ABERAVON. I The Aberavon magistrates on Thursday re-heard the summonses against four young men for aiding and abetting in Snaday trading. The cases were heard a week ago before three magistrates, but the Bench failed to agree. After a lengthy hearing the Bench, fined the lads 2b. Gd. each.
BRITONFERRY. On Friday the members of the Brython Glee Society, BTitonferry, under Mr. D. Bae- c.tfa, Davies, gave an ey-eiiing concert to tbe inmato of the Sanitorium at the Ciniia. Js<?th. which heW b&?n arranged by t.' T. Gwynne. The party g&ve a. number of selections, while aokie were rendered by Messrs. William and JaTnes Jonos. Mr. W. S. Bevam. also enter-ted tied the company with amD humorous redtautione and songe, and the whole programme was much appre- ciated. The reoont Christmas Day envek>pe collec- tion made at Brltonferry for the Belgians in Belsricm realised tho sum d -P"Ll "(,i. 5d. The chairman of the I>io;.rict Council, Mr. James TJiom<eis. J.P., arranged the collection, with Mr. J. Perrer.t as secretary, and the best thanks are due 4f) the iriany young ladies who undertook the delivery and col- lecting of the envelopes. The County Council has at last deemed fit to have tae main road between Briioaiferry and Nesth attendel to, and this week the eteam roller i6 busy en the job. The state of thiij road has been deplorable for months.
BRYN. Miss Patricia Davies, daughter of Mr. Dani-el Davies, mechanic, of Baldwin's Colliery, Bryn, passed primary 1st class in July, and elementary with honours. She is a pupil of Miss Bessie Jones, A.T,.C.M.. second daughter of Mr. David Jones, of Ynisygwas-terrace, Cwmavon. SOLDIERS HONOURED. On Tueeda;- night a reception concert WaeI given at the Mission Flail. Bryn. Port Talbot, in honour of Sergt.-Major Kitchener (S.W.B.) and Private Henry Brown (Dorsete). The Rev. Hugh Wil- liams, on behalf of the inhabitaiits of Bryn and district, presented Sergt.-Major Mitchejier with a puree-of gold and a pipe and a tobacco pouch, suitably engraved, and Coun. Richard Evans, J.P. (chair- man of the Margam Council) presented Private H. Brown with a purse of gold, a silver cigarette caoo and watch, suitably i inscribed. Mr. Griff T. Daniel presided, and patriotic addressees were delivered by Conn- R. Evans and Mr. T. Loughor, M.E. The following artistes contributed to the programme:—Measns. Joseph Harry, Joeeph Morris, Jenkin Jones (Cyranier), Ton). Jones. E. J. Phillips. Morris Thomas, Tom Daniel, Mies Ruth Rim*, Miss Annie Walters, Mrs. W. Daniel, Miescs M. Xoughor, Morfydd Daniel, M. A. Evans, and Bronwen Walters. The accompanist wes Mr. Tommv Davios, A. Mue. L.C.M.. L.T.S.C. (Bryn).
CWMAVON. Stationery in all its Branches.—Note- aper and ￼ C\'py Book..s, Pen; per and Envelopt,?, tnK and Pfn<u?, Pocket. 'R<?k?, Sealing IVa^j "vitntain Pens, Account Books, icc., «c.—fl.S. Arnold, HWii Street, Cwinavon.
DYFFRYN. Private William Vest and Sapper Joseph Evans (only son of Mr. and Mrs. David Evans) were honoured upon their return home from the front. The ilev. A. R. Davies presided, and in making th1t.: presentation b, consisting of a silvet mounted stick and valuable pipe with lighter respectively, he passed warm' encomiums upon tie services rendered by Sapper Evans, in Gallipoli, and by Private Vest, who had not only fought in Franco, but also in the Boer War. Similar tributes were paid by Messrs. Joseph Harding, Owen Jenkins, John Poley, G. H. Rutter (ciMiiriaa-n of and Tom H&weLl (secretary). Suitable acknowledgements were Returned by the recipients (just di&- charged from hospital) and by Mr. David Evans and his daughter, Miss Evelyn Evans. Song's were contributed by M. I/ewis Thomas, Arthur Corbett, and Willie Eddotls. Mr. Hopkin Thomas was the accompanist. A vote of condolence with the bereaved relatives of the three young soldief-o--Corp,&rni David G. Evans and Privates Albert Evans and Isaiah Edwards—who lately surrendered their JiVoM for their country, was passad in solemn sileve
GLYN-NEATH. I Private W. G. Harries, of the 4-th Welch, late operator at the Glyn-Neath Public Hall, wa.s killed in action recently. He WB(S a native of LIsmelly.
