w' I Eyestrain and Headache. I 1 About 80% of hoadaches are primarily |* H If caused through eyestrain. Other symp- H toms are giddiness, aching eyes after I j reading. pain at. the back of the eyes, etc. tt!! j Our careful test and methds (ol fitting ■ H > 1 glasaea will speedily remedy any defect. U f T. L. CLATWORTHY, )N! 1 WATCHMAKER, JEWELLER, AND OPTICIAN. II ¥ST AL YFERA & YSTRA.DG ¥NLAIS I
Sir George Alexander's Great Play "Bella Donna" coming to Swansea again. One of the most important bookings of the season at the Grand Theatre, Swan- sea., is the visit of tho "Bella Donna," which had such a long run at the St. James' Theatre, a4iid which is coming to Swansea again for a wek-k, ooiiiinencing Monday nt-,xt. It is a real poison affair, with an Eastarn setting, and follows closely the strange and roii-d story as written by Robert Hichens in h;8 fam- ous bvKsk. There is a sabdc charm at- taching to any good play in an Ea-ftrm setting, and in the fullest measure "Bella Donna" pos<?et-ses this magic power or creating an interest in the minds of an audience. That something strange and weird in the setting is particularly suited to the types of people that Robert The cf "Bclla by t l i,o Egyptian. x I The Temptation of "Bella Donna" by tho Egyptian. I Hichens drew in his novel, which has been, so ably adapted by James Barnard Fagan. They are characters of dramatic intensity, whose sentiments are in each instance splendidly interpreted with feel- ing and expression by the company pre- senting the play. The story is known to everyone. Mr Stephen T. Ewart, up- on whom the curtain rises as Dr. Meyer Isaacson, with Miss Maud Garth, gives one a very favourable impression in the scene in the former's consulting rcom. The interest is intensified when Miss M. Forrester, as Mrs. Chepstow, enters. She and Mr Ewart act superbly together. Miss Forrester is a remarkably clever artiste in affecting the several moods he.r part requires of her, and there is good scope for her in meeting the characters she does—Isaacson and the Hon. Nigel Armino, whom she marries and tries to poison in Egypt for Mahmoud Baroudi. These are the chief characters which en- able her to display the talent she pos- sesses. Isaacson too well understands human nature to be deceived in Mrs. Chepstow, knowing her history, and having seen her, to trust his friend År- mine, even after their marriage, and be iit pea.,ce with his conscience. And so he follows and finds his friend on the point of death, and rescues him-but not without first having to fight against the craft and cunning of a lying soulless woman, who pretends to foster every re- gard and affection for her husband, even during the period in which she is poison- ing him. Mr Ewart takes just the proper view of his part, presenting a dignified determination actuated by intense human feeling and fidelity of friendship and whether in her scenes with him-trying by the strength of the subtleties of a fiendish feminine nature to overthrow the convictions of a man of insight, in the duplicity of affected fidelity in her fast declining husband, whom shei had pre- viously clung to in expectation of his sucoeeding to a title—or in the passion- ate embraces with Mahmoud Baroudi, Miss Forrester is a powerfully attractive actress by reason of her extreme beauty and delicacy of acting. Mr Alba.n B. Limpus, who is responsible for the Company, has been touring Sir George's plays in the provinces for some years, and may be relied upon to mount I the play with the care and finish for which he is noted.
