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NEATH AND DiSTRiCT BILL-POSTING CO. ADVERTISING CONTRACTORS. Oifcter* of all the Principal Hoardings in NEATB and District. -)"0," rerms, etc., apply:— MANAGER, 45, LONDON ROAD, NEATH.
A SOLDIEK writing from the trenches savs:—■ I "THE I HERALD OF WALES! IS A WEEKLY COMFORT."1 t
By Appointment to H.M. The Kins. l! /-æ? ￼ ￼ of Ii The Proprietors of J TIE a MILK beg to inform the public' that in spite of the | heavy increased prices of fresh milk from 1st J' October, they have decided to make no increase | in trade prices so. long as stocks on hand j and in course of production permit them to maintain the present STANDARD CASH PRICE of I P E R 1/- rim 8 at which it was fixed by them on the 30th June last, and since. which date there has been no I alteration. Nestle's Milk should consequently | be obtainable at, your usual supplier at that I price even if the quantity available is slightly | reduced.
THE SURVIVOR. More About an Eisteddfod I si (ten*. In view of. Mie widespread interest taken in the incident at the recent National Eis- teddfod, when, as reported in the Herald of Wales." Corporal Samuel Evans, Ilhos, the conductor of a military choir, which had been awarded the prize at the Bangor National Eisteddfod two years ago, as the sole surviving member o;; that choir was invested by General Sir Owen Thomas at Birkenhead with an in memoriam emblem, our North Wales cor- respondent ha's interviev.«ed Llew Tegid. the Eisteddfod conductor, who acted a? master of ceremonies at Birkenhead. Exception has been taken by the Rev. J. Evans Jones Skewen. and Mr. L. J. Koberts, his Majesty's Inspector, Swan- sea. to the announcement officially and publicly made at Birkenhead that the winning choir at Banjjor was that of the lith Battalion of the RoFal Welsh Fusi- liers. Tin prize, they declared, war- awarded not to the lith Battalion choir. under Mr.. Samuel EvanG. Rhos, but to the Kith Battalion choir, under the baton of I'tc. Tom LI. Tucker, of S kewen. Llew Tegid, while admitting that a mis- take was undoubtedly made at Birkenhead i-.i announcing the 17th Battalion Choir ts the victorious choir at Bangor, dis- rlainiid all personal responsibility for the mic-statement. It was not correct to announce as was actually done, he said. that it was the 17ih Battalion Choir v- ivieli had carried ofi the privie at Banger I The information on which he acted contained in a letter addressed to the Eif teddfod secretary, and was stated to have I l?c,cn 1)-7 tiif ti?iiiilv of tv,-?o iiieni: bers of the choir of the 17th Battalion/' 1 have ascertained since," he added. th?t it was the choir from the 16th Bat- tali<;u that -ntheprixe. Still, the tinl Battalion Choir was ako a Drizewinner. a prize having been made up for it by the audience. The competition was an open one for male voice choirs, and was not con- lined to military choirs. I have also as- certained that there tOre members of both choirs still alive, some, still on active ser- vice, others discharged.
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7 WILLIAMS HALOI
—; 7— WILLIAM'S HALO. I His Farewell to the Paste Tin and I the Brush. William Williams the famous town crier and billposter" of Llanrwst, has now been appointed rural postman at Llanrwst. In conversation with a correspondent Williams. declared that, "Tíred of agi- tating the public mind with words (If. weight and wisdom as town crier. I have shed that august robe to don that of his Majesty the King, God bless him. To carry good and had news as the caM may he to the benighted denizens of the up- lands of Denbighshire. Farewell," cried Williams, to ora- tory and bardic effusions, to the paste tin aDd the brush. I now visionise- njv future att Is a mirror. and I discern a halo en- viroaing my brow."