LLANSAMLET. I On Thursday evening, at the Peniel Green English Congregational Miti-eh, a repetition of the operett a, Zurika, the Gipsy Girl" (in ch-aractor) was given by the church's choir under the condacter- ehip of Mr. Isaac Richards, A.T.S.C., Birchgrove. Miss Nellie Jordan was the Rcoompanist. The chiof characters were represented by lr. John Howells, Mr. John W. Rosier, Mr. Charlss Thomas, Mr. Thomas Mallett, Mr. Randell Wil- 'liarns; Master R. Gardiner, Miss Stella PhilJify?, Emily Ivy, Miss Katie Bees, Howeils. In the miseel- Jar.eon-; par.t Fth1 Maud Fraacis, tfiss Eciily Ivy, and a ten-or from GWIn, Konymaeh, took part. The manager of Voxhole tinworks proqided. A FATAL ACCIDENT. I An inccnew wis neid at Swansea, on Ifortday, on the body of David Matthews (52), of 67b. Neath-road^ LO^noainlet, who died -it tht- Hospital on toatwrday, foUowinar amid tr. Evidence showed that de- ceased, hj some meane, got knocko-i down Jby an engine engaged in shunting opera- tioBs at Mesare. Gilbertson'a Steelworks. A verdia. of accidental death was r- turned, oil persons concerned being exon- ersted froct tdiune.
'I T. I NEATIT. Mrs. A. Victor Goodman. NeathJs pevpaJ^ eJjXT*tk>nigt, had a flattering re- eeptioR at Cba Cardiff Red Cross Hospital cofoeri, at which else recited Spoitty" with iatertse dramati-c j>ower. Since the war thse gifted lady has given elocu- ,tionary recitals tfh mug bout South Walea, and has done much to encourage recruit, tng. Only recently Mrs. Goodman oon- tributed to the programme given at the Swansea Y-M.C-A. by Mr. Ernest Rolls' Revue Cempany. In tlvis labour of love, Mrs. Goodman's rwitais have been re- sourcefully aooomijauied on the piano by Mr. W. E. Harris. For the effinvearienoe of readow inter- ested in local tribu-nul affairs, we are castrod to stato that the clerk. Mr. Edward Powell, has removed hip offices to in, rfie^th-terrace, London-road, Neath. Three Neath mneicians have. rra-ineri .«:HCt-ed positions in tie rwyint list, at honours 01 th London College of Ktnio., Miss Maggie Creek gained the diploma. with the A l.C.M. degree; iliss Eveline Dodd the senior certificate first uivision; and Mr. W. H. Thoat-i- passed the aaeociate ezamin;i- tion in the.ory,. entitling him to the decrees, A.Mus., LuCJ.M. A meeting, consisting of studeDts of the I Neath Board of the Ton;c Sol-fa College, has been held at the Anchor's Restaurant, Neath. Mr. Tom J. Wil- liams, Cwmgwrnch, presided. It was de- cided to present Mr. Jonah Morgan, secre- tary of the N?th B&ard, with an enlarged pLotograph of himself, in the College robes, a? a smaU token of the student?' appreciation on his mcent succeSB in ob- taining the degree of Mus. Bac. of Oxford. Brief addros«ss ;wero delivered by Mr. James Singleton, I'.T.S.C., .Pvrt Talbot; Mr Griffiths, E.T.S.C., Pontrhydyfen; and Mr. Broham. The duties of secretary I were carried out by Mr. Richard Leyehon, I L.T.S.C., Birchgrove, Llansamlet. NUKING ASGOCIATION. I The following interesting ?rticuIarB appear in the report for December, 1915, issued by A?igs Doris Wales, assistant secretary to the Neath Nursing Associa- tiDll General Cases.—Cases on books 1st of' month, 45; new cases, 27; convalescent, 29; died, 11; parifili cases, 3; tubercular, 2; general visits, 777; parish visit3, 73; tubercular visite, 27; total visits, 877. Midwifery Cases.—Cases? on books 1st of month, 4; new cases, 17; visits, 317; nights on duty, 6. Gifts.-Tiirkey from Mrs. Jenkins, Mrs. Jamea, Mrs. Bevan, Mrs. Sims, Miss Ken- way; Mrs. B. W. Davioe, 12 mince pies; Miss Gibhins, pudding; Mm. R. P7 Morgan, parcel for tho poor; Mrs. Grand- field. £ 1 for tire poor; Mrs. Moorc-Gwyn (junior), lOo.; Mrs. Morgan, The Hill, cake, two boxes of dates, ginger; Dr. O'Flynn, chocolates; Mrs. Walea, vege- tables and apples.