CWMTWRCH AND GWYS NOTES OBITUARY. We regret to announce the death, which took place on Thursday, of Mr. Johnny Williams. Craigmaespica, Cwm- twrch. Deaeeased, who was nearly 40 years of age, was a native of Cwm- twrch, and was well known and re- spected locally. Ho was employed at Brvnhenllys Colliery, and was a pro- minent member of Beithel Chapel. He leaves a widow and four children to mourn his loss. The funeral took place on Monday at Ystradgynlais, and the service was conducted by the Rev. E. Hughes, of Abercanaid, formerly pastor at Bethel, who came over specially for the purpose. There was a large attend- anee. CWMTWRCH'S SUCCESS. A particularly interestin g football match was played on Saturday on the local ground, when Cwmtwrch enter- tained Morriston, and proved victors by eleven points to nil. There was a large attendance and the match provided some excellent football. Emlyn Hopkin and Johnny Martin played a notably good game for the home side. LOCAL SLANT RE-OPENING. Wo are glad to announce that the Henllys Vale Slant which closed over a year ago, and thus threw about 150 men out of work, is to be re-opened by a new company, and labourers have commenced work there this week. It is hoped that the place will soon be in full working order. THE STJB-AGENCY BALLOT. I in view of the second ballot for the Anthracite district sub-agency, which takes place this week-end, two meet- ings a.t the Brynhenllys Colliery have I been held during the past few days, addresses at which have been given by candidates for the post. Mr. T. Pros- Bar Jones, C.C., spoke at a gathering on Monday evening, and Mr. Stephen 0. Davies has also given an address. W. A. WILLIAMS. Phrenologist, can be consumed daily at the Victoria Arcade (near 'h e Market^. Swansea. »»« ——————
ITow Cinema 8s Theatre Brecon Road, Ystradgynlais. Lessees u Messrs Edwards and Page. Our Pictures, the Latest, the Steadiest, and the Best in the Swansea Valley. PICTURES CHANGED THREE TIMES A WEEK. Week commencing January 26th, 1914 another Gigantic Programme. Starring Engagement of COKKIE 4dlz :J?<> JE\t,-r:E: The Long and Short of It," Unique Comedy Duo, in their Comedy Burlesques and Creations. MISS DAMARIS D-U FERE Vocalist, late of the Carl Rosa Opera Co. IKEISS DOT IRVING^ Comedienne and Dancer, and THE TWO GIPSIES in their Illuminated Song Scena. IN ADDITION TO A MAGNIFICENT PROGRAMME OF PICTURES. Prices of admission, 4d., Tip-up Chairs, 6d. and 9d. Reserved Seats (which may be booked in advance), Is. Doors open at 7.15; performance commencea at 7.45. TWO PERFORMANCES ON SATURDAYS. Matinee on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock. School children admitted at Id., 2d., and 3d. adults usual prices. 4 I .,t .J ._t ￼ ￼ ??- ct» I ￼ Ii < e ""(">-i'='-1.'jf"r'7-0Jtr-i ￼ V1j ■u'T 1i int j i I t lj li I ■l? i lii i4 lf ilj intritjj j jgf~T g -2L iW i lHUPT J t!L?[IjJi -l- 1;" t. Lll; I ￼ _I J it: —ia T. Gh. WILLI A.IKES, General smith, Brecon Road, Ystradgynlais. Railings of all Descriptions a Speciality. Prices ——— on application. ——— Forward Movement Church, MORRISTON. SECOND ANNUAL EISTEDDFOD FEBRUARY 14th, 1914. Male Voice Party: y20 and Photo. Test Piece-" V Brythoeiad." Children's Choir—" Clychau Aberdyfy "— 1st prize, ^3 and Chair 2nd prize, j £ i. Solos and Recitati ons, 61 105., Ci U. and 10/6. NABOTII FRANCIS, Sec. Hon.
