J. rr's ? a Special This Week 20 doz. (only) Men's All Wool Stock- ings at 6fd. per pair. 10 doz. Ladies' Black Cashmere Stock- ings at 6fd, per pair. J. irOWEN The Draper, CO.VIPTON MOUSE, Ystalyfera.
YSTALYFERA NOTES. 8CABLET FEVER. I ?? -? I- It seems that pcarlet rever is stin prevalent in the district, and several ca&es have been removed to the Isola- tion Hospital during the past week. Parents would do well to take to heart the advice tendered by the sanitary inspector at a recent meeting of the Pontardawe Council. He said that if mothers of children suffering from the complaint and neighbours kept to their houses until the house and clothes where the complaint was had been fumigated, the epidemic would soon be .stamped out. Scarlet fever is one of the most contagious complaints known. DEATH OF MR. JAMES POWELL. We greatly regret to record tne death, which occurred very suddenly on Sunday, of Mr. James Powell, aged 46, son of Mr. Hopkin L. Powell, of Swan Field, Ystalyfera. Deceased had been suffering from a nervous break- down for five or six years, but latterly had appeared to recover considerably, and he recommenced work about three weeks ago, having secured the position of fitter at the Varteg Brickworks. Upon returning home on Friday even- ing he oomplained of being unwell, but went to work on Saturday morning, returning home about 11 o'clock, stat- ing that he was suffering from several internal pains. Afterwards he appeared to get slightly better. Dr. Lewis at- tended him on Saturday night, and early on Sunday morning, but there was another relapse and he passed away at midday on Sunday from sheer ex- haustion. Deceased was not married, and for about fifteen years had worked at Morriston. He was of a quiet and rather retiring disposition. He was con- nected with the local Tent of Recha- bites, and attended Jerusalem Chapel. The interment took place on Thursday at Cwmgiedd burial ground. "WELSH POETS." I A very pleasant evening was spent fit the weekly meeting of the Guild of -the Red Dragon at Jerusalem Vestry on Friday, when "An evening with the Welsh Peets" (arranged by Ap Cledlyn) took p'ace. There was a moderate at- tendance, over which Mr. G. Griffiths presided, \and papers (were read as fol'ows: Mr. Daniel Griffiths cn "Eos Wyn," Mr. D. T. Jones on "Onllwyn Brace," and Nfx. W. Terry on "D. eyn- 1-ai. Jones." All the contributions wore much enjoyed, and an interesting dis- cussion followed in which Messrs. Dd. Jenkins, Harry Morgan, Rhys Hopkin, T. C. Williams (Cerddor y Dyffryn) and Evans, together with the Vicar (Rv. J. S. Jones) tiok part. JACK EYAN3 MEMORIAL MEET- ING. A,—arip-,mente are being made for the v ho'din^; of a meeting in memory of the la. e Mr. J ack Evans under the aus- J pi es -of the local branch of the Inde- p-rde-nt Labour Party. The meeting is to take place at the Institute at 7 p.m. on Saturday evening week, and all members and sympathisers are ^a-nest'v invited to attend. A memo- ri;.J address will he given hy the pre- sident of the branch (Mr. T, C. King), and opportunity will be given for other irerp bens to sTieak. It is hoped that there will be a good attendance. S^RED CANTATA AT ZOAR. I The members of Zoar Band of Hope Choir ,under the conductorship of Mr. D. J. Will iams, gave the sacred canta- ta. ertiUed "The Journey of Life" (Dr. A. P. Challinor) at the chapel on T'vir&dav evening last. The pastor (the Rp;r. W. Jones) presided over a good attendance, and the proceedings were much enjoyed. The choir was assisted by Misses Mary Griffiths (Ystradgyn- lais), and Ainie B. Clee (Ystalyfera), as principals. The children's solos were pleasingly rendered by Misses Ceridwen Evans and Gwendoline Thomas. The pianist was Miss Jennie Williams. The proceedings were repeated on Saturday night, when there was again a good attendance, which would undoubtedly have been larger had the weather been more favourable. The proceeds of the two performaunces were for the funds of the Band of Hope. THE P.S.E. ) Mr. J. W. Givens presided over the P.S.E. Society's meeting on Sunday evening, when Mr. Hugh Powell, of Ystradgynlais, gave an address on the su bject "A re we progressing morally?" Whilst not denying that progress was to be seen in many departments of life Mr. Powell held that it could not be laid to the progress of morals. A very animated discussion followed the a dress among those contributing being Messrs