CWRT HERBERT COLLIERY I
CWRT HERBERT COLLIERY. I Re-start at a Neath Abbey Pit. ) A re-start was made at Cwrt Herbert Colliery, Neath Abbey (Main Colliery Co.) on Tuesday morning. following some days stoppage owing to the alleged presence of gas in t he working places. Sorile minor j misunderstandings between the manage- ment and the men have also been satis- factorily adjusted. About 200 men are affected. It is one of the oldest pits owned by the company, and supplies most of the house-coal for the workers and much for the district.
The Welshman's Favourite. b MABON Sauce. I As good as its Name. 1 DON'T FAIL TO GET IT. Mannlaeturcrs—BLANCH'S. St. Potsr St.. Cacdifl.
irw MEANS OF RESCUE
irw MEANS OF RESCUE. Local Colliery Company's I Offence. I Thirty-one summonses under the Coal Mines' Regulations Act against the Cefnybryn Colliery Co., Bryn, and the ,manager, John Jones, were down for hearing at Abcarvon Police Court on Monday. Mr. Edward Powell, Neath, prosecuted for the Home Office, and the company was represented by Mr. Evan. Gibson Da vies, and the manager by Mr Lev, is M. Them.c. Mr. Powell explained that there were 23 charges against the manager and right against the owner. A number of these would by arrangement be with- drawn on payment of costs, and the de- fendants pleaded guilty to technical offences in the other summonses. The principal charges were that there was no second means of egress, and there was no return airway, and really the work should not have been continued, until such an airway had been made. There were no arrangements for iTiscue work, although the manager said they were joining the Mac-steg Rescue Centre. There was a stretcher and an am- bulance box, but theee were kept in the office and not in the mine. Concluding, Mr. Powell said the state of things in the colliery was far from desirable, and he hoped the Bench would deal with the de- fendants in such a imiiiit that such con- dition of things would be stopped. Col. Pearson, Inspector, giving evi- lence, said there were 51 men working at lie colliery. The return airway, which -hould be 4ft. by 4ft., was below these di- mensions. There was no attempt at rescue work and no portable breathing apparatus kept. The plans of the mine were value- less. as no levels in sections or faults were shown. The refuse holes were below tlit, (time n sionG, and some were blocked or obstructed by wire. In reply to Mr. Lewis Thomas, witness agreed that it might he difficult to get men to work in such an outlandish place. U hen he visited the mine later the man- ager said that they were driving the se- cond egress- Inspector Walden also gave evidence. Tho manager, in the box. said that he had reported to the company that the in- spector wanted them to join a rescue st-uiion. The cost would be' £ 10. There were only about 18 men employed on any one (ihift. He was appointed in Fçb- ruary, 1915. Mr. Gibson Davies eaid the company were now negotiating with regard to join- ing the Maesteg rescue station. The manager was fined a-total, includ- ing, costs, of £ 36 33" and the company £ 13 5s. including costs.
uI MR D H LEWIS NEATFI I
-.u_=-= I MR. D. H. LEWIS. NEATFI. I The d-eath took place at his residence, Glyn-y-Cocd, Gnoll-road, N cth, this morning, after a very I)rief illness, -of Mr. D H. Lewis. Deceased, who was 67 years of age, was a native of Llanegwad, and came' to Neath in 1571. Here he onenoii a business known as Shop-yr- Cen," which he earned on successfully for many years from which he retired nine years ago. He leaves a widow, three sons aiid one daughter. The deceased gentleman was one of four brothers ■ well-known in West Wales, the others being Mr. Thomas Lewis, J.P., of Brynglas, Xantgar^dig, who formerly car- ried on a drapery business at Oxf.ord- street, Swansea; Mr. Richard Lewis, J.P., draper, 'High-Street, Swansea v and Mr. Daniel Lewis, J. I' of Carmarthen. Mr. D. II. Lev. is was a churchman and 'a Con- servative and was a frequent contributor to the local
GLAMORGAN PRESBYTERY I
