t ABERAVON. t At the Poliee Court on Thursday, two ea"s were mnnl for hearing in which Minnie Harvey, Victoria-road, Aberavon, Bummuncd her husband, George TJarvey, marine store dealer, Pott Talbot, for arrears under a main tain mice order, and tfie husband applied for the discharge of the maintainallce orderMr. Trevor Hunter (barrister-at-law): I happen to know that defendant will not appear.— Mr. Lewis M. Thomas (for respondent* suid he anticipated this condu--4". IL bad been given all particulars, and was pre- pared to go on with the case. Ti-e there- fore thought lie was entitled to all osts. —The husbf.nd's appd;;a'ion was btrrk out, and he was ordered to ray j guineas costs. I Thursday was observed as the Aberavon and Port Talbot shop assistants' annual holiday. Though there was no organised outing, various parties betook themselves on motor trips to Mumbles, Porthcawl and elsewhere, whilst a large number held a picnic at the Sands. At Aberavon on Monday, George Clarke, garage proprietor, Port Talbot, was sum- moned ior driving a motor-car without a rear light on the 18th inst. P.C. Bailey said lie received a telephone message from Port Talbot. and he stopped defendant at Taihach. The rear light of the car was extinguished. 'Mr. Lewis M. Thomas (on behalf of defendant) said his client left his garage in a hurry. Before leaving he gave orders to an employee to light the rear lamp. This the employee forgot to do. with the result that Mr. Clarke was rot aware of the lamp being unlit until lie was stopped by the constable at Tal- bach. In the circumstances he asked that ihe caeQ be dismissed, otherwise his client's license would be endorsed. The case Mas dismissed on payment of costs. At Aberavon on Monday, Wm. Davies, Taibach, was charged with travelling on the Great Western Railway without pro- ducing his ticket. Mr. H. Henderson for the company said defendant arrived at Port Talbot from Xeath, and when he passed out handed a portion of an old market ticket to the porter. When asked fur a proper ticket defendant could not find it. It was now, however, found that defendant had a ticket, and the company wished to withdraw the summons. This was granted, defendant being ordered to pay 5s. costs. POLICEMAN ASSAULTED. At Aberavon on Monday (before Messrs. Geo. Longdon and Ald. Dd. Rees), Charles Smith, labourer, of no fixed abode, was brought up in custody and charged with being drunk and disorderly and assault- ing the police in Cwmavon-road on Satur- day iiight.-P.C. Osborne said ho saw prisoner very drunk outside the lodging house. Defendant was very abusive, 'and challenged people to fight. Witness took him into custody, and on the way to the police station defendant struck him on the mouth causing three severe cuts. Civilian assistance had to be called for before defendant was 6afely locked up. P.S. Jones corroborated. For being drunk and disorderly defen- dant was fined 10s., and for assaulting the police £ 3 or one month.
BRIDGEND. Edward Kitchener, a workman in the employ of a local hay dealer, who fell from a truck at the railway station on Wednesday, died at Bridgend Cottage Hospital yesferdav.
BRYN. Mr. Thomas Davies, Bryn, has secured his diploma of Licentiate of the Tonic a College. He is the composer of the popular hymn-tune Bi-.vn," and is pre- centor of the Bryn Baptist Chapel. A man named William Perkins, aged 73, of Maesteg-road, died suddenly on Satur- day It is stated that deceased, who was employed at the Bryn Navigation Collieries a's a. smith's striker, got caught on Thurs- day at work between two trams and waf slightly crushed on the body.
BAGLAN. In connection with the auxiliary hospi- tal at Baglan Hall, the matron wishes to acknowledge the following gifts, kindly SPIlt: -for the benefit of the wounded sol- diers recuperating thereMrs. Havard, books and magazines; Miss Connor, cigar- ettes; Mivand Mrs. Lipscomb, cigarettes and pupers; Mr. and Mrs. W. Llewelyn, dressing gown Mr. and Airs. G. D. Love- lnck, bath chair; Miss R. Llewelyn, eggs and cake; Miss Talbot, puzzles; Mrs. Lewis, eggs; Sunday School boy, eggs; Irene and Leonard Nash, eggs, fruit and cigarettes; Hilda Scriven, eggs, fruit and cigarettes; Mrs. Nash, chocolate and I fruit; Miss Savours, cakes; Mrs. 'Taylor, fruit and cigarettes;, Miss Hill, cakes; Mrs. Mills, fruit; Miss Loveluck and Miss Elton, fruit; Mrs. W. L. David, cake: Miss Robert (Port Talbot), fruit and eggs; Mrs. and Miss Robert-s (Briton- ferry), fruit and eggs. Weekly gifts have baen promised by the followingMies Talbot, vegetables; Mrs. Howard, eggs; Mrs. m. Llewelyn (Court Cohnan), vege- tables and fruit; Mrs. Hallowes, eggs; Mrs. L. A. Williams, cigarettes and maga- zines; Mr. E. O'Sullivun, cigarettes and magazines; Mr. Gerald O/Sullivan. cigar- ettes and magazines; Mr. George O'Sulli- van, cigarettes and magazines: Mr. and Mrs. Marchant Jenkins, cigarettes and magazines: Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Loveluck, papers (daily).