J. Davies, T. Morgan, T. S. Williams, G. A. Greenwood, D. J. Jones, T. C. King, Isaac Shepherd,. and the chair- man. iTHE W.L.L. I The members of the W.L.L. held their meeting on Thursday last, when an excellent naper was read by Mr. J. Davies on "The Women of the I.L.P." The speaker dealt chiefly with the late Caroline Martyn, and the account of her life and work was greatly appreciat- ed by the members. Mr. Davies has promised to address the members of the league on a similar subject at some future date. A "surprise packet" was provided by Mrs. T. C. King, which was greatly enjoyed and realised Is. 6d. INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL PUPILS AND ST. DAVID'S DAY. The pupils of the above School will celebrate St. David's Day on Friday afternoon, February 27th, at 2 o'clock, in the Coliseum, Ystalyfera. The School Choir has been practising a number of Welsh airs, and an enjoyable and en- tertaining afternoon is assured. The Central Welsh Board Certificates will ha distributed by one of the Lady Governors. A hearty invita-tion is ex- tended to all parents and those interest- ed in the school. PREMIER CINEMA. I "Mada, the Bohemian," was the first class star picture screened at the Pre- mier Cinema during the early part of the present week, and was c-xcellently received. This Friday and Saturday evenings "For the love of a Toreador" will be shown. This picture is full of sensational incident from start to finish depicting as it does, a bull fight, a ca.r- nival, and other phases of Spanish life. Patrons have a fine entertainment in store. The Wednesday morning mati- nees are growing in popularity. The magical director, Mr. Temple Evans, kOEns the audience in good humour by his humorous quips, which are hugely enjoyed and. altogether the entertain- ments at all times are marked with a particularly free and easy style which is refreshing. OHTTTTAHY. I The death occurred on Monday morn- ing at Prospect-place, of Ben, the 13- veir-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Davies. Deceased, who was a particu- larly bright and promising lad, was on'v ill for a few days, a.nd his death came as a great shock to all who knew him. The death took place near Zoar Chapel OH Wednesday morning-, of E' zabeth, wife of Mr. Wm. Griffiths. Deceased was 39 years of age and lenvos two eons and one daughter. The Rev. J. 1. Jenkins. late pastor of Jonisalem Chapel, ofiliated. RUGBY FOOTBALL. I Ystalyfera lost their two years' ground record on Saturday, and were most un- lucky. Resolven were the visitors and were fortunate in keeping the homesters from scoring. Devonshire, the visitors' full-back, kicked a beautiful penalty goal. A!f Langdon was the best in- dividual player on the field, and great things are expected from him on Satur- day, when Ponta-rdtwe are the visitors. SOdCER. I The Association second eleven, in the semi-final for the Intefrmc-dia-te Cup, were defeated by Onllwyn at Briton Ferry on Saturday by 3 goal to two. SOCIAL. I In connection with the 1St. David s Church Institute a social evening was held at tho Chureh Schoolroom on Tues- day evening. Although the gathering was not a very large one the proceed- ings wero very enjoyable. WEDDING. I On Wednesday morning Mr. John Henrv Day, of Graig-road, Godre'rgraig was mJïied to Miss LotitTa Griffiths, of Bryns •allog Farm, Cilybebyll. LOC w MANAGER'S DEPARTURE. A f many of our readers will be interr ted .o learn that Mr. J. J. Tor- rence. of Maesy.-oed, who for the past fen- years hM been manager of the B'aennffm Collier.v, Gurnos, has been offered and has .aooepted the poet of manager of the Pentwyn Black Vein Collierv, at Machen, near Caerphilly, and will take up his new duties almost immediately. This is a new undertaking but, there is every prospect of consider- able developments in which Mr. Tor- rence's undoubted ability will prove of great service. During his association with the Blaen- mvm Colliery, Mr. Torrance's relations with the workmen have been of a most Amicable nature, and he haa established a reputation as a fair and generous employer. His departure will be regret- ted by many personal and business friends. Whilst not taking any promi- nent part in public affairs, Mr. Tor- rance interested himself in the for- tunes of the local Association Football Club, of which he has been an esteemed patron. His departure will in no way affect the operations at Blaencwm.
