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￼ ￼ A ■ QWFN'S COMPTON HOUSE, ￼ I'ALYFERA pT" GREAT WINTER SALE "H COMMENCES (TO-MORROW) Saturday, Jan. 17th, 4t SOME OF THE BARGAINS TO BE OFFERED. Br UVTI Cotton Blankets, 1/3, 1/6, 1/11 Sheeting 6fd., 8-id., 93d l/ü! per yard Onr Noted Blouse Lengths, I/- for 3 yards Towelling ')-d 3(1 4-d per yard Flanne:lettes 3fd 4?d., and 6d per' yd 4 -1 4 4 4 4 Curtain Net for long curtains, re-il bargains, 5 yards for 1/4; All Dress Goods Reduced Regardless of Cost; 12 dozen only-Ladies' Blouses at 1/61, worth 2/11 Children's Silk Hats and Bonnets, 6fd. 1 lOd., l/Oï and 1/6. See Windows for Ladies' Trimmed Hats—All one price, 1 /11. Six dozen Gent's Umbrellas at 1/3 each Ladies' Umbrellas from l/O- to 10/- each, Ladies' Corsets, 1/Of; also all Standard Makes ReducexT^ Come and See the Value in Ladies' Dress Skirts, 1/11, 2/6 and 2/11. Ladies' Fancy Neckwear; Peter Pan Collars, 2fd.; Bows., 2fd.f all Latest Designs and Colours. Be Amongst the First to Visit the Sale and Secure the Bargains. mw SEE \AlINDO\AlS-:Changed Daily. -in OVERCOATS OVERCOATS JJ v Dr 11. U OVERCOATS THE FINEST RANGE OF OVERCOATS 1-i Tweed, Blanket Cloth and Rain Cloth j". the Swansea Valley is to be seen at H. J. F TIP-TOP QUALITY AT MODERATE PRICES. Men's, Youths', and Boys' Sllit & (MS IN THE LATEST STYLES. Wen? & Commercial St. YSTALYFERA +v :H: .H:
YSTALYFERA COAL DUST ACTION
YSTALYFERA COAL DUST ACTION. A PENDING APPEAL In connection with the recent action .ant Cardiff Aspizra between Mr J. E. "Woodman, butcher, Ystalyfera, and the PwUbach Collieries, an application ■was made on Monday to change the
Messrs. Jones and Jones, the con- tractors who are carrying out the work of building the new picture house in Martin's-avenne, Seven Sisters for a local company, have already com- menced operations. This week the first .sod lias been cut and foundations are now dug. It is expected that tho work will he completed in a few months time.
YSTALYFERA NOTES. » „ THE PREMIER RINK It is pleasing to learn that Mr Templar Evan*?, the genial manager of the new Premier CInem-i., succeeds in maintaining a high standard of entertainment at that place of amusement. There was a very fiiM) programme* during the earlier part iho week. th9 chief iflm being "Ivan hoe." a stirring story adapted from Sir Walter Scotts-' novel of that title deal- ir with an historic romance of t -2" Feudal Age, and produced amidst the charming and romantic scencry surround- ing Chepstow Car-tie. Ther^ were numerous other excellent star films, the comedy element being particularly strong. Far the latter part of tho week, th:i principal pictures are "The Water Rat" and "Tha Diamond My.t.ery," magnificent dramas, each shown in two parts, and played by leading film actors. THE PLAYHOUSE AND COLISEUM Mr Charles Draycot-t'g. Co. in th" In- dian drama, "Tha Great Wllito Chief" proved a great attraction at the Coliseum during the early part of the week, and there were excellent attendances. This play varies considerably from the general run of dramas, end iti includes a. strong humorous clement which added greatly to the enjoyment cf the audiences. Mr Coutt3 premises to bring some of the best travelling companies to Ys- talyfera. and if lie continues in the way already begun, he can certainly expect tha support of a. large number of resi- dents. During the week-end there is a fine picture awl variety programme. At tho Playhouse also, very attractive programmes have been presented. On Monday and Tuesday a thrilling film "The Mystery of the Castle" was screened, and on Wednesday and Thurs- day, "The Great Circus Fir.e," a sensa- tion.al episode with a gripping plot was shown. To-night (Friday) and to-morrow the star picture is "Silver Blaze," a stirring Sherlock Holmes adventure. The two variety turns are extremely good. and ought to be seen. Raymond and Ivy are refined en tert liners,—coon singers and dancers, and Dainty Dixio, "the jolly juvenile," does soma wonder- ful dancing on