Teitl Casgliad: Herald of Wales
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TOM ￼ Hunkin AND W. H. Hunkin The N eath Butchers AS USUAL LEAD THE WAY AT CHRISTMASTIDE. THEY ARE AGAIN FRO- DUCING A FINE Xmas m III ?Mf Show ON VIEW XMAS WEEK. CHAMPION BEAST IN SHOW (Sennybridge). Hereford Ox, bred and fed by W. Thomas, Esq,, Camlais. FIRST PRIZE PAIR OF OXEN, (Sennybridge), from same feeder. PRIZE-WINNING SHORTHORN OX at Llandilo Show, Six Prime DEVON HEIFERS, f-.d by F..Messa, Esq., Scorrier Six SHORTHORN STEERS, home fed. Two PRIME HEIFERS, fed by M. E. Hunkin, Caerhysdu. Also 12 PRIME HEIFERS, fed by Frain Trebilcock, Esq., Wadebridge. The FIRST PRIZE PEN OF WETHERS (Sennybridge), bred and fed by F. Miller, Esq., Forest. Sixty WELSH LAMBS, the Real Article, from Madame Patti's Tenant Farmers. 50 Dairy-fed PORKERS, bred and fed by T, Thomas, Esq., Pencader. Choice BACONERS, our own feeding. ONE OF THE FINEST DISPLAYS OF Poultry IN THE PRINCIPALITY, And all our Breeding and Feeding. SMALL GOODS OF THE USUAL VARIETY AND I EXCELLENCE. L i l.
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.——————————————————————————— I ABESftVOM. ¡ On Thursda'-Iftrnoon the h:u?ral took I place at Aberavort Cemetery with, military Lonours of Stoker Petty OHi?d' Robert I Bowen. who met his death at a Northern ? seii?rt on Smday night. Among those present were the Mayor (Coun. T. S. Goalin) and members of the Corporation, a detachment of a Welsh regiment (who formed the aring party), the V.A.D. (under Commandant Clifford Jacob), and J the V.T.C. (under Commandant W. 5 Thomas). The male voice choir (under I Mr. John Phillips) sang, and the Town | Band played the Dead March. The Rev. Pugh Bevan (B.) conducted the service.
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I ABERDULAiS. On Tuesday evening, at the Baptist I Hall, one of the series of monthly united | temperance meetings was held, when the Rev. Edward Parry presided. The 'lec- turer, the Rev. J. Evans Jones, Skewen, healt with total abstinence as an essential of the higher hfe, with special references to recent scientific discoveries and experi- ments. Musical items were provided by Mr. and Mrs. James Hall, of Neath, the accompanistooing Mr. Ben Morris. An omnibus- vote ot thanks was adopted on the proposition of the Rev. Wm, Jones, seconded by Councillor LI. D. Howell.
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I ■ I BRITONFERRY. I A cafe ehantant was held at the Public Hall ou Thursday, the proceeds of which were to be divided between the Prisoners of War Fund and the Red Cross Society, Glamorgan Branch. The opening ceremony was performed by Mr. Godfrey L. Clarke, county director of the British Red Cross Society. The Wuseer," an interesting event carried on by Inspector Morris and Mr. H. A. Clarke, did a splendid trade. All the stallholderc, appeared in Red Cross costumes, and the hall was tastefully decorated.
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I BRYNCOCH. I I 0, I Corporal Joseph Evans, K.E. (only son of Mr. and Mrs. David Evans, Leicester House), has- been honoured twioe in the eaano year in his native parish. In January last the Reception Society, upon his return from Gallipoli, gave him a case of pipes and recently they presented him with a handsome silver teapot, suit- ably inscribed, in recognition of his hav- ing won the French Military Medal. The presentation was' made by Rev. A. R. Davies, who presided at a largely atten- ded meeting. Speeches were delivered by Messrs..Te?tvn Jeffreys, John T. Evans, Owen Jenkins, and Vnlliam Jenkins (Rhyddings). Recitations were given by Mr. T. John and Miss Edith Harris; songs were rendered by Miss Lily Wil- liams and Mr. A. Stanway, and a duett bv Mr. Lewis Thomas and Miss Muriel Jones. The hon. secretary (Mr. Thomas I Howell) submitted an audited statement of the accounts of the Society.
BIRCH GROVE. I The funeral of thfe late Mr. Dd. Davies, Heol Las, Birchgrove, which took place on Monday, WH-S one of the largest ever seen in th locality. His remains were in- terred at Llansauilet Churchyard. The Rovs. J. Hywel Parry, B. Palrnerstoji Davies, J. E. Griffiths, and —. Davids (curate) officiated.