BRITONFERRY. Britonferry has decided to hold a. Russian Red Cross Flag Day on Saturday, September 18th. under the auspices of the I yAnotic Lea p, e. TLIV Rev. Henry Hughes, patsor cf Roho- both Baptist Chapel, is giving his services as chaplain to the forces stationed zt Tid- Worth as part of his holidays. The marriage took place at Walter-road Congregational Church, Swansea., of Mr. James H. Jones. n6Sistant schoolmaster at Vernon-place Schools. Britonferry, to Miss Florence Cornelius, of Swansea. The officiat- ing minister was the Rev. J. Phillips, llar-tor of Carmarthen-road Chapel. The bride, v l-o waa; charmingly attired, was given awaj by her brother, Mr. Joseph Cornelius, and was &ttended by her sister, Hies Annie iVmeliiis W- bridesmaid, and the best man wjs Mr. H. Thomas, Britonferry. At the half-yearly meeting of the Brtcn- ferry Co-operative Society, held on Satur- day evening, Mr. M. H. Jones, who tnd t-een the secretary since its foundation—23 YMl'S ago-resigned the office. The resignation \vat;> received with regret, and Mr. Jones re- ceived much praise for his untiring efforts. A full-time secretary is now to be ap- j Minted. > At Neath Petty Sessions on Friday, By. Shumake, steelworker, Britonferry, summoned John Thomas, a neighbour, for "using indecent language towards him. Complainant alleged that he was walking through the street on Saturday night v.hen defendant stopped him and called In in a German." The prompt ar- rival of P.C. Baker prevented a breach of the peace.—" To call a man a German, said Mr. Dan Perkins, is sufficient to rouse the ire and anger of any British subject."—Defendant, who pleaded guilty, Mms fined 20B.
CADOXTON. I An interesting military wedding has I "take,n place at St. Catwg's Church, Cadox- 'JUxta-Neath. of Miss Vera Muriel te'it-on. youngest daughter of Mr. and -.Irs. Herbert Sutton. of Glvnleiroa, j JNealh^ and Second-Lieute-nant Rees Jen-1 ..kins. of the Welsh Regiment, only son II 0 tlw lat., -Nfr. Thomas anti Mrs. Jenkins, or ,1 ,v, ia Morris, Britonferry. Although iuncuou vur_> yuieUi' Ottlfcbruted. there was a large attendance at the church of parishioners of Cadoxton and Bryn- coch. The officiating clergy were the Rev. J. C Thomas, M.A., Vicar of Duft'ryu, assisted by the Rev. J. B. Mey- rick, B.A. Both parties are very wen known in the district, and the bride is very popular, and lias taken an active part in local social life. During the period of the war she has actively identified herself with war work.
CWMAVON. When the war is over and things regain their former normality some attention should be directed by the authorities to tlio improving of thoroughfares and the sidewalks of Cwmavon. Much good work can he achieved in this direction aud tho places made more up-to-date and more in keeping with an industrial centre of such importance. The Parochial Committee, to their credit be it said, have done a great deal for the benefit of the rate- payers, but far greater things will be ex- pected of them in the future.
DYFFRYN. x In addition to those already mentioned, it should be stated that valuable service at the recent successful sports was also rendered by Miss Pattie Jones and by Messrs. W. Phillips, Daniel Bowen, and Allan C. Trew. A large number of the brave sons from this parish arc now in the fighting line, viz., Messrs. C. Burton, R Ball, Thos. Jones, Victor Blick, Benj. Harris, Ernlyn Harding, J. Hughes, Joe Lewis, Victor Thomas, John Bow en, Willio Powis, Sidney Samuel, Willie Jones,- Albert Evans, .T. Worthing, W. Best, -Arthur Witty. Ernest Brooue. Ebenezer Davies (1), Ebenezer Davies (2), A. Gasling, P. Quand, Ronald Birdie, Alfred Lewis. D. J. Lewis, Cyril Rees, Dd. Phillips, Rd. John, Joseph Evans, Alfred Sair. David G. Evans, Chas. Prout. Mr. Dd. Edwards in serving in H.M.S. Andes. Privates H. Treadwell, Horace Smith. and Howell Prout have been invalided home from France. News has been received that Private Richard John and Sapper Joseph Evans are in hospital, the former in Reading, transferred from Port Said, suf- fering from bullet wounds in the thigh, and the latter at Alexandria, from a blow on the knee.
GLYN-NEATH. At' the last meeting-of the Parish Council arrangements were made for lighting the parish during the coming winter. Numerous complaints were made in past years con- cerning' tb»* unsatisfactory lighting of GJyn- Neath. Some lamps were always out. To remedy this, the parish has been divided into two PRrts-ÖJJC part extends from Mae- shir to Pont-Neath-Vaughan, and the other part from -Jfaeshir to Creigiau. the south- western boundary of the parish. The annual series of preaching services is about to commence at the various chapels. We undtrstand that some eloquent and able ministers have been engaged all round. The first of the series commences n(-xt Sunday --it pont-Neath-Vaugh:in, when the Rev, .T. Moelwyn Ilughes, M.A.. Ph.D., Cardigan, will preach. Eapper Hees Rowland. son of Mr. and Mra. W.T.Rowlands, Bryn a von, returned on a short holiday from the front, and had a hearty welcome by all. Sapper Rowlands has served with the Telegraph and Tele- phone Corps at the front almost from the outbreak of the war; he has seen some rough times, especially around Ypres, but so far he has got through unscathed, .and he looks in the pink of condition. lie re- turned on Friday, I OUT OF HAND AT 13. I It's hard lines for a father to con- demn his own daughter, but I can't do anything with her. Wo have tried all shapes. Thus spok the father of Vera Names (13), of GIYll-eath. to the local magis- trates on Friday, when his daughter was charged with stealing 9s. 9d. from the house of Geo. Herring, a cowman, living at Glyn-Neath. "I am the father of seven," continued Ti,ai.-ri.(-s, aDd she has a eood step-mother to look after her." The Bench ordered the girl to be placed 1 under the supervision of the probation j officer for 12 months. —————
I JERSEY MARINE. j On Monday afternoon an outbreak of fire was discovered at Owynfa House, Jersey Marine, the home of Wm. Jordan, a furnaceman employed at Baldwin's tin works. P.C. Lloyd, the resident police officer, was quickly on tho m?n?. and, assisted bv scvornl civilians, puccecdcd in extinguishing the flames. Damage to the I extent of about .1:5'1 was done. The origin I of the fire is unknown.
J LLANSAMLET. On Sunday night, a most impressive I memorial service was held at Tabor C.M. Chapel to the late Private John Eyre Davies, killed in France. Rev. T. Joiies, pastor, officiated, and spoke eulogistically of tlii deceased. There was a large gathering, and the whole service was of a feeling nature. The singing of the anthem, The Righteous shall dwell in Heaven" by the choir, was very effective, under the conductorsliip of Mr. J. B. Jordan. Mr. Trevor Davies pre- sided at the organ and played the Dead March (in Saul) at the close of the ser- vice. Great sympathy was shown to the family and relatives in their sad bereave- ment.