skates. THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH The pastor of the English Congrega- tional Church (the Rev. R. G. JarrJes) preached a particularly forceful sermon on Sunday evening, in the course of which he referred to the hesitancy of professing Christians to stajid up for their fa.ith against the many forma of evil to be met with at the present day. When one travelled in a train and heard men using viie language, and that in tho presence of women and children; when at a football match it was impossible to enjoy the game by reason of the foul talk heard on the field, and when men at work were so indifferent in their ethics as to taint the morals of the younger fellows around them, and the Christian made no protest, it indicated that he dare not follow Christ, ,and his teachings. He was also astonished to find from DhlP Books that great captains of industry and commerce en- couraged their employees to practise deceit, such as selling margarine for butter, and inferior cloth for better material. They, as Christians, needed to be more courageous, and to stand up more for the teachings in which they expressed belief. Profession should be followed up by practice. BRITAIN'S DISGRACE At the weekly meeting of the P.S.E. Society, held in the Hall on Sunday evening, Mr Isaac Shepherd (secretary) read a very fine paper on "The Fruits of our Russian Alliance." There was an excellent attendance-, over which Mr J. W. Givens presided. Mr Shep- herd, who gripped the attention of his hearers for over an hour, traced the history of the Anglo-Russian Alliance, -in d showe d tha-t I) and showed that by the gradual trans- ference of British capital to the land of horrors, we were now debarred from protesting against the many iniquities of the Czar, which our nation was thus passively condoning. He proceeded to give an astonishing exposure of the crimes perpetrated by the Russian Government on their own people, and also on the Jews residing in the country, and further spoke of the persecution of Poland and Finland, as well as the strangulation of Persia, in which Great Britain had shamefully assisted. A highly interesting discussion fol- lowed, in the course of which it was almost unanimously urged that the trouble was more economic than diplo- matic, and that, contrary to Mr Shep- herd's views, capitalism forced the policy of diplomacy. It was also sug- gested that the country should press for all proposed foreign treaties to be considered by the House of Commons in public before ratification. | INTERESTING WELSH MEETING There was an excellent attendance at the meeting of the Cymdeithas y Ddraig Goch, held at Jerusalem Vestry, on Friday evening, when Miss Eluned Morgan, of Cardiff, the well known Welsh scholar, gave a highly interesting lecture on "Griffydd Jones, Llanddowror, a'r Deffroad Gym- reig." The Vicar (Rev. J. Secundum Jones, L.D.) presided, and the whole of the proceedings were in Welsh. Miss Morgan, who had a cordial re- ception, made an eloquent and force- ful appeal for everyone to emulate the example set by the subject of her lec- ture, in their national aspirations— tho Soul of the Country, its language and its general ideas. The lecture was generally appreciated, and was fol- lowed by an interesting discussion in which Messrs. D. Griffiths, J. Davies, J. Walter Jones, B.A., H. Morgan, and D. W. Davies, took part, and the chairman expressed the hearty thanks of the meeting to Miss Morgan for her services. UNITED CYCLING CLUB. I The ail-tud meeting of the 1 stalyfera United Cycling Club will be held at the headquarters, the Ystalyfera Hotel, on Tue&day, January 2Jth, when it is hoped there will be a large gathering of members, and those interested in cycling. Amongst the business to be transacted will be the discussion; of last year's balance sheet, and the prosrects for the coming season. Last year the club com- menoed with a large deficit, but thanks to tha splendid sports held in. September last the club is now on a sound financial basis, despite the fact that the ex- penses last