ABERDARE POLICE COURT. On Wednesday, January 8th, Itefore Mr. R. A. Griffith (Stipen- fliary), Messrs. Frank Hodges and F. W. Mander. New Constables. Three new additions to the local Police Force, viz., Bumford Owen, W. T. Roberts and Richard Evans, were sworn in by the Clerk. Wanted to be Locked Up.—Two charges of being drunk and disorder- ly were preferred against Margaret Harwood. P.C. Oliver Hunt said that at 11.10 on the 4th inst. he was on duty in the Aberdare Police Station when he heard kicking at the door. When he opened the door the defendant rushed in, cursing and swearing, and insisted on being locked up. She was thereupon de- tained for the night. P.C. Hum- phreys said that on Jan. 6th he saw the defendant in Commercial Street. She was very drunk. There were previous convictions, and she was ordered to pay 6s. in respect of each oflence. Llwydcoed Inn's Midnight Cus- tomers.—Daniel Jones, landlord of the Miners' Arms, Llwydcoed, was charged with supplying intoxicants during prohibited hours, and »»in. J ones, David Jones (the landlord's son) and Edward Thos. James were charged with aiding and abetting. Mr. A. J. Prosser 4 Messi-6. C. and W. Kenshoie and Preiser) defend- ed.—P.S. Lew-is, Trecynon, said that on Thursday, Dec. 2f>th, from com- plaints received, he, in company with P.C. Banks, kept the Miners' Arms, Llwydcoed, under observation from 11.15 p.m. to 11.50 p.m. At 11.30 p.m they were standing out-1 side tho kitchen window. There was loud talking inside.1, and he heard one of the ni, n saving, "Come on Dai, let's have another, then I'm off." Witness saw the defendant David Jones go from the kitchen to- wards the bar. P.C. Banks then went to the bar window. Shortly afterwards witness saw David Jones return, carrying fromething in his hand, and witness saw him place it on the table. At 11.50 the defend- ant Edward Thos. James came out through the side door. P.C. Banks caught hold of him and witness asked, "What do you mean by being (411 licensed premises this time?" He replied: "I was only having a quiet drink with the son." Both officers went into the kitchen, and there were Win, Jones, David Jones and a israall boy, sitting down. Two half pint measures and a jug were on the table, a little being in each measure, and fresh froth in the jug. David Jones was questioned, and lie I replied "1 can do what 1 like in my own kitchen. You should come in through the front door." While they were talking the licensee and his wife came in, and they were told they would be reported. The land- lord said he knew nothing about it, and that he mid oniy just come back from Aberdare, adding that he did not think there was any harm in it. The officers then left the house. It was 112.30 midnight when the defendant -%Vm. Jones left.—Mr Prosser cross-examined witness at some length, after which P.C. Banks corroborated the evidence of the Sergeant. M-. Prosser addressed the Bench, stating that his defence was a denial that any beer was supplied after 9 p.m. In the course ot his remarks he said he did not know much about beer and the serv- ing of beer, but he submitted it Tvae unusual to bring r. jug of beer to the table, and also half pint glasses. If .a jug were brought "tots" were generally used for drinking. Sti- pendiary: You seem to know a good deal about it after all. (Laughter.) —The defendant Daniel Jones was