MELINCRYTHAN. Mrs. Mary Ann Carnoy, of the Eagles- hush Inn, Melincrythan, Neath, who died on February 24tli last, left estate of the gross value of £ 2,162 His. 9d., of which £ 2,103 is. 3d. is net personalty, and probate has been granted to Mr. Matthew Araold, of 11, Parade Build- ings, Neath, solicitor, and Mr. John Henry Roberts, of Walters-road, Melin- erjthan, tinworker.
MAESTEG. I Mr. John Howells, Glyn Garth, Maesteg, who has died rather suddenly after he had been ailing for some time, had taken a prominent part in the public life of the town. Born in Wiston, Pembrokeshire, in 1850, Mr. Ilowel-Is came to Maes teg when quite young, and worked in a colliery. He was a member of the Maesteg District Council, of which he became chairman, a guardian of the Bridgend and Cow bridge Union for fifteen years, a member of the old School Board, and governor of Bridg- end County School, chairman of the Gla- morgan Building Society, onoe president of the West Glamorgan Oalvinistic Methodist Monthly Meeting. He had been associated with Libanus Calvinistic Church, Garth, for 40 years, having been deacon for twenty years, and secretary for 24 years.
MARGAM. I A pretty military wedding was wit- nessed at Margam Abbey on Tuesday, when the marriage took placo cf Laiice- Corporal Arthur Jones, of the 16th Welsh, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Jones, Hirwain Cottage, Margam, and Miss Olive Jones, second daughter of Mrs. Eunice Jones, Gallipoli, Taibach. The ceremony, which was, performed by the vicar, the Rev. Z. P. Williamson, was witnessed by a large number of friends, who afterwards drove to the bride's parents' residence, where a weddinir breakfast was partaken of. The t britAs. wliu was cluu-iiiingly attired in a grey costume, with hat to match, was given away by her brother. Mr. W. J. Jones (Workmen's Club, Aberavon), and flttended by Miss Jane Jones (sister of the bridegroom) as bridesmaid. The duties of best man were performed by Private 1). N. Jones (brother of the bride)
NEATH. David Davies, Coronation-road, was at 'Neath on Monday fined 5s. for using in- decent language in Wind-street en Sunday. Official intimation has confirmed the rumoured death in action of Pte. Jack Langford, of the 8th Welsh. He was one of the many patriotic workers at the Neath Galvanising Works who joined the Colours at the outbreak of the war. At Neath on Friday John Thos. Cogger, Tonypandy, was lined 20s. for driving a motor cycle at a dangerous speed. Proving the case, P.C. Jones said defendant was going at a furious speed, at least 30 miles an hour, and tho pedestrians on the Resolven road at the time had to H hop it quick." Mrs. Mary Ann Carney, of the Eagles- bush Inn, Melyncrsthan, Neath, who died on February 24, left estate of the gross value of £ 2,162. of which t2,103 is net per- sonalty. The testatrix desired that at her funeral her (laughter, Elizabeth Ann Wilson, and her grand-daughter, Minnie Doris Johnson, should walk first together behind her body. On Friday evening, at the Neath County Police Court. P.S. Martin, Resolven, was I presented by his colleagues in the D Division of the County Constabulary with a handsome s ilver tea and coffee service, suitably inscribed, on the occasion of his retirement. Supt. Ben Evans, who pre- sided, made the presentation, and paid a tribute to the recipient, adding that a quartfr of a century of his 27 years' ser- vice \vas spent at Resolven. A more loyal and faithful officer could not be .desired. Inspeetfli-s Morris and Gill, Sergts.Evans and Morgan, and Mr. J. E. Richards also added a few words. P.S. Martin feelingly added -t f,(,w words. ]'.S. ,Nfart-in feelinglv ments. ackn,owled?,,f-,d tlio gift and the c-oiapli- Morriston on Saturday at Mount 'Plc-fisant. The local woodrollers put up a stubborn fight against their more. ex- perienced neighbours, and on Nos. 1 and 2 rinks were superior. The total scores were: Morriston, (12; Neath, 79. Towards meeting the bill for rebuilding the vestry at the Forward Movement Hall a very successful tea and towel sale was held on Friday evening. The proceed- ings were formally opened by Mrs. J. Fear Davies, and the Rev. Frank Joshua, the popular pastor, was the moving spirit. Songs were well sung by Mr. J. Gwynne Narbett and Mr. Gordon Brooks, and Miss L. Jones gave a pianoforte solo. As a result of the proceedings over S:30 was realised. Official notification of the death of Private D. Jenkins, of the Stii Welsh, has been received by his father, Air. David Jenkins, Lombard-street, Melin- crythan, Neath. Jenkins was a popular Rugby player, and was one of the heGt forwards connected with the Melyn Ba-Ba»s, the holders of the Rugby Junior Challenge Cup. He died of Gastritis whilst on active service in the East. H Ho was a splendid soldier," writes his captain, and I was thoroughly sorry to hear of his death. Although he did not die fighting, it was whilst serving hi, King and Coutnry." The Kev. W. Cann, who succeeds Dr. Keen as pastor of the United Methodist Church, Neath, commenced his ministry on Sunday wih successful services. During the past six years Mr. Cann held the pastorate of Mount Pleasant, Exeter, during Nwhlch time a new church and a new organ had been built, and a sum of nearly £ 2,000 raised by special effort. Before his departure from Exeter the Rev. and Mrs. Cann were the guests at a fare- well social, when they were presented with an illuminated address and a purse of gold by the members and friends of Mount Pleasant Church as a token of hiIlcero appreciation of faithful and un- tiring services rendered during their con- nection with the church. A letter has been received from Private Tim Jenkins, the well known Neath Rugby forward, of the Welsh Pioneets, which proves conclusively that the reports freely circulated of his death are. to say the least, "grossly exaggerated." At the time of writing from the Dar- danelles a week ago, Tim was very much alive. He makes some caustic remarks regarding the Welsh coal strike, and says if only the strikers could spend one day out there and gaze upon the little wooden crosses that dot the mountain sides and see the everyday sacrifices of the soldiers they would cease their murmurings. "We know no eight hours' day, no Saturday half-holiday, or Sabbath Day of rest he adds. Our one aim is victory." Under th" auspices of Mid-Glamorgan Dis- trict T.O.G.T., a successful united session waa held at Maria-street Chapel, on Tues- day evening, the lodges of the district being very largely represented. After the opening ceremonies the D.C.S. (Mr. T. Turner), on behalf of the District Executive,, welcomed the Grand Chief Templar of Wales (Mr. J. F. Pickford) the Grand- Electoral Superin- tendant (Mr. J. H. Jenkins), and the Dis- trict. Secretary of West Glamorgan (Miss K. Jenkins). The G.O.T. thanked the members for their kind reception, and read an in- teresting paper. The G.E.S. also delivered a stirring speech. Mr. ITLclwidge rendered I' a solo. Miss Rees and Mr. Jenkins, Cilfrew, recited, and Messrs. S. Morris and G. Huck- bridge presided at the organ.