GLAMORGAN PRESBYTERY. I A meeting of the-Glamorgan Presbytery West was held at the. Forward Micsion Hall, Neath. on Thursday,, the Moderator (Mr. Thomas Davies, Pontardulais) pre- siding. At the morning scrsion njatters relating to the church were discussed, and a notice of motion by the Rev. 0. Arnold Ev.ans, .B.A., was adopted, seeking tho I establishment of a permanent joint com- l mittee between Presbytery and Monthly i Meeting to discuss problems of common interest in connection with church exten- sion on the language difficulty. Recommended as a very promising student, Mr. Dorner Winter Lewis, eon I of the Rev. W. W. Lewis, Terrace-road, Swansea, was accepted as a candidate for tho ministry. II The Rev. A. W.) nnt, Tlioma-, was calkxl Tipon to give an account of his work amongst the troops in France. He said that if any of them imagined that there I was acything in tha nature of a religipus revival among the soldiers in France. they were living in a foci's paradise: Men who were called upon to do the things which they had to do in France were not likely to hasten the dawn of a religious j revival. They were more likely to have one at home. The Rey. E. H. Jones (Xeath) said that when tho war was over the churches would bo faced with tremendous pro- • bkm-prohlms that were far more pree- r; sing than many people realised. It was decided to make the cubject feature at the next Prosbj tory. J
BUILDER AgD CURATE I BUILDER D CURATE
BUILDER AgD CURATE I BUILDER D CURATE TROUBLE OVER AN ABERAVON TENANCY Allegations a« to the state in which a house was left after tenancy were made against a curate at the Aheravon County Court on Tuesday, when John Ilenrr Maggs, builder and contractor, of Port Talbot and Cardiff, sued the Rev. F. H. Nicholls. curate at Port Talbot, for = £ 30 for damage to No. 3. Talbot-strect, Port Talbot, of which defendant was tenant, and cost of repairing pa.me, etc. The particulars of plaintiff's claim in- cluded cost of tempering. washing, and stripping the wDlls. J14 1!h 8d.; repairing paint work. washing, and disinfecting rooms, and fionp. J33 1 Os. fixing new range, 512; and two weeks' tly'ough keeping new tenant Out, XI 15s. Mr. Hugh Jones (instructed by Mr. E. G. Davies) anpearod for the plaintiff. Mr. Lewi" M. Thomas defended. Mr. Hugh Jones said that plaintiff built the house and was arranging to sell it when tho defendant approached him. and ho let the house to the defendant en « weekly tenancy of 17s. Bd. a week in Sep- tember, ?9??. Defendant rcmpincd in oc- j cupation untilMay 14th 1nst. He was a| bachelor and had a who had two or three daughters. After the de- fendant left, the lioiif- was found in such n condition—110 (counsel) would not at-j tempt to describe it-that this action was eoprineneed. Plaintiff, in his evidence, snid there was no agreement about repairs in the ten- ancy. Tho rooms were all distempered when the defendant went in, and defend- ant chose the colours. Defendant left on May 14th Inst after giving notice. After he loft witness examined the house, and found it in a filthy condition: the walls damaged, the plaster broken, the colour- ing on-the walls had been spoiled through matches having been struck on thp walls, and the cornices had never been cleaned. The Judge: Do you expect a tenant to keep cornices clean? Plaintiff: No, but I expect the doors to be kept clean, and not co dirty that you can write your name on them. (Laugh- ter.) He estimated the cost of the re- pairs. etc., at Defendant denie-d that the house was dirty, except through the dust and smoke from the steelworks. At this Bt-ae Mr. Thomas /ifked for an ajonrnment itr-owier to call the house- keeper, and in agreeing to the adjourn- ment the Judge suggested the parties should come to some arrangement.
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MUST BE PROTECTED. I Charles White. High-street, Abergwynfi, a collier, was charged at Abcravon 011 Monday with assaulting Nellie Davies, a porter nt Cymmer Station. The complainant said the defendant re- fimid to give up..hie ticket, and as clic -was tryjng,to, .etpp.Jji.in Ji tie 'struck her in the chest. Mr. Jlorrie (Messrs: Doer and Doer) prosecuted, and Mr. Lewis M. Thomas defended. The Chairman (Mr. S. H. Byass) said the women were doing all they could to help their country, and they must be protected. A fine of £ 3 was imposed.