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Travelling Second Class with Third Class Pass. Thos. Owen, Aberaman, answered two summonses for travelling on tho T.Y.R. in a second-class com- partment without paying a fare in extvwH of a third-class ticket.. Mr A. J. Prosser prosecuted for the T.V.R. Co., and Mr. W. Thomas de- fended.—J^rneat Gough said he was a special ticket examiner, residing at Cardiff. He knew the defendant, and knew that he held "a third-class traders' ticket, Treherbert to Aber- dare. On Dec. 17th he saw the de- fendant at Pontypridd, and kept him under observation. Owen travelled 3rd class to Abercynon, but got into a 2nd class there and travelled in a 2nd class compartment to Aber- aman. Defendant passed the ticket collector ut Aberaman, and did not offer any excess fare. Witness fol- lowed and asked him for his ticket. Owen searched his pockets but found he had left his pass at homo. The pass was quite in order for 3rd class travelling. Witness drew his atten- tion to the fact that he had travelled in a 2nd class compartment and in- timated to him that he would be re- portoo.-By Mr. W. Thomas: The trains were rather crowded on that day, but there was sutticient room on the train in question. Three empty couches were being attached to the Cardiff portion at Abercynon. The cxce&a fare waB 6d. Herbert Wil- liams, passenger guard, T.V.R., said ho wa« on the 5.40 ex-Cardiff train on Dec. 16th. The defendant got into a 2nd class compartment at Abewvymon on that date also, and did ait tender the excess when he passed out at Aberaman. Peter Williams, signalman, and Austin It. Morgan gave further evidence.—Mr >V. Thomas addressed tiie Court on behalf of hia client, and said that ths trains were very full on those dates. If Mi1. Owen had been asked for the excess he would have paid it willingly. The T.V.R. Co. were very punctilious in this matter. He (Mr. Thomas) knew of instances where lot class passengers had to crave! in third class compartments but no concessions were made in those oases, The Bench inflicted jDt of 10. for each offence. Prioc of Sweets. Mary Anne Howells wae charged with selling sweetmeats at more that the maxi- mum. grice, and Rees Davies witlr aiding and abetting. — Mr. W. R. Morga* prosecuted and Mr. J. D. Thomas defended. F. I. George, Food Inspector, gave evidence as to buying tweets at the shop which were flold at am excessive price.—Mr J. 1). Thomas explained that Rees Dariea was a cousin to MT6 Howells. Be wa« a discharged soldier and had on!r tilfa commenced serving at the •sno-p.—-Mrs. Howells was fined 20a. tn-ti Davies 10s. Warm Broad.-Mary Drew, Aber- nnaaiu was chailmd with selling new broad, and John Drew and Dorothy Drew frith aiding and abetting.—Mr W. R. M*rgaa prosecuted and Mr J. D. Tkottias defended. Arthur DsbWes (9) said he went to Drew's shop fer foreza and on bis way home ■vvii« ae £ *3tie4 It,. a constable.—P.O. f Aberaman, stated that he 'sø w the bread in the possession of the bey. It was quite warm.—The cate jjga inst John Drew was with- drawn, aDd in view of mitigating circtuBataotJes the summonses agawt the others were dismissed on paywMit of costs. Women at War.—Martha Seymour was summoned for assaulting Louisa Strange, who complained that Mrs Seymour struck her with a bucket. —Both women, who are from Aber- aman, were bound over to Keep the peace. Brothers at Variance. — George Thomas was charged with assault- ing his brother, Arthur Thomas.— Mr. Prosser (Messrs Kensnoie and Prosser) appeared tor complainant, and Mr W. Thomas for detendant.- Defendant was bound over to keep the peace.
MIRWAINI, J. M. EVANS, Can en S-ect. Aber- dare, is having a Clearance Sale Next Saturday. Come and get what you want at reduced prices. THE SHOPPING event of primary importance is the Victory Bargain Sale at the Bee Hive, Victoria Square, Aberdare, to-morrow (Fri- day). Secure some of the Bargains in Choice Furs, Winter Coats MiJlm- ery and Blouses offered at Half-Price or less. Visit the Bee Five early to- morrow.