NEATH ABBEY. On Tuesday evening, Mr. Wm. Piekerell presided o\'or a crowded eoldiere' recep- fion meeting, at Ebenezer Chapel Vestry, Neath Abbey. Privates Fred Hearn, of the South Lancashire Segt., and Frank Francis, of tho 8th Welsh Rgt. (both home from France), and A. Howell Prout, of the 3rd Welsh (frost-bitten from Gal- lipoli) were the heroes welcomed. The present,at;?n& on behalf of the local recep- tion oommittc were made by Mr. Henry Raaeon, the three rocipie?ts m1tahl'y re- sponding. The lv. J. Ev&ns Jone? a?eo spoke, and proposed that the heartiest ceagT?hiIahon? of the meeting 00 sent to Company-Sergeant-Majore D. J. Cossev and E. Gallop on their being" mentioned in dispatches." This was seconded by Mr. John John, and carried with cnthuttiasm. Solos were rendered bv Messrs. Rich. Evana and W. J. Evana, and Masters Lewis and Joseph W. Jones; r-ecifciUona by Miss .Lizai* Heavens (oor, posed by her- self), and Mr. Tom Johns. The Neath Abbey Children's Choir (conductor, Mr. Rich. Evans) also rendered Comrades in Arms with fine effect. Messrs. Ben Polev and D1. 1. John shared tho honours as accompamsibs. It may be added that tho home-coming of Pte. Prout was particularly ead. A woe-k previous to lea.ving for tho fro-rit he was married, while just a. month bflfore his return home invalided, his young wife died, in child-birth, the baby sur- viving. The meeting closed with the National Anthem.
I PORT TALBOT. I The shipping- at the Port Talbot Docks for the firet week of 1916, i>otwithstand- ing tho bad weather whiea prevented several &1Üpe putting to cea, chowcd the ..üht.ia, tonnage ùLól,öH tons. This ?,w^s made up of 47,636 tons exports and 4,191 tons imports, an increase of 19,717 tons as compared with the corresponding week of last year. In addition to the high tonnage there were in dock on Saturday 37 vesseJ The Rev. J. T. Rhys, addressing a meet- ing of the Guild at the English Congrega- tional Chnreh, Port Talbot, on Tuesday night, said that he was an impanitent bc- liever in Prohibition, and bdieved thd Prohibition would do far more than Oon- scription to bring the war to a successful end. But neither in peace por in war time was Prohibition possible in this country, mainly because of the vested in- terests in the liquor traffic. A pamphlet had recently be211 sent him and some other ministers entitled Why leave the straight road ? It was the report of an address by Mr. lief. Jones, M.P., President of the United Kingdom Alliance, and urged tempenvnee reform ers not to deviate from the policy of Prohibition, and deprecated turning to the Fide rol of State jtuix-hase of the liquor traffic. Mr. Rhys said there were tircws in politics whe-i it was impos- sible to ti-avel the straight road, just M in the army a frontal attack would be madness. Wisdom dictated then that we shoul-d try and reach our destination by a bye-road. The born -ertrateprist, when he realised tlfe futility of a frontal attack, ordered a flank movement. The straight road to Prohibition ra absolutely blocked. There was no hope of getting through. History showed, nothing more clearly than that the vested interests we-rp too many and too formidable for temper- ance reformers. Vested interests were our Gallipoli, and the sooner we realised that the better for the tempeirnce cause and for the nation. The longest way round war, Bomefcunew th# quickest- and surest wAy home, and so in order to attain Prohibi- tion hf Tii-c-cd that wo f.laojdd travel by the way of ■State purchase. Mr. TJayd George had brought this withm fche range of practiealpolitie-q. It was uPPOI'h:d by m-en of all parties, and so j'úúd a chance of passing. The foremost leaders of the Temperance movement, men like Mr. Arthur Sherwell. Sir Thomas Whittaker, Mr..Topfnh Rowntree, Sir Joaeph Comp- ton Riekett, and Canon H<uslisyf all entbusiapfic the policy. To oppose ikis policy was to grant :1 new h'tuv. of life, to -the drink tiafnc in this land.