BRIDGEND. I i BR IDGEND. I On Wednesday, in the Divorce Court, Mr. Justice Shearman had before him/the undefended petition of Mrs. Kate Muglis- ton. residing with her parents at Bridg- end, for a dissolution of her marriage with her husband, Mr. Fletcher M ug list on, on the ground of his adultery and desertion. The parties were married on October 15, 1904, at Portsmouth, -the marriage being a secret one. There were no children of the marriage. After the marriage they liv at Exeter. He was a permanent way en- gineer, and Jitter went out to the Gold Coast. The wife went out with him, but later returned and lived with her parents. Ib came home, but ultiirately refused to take ,her back with him or do anything for her. He gave her no money and de- clined to make a home for. He had de- clined to have anything to do with his wife since 1915. Whilst home in this country he had been watched and was found staying with a lady at a London hotel as his wife. An affidavit was also read for the peti- tioner's father, Major Miller. His lordship granted petitioner a decree nisi with costs.
I CAERAU. I The Rev. Wm. Griffiths, Welsh Cal- vinistic Methodist minister, of Caerau was taken suddenly ill at Blaenrhondda Railway Station on Monday morning and died in a few minutes. He was return- ing home from a preaching engagement in the Rhondda Valley. Mr. Griffiths was 74 years of age, and had been pastor of Hermon Welsh C.M. Church at Caerau for many years.
I LLANSAMLET. I Official intimation has been received by I Mrs. Percy Green to the effect that her I husband, Rifleman' Percy A. Green. of the King's Royal Rifles, has been killed in action. Prior to enlisting he was em- j ployed at the Midland Railway No. 6 Pit, I I Llansamlet. If A has served one year and I I five months with the colours.
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I NEATH. I The annual meeting of the Neath Pro- vincial Grand Lodge of the R.A.O.B. was held on Saturday evening at the Royal Oak Hotel, Neath. The Grand Primo of tho district (Mr. Bell Roach) presided. The appointment of Provincial Grand Primo for the ensuing year fell to Mr. Jenkins, K.O.M., of Lady Jenkins Lodge, Glyncorrwg, who during this year has acted as deputy G.P. There were four candidates for the post of deputy P.G.P., and after an exhaustive vote Mr. James Herbert, K.C.M., of Towna, was chosen by a large majority. As a result of the recent matinee at Vint e Palace, Neath, in aid of the Lord Kitchener Memorial Fund, Mr. Edwin Gilley, the resident manager, has sent a cheque to the value of g-)9 Ifis. 3d. to the Lord Mayor of London. Tliiis effort con- stitutes a local record. Miss Doris Wales, assistant secretary to the Neath Nursing Association, Reports as follows for the month of November:— Cases on books 1st of month, 34; new cases, 30; convalescent, 24: died, 2: tuber- cular cases, 6; tubercular visits, 4R; parish cases, 1; parisk visits, 2) chronic cases, 10, total visits. 916. Midwifery CaBes.- Cases on books 1st of month, 6; new cases, 17; total visits, 265; nights on duty, 12; anti-nata-l visits, 38; infant health visits, 153. An aged widow named Mary Owen (83), of Greenway-road, Neath, not having been s-een or heard by neighbours since Sunday, tears as to her safety were entertained, and on Tuesday Mr. Howard Prosser sent for P.S. W. Morgan, who forced an entrv and found the old Aady cold and stiff in a kitchen chair.