CWMDARE. THE SHOPPING event of primal y importance is the Victory Baigain Sale at the Bee Hive, Victoria Square, Aberdare, to-morrow Fri- day). Secure some of the Bargains 111 Choice Furs, Winter Coate Miilm- ery and Blouses offered at Half-Price or less. Visit the Bee Hive early co morrow. J. M. EVANS, Canon Street, Aber- i dare, is having a Clearance Sale Next Saturday. Come and get what you njivaut at reduced nrioev. GOBAITH £ .M; — On New Year's Eve a meal tea was Lei vestry by the young people. At the tables were Misses L. Williams, KaLe, Williams, O. Kent, M. A. Thomas, L. Roberts, E. Thomas, M. Davies, M. Jones. Carver, Mr. M. 1. Levis. The secretary was Miss Annie Lacy, as- sisted by Mapter Tittiii Griffiths.
LLWYDCOED. J. M. EVANS, Cunon Street, Abb" daro, is having a Clearanc.e Sale Next Saturday. Come and get what you want at reduced prices. THE SHOPPING event of primary importance is the Victory Bargain Sale at the Bee Hive, Victoria Square, Aberdare, to-morrow Frl- day). Secure some of the Bargains m Choice Furs, Winter Coats, Milliu- ery and Blouses offered at Half-Price or less. Visit the Bee Hive early to- morrow.
TRECYNON. DONT delav. but oall at JAY. J. M. EVANS, Canon Street, Abe-- dare, is having a Clearance Sale Next Saturday. Come and get what you want at reduced prices. ENGLISH WESLEYAN.-On New Year's Eve a social gathering and tea was held in the above church. The superintendents of the tea were frd. Cousins, and Mi's Wyatt. The tables were presided over by Mrs. Darby and Mrs. Jonos, Mrs. Parsons and Mrs. Lewis, Misses Williams and Cousins, lea makers, Mr. Lewis and Mr. R. Hopkins. Secretaries, Messrs Gwilym Kevill and H. Cousins. Treasurer, Mr. R. Hopkins. The fo- lowing contributed items at the con- certs Messrs. Tom Wyatt. Prothero Davies, A. Cousins, and J. Arnold, Misses Sandford and B. Francis. Mi. A Cousins presided.
CADL YS. DON'T delay, but call at JAY. OBITUARY.—On Friday last after a long illness, Mr. W. T. Davies, 4 Gadlys Road, passed away at the age of 63 years. The funeral took place on Wednesday at Penderyn Church- yard. The mourners were:—Mrs. Davies, widow; Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Daviee, son; D. 'F. Davies, grand- Hon; Miss H. Rees, Mr. and Mrs. M. Miles, Mre. Paine, Mr. and Mrs. Tar- get Ure. Richards, Hessrs. John Richards, J. M. Rees, Ll. Jones, ii. Williams, Mrs. Morgan, Rhigos, Mr. and Mr: R. Jones. Penywain and Mr. F. Hayter, cousins, nephews and nieces. The Rev. H. Thomas, B.A., officiated at the house, and the rector of Penderyn at the graveside,
ABERDARE. THE SHOPPING event of primary impoj^ance is the Victory Bargain Sale at the Bee Hive, Victoria Square, Aberdare, to-morrow (Fn- dav). Secure some of the Bargains in Choice Furs, Winter Coats. Millin- ery and Blouses offered at Half-Price or less. Visit the Bee Hive early to- morrow. J. M. EVANS, Canon Street, Aber- dare, is having a Clearance Sale Next "Siturday. Come and get what you want at reduced prices. MISSION. At Tabernacle Cong. Chapel this week a New Year's Mis- sion is being conducted by the Rev. Keri Evans, M.A.. Carmarthen. The ingi; were organised by the Abei- dare Free Church Qouncil. Bible studies are being conducted by the rev gentleman in the afternoons. WAR HEROES CONCERT.—Mr. T. Glyndwr Richards' concert party, Mountain Ash, were responsible for the excellent programme at the Pal- ladium on Sunday evening, when here was a crowded house. During the interval Mr Richards presented the following soldiers with, the usual ■?ift«: Pte J. T. Howell*, 15th Welsh; L-Cpl T. M. Davies, M.G.Co (prisoner of war); Pepper D. S. Evans R.E.; Col D. J. Drew R A.M.C.; Pte« G. Pritcharrl. 5th Welqh; W. P. Morris, '"■h Welsh: TT. W. 14th Welsh: C. Cole. 18th Welsh; W. G. Jenkins, Lab. Co.; G. Cross, M. Jun Co. (prisoner of war); S. Jones, fith Welsh; C. Mills, 15th Welsh.
