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The annual election of committee and -officials in connection with the Nan.-Pol. Club took place on Friday and Satur- -day, and the results were declared on Saturday evening. Mr T. L. Thomas was returned unopposed as chairman and Mr H. De la Hay as treasurer, but there were ballots for all the other offices. There were three candidates for the vioe-chair, the result being Len. Williams, 67; C. Griffiths, 43; Dan Davies, 22; secretary R. J. Andrews, 79; W. T. Williams, 57; committee, W. S. Collins, J. Corcoran, I .J. Evans, G-ething Davies, Richard Harris, W. D. Jeffreys, T. W. Jones, Rees J. Phillips, Dr. E. Walsh, Alfred I Webb, P. E. Williams, and Mr T. Wil- liams. LUCKY LAD! u" ? ?? 1 1. 11 ? cm isavaraay evening a you in COLIllled A. sporting paper from Messrs. Jeffreys, •newfagen'ts, and in mistake tendered a ioverign, for a half-penny, and in the hurry vhe coin was placed in the copper till. About an hour and a half later the youth returned to the shop, and saw Miss TJessie Jeffreys, and received the "quid." The barber's pole which formerly graced tun establishment in Pelican St., was surreptitiously removed during the wee sma' hours of a morning of last, week, and our friend the Tonsorial Artisf. would like to meet the jokers who took AN INTERESTING PAPER At the monthly meeting of the Fire- men's Association held at the Jeffreys' Arms, on Saturday evening, Mr John Edwards presiding, Mr Geo. Morgan, official at the Yniscedwyn Colliery, read .a.n interesting and educative paper on "Electricity in Mines" before a large before a la.?go attendance of members. A discussion followed the reading of the paper which was very much appreciated. Mr D. D. ■Oething is the secretary of the Union. WEDDING WEEKES—WILLIAMS At the Pontardawe Registry Office on Tuesday, the marriage took place, by ■jspe-cial lioence, between Mr W. WTeekes, fruiterer, of Station road, sen of Mr and Mrs. Henry Weekes, of Tonypandy, to Miss Annie Williams, third daughter of Mrs. E. Evans, of the Star Inn, Ystrad. gynlais. The bride was tastefully at- tired in a sa.xe blue tailor-made costume, with saxe vella hat, trimmed with a fine ostrich plume. She wss accompanied by Mrs. J. D. Jonkins, of College row, and was given away by Mr J. D. Jenkins, A fter "he oeremony the heppy couple left for Cardiff and London, and on their return a splendid reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. They have the best w ishes of all who know them. PRESENTATION MEETING At the Yjilsoedwyn Arms on Thursday -evening an interesting presentation meet- ing was held, when Mr Thomas Thomas, of the M'ners Arms, waa presented with j a specially cast medal to commemorate his plucky action in stopping a runaway honse and trap at Abercrave recently. Only a f"lw intimate acquaintances of thise oonnectxl with the affair were pre- j .-oefnt at that ceremony, which was carried out with much feeling. "It was due to the sugeetion contained in "Llais Llaifur" -a. fortnigrit ago," said Councillor J. W. Storgan, "that I have procured a medal which will be a lasting memento of the -aplendid act of gallantry performed by Mr Thon-kas on that never-to-be-forgotten -occasion. Councillor Morgan went on to ..de-rib the thrilling scene of rescue, but before he was able to finish, his emotions overcame him, and there was scarcely a dry eye in the room when the worthy •Councillor -at dllwn. His burly form shaking with sobs, he askod Mr W. D. -Jeffreys to rrvJce the presentation. In the emirso of an eloquent speech, Mr Jeffreys referred to the numerous brave mictions performed by Mr Thomas, actions which had made his ijame a household word in places even beyond the Swansea Valley. He relat-ed the circumstances which ha-d l-fd np to the present function, j'nd said that Nli- Thomas had undoubted- ly made a name for himself through •rescuing four Councillors and two men. He thc-n. pinned the medal to the lapet of Mr Thomas' coat, and the gathering F.-v^hos were made by Councillors D. R. Mc'pan wid W. W ?? I toi,??, fonow?g \?:?h C rndUor J. W. Morgan sang ""It C IV. .Nior,an sang "it Mr D. 0. Jones. Sl,-tioii road, recited "0 Harl aras." aiid Mr W. Walters, the ceiiial landlord, added to the gaiety -of tha pr-eeedin^s by a most humorous anTile siiilin- of Dr. Parry s "Eos" by Mr Walters was much ap- preciated. rnd Mr W. D. Jeffreys bro"ht the meeting to a close by reciting pc,nilii-n, specially composed for the oc- casion., 'RITF. CINEMA The attractions at the New Cinema and Theatre this week rival that of many a first class house in provincial cities, and undoubted', Messrs. Edwards and Page are serving up "the goods." The Hod- gini Trio, consisting of two ladic-s 4aid a gentleman, give a. g-rett, gymnastic per- formance, including contortions <af a mar- vellous nature, and some balancing feats which are sr. daring as to be astounding. They perform a series of tricks on the trapeze and rings, and the act finishes with a sensational breakaway ladder feat which revolves ,at a tremendous speed, during which time one of the ladies per- forms some extraordinary contortions in the spokes