Three Months for Neglecting Children. Dorothy Koberts, 12 Trevynoek Place, Hirwain, was charged with neglecting her children in a manner to cause them unnecessary suffer- ing. Dr. Thomas, Hirwain, deposed to visiting the house, which consisted of two small rooms. The woman and her 6 children slept on one bed, which was in a filthy condition, and the house was also in a very bad state. The ages of the children ranged from 13 years to 16 months. They were not badly nourished, but were in a dirty condition and thinlv clad. Inspector Grinter, N.S.P.C.C., said the woman drank and neglect- ed her home, being away for htftirs at a time. Her husband was a sailor, and the allowance paid her was 30s. 6d. a, week and 18s. per month from a Liability Fund. Her money thcreforo came to 35s a week. The youngest child was illegitimate, and the woman had admitted that she was expecting to give birth to another illegitimate child. The woman and her 6 children had been taken to the Workhouse. P.S. Spiller said that the woman spent a great deal of her time in Aberdare. She was absent the whole of one night,, and there was not a crust of bread at home for the children. Witness took some bread and margarine for them. The Bench thought the case a most distressing one, and it was ob- vious that it would be of no us.e giv- ing the mother another chance. She must go to prison for 3 months with hard labour.
Alleged Disturbance of Election Meeting. Case Adjourned on Technical Point. W. T. Jones, Aberdare; Mrs. Edith Maud Hall, 84 Gadlys Road, and Wm. Cook, 2 Green Street, Aberdare, haulier (discharged soldier, 22 years of age), were charged with .disturbing a Parlia- mentary meeting at the Market Hall, Aberdare, on Dec. 13th. Mr. Edward Roberts, Dowlais, appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. St. John Francis Williams, instructed by Mr. W. Thomas, defended. Previous to the hearing a pro- cession of bit badge men formed at Trecynon and marched to town. When they arrived at the top of Market Street the police prevented them marching towards the Court, and the Parade was dismissed. The men were then allowed to proceed into Market Street, but few were able to enter the Court Room. A large crowd surged the doors and demonstrations were indulged in from time to time. When the case was called the Sti- pendiary had a private talk with Mr. Edward Roberts and Mi*. Fran- cis Williams for a few minutes. It was thought the parties had agreed to a withdrawal of the summonses, but the cases, however, were gone on with. Mr. F. W. Mander did I not take, part in the adjudication. Mr. Francis Williams said the de- fendants had been summoned joint- Iy, This, he submitted, was a mis- take, and he agreed to the amend- ment of the summons. There was DO collusion whatever between the three defendants, who were strangers to one another. j Mr Roberts, opening the caso, said the summons was taken out under Section 1 Public Meetings Act, 1908. Mr. Roberts read the section, which referred to meetings held between the issue of the Edi- tion writ and the date of the Gener- al Election. j lc went on to say that these proceedings were not taken in any vindictive spirit. The prosecution had made an offer, which had not been accepted. The meeting in question had been con- vened by means of printed posters for the purpose of assisting the can- didature of Rev. T E. Nicholas, the Labour Candidate. Mr E. Stone- like, agent to the candidate, saw the defendant Cook in the meeting. He was shouting continually and was taken out of the hall, but forced his way back again. By and bye he mounted the platform and eaug.'u hold of a chair, and < would have struck the person who was speak- ing at the time but for someone preventing him. W. T. Jones aiso made his way to the platform and kept shouting. Mrs. Hall was also shouting and mounted the platform and gave a flag to Cook. Owing to conduct of that kind the meeting could not be carried on and had to be abandoned. Mr. Roberts added; that proceedings were taken for the purpose of protecting the right of free speech. Stipendiary: To what extent were the speakers prevented from speck- ing? •Mr Roberts: The meeting had 10 be abandoned. The first witness was Air. T. Aneurin Rees, acting returning offi- cer for Merthyr and Aberdare. Mr Roberts asked him when was the writ for the election issued, where-! upon Mr Williams