season wore very high. The income for the year amounted to con- siderably over £100, and although the running of the sports was an expensive item, future events will be run on more economical lines. It is hoped that the club will be able to secure a representa- tive on the South Wales Centre of the N.C. U. Executive, and that at least four amateur championship races will be run under the auspices of the Club during next season. It is hoped to hold the best sports yet held in Wales, and no effort will be spared to keep Y stalyfera in the position it has attained in the sporting world. Several prominent local gentleman have promised financial support in order to run an All British Sports during the summer, when prizes to the total value of B150 will be put up for competition, and doubtless the best of the racing "cracks" will enter. The Club will consider the offering cf big prizes for a mile scratch cycle race, and this should secure the attendance of practically every cyclist of prominence. It may be taken for granted1 that every support will b3 rendered by local sports- men, and no pains or expense will be spared in order to make the meeting a great success. Mr Archie Smith, who has been secretary of the Club for several years. has tendered his resignation, and Mr W. S. Collins who acted as joint secretary last year, will take over full secretarial duties. He will have the keen and active support of a large and re- presentati ve committee. STONE THROWING AT TRAINS Whilst travelling between Upper Bank and Morriston in the 6 p.m. train from Swansea on Saturday evening, Mr Dd. Thomas, of Wernplas, Ystalyfera, was struck on the face by a stone, which was thrown at the train from the side of the railway. He received a nasty wound to tho nose, and it was necessary to call in the services of a medical man. The rail- way police arc making enquiries. Rum- ours that an attempt had been made to wreck the train soon circulated through- out the Valley, but there were baseless. ST. DAVID'S SUNDAY SCHOOL. ¡- On New Year's Day the St. David's Church Sunday-school held its annual tea, Christmas tree and distribution of prizes, and the proceedings were very successful and onjoyable. 'Tear was served at 3.30 p.m., and in the early evening the tables were cleared, the hall being set ready for the evening proceedings, to which all the congrega- tion, and especially the children's parents, had been invited. The various Sunday-school classes had provided an excellent programme including songs, recitals, instrumental music, etc. Dur- ing the interval the tree was stripped of its heavy burden of toys, etc., and these were distributed among the child- reni including prize books for the past year, 47 firsts, 23 seconds and 16 thirds being given out by Mrs. J. Secundus Jones, wife of the esteemed vicar. The rev. gentleman gave an appropriate ad- dress on Sunday-school work and its importance. Altogether a very happy new year's day was spent. JERUSALEM CHRISTMAS TREE. The Jerusalem Chapel Vestry was crowded on Thursday evening when the annual distribution of presents from a Christmas tree to the children attend-
ing the Sunday-school took place. Mr. David Lloyd presided, and made an excellent ohairman. Dressed as Santa Claus, Mr. John Evans, Gors Villa, was escorted from the door to the Christ- mas tree by a bodyguard of boys carry- ing rifles; and every child present was made happy by receiving a present. Drills and choral singing by both girls and boys, the latter under the con- ductorship of Daniel Rees Vaughan Thomas, were very muoh appreciated, and certainly the children did excellent- ly. The singing of "Niwl y Glyn" in memory of the little ones who had gone to rest during the year was an impres- sive item. Under the supervision of'Mr Enoch Thomas, gun drill was given by ten boys, and Miss Annie Lewis was responsible for the excellent style in wh-.C! giris gave a dumb-bell drill. Songs were given by Megan Hughes, Rhys Williams, Willie Davies, Mary G. Davies, N. Morgan, D. R. Vaughan Thomas, Sarah