cp- SKEWEN. I The fine shooting range which was ) recency opened under the New Cinema, for the Skerwew V.T.C., is already proving a splendid attraction1 for the officers and men. Some excellent shots have been discloeed, and a line spirit of friendly rivalry Iras been engendered. Company Commander V. R. Way, having offered a prize of fire shillings to earih one who shoots the possible 100 on his card daring Tannmrv., there is quite a keen ex- citement amongst the members, and al- ready several have qualified. A shooting match has been mooted to take place be- tween this company and some neighbour- ing one, and highly interesting it would certainly be. Up to t'lte preaeat. only a few of the local armlet men have rallied to the V.T.C. colours. The efficient drill- ing of Sergt.-Major Cole, and the new shooting r should prove irresistible attractions to all wo»Jd-be eoldieas. They could hardly find a better stepping stone to the lYiguiar army.
Hong Kong, Tuesflay.—Armed gangs of Chinese lvavo raided the CrtKtoms statuv* at Lujaarstariba and Nhataa. jt.
OMNIBUS NOTES I Sowthwark Guardiau.s are offering £10 notes to nurses who remain in the service for a year. Angolo barto, the only brother of the late Pope l'iua X., has died at the age of sefcnty-tuue. Sir George Redd was on Tuesday re- turned unopposed for the constituency of St. George's, Hanover-square, London. For permitting drunkenness on his piemises the Exmouth magffitrates on Monday fined a locad publican the full penalty of SJO. The Rev. G. H. Wallis, Methodist minister of Newport, Mon., formerly an ironsmith, has gone to work in the Gov- ernment shipyards. The re?tc of 15 per cent, off rent, which has been anowL to all agricultural ton a nt- on Lord Tredegar's estate for 25 years, ceeses this year. Sir Lawrence Hugh Jenkins, late Chief Justice of Bengal, is to be a Privy Coun- cillor with a view to taking his seat on the Judicial Committeo. Miss Brae re, who was buried at Bath 01 Monday, went through the siege of Luck now, where her fathpr commanded thi- 13th Brigade Native Infantry. The Duke of Westminster has given MM to the St. PaiFe Cathedral Preserva- tion Fund, which has now reached' the amount required. The Welsh Agricultural Council has decided to ask tho Board of Agriculture to i make additional grants for training work- men for-farmwork in view of the shortage of men. Archdeacon Spooler has been appointed to succeed the late Archdeacon Madden at Liverpool, and Canon Howson, rector of Woolton, will become Archdeacon of War- rington. For being in illegal poseeseion of four trenching tools, blankets, .shirts, and other articies, the property of the War Office, Michael Kennedy was at Dublin on Fri- dav fined .£5. Capt. Edward Needham, R.N., brother of the late Lord Kilmorey, who served on the Malay Peninsula and the Perak expe- dition, was fomc1 dead in bed at St. Leo- nards on Monday. The expenses incurred in connection with the Merthyr bye-election were pub- lished on Friday, as follows:—Mr. Charles Butt Stanton, gsoi 56. 9d.; Mr. James Wirastone, £ 1,099. In rough weather, off the north-ea»t coast, on Friday, the pilot coble Nent- head, of Seal; am Harbour, capsized, and a pilot's assistant named William Carver was drowned. It is officially announced that the King has been ple-wxl to approve the appoint- ment of Mr. Edwin Montagu to be Chan- cellor of tho Duchy of Lancaster, in c,-uc- ceasion to Mr. Herbert Samuel. On the ground that her eat wits shut up at home, Ethel Watson (30), of Three Colt-lane, applied for bail on Tuesday at Old-street, w hen remanded on H charge of maliciously wounding two women. For having given a bottle of whisky to a patient in a military hospital, Frederick John Cook, Suinmerstown, I^ower Tooting, and Harry Essex, also of Tooting, were fined 40s. at South-Western Court on Monday. Two workmen were injured, one having a hfrid blown eff, by the explosion of a German she 111 fuse which, had been sent from France and was being examined in an en«inpiOTing shop at Thornaby-on-Tees ot Saturday. Pneumonia causing apphyxia was found at the inquest on Tuesday .at Pp.ddington to be the cause of death of Private Joseph