objected and said. that the writ must be produced. Witness said the writ was now in the Crown Offices, London, and could not be produced. Mr. Williams: You must not say that. It must be produced. The Stipendiary upheld Mr. Wil- liams' contention that to be strictly legal the writ must be produced in order to ascertain the date of issue, but added that the point was an academical one. Mr. -Roberts: It is a matter of common knowledge as to what (1<ite the writ was issued. Stipendiary I presume they were issued this time on the same date all over the country. Mr Robei ts Yes. Mr. Williams said he must adhere to his point. He was sorry if the Bench would be inconvenienced. Stipendiary: It is no inconven- ience to me. I shall be here in any case. It will mean the agony of your coming up again and earning another fee. (Laughter.) ¡ Mr. Willi ims: Well, I think 1 shall endure tho igoiit of coming again and earning another fee. (Renowed laughter.) The Bench thereupon adjourned the case for a fortnight. When the news readied the crowd outside, there was some shouting, I and the bit badge men marched off, t carrying the Union Jack. I
Up & Down the Valley. I TRECYNON. I DON'T delay. but call at JAY. EBENEZER HALL. — On New Year's Eve a meat ita and concert were held. The tray holders were Mrs. Esther J. Jones and Miss Amy Evans; Mrs. Tom Voyle and Miss S. Edwards; Mrs. D. Jones and Miss M. Jones; Mrs. A. J. Powc-ll and Mrs. A. M. Evans. The concert was presided over by Councillor Idwal Thomas. Songs were given by W J. Evans, W. Jones, Tom Evans, D. Jones, W. Thomas, and M. B. Williams. The function was held under the auspices of the Ebenezer Thrift Society, of which Mr. Tom Evans is secretary, and Mr Tom Voyle treasurer.
ABERDARE. JAY'S easy payment system is easy for you KAY'S 'LINSEED CQMPOC NIY the oH established remedy for Coughs and Colds, ll^d., 1/3, 3/ NAZARETH (C.M.) The annual competitive concert of the Band of Hope was held on New Year's Eve. The Pastor (Rev. R. Williams) pre- sided. The adjudicators were:—Music, Mr. J. J. Williams, Aberdare; liter- ary, Ap Hefin. NEW YEAR'S EVE. Under the auspices of the Young People's Soc- iety an enjoyable social was held at Siloa Hall. At the tables were:- Misses R. E. Jones, Griffiths, Ed- wards, Lidyeard, and Price. Messrs. Parsons and Erarys Davies also as- sisted. The Rev. D. Silyn Evans pre- sided over the tea, and Mr. Owen James was chairman of the concert. Songs were given by Sergt Lazarus, Messrs. Jacob and Wm. Phillips, and Trevor Jones and a pianoforte solo by Miss Mona Morgan. The accom- panist was Miss Gwladys Jones. Af- ter the concert games were indulged in, the M.C.'s being Miss Peregrine and the secretary, Miss M. A. Jones. BETHANIA (C.M.) On New Year's Eve a well patronised tea and concert was held at the ^bove place under the auspices of the Young People. A number of soldiers be- longing to the church. who were home on leave, were present. The following programme was gone through, under the chairmanship of Mr. D. Timothv Davies, B.A.:—Solo, Mr. D. W. Williams; duett, Miss Blodwen Fox and Mrs. G. H. Evans; solo, Miss J. A. Jones; solo, Mr G. H. Evans verses to the Old and New Year, Mr. E. Og-wen Williams, F.R.G.S.; humorous song, Mr Tom Evans. The accompanists were Mies j "S--=- 01 wen Evans and Mr. Owen. Thanks were accorded the singers, the accom- panists, and the caterers, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Evans on the proposition uf Mr. M. W. Morgan, seconded by Mr. T. Fox. ENGLISH WESLEY A N.—On Now Year's Eve the annual social was held at Green Street Wesley an Church. The chair was taken by Alr. T. dolm- son. Pianoforte solos were rendered by Misses Edith Cole. Irene Langley and Phyllis Thomas. Mr. J. L. John and 31 r. Gomer Phillips sang a duet, accompanied by Mrs Daviea. A silver cigarette case was given to Pte mel- ly, who is home on leave from France. Pte Kelsall, on leave from France, was also present. The re- freshments* were in charge of Airs. Snook, Mrs. Vaughan, Mrs. Cole, Mrs F. Cook, Mrs. Powell, Mrs. Minett, Mrs. Edmunds, Mrs. Thomas, Misses G. Smith, M. Collette Huston, S. Harries L. Lloyd, and L. Morrie. Mr Ruston, Mr Snook and Mr. Blundell rendefed assistance. The .room was decorated by Mr. G. Snook. The social was followed by an impressive watehxiiyht service, conducted. by i., S. Harper, assisted by Rev G. Wind- ram.