TRIBUNAL'S PROTEST. I tfie Neatfe feiirat District Tribiitial held at the Gwyn Hall, Neath, on Satur- day, Councillor W. B. Trick, J.P., pre- siding two appeals were made by a pro- vision merchant of Aberdylais, on behalf of th(- managers of two of his branch shops. The appeals were opposed by Mr. Villiers Meager (Swansea), who repre- sented the military authorities, and dur- ing the hearing the Chairman said that '•h anrt bis. colleagues werej very dissatis- fied with the attitude adopted by the mili- tary authority in the district. If this attitude were continued the tribunal would adopt another course which might military rprerentaivomb fgembtfg mbfg not end to the acceleration of the work. Mr. Villiers Meager replied that all he could say was that it was an appeal by. the military representative to a higher court. Tho Chairman: But at our last sitting seven appeals wero made against our deoi- sions. F(lu" cf,.ihoge, were dismissed out- right, and three'were only-slight!}- varied. The incident tlien closed, and two ap- peals were allowed-
BARBERS APPRENTICE I
BARBER'S APPRENTICE. I At A be ra-von County Court on Tuesday Frederick Hill,, hairdresser. Water-street. Aberavon, eucd IJdward Hopkins, Eagle- street, Port Talbot, for £ 9 damages for breach of covenant on an apprenticeship indentu:;o There was a counter-claim for £50 by defendant for breach of contract on the grotiid tliat.' the defendant's son k:c1 not been properly taught the busi- ness. 7rfr. Villiers Meager (instructed by Mr C Wherlc) appeared for the plaintiff, :'nd Mr. Hugh Jones (inotrueted by Mr E Davies) represented the defendant. Mr. Meager paid that on March 18th, 1915. the defendant's son was apprenticed to plaintiff in the hairdrescing busi- ness at 2s. Cd. a week for tbe first year and 5s. a week for the second year. After two' years the boy became dissatisfied be- cause other boyfl wore earning more wages than he. and ho gave u i). The parents asked-'that.he should bo relieved, but the plaintiff was xinablo-to secure accistants. He (.h iil"d 300. a week from April 2nd to May 1tl). Plaintiff, in his evidence said the boy's mother objected 'to her son being sent out for bottles of 'beer. He-denied that the boy com plained, after six months' work, that he was not being taught the business. Thqmas Hopkins,' tho apprentice, al- leged that he was not siven opportunities of learning the trade. He was now em- ployed at the new steel works. Judgment was given for the plaintiff for tt TOg., anil the counter-claim was dis- missed- •
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HOT COPPERS. I Foolish Welsh Wedding Cus- tom Causes Trouble. Hot coppers at a wedding were re- tponsible for the appearance at Aberavon l'olice Court on Monday of James Fish, a collier, l'ro:ser's.row, Abercreggan, who was charged witlv assaulting Wm. Nicholas, a 11 year old boy. Mr. I.-ewis M. Thomas, prosecuting on behalf of the N.S.P.C.C., said that on Sunday, September 9th, there was a wed- ding in Prosser's-row, and the defendant heated some coppers and threw them to tho children, as the result of which the boy Nicholas" fingers were burnt and blistered. Inspector Be-st said that when he eaw the defendant he admitted heating the coppei-G. saying he meant it as a joke. Defendant said he did not mean to injure the children. It was a common custom, and he had seen it done when he was a boy.—A fine of £2 wa-j imposed.
FOOLISH WOMEN. I At tstradgyntais Police Goiirt on Tues- day—before Messrs. E. G. Benthall and David Williams—two women, named Kate Hevwood and Elizabeth Jane Fitz- gerald, of Glanrhyd, Ystnulgynluis, were charged with breaking and entering an unoccupied house at the old Ynifcodwyn School and stealing one counterpane, six tablecloths, thrcp. pairs of children's knickers, two pairs of boots, and 40 lbs. of flour. on September 19th, the property of Mr. J. Walter Jones, B.A., now head- master of the NeatlrCounty School. Mrs. Jones, wife of Mr. J. Walter Jones, valued the goods at £3 15s. A little girl named Daisy Griffiths- said she saw the defendants coming, out from the house on two occasions. After retirement the magistrates re- duced the charge to common larceny. Both defendants pleaded guilty, and admitted that they had been very foolish. They faid they were tempted to take the flour becauce their separation allowance's had been delayed. Inspector Williams Mid' the defendants only came to Ystradgynlais three weeks I ago from Swansea. Defendants were ordered to pay So each.
