Presentation to Lady Nicholas. At the Garth, Trealaw, on Satur- day, a presentation was made to Lady IS icliolas by the Clydach Vale, detachment of V.A.D. nurses who served at the Llwynypia Auxiliary Hospital. Not only was Lady Nicholas pre- sident of the above hospital, which rendered such valuable service to our wounded soldiers during a con- siderable period of the war, but she personally acted as commandant of the above detachment up to the time when the hospital was no longer re- quired. Whilst acting in that capacity, her great solicitation for the comfort and restoration of "the boys" was only equalled by her interest in the wel- fare of her nurses. As an expression of respect for their commandant, and in commem- oration of the happy though strenu- ous period they were privileged to work togetTier, Mrs. (Dr.) Powell, quarter-master (now of Sennybridge) on behalf of the nurses, presented Lady Nicholas with a pair of beauti- ful silyer candlesticks, suitably in- scribed. In doing so Mrs Powell referred to the pride which they felt upon the bestowal of the honour upon Sir Walter and their commandant, and their deep regret at Sir Walter's serious illness, from which they were glad to learn he was now recovering. As a staff they had spent a very pleasant time together, and their duties were made lighter by her con- tinuous kindness and consideration. Lady Nicholas, to whom the pre- sentation came as a surprise, thanked them for that expression of their kind feelings. Of the presents she had received, none would be more valued than theirs, and as the can- dlesticks were intended for her bureau she would have them continu- ally before her, reminding her of their happy association as a detach- ment. Lady Nicholas afterwards enter- tained the nurses and an enjoya ble time was spent in recalling their hospital experienced. The members of the staff, which includes Miss Nora Nicholas, to- gether with several well known ladies in Llwynypia, Tonypandy, Penygraig, and Williamstown, are indebted to Miss Gwladys Griffiths, Brynawel, Clydach Yale (one of their. number), for carrying out the ar- rangements for the meeting.
There .was no work on Tuesday at the Cambrian Colliery, Clydach Yale, owing to wagon shortage. About 3,000 men were affected.
Service at the Empire. The Empire was again full on Sunday evening, December 14th, when a service was conducted by the liev. W. Meadowcroft. The service commenced with the singing of the well known hymn, "All people that on earth do dwell," -alter which a prayer was offered up by the Rev. W. Meadowcroft. The congregation again sang the ihymn, "Work for the night is com- ing" in a manner reminiscent of the Cymanfa Granu when the choristers sere in the "hwyl." ■"Smiting the rock'' was recited by Mr L. Gr. Cove and one was struck by the wonderful impression made upon the audience by the effective and appealing way in which the poem was recited. After the reading of the Lesson by Mr Meadowcroft, Mrs Israel ren- dered a solo in her usual accom- plished style. "Onward Christian soldiers" was sung by the vast audience in a spiri- ted manner. Mr E. Gr/Cove again delighted the audience with all excellent recital of "Carry On." Mr Meadowcroft chose as his text the words, "I am come that men might have life and that they might have it more abundantly." Christ's mission on earth was carefully ex- plained, and His abilty to save and keep those who followed in His foot- .steps clearly demonstrated. Mr. Meadowcroft's addresses are of value in that they are couched in language easily understood by the masses. Moreover, he does not enter into deep and o bstruse discussions on pro- found theological subjects. Mr. Meadowcroft suits his remarks to the every-day experiences of the mem- bers of his audience. Practical Christianity is the great need of the day. The service closed with the sing- ing of "Abide with Me," and the pronouncing of the Doxology. As a result of the collection taken up on Sunday evening a substantial sum will be sent to the National War Memorial. On Sunday next, December 21st. special carol services will be held, and the speaker will be the Rev. W. Kitching (Pentre). A list of artistes at next Sunday's service will be found in our advertis- ing col umns. ,r I
Ton-Pentre Police Court. Monday, before the Stipendiary (Mr Lleuier Tliomas) Alessrs. Tom John, M.A., and Dan Davies. SLEEPING ON A HAY RICK. Thomas Morgan, of no fixed abode and of dishevelled, appearance, stood in the prisoner's dock charged with sleeping out. A ponce officer spoke to finding the deic-ndant sleeping on a hay ricii at iJodrmgallt -barm, istrad, at 12.40 that moining. lie said he nad no money with which to pay tor lodging. On searching hiiii witness found three-pence, some tobacco, pouch, pipe and matches. Defendant had nothing further to say and said that he had come "from the roads." Supt. Edwards put in a long list of previous convictions and said that the defendant was a roamer who did no work. Questioned by the Stipendiary he said he had spent the last iew years about Carmarthenshire. The Stipendiary On farms ? Defendant: Aye. The Stipendiary: What would you like us to do with you? We cannot allow you to go about in this way. Defendant made no reply and was placed on probation for three months A VARIETY. John liees J ones, Treherbert, alias Ilios. Thomas, was bound over lor drunkenness and was remanded ior