CWMLLYNFELL NOTES. PROPOSED NEW BILLIARD HALL. It is announced that Mr. Isaac Thomas Mathias, of'Gwilym-road, pro- poses to erect a new billiard hall in the place. The building is to be located a little above the co-operatire stores on the same side of the road, and next to some house property already owned by Mr. Mathias. COMPETITIVE MEETINGS. A very successful competitive meet- ing took place on Monday evening un- der the auspices of the Band of Hope connected with the Independent-Chapel. The Rev. D. Jeremy Jones presided over a good attendance, and the various events which included singing, recitals, translations, etc., attracted a considerable number of entran. Small prizes were awarded to the successful competitors. It is intended to hold a further meeting towards the end of February in celebration of St. David's Day. A further meeting also took place last evening (Thursday) at the Bryn- llynfell Methodist Chapel-ene of a series of similar gatherings. There was ax excellent attendance, and the pro- ceedings altogether were very success- f til. We hope to give the prize wimnera in our next issue. FOOTBALL JOTTINGS. I The local team played their post- poned match with Glaia in the first round of the Swansea and Distriot Cup Competition (1st Division) oa Satur- day, at Cwmllynfell. A large crowd assembled, ajid were amply repaid by a really fine match, probably one of the best seen on the local field for aome time past. It will be remembered that this encounter should have taken place two or three weeks earlier, but Glais had an engagement with Ystalyfera, which they were compelled to fulfil. Both sides were, however, well repre- sented on Saturday, and were so even- ly matched that a draw resulted, which means that the game will have to be replayed on the Glaia field—a nome too hopeful augury for Cwmllynfell. The match retained a delightfully fast and open character throughout, and was greatly enjoyed. In the first half the visitors were the scorers, Dargavel (who has officiated with Swansea, several times this year) dropping a penalty goal from an easy position. Cwmllyn- fell also should have scored, but two or three excellent opportunities were lost. In the second half, however, a fine try was registered, but no further scoring occurring, the game thus end- ed as already pointed out, a draw of three point, each. THE WEEK-END MATCHES. I Last week-end, the local seconds had an open date, and the home match attracted the players as spectators, but on Saturday they entertain Gorseinon. The firsts journey to Lougher, and have a very stiff encounter before them but with a strong team they will, no doubt, hold their own if they do not win. It is interesting to note in pass- ing, that Lougher recently drew with Gowerloa, Oil the latter's groumd, 88 that it will be understood that the Cwmllymfellites are meetiag great odds. We wish them luck I CWMLLYNFELL CHAPEL. At the ioeal chapel on Sunday the pulpit was occupied morning and even- ing by Mr. W. R. Bowen, of Rhosam- man, a well-known local resident, who is studying at Bangor for the congrega- tional ministry. Mr. Bowen delivered excellent sermons, indicating that the preacher has a successful career before him, and his efforts were much appre- ciated by good congregations. PROPOSED GYMNASIUM CLUB. I The question of forming a gymnasium club for the village is at present under discussioa amongs the younger residents and a preliminary meeting has already been held to discuss the matter, but nothing definite has been decided upon. It is intended to use the skating rink as a meeting hall if the club is formed, but meanwhile the building is being re-opened for skating. THE CO-OP. I The present week closes another quarter in connection with the local co-operative society, and it pleasing to record that a very satisfactory thirteen weeks' business has been done. The sales and profits have been well main- tained, and the officials are hopeful of a dividend equalling that of last quar- ter.