of a ladder. The audience demand more Miss Maud Goodman, male impersona- tor, has received rousing receptions, and she speedily became a. great favourite. The Five Kels, direct from the Agricultural Hall, London, give a wonderful display of tumbling, contortions, teeth work, on the rings and trapeze, and their comedy is excellent. They have been compelled to appear again and again, after thunder- ous applause. The Cinema. this week-end should be too small to accommodate those who desire to see the finest programme I ever submitted in the Swansea Valley. "THE MIGHTY ATOM." I Alf. Jones, the weight lifting champion, of Ystradgynlais, w ho is more familiarly known as "The Mightv Atom" is to be presented with a bar-bell by a number of his numerous admirers at the Cillema on March 2nd, after which he will proceed to London to take pa,rt in the Weight Lifting Championship for Great Britain. He has been engaged for a week by Messrs. Edwards and Page to give ex- hibitions of his marvellous strength. W. A. WILLlAiVS, Phrenologist, can be consulted daily at Victoria Arcade (near the Market), Swanse.. TAWE PRESERVATION Jjoc if anglers who are interested in the matt tor of preserving the river for fishi.ng purposes would be well advised to be up and doing—otherwise they may be done If the common rights of the people are to be secured against ,monopoly, then a greater and a more livelier interest will have to be taken in the doings of cne Society which has been formed to pre- serve the river and to to stop the pollu- tion which has been responsible for its present state. The Society, of which Mr J. Evans, hairdresser, is the secretary, numbers about 30 members, but it is hoped that the number will be increased to 100 before April 1st. Application, on behalf of the Society, has been made to the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries for power to form a Board of Conserva- tors for the river from Abercrave to the confluence of the Tawe and Twrch. now tha4t the workers of the district have practically in their own hands the control of this fine stretch of fishing grounds, they should buckle to as one man, and do all in their power to make it one of the finest fishing grounds in the country. A BRECON ROAD INCIDENT. "Cha.rlie," the versatile nght-hand-man of tho theatrical profes.sion of Ystrad- gynlais. had occasion on Tuesday morn- ing to "eprimand a youth who would per- sist in doing mischief near the cinema. In a t, nse kind of way. Charles asked the youth to desist, but without avail; and so Charlie "went for" him, but wa.s warned by a burly person, "You must not touch him; he is mv second cousin." "I don't care," replied Charles, desper- ately, "I'll stop his srames even if he were your step-aunt!" ANTIQUARIAN WEALTH IN YS- TRADGYNLAIS AND NEIGHBOUR- HOOD. A friend, who has had occasion recently to traverse the neighbourhood, whites as follows :— "I have been much struck with the im- mense value of the antique oak furniture, old pottery and china found in the cott- ages and farm-houses in and around Ys- tradgynlais. It is evident that the owners of the goods have but a remote idea of the antiquity and value of what they possess, otherwise they would set a higher store on them. Some of the articles I have observed were rare speci- mens of Swansea and Nantgarw china, and I noticed in one case an old Old Swansea wai-e jug and in another case a piece of Wedgwood ware, each of the value of several pounds,—being used for domestic purposes! Is it not possible to arouse the interest of the owners in their possessions, so that the valuable pieces may be conserved to posterity? Here is a locality in which the antiquarian would revel. A BOXING ENTHUSIAST At the Neath Police Court on Mon- day, an Ystradgynlais collier was brought up on a charge of being dis- orderly at the G.W.Rly. Station. A ticket collector stated that after he had ordered some boys off the station the de- fendant interfered and challenged the witness to fight. Defendant stated that he ws interested in reading a boxing paper, and ha.d lost oon.trol of himself. The Mayor suggested tha.t defendant would do wdi to give up reading such literature if it prompted him to lose con- trol of hiirielf. D-fondant would have to pay 20. ai!(t costs or 21 days. Defendant I would 'rathor have the 21 days. The i\li;N,i- You can have them with all the pleasure in the world. The Mayor of Neath appears to posses a. peculiar sense of humour, but 21 days is no joke! x "AN INCUBATING ENTHUSIAST" I nr T„ .F II.. T* — *L r l jit iDiu k uvnw, 01 ine xuwiway inn has developed a most profitable hobby, and has been described as an "incubating enthusiast." He has, by means of an incubator and a lot of patience been suc- cessful in hatching and rearing hundreds of chicks and ducklings at the proper season. During the winter, however, he has been devoting his time and at- tention to experimenting in other direc- tions, end rumour hath it that he is now able to place a number of three-penny pieces in the incubator in the morning and take out half-crowns in the evening. 4 000 0

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