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j I I I ) NEATH ABBEY. At the meeting of the Dyffryn Clydach Parish Council on Wednesday evening, t Councillor E. Geo. Smith in tho chair, Mr. Wm. Evans, Penyard, ivas co-opted a member in place of the late Coun. Joti-n 1 John, to whose loss feeling references were made.—It was resolved to send abetter to the Board of 'Trade, calling attention tn -what was alleged to be the illegal rise in tho price of milk by local vendors from JwL Aa-aart to fed. l
PORT TALBOT. A lecture on Cciriog was given by Mr. Thomas Williams at Cirove-place Welsh C.M. Literary Society, Port Talbot, on Thursday night. The Rev. J. E. Rees presided, and music to Ceiriog's words were sung by Mrs. J. Griffiths, Miss F. Pugh, Messrs. T. Griffiths and J. Grif- fiths; Messrs. T. J. and Lot Pugh acting as accompanists. A fire broke out in Xo. S, Oakwood- street, Port Talbot, the residence of Mr. Charles Harding, on Wednesday night, which, but for the prompt action of the police (under Inspector Rees) and the lire brigade (under Capt. Jenkins), would have involved the whole block. At Port Talbot, on Friday, about 2 a.m., P.C. Brown, pass;d Mr. Comley's shop in Station-road, noticed a light in the dining- room. With the assistance of P.S. Harris, he got in and found the mantelpiece in flames. They succecded in putting out the n"e before the Margam Fire Brigade, who responded promptly, came on the scene. Damage worth about £ 20 was done. At a house in Mansel-street the kitchen table was set on fire on Tuesday evening. The wedding took place quietly at Bristol on Saturday of Miss Gwenllian Williams, eldest daughter of Mrs. Wil- liams, ] 7, Prior-street, Port Talbot, and Mr. W. U. Stuart, of Sheffield. At Margam Council on Monday night it was pointed out that the receipts at the baths during the past four weeks were 18. whereas in the corresponding period it was X5 12s. The decrease was attributed to the ban on dancing Miss Talbot has made a eonition of YIoo towards stocking the Municipal library. The extensive nature of the develop- ments at Bladwin's in Port Talbot can be gathered from the fact that the tender for the diversion of the Council's sewer amounts to ,,€11,800. The firm, who are undertaking this expenditure, have again asked the Council to increase their con- tribution from £ 2,(1)0 to £ 3,000, adding that they will support the application to the Treasury for a loan.
a I SKEWEN. I On Thursday afternoon, the remains of Mrs. Margaret Cook, wife of Mr. David Cook. 36, Burrows-road, Skewen, were laid to rest in Skewen Churchyard. For over 40 years she had carried on the profession of certified midwife at St. Thomas, Swan- sea. She had returned to Skewen, her native place, some four years ago, and had been in failing health for some time, pass- ing away at the age of 74 years. Her pastor (the Rev. J. Evans Jones. Taber- nacle), officiated, assisted by Rev. E. O. Evans, A.T.S., Danygraig Congregational Churclt. of which she had been a member for the long period of her residence at St. Thomas. On Thursday evening a soldiers' recep- tion meeting was held at Gorphwysfa C.M. Schoolroom, Mr. J. Clement presid- ing. Solos were rendered by Misses Annie Davies. Marv Parker, Hannah Morgan and Morfydd Evans, and a re-citation by Mrs. Bronwen Bowen. Mr. Arthur Bowen was tho accompanist. Mrs. Ho wells Phil- lips presented Pte. Evan Owen with a wristlet wa-toh, and Mrs. Rich Davies handed Cpl. S. Oliver an ebony walking stick. On behalf of the Gorphwysfa Com- forts Class. the President (Mrs. Hughes, Rockfield) handed each soldier a parcel of wollen garments. Trooper Kirby, who was unable to be present, was also the recipient of gifts. On Monday a welcome liome was ac- corded Lanc-e-Corpl. Lyn IVoeser. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Neath Abbey, the Rev. J. C. Beynon, B.A., presiding. The Chairznaft referred to the fact that the Lanee-Corpl. had been recommended for the Military Medal. The following con- tributed to the programme:—Mrs. D. W. John, Miss May Owens, the chairman. Mr. Cyril Lewis, Mr. Rich Evans, Master J. W. Jones, Master Ernest Wlitshire, Mrs. B. Bowen, and Mr. Wm. Jones. Mr. Cyril Lewis was the accompanist. A presentation on behalf of the committee was made by Mr. W. Pickerell, and on behalf of the St. John's Athletic Club by Mr. Philip Jones. Official news has been received by Mr. and Mi-s. J. C. Rees, Parselle, Skewen, that their son, See.-lieut. W. Gwyn Rees, of the Sherwood Foresters, was seriously wounded in action on November 25th. He was wounded on the previous day, but in spite of remonstrances from his superior officers he gallantly remained with his unit, and the following day again led his men into action. According to the reports received from the Duchees of Westmin- ster's Hospital, where ho at present lies in France, ho has many wounds on 'his arms and legs. His progress is as good as can be expected. He is 23 years of age, and prior to joining the O.T.C. at Bristol was employed at the Capital avd Counties Bank in that city. He is an all-round athlete and a keen sportsman, and during his two years'" residence Gloucester was captain of the Thursday football team. He was educated at Swansea Gram- mar School. On Wednesday evening, at the New Cinema, Skewen, two benefit performances were given in aid of woundet? soldiers at Penrhiewtyn Hospital. Mrs. Ogley L. David and Mr. Harry David were the secretary and organiser respectively. The. artistes were Miss Iris Thomas, Miss Frances Jewell, Miss Irene Dean, Miss Mari Louise and "Bit" in Catland, also Stella and Roy; Mrs. A. Victor Goodman, Mr. Ted Workman, Mr. Alf Thomas, Mr. Seymour Collins, Master Lewis Jones, and Master Freddy Warner. The accompanist was Mr. Will James. Ald. W. B. Trick occupied the chair, and thanked the artistes for their services. Official news has just been received by Mr. Wm. Beynon, 12, Woodland-place, Skewen, that his son. Sapper William Beynon, of the Royal Engineers, lias been reported missing, believed killed," on the 15th of November last. He had been at the front since July, 1915. and had ex- perienced much hard fighting. He was 36 years of age, and had joined the col- ours in Aii,uGt, 1!111, soon after the out- break of war. Prior to that, he was em- ployed as a carpenter and joiner under Councillor Ogley L. David, builder and contractor. He was also a member of the local team. He is the second member óf this faiiiily to fall in action—a brother, Pte. Lancelot Beynon, of the Devons, who served in the South African War, giving his life in March, 1915.