Annie Davies, Annie May and M. B. Rees, and recitations oy Annie T. Adams, Will Morgan, T. Ivor Jones, Elsie Davies, Nancy Wil- liams, Morgan Lloyd, D. Lewis, Idwal Phillips, Jack Lewis, Jno. Dd. Wil- liams, Ceinwen Lloyd, Maggie Williams Nancy Morgan, Evan Hughes, A. Wil- liams, A. May Rees, Ceinwen ac Eunice, Danny Davies, Cledwyn Powell Trcvor Jones, Gwynneth Davies, Dewi Rees, Bessie Morris, Islwyn Williams, Willie Samuel, Lewis Griffiths, Glyn- dwr Phillips, and Sidney Rees. In ad- dition to receiving gifts from tho tree, fruit, etc., were distributed amongst the children and they were entertained to tea. Those responsible for the pre- parations and carrying out of the ar- rangements were Mrs. Hy. Morgan, Miss Annie Lewis, Miss L. Thomas, Mrs. Dd. Morris, Mrs. Clatworthy, and Mrs. Dd. Lloyd. BURGLARY IN ALLTYGRUG-ROAD I A daring burglary is alleged to have taken place at Tegfryn-villa, Alltygrug- road, between Sunday night and Mon- day morning. Early on Monday morn- ing Mr. Dan Jones went downstairs and found a drawer in one of the rooms ransacked. On Saturday night Mr. Jones placed £ 43 15s., money collected for an Insurance Company, in the drawer, and this was missing. How en- trance to the house was effected is a fystery as Mr. Jones found both hack and front doors wide open. Information was given to the police, and the mat- ter has been investigated, but no trace of the miscreant has been found.
PETER PAN COMING TO SWANSEA
"PETER PAN" COMING TO SWANSEA J. M. Barries' delightful musical fairy play "Peter Pan" which is now celebra- ting its tenth year at the Duke of York's Theatre, London, comes to the Grand Theatre, Swansea, next week. Mr J. A. E. Mai one, well known a.s the producer of many of Mr George Edwardes' suc- cesses, a notable one being "The Merry Widow," is responsible for its rep re sen- Scene from "Peter Pan" Tho Pirate Ship. tation, and he is sending to' the Grand Theatre a very fine company and pro- duction. To the thousands of privincials who have not seen "Peter Pan" the pres-ent tour is their opportunity, and as the de- mand for seats is already very great no time should be lost in paying a visit to Mr Brader. We shall see Peter Pan flyin.g into the nursery of the Darling family, and after initiating Wendy and her two brothers into the mysteriea of flying, taking them off to the Never, Never, Never Land, the place where the boy babies that care- less nurses let fall out of theirpranis reside Subsequent scenes show us their adven- tures with Indian braves and desperate pirates, their capture by the Pirate Chief, the. terrible Captain Hook, and their ultimate rescue by Peter Pan. Finally we shall see the children flying hori-ie again. All these happonings will be a sheer delight to the young and to n. any uf the grown-ups. Then th-F-re is the wonderful dog Nana, and the Croco- dile, Ostrich and Wolves. Hitherto the great difficulty has been to mount the play on provincial stages, but now by some most ingenious de- vices, Mr. Malone is able to give a pro- duction practically similar to the Lon- I don one. Matinees will also be given on Thurs- day and Saturday.
WHY DONT YOU DO SO
WHY DON'T YOU DO SO? Hundreds of people suffer from Colds and Coughs, especially Bronchitis, at this time of the year. Howell, Chemist, Ystalyfera, has got THE THING for these sufferers. Now is your time. Why ? If Howell says so—it's right! Howell specialises in the cure of Bad Legs, especially in the aged. You should never go anywhere but to Howell, Chemist, Ystalyfera. Why? If Howell says so-it's right! Bring your National Insurance paper to Howell, Chemist, Ystalyfera. Why? If Howell makes up your medicine it will be right. Chwi Ffcrmwyr y cylchoedd yma, a oes ceffyl, eidion, mochyn, neu ddafad yn glaf genych ? Dewch at Howell, Chemist, Ystalyfera, i'w gwellha. Y feddyginiaeth oreu yn unig wneir i fyny ganddo. Ffryndiau Goreu y Fam a'r Plentvn i'w Nurse Powell's Soothing Syrup a Soothing Powders at "waith danecJd" neu wynt yn y plentyn. Cysgwch heb ddihuno uwaith trwy'r nos.