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Tl:e Newly-Elected Sub-Agent for the Anthracite District During the 1;"t two months the mem- bers of the Anthra- cite District have been greatly interest- ed in the ballot for the selection of a sub agent. At the first ballot early in Dec. there were no less than 24 candidates. This number was re- duced to four for the second ballot, viz., Messrs. J. J. James, Cwmgors; Stephen 0. Davies, Gt. Moun- tain Tom Prosser Jones, Yst-radgynlais, and Jno. Harris (Ir- lwyn), Bettws. No one of these having received the required number of votes, a third and final ballot was ne- cessary between Messrs. James and Davies, and the re- sult of this was de- clared at the District meeting on Saturday last. The figures were:- J. J. James: 9310 S. O. Davies: 6303 Mr. John J. James is a familiar figure in public life in the Swansea and Am- man Valleys. Indeed, there is scarcely a district in South Wales where his stirring eloquence in the cause of Labour has not been heard. From early boyhood until recent years, he worked as a collier; subsequently being selected as checkweigher by the workmen of the New Cwmgors Colliery. He has served as a direct Labour representative on the Llanguicke Parich Coun- cil for one term, and the Pontardawe Rural District Council for three terms a.nd his usefulness and influence on the latter body is freely acknowledged by opponents of the Labour movement. In the industrial sphere it is safe to say that, apart from the agents, there is not a member of the Anthracite District who has been so often called upon to take part in industrial disputes on behalf of the workmen. On several occasions he has appeared before Government officials to give evidence, and with satisfactory results for the causes he advocated. His knowledge of the customs and conditions of the Anthracite District is wide and comprehensive, and his skill and tact as a negotiator are outstanding qualities. The Anthra- cite District are to be congratulated on their selection, and the hard- worked chief agent. Mr. J. D. Morgan, on having as a colleague a vigorous and experienced personality. I PLAYHOUSE AND COLISEUM. 1 Mr. Coutts has favoured his patrons with excellent programmes at the Play- house this week, and the selections of films have been greatly enjoyed. Sever- al notable attractions are promised for the week-end, including the great film play, "Will Evans Harnessing a Horse" a picture produced at great expense, and one which has met with extraordi- nary receptions in various parts of the country. There is also a particularly screaming comic, "Tiny Tim steals an Elephant," Attention should be given to the special attraction for next week, when the celebrated Dayton family, 12 in number, will present their unique creation jentitled "Le Rendezvous," which has been given with remarkable suocess in every na.rt of the United Kingdom and on Continental Halls. It includes a galaxy of fine talent, includ- ing highly talented dancers, acrobats, nd vc 1its. T'-<- Coliseum maintains its reputa- tion for excellent programmes, a cosy hall and every provision for the com- fort and entertainment of visitors. The fine picture programme this week-end ought not to be missed, including as it does the drama "The Beryl Cononet, in the renowned "Sherlock Holmes" series, but this is only one of seven fine films which have to be seen to be ap- preciated. MR BEN TILLETT TO VISIT TO YSTALYFERA Mr Ben Tillett, secretary of the Dockers' Union, will address a public meeting at tho Playhouse, Yetalyfera, on Saturday, Feb. 28th, when there will, no ,,?a turd bo a large gathering. ( f ou b t, "NEXT WEEK COLLIERY I Rumours have been in circulation that I the colliery near the Ystalyfera Works, known as "Next Week" Colliery is to be j re-opened, and a large taking of ooal- bearing land developed. It is stated that I a looal Colliery Company is interested in the venture. I
I TARRENI COMPANY S CLAIM I AGAINST WORKMEN. Arising out of the recent strike at Tarreni Colliery, Ystalyfera., when the men "downed tools" without tendering notice, the owners have made a claim against the men for 91,500, this amount representing the standing charges at the colliery for three weeks during which time the men were idle. A conference took place on Tuesday between Mr. E. Hall Hedley and Mr. J. D. Morgan, and the Works Commit- tee, and after the full facts of the case had been discussed, Mr. Hedley agreed to reduce the claim to £ 850. Tli's offer will be placed before the men at a meeting to be called at an early date, and, if accepted, the matter will be ended, otherwise the case will probably be taken to Court.