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ABERA VON. Thursday.—Before the Mayor (Councillor T. S. Goslin), Charles Jones, Henry Walsh, George Longdon, and John Phillips. Maria Coylee, Church-street, admitted keeping her shop open on Saturday at 11 p.m. She was ordered to pay 4s. costs. E. A. Davies, 29, Mabel-street, was charged by Inspector Best, N.S.P .C.C., with neglecting her two children aged It and 6.—Mr. Lewis M. Thomas prosecut-1 ing, said the husband complained to the inspector. lie found the woman had not been home from the 20th to the 29th, being on a drinking bout. The place was filthy and the children verminous, and their clothing neglected. Her husband, a collier, earned S3 9s. 3d. a week, and gave practically all to his wife. Defendant denied the neglect, but ad- mitted going on the drink. She promised to reform.—The Bench imposed a fine of S5. Monday.-Before Messrs. S. H. Byass and Harry Burgess. Otto H. Carlssen, an alien, charged with landing without permit, said he was a stranger and had lost his way. His per- mit had expired an hour and a half before Sergt. Harris found him.—Fined £ .2. Henry Morse, Pontrhydyfen, was charged with being an absentee from the Welsh Regiment. The defendant was re- manded to await an escort. George Harry a sailor, was fined 15s. for being drunk and disorderly in Station- road on Friday. John Eley was charged under the Poach- ing Prevention Act, and Evan Hanford was summoned for aiding and abetting. Mr. Lewis M. Thomas prosecuted, and Mr. Dan Perkins defended. P.S. Pinkott spoke to hearing a gun shot and seeing the defendants come from the direction of Miss Talbot's land near the Morfa Colliery. When he searched Eley. he found a gun in two parts in his pocket Eley rented a field near the colliery and said he had been there to fetch the gun. Mr. Perkins submitted that the sum- mons should have been taken out by P.S. Pinkott. who searched the defendant, not by Oourtenay.—The case was dismissed. Tuesday.—Before Messrs. Charles Jones and W. J. Williams. Rowel Jones, a labourer, was charged with being drunk and disorderly and as- saulting P.S. Daniel Jones the previous night. The officer said accused behaved like a madman, and assaulted a woman. Prisoner attacked him, seized him by the throat, and ctruck him. He had drunk nearly a pint and a half of whiskey.— Fined Sa or one month.
AMMANFORD. Saturday.—Before Messrs. H. Herbert (in the chair) and J. Davies. Alfred Fuller, 5, Norman-road, Tiry- dail, for being drunk and disorderly, was fined 12s. Monday.-Beforp Ald. W. N. Jones (in the chair) and Aid. W. J. Williams. Found wandering without visible means of subsistence, Edgar John Gilbert, a youth, who was said by Inspector Davies to be too lazy to work, was discharged, the Chairman giving him good words of advice. Esther Atkins, Gorsgoch Stores, Peny- I groes, was fined £ 1 for selling cigarettes to a boy under age, and Sarah Thomas. Nantvgroes, suffered a similar penalty for a breach of the Early Closing Order. For being drunk in charge of a motor- car, Thos. Davies, Walter's-road was fined 40s., and the defendant's license was ordered to be suspended. Lucy Annie Williams, widow (4,\ Margaret-road, Llandebie, summoned John Thojnas (5.5), Blaenan-road, to show cause. Mr. T. R. Ludford, Llanellv, wac for the applicant, and i1r. Henry Thomp son, Swansea, defended. Complainant said that when she fold him in November of her trouble, he ad- vised her not to be so foolish as to hart* any such ideas in view of her age. The defence was a complete denial, but the bench made an order of 4s. a weclr with costs and advocate's fee.