NEATH ABBEY. I A successful eisteddfod wao held at the I Ebenezer Welsh Vtesleyan Chapel, Neath Abbey, on Saturday. The president was Mr. H. Reason, Skewen, and the conductor Mr. G. Davies. Bryncoch. Other officials were: Adjudicators—Music. Mr. H. Hughes, Treherbert; recitation. Mr. Tom John. Neath Abbey; accompanist, Mr. Ben Poley; secretaries. Messrs. B. Poley and W. Evans. Awarde were as follows -Boys' 6010: Master J. W Jongs. Neatli AIJLIeY. Girls' solo. Miss S. H. Evan si Pianoforte: Miss M. A. Jones and Bowen, Skewen. Children' recita- tion: Master B. T. Jonet. Coelbren; consola- tion prizes, G. Williams, Taibach: Victor Morris, Uansamlet, Prize bag: Elsie Rogers, Pembroke. Best ake:. Mary Jones, Neath Abbey. Essay on gob fires, causes and prevention; Divided between Mr. Dd. Jenkins, Resolven, and Mr Lewis Williams, Rhoe, Pontardawe. Baritone: Watcyn Wal tors. Neath. Recitation (adult): Mr. James Reee, Hirwain. Duet: W II, Thomas, Clyne, and H, Griffiths, Oilfriw. Soprano: Mary Davies, Skeweu. Tenor: G. Griffiths, TOlln6 Mixed choirs: Tabernacle. Skewen (Mr. E. Davies). Male voice: Neath Minstrels (Mr. Jos. PickreU).-Air. T. James, M.E., Main Colliery, adjudicated the essays, Mr. glo- combe the cake, and Mrs. (Councillor) T. Williams the prize bags.
PYLE. I The living of Pyle, vacant by the death of the Rev. J. Bangor Davies, has been offered to the Rev. D. J. Arthur, curate, Porthcawl, Who has accepted it. The new vicar, who i8 proficient in Welsh as well as in English, is a member of the Porthcawl Urban District Council.
PORTHCAWL. I Mr. John Rowe, a septuagenarian, of Newton, near Porthcawl, who has three sons and five grandsons in the Army, was knocked down by a motor car at Newton, Porthcawl, on Tuesday. He sustained a fractured thigh and injured arm, and was conveyed home. A font, subscribed for by the scholars and teachers of All Saints' Sunday School, Porthcawl, was formally dedicated on Sunday evening by the Rev. D. J. Arthur. Private H. Ledman (2nd 7th Welsh. Cyclists) was inj ured on Wednesday even- ing at Porthcawl as the result of the accidental discharge of his rifle. Tho bullet passed through his foot, and he was sent to a Cardiff military hospital for treatment. Samuel Haskings, timberman, and Lay- bourne Haskins, collier, both of Fenton- place; Porthcawl, were charged at Bridg- end on Monday with trespassing in pur- ¡ suit of conies on land in the occupation of Thomas Bros. at Tytliegston. Al r. T). Llewellyn prosecuted. P.S. Pincott said that as he approached Samuel Haskins pointed the Run at him and shouted a Stand back." The gun was leaded at the time. Samuel Haskings said the rabbits were shot on the roadway. He had a farm 300 or 100 yards away, and had shooting rights on land ono and a half miles away. Defendants denied that a g-nn was pointed at the police sergeant. Samuel Haskings was f-ined 21 and Lay- bourne Haskings 10s.
I PORT TALBOT. j I Port Talbot, shipping tr.ido was again fairly bri-sk during the. past week, the tcit- nage dealt with being wdI up to the Yer-I a?e. Th? total trade amounted to 4?55o tom:. made up of 37,'?82 tons exports and 6,274 tone imports. I 'j' Summoned at Neath on Friday for driving a taxi-cab without a rear-light and failing to produce his driving license, Richard Davieri, Port Talbot, tounri the Bench in a lenient mood, both cases being dismissed on payment of costs, Superintendent Ben Evans remarking that the road s were very bad. At St. Mary's Church, Aberavon, on Thursday, the marriage took place of Mr.! David George Main waring, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mainwaring. Craddock Arms, Aberavon, to Miss Edith Emily Powney, of Brondeg Hou-e, Port Talbot. Both bride and bridegroom are very popu- lar in the district, and a large number of friends witnessed the ceremony, which! was performed by the vicar, the Rev. Ed Davies. The bride, who was smartly nt-I tired in a fawn waterproof Costume and I hat to match, was attended by three bridesmaids, viz., Miss M. J. Howells, Mil's Dulein Mainwaring, and Mrs. K. Phillips. The duties of best, man were carried out by Mr. J .Howells. Both Mr. and Mrs. Mainwaring, who were reci- pients of numerous presents, left for Dur- ham, where the honeymoon will be spent. Kindle Wakes,' one of the mcs discussed "Hindis Wakes," one of the most discussed strong attraction at the New Theatre this week, where Mr. Edwin T. liey's principal company producer it w?h marked fiuccess. The play, which is in Üt; fourth year Df'4 on- tinuoua tour, appeal to everyone. The story-one that is true to life-'kœp" the audience interested throughout. The char- acter of Fanny Hawthorn is'excellently t at- tained by Mis-a Anna Bethell; Mr. Fred h. Constable is successful aa Jeffcotc, the mil] owner; and Mr. Kent Hughes a.,3 Allan gave a finished" interpretation. Mr. William 1 <■ w- hiti-sti Miss Beatrice Kaye, Miaa Ivy Cha-n- tios, Mr. Frank Howard. and Mies Gladys lieos, as Hawthorn. Mrs. Hawthorn, Mr,, Jeffcote, Sir Timothy Parrai,. and Beatrice respectively give every satisfaction.—Next week the management presents the cele- brated musical comedy, The Cingalee," produced by the same company as presented it at Cardiff a.fortnight ago.