CWMBACH. i.i.r t)in th.-ir w-, ■ Jiici'4 ON LEAVE. Pte Thomas John is, A.S.C., of Brynhyfryd, is home nn leave. THE PULPIT of Ebenezer C.M. Chanel was occupied on Sunday by Mr. W. <). Lloyd Cwmamgn Chanel was occupied on Sunday by Mr. W. O. Lloyd Cwmamgn PELL'IT.—At St. Mary Magdalene's Church on Xmas morning, the Rev J. L Phillips. Aberdare, officiated. CONCERT.On Tuesday cveaing at tho Workmen's Hall, a competitive concert was held uider the auspices of the Heroes Fund. The adjudicat- ors were:—Mivdc, Mr. W Beddoe Stephens, Aberdare; recitations, Mr. Gwilym Phillips, Aberaman. The chairman was Mr. D. J. Hughes Jones. Accompanists, Miss Gwyneth Hughes. Jones and Mr. Herbert I Davies. Awards:—Children's recita- tion, Bella Jones Alercwmboi; con- solation, Jenny Williams, Hirwaiu. .■Children's solo. Kennv Berry, Tre- cynon. Male solo, W. 1). Jsaat, Moun- tain Ash Female eolo, Miss Frances C. Jones, Ma'rdy. Open recitation, Mr. AV. It. Evans. Aberamun. Go ;s you please competition for local sol- diers, ex-Pte J. L. Jones Champion solo. Madam Edith Davies, Cwm- a>:ian. Tiie following soldiers were presented by Pte Fred Phillips, I).C.M. Aberdare;.—Driver D. W. Davies, R.F.A., Pte I). James Wil- liams, Welsh; Pte Thorn a,4 Chappell, Welsh; Pto W. J. Joro-s. Welsh; Driver Trevor Williams, Kitieman John Evans, Rifle Brigade; Pte W. O. Davies, Welsh; Pte George Lucas. The following soldiers have been pre- sented during the week-.—Ptes John H. Thomas, Evan Griffiths, Emlyn Williams Willie Collins, John Grif- fiths, T. Underwood.
ABERAMAN. JAY'S easy payment system is easy for you. DEATH.—Mrs. Mary Jane Lewis, wife of Mr. Wm. lewis. 26 Gladstone Street, passed away en Xmas Day at the ago of 47. She leaves a husband, two daughters and two sons. The funeral took place on Monday at tho Aberdare Cemetery, the Rev 1'. Thomas, Ynyslwyd, officiating. The mourners were: -1st coach, Husband; David John and Morgan Lewis, eons; Thomas Thomas .brother; Evan Pow- ell and Thomas Thomas, cousins; 2nd coach. J. Thomas, D. Thomas, E. Thomas, Tom Gale, nephewsf David Williams, cousin; 3rd coach. Mr. Lewis, brother-in-law; H. G. Mack- enzie, W. Jones, and Mr. Thomas. Wreaths were given b; :—(1) Husband and family; (2) Mrs. J. Lewis, niece, Cardiff; (3) Lily and Jack, Abor- aman; 4 Mr:3. Mackenzie and family, Aberaman.