Muroiiy (35), Loval North Lancashire Regiment, who died when returning to the fronVon Saturday. I/>rd Se!borne. Minister of Agriculture, is Buggecting that to encourage cottagers to keep pigs and thereby i ncrease the focal ^-vxlnotion, the local authorities should jelax any by-laws which at present may prevent pig keeping. When three Irish youths, all 19 years old, were charged at Aldershot on Monday with travelling on the South-Eastern and Chatham Railway without paying their farpc. the magistrate snid that if they would enlist in the Bantams in a wsek they would be discharged. When the Fishguard express arrived at Paddington on Saturday night a soldier of the Lcval North Lancashire Regiment, ap- parently between 35 and 40 years of age, was found unconscious in one of thio com- partments. He was taken to St. Mary's Hospital, where he was found to be dead. An old saa captain resident in Rugby. noticing that the engine of a train on the London and North-Western Railway bore the namo of Dachshund, wrote to the railway company suggesting that, as an act of patriotism, the liame should be changed. The engine has now been re- named Bulldog. For allowing beer to be taken away after 8 o'clock on a. Sunday evening, a Mitcham publican named Edwin bowman has been fined JJlO by the Croydon raaristrii-es under the new C)rd,-r. The woman who bought, it was fined 5s., having acted in the belief that she could be served with beer in a jug till 8.30, a? -on week-days. A conference of 0-its National Union of ScottifA Mine "porkers was hcl-d in Glas- gow on Tuesday for the purpose of con- sidering the Military Service Bill. About 100 delegates 4 were present from every miniag dKrirt in Scotland, and Mr. Bohart, Smillie, President, of the Union and also of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain, presided. M. Stobbs, a fitter, of Jarrow. read in the evening papers on Saturday night that a man knocked down and killed by a tram- way-car in Newcastle had been identified ils himself. Meanwhile the cC\jonS jury had found that he had been accidentally killed in the manner stated, and that a Bister of Stobbs had identified her dead brother. The police took immediate steps to rectify this curious case of mistaken identity. At the Whitehall Bordon Police Court on Tuesday morning, a private in the 41st Montreal Infantry Regiment, was charged with the wilful murder of Henri Joli- coour, of the same regiment, by stabbing him at the Prince of Walce Hotel. White- hill, on Monday evening. Prisoner if. a Russian Canadian, and a nwmher of a company of the reg-ment which is almost exclusively composed of his compatriots. The body of a factory girl was found on Tuesday morning on some waste land at V'iigari under circumstances pointing to foul play. Deceased, who has been identi- fied as Jane MorrM, aged 17, was employed at some mills, and she lived in York- street. Wigan. She was last seen on Mon- day evening. It is stated that when the shocking discovery was made there were bloodstains on the face and ifnger-marks on the neck. The police are pursuing in- quiries. The funeral of the late Lord Burnham, proprietor of the Daily Telegraph, H took place on-Wednesday, the body being interred at Beaoonsfield. A large and rep,-escntati-oo gathering assembled, in- cluding xooaibeie of both Houaps of Par- liament, distinguished journalists from all over the Kingdom, including a number from the Btflrfi of the Daily Teleg-raph," and representatives of many philan- thropic and other aescMiiations with which deceased was associated. A recent exhibition in Q-oebec has proved that there iii a future for Cana- dian made toys. Seme fiive examples of ingenuity ctnd general workmanship were shown consisting of mechanical toys. rock- ing horses, mod-els of camps, including nUTse6, soldiers, ho-, f-ents, dolls, doll's bedroom furnitxtre in satin wood, ckdl's shoes ajrd o<ther gar- ments, swings, sledges, inonkseFye and sub- marines-. With energy and care there is no reason why, within a short. time, these toys should not be procurable .in the United Kingdom, and so help to keep out the German-made artistes eo plentiful be- I fore the war.