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GARDEN TOOLS .¡a SEASON 191 "l1li' e: D. Lloyd & Sons, Are now showing a Well-Selecied Stock of Garden Tools of every description for the present Season, including— Garden Spades from 1/6 Diacring Forks „ 1/11 Bakes and Hoes, all „ Shovels [sizes „ Shears from 3/6 Pruning Shears „ 1/3 Grass, Hedging and Bill Eooks I Wire Netting, all sizes and meshes Galvanized Fencing Wire Barbed Wire 14/- per cwt- Garden Barrows Extending Trellis Wood, 12ft. long from 1/- Special low prices for 50 yard rolls Galvanized Netting Wire Also a Large Stock of General Ironmongery and House Furniture D. LLOYD & SONS Ystalyfera & Ystradgynlais ESTABLISHED 61 YEARS.
YSTRADGYNLAIS FATALITY I DEATH AFTER SIX MONTHS OLD FATALITY. The Swansea Coroner on Monday in- quired into the death of Cornelius Mor- rissy (26), a single man residing at Wind-road, Ystradgynlais. Deceased, an assistant repairer, met with an ac- cident there and died at the Workhouse Infirmary. Mr. Foot (H.M. Inspector of Mines, Bridgend) and Mr. C. H. Tom- linson (for the employers) were pre- sent. Mrs. Antasia. Morrissy, New-street, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary, identi- fied deceased as her son. He told her that some "top" fell down and broke his back. Mr. Thomas Harris, Breoon-road, Ys- tradgynlais, the fireman at the Gurnos Colliery, stated that on Tuesday, July 15th, last,' deceased and others were engaged in repairing a roadway when a fall occurred which pinned him against a tram. Coroner: How much folIF-About 10 cwt. Dr. Whitelaw, Swansea Union Infirm- ary, stated that deceased was admitted on January 12th suffering from frac- tured dislocation of the spine and bed sores. He was paralysed in both legs and there was no hope of recovery. H; was admitted to the Workhouse fri n. the Swansea Hospital, and there bad beer* no change in his conation A missing witness, John Jones, was discovered in an ante-room where he had been all the time, but his evidence was not taken. A verdict of "AccidenUl death" in accordance with the medical testimony, was returned, the jury expressing sym- pathy with Mrs. Morrissy. ■ ■ 1 ■
ARMY BANDS AS "BLACKLEGS." Colonel Seely has received a deputation from the Parliamentary Committee of the Trade Union Congress on the question of Army and Navy bands being allowed to compete with civilian musicians. Mr Bowerman, M.P., afterwards stated that Colonel Seely drew a distinction between individ4 bandsmen and complete bands in connection with what was described as "blacklegging.
wW The total funds in the hands of the Road Board amount to P,2,833,747 14s. 7d.
Welsh Flannel and Wool Stores LONGTON HOUSE, Herbert St., Pontardawe. Stockings Re-fqoted on the Shortest Notice. IOd, per pair. Post Free Send for patterns and price liata for all kinds of Wool and Flannel. Note Address— J. W. MORGAN, Pontardawe & Seven Sisters SAVE MONEY — BY Paying a Visit to H J. POWELL S Clearance SALE Boy's Overcoats from 3/6 Youth's „ „ 4/11 Men's „ 12/11 Winter Stock must be cleared regardless of cost to make room for Spring Stock. H, J. Powell Clothier, etc., Wern & Commercial St. YSTALYFERA « £ ♦ Pianoforte & Organ Tuning REPAIRS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION First Class Work, Moderate Charges PIANOS TUNED FROM 3s.6d. JAMES TARR Compton Terrace, Ystalyfera
GARDEN NOTES. With the Spring comes the desire" for fresh garden produce. It is now just time to plant broad beans, shallots, and such heavy plants as will stand the frost of the next couple of months. This year will be the first for Howell, Chemist, Ystalyfera, to stock seeds, which means, of course, that they muet. bo fresh. All seeds at the establishment of Howell, the Chemist, are guaranteed fresh and sound, and are obtained direct from the actual growers. Place not your trust in growing seeds Half of which are only weeds, For the motto up at Howell's reads Fresh Garden Seeds, Sound Garden l See ds. .—————— "<»»
WET WELCOME FOR G.B. SHAW Retailing incidents which marked the-, early days of the Labour movement in Bradford last night, Alderman Joseph Hayhulst said that he was once host to G. Bernard Shaw. Tea was served, when suddenly a small, torrent of water hit the table. A- thundeirstorm had broken and the rain had found its way through a skylight in- to a bedroom, and then, via the ceiling, on to the tea-table.