ABERNANT. J. M. EVANS. Canon Street, Aber- dare, is having a Clearance Bale Next Saturday. Come and get what you want at reduced prices.
:jÕ!> -£ Jjt; A Quuk Seeing Period for a Uw Days. Yw can save Money by Buying Now- | UR ANNUAL I s v l&, V I WINTER SALE T V JL i i 'U JU iU I Commerces FMDAY, JANUARY 10th, 1919. I iitcoru Values! J,,Poadable Qualities! Immense Variety! || | We i nil a who e jm- the various Choice Articles which arc going so I j cheap I | „ luiuiinery. I „ tiloves. i heap Hosiery. „ Blouses. „ Underwear. &c, &e. Cheap Furs II „ Household Goods. It „ Furnishing Goods, n g We i si'ic.r this Sale to h, the Greatest we have ever held. Cut, Cut, Cut has been ur Pia., regardless of wh it the goods are worth, and what they cost. the result m tllLt: lut of B,ig.iitt-, Wiikh will surprise you. It will be a metry time tor sh.;ppiiik, a»d we advise >ou to be one of the eaily visitors. So oou't forget HIDAY, JANUARY lOtti, 1919. L'aI' '1IR8W' ij K. P. Jones Sc Co. Card if; S & Market St., ABERDARE. 1I.'L.l"¡':118 I ;T
CWMBACH. J. M. EVAINS, Canon Street, Aber- dare, is having a Clearance 8alo :Next Saturday. Come md get That you waut at. reduced Drices. THE LONDON HOUSE, Aber- aman, Bargain Sale starts to-morrow (Friday). Numerous delightful Bar- gains in Winter Coats, Costumes. Millinery, Blouses and Furs, may be obtained, but an early vi..3it is es- sential.
ABERAMAN. DON'T delay, but call at JAY. THE LONDON HOUSE, Aber- aman, Bargain Sale starts to-morrow (Friday). Numerous delightful Bar- gains in Winter Coats, Costume. Miliinery, Blouses and Furs, may I be obtained, but an early visit i-i er, sential. J. M. EVANS, Canon Street, Aber- dare, is having a Clearance Sale Next Saturday. Come and get what you want at reduced prices. WEDDING. — A pretty -wedding1 was solemnised at the Parish Church, Abeidare, on New Year's Day. The parties were Miss Elsie Harford, 23 Curre Street, daughter of Mr. W. Harford, Aberaman, and Mr. George M. Edwards, 42 Old Traruroad, Hir- wain. The best man was Mr. Willie Harford. The Rev. D. J. Will", M.A., vicar of Hirwain, officiated. The breakfast was taken at the bride's parents' home, 89 Cai-cliff I Hoad. The Vicar and M, D. W. James were present. TIIE ANNUAL SUPPlR siven by Mr. Arthur Norton, General Man* ager of the Grand Theatre, was heiJ on New Year's ETC at the Thou* rc. There were about 150 guests present. The cat; rer *-»s Mr. J. Dr?*. Mr. Tom Bowen presided at tiie- -'Ntt't.rt, supported by Mr. John Palmar. Tha appended contributed to tjie h«r- many:—Nt>n and Neliie Hunt, Wn Thomas, Miss Lilian Carter, J. Wil- liams, Sam Miles. Selections veie rendered by Mr W. P k' glee partI, The party included Messrs D Hughes, J. Davies, R. M. Evans. J. Taimyr, & T M Lloyd. The M.C.'h of the dane- ing was Mr. S Miles, whilst the Grand Theatre's orchestra playod under the direction of Mr. Bert Phil- lips. OBITUAKY.