FFORESTFACH (Near Swansea.) Third Annual Grand Chair EISTEDDFOD Whit Tuesday, June 2nd, 1914 Conductor: Ben Jones, Esq. Ffiorestfach Competitions. Male Voice: "The Assyrian came down" (Cyril Jenkins) E20, and 10s. 6d. to each unsuccessful conductor. Mixed Choral: "My love is like a red, red rose" (Emlyn Evans) JBIC, amd 10s. 6d. to each unsuccessful conduc- tor. Children's Choral: "Sweet and lAw" (Barnby), lat, R5; 2nd, 22. Adjudicators-Musio: Cyril Jenkins, Esq., London. Dr. Thos. H. Mayne, B.A.,Mus.Bac.. Llandrinded. John Phillips, Esq., Aberavaa. Literary: Gwili, Ammanford. Preliminary Programmes, now ready, OMy be obtained from the Beevetary- David Jenkins. Gendros, Fferestfock. 4ni-22 6/- FOR 2d. AT LAKE'S CIRCULATING LIBRARY, YSTRADGYNLAIS. Latest 6/- Novels at 2d. per week. C. D. LAKE THE Bookseller, I YSTRADGYNLAIS Prepaid Rates for the following Classes of Advertisements. WANTED, TO LET, TO SELL, PER. SONAL, SALES, SITUATIONS VACANT, etc. No. of Onee. Three Wards. Insertions. 20 6d Is 30 9d Is 6d 40 Is 29 These rates do not apply to Trades Advertisements or those from Public Bodies. SITUATIONS VACANT SPARE TIME AGENTS WANTED in- Aberdulais, Seven Sisters, Clydach,. Pontardawe and Abercrave to introduce new Scholastic work.—Apply Box No. 20" "Llais Llafur" Office, Ystalyfera. MISCELLANEOUS SALES TO FARMERS AND OTHERS HORSE GEAR in excellent condition; suitable for 2 horses, JE5 15s Od. Chaff Cutter. Will sacrifice for -Cl. Apply D. Evans, Cycle Dealer, Church road, Ys- tradgynlais. SEWING Machine (Bradbury) Second- Hand in good order. A bargain £ 1.— David Evans, Church road, Ystradgyn- lais. MOTOR CYCLES-Several second-hand Motor Cycles to clear, cheap. All niak-es David Evans, Cycle dealer, Ys- tradgynlais. MOTOR CAR FOR SALE. 16 h.p. "Albion" Motor Wagonette to seat nine. In good running order. Can be viewed and tried at any time. Price £ 65 and a bargain. David Evans, Motor and Cycle dealer, Church road, Ystrad- gynlais. BUSINESS NOTICES HERBAL Remedies for all complaints are the best. Try J. W. THOMPSON, Medical Herbalist and Specialist, 1 Lower Waterloo Street, Swansea, and prove it. PALMISTRY and Clairvoyance. —Con- suit Prof. and Madame Virgo on all affairs of life. Daily, 11 to 9, 238, High Street, Swansea (Side Entrance M. Davies, Chemists). Late of the Pier- Pavilion, Aberystwyth. (Certificated Palmists, and Members of the B.I.M.S.. Incorporated). ADVICE FREE on Restoration of OIIF Oil Paintings and Engravings. Estab- lished 1790. Old Pictures, Old China and Old Furniture bought for Cash.— THOS. STANLEY JOHNSTON, Carver- and Gilder (opposite St. Mary's Church), Church street, Swansea. JfcAG-TIME We cannot make your Watch sing, but we can guarantee toe. make it "TELL" you the CORRECT TIME if you will send it to RICHARDS*' BROS., Watchmakers, opposite G. W.R. Station, High Street, Swansea. Also ab Brynamman. London and Birmingham. Experience. Cymi-y, Dewch at y Cymry: C. YATES, the Sewing Machine Man-, 11 Waterloo Street, Swansea. Knifo Cleajung and Sharpening Machines— The World's Wonder-5e.6d. Mandolins for Sale. Honestly worth 35s. A bargain, 15s. Repairs and Parts for all makes of Sewing Machines, Oil, Needles, Shuttles, etc. Gramophones and Records.-C. YATES, the Sewing Machine Man, II I Waterloo Street, Swansea. W. A. WILLIAMS. Phrenologist, can be consulted daily at the Victoria Arcade (near the Market), Swansea. D. J. SNELL'S ANNOUNCEMENTS £ 24—German Overstrung Piano, by Schiller, Berlin., new last year; fuie, powerful tone. Full Trichord, Black Ebony Case. Rare bargaiii.-D. J. Snell, 14a High street Arcade, Swansea. X,12 10s.Second -hand Chappell Pian- ette. Iron Frame, splendid tone; rare bargaiTh.-D. J. Snall, 14e High-st. Arcade, Swansea. .£60 Wallistra Player Piano, in massive, Carved Rosewood Case, cost JEllO last year; 58 Rolls given free to purchaser. Rare bargain.-D. J. Snell, 14a, High- street Arcade, Swansea, i —Second-hand Upright Grand Piwis, by J. and J. Hepkinson, Iront Frame, Check Action, beautiful tone, massive Burr Walnut Case; bargain.— D. J. Snell, 14a High-street Arcade,. Swaasee. gflVJSRAL really good Second-hand Organs in stock, from ES upwards. In- spectioa invited.-D. J. Snell, 14a High, street Arcade, Swansea. GRAMOPHONES from 21s.; Double- akW Records from Is.Id. each. Thou- Mads of Reeerds ia stock to select from. -D. J. Snell, 21 and 222, High street Arcade, Swansea. yq REVOLUTION JT! IN SERGES That will not Fade in SUN, SEA, OR RAIN. INSPECT OUR WINDOW Where you will see Modbfo oip these Splendid Fahaios. Dreadnought No.3 £ 3/12/6 No. 2 X31716 99 No. 1 X31310 JA S. E. MORRIS Bank Buildings, Ystradgynlais AND AT Gurnos, Lower Cwmtwrch