W A ABERAVON RAILWAY MEN I
-W -A ABERAVON RAILWAY MEN. I A mass meeting of railwaymen was held I at Aberavon 011 Sunday evening to protest against the recent action of the police in stopping the secretary of tho loca.1 branch of the National Union of Railwaymen and examining his bag containing books and papers.. Mr- A. J. Williams, cf Cardiff (South Wales organiser of the N.U.2,.), presided. Mr. J. II. Thomas, M.P., who was warmly received, said the State had a perfect right to protect iteelf against in- dividuals, and they should remember that the State was greater than any section of people. Having admitted that principle. it was for them to say how far those re- sponsible for that power had abused their authority. As to the action of the police, he hOjK:d that protest meeting would be a warning, so that there would not be a I repetition of tho incident. It was carry- ing the position, too far, aod they were determined to stop it. He intended to raire the matter in the IIouso of Commons. The resolution of protest was carried unanimously.
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-Z :?- 7 MATCHES BY POST. I At Neath to-day Minnie Whomes, a married woman, of Alexandra-street, Per.- rliietyn wife of a corporal in the Army, was chirged with serving explosives, viz., 2-boxes of matches through the, post, by Mr. L. J. Ksmpthorne, who prosecuted for the Postmaster-Genera l, said the difficul- ties with the postal authorities was in de- tecting these offences, but the authorities desired that th: public should be warned that this coqid not lie done. On August 21st the' defendant sent two iarge boxes of matches to her husband, who was in a camp in Kent. The matches ignited whilst at the Post Office, and damage was canae,! to letters, etc. The defendant had admitted posting the matches, and pica led ignorance of the re- quirements. The Postmaster did not de- sire to press the charge, but was anxious to make it known that matches could not be sent by pOGt. Defendant, who said-that die had seven children, and that her hus- band and asked li(-.r to send him some matches, was fined 7s. 6d. The Bench hoped that the Press would give publicity t.1 the case.
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z.- DRUNK IN THE STATION. I At Aberavon on Monday Benjamin Wat-kins, Abercreggan, was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Cymmer Railway Statio-i on 25th September. ■ P.S. Evans gave evidence, and Mr. ITorne (Messrs. Doer and Deer) prosecuted. Fined £
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11 THE SCROLL OF FAME; I — ■» I Private Alewvn Davies, son of Mr. W. Davies, 13. Cyfyng-road, Yttalyfera, has been killed while serving in France with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Corpl. James Je.ikins. of the Rifle Bri- gade, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Jenkins, yueen-gtreet, Neath, died of wounds in France. He was 26 years of age. News has been received in Llandilo that Sapper William Henry Richards, lloyal Lngineers, brother of Mr. John Richards, Three Tuns, Llandilo, has been wounded ia the back and head. Pte. W. Coslett Evarus. Bettws, pre- viously stated to be .wounded and missing, is now reported to be killed in action in France. Ho volunteered early in the war, and had been twice v ounded before. His father is a second officer in the mercantile marine. MrG Glen of So, Ehvddings-terrace, news on Sat- urday last that her brother, Pte. Albert Edward Clarke, had been killed in action on the Western front Pte Clarke, who was 10 years of age, was in the Yorkshire Light Infantry. Information, has been received by Mr. W;n. Richards, 13, SpringJield-terrace, Moiriston, that his son. Pte. By. Rich- ards, H. W .F. is suffering from trench fever, anJ is iio%v in hospital at Manches- ter. Previous to joining he was employed a.: a boot snop in Moniston. News has been received bv Mr. and Mrs. Evans, Pleasant-street. Morriston, that their their'eon, Pte. Join Evans, Welsh Guards, has been eeriously wounded and is now lying at a baso hospital in France. He is 31 years of