—Margaret ÃaD Kent, seeond daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bon Kent, 8 Gamblyn Place, passed away suddenly on Thursday. She -was six years of age. Much sympathy is fek with the parents. The funeral took place on Monday at tho Aberuoi.* Cemetery. The Rev. J. L Phillips, curate, officiated. Monrnere:—ist coach. Father, Dd. Kent. grand- father; Jenny Kent, sister; I). ±^. Kent, David Edwards. James Pear- son, and Thomas R. Davies, uncles; 2nd eoach, Edward Edwards, Josepn Kent, Daniel Jones, William Wil- liams. uncles; George Neale, friend. Wreaths were received from:—Fam- ily; Auntie Gert and George; Cousin Vfill; S. Mark's Sunday School; Bessie and Reeeie Morgan, sei^iv- bours. The undertaker was Mr. J. Zachariah, Aberdare. YNYSIAVYD (B >—On New Tear s Day, under the auspices of the Women's Guild. a "Peace Tean was given to the children followed by a concert at which the discharged sol- diers of the chapel were each pre- sented with a iJl Treasury Note. The Hev. T. Thomas, B.A., pastor, pre- sided. A pianoforte sok> was riven by Mr. Butler, ci Cardiff Rd Song 8 by Mr. Evan Evans and Miss Maggie Williams, the accompanist being Air Watkin Morgans. Recitations by Mr W. R. Evans, lfy. Stephens. Air. Evan Evans, and Mies B. Williams. Presentations were made by lady members to the followingEx-Sergt J. Parry, Aberaman; Ex-Pte I. C Evans, Abera maa j Bx-Pte G. Rich- ards Abcratunn; # Ex-l'to D. 11. Parry, Abernant. Speeches wero made by some of the churc-h members, to which the soldiers fespondod. lien Wlad fy Nhadan" \v;!sundered by Mr. Evan Evans.
CWMAMAN DON'T delay, but call fit JAY. FOR ASTHMA, bronchitis, tight- chost, difficulty of bri-athing, try .Emrys' Cough-Ease. It cuts tho phlegm and clears the tubes. THE CHIEF ATTRACTION for our economical womanhood this week is centred at the Emporium Victory Sale, where itit kinds of Bar- gains in Drapery taay bo obtained. To get the Bargains jmm want, pay the Emporium, Cwuaaman, an early visit to-morrow (Friday^. J. M. EVANS, Canon Street, Aber- dare, is having a Clearance Sale -.Next Saturday. Come and get. what you want at reduced prices.. PULPITS. On Monday morning the RevB. W. 1). Morris, Soar C.M.. and H- P. Jenkins, Saron (Cong.), Aberaman, exchanged pulpita. The Rev. J. Lewis, Hebron, occupied the ,JIllpit of Moriah Aman (C.). whilst ho Rev. E. J. owl-,r., Cwmaman, of- ficiated at Hebron. AIR RIFLE.Ou Tuesday week a match took place between the Cwm- aman Crusiidei>i (jimiors) and the Aberaman Athletic at fcha former s range. The Ciusaders won by four points, the scores being:.