LLANDILO. At the Llandilo Police Court on Satur- day, P.S. Morgan, Llandebie. charged David Evans, Tanyrallt, Carmel, Llan- debie, with failing to make and keep posted up on his premises a list giving particulars of each male person of mili- tary ago in his employ. The case was dis- missed on payment of costs. P.C. Richard Davies charged Titus Davies, Gellyglyd, Llanegwad, with caus- ing a gambo to be on the highway. witil out lights.—Fined 7e. 6d. P.S. James T. Morgan charged Glyn Davies, Towy-terraoo, Ffairfac-h; Walter Thomas, 3, Bridge-street, Llandilo; an,l Brinley Morgan, Ivoritee-terrace, Ffair- fach, with riding bicycles without light.— Fined 5s. 6d. each. P.C. Protheroe, Llandilo, charged Dd. Harris Thomas. Llanfawr Cottage, Llan-I dilo, with causing a gambo to be on the highway without lights.—Fined 7s. 6d. The same constable charged Arthur Butt, Ffairfach, with stealing two bicycle lamps, value lie. Gd., the property of T. H. Phillips, Corner Shop, Llandilo.—Fined S2 and costs.
LLANELLY. Richard Curran, 16, Clarence-terrace, Swansea, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in the G.W.R. Station on December 9th, with assaulting P.S. W. G. Morgan, and also with resisting the officer. Mr. H. Williams said that on Saturday night, Curran, who was an'Irishman, was very drunk and disorderly on the station platform. The man made uoo of very bad language, and created a big dis- turbance, with the result that he had to be removed to the Police Station. On the way Curran not only resisted very much, but kicked out and caught P.S. Morgan on the cheek. Defendant, who said he was interfered with, added that he was a discharged soldier, and having een in the Navy he was a bit gone in the head." The Bench sent defendant to prison for a month on two charges.
C- NEATH. Thomas Edwards and Ben Jones, labourers, Pendarren, Merthyr, werej charged with doing wilful damage by sleeping on green bricks, valued Cl2, at the Pontwalby brick works. Mr. Jestyn Jeffreys, who prosecuted, said the men were drunk at the time. I and that possibly accounted for their unwise selection of a place to e?p. About 276 bricks had to be thrown away. Alfred D. Aldred estimated the damage at £ »>. and P.S. Morgan, Glyn Npath, said that when he charged defendants with the damage, Jones replied: "What damage could we do to a few bricks?' .Defendant were fined 10s. each, and ordered to pay £5 between them towards the damage.
SWANSEA. Friday.—Before Mr. Gwilym Morgan, Dr. Nelson Jones, Aid. Jos. Devonald, and Mr. David Griffiths. Thomas Harris, 57, mason, was charged with being drunk and incapable.—Defen- dant as fined os. -SWANSEA. bATLRDAY.—Before Messrs. A. H. Thomas (chairman). J. H. Rosser, Thos. Jones, and Dr. Joseph Davies. Jacob Flemhood and Sarah Flemliood, were j gister, being Russian Finns, under the Aliens' Restriction Order. J Defendant's brother 6aid the defen- dants had registered under National Re- gistration, but were not aware that they had to be registered by the police as aliens. They were fined 10s. each. Monday.—Before Messrs. Richard Martin, H. Goldberg, F. Rocke, J. Wignali, and R. W. Jones. There were five charges of drunken be- haviour, fines being imposed. Frank Williams, tin worker, charged with being drunk and disorderly in Single- ton-street, was also up for assaulting P.C.'s Benbow and Williams. Edward Percy Drew, soldier, was charged also with resisting the officers. P. C. Benbow said he was called to the Grand Theatre, where Williams was mis- behaving himself by lying across benches. "I remember going in, that's all," said defendant Williams. "I remember going in, but I don't remember coming out." (Laughter.)* Williams was fined £ 5, or 30 days; Drew 40s. or 21 days. Llewellyn Davies, student, was charged with having failed to report himself for military service. Detective Francis said that defendant when arrested said, H I would like to say this: I only know one law; that is God's law." He now said ho was a conscientious ob- jector, and that he was unable to express himself, having caught a cold in the cells. Deputy Supt. Roberts remarked that the cells were always well aired and warmed. Defendant was handed over to the mili- tarv. Walter Morgan, type writer repairer, was summoned by Annie Evans, 40, Glan- tawe-street, to show cause, etc. Mr. Ed. Harris prosecuted. The girl, who is 20 years old. said she had kept company with defendant under the name of Jack Thomas. She only knew his real' name when the summons was issued. Sergt. Bolsden said defendant had authorised him to admit the offence on his behalf. 