age, and was previously employed as a rollerman at Pontardulais. Official intimation has been received by the father, Mr. Albert Pools, head gard- ener at Baglan Hall, that his eldest son, l'te. Conr-id Albert Poole 5th Lancashire Regt., has been killed in action. Private Poole was an employe at the Baglan Bay Tinplate Co., Ltd He was wounded in June last. Gunner Bowel Harris, sen of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Harris, 26. Slate-street, Mor- riston, has died in France froni wounds He bad been badly injured, sustaining a shattered shoulder caused by a piece of shrapnel. He was sited by his parents who were with hiic. at the timo of his death. He was 26 years of age. Mrs. Roberts, Sarnau. Bonymaen, has received newj that her son, Pte. Albert Roberts, Royal Irish Fusiliers, is in a con- valescent camp at Salonika, suffering from malaria. He has fought in the Dardan- elles, Serbia and Salonika. He is 20 years of age, and prior to joining was em- ployed at the Copper Pit Colliery, Morris- ton. Mrs. Williams, of 12. Tip-row, Ilafod, Swansea, has received a letter from her son, l'te. J. H. Williams, to the effect that he has been wounded in the face. This is the fourth time that this soldier has been wounded. Pte. J. n. Williams has had a brother killed. Previous to joining the colours he was employed at the King's Dock. Pte. Brynmor Jenkins, of the Welsh Regiment, reported missing, was killed in action on July 31st. He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins, of 20, Mary- street, Neath, and prior to his joining the colours was employed at the goods depart- ment of the Great Western Railway Co. at Neath. Official information has been re- ceived by thu parents. News has just reached Swansea that Iouis Hamilton Atkins (son of Mrs. Louisa Atkins, London, and the lato ilr. Louis H. Atkins, of Swansea, who was well known in the musical world of Swan- sea) has been killed in action. Mr. Atkins, prior to joining the Army, held a good appointment in a London bank. Mrs. Atkins', brother, Mr. Hamilton McGuinness, has an appointment at the War Office. Lieutenant (acting Captain) Emlyn Hopkin, of the Royal Field Artillery, has been admitted to a base hospital at Salo- nika suffering from malaria. Lieut. Hop- kin has been on active service since the early spring of 1915, and was at the land- ing and evacuation of Gallipoli, whence his brigade proceeded to the aid of the Serbians in their great retreat. He has ec-en 21 :rca\>" service His parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Hopkin. reside at Peny- ack, Llandovery. Information has been received from the War Oilice that Capt. Morgan Watcyn Williams, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, has been admitted into hospital in France with severe gun-shot wounds in the face. Capt. Williams is te son of the Rev. W. "Watkin Williams, pastor of the Central Hall, Swansea, and was some time ago pre- sented by. the King with the Military Cross. He enlisted as a private and nerved some time in France. Later on, he secured a commission, and was eventu- j hIIv promoted to captain for services rendered. The parents of Lce.-cpl. E. Davies, who reside at 32. Watkin-street. Swansea, has been notified that he has been again wounded. This time the muscle of his arm was shattered, and necessitated am- putation. About five months ago, Lce.-cpl. Davies returned to France from England, having ben invalided, home suffering from wounds and trench feet. Hie brot1HT, Sergt. Will Davies, has also had an ex- citing time, having been in the big push j at Messines. and in the recent engage- ments south of Yprüs. Both the Daviescs were employed by .Mr. Emanuel Tliomae, Niagara Mineral Water Works. Mr. and Mrs. Davies have two 'other eons serving i-i the Army. 4 Second-Lieut. Bertram Donne Treihe- wey, of the South African Scottish Regi- ment, second son of Mr. R. Trethewey, Great Western Railway representative, of Edgcumbe," W alter-road, Swansea, has been killed in action. In conveying the sad intelligence to his parents, his Commanding Officer wrote: "He did not suffer, as the end was very sudden. I hope that it will console you somewhat in your sorrow to know that lie died nobly playing the game." Second-Lieut. 