y S'F U A D G Y N L A I S NOTES According to a speaker at the annual meeting of tho Ystalyfera Chamber of Yrruie on Thursday evoni,ng, there is talk ct tho formation of a Chamber of Trade <or Ystradgynlais. If that is the inten- sion of the local tradesmen, then they may rely upon receiving every aupooit, frJ-D1 the Ystalyfera organization, which was the first to be formed in the Swan- sea Valley. A number of local traders are members of the Yetalyfcra. Chamber, but it would appear that they attend th.3 meetings but very rarely. WELSH SOCIETY I 1 Mr J. VValter Janes. l>. A.. nas r Al cK-icd president of the recently formed Cymmrodorion Society: Mr Chas. Ed wards, headmaster of the Gurnos Coun- L. t School, secretary; Mr W R Williams, triyasuier. OWNERSHIP OF THE DRYM At the Cynics Cafe on baturday cvLiiing. a meeting waa held, when it ■waj decidtd to form a Crown and Com- mons Land Society. County (Jmnculor Idris Davies presidtd. A letter was re- eeivtd from Councillor W. George, fuurder of the National Crown Lands Committee, expressing pleasure at the i .,imat in of the Society, an d tendering < uie; i.l advioe as o the procedure to h, followed. Messrs. J. Walter Jones, B.A., and J. Davies, cjiiveTi'.iri of tho meeting, were iiDDointed secretaries pro. tern., and to- gether with. Mr Tom Williams, London \ous-e, Mr J. Davies was instructed to t.auúr c->. tai:i d«jcume>nts which are t-atu,d to be at the police station. Councillor D. R. Morgan stated that t i-j and correspondence in the p '.ssessicn of tho Coiinuil would be at 1:10 service of the Society. He, person- iUy, had discovered that Palleg had been e >ld to the Tredegar family in 1739 for £2,730, but he could not find any evi- cnce that Drym Mountain had ever be-on sold. He had beon informed that lady, now residing at Penygroes, pes- tled documents which went to prove 1 uat t.ha Drym was at the service, if not vatually the property, of the poor of stradgynlaia. Mr Morgan also men- t.oned that the Parish Council of Ystrad- ynlais Higher was authorised by a parish meeting to spend £ 53 on all in- Oounc'llor David Lewis said that crlt for tho Half-way Houce at Onllwyn, was one time pnid at the Yniscoowyn 3 [otel, on the same day as the annual Vestry mooting was hold, La-ter it had hecn "paid to the Rector of Ystradgyn- 1,is, the "commoners" received the at the present time. Mr J. Dytrig Owen, Cwmtwrch, who v. as a member of the first Parish Coun- ( raid that he remembered when his father was in poor circumstances owing to a lengthy illness, he had received sus- tenance fro:n income derived from the T">ryrr» Mountain which was distributed bv tho Rev. Waiter Jones Williams, who ""8 then Rwtor of ygtradgynla.is. Al- TivuiEfh th* Pi.rbh Council had made ("fTV effort to get hold of the parish register they had failed. I'RFSEXTATION At thi Jeffreys Arms, on Saturday ev-Tking. n, large gathering assembled on tho occasion of a presentation to Mr T. K. Sla.tcr, M.E.. miMCT a.nd agrnt for i,ie Srmth Walefl Anthracite Colliery C'lnniTiy on the cc."n;on of his reorqÍt j -.arriagei. The presentation took the f >rm of a ^iswio, and had be-en sub- r<-rihed for by the officials and work- a-t the Yatrsdfawr and Yniicedwyn C Uieriee, and friends. Mr Harrison, ciphier. preaidfvl, thyd t,he presentation "'1. 11";1,d<"l bv Mr J. W. Junim, the oldest < !wcifll in the emplor of the Company. Fner-rbr-* were mad e by Mecwrs. Featon- !> •, J. Griffiths (manager), Harrisoji, J. 1Jones, and Dr. W,lflh. and pmillion f'ntfitt; bv Mr W. D. Jeffreys. Mr P'stor. who vraa greeted with musical .nours, nuul e » suitable response. luring the evening songs were given by 7 "u-se- T.^wis Thomas, Phillip Phillips ^-rr.giecVJ) J?