W. A. WILLIAMS, Phrenologist, can fie consulted daily at the Victoria Arcade fnear the Market), Swansea Printed and Published by Llai. T lafur" Co.. Ltd. Ystalyfera, in the County of Glamorgan,. February 21st 1914.
SUNDAY TRADING DECISION OF THE SWANSEA TOWN COUNCIL The Sunday trading question was the subject of a debate at Swansea Council when resolutions were read from religi- ous bodies asking the Council to put into operation the Lord's Day Obser- vance Act with the view of obviating the evil. Alderman Daniel Jones, chairman of the Watch Committee, supported the proposal, and said that last Sunday there were 398 shops open in Swansea, including:— Sweetskops < 161 I Refreshment houses 62 Grocers' shops 62 Greengrocers. 32 Butchers 4 Newsagents 26 Tobacconists 18 Goneral,deaters 22 Dairies. 7 Hairdressers 1 Outfitter's ishop 1 Alderman David Davies moved a re- solution referring to the matter to the Watch CVmmi'tee together with an ins.rnct;on that they obtain further in- fo- -.at on on t he subject. He argued that the putting into operation of an obsolete Act would not bring about the desired effect. Mr. Laugharne Morgan concurred, and said that on the last occasion the Act was put into operation the small traders and wodows suffered, whilst those who could afford to pay the fines did a good trade. Alderman Tutton moved an amend- ment that the Lord's Day Observance Act be put in force, and said that un- less Sunday trading was stopped the evil would grow, and shop after shop would not only be opened on the Sab- bath, but much labour would have -to be employed. He contended it was not a matter for the Government at present, but that local bodies should know their own wants and requirements, and have the courage of their convictions. Alderman Ben Jones, Mr. Jno. Lewis, and others supported this amendment on Sabbatarian grounds, but Mr. Dd. Williams and several other members supported Mr. Davies' motion, mainly on the ground that the putting in operation of the old Act referred to would not stop Sunday trading. Eventually Mr. Davies' motion re- ferring the matter to the Watch Com- mittee for further information was car- ried by 17 to 14 votes.
PONTARDAWE and ALLTWEN GLEANINGS [BY BIRKS.1 "Rumour is a lying jade." "The fiving rumours gathered as they roll'd, Scarce any tale was sooner heard than told."—Pope. "Rumour was the messenger of de- famation." -Pollok. Some one started the story, and it soon became general, to the effect that there were starving men, women and children in Pontardawe owing to the present dispute. A meeting of the committee of No. 2 Branch of the Steelsmelters was has- tily summoned for Monday evening, and it was unanimously decided that if there were any needy cases, relief should be immediately afforded. This decision was proclaimed through- out the district, and at a largely at- tended meeting of the men affected by the dispute with the result-not one application for relief has been made. The members of No. 2 branch of the Steelsmelters need not quite starve— they are receiving 12s. per week lock- out pay. The Dockers' Union has made a sub- stantial grant to the members of the Pontardawe branch of that organisa- tion. The generally expressed opinion con- cerning the meeting of employers and representatives of the workmen, held at Swansea on Saturday was that the officials of the workers had "bought a pup!" Pontardawe Male Voice Party com- peted at Morriston on Saturday and in the competition, the best piece of which was "Y Brythoniaid," they were ad- judicated inferior to Kenfig Hill. Dissatisfaction was expressed by a large section of the audience who, let it be understood, was not wholly com- posed of Pontardawe's supporters. As a matter of fact, the Pontardawe supporters were not responsible for the uproar which caused the adjudicator much mental perturbation. My experience at every Eisteddfod I have attended where Pontardawe's supporters have been strongly in evi- dence is, that they are the best of sportsmen. I have yet to discover that any more rivalry exists between Pontardawe and Kenfig Hill than is the case between Pontardawe and Siloh (Landore) or Ys- talyfera. The fact that the