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LOCAL NEWS. EXCURSIONS.—The G.W.R. Company announce an excursion to London on Monday next. Detailed particulars may be seen in our advertising columns. RED CROSS HOSPITAL.—The majority of the in- valided soldiers have now left for their homes con- valescent, and will, no doubt, shortly return to the front. A further contingent of wounded is ex- pected in the course of a few days. MOTHERS' UNION.—A well-attended meeting of the Diocesan Council of the Mothers' Urion was held in the Guildhall on Tuesday. Uelegates from •all parts of the diocese attended. A very helpful address was delivered by the Lord Bishop of the Diocese. THE Kite's PRIZE BEAST.—Messrs. Curnick Bros.. butchers. Carmarthen, at the Slough Cattle Show on Tuesday, purchased one of the King's beasts awarded the honours at the Birmingham Show. The price paid was a very high one, and the animal will be killed for local consumption. ORGAN RECITAL.—An organ recital will be given at St. Peter's Church on Sunday next. at 8 p.m., J by Mr. Harold Malkin, F.R.C.O., A.R.C.M., L.Mus., T.C.L. The offertory will be given to the organist and choirmaster. ST. PETER'S CHRISTMAS TREE.—The stall-holders of this venerable Tree are strenuously preparing f-or the great annual event on January 7th. The exigen- cies of the present war make the task extra difficult this year, but. they are all confident, that the peoplo of St. Peter's will rally round with extra zeal and ensure the success this year as in the past. PERSONAL.—Dr. B. Adams, of Kirnsbury House, Gloucester, formerly Medical Superintendent of the Alltymvnydd Sanatorium, paid a visit to Carmar- then last week to say good-bve to his friends in wa Ics. He is going to New Zealand -on January 8th next, where he is to be married. Dr. Adams will not lack for the heartiest good wishes in his mar- ried life. SERVICE FOR SOLDIKRS.—On Sunday afternoon last a- short service for roldiers was held at the English Baptist Church. The singing of t.he Carmarthen Male Voice Choir, under the leadership of Mr. G. B. Isaac, was very much appreciated. Addresses were delivered by the Rev. Gwilym Davies. M.A., in English, and Rev. Dyfrmllt Owen in Welsh. LBCTI'KE.—At the Baptist Guild meeting on Thursday evening, the 3rd inst., the Rev. Professor Moore gave an interesting lecture of over an hour and a quarter's duration on "Prussia and the Hohenzollerns." His remarks were illustrated by a large map of Europe. He lucidly traced the rise f Prussia, from its beginning up to the present time: also the connection of the KaiserTs ancestors with it. Taking into consideration the bad weather there was a. good attendance. The chair was taken by the Rev. B. Taylor. WE understand that/ho Rev. F. e. Wil- liams has already settled down in his new surround- ings. and has made a very favourable impression. One of the first movements inaugurated by him at Golden Grove is the establishment of a rifle ub on the same lines a-s that of the St. Peter's Club. APPOINTMENT.—The many friends of Mr. D. Ernivn Thomas, clerk at the G.P.O.. Neath, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thomas, Red Lion Inn, Priory-street, will be glad to learn that he has secured an important appointment as wireless operator nt Bridlington Wireless Station. Flam- borough Head, during the period of the war. SACRED CONCERT.—We understand that a. sacred concert will be given at the Assembly Rooms. Car- marthen. on Sunday evening next in aid of the Bt'knan Refugee Fund by the Carmarthen Choris- ters' Society (conductor. Mr. J. J. Lewis). His Worship the Mayor (Aid. John Lewis) will occupy the chair. Concert to commence at 8 o'clock. Ad- mission by silver collection. THE HOHENZOLLERNS.—An intcrcsting- and instruct- ive lecture on Prussia and the Hohenzollerns was given by the Rev. Professor Philemon Moore at the English English Baptist. Guild on Thursday last. In spite of the inclement weather a .good audience, over which the