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CWMLLYNFELL NOTES. FOOTBALL GOSSIP The local First Fifteen paid a visit to Liansamlet on Saturday, for the purpose of playing a return match with that team in the League fixtures, and an excellent game was witnessed) by a good number of onlookers, including several Cwm- llynfell supporters. It has, however, to be freely admitted that the home side had the best of the argument. Their team was superior to the visitors, for the most part because they were heavier and better able to defend attacks, but al- though defeated, Cwmllynfell were cer- tainly not disgraced. They played good football, and were defeated simply be- cause they lacked, the power of the home side. In the first half, the visitors had the advantage of the slope, and after good work by Ben Jones, Jack Hopkins was enabled to register a try. After the interval, the home side obtained a dropped goal, and thus Llansamlet won by the narrow majority of one point. To- morrow (Saturday, Cwmllynfell, entertain Glais in the potponed cup match, and a fine game is anticipated. The Second's opponents was not known at the time of writing. SPECIAL CHURCH MEETINGS The special New Year's devotional meetings, held each evening last week at the Cwmllynfell Chapel, were of a highly successful character. These gatherings a.re am old institution in the district, but the att-e-ndanco at the last week's gather- ings, terminating on Thursday evening, were particularly good, and spiritually were much appreciated. i AMBULANCE CLASS FORMED Under the auspices of the Carmarthen County Council, an ambulance class has been formed at Cefnbrymbrain school, and all young pit workers are urged to take advantage of the opportunity thus afford- ed them of gaining a thorough knowledge of emergency ambulance work, which may be needed at any time. The classes com- menced on Thursday evening, when 28 students were enrolled, and it is hoped and expected that the number will short- ly have been increased to 35 or 40. The lecturer is Dr. Owen, of Cwmllynfell. I WATER FOR TOMENOWEN It was with no little pleasure and satis- faction that the residents of Tomenowen recently learnt that the Carmarthenshire County Council had 'decided to supply them with water from the small new reservoir built at Cefnbrynbrain. Pipes have been brought to the district during the past few days, and it is hoped that the water supply will shortly be an ac- complished fact. Certainly no one can say that this improvement was not urgently needed. In the past residents have been compelled to carry every drop of the precious liquid a very long dis- tance, some a. walk of nearly ten minutesJ. and the County Authority have done no more than their duty in making this new provision. THE PICTURE HOUSE Considerable surprise was created in the village when on Saturday evening it was announce d that Mr G. Fisher, the popular lessee of the local picture and variety theatre, had decided to sever his connection with the place, and that that would be the last evening under his management. The premises have been closed this week, and we understand that Mr Fisher contemplates removing to Neath. There is no doubt that Cwmllyn- fell affords considerable scope for an. entertainment house, and it is generally believed that the picture and variety hall ha.11 will not remain closed for a very long period. THE FORTHCOMING CONCERT f The concert to be given at the Cwm- llynfell Independent Chapel, on January 31st, by the Swansea Lyric Concert Party is arousing very considerable local interest, arid the function is being very eagerly awaited. The party, which is conducted by Prof. Dyved Lewys, R. A. M., has, of course, a great reputa- tion, and we are not surprised to learn that tickets for the concert are selling well. The Rev. D. Jeremy Jones will preside, and the proceeds will be for chapel funds. MORE ABOUT BLACK MOUNTAIN I COLLIERY. We have previously announced the rumour that the Black Mountain Col- liery is to be restarted by another local company. Now information is forthcoming regarding the confirmation of the truth of the statement that the pit is to be re-opened. Men have been busy in the vicinity of the premises for several days, and we are informed that a number of. repairers and labourers are to commence working underground next week. What this will ultimately mean to the locality cannot yet be said, but very important developments may undoubtedly be looked forward to.