OROCEiS' ASSOCIATION | GROGERS' ASS_ Tlm 1 EARLIER CLOSING OF SHOPS ADVOCATED At Tuesday's meeting of the Swansea Grocer's Association, Mr. Richards (Cwm- bwria) raisfcd the question of shortening the hours of week-end trading. The grocers, he said, could do with an extra hour's rest, and it would alio save gas. Surely if the Hairdressers' Association could do it they could. Mr. Wm. Lewis, J.P., (Morriston), said Morriston was setting Swansea a good •ex^uple in this respect. On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays they closed at half-past six. on Fridays at nine, and Saturdays ten. Mr. Richards said the members would be surprised how dead business was in his district utter nine o'clock. Surely, are we not tired by that time?" he asked. The closing of public-houses at nine has been th-o greatest blessing we have had." A r. Mr. Wm. Jamas remarked it was a pity some traders could not see that, in their ov. 11 interest's, they should close at 10 I o'clock or 10.30. There were fruit snops and chip shops open until 12 o'clock— totally unnecessary hours. He thought such habits on the part of traders were disgraceful, indl,"maiiy of the people who kept open till these late hours were officers of churchos and chapels. He taught it was time the Association approached the ministers and clcrgy to make appeals from the pulpit to remedy this state of affairs. Mr. Webster (St. Thomas) sqid some of the shopkeepers in hi" district kept open all hours and never seemed to go to bed. He knew one shop, which opened at 4.30 every morning and never closed until 12 o'clock. (" Shame.") At this shop they sold everything from a needle to an ele- phant. (Laughter.) The Chairman: The working classes aro always agitating for shorter hours, but they won't give them to us. We should appeal to the trades unions and working- men to support us in thw matter. Mr Webster: Until we get a Compulsory Act it is no good talking about early clos- ing. They never take any proceedings against these shopkeepers, and they are open every Thursday afternoon. It was stated that Inspector Bingham was taking the matter of early closing in hand by a. new register of the borough. The matter then dropped. Mr. II. S. L. Cook, hon.» secretary of the fund in connection with the Swansea Chamber of Commerce for providing neoaesaries and coinfarts for wounded sol- diers, wrote appealing for subscriptions, and several promisee were made. Mr. Thiekey, divisional -goods trafficj manager for the G.W.H. Co., wrote sug- gesting that a bureau be opened by which f -a 1)c, <)p(--n- d bv w l i i ejl, empty packages mig-ht I)-. disposed of locally in order to facilitate other traffic on the railways. The secretary (Mr. n. F. Hood) reported that the sngg-eetion Wb6 not favourably c-n- tertaiued in Swansea. A bureau would not work at Swansea for the -reason that better^prices could be obtained from manu- facturers tor large ca;5ca, while smaller cases were usually, disposed of. A discussion took place on the price of gas in Swansea, and it was generally held that 3e. 2d. per 1,000 cubic feet was too high. The Secretary reported he had written to other towns to get comparative figures, and these showed that in other places the price of gas was considerably lower. In Cardiff it, was 2s. 9d., in Newport 3, in London 2s. Sd., 2s, lOd. and 3s. (three separate companies), and in Birmingham as. 3d., and, by taking larger quantities, down to 15. 6d. The Chairman said a reduction locally would be welcomed. It was agreed to urge upon other trade associations to combine with the grocers and appoint a deputation to the GJV? Co The Secretary reported that Mr. A. P. P'i?ham? F?erro?ary of thO fund for pro- viding Christmas parcels for ar-oldier^' de- ¡mDdÐn, had written a?kiDg him to r, ql--t the members of the Association to recognise the vouchers when they .were ¡ presented at their shops. He had done this, and the mem b ers had complied. )
LADY'S WIG AID GOwN. I A lady dressed in a wig and gown on Tuesday appeared before Mr. Justice Neville in the Chancery Division to ma.k e an application. Sho said her name was Lady Eliza Rose, and that she desired to make an application in her, own P-ause." but his Lordship refused to hear her or allow her to remain in court in that costume." She had only time to state her name, when Mr. Justice Neville said, Are you a member of the bar ? Lady Rose: I am a member in my own cause. His Lordship: The garb you are wear- ing is reserved for members of the Bar. I can't have you ma.^querading in that costume. lady Rose; As. a barrister, I am en ti tled- His Lordship: Not in this court. You are not a member of the Bar of England. Lady Rose: I was given permission by Mr. Justice Joyce to go to any court I pleased. His Lordship: You have come to this court, with the resuilt that I direct you to leave, and I refuse to allow you to remain in that costume. The lady th-n left the court, murmuring that she would go before the Lord Chief Justice. c It was understood that she went to the Timer Temple to try to obtain permission b wear the wig and gown.