an escort on tne charge of being an absentee from the R.W.E. i1 or an offence, the nature of which was not disclosed, Wm. Plenty, Treorcky, who had six previous con- victions, was placed on probation for six months. Charles Carpenter, Treherbert, summoned for carrying a gun with- out a licence, was discharged on pay- ment of costs. Wm. j. Adams, Treherbert, was summoned by his wife, Alice iAl Adams, Gilfach Gocli, for the non- payment of £7 10s. maintenance arrears and ordered to pay tl forth- with and E2 on Saturday, the alter- native being seven days' imprison- ment. RAILWAY TRESPASS. I Albert Evans, Harry Aubrey, and C. Clark, Treherbert, were fined 10s. each and Wm. Hardwick, who was represented by his wife, 17s. 6d., for trespassing on the T.Y.R. near the Eernhill Colliery. Mr E. W. Hammond prosecuted, and evidence was given by P.C. Turner. HANGING BEHIND TRAMCAR. A penalty of 10s each was imposed upon Latimer Richards and Stephen James Bartlett, Peiatre, foi, hanging behind a tramcar in Llewellyn st., Pentre. Mr E. W. Hammond appeared for the prosecution and P.C. Jones sta- ted that when he approached the de- fendants, who were under the influ- ence of drink, they refused their names and addresses and were taken to the police station. Defendants now said they had paid their fares. STIPENDIARY AND "FAGS." In the case in which Howell Booth, Pentre, was summoned for having a cigarette in the mine, a cigarette stump was produced as having been found in defendant's pocket. The Stipendiary You should throw fag-ends away; they are shockingly unclean. Defendant was discharged 011 pay- ment of costs. LLWPNYPIA WOMEN. I Prosecuting Hannah Sparrow, Llwynypia, for the alleged use of threats against Elizabeth Ann Stuc- key, Mr W. G. Spickernell said the parties lived together in apartments. Trouble had arisen over an unsucces- ful application by the defendant for the ejectment of the complainant. Ever since that application was heard the defendant had led the com- plainant a very undesirable life cul- minating on the 5tli December in a threat to smash Mrs Stuckey and an attempt to injure her. Defendant having given an under- taking not to molest the complain- ant the case was adjourned for three months. NEEDED A CARAVAN. Mary Jones, Gilfach Goch, sum- moned her husband, Edward Jones, Blaenrhondda, for desertion. Mr D. W. James was for the wife and Mr W. G. Spickernell for the husband. Mrs Jones stated that there were six children of the marriage which took place twelve years ago. She was now in receipt of parish relief. Mr Spickernell interposed with the remark that the defendant who worked at Treherbert, went home to Gilfach Goch for week-ends. The latter had discovered that there was another man in possession of the house. The husband had found a house at Treherbert but the wife refused to live there. I Mrs Jones: I would need a cara- van if I moved everywhere he wants to go. He is devoted to dog racing; his dogs come before his children. The husband said he caught a man in the house with his wife with the doors locked. Proceeding, Mrs Jones declared that her husfand was fairly good up to two years ago. Before that time they moved from place to place. She had received no money from him since the 30th August. By Mr Spickernell: She handed the house over to the other man to have shelter for the children. The latter was a married man and she at present acted as house-keeper. When her husband returned home on the 30th August she said in her temper that she did not want him there any more and that she could do all right without him. She had not asked him for- any money since neither had she written to him. The case did not proceed and further and the Bench made an order of E2 per week for the maintenance of the children.
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Football Notes. I The Mid-Rliondda boys played the Porth League on Saturday last, De- cember 13th. Football was out of the question and the strength of the bigger Porth boys told the tale for they ran out winners to the tune of four goals to one. All the Middies played well, but the mud and rain were too much for them. E. Williams played well but he was too prone to wander out of his position. Now Teddy, you must keep your position and see about feeding your outside man. A trial game will be played on the De Winton Grounds on Wednesday, 24th December, and afterwards the team to meet Ton Pentre on Boxing Day will be chosen. Ton are out for revenge, but the Middies do not in- tend to go under. A sum of £55 has been distributed amongst the eleven schools in the Mid-Rliondda League, A full League table will be pub- lished next week. Mr Haydn Price has secured an- other capture in Wilcox, a dashing centre-forward from Clapton Orient. Negotiations which have been pro- ceeding with a view to the transfer of the control of the Porth Football Club from the discharged soldiers' organisation to the Supporters' Club have been broken off, the latter body being unable to accept the offer of the former to take over the club's liabilities. The football club con- sequently is to continue under the auspices of the ex-service men, to whom several offers of financial as- sistance have been made. Further offers are invited from local sports- men, communications to be ad- dressed to Mr W. J. Smith, 11 Per- gam street, Trealaw.
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