—C-rusaders: T. Jones. U2; S. W. Hughes, 32; W. T. Evans, 28; Wm. Williams, 31; M. Evans, 30; 1>. M. Edwards, 30; Johnny Morse, 29; H. Davies, 26; D. Thomas, 02; J. Mom; (capt.). 34; total, 30i. Athletic: L. Jones, 31; W. Stephens, 29; It. Bishop, 31; .1. Williams, 32; J. Roberts, 18; W. J. i Llewellyn, 33; Geo. Probcrt 33; N. 1 Neale, 33; A. Berrv, 30; F. Bishop, j 30; total, 300. PRESENTATION.- On Thursday a meeting was held at the local branch of the Cwmbaeh Co-op Soc- < iety, Ltd., Mr. John f.»lewellyn, the manager presiding, ici honour Mr. John Rees Davies, deputy manager, aud the new manager ot Abercrave Co-operative Society. On behalf of himself and employees the chairman handed over to Mr. Davi&i a very handsome suit t-ase as a (oken of the appreciation of the staff. Misa Megan Davies. daughter of Mr. Davien, was also presented with a valuable book. Miss Muriel Walters, chairman's niece, making the presentation. Mr Davies thanked the doriora on behalf of himself and child. Addresses wero delivered by Messrs John Davies (senior assistant), Hugh Wil- liams (cashier). T. B. Roberts, and T. W. Pugsley, all of whom expressed their regret at Mr. Davies' departure and wished him Godspeed m his now sphere. Solos were rendered by Misses Anita Phillip* Katie Harris. A. J. Ebeneaer, M. Phillips, M. L. Cunningham, D. J. Hoaie, B. Evans I Messrs. W. Jones, E. Griffiths, W. Thomas, J. holies, Miss Buddug Thomas ,and Miss L,"r;#. Butler. Re- citations (some of which, were topical) were given by Misse* M. Williams. Jane Davies, C-issie Jaimx-j, M. J. Evans, Mrs- S. P. Jones, and Mr. James Williams. PeuiUioK were eung by INIessrs Mynldin Thoma» and J. H. Williams.* Mandoline seLeotiona by Mr. J. llowarr] Thoixm>t. Duet by Measrs J. H. Williaotn and Willie Jones. Mouth organ quartette by Messrs. Willie -,ones, Oavid Jone», Meuria Jones and Gethin Harris. Selections were given by the Co-op Mala Choir under the able conductor- ship of Mr. Joseph Thomas. The oe- ganiser was 1fT:. W. <Toaes.
ABERCWMBOI. J. M. EVANS, CO fttreet, Aber- dare, is kaviag a Clearance Sale Next Saturday. Come and get what you want at reduced prices. THE CHIEF ATTRACTION for our economical womanhood this week is centred at the Emporium Victory Sale, where all kinds of Bar- gains in Drapery may be obtained. get the Bargains you want, pay the Emporium, Cwmaman, an early visit to-morrow (FridaJ)-
MUSICAL SUCCESSES. — -ie Master Samuel Powell, of 5 b}|f Street, Mountain Ash, passed the Junior Honours C,"Inilllll tion in pianoforte playing. Also M1'" ter Ivor Wiltshire, of 38 Dover Str^ j Mountain Ash, successfully Pft8Sfa tho Junior Pass examination, bf in connection with tl^e Musical Id^. u national College, London, which held at Aberdare. Both are pnpite, Mr. S. Weller Morgan, A-V-C. and A.M.I.C., Mountain Ash.