^k Walters, Jack lr-gh-i««. W. D. Jeffreys. Morgan* Mor- f -n. J-^hn CarrtMi, Jack Harries, Gwilym -i."d others; re-citations by Mr inatrumental quartette by Messrs But\r and Mr Washer; bones rhap Fody bv Mr D. Jones, Glnrvtawe; ductta f v M"SBPrs. J. Waiters ard Ivor Beynon, W. n. Jeffreys and J. Hughes, and v'rjin polo* by Maator Dan Jones. Mr Fdgar Hugham wag ?n jujeompli&hed ac- < The proceedings terminated fh^-rtlv IW^re 11 p.m. bv the aingirig of :Tm WLtd fy Nhodan." A S.AD CASE fcrwo 12 rrclitlis ago M rs. 1. liowen rhvi. of Oddfellow Street, was left by her hn?band leaving her and their th. children, and eince that time Fhe h heard nothing of him. She '> grateful for information which mipht it, cb1" to hiA whereabouts. SOr TM, BYrZ?: IMG Tn <- wth tho forrma.tion of frniH- for tho Girls and Boys attending the r*h "h, a poeial evening was held ,n last in the Church School- rnnrn.. there waA -t l-Tn^ gathering. ">?ont were entertained to tea the Yicaiag^, and later a meeting was V-dd ,-r-r which the Rector presided. Mr Herbert d-e la Hay was appointed secre- *iry. -«nd Mr Jack Paddock, trea-mirer of th^ Bovg' Guild and Misci Alice Jsmes, S"?cret<rry; a.nd Gladys Williams. t-cn«urer of the Girls' Guild. A vote of thanks to the Rector for providing tea was proposed by Mr T. Watkins, seconded by Mr Jenkin Williams. i ACCIDENT a. Whilst following his employment as a collier at the Wernplemis Colliery on Friday, James Corcarron, of Brecon road, received a nasty wound to his right wrist, which necessitated several stitches. WINNING NUMBERS of Ystradgyn- laia Prize Drawing. The winning num- bers of the. drawing for the benefit of D. .Tores. "Miller," as follows :—1st 123; Pnd, 92; 3rd 51; 4th 810: 5th 149: 6th ^3; 7th 85; 8th 732. All prizes to be elaimed within 14 day.-A Russell, Sec. CYFARFOD CYSTADLEUOL. I Nos Lun diweddaf cynhaliwyd cyfaar- fod cystadleuol yn festri Tabernacl, o dan na.wdd Cymdeitlias Ddiwylliadol yr Eglwys. Caed cynulliad rhagorol, ac yr oodd hwyl fawr ar y gweitforediadau. Llywyddwyd yn ddeheuig lawii gan y gweinidog, Parch J. Emlyn Jones, a chlorianwyd ganddo hefyd y beirdd a'r Ileriarion. Beirniiid y gerddoriaeth oedd Mr Herbert Gibbs, R.C.M. a,'r Mri. Morga.n Tliomas ac Owen Jones oeddent yn pwyso yr adroddwyr. Enillwyd y brif wobr farddol gan Mr Llewelyn Jones, Station, am ddau benill i Bont y Teddy Bear, ac am gasgliad o ystoriau lleol difyr gwobrwywyd 1fr. Edgar Morgan, Gurnos. Am ganu yr hen don, "Abertawe," Mr D. Phillips aeth a'r dorch mewn cvstadleuaeth rag- orol iawn. Mr Tom Evans wobrwywyd am yr araeth ddifyfvr. a'i ferch, M-ss Mary Evans a gipiodd v wobr am sillcbu Cymraeg. Cvstadleuodd tri phart: ar ganu "Cadwedig trwy Raa." y goreu oodd parti Mr John Walters, a pharti Mr Hopkin Own yn ail. iawn ato. M rs. Gwen Griffiths erill-dd am adrodd darn o'r Epistcl R-t, yr Hebreaid. Eniil- wyd gwobrau eraill gan Mri. J. F.mrvs Jones, Daji Evaow, Haydn Evans, Daniel Morgan. Torfvnwyd cyfa.rfod ewir fuddio! ac ad- lmiadol gy da diolch^rwch cynrs i'r beirni&id ac i'r llvwydd am eu gwasan- aeth gwerthfawr. I -,wcrt h fawr. THE REAL "WHITE HOPE." I Smce Lxeorgos Oarpentier defeated! Bombardier Wells for the championstrp of Europe, Britain h's been on the look- out for a heavy weight champion, who can hold his own with the Frenchman who "busted" Wells. I may rouse the wrath of certain good friends when I re- port the fact that such a hefty champion has been discovared in this district. The man upon whom the rruuitle of Tom Sayers and John Gully,—M.P. for the same constituency as Mr Handel Booth at present niisrepre;&exits,-w 111 fall, may yet be found in Ystradgynlais Tell it not in Gath; publish it not in the streets of Askclon that a champion heu.vy-weight is in the making-actually he went into training on Wednesday morning, and hopes run high tha-b he will make a name for hirriiieilf beyond the mere oonfines of his present home. He made his initial ivppearance beioie a ring of nearly 100 paXroiio of thj "nolle art" on Friday morning, and much enthusiasm was evi- dent. At the outset of the contest the odds were five to four in his favour, but ,1.1) the encounter was merely looked upon as a. preliminary canter, there was nothin' doill'. Certainly, he bad not taion advantage cf the training facilities which have been offered, but now that arrangements to this end have been com- pleted., there can be