0 An order for the payment of 4s. per week was made. Maggie Leikey and Maggie Jones were charged with having been found within the area of the Prince of Wales Dock at 7.20 p.m. on December 8th, without being in possession of a valid pass, issued by the competent military authority. P.C. Web her said they had had a lot of trouble with' these girls for a very long time. Deputy Supt. Roberts said that tke girl Liekley had been taken care of by the Police Court sister, who endeavoured to find her employment; but she had fallen under the influence" of the other defen- dant. No one was now allowed on the docks unless they are in possession of a valid pass. The Chairman told the girls they were exceedingly sorry. It was simply terrible that they had got into this stat e. We think," he said "if you are sent to prison for three months, you will have a chance to start afresh. We think it is the only chance for von." Messrs. Jones and Thomas were sum- moned for allowing a hand-cart to be in Gwvdr-terrace without a light. It was suggested that tr)me boys had run off with the cart, and then left it.—Defendants were fined. 5s. Williams James, confectioner, Fa bian- street, and Messrs. Stead and Simpson, were each fined 15s. for unsufficiently ob- scured lights on their premises. Tuesday.—Before Messrs. J. W. Jones, D. Meager. J. Devonald, and W. Edwards. Lottie Jones was charged with being within the area of the North Dock with- out possessing a valid pass from the com- petent military authority. The girl said she would rather go to a Homo than to prison. Chairman: Where is she from? Officer: Tyrcoes. Deputy Chief Constable Roberts said that the girl had been in court before, was detained for a week. and then sent home. She remained a short time, and then returned. The Chairman reminded the girl that, ac«ording to the regulations, th ese girls or other intruders at the docks without a valid pass, were liable to be shot. Evidence as to character was given by P.S. Squires and tlie Lady Probation Officer, and the girl was sent to prison for three months. James Hy. Copp, coal trimmer, cnarged with having been drunk and disorderly in Oxford-street, was fined 7s. 6d. George Lloyd was ordered to contribute 3s. a week towards the support of his child in the Industrial School. Joseph Phillips was ordered similarly in respect I of his child. Gladys Saunders, a/ little girl, was charged with stealing a blue cloth coat, an oilskin coat. a hat, a shawl, a scarf, and an overcoat, value in all £1 12s. 5d.. l from Baptist Weil School, on November 20. Her mother, May Saunders, was charged with stealing and receiving these !goods. Elizabeth Rees said that her little girl, Edie, returned from Baptist Well School on November 20th without her coat and hat. Complaints were made to the school- master and the police. Witness identified articles produced in court as being her little girl's clothing. Their value was about 126. lOd- P.C. Andrews said the elder defendant handed to him three coats and a hat and scarf (produced). Each of the articles had been identified by their owners. Defendant, when told she must come to the Police Station, id: "I don't think the girl stol" the clothes. A bo? gave them to her. I am quite innocent. Defendants pleaded not guilty. The Chairman said that the case was a very bad one. They had received an un- favourable report of the woman from the police. The woman would be sent to prison for a month, and the little girl placed in charge of the probation oiffcer for 12 months- Wednesday.—Before Mr. A. H. Thomas (in the chair), Mr. J. H. Rosser, Dr Joseph Dalies, Mr. David Thomas, and Mr. T. Rees Harris. David John Martin (34), trimmer, who had surrendered himself at the Central Police Station from a naval vessel, was remanded to await an escort. Alfred Jenkins (29), milk vendor, of Fforestfach, was summoned for selling j adulterated milk. Mr. J. Evan Rowlands said he appeared for the defendant in this case under pro- test. At the time the sample was taken defendant was in the Army, and accord- ing to the Army Act he was not amenable to civil process. The Clerk: Is the man here? Mr. Rowlands: No. The Clerk: You cannot appear if the man is not here. Sl(pt. Letheren said defendant wae at Fforestfach when sample was taken, but had joined the Army when the summons was issued. Under the circumstances he would withdraw the summons and take lout a fresh one. Joseph Lowe (42), farmer, Fforestfach. was summoned for selling milk adulterated with 10 per cent, of water. Mr. Edward Harris, who defended, Mid i defendant sold the milk to a vendor ex. actly as it came from the cows. Supt. Letheren asked for the case to be adjourned for a week to call further evi- dence, and the Bench agreed. Mary J. Rogers, widow, Mumbles, sum- moned Nicholas Tarr, Camberley, to show cause, etc. Mr. Henry Thompson ap- Ipeared for complainant, and Mr. D. Clarke was for defendant. An order of 14s. a week was made by consent. Ann Jones (48), married, of Penclawdd, I by.,Airs,.d* Nutt^li, a next door. neighbour, for assault, and there ) was a cross-sum mons. Mr. R. T. Leyson appeared for Mrs. Nuttall, and Mr. Ed. Harris for Mrs. Jones. Both parties were bound over in the sum of X5 for twelve months. f Iv.or Williams (16), gantry driver. Gors- einon, was charged with stealing two j postal letters from the Gorseinon Post Office letter-box. Mr. Edward Harris de- fended. Stanley Davies, postal clerk, spoke to finding a long piece of copper wire in the* box when he cleared it on November 14th. II The following night witness again ex. amined the box and found two pins stuck into the sliding part a bout nine inches from the opening, and so placed as to pre- vent letters from sliding right into the box. Witness placed a blank envelope on the pin and later found it had gone. On the 17th, P.C. (464) James concealed him- self in the letter-hox-which was about 4ft. llin. by 2ft.