WILLIAM DAVIES S Co/s ——— ANNUAL ——— WINTER SALE is I%T 40 'VV c:lo INT There are being offered some of the most astounding Bargsahe ever put before the Public, Everf line will be substantially reduced, and ALL GOODS ARE NEW AND UP- TO-DAIE,. Genuine Reductions in Blouses, Lace Goods, Ribbons, Hosiery, Gloves, UcibreUaa, Underclothing, Corsets, Ladies' Coats and Costumes, Furs., Dress Materials, Furnishing and Household Drapery, Blankets, Quilts, Flannelettes, Gentlemen's, Boys, and Youth's Overcoats ALL MILLINERY TO BE CLEARED AT HALF-PRICE, j All Oddments Cleared at Immense Reductions every Wednesday, throughout the Sale. Victoria Buildings, Pontardawe. PUBLIC HALL PONTARDAWE. Thursday Evening, Feb. 19, 1914 Grand Miscellaneous Concert by the pontardaiDe mate Voice party Conducted by Mr. DAVID DANIEL, Assisted by the following Star Artistes MISS CARRIE LANCELEY (The Famous Australian Soprano), MR., JOHN COATES (The Great English "Caruso"), MR. POWELL EDWARDS (The Popular Welsh Baritone), MR. GEORGE KENDALL (The Celebrated Elocutionist and Humourist), At the Piano, Mr. T. J. DAVIES, A.R.C.O. Chairman: F. W. GILBERTSON, Esq., J.P. Admission, Reserved and Numbered, 5s. and 3s. Unreserved 2s. and Is. Concert to eom- mence at 7.30. Seats may be booked and tickets ob- tained from members of the choir, or from the secretary,—■ W. THOMPSON DAVIES, Grove-r o a d, Pen tarda we. BOOK EARLY. f GRANL THEATRE A. SANb, ————— F. Mouillot. Lessees. The Exors. of the lato T. Bvrne. Resident Manager Mi. Monday, January 26th, 1914 8 For Six Nights at 7-30, and Matinees—Saturday, Jan. 31st, 1914 At 2-30. Alban B. Limpus' Company, including Mary Forrester and S ephen T. Ewart, in BELLA DONNA By Robert Hichens and James Bernard Fagan. Week commencing February 2 nd- OFFICER 666 USUAL PRICES Seats reserved by telephone and not paid for cannot be kept after the advertised time of commencing the play ￼ OLYMPIC CINEMA, ZK- Resident Manager Mr, Arthur Eldon. .oII' Continuous Perforniar.Cs 7 to 10..30 p.m. roors open, 6*30 At Every Performance during the Week, 1 The Vivaphono Sinking- Pielnro* TO-NIGHT, a Grand Two-Part "Vitagraph" Drama— nn T3Uf 'W-?' ?ST? T- '?.?' ? -s- r"r' -o? y J8L JMsL-KLN JL ?L<.?rJ?a .? -?. -s-? A ?..? .:? And our usual Interesting Series of Pictures. Trams Pass the Doors. Pricc?—3d., Gd., and Is. A ?? P' ?-?'??''???'? ?B'?r?? -? JTBJE C? ?? ? t L-f?\-? ?? Pon..tarda.e- Proprietor "Williams. The House of Unrivane d Merit. ('ham;" of p)'os;rnmme a woo'' The House of Unrivalled Merit. Entire ohangR of programme twice a woo' Renowned for Star Pictures and First Class Varieties. Popular Prices: 3d., Gd. and 9d. —oaa—B—esBBPaawL aTiaia'MiwnaaacgwKWCTVJScv PREMIER CINEMA PREM1E4R C",IIEMOm Proprietors Messrs. Matlsias or Manager 1\1,. Temple Evans The only AII-Sar Picture Uotuse in the Yancy. ￼ CHANGE OF PROGRAMME MODA YS AND THURSDAYS. Tip-up Chairs in every part of the Building. Pictures absolutely Flickerlos#. The Hall is properly Heated and Ventilated. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 23rd and 24th— 1 The Black Circle A CINES Drama in Three Parts, also a VITAGRAPH DrJma- Tl C a f) hC\ 1:} T, ,,J The Curse of the Golden Land And a Fine Programme of other Fictures. Prices of Admission — 3d., 6d. and 9^. f Matinee every Wednesday Morning for Nightmen. MATINEE FOR CHILDREN ON SATURDAY AT 2-30 Prices for Children—id. and 2d. Full Programme. —Ill HUM I ■mil — —. ——— Ltd AUCKLAND? Ltd? The Largest Boot Cc Shoe Merchants in Wa?.es. The Best Value in SLOCVC;] ID no LhrOiii' Tatiier. :n ¡; I, e I a. h d Square Toe .