adjudicator claimed that "I am champion of the world" might have had something to do with his extraordinary adjudication. Messrs. David Lewis (Colbren), Dd. Lewis (G.C.G.), and Wyndham Lewis (clerk to the Pontardawe Union), are attending the Poor Law Conference in London this week. "Let's take a keb" will be all the rage at the next .meeting of the Guard- ians. Ynisderw Bridge is being widened. When will an improvement be effected of the bridge crossing the canal in Her- bert-street r* There are eight members on the Pontardawe Council named Davies. The Pontardawe Horse and Flower Show will be held on August 13th, Schedules will be issued shortly, and it will be noticed that there will be a considerable increase in prize money and several new features introduced. The licensed victuallers in the Pont- ardawe district have an enviable record: not one of them has been proceeded against during the year just ended. I wonder if that never-to-be-forgotten Alltwen case has had anything to do with it. I repeat, I wonder! Pontardawe possesses a street lamp- lighter who performs his duties on a bicycle, and who does not alight (no pun intended) during his round. The "Constance Logan Dahne" Lodge R.A.O.B., G.L.E., has been "raised" from a minor lodge to a Dis- trict Primo Lodge. At the ceremony held at the Butchers Arms, Alltwen, on Monday evening, a large number of Buffs from various parts of the Valley were present and had the pleasure of congratulating Primo Dd. James on his promotion to Knighthood. The audit of the accounts of the Alltwen and Pontardawe Co-operative Society by Mr. H. L. Warren, public auditor, of Cardiff, has now been com- pleted, and a general meeting of the members will be held at the Danygraig Chapel Vestry on Thursday evening. I have gathered that the position of the Society is highly satisfactory not- withstanding the tremendous damage caused by the recent fire. It is hoped that the society will now go full-steam ahead on up-to-date lines. The net profits of the Imperial To- bacco Co. for the last year were £3,353,912, and dividend at the rate of 35 per cent. per annum has been paid out to the shareholders. That is the reason why I smoke nothing but "B.D.V." and C.W.S. tobaccos. Pontardawe. will play Ystalyfera to- morrow (Saturday) at Ystalyfera and a large crowd of supporters are expected to accompany the team by 'bus, whilst others will journey by train and shanks' pony. The game promises to be one of the best seen at Ystalyfera—hence "The Wasp" will be present. Do not miss his critique in next week's issue. The. marriage was solemnized at the Registry Office on Tuesday between Mr Horace Leslie Warne, of Tredegar, and Miss Margaret Jenkins, of Cilmaen- gwyn, Ynismeudwy. *?** OBITUARY. ￼ 1 The death occurred on Thursday at the Royal Oak, Rhydyfro, of Mr. John Harris, 55, who had been the landlord of that house for nine years, prior to which he was a fuller and dyer at Pont- tardawe. Deceased was a well-known sportsman and a good shot. He was highly respected, and his death will be mourned by many. He leaves a widow, but no family. The funeral, which took place at Snron, Rhydyfro, on Tuesday, in wet weather, was largely attended, the Rev. D. Price officiating. It is with deep regret that we record the death of Annie, wife of Mr. Ford Scale, of Quarr-road, which took place at the Swansea. Hospital on Tuesday evening. For some time Mrs. Scale had suffered from a nervous complaint, and she entered the hospital to undergo electrical treatment, but, unfortunate- ly, too late. She was a daughter of Mr. John Madge, of Brecon-road, and was married less than two years ago. She leaves a sorrowing widower and a baby boy, seven months old. The funeral of the late Mrs. Mar- garet Lewis, wife of Mr. D. R. Lewis, of Edward-street, Alltwen, took place at Alltwen burial ground on Wednes- day, when there was a large number of mourners present from all parts of the Valley. She died on Friday last, at the age of 57. She leaves one son and two daughters. Mr. D. R. Lewis is a deacon, and her son Mr. Rhys Lewis is organist at the Danygraig Chapel. Deceased was a native of Alltwen and had been in ill-health for many years. -—————