— and defendant was caught. trying to take a letter out of the box. The constable caught the boy's hand as he was about to withdraw it, and wit- ness ran round to the front and brought him into the office. I P.C. James deposed that when takn to the police station the youth 6aid he had heard some boys saying that letters got stuck in the letter-box, and he went to test if this was so. He denied knowing anything about the pins. Mr. T. Pickett, of the Swansea Post Office staff, said the postal authorities had delegated the prosecution to the police. The Bench adjourned the case for a week to ascertain the attitude of the postal authorities in the case. Thursday.—Before Dr. Rawlings (chair- man i, Messrs. Hen Jones, auu Efi. i iv- theroe. Samuel Roberts was charged with being an absentee from reserve forces since December, 2nd. Defendant came to Swan- sea on leave. lie said his mother was an .:nvahd for years, and he was her sole support. He tried to get an appeal heard after he joined the Army. He was ordered to a wait an escort. Ernest Calow, a rag and bone collector, was charged with failing to join up." Captain H. Williams conducted the eape. Prisoner had nothing to say. He was ordered to await an escort, and fined 40s. John Mann, a labourer, was charged with being drunk in High-street on Wed- nesday night. When arrested by Special Constable Rees, prisoner became very violent, and when he got to the Police Station assaulted the constable and dam- aged his clothing. Prisoner was further charged with assaulting the police, and for wilful damage to the clothing. Supt. Roberts appealed for a heavy penalty. It was a serious offence, in his opinion, and one which should be put down. The Chairman: Wp must protect the- special constables. We fine you c£5 on the one charge, or three months, and you will pay 10s. for the damage. We do this -as a deterrent to others. A paternity order was granted to Kate James against Gilbert Fletcher, a sapper in the Royal Engineers. Mr. Edward Harris appeared for the complainant, and Mr. Dahne for the defendant. Com- plainant said that the defendant had pro- mised her marriage. The order was for 5s. per week until the child reaches the I age of 14, and the usual expenses. John William Monk, Wind-street, was summoned for having sold cold cooked beef at 8.30 p.m. on December 4th, lql(;, contrary to the Defence of the Realm I (Consolidated) Regulations, of October, ) 1916. The Order allowed for the sale of newly cooked foods for immediate consumption. I Mr. H. A. Hield said the case was brought! in order to obtain their Worships' ruling! on an important point, which was also a difficult one. The defendant contended that newly cooked beef or ham came under the heading of exemptions. He was not con- scious of having violated the law in any way, but would like a ruling on the matter. It was pointed out that this was the first case under the new Order. The Chairman said in their opinion the Order had not b-en complied with. They I' would not convict in this case, but the l defendant should pay the costs. John James, a dairyman, was sum- moned for failing to close his shop at 7, o'clock, contrary to the Swansea Closing jj Order. An inspector said he saw a woman enter I this shop at 7..55, and purchase tea. De- [ fendaut's wife said she thought é! could 11 iniiw—ac———— keep the shop open to 8 p.m.—Defendant was fined 5s.—Mr. H. A. Hield prosecu- ted. H. E. Jones, Ltd., were summoned for having c-old bread other than by weight on Novemter 28th. Mr. Hield prosecuted, and Mr. Edward Harris defended. Mr. Hield jiointcd -cut that the bread, in order to be exempt from the condition :of being sold only by weight, was hound to differ in size or shape from an ordinary loaf. when it would be called or classified aõ fancy hread. Annis Thomas said she went to the Mid- land Cafe. and asked for a loaf of bread, and this was sold as an ordinary loaf. Mr. Ed. Harris: I asked for brown loaves in all cases. I have had a loaf of Orex and Allinson's. Mr. Harris: Do you know what the small loaf should be? Witness: Yes, 2 lb. Mr. Harris: Isn't there an agreement between the Master Bakers' Association and Mr. Bingham that the small loaves should lie Witness: I don't know. I expect a 21b. loaf and I expect to pay 5d. for it. The Inspector said he received the loaf from the last witness and took it insidt the shop. When weighed the loaf was oozs. short of 2ibs. For the defence Mr. Harris said the bread had been believed to be fancy bread, and said also that the loaf was sold by one not competent to sell it, meaning a waitress, and the manageress only said the price of the loaf. • A fine of 20s. was imposed.