-t >ck- t-,1, (lit l I'ri !l ? t' Waterproof. eri 1 for a pair now. Mention wI ic!i leather, shape an I size. O11 reccip: of P 0 O. for 8/6, we, will send by return of post carriage paid. Auckland Ltd., HIGH S?EET, SSMSV SWANSEA Ir. Leslie E. Bern Architect, Surveyor, and Valuer, Respectfully begs to announce that he has started Business at Ystalyfera and Gorseinon, and is prepared to carry out any work in the above branches. Consul- tations daily at the following Addresses— The Square, Gorseinon Tynywern, Ystalyfera Having attributed Ids insolvency to losses on horses, it was elicited from :1 dohfor at Inswich Baukn'.ptcy-conrt that he had had two hordes, the first of which cost him the other guineas. The Revival of Roller Skating being now an accomplished fact THE L.B. SKATING RINK, PONTARDAWr. WILL BE OPEN EACH EVENING, MONDAY TO SATURDAY (Inclusive) From January 5th, 1914, from 7.30 to 10 p.m. DANCING ON SKATES EVERY THURSDAY EVENING. Admission and Skates, Sixpence. Late 'buses leave for Morriston, Neath and Ystalyfera each evening. Late trains on Saturdays for Swansea at 10.10 p.m., and Ystalyfera, Gwys, and Prynaramnn at 11.30 p.m. 1 An Ideal Floor and Beautiful Music-
I WW Corner Shop. t + .+ ♦ Castle and Temple Streets, t J SWANSEA. f Id. THOMASi Jeweller, ,t 3 Jeweller, 1 i Has REMOVED to temporary premises at T 1 26a Castle Street I ♦ j Absolute Clearance of all Stock i Great Reductions in every t 1 Department "t ♦ i —~ — 1 Gymry, Cofiwch am y Cymro. f §
TREBANOS' FIRST LABOUR COUNCILLOR KILLED IN CLYDACH COLLIERY. I "Whilst following his employment as a collier at Hills' Cwdwncadu Colliery, Clydach, on Tuesday, David Wm. Davies, of New-road, Trebanos, was killed bv a fall of roof. The news plunged the people of the whole dis- trict into deep gloom, as the deceased was one of the best known residents in the district. He was a native of Tre- Lanos, and 63 years of age. He com- menced working in a colliery at 10 years a,of age, and had worked at Hills' Col- liery for 27 years. He leaves a widow, four sons and one daughter. They are Miss Mary Davies, Messrs. Dd. Davies, Wm. Davies, loan Davies, and Gomer Davies, assistant master at the Holborn ,(L.C.C.) School. Of somewhat retiring disposition, de- ceased was a man of many parts- Al- ° though he held a colliery manager's certifieate and various other certificates gained in connection with technical instruction, he was not the type to seek to command, and had never heldaJ position his attainments enabled him to hold. Honest and straightforward, "he was respected by all as a man pos- sessing the courage of his convictions. When the Rev. T. J. Jenkins left the'district, deceased was put forward .,as a candidate for the Pontardawe Rural District Council, and was elect- He served <on that body about two years, but in the subsequent election he was narrowly defeated owing to a split Labour vote. He was a total abstain- J er and a prominent Rechabite, being a Past Chief Ruler of the local lodge; he was a trustee of the Pheasant Bush Friendly Society, and a faithful mem- ber of the Gellyonen Unitarian Chapel. He was a bard of some distinction, but rarely published any of his poems. Heartfelt sympathy is expressed on all hands with the family in their sudden and tragic bereavement. The funeral takes place at Gellyon- en on Saturday afternoon. An inquest was held at Gosen Vestry on Thursday afternoon, when a verdict of "Acciden- tal death" was returned. ♦♦♦♦« 111'
Association Football YSTRADGYNLAIS v. MOND 2nds, Last Saturday Ystradgynlais enter- tained Mond II. in a League game be- fore a good "gate." Mond won the toss and selected to play down the slope. The homesters were soon aggressive, and kept the visitors on the defense. After about 15 minutes' play T. Preece scored the only goal of the match with a hard drive at close range, giving the Mond goalie no chance. Mond tried hard for an equaliser, but could not break the home defence. The second half was inclined to be a little rough, the referee having to warn two of the Mond players and an Ystradgynlais man about the way they were tackling each other,—The best players on the home side were J. Powell, H. Evans, A. Hood, C. Watkins. F. Austin also gave a good account of himself in his first League game. <