13. D. Trethewey, when holding the rank of corporal, was wounded on the Wes- tern Front in July, 1916, and rejoined his regiment in France on the 18th April, 1917. Within a week from the latter date he received on the fidd two promo- tions in his own regiment, namely to the rank of platoon sergeant, and from that to the rank of second-lieutenant. He had served in four campaigns, and fought throughout the German South-West African campaign with General Botha's iroops; again in the campaign, in Wes- tern Egypt, arid eubsequcntly in France. Seven years prior to tho outbreak of the war, Second-Lieut. Trethewey was a member of the clerical staff of the Great Wester 11 Railway Co. r.t the Swansea High-street Passenger Station. Mr. Wm. Stephens, fruiterer, Llansam- let, has received notice that his eon, Pte. D. J. Stephens, R.W.F., has been wounded and is now in hospital. Sergt. Glynn Thomas, Welsh Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rees Thomas, builder and contractor, Bryn-road. Loughor, has been recomended for a commission, and will proceed shortly to a cadet school. OHieial in tima tion has been received by Mrs. Prcsser, 21, Morgan-street, Hafod, Swansea, that her eon Pte. R. F. Proctor, Welsh Regiment, is in hospital suffering from a gun ..hot wound in the chin. He has seen 12 months' active ser- vice in France. Mrs. Elias Woods-row. Carmarthen has received information that her son, Gunner Jack Elias (34). R.F.A., was killed in action on September 23rd. When he enlisted Gunner Elias lived at Osborne- torraee, Penrhiwceiber. where his wife and child still reside. Sidney C. Gott, old bov of the Swansea Grammar School, who returned to France last July, is again wounded, this time on the right eye, and is in a hospital in Rouen, He was originally in the Civil Service Rifles, but Wóöi5 recently trans- ferred to another unit. Pte. Cliflard Taylor, of the R.W.F., who' was on the staff of the Skewen Lower Council School, prior to enlistment, is re- ported seriously wounded bv shrapnel in the left hand and thigh, and is now at 3 Isse hospital. He is the son of Mrs. Taylor, 9, Queen-street, Skewen. Cadet Cyril De La Have, son of Mr. and Mrs. De La Haye, of Station-road, Yetrad- gynlais, has been officially notified that he has been gazetted as second-lieutenant, and posted to the Royal Engineers. He was well-known in football circles, having cften played for the Ystalyfcra XV. in the three-quarter line. He is an old Maeey- ddeiwen County School Bov- Mr. and MM. Thomas Gamage, 12, Dyn- ?evoi--road, Skewen have just received' a letter from the Wesleyan chaplain, at- tached to the Freeman Thomas Hospital. Bombay, that their son. Stoker J. H. Gam- mage, of the R.N., is now on the way to recovery after a serious and prolonged illness from the effects of the heat. At- though now only 19 he lias seen much ser- vice. Previous to joining he worked at the New Pits (Main Colliery Co.). Ph. Charles Wright, formerly of Spring-gardens, South, Skewen, of the Canadian. Contingent, recently severely V, otinded in the leg by shrapnel, is now reported to be making sood progress in Kent. Emigrating to Canada, where he and his family have resided for some years, he volunteered not long after the outbreak of war. He is a native of Neath and is of the well-known family of Wrights, of Ross"r-strt. and is one of five brothers on active service. I Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler, of 12, Sea View- terrace, Swansea, have received intima- tion of the deah, in action of then- youngest son, Pte. Cliff Wheeler. He was killed last week just as he was coining out of the front line trenches. Pte. WUeeler, who was only 22 years of age, was one of a family of four 60n, all of whom have s-ened their country. U-at' brother, A.13. Ernest Wheeler, served with the Royal Naval Division at Galli- poli, and has since been discharged on account of wounds received. The life and deed" of the late Lce.