CWMAMAN. YOU will be pleased after calling at JAY'S. DEATH.On Monday evening Mr. D. Llewelyn Evans passed away at his residence, 23 Brynhyfryd. Deceased, who was 33 years of age, was the fourth son of the lata Mr. and Mrs. David Evans. He had been in failing health for years. He was n member of the Cwmaman Institute First Bil- liards team. MUSICAL SUCCESS. — At the re- cent examination in pianoforte play- ing held at Cardiff under the auspices of the London College of Music, Mas- ter Evan James Faulkner, ion of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Faulkner 4. Glyn- hafod Street, was successful in pass- ing the primary section. He is the pupii of Miss M. J. Owen, Gwenffrwd, Cwmaman. FOUR, TIMES WOUNDED. — On Cwmaman. Cwmaman. FOUR, TIMES WOUNDED. — On Monday evening, Pte Thos. My. Davies, Gloucester Regiment, third son of Mr. and the late Mrs. T. C. Davies, 11 Railway Terrace, Cwm- aman, arrived at the Oxford military I hospital. Pte Davies had a severe at- tack of pneumonia out in France and was in bed for over 9 weeks. Early in November last hia father visited him in France. He is progressing favourably. He enlisted early m 1!T15, and has been wounded 4 itmes. I ¡ i
Vale of Neath News. 1 PONTNEATHVAUCHAN. j JAY'S easy payment system is easy ¡ for you. EISTEDDFOD.•—On Christmaa Day an eisteddfod was held at Ebeneeer C.M. Mr Lewis I. Moses presided. Adjudicators: Music, Mr. Wm. Row- lands, Resolven; literature. Mr. \\0. Lloyd; prize bags, Mrs. Capt. Willis and Misa M. E. Davies. Maesybedw. Messrs T. Williams and W. B>. Thor- burn were the aoeoinpaniate, while Mr. James R. Griffiths was the sec- retary Awards:-Solo under 12, Doriii Griffiths. Recitation under 12, Dori.s Griffiths. Solo under 16, Bessie Davies. Pianoforte solo, 1 Doris Jones; 2 Maggie Rowlands. Duet under 15, Miss Hutchinson and Millie Price, and Towyn Prosser and friend, equal. Recitation under 14, Rachel Thomas and Doris Griffith equal. Tenor solo. Ton. Synon. Soprano solo. illiss Rosluki Jones. Bass solo, W. Devereaux lAld Ivor Josepn. equal. Verses, Moelwyn Jones. Prize bags. Mrs. D. Howells. Juvenile choir, Pontneathvaughan, under the leadership of Mr. Wm. Ixjwis. Cham- pion -olo, Madam Blodwen Morris.
GLYN NEAln. JAY'S easy payment in fill WHIST DRIVE.-0n Christmas eve a whist drive and dance was held at the Church Institute. Mr. Willie Morgan was the M.C., while -ss Olwen Morris was the accompanist. HOME ON LEAVE.—Pte Stephen R-ees has arrived homo for a few day~; also Pte William Howells, son of Mr and Mrs. John Howells, has come and Mrs. John Howells, has come from France after having been several months in the firing line. SMOKING CONCERT.—On Thurs- day evening at t li,, Lamb and i lag Hotel, a smoker W;¡t" given to welcome Driver Lewis, brri."ton. Mr. Isaac Thomas presided. Mr. Llew. Evans was the ♦ccomp.uust. Several local artistes rendered their services. The hero was presented, and responded with thanks. (XlNCERT.—(hi Thursday evening at the Old Betha/iiChapel, a grand reception conceit was given to Pte Stephen Rees, Pto James Lewis and Pte David Noyle. Mr. David .ow- land", of Newport presided, while Mr W. R. Thorburn ik us the accompanist. Several local people sang and recited. The men were presented by the church, and suitubiv responded. OBITUARY. Mr. David Morris, the eldest SOIl ot Mr. and Mrs. Wil- liam Morris, of Abernant, passed away on Xmas morning at the age of 2,1 i-eais. On Saturday the interment tuok place at Addoldy Churchyard, when Rev Aneuriu Davies officiated Deceased leaves parents and two bro- thers, to whom we. extend our sym- pathy.