I RECORD SALE naWBanMnMMMMBMHHHnHMHUDMnllna I NOW Proceeding at j CECIL'S BARGAIN. STORES, B???*? ￼ T ????Mt A B ?? ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ ?'?c????? 36, Castle Street, B ??!!Br 8? )??. ?'?)? ￼ ￼ ￼ Ss;?N?7" ??LY?3r???IE? ?.? Fancy and Heavy Drapery, Men's, Youths', and Boys' Clothing at Giving-Away Prices. SEE WINDOWS SEE WINDOWS Note only Address- Cecil's Bargain Stores ,I b <1') 36,* Castle Street, Swansea 'I.w Jt. \4. U y Ii ¡¡..w.,¡¡,¡¡'¡¡' !u, Observe Every Article a Bargain. V U ç. L d 1. 11 q LV C¡. ?" 4. d..
PONTARDAWE and ALLTWEN GLEANINGS I [BY BIRKS.] Alltwen is sheltered from the east wind. Some people have all the luck! The old Union offices, like Gold- smith's celebrated village, are now deserted. There has been no wedding at the new registry office as yet, but they are getting ready for it, and it will take place on Saturday morning. The Union and Council Financial Committees met in the new offices for the first time on Monday The ratepayers of Pontardawe have every reason to be proud of the new building, but what about the hundreds of other ratepayers in the district- Ystradgynlais ratepayers, for instance? The reason why the formal opening of the offices has been postponed is due to the High Wycombe strike. The fur- niture is being made there. "J.P." asks the following questions Who is the owner, or who are the own" ers of the St. Peter's Church school- room ? Not having access to the trust deed of this building we are unable to say, but we believe that the building was dedicated to the pe, or of Pontar- dawe at one time. The R.A.O.B. lodges intend holding a grand concert next month, the pro- ceeds of which will be handed over to Mr. W. Williams, of Trebanos, who has been unable to work for the last 12 months. Have you noticed the enterprise of the Male Voice Party in securing ar- tistes of world wide reputation for their forthcoming concert? The gardeners of the upper part of Trebanos are, breathing freely again. In less than a week the sewerage works gang has completed the laying of the pipes under the gardens. Given another week's fine weather and the grinding of teeth of the gar- deners in the lower portion will cease also. The whole of the work is likely to be completed within six months. It is interesting to hear that the committee of the Alltwen and Pontar- dawe Co-operative Society have asked the C.W.S. to conduct their stocktak- ing and audit for the present quarter. Such thing spell progress with a capital P. The marriage will take place on Saturday at the Registry Office of Mr. James Adams, of Quarr-road, and Miss Catherine Ann Williams, of Church- street. Miss Katie Gibbs, of Alltwen, and Mr. W, J. Bevan, of Trebanos, were the respective winners at the Tennis Club whist drive on Thursday evening. The Albitins "bit the dust" at Mor- riston when opposed to the juniors of that place on Saturday by 4 goals to I We. The' homesters are the leaders of iho league. Kontardkwe Rugby play Ammanford at Ammanford to-morrow, and much depends upon the result. Ponty's performance against Swansea on Saturday is dealt with elsewhere. The homesters ought to haive wort, and struck a bad patclv in' not doing so. Mr. Owen Jenkins, Works-road, has been appointed full-time" irtsoranee agent under the InsiiVatie^ Act fey the duties will cover the whole of tliVV Ptoi-t-- ardawe area. Rachel, the 12-year-old daughter rtf the late Mr. Ellis and Mrs. Thomas, of James-street, died on Wednesday, after a long and painful illness. It is saddening to record that this is the fourth death in the family due to the "white scourge." A lecture was delivered at Rhos last (Thursday) evening by the Rev. Jacob, of Fishguard, the subject being "An hour with yfCsop." Pontardawe Institute billiard team will play Morriston Institute on Mon- day next. On their visit to Pontardawe the Morristonians found themselves 90 in arrears at the conclusion. Even the worm will turn, and the present dispute at Messrs. Gilbertson's was expected to materialise months ago. The galvanizing department has ever been the slow coach of the Trade Union movement