-cpl. W. Esaiah Harries, of Brvn-etreet, Pen- vilia. Brynhyfryd. were d-ewlt upon in a memorial service at the Siloani, Pentre Estyll, Clnrch, of"whichl:c was a faith- ful young member. Ihe ehnpol was full, and the Rev. Penar Griffiths officiated Appropriate hymns vere sung, including Peliar's hymn" The Fallen Soldier," to- gether with an anthem, were sung, and the Military Funt-ral Maich was played on the organ by Mi$s D. Hingon. Penar, ir a brief ad lre-ss, dwelt on tho many beautiful traits of the young ::oldjer'e character Corpl Harries fell on August .,4 rt- l at i ve3, tht, Itev. 22nd. Writing to tha relatives, the Rev. R. O. Lloyd, who is serving as a chaplain. Eas r'lelsÐ accept mv deepest sym- pathy in your sad bereavement—your dear son was killed by a shell. Tie was buried by me alongside his comrades, who fell with him. Dear was instantaneous and painless. If I can give you any inforina-1 tion I shall be m?st picaced to do eo. God bless you and give you strength to bear your great sorrow. Your drar eon ha? made the supreme sacrifice for his coun- try; it is up to us to tight on, that that sacrifice bo not in vain."
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DUTY NOBLY DONE. Llanelly, on Saturday, turned out en masse to do honour to its first V.C. The town was gaily decked in festive array- a glad momentary relief from the atmos- phere of serious contemplation and anxious anticipation of these war- I saturated days. 1 From every window almost bunting was lavishly displayed, and from the sta- tion right up inta the heart of the town a huge con- course of uniquely representative poo* pie lined up so that the eye could see nothing but a vast, serried array oi human heads, stretching away ap- parcntly illimit. ably. Sergt. Ivor Bees, V.C., of the South Wales Borderers, had a magnificent reception on his return from London, where he was decorated by the King. Speaking from the balcony of the Town Hall, the Mayor said: "This is the firs* day of festivity in Llanelly in the sombry days of the war, and the occasion justi. ties it. A Llanelly hero has arrived honia after being decorated by the King witl: the highest possible military distinction. We congratulate kiin with all our hearta (Cheers.) At this stage the Mayor, amidst loud checrs, presented to Segt. Rees a wallet containing Treasury notes of the vaha. of £150 guineas, and said there were B0Jhe more 811 bscri ptiOllS to come into his fund which would be forwarded to Sergt. Roe; in due course. Mr. E. P. Lewis, on behalf of Messrs Richard Thomas and ço., Ltd., the lead. ing tinplute and steer manufacturers, then handed a cheque to the new V.C. fo' £ 100, the firm's late chairman (Sir. J'. Beaumont Thomas) having promised thij sum to the first eniploye of the firm to win the V.C. General Sir James Hills-Johnes. who came in for a flattering reception, said it gave him great pleasure to see the peopU of Llanelly and district giving so warm a welcome to one of their own townsmen who had kept up the name of the Bi-i, Army. Lady Howard said there was only onj word they could say that day, and that was Welcome." In acknowledging the gifts, Sergt. Ivoi Kees said I am not a speaker; 1 am a soldier, but I desire to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the receptior you have given mo to-day." (Loud cheers. ) After the singing of the National An. them, the Mayor entertained the new V.C. and his relatives, together with the Cor- poration and some of tho leading men of the town to a luncheon at the Stepney Hotel. In submitting the toar-t of Our Hero Guest," Sir James llills-Johnes said lie was glael to have that lionour. III was further glad to think that Sergt. Ivor Bees had Welsh- men who had won the V.C. Sergt. Ivor Kees suitably responded. The marriage of Sergt. Ivor Kees tooJJ place at Trinity Chapel on Sunday morn. ing, hie, bride being Miss Mat-tie Jenkins, the youngest daughter of Mr. and MN. Evan Jenkins, 12, St. David-street, 3m side, Llanelly, who is a native of Towrtt. Merioneth.
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