W. J. JONES GURNOs MOTOR GARAGE Begs to inform the inhabitants of Ystalyfera and District that the regular running of his Motor Bus to Neath and Swan- sea has been suspended for the present. Parties desiring to book the Magnificent Chara- banc for a guaranteed number may do so. Parties catered for at Moderate- Charges, distance and time no object- OTHER CARS ALSO FOR IDRE- Careful Drivers. Telephone: No. 3 P.O., Ystalyfera-
CWMTWRCH AND GWYS NOTES
CWMTWRCH AND GWYS NOTES OBITUARY The interment took place at Ystrad- gynla.is Churchyard, on Saturday, of the late Mr Thomas Price, of Penllwynteg farm, on the Palleg Mountain-, wWe death at the age of 81 we reported last week. Deceased was very well known and respected in the district, ancU the funeral was very well attended by re- latives and friends. The service was conducted by the Vicar of Ystradgyn- laia. On the same day the interment took place of Miss Annie Jones, of Penygur- nos, daughter of Mr and Mrs. W. Jones. Deceased, who waa only 21 years of age, died last Wednesday after an illness of several weeks. Although the family had only resided in the district three or four years, Miss Jones had made mamy friends, and her demise will be greatly regretted BENEFIT CONCERT There was a crowded audience at Eben- ezer Chapel, Gwys, on Saturday evening, when a ooncert took place for the benefit of Mr Johnny Higgins, Craigtredeg, who for the past year has been unable to follow his occupation as a. collier, and ia at present in a Somerset sanitorium. The concert had been arranged by a local commi ttee, and great credit is due to them for their excellent servi ces. A large number of tickets were sold, and it is hoped the proceeds of the function will be between J315 and JE20. Dr. John Owen, Cwmllynfell, presided over the proceedings, and the Rev. John Rees conducted). The following artistes, each of whom acquitted themselves with much credit, took part in the programme :— Cwmllynfell Male Voice Party, Misses Mary Daviee (Brynamman), and Jane Williams (Brynamman), sopranos; Misses Katie and Lizzie Ware, Cwmllynfell (in- strumentalists) Miss A. Walters (Cwm- llynfell), contralto; and Miss Annie M. Harries (Lower Cwmtwrch), elo-TutioTiist Messrs. Garfield Roberts (Brynamman), tenor; Lewis Williams (Cwmllynfell),, clarionet; David W. Thomas (Cwmllyn- fell) baritone; Gomer Williams (Bryn- amman), penillion singing; and Oliver" Edwards (Brynamman) elocutionist. The- musical items were accompanied by Mr J. Jones, Cwmllynfell. Altogether, the- proceedings were a great success.
W. A. WILLIAMS, Phrenologist, cam be consulted daily at the Victoria Arcade (near the Market). Swansea.
YSTALYFERA SEASONABLE GATHERING
YSTALYFERA SEASONABLE GATHERING. The annual Christmas Tree social in- connection with the English Congrega- tional Church took place last Thursday r and was of a very enjoyable character. About 120 young people and a good many adults, partook of tea, and in the evening a jolly time was spent in social intercourse,-ga.mes, and other diver- sions. At the close, the Xmas tree was stripped of its heavy load, and all the' children were made the happy recipients- of pretty gifts.
v T T The Advisory Committee to the Board of Trade on Commercial Intelligence has decidoo that special commercial missions should be dispatched at an early date to investigate the conditions and prospects of British trade in Siberia and China. • Printed and Published by Llait Llafivr" Co.. Ltd Ystalvfera. in the Countv of Glamorgan, January 17th.. 1914.