TAKEN mm IN A GARROW. At the Pembroke Dock Police Court on Tneeda.y, the name of that wcll-knqvm local character Martha John, of n, Mili- tary-road, P";in:ir, was called, and Martha hobhlxl into court leaning on a rather ancient- looking, umbrella, to answer to a charge of being drunk and incapable in Cross Pa.rk on the previous day. The Clerk read the charge in a voice suitable to the occasion, and Martha re- plied: "Very sorry, sonny; I had two glasses of port over tlife New Year." P.C. Reee said that on the day in ques- tion he saw thp defendant lying on the I ground at Cross Park. He aroused, her up, and found that she was too drunk to etand. He was forced to borrow a wheelbarrow and take her home. She thought that she was being driven homo AJQ a motor car," added the witness. You never k no wed about my sprained foot," said the defendant. Where did yon take me from, scnA-F ?-Cross Park. Defendant (to Supt. Thomas): Suppose you had a foot like that (exposing a shapely ankle to the vulgar gaze). Supt. Thomas (critically); A very pretty foot. Defendant: And 73 years of age too. She was fined 10s. Defendant: Va-ami-, you, my honey.
-7=- NOSTROLINE I SIPS IT IN THE BUD. At the first warning symptom of CoM In the Head, use N-o _t,.Iiy, and xir IT IN TiliF DUD. Often a single application of "Nos- troline-" will effect a complete cure. "Ncs- troline goes right in wbere the germs are 'I and dest??ys them. It clears yo?r head in- stantly. You can prove in a minute that Noit,-roline does what is claimed for it. Try it and see. It is sneer frity, to let colds got a grip of you when yCll can so easily repel them with IVostroline." Get a tube of Nostvolme" to-day. Tubes, 1. 3d., all South Wales Chemists, or by post Is. 1 from makers. Harold E. Matthews and Co., CJJCJflists, UlifipOt Bristol. 1
LOGAL POLICE COURTS! — SWANSEA. Saturday.—Before Messrs. J. II. Rosser, T. Jonee, and S. Gregor. Richard Bevan, an absentee from the 3rd Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers at Sitherlaiid cince December, was remanded to await an ese-ort. He said he had been under medical treatment, suffering from gas while on active service. Edward Evan Davies was charged with having been drunk and disorderly on Christmas Day. I don't know anything about it," said defendant; it was Christmas time, and 1 might happen to have a little drop." Clerk (aiiuding to defendant's condi- titm): It isn't quite over yet 1 Chair-maD. ï ou"-e had a drop this morning! Defendant was fined 20s. W. Llewellyn, cliargcd with having been drunk and disorderly in the parish of Llangyfelach. said: Very sorry; it is the first time I've bean here." He was lined 7s. 6d. Pauick J. Lairerty, William WalL and Joseph Boyd. absentees from the- Welsh Regiment, were remanded to await an escort. Edwards Bates was summoned for assaulting his wife.—Mr. Stobo Andrews represented defendant. Chairman (to complainant): Listen to me. It seems a very silly thing for a man and his wife, at your time of life, to be wrangling. We don't want any police court proceedings if it can be avoided. (To the advocate) Surely they will listen to reason. In- spector Da vies and the advocate will go out with them; the case is adjourned for ten minutes.—Mr. T. Jone, ,3.1) also joined voluntarily the conciliation board. —On their return, Mr. Andrews said: H Thanks to your geod offices, I think per- haps if there is a mouth's adjournment— thxro are faults on both fides-I hope that will put it right."—The case was ad- journed for a month. Thomas Williams, for allowing a horse to stray at Gowertcn, was fined 5s Monday.—Before Messrs. Rd. Martin, R. W. Jones, J H. Rùsser, and J. Wignall. "Must be true, sir." said Eliabeth Jane Temple, charged with having been drunk and incapable in Caer-street. She had been taken to the station on a .stretcher, but did not now remember t anything about it. There were previous convictions. On defendant promising ro sign the pledge, the case was adjourned j for a month. Yes, I was drunk, sir," said Timothy Hurley, who had been found in Kine&- lane in that condition.—5s. or 7 days. Joseph McShergle was charged with having been on licensed premises, the! Waunwen Inn, during prohibited ho-ure, not being a bona fide traveller, and aleo with giving a false iianie.-Inspeetor Fielder, doubting that defendant had! walked from Clydac. as he paid, asked for Ins insurance card, and found there the name under which he was charged, j Defendant had given the oNicer the name ?f Taylor.—Defendant was fined 208. or i 14 days. Thomas McGuire, ifreman, charged with k having been drunk and incapable, ex-! plained that a fellow bad given him some whisky out of a bottle." Defendant was fined 76. 