in Pontardawe, but the old order changeth, giving place to new. I would suggest that the cause of all the pin-prick strikes recently ex- perienced at the works is not the ^-iciousness of the employees or because the workers desire to be idle. Neither are "the men who like to talk" altogether responsible, but if the firm would find the reason the search would not occupy much time. A determined stand will have to be made by the workers of Pontardawe to ensure that in future no man, having reached the respectable age of 40, shall be thrust upon the industrial scrap- heap. In the Swansea Valley Schoolboys' League matches on Saturday, Alltwen Boys defeated Trebanos Boys bv 9 goals to nil; Pontardawe Boys lost to Cwmgorse by 4 goals to nil, and the Higher Elementary Boys drew with Pai-itteg-notliing scored. A wedding of much loca l interest was solemnized at the Neath Presby- terian Chapel on Thursday last, when Mr. Evan Thomas, organist and choir- master of Bethania, Treorchy, former- ly sub-organist at Tabernacle Chapel, was married to Miss Nellie Tweedy, Railway-terr., Alltwen. The bride was attended by Miss Annie Jones, and the duties of best man were carried out by Mr. David J. Thomas. The Rev. Evan H. Jones officiated. The happy couple were the recipients of numerous pre- sents, and after the ceremony they left for London. Summonses have been issued against several of the galvanizers employed at Messrs. Gilbertson's. and are down for hearing on January 30th. It is satisfactory to record that after ha.vmg experienced a severe attack of influenza, Dr. Dahne, the popular j Pontardawe medico, is able to g-èt about again. Diisatisiac.icn is e*coi'oss?d in seme quad-tors that certain names did not appear in the list of Probable and I ossiols J.P.'s i;, this column 'p.st week. MR. ANEURIN REES, F.R.C.O., A.R.C.M. I The many friends and admirers 01 Mr. Aneurin Rees, of Pontardawe, will be pleased to learn of his recent suc- cess in obtaining the F.R.C.O. diploma. He is to be heartily congratulated on his success, as this is one of the most difficult of diplomas to obtain, and he is also one of the youngest F.R.C.O.'s in Wales. Mr. Rees also holds the A.R.C.M. diploma in pianoforte teach- ing. He is a brilliant organist and pianist, and has been declared by some of the leading singers and instrumenta- lists to be one of the finest accompa- nists in South Wales. He has proved himself to be an excellent all round musician of whom Swansea Valley people should feel proud. As a com- poser Mr. Rees has had some remark- able successes. At the last Pontardawe Eisteddfod Mr. Granville Bantock, the eminent composer and critic, highly complimented him on his composition, and in the course of his adjudication remarked that he had an excellent sense of rhythm, and was a most ar- tistic writer. I I PRESENTATIONS. I At the Butchers Arms on Saturday evening Mr. Glyn Thomas, former mechanic at the New Wernddu Col- liery, who leaves Pontardawe for South Africa to-day (Friday) was presented by Mr. Wm" Davies, overman at the colliery, with a purse of gold, sub- iscribed by the officials and workmen. There wos a large gathering over which Mr. -lino. Lewis, manager, presided. A lo?*g programme of songs, etc., was giveVP during the evening, the accom- panist being Mr. Harry Jenkins. On Tuesday evening at the Dillwyn Arms, Mr. Wm. Jones, motor mechanic for Councillor L. W. Francis, was pre- sented with a gold watch on behalf of the members of the Automobile Club and friends. Councillor Francis made the presentation, and Mr. H. J. Bowen (dentist) presided over a crowded at- tendance. Mr. D. J. Rees, F.R.C.O., was tho accompanist, and a most en- joyable evening was spent. Mr. Jones leaves for South Africa to-day. Recently at the Tabernacle Chapel, Mr. Evan Thomas, formerly sub-or- ga,nist at the chapel, was the recipient of a marble clock and baton, sub- scribed for by his numerous admirers and friends on the occasion of his mar- riage. Mr. Dd. Alexander Williams