no doubt as to what will ultimately happen. The contest only lasted three rounds, owing to the budding champion's seconds throwing up the sponge, but this was due to a mis- ultdcistanding, as he could partly see out of one eye, although the other was cer- tainly closed; there were a few other slight signs of physical wear and tear, but there was really no reason why his seconds should have acted as they did. His Hparring partner was as "fresh as a daJsy," doubtless owing to the fact that he is accuctomeid to that kind of healthy exercise. It is not true, unfortunately, thai Messrs. Edwards and Page sc-cure-d the rights of filming the comedy, whick shows thrfc they were lacking in ent-er- priw-which is not usually the DEATH'S HEAD CORNER I Again I am compelled to record what may have proved to be a very serious accident arising out of the most danger- ous conditlni of the corner near the Old County School. David Griffiths, butcher, was cycling round the oornor on Friday &fternoom, when he waa run into by a motor car which WM coming in the oppo- site direction, and but for the prompti- tude of the driver in pulling up, Mr Griffiths would have been run over by the car. As it was he was severely shaken. Does it meed a coroner's in- quiry before a move is to he made to widen the ro-td at this point ? OBSTRUCTION ON THE GOROF I ROAD Now th?t the Gorof road is complete-d, porhaps thofio responsible for leaving the stationary engine on the road will reo- move it, as otherwise a horse and vehicle or motor car will be toppling over the ba.nk into the river. Ia the engine heing kept there in anticipation of another flood washing the present wall away ? NON.-POL. CLUB. I Nominations for the positions of officials and committeemen at the Non.-Pol. Club are being received, and it is expected that there will be a strenuous fight for most of the offices. The annual general meeting is to be held on January 29th. THE CINEMA I I ihe mystification of any audience was never more compleite th&n was the ease at the Cinema on Monday evening, when Pertab Sinjh and Zenia Company gave a marvellous performance introducing scores of illusions. Women screamed. some with wondmr, others with fear, and the verdict at t h,a concl usion of the turn wsa that it was the. heit performance of its kind ever seen in the dis- trict. The Four Colorado Girls in their songs and dances were excellent. The pictures included "The Old Patchwork Quilt" -a story full of human interest, which stirred the emotions deeply. "The Still Voice" was another fine picture il- lustrating the working of conscience ajid conveyed a finer moral than most ser- mons do. It is a picture of greai power, and compelled the intense interest of a crowded house, and when the final part of the picture was shown, there was a tumultous round of applause. This Fri- day and Saturday the star picture will be Pathe Frere's grea.t coloured picture in three parts "The Black Diamond." There will be no vacant seats this and to- morrow evenings. Poultry, Sc. I EGGS for Sitting from my well known White Wyandottes and White Leg- horns Aylesbury and Runner Ducks. Orders for day-old Chicks and Ducklings now beiner looked. Rmsor-nHo Prices. All broodv hens bought a.nd nriees given. The Old Firm, Rees, A rk "Polltry Farm, Ystradgynlais. ;-gr, 10 1
CLYDACH FATALITY AT THE NICKEL I WORKS A man nampd Thorns Clark, aged 48, a rivetter. while working on a shed at Mond Nickel Works, Clydach, on Mon- day, fell a distance of 18ft., and frac- tured his skull. He never spoke, and died almost instantly. Dr. Harvard Jones, Clydach, was in attendance shortly after, and under the direction of Sergt. Davies, Clydach, the body was removed to the Swansea mortuary to await an inquest. MEN'S SOCIETY MEETING. I I- At a meeting of the Clydach Branch of the Church of England Men's Society I at the St. John's Church Schoolroom, Clydach, on Monday evening, Mr Tom I Davies, of Ynystawe., read a paper on I "The Trinity of Evils." Mr Edgar J. Russell presided. POLICE CHANGES. I Police Constable Lewis, who had been I stationed at Clydach for practically the 1 past two years, l"n the Swansea Valley on Monday for his rew tali.n at Lough- or.