| 1 MOUNTAIN ASH POLICE COUiql 'i- On Thursday, before the Stipend' ary (Mr. R. A. Griffith) and Griffith Evans. ,¡- Coal Theft. Isaac Taylor, h. bourno Street, Matthewsiovvn, \"l summoned for stealing coal, f'1' property of the Penrhiweeibor C°\ lierv. Co.—P.S. Beedle said he defendant on Sunday, December ht. on a truck of coal, with two 110; taking coal, value Is.—Fined 10a. 01 seven days. A Sordid Case.—Margaret Owen, 24 Arthur Street, Miskin, was sui'J' moned for neglecting her seven chi'' dren thereby causing them unne.ce- sary suffering. Mr. Trehearll" (Messrs. Spickt'tt and Son, Ponty- pridd) appoartxl to prosecute on half of the N.B.P.C.C., and Mr i W. Griffiths, Aberdare, defended. Dr. Arthur Jones deposed that l¡t: examined tho children on Decern')''1 5th. They were all dirty, neglectcd- ami ill-dart All had vermin their heads and clothes. The be<^ wero lilthy. The children appeared healthy and well nourished, but tilt" condition under which they were lil" ing would be liahlt) to cause theJll suffering, and witness advised tlwil: removal.—Inspector Frank Grintes' stated that defendant's husbai' was a soldier. Her income from a" sources was C2 19s. (3d. a week. Wit- ness corroborated Dr. Jones' 0\Y donee as to tho state of the houi*' and tho children.—In eross-examiu' ation, the Inspector said there r-a" an eighth child (illegitimate) abolif 12 weeks old.—Private Peter Owen, husband of the defendant, stat-k-li that he was stationed at Wrexham'■ lie was discharged in 1916. lk re-enlisted in 1917, and transforred his pension, and also arranged tlw usual separation allowance. TLl' pension alone was 13s. 9d. per week- and the- allotment about £2 6s. pet' week. In October last he caW home and found the father of thf' illegitimate child in the house, and all tht1 other children filthy. Then his wife disappeared with the baby, without saying where she was goinii Witness obtained an extension of leave, but failed to find his wik, and .reported the matter to the police.—-Cross-examined, he did nor threaten to murder either the mini or his wifo. He offered to forgive everything if the man would pity tu- wards- the child. Defendant, 011 oath, stated that she left the chil- dren because of her husoands threats. She was not addict.ed10 drink. The father of the illegitim- ate child was Joe Soutnerley, Al- bany Street. He was a widower. Stipendiary This is a very disgrace- ful case, for she had not the slight- est regard for her husband or chil- dren, and she had been leading a a immoral lite. She must go to prisou for three monfhH with hard labour, and the man Southerlv iiitist summoned for aiding and abetting- Printed &nd Published IH tb- Printing Works, 19 Cardiff Strec, Aberdare, in the County of (jiA morgan, '*y the Proprietor*, tv Pugb *ad J. L. RovlABd*.
called, and said that he had kept the Miners' Arms for 3 years. W illiam Jones was a cousin to his (witness's) Jones was a cousin to his (witness's) son, and were very friendly. wit- ness had been to Aberaman that evening, and when ho returned was about midnight. The police were in the house at that time. The glasses on the table were quite dry. It was untrue to say there was some beer in them. When ergt. Lewis proceeded to take the vessels away witness reminded him that they were his property. Sergt. Lewis said: "I must show these te the superintendent. "Well," replied witness, "if your evidence is not stronger than empty vessels it isn't up to much." Cross-examined by Super. Rees: He admitted the Ser- geant called his attention to freth in the jug, but hi mess did not notioe any. He did not know where the. Sergeant had obtained the beer produced in Court.—Re-examined by Mr. Prosser: The jug was used for slops, which were given to the pigs. (Laughter.)—>Dd. Jones, the land- lord's son, was called, and swore that no drink was supplied after 9 o'clock.—James, another defend- ant f-aid he had only just been dis- charged from the Army. He was an old pal of the last witness." He "swore by Almighty God" that he did not have a drink that night. He related to the party some of his ex- periences in France. Wm. Jones gave further evidence, stating that ho was related to the landlord, and he spent a good deal of his time there. — The Bench were satisfied that drink had been supplied to Wm. Jones and to James. It was not proposed to inflict heavv penalties ?;s it was Boxing Day. With regard to Jaraos the Bench would make an J allowance in his case because he had be.'ll a way for a long time serving his country and had only just returned. Tho summons against James would bo d^Muissed on payment of costs. The licctifrce would be fined 40s. and Diivti Jones and Wm. Jonoo 20s. ("I
THE SHOTTING event cf primary importance is the Victory Bargain Sale at the Bee Hive, Victoria Bq\iore, Aberdare, to-morrow tilri day). Secnro some of the Bargains m Choice Furs, Winter Coats Millm- ery and Bloutes offered at Half-Price or less. Visit the Bee Hive early to- morrow.