r Whatever your "first" plaas for Xmas, a PmMm OVERCOAT f, PALMIER ￼ should be "annexed." J3t Q 500 Overcoat lengths were bought !??? t and are being sold 25 per cent. ￼ ? under their present value. ￼ ￼ ) The prices range from 30/-to 63/- M ? ./???f?? ??? ? (To measure), ?n L v ? ? ? or ?? can fit you from our ??\ ? ? f stoc k of Overcoats ready to wear ?-? ￼ 350 SOLD C ?? You should order n.7 It will be impossible to The Mark buy such good Overcoat ofreSnement distmchvecnt and value npxt • faultless f1ms¡, make Palmer Winter. Overcoats desirable, and you save BUY NOW. 25 per cent. if you make your pur- I tmmmmnmmmiammBBUB&amB—axmnm* chase vdthin the next 7 days at P 12 Castle St. SMARTEST TAILOR.
EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNFTI ES FOPI CHRISTMAS BUYERS
EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNFTI ES FOP I CHRISTMAS BUYERS. Amid the gloom of war the ppirit of friendship glows like a torch fanned to a morf- jntensed flaire by one's desire to give the greatest happiness to others this year. And so, now that Christmas is nearly upon uc. people are choosing- their gifts with greater care than ever. There is a marked tendency to risit those establishments where the greatest variety of gifts is dis- played, and coiiEe-iuently it came as no sur- prise to us to observe the great animation, which is so noteworthy this year at Mr. H. Samuel's, Oxfjrd-street. Swansea. Anyone who patses may see busy pur- chasers flocking in and out until one almost fears that vhe stock cf gifts may be ex- hausted. But, fortunately, this establish- ment, so favoured by the public, especially at Christmastide, represents a hupe organ- isation (comprising 77 shops) which is able to provide aii almost endless.profusion of beautiful and useful articles. LIKE ALADDIN'S PALACE. I Gnce inside Mr. Ii. Samuel's e.-iabli-shment the eye is enchanted with the blaze 01 jewel. the beautiful settings, the glittering silverware, and all "chose accumulated treasures whi^h recall some glowing page from the "Arabian Nights." Those who seek practical presents will find an almost infinite choice of useful articles; luminous military wrist watches, safety razor sets, hairbrushes, and plate of all kinds Those who wish to exercise a wise economy 'this year will, we feel sure, be both surprised and delighted at the low prices for which admirable presents may be purchased at Mr. Samuel's. Owini; to the perfection of his organisation, owing to th? vastness cf his purchM for 77 branches, he is able to effect savings which arn frequently denied to a smaller organ- isation, and consequently the purchaser re- ceives very remarkable value for the money expended. Special provision seems to have been made for the requirements of any of our readers who may be unable to call anc choose their presents on the spot; for we understand that a, PoErtca-rd addressed to M" H. Samuel, Market-street, Manchester, will bring free. by return of pest, his hand- some and illustrated new volume of Christmas gifts. Thus in the comfort of one's own home. it is possi&e to secure the same vide range of choice, together with tin actual saving of money and all the other advantaro? secured by those who buy "ever the counter. Complete satisfaction is guaranteed by the right of a full month'* trial of every purchase. Our readers should most certainly profit by doing part, at least, of their Christmas shopping at Mr. H. Samuel's.
The death has taken place a.t Green- I field-place, Llandilo, of -A-tr. Davies, adopted son of Mr. end Mrs. I Lewis Clarke, of the same addreBS, after I a long illness, patiently borne, at the I age of 32 rears. The dF-ooa^ed was a. I bachelor, a staunch Churchman, and' member of the Llandefevsant Chnroh H choir. Hp -was al-v* a id ember of the old H Llandilo Town Band. The funeral took. I pkbee on Saturday afteraoes. 'I