tributes were sent by the child- ren of Mr. and Mrs. John Williams. Miss Iiewis, and Mrs. Robt. John Davies. Great sympathy is shown to her widowed I mother.
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