6d. Mary Harris, charged on adjournmcnt I wilit pawning blankets and sheets, value r the property of Mary Ann Morris in September, was fined Os. or 14 days; but II given a week to get the money. I' Selina Cain, a married woman, was 1 summoned for using obscene language in Cannan-roiv.r, ined 20s. or 14 days.—The same defendant, summoned for malicious damage to 32 panes of glass and window blinds and curtains to the extent of 105- t was lined 10s., and ordered to make good 010 damage. Evidence was offered by the sirtcr of Miss Kate Da vies that Frank Cole, of Cardiff, who did not appear, had ad- miited the paternity of Kate Davies' chiTd.—An order was made for the pay- ment of 3s. 6d. a week. Tuesday.—Before Messrs. J. W. Jones, J. I>evonald, and David Meager. Catherine Webb, married, was fined 10s. for having been drunk and dis- orderly in North Hiill-road on Monday. William Rowles, rivetter, had"to pay 5s. for having been drunk and indecent in Quay-parade. Albert Edward Jvelshaw, tinsmith, and William Walkley were each lined 2a. 6d. for allowing their sons to trade in the -streets without wearing their badge. A summons against John. Ifuglies for allowing his son, Francis, to enter the Gore House Hotel for the purpose of street trading was dismissed. Wednesday.—Before Messrs A. H. Thomas, J. H. Rosser, and J. Cummins Evans. David Howell Thomas, absentee from a Territorial battalion; Richard Thomas and Edward HoaI"), both absentees from the We.l-=h Regiment, were remanded to await an escort. Defendant Hoare had 11 been found dancing with another man in the Full Moon Hotel. ¡ Edward Harries was finod lft. for having been drunk at Pontardulais. Thursday.—Before Messrs. W. Thomas, ¡ \V. Edwards, Lovat OweD, and Ben Jones. William James, haulier, was fined 5s. or seven days for drunkenness, Richard Cullen (corporal) was c-?rged ￼ with deserting from the 21,4 Welsh ni I m2ut. Infective Francis, acting on infor-II ma.tio?, accost fd defendant in Hrynsin- II t&rrRce. Defendant at first denied being in the Army, S3id, he wLs il the N.aw. but on being taken to the Police Station, II admitted he was a dseerter. He was re- manded to await on escort, and the magis- trate directed that 1(?. should be handed to Detective Fr?cta for his alertness. lbHhew Power, 2nd- Welsh, and Chas. W"leon. Royal Munsters, Fimilarlv charged, were also remanded t<? await az'i Ii e.-cort. I, Waiter Anderson, summoned for leaving II' his horse and cart unattended, was die- I missed on payment of oo&tp. i David Morgan, charged with assaulting Mary Ann Pridmore, was said to have kicked her when «he was on the groand. The assault was denied, end the case was ri dismissed. 11
CIMLA. After Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, of Park Hoyae, Cimla, had gore to tied, the son came home and found the kitchen full of smoke. Entering, he raw tht some clothes around the fire had e-aitg It, and with a few pails of water h-e was able to extinguish the tiftmas without alarming his parentis. The damage was slight. ÆI
Li^eAmsirrcigys DEATH I The death wlzkli occurred in his 34th year of Mr. D. L. Alorgan, butcher and grocer, Llanek:, Gaming 4s it did sud- denly. i. much ranriM t Mrach sym- putliy i felt for his YCUAG wife and child.
SCUMS SPEECH RESTORED. j After having bee.i deaf and d-umb for II over iour months, Private Irving, of the I 7tii Cameron Highlanders, who is now an inmate of a military hospital at Kirk- burton, near Huddiersfieid, has recovered both facuH.Ms, that of speech under som&-j what extraordinary circumstances. On October 3 la&t, whilst the Germansi? w?re bombarding Huiluch, Private Irving I was buried under a shelled trench, and when rescued it was found he had been I rendered dc4X and dumb. Recently be recovered his hearing. About a week ago I he sprained one of his legs, and wao partly confined to bed. Gunner Johnson, of th00 16th Battery I Royal Field Artillery, who occupied th4! next bed, constantly tried variOus methods of shock on Irving as a cure for his speech- lessness. Eventually his efforts .ware re- warded. A day or two ago Gunner John- son placed a pieee of orange peel on the ??r near Imny's bed. Irvin? sljpped on tho orange .l, 1Dd dn falling caught his head OD his locker, at the e&me time ejaculating Oh, ?h.?? The fall prodoced sudden stcknes?. after which he v? astonished that he could talk as wdl as ￼ ever. Gunner Johnson has been-.presented with tho Iron Cross by the rmrn:i:ng )?ta?f for I his gaJLantry in praaervic? Irving from a Sum Dmn.'? i'
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