in presenting Mr. Thomas with the ar- ticles, spoke of his excellent character, and the unselfish way in which he had served the church. Amongst others who spoke were Messrs. W. Davies, Victoria Buildings, John Thomas, Morgan Jones Geo. Jones, Edward Edwards, and the Rev. H. S. Williams, who presided. OBITUARY: DEATH OF MR. MOR- GAN DAVIES. At the age of 74, the death occurred at Brecon-road, on Friday, of Mr. Mor- gan Davies, who had been in indifferent health for some time. He was a retired collier, latterly having followed the occupation of jobbing gardener. He leaves a widow and family of five sons and three daughters, viz., Councillor J. M. Davies, Mr. Wm. Davies, Neath Mr. Dd. Davies, Brecon-road Mr. Dan Davies, Victoria Hotel; Mr. T. Davies, Skewen Mrs Harper, Railway-terrace, Alltwen; Mrs. Dan Davies, Alltwen, and Mrs. Dd. Williams, Godre'rgraig. The funeral took place at Alltwen on Tuesday afternoon, and there was a representative gathering, the deceased being held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. The Rev. H. Seiriol Williams officiated, in addition to which there were many ministers from the district present. A QUESTION OF SENIORITY. I As reported in this column a fort- night ago the men employed in the galvanizing department at Messrs. Gil- bertson's works tendered their notices in respect of certain grievances. On Monday last the temper of the men was strained to bursting point by the appointment of a junior workman to a position which the men claim should have been given in order of seniority. The management claimed that they had the right to choose any workman to fill any particular job, but the men dispute this so long as they have amongst them men who are capable of filling the positions. The firm insisted that the man should retain the position he had been appointed to, but the men declined to accept their ruling. When the night shift was about to commence work on Minday the "tankers" downed tools, and sent a deputation to the foreman, Mr. Tom Lewis, and ho was informed that unless their man was allowed to go "dipping" they would stop that particular pot. Mr. Lewis re- plied that if this pot were to be stopped every pot would stop. The "tankers" left their work, with the result that tho whole of the men in that depart- ment were thrown idle. The mills con- tinued to work until Thursday evening, but at 10 o'clock a stoppage was or- dered by the firm owing to stock. About 250 galvanizers are affected and probably more than 450 men, boys and girls employed in the mills have been rendered idle in consequence. Should the dispute continue—and there are several other outstanding grievances—it is probable that the whole of the workers employed at the works will lie idle. There is a splendid spirit of., solidarity displayed by the galvanizers, who are members of the Dockers' Union, and it is hoped that their position will be strengthened this week-end. On Saturday evening at 7 o'clock, a mass meeting of workers will be held at the Public Hall, to discuss the fore- going matter, and others, and it is hoped that every worker will make it his business to be present. FORMATION OF INDUSTRIAL I COUNCIL. A move in the stop towards an amal- gamation of the various Trade Unions employed in the tinpiate trade was made on Wednesday evening of last week, when representatives from Nos. 1 and 2 branches of the Steelsmel- Union and the Dockers' Union met at the T.U.E.L. Hall, Herbert- street, and discussed matters of impor- tance. Mr. Abraham Jones (school- master), chairman of the local branch of the Dockers' Union, IN-AS appointed secretary, and Mr. Tom Jeremiah, chairman. The meetings will be con- tinued and held on Wednesday even- ings at the hall. The movement is a portent and a sign of what may be expec-ted to convince the employers that the workers are at last realising their one-ness of aim and object. The enthusiasm displayed at the meeting by the delegates and others who were present was splendid. f