RESOLVEN. I The return of Brigadier WllI. Funning I to his home for a few days was an occasion to honour the entente cordiale," for J Resolven was en fete for his home-coming. I Brigadier Punning has been in France with the French Army «.nee the outbreak of war, and was given four days' leave to enable him to visit his relatives who ,U,-e at Resolven. The neighbourhood was gaily decorated with flags, and the French tricolour was very much in evidence, and M. Funning was met by throngs of the inhabitants. II" was given a right royal I welcome.
SEVEN SISTERS. 1, Mr. E. Evans Bevan, J.P., of Neath, j ■ has adopted an excellent means of en- couraging thrift in the colliery village of Seven Sisters, in the Dulais Valley. Mr. Bevan offered three prizes for the best stocked and tended kitchen gardens at the colliery workmen's houses, and these have just been awarded as follows:—1st (30s.), Charles Griffiths, 25, Mary-street; 2nd ( £ 1), Mr. T. Jones, 27, Mary-street; 3rd (10s.), Mr. Henry Roberts, 47, Mary- street. The competition has put a large amount of waste ground into cultivation.
SKEWEN. 11 On Tuesday, a large and representative committee of Skewen and Neath Abbey ladies, unanimously decided to arrange for a Russian Flag Day collection for the district. Mrs. (Dr.) D. L Jones, who had convened the meeting, was chosen as hon. secretary, and Mrs. H. lieason hon. treasurer. On Friday evening, at the United Methodist Chapel, Skewen, a public meeting of welcome was held, under the auspices of the Skew en and Neath Abbey Reception Committee. Mr. Henry Reason presided, and expressed his delight at being present at the first meeting of the kind which had been called to do honour to two bravo lads—Corporal John H. 'orpera l John S. Chick. R.E., motor cyclist dispatch rider, and Private Thos. Henry Barrow, of the 1st Welsh Regiment—both being attached to that church. The Rev. Marchant Lewis. County Councillor Thomas W. Davies, and the Rev. J. Evans Jones took part. Mrs. W. Curtis, the oldest member of the church, handed each of the soldiers, on behalf of the committee, a silver cigarette case, suitably inscribed. They feelingly responded, and thanked all for their splendid welcome home. During the evening solos were rendered by Miss Abbott and Mr. Edwin Curtis, Mr. Tom John. Neath Abbey, giving a recitation. On the motion of Councillor Oglev L. David, seconded by Mr. J. Clement, Mrs. Curtis was cordially thanked for her pre- sence and for her feeling words to the lads. The meeting closed with the National Anthem. Mr. Ansley Noot acted as accompanist. A hearty "welcome home" was accorded to Mr. Tom Nicholls, of Caeglas, after hie stay of some two and a half year* engaged in important copper smelting work at Me.1- siria,- South Africa. Prior to his departure, early in 1913, he was well-known through- out the district M a prominent public man, being one of Coedffranc's representatives on the Neath Rural District Council. It is his intention to return to Messina. at tn early date. It is most gratifying to a large circle of -friends to notice the decided improvement in health cf Mr. Morgan Edwards, one of the assistant teacherb at the Coedffranc Boyw Council School. For some inonth-r. prior to the recent summer vacation, he had periods of rather indifferent health, and was unable to attjend to his duties as usual. As a teacher he is extremely popular with his pupile, and they were greatly concerned because of his continued illness. Their joy was intense when they saw him at his accustomed post at the re-opening of the school after the holidays. The proposal to have a Russian Flag Day for Skewen ind Neath Abbey should com- mend itself to all and sundry. So far, we have not had a flag day ip this locality. All our war contributions up to the present have helped in other directions. We trust that when the opportunity presents itself we ehall all rally with ono accord on be- half of our Euesian Ally's flag. We under- ,stand that, in addition to the sale of the flairs, there will be a house-to-house canvas, when all the people in every street will lie invited to tfivo a ainall contribution. The Coedffranc Parish Council on Tues- day decided, under present circumstances, to postpone procuring a fresh lot of gooks for the library. The ordinary monthly meeting of the Coedffranc Parish Council was held on Tuesday evening, Councillor Wm. Davies presiding. Votes of condolence were passed with Councillors Hy. ileason and A. Borden in their berelvement.-Tht- Clerk (Mr. W, P. Jenkins) called attention to the Local Gov- ernment Board's circular letter, reLa,tive to the Elections and Registration Act, 1315, and pointed out that that Council would held office until April. 1917, according to ite pro- visions.—Replying to a question, the Clerk .said that so far no reply had been received from Mr. G. T. Siras, Lord Dynevor's agent, regarding Crumlyn footpath. He was directed to write time once more.—The auditor's report was presented by the chair- man, who said that the auditor had found everything satisfactory. The Council ex- pressed its satisfaction at this.—Councillors R. Jones and T. Lloyd proposed and seconded respectively: "That the four dis- trict councillors be asked to inspect Graham's-terrare and Woodland-road, in order to see whether they are being made according to the specfleations authorised by the Neath District Council; and further, that this Oouinil is of the opinion that the mresent foundation j". not suitable for the heavy traffic expected from the quarry (on Graham's-terrace)."—This was carried. —————- 1P —————
TAIBACH. Private Davies—or Dai," as he is familiarly called—has seen service at the fi-t)iif, aiid during the second battle of Yprus was wounded by shrapnel, gacd, and struck by two rifle bullets the same morning. He had eleven shrapnel wounds in the arm, side, head, and legs, and, after being gassed, was being carried to the i-ear by stretcher bearers. A German budet, however, killed one of gallant fellows, and the bullet afterwards entered Private Davies's side. He managed to crawl into a ditch and so saved his life. After 15 weeks in hospital he is now home on leave.