CWMCWRACH. YOU will be pleased after calling at JAY'». EISTEDDFOD. -On Xmas Dav an eisteddfod was held at Siloh Chapel. The Rev Albert Evdnb presided. Ad- I judicator of the singing, Mr. Tom Williams, A.C.. literature. Rev J. T. Evans. Awanb: -Recitation, under 12, Miss Thomas, Glyn Neath. Solo under 12. Doris Rees and Olwen Jones equal. Recitation under 16, Miss Thomas. Tenor solo, Messrs. D. Price and D. J. Lewis, equal. Bass solo, Mr. Richard Leach. Sopiano solo, Miss Beatrice Voyeo. Solo for com- petitors oVer .15, Messrs. D. Price and R. Leach, equal; consolation, Mr. P. McCarthy. Quartet, Mr. Gurnos Jones and meads.
HACCAR'S. ABERDARE. This week-«nci. 'Intolerance." A trebly-starred, triumph has been scored by Councillor Haggar this week by his engagement of that vast and prodigious production, "In- tolerance." Patrons should par- ticularly make. iote of this him, and also that tLl-day (Thursday), Friday and Saturday are the last performances. It lias already been witnessed by some thousands of Aberdarians, who one and all de- clare it the grandest spectacle over witnessed. it is, without doubt, a movie of a million marvels and a super-structure 01 cinema work. Mr Haggar has received innumerable congratulations on this engagement, and only regrets that it will have to be taken off on Saturday night. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednes- day of next week, Gail Kano will appear in "Moll my Heart" (in 4 Acts). AUo the 7-part drama, "Saved from the Wreck." Don't miss these .superb t-lar pictures.
CWMDARE FREE MISSION. The sacred r^niata, "Tho Coming of e. UH performed at Elim Vestry on Christmas evening by the. Mission Choir; conductor, Mr. Daniel James. The chairman was Mr. Martin Palmer. The pro- ceeds were in aid of the Missiou Building Fund. The vocalists were the following: Soprano, Miss Win- nie Jones; contralto, Miss Lizzie- Williams tenor, Fred Emlyn Har- ris; bass, IN it). Lewis (Eryr Llwvd). Accompanists. Misses Gwennie Gar- rett and Hilda May Jones. A very pleasant evening was Hpent, the choir singing remarkably well. .0
OBITUARY. I Mrs. Onltwyn Brace. ¡ On Saturday hist Mrs. Brace, 80 Gadlys Road, widow of the late ilev. D. Onlhyyn Brace, former pa.stor oi Bethel (Cong.1) Church, Ti ecynon, passed a way. The inter- j merit took plaet> on Wednesday at the Aberdare Cemetery. The mourners were: Miss Brace, daugh- ter Mr. Ben Braci», son; Messrs. D. Nicholas, brother-in-law; B. Nicholas, )11- and Mrs W. Lloyd, Air and Mrs W. Griffiths, Idris and Len Evan.s. K. B. Mitchell, nephews and nieces; Mr J. Morgan, Swan- sea Miss M. Rees and Nurse War- ing, friends. The Rov. D. Silyn Evans officiated. The L-ite Mrs. Brace was in her 70th year, and was a member of Sj". (Cong.) Church.
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ABERDARE POLICE COURT. On Wednesday, before Messrs. R. A. Griffith (Stipendiary), F. W. Mander, J. H. Powell and William Rees.