THE WELFARE OF PIT HORSES PENALTIES FOR SEVEN SISTERS WORKMEN I Much intrirest was evinced at Noaili Police COlrrt on Friday, when a number of summonses were heard under the Coal Mines Act (1911) against David Wm. Thomas, manager of the Seven Sisters Colliery Dulais VaJley, Neath, Daniel Lewis. James Bufton, D. Thomas Davies, and John Parrv, employees at the same colliery. Dr. W. N. Atkinson, divisional inspector of mines, for whom Mr Edwar(I Powell appeared, was the prosecutor, whilst Mr Trevor H. liunter (instructed by Mr. A. Jestyn Jeffreys) defended. UNFIT HORSES. Tho first cases taken were against John Parry, horse-keeper, who was summoned on two counts for failing to keep a proper record concerning the aaiimals under his charge, and of working horses in an un- fit condition. Mr Hunter pleaded guilty to the first summons. Mr Powell said that under the new Coal Mines Act no horses should be al- lowed to work in an unfit condition, and inspectors were employed to examine these horses. Mr T. L. Evans, an in- spector under the Coal Mines Act (1911), visited the colliery on September 15th and examined the ani maJ. s, and found 14 hoTBes which he alleged were unfit for work. Parry was only responsible for fivei of these animals. Mr T. Lloyd Evans gave evidence as to the condition of the horses, and said in his opinion the horses were absolutely unfit for work. For the defence Mr W. J. Phillips, veterinary surgeon, Neath, said that he was employed by the Seven Sisters Col- liery to examine tho horses there. He inspected them on September 12th, and again on September 16th. He denied that the sores were as bad as alleged or that the horses were unfit to work. In reply to Mr Powell, he admitted that the report of %e inspector was correct, but exaggerated. When he saw the horses on September 12th they had no sores. The Bench decided to convict. Mr Hunter said that- the summonses against D. Thomas Davies, Ja. mes Baf- ton and Daniel' Lewis, horsekeepers at the same colliery, were the same as against Parry and he would therefore plea.d guilty to these. He understood that these were the first prosecutions under this Act of 1911. Mr Hunter appealed that the sum- monses should be dismissed on payment of cosb. The company did all they j could to protect the horses, I and had engaged Mr Phillips as veterin- arv surgeon to exan-tine the animals periodically. MANAGER ALSO FINED The manager of the colliery, David WiHia-m Thomaa, was next suri,??,vi under the Act—(1) For not allowing sufficie.nt height and room in the work- I ings for the horses, which caused "rough- ing" (2) not exercising proper super- vision over the horse keepers in keeping their books; and (3) with not providing a sufficient water supply in the workings. Mr Hunter said his client pleaded guilty to an insufficient water supply in the working roads, but there was a sufficient supply in, the stables. The pro- visions of the new Act had been over- looked, but were now remedied. With reference to the "rubbing," Mr Hunter said that this was caused by the squeez- ing" of the bottom and top, and this was now rmr.-died. The m^r.-vrpr wa.s fin-.d, 20s. and costs on the rrt Tmrnons, 10s. and costs on tho c"mmor's and costs only on th;"f' o-d the other defendants fined eich.