PENCLAWDD SERGEANT FALLS. On Wednesday morning the sad news wa<s received by Mrs. Thomas, Burry Cot- tages, Peuclawdd, of the death of her husband, Sergeant William Thomas, at tlitt Dardanelles. Sergeant Thomas was an old c tidier, having served his time with the Welsh Fusilier*. In August last he joined the South \Y ales Borderers, j and arrived at the Dardanelles two months ago. The note containing the iiiforliiatioll was re- c n ed from Major Bir-rh, of the Pill I Bittaiion, dated A ugust 10th. Be- yund that he was doing his duty," no details are given of how he met his death. In sym- pathising with the bereaved widow, the Major refers to her husband as a fine man, brave and fear-! less, and oue of my best non-commissioned officers. I had just promoted him to the rank of sergeant." He leaves a widov and two young childrert to mourn his loss, and is tho first soldier from Pen- elawdd to fall on the battlefield. Mrs. Thomas has a brother also at the Dar- danelles, and two brothers-in-law in training.
￼ INN. I DRUNK IN BURRYPORTINN. I Joseph Williams, Crown lnll, Burry- port, was summoned at the Llanelly Police Court for permitting drunkenness, and for selling beer to a drunken person Mr. D. Jennings appeared for the police. 1 who presecuted, and Mr. Wan. Davie-s.de- fended, while Mr. Martin Kichards was present on behalf of Messrs. Buckleys. P.C. John Williams said that as he was standing outside the Crown Inn, when he saw two men leaving the public-house helplessly drunk, and in consequence of that he entered the house. Witness found a man named Ambery in the bar j asleep, and finding him drunk he took him to the Police Station. Defendant was absent then, but Mrs. Williams was in the bar. Witness drew her attention to the man's condition, and to the beer in front of him, and asked for an explana- tion, but she made no reply. When wit- ness spoke to defendant about what bad transpired, Mrs. Williams, who was pre- sent, said, I admit serving him, but I do not think he was drunk." Defendant said, Well, I am very fiOrry; I went out for five minutes. Look it over this time; it will never happen again." Evidence for the defence having been p;iven, the Bench considered the charge proved, and regarded the case as a very serious one. A. fine of £ 2 10s. was imposed, and ad- vocated fee was also allowed. Mr. Martin R. Richards asked the Bench to express an opinion as to whether the licensee should be affected, and the licensee turned out. Presiding Magistrate: I think we will [eave that question to the Licensing Com- mittee. We know of the trouble that licensees get at Burryport, but they I should be extra careful.
LLANDILO SERGEANT WOUNDV-D, I Sergt. J. Morgans, Of the firc:tHhl' Welsh, wa? woundedi hI. the foot during tho recent grandj charge of tllat regi- ment in the Dar.? da?ellfa, and is !lOWI lyin? in the Aus- tralian hospital, where 1H is pr?c%resi-I ing favourably. He! will be remembered a. the popular band- master of the local brass band during the latter years of its existence, and [also as a magnificent shot. It may be nentioned that in oortueotion with shoot- j he has won numerous medals and iilver cups
ANOTHER SWANSEA COMMISSION. 1 The Gazette" on Wednesday records the promotion to lieutenant of Mr. F. C. Austin, youngest son of Mrs. William Austin, of Caef organ, Calvert-terrace, Swansea Mr. Austin, who joined the ranks as a private shortly after the out- break of war in the Wilts Royal En- gineers from the Great Western Railway engineering works at Swindon. having just completed his apprenticeship, has I been transferred to a lieutenancy in the ]9th Battalion (Pioneers) Welsh Regi- ment, to date from May 16th.
PORT TALBOT MUSICAL SUCCESS. I We are pleaeed to note that, Master Alwyn Thomas, Port Talbot, was success- ful in passing in the elementary section of pianoforte playing at the Roya'l Academy section held at Swansea recently. The successful student is a pupil of Mrs. Innes (nee Miss Bedford, Port Talbot), Pen- trhiewtyn, Neath.
A good deal of harvesting work was done in West Wales or Sunday. The critics may note that the Bishop of Bir- mingham declares that Sunday harvest- ing is not incompatible with some act <.f special worship early or late in church.
] 51 YEARS OF SERVICE. I MR CUTHBERTSON RESiGNS NEATH GUARDIANS CLERKSHIP. Owing to a break-down in health, Mr. Howel Cuthbertson, who has been clerk to the N eath Board of Guartiians for the past 51 years, has tendered his resigna- tion This was read at Wednesday's meeting to a full Board, and received with ex- pressions of keen regret. "I am very sorry," wrote the vener- able clerk, "that I have to ubmit to you my resignation as your clerk after service of 51 years. During that time there has never been any word or any friction be- tween myself and the Board. The resig- nation is to take place as from the 30th September next." Accepting the resignation, the Chair- man (Mr. 33. J. Hopkins) said he could not express in adequate words the, pro- found sorrow of the Board which the Clerk's letter of resignation had occa- sioned. Por over half a century. Mr. Cuthbertson had been their counsellor and friend; faithful to duty and reliable i. Mr. Howell Cuthbertson. in his instruction. Personally, he felt it a blow tp sever the connection, and be thought the Board would be lacking in their duty without placing on record an appreciation of his long and faithful ser- vice, at the same time sending him a letter of sympathy, expressing the hope or a speedy and safe recovery. M r, W. B. Trick, J.P., seconding the motion, spoke in sympathetic terms of the Clerk's loyal devotion to duty. Mr. Anderson (Aberavon) taid he nad boen connected with the Board for the last 22 years, and he regretted very much that the future business of the Board would have to be carried on without Mr. Cuthbertson. He proposed that the ap- pointment of a successor be made at the next meeting without advertising the vacancy.—Mr. J. Thomas seconded. Question of Successor. Mr. David Davies (Neath): We are living in a free country, and everyone should be given an equal chance. I am sorry to diner from you, but 1 propose as an amendment that the vacafticy be adver- tised. The amendment had Do seconder, and the resolution was carried. The Chairman then gave formal notice of motion that he would move the ap- pointment of Mr. Edward Powell as clerk at the next meeting.