Aberaman Publican and His Friends Wm. Williams, Geo. Wm. JloUbs, Edwin Hobbs & Christopher HoTToa were charged with oflences under the Liquor Control Board Orders. Mr W. Thomas defended, and said that Williams, who was the landlord of the Beaufort Arms, and two of the defendants, were home on Xmas leave, and had now returned to their regiment. P.S. Poolman said that on Dec. 13th, at 4.15 p.m., he visited the public-house in question. He knocked at the front door and found it locked. It was opened by Mrs. Williams. When he entered she asked him to go into the taproom, but hearing voices lie passed into the parlour, and on entering that room he saw the landlord seated at the table, on which was a large jug (about 1 a gal.), full of beer; also 5 glasses full of beer, and a large half gal. jug empty. Near the table two civilians and two soldiers were seated—Geo. Wm. Hobbs, 95 Brook St., Aberaman; Edwin Hohhs, 27 C'owhridge Itoad, Cardiff; Gun- ner Christopher Hobbs, 67 Pont- canna Street, Cardiff, and Sergt. Albert F. Hobbs, Cowhridge Road, Cardiff. They stated that they were all brothers. Witness questioned the landlord, who replied: "I am having a drink with a few friends." The other defendants said they came up to see Mr. Williams, whom they had not seen for many years. It was explained that one of the defendants had not been served with a summons. By Mr. W. Thomas: The parlour was sometimes used for private purposes. Witness did not know whether the Hobbs' were old school- mates of Williams. Mr. Thomas addressed the Bench admitting the offence and expressing the regret of the defendants for what had occurred. The soldiers, including the landlord, were home on Xmas leave. The Bench recognised there were mitigating circumstances and im- posed fine, of 2013..f.3cl.I only.
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Young Couple's Separation. David Henry Bray was summoned by his wife, Lizzie Bray, Regent Street, Aberaman, for de-sertion. Mr W. T. Howell appeared for the wife and Mr W. Thomas for the husband. The parties were married in June, 191., and defendant left her last September. They lived with her sister, defendant not hav- ing provided a home for her. There was one child. Defendant was a discharged soldier and was now em- ployed by a baker.—The case was adjourned for 2 months, defendant to pay 20s. a week to his wife in the meantime.
Fond of Music. Young Man's Strange Behaviour. Joseph Newby Henry, 2 Maldwyn Terrace, Gadlys, 20 years of age, was summoned for being found on enclosed premises for an unlawful purpose. Mr W. Thomas defended. P.C. Banks deposed that. at 6.15 on the 18th ult. he saw defendant in Maldwyn Lane, and watched him. Defendant climbed the wall between No. 2 and No. 3 Maldwyn Terrace, and proceeded to the window of No. 3. The blinds was not drawn and defendant looked in through the window. He then walked back to- wards an outhouse, remained there for a moment, and returned to the window. Witness then opened the garden door and approached defend- ant, who attempted to run away, but witness caught him. In reply to a question as to what his game was, defendant said: HJt is all right, sir. I got into the garden to listen to the music." Defendant had no boots on his feet, and the ground was sodden at the time,. Witness took him into the house where defendant had been peeping, and there was Mr John Jones, the tenant, with two other men, one of them playing a cello. Mr. Jone<s lent the defendant a pair of boots to enable the constable to take him to the police station.
John Jones gave evidence to the effect that defendant was brought into the house by the constable. Witness had not missed anything. The defendant was callerfand ex- plained that he was a railway fire- man, the son of Mrs Henry and uio late Rov. Joseph Henry, 2 Mael- gwyn Terrace. On the evening in question he went out to the back and heard the strains of music. He also heard the murmur of voices and crossed the wall to see who was playing the instruments. He had a passion for music, and he had had no music at his house since his father died, and consequently he ¡ was very down-hearted. With re- gard to bare feet, he had had his I father's slippers on, but they had slipped off. I The Stipendiary said the defend- ant's movements were very suspic- ious and very mysterious, but the Bench felt some doubt as to whether he was in the garden for any unlaw- ful purpose. It was difficult to be- lieve that this Paul Pry went to his neighbour's premises and risk an attack of influenza merely to peep through and listen to the tinkling of a piano. The defendant acted very foolishly, and he had no business to be tilery, and he must pay the oests-14s.