AMMANFORD MAN'S ESCAPE. i Pte. T. T. Thomas, t? 'a 4th Welsh Regiment, whose lb.uhi(3 is in Station- rcid, Ammanford. Ihaó been wounded in the fighting in Gallipoli, but not iberiously, and is now in, hospital at Malta getting about on crutches. A few hours before being rendered hore^de- combat by a bullet in, the leg, he had a narrow escape from being instantane- ously killed, a bullet passing through the pugree on his helmet. (Photo by Mat-I thews, Ammanfordi.
A ROW INTHE INN. I At Carmarthen, on Saturday, Wm. Jones, Mount Inn, Bankycapel, and his son. Jno. Jones, collier. Wernfach, Pontaiition, were summoned for causing wilful damage to the extent of £1 13e. Gd., at the Red Cow Inn, Bankycapel. William Jones was also charged with assaulting Daniel Williams, the land- lord of the Red Cow Inn. Mr. W. J. Wallis-Jonae appeared for the complain- ant. Complainant said that on August 16th the defendant, Jno. Jones, called at the Red Cow. The defendant, Wm. Jones, then came shouting, Send that man out instead of keepink him in the house and stealing his money." William and Jno. Jones came on to him, and the former hit him in the chest with his fist, remarking, Come here and I will kill you.- Witness shut the door, whereupon it was forced open by it berng kicked and the lock broken. Wit- ness bolted the door, and Wm. Jones then smashed twelve panes and the sashes in the kitchen window with his fist Whilst this was proceeding, the parlour window was smashed, four panes and the sashes being broken. Witness denied kicking Wm. Jones. Wm. Jones, Brynyrymys, Ponthenry, and Wm. Bowen, Lan, corroborated. Defendant Wm. Jones said the cause of all the bother was that complainant would not turn the son out of the house. If Williams had not commenced kicking there would have been no row. ¡ The damage was done in the scuffle. Jno. Jones said afber Williams com- menced kicking, he (witness) was pelted with stones The Bench fined defendants 5s. each, and both defendants were ordered to pay the amount of tie damage between them. On the charge of assault, Wm. Jones "as bound over for twelve months.*
LESS BIRTHS RECORDED. I At the meeting of the. Swansea Rural District Council on Tuesday, Dr. Traff or(I Mitchell reported that during July t here had been 83 births, a little more than- three-quarters the average, rate of 34.4 re- corded during the preceding ten years. The number of deaths reported in the same period was 23. There were five cases of scarlet fever in Gowerton, one case of diphtheria at Cwmbwrla, and one of typhoid at Cockett.
LANDORE GUNNER KILLED. I Mrs. Davies, 96, Cwm Level-road, Lan- dore, Swansea, has been notified by the War Office of the death from wounds of her brother, Gunner William Morgan, a reservist, formerly employed at the Ogmore Vale Colliery. He was home in March after having been wounded, return- ing to the front at Whitsuntide. He was 36 years of age and unmarried.
The bodies of SeHna Maxfield (26), wife of a soldier now serving at the front, and a. man named Joseph Rogers, a shoe hand, have been found in the canal at Leicester. It is stated that they had been living together since J uly. j
I MARKETS. r 1\.1ARKETS., I BUTTER. Cork, Thursday. First, 131; seoodn, 125; third, 0; fourth. 0; superfine, 0; fine, 0; mild, 0; choicest boxes, 0; choice, 0; fresh butter from 133s. METAL. London, Thursday. Copper quiet, turnover 200 tons, 681 to 68 cash, t.í9J to tifJl three months. Tin firm, 153" to 154 cash, 155 to 155a three months. English lead, 23J; foreign, 22 to 22j. Spelter, 74 to 70. Middlesbro' Iron, 64s. lOid. cash, 65s. 3¿d. month. CORN. Bristol, Thursday, English wheat was in greater quantlty but samples varied in coridition. Quota- tions 42s. to 44s. per quarter, rather more inquiry for foreign wheat, but prices moved slightly downward. Grinding bar- ley was about the came as last week. Maize, 6d. cheaper, with dragging busi- ness. Oats from Cd. to Is. cheaper. t MEAT. London, Thursday. Beef: Scotch long, 6s. 8dlo to 7s.; short, 7s. to 7s. 2d.; extreme, 7s. 4d.; English, 6s. 4d. to 6s. 6d.; Irish, including Birken- head killer, 6s. 2d. to 6s. 5d.; chilled hind quarters, 5s. 2d. to C& fore, 4s. 2d. to 4s. 7d. Mutton: Scotch wethers, 6s. 8d. to 7s.; ewes, 5s. to 5s. 4d.; English wethers, 6s. 4d. to 6s. 8d.; ewes, is. lOd. to 5s. 2d.; New Zealand wethers, 4s. 8d. to 5s.; ewes, 4s. 2d. to 4.8. 4d.; Sydney, 4s. Id. to 46. 5d. OATTLE. Bristol, Thursday. Beef: Fair supply; glow trade; best, 98s. to 100s. per cwt; secondary, 93s. Mutton: Average quantity, dull sale; best light down wethers, 10-}d,; prime, 10id.; heavy, 10d.; ewes, 8d.; lamb, lid. to Is. Pigs: Moderate supply; baconers, 14s. 6d. to 14.5, 9d. per score; porkers, 14s. 6d. Thousand store cattle; prices unchanged.
WEEKLY REVIEW OF THE GRAIN AND FLOUR TRADES. By J. K. CARTHEW, Grain Expert. Since posting my last review to the date of drafting this, the weatlier has been bo, dry, and summerlike—on the whole, highly favourable for agriculture. Roots of all sorts, green vegetables, fruit, etc., have made steady growth. The cereal harvest throughout England has xomdo rapid pro- gress, and will soon extend to Sootland. All kinds of live stock are healthy and doing well. Trade in fat stock oontinucs very good, and prices are firm: Beef, 9id. to is. mutton, 9d. to la. Id.; pork 7id. to 9ti per lb. Business in wool is rather better: Washed Is. 5d. to 1e. 6d., unwashed Is. id. to Is. 2ri. per lb. Threshing winter wheat in the United States and Canada is in full swing, and the results, speaking generally, ers satisfactory. Harvesting spring wheat im both countries is making rapid progress, and up to the present there are few, if any. complaints of injury by black rust or frost. Given normal weather for a few weekt longer it will be an excellent crop of wlmaj both in quantity and quality. The cereal harvest in Europe is verj nearly finished, and threshing the new grain is progressing", the results on the whole being satisfactory. Very favourable reports continue to be re- ceived of the growing crops in Australia and Argentina, but the rainfall in India is as yet insufficient. Seeding the new crops, however, will not commence for some time. Shipments of foreign wheat to Europe are only moderate, but they will soon per- ceptibly increase. There is little Old Enp- lish wheat remaining, but supplies of new- grain are fairiy large, and speaking gener- ally, the equality and condition is satisfac- tory. Warehouse stocks rather lowel". THE FLOATING GRAIN CARGO TRADE. Wheat.—Dull. Russian, nil; Australian, nil; Plate, 55s. 6d., 56s.; Indian, 55s. 6d.. 56s. 3d.; California, 56s., 56s. 6d.; American Spring, 4te. to 56s., according to position; Winter, 46.s. to 526., according to position Ma.ize.-Quiet. American, nominal. Ruaslaa nominal; Plate, 31s., 32s. .Ba,rley.-Stea,dy. American, 37a., 388.; In. dian, 37s., 38s. 6d.; Persian, nominal. Oats—Dull. Russian, nil; American, 29s« 31s.; Plate, 24s. 6d., 25s. SPOT PRICES AT MARK LANE. Wheat.-Dull. Russian, nil; Australian, ail; Plate 56s., 56s. 6d.; Indian, 56s., 56s. 6d.; Californiau, 56s. 6d., fils.; American Spring, &&s., 586.; Winter, Ms., 56s.; Old English White, 58& Red, file.; New White, 488., Ms.; Red, 476., 61s. Maize.SteMy. Amerioan, nil; Russian, nil; Plate, 21B. 9d., 32s, 6d. Barley.-Stea,ay. American, 37e, 6d. 38a 6d.; Indian, 37s. 6d., 3Ss. 6d.; Persian, nominal; Waiting, 38s., Wfli Oata.—Dull. Foreign, ZSs., 33a.; New Eng- lish, 260.. 32s. Feeding Cakes.—Dull • demand quiet. FLOUR. In epite of warm weather and a plenill-ul supply of potatoes, green vegetables, fruit, etc., the consumption of bread is fairly good, but the flour trade is far from brisk. it being of a hand-to-mouth character. Prices as follows:—Town whites, 46a.; House- holds, 44a.; Oountry patents, 43M. Whitee, 41s.; American spring i-t-te, 446., 468. Manitoba patents, Cs., 44a.; Kansas patents, 42s., 43a.; Spring bakers, 36s., 38s.; Hun- ga.rian patents, nominal. WHEAT FORECAST. Weekly shipments of foreign wheat am small, but they will soon materially in- crease. Reports of the crops, both those just harvested end others growing, highly satisfactory. There is plenty, of wheat, in the world, and markete will prob- ably rule dull, with an easier tendency. Looked at all round, the war outlook has mproved for' the Allies, and it will con- tinue to do NO. They are gradually oad surely getting stronger, whilst the enemy ia not, but rather the contrary. FEEDING STUFF FORECAST. The consumption of dry food is quite up to the normal for the time of year, it be- ing stimulated by the good prices ruling for fat stock. Prices of feeding etulfs one high and may be about maintained, but I eee bo likeli- hood of an appreciation in valum, and therefore no inducement to speculation. Regulate purchases by requirements is the course to pursue.
PRETTY AMMANFORD WEDDING. Baptist Minister Weds Teacher. A very pretty wedding was solemnised at the Christian Temple, Ammanford -in Wednesday morning of Miss H. Mvfanwy ITarris, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Harris, Waunddwfn, Ammanford, certificated towherat the Bettws Council School, and the Itev. W. S. Thomas, Bap- tist minister, Penrhiwceiber. The nuptial knot was tied by the Rev. T. Bowen Harris, Street. Somerset (brother of the bride), assisted by the Rev. J. D. Harris, Llansamlet; Rev. W. Bowen, Penvgroes; and the Bev. Teg fan Davies, Ammanford. The bride, who was given awat by her father, looked charming in a dress of white satin trimmed with chiffon and Chantilly laoe, with hat to match, and carried a bouquet of white lilies, roses, and white heather. Attending her as bridesmaids were Miss G. Harris (sister of the bride), and Miss Lilian Rosser cousin of bridegroom. The duties of }xo"t man were carried out by the Rev. D. l.dga.r Bowen, M.A., B.D., Hereford, and Mr. Emrys Harris acted as groomsman. Mr. Geo. A. Thomas, L.L.C.M., Bettws. played the "Wedding March ats the bridal party left the church. A reception was held at the residence crO the bride's parents, and later in the day the happy couple motored to Swansea, from whence th-ey left for London ami the South Coast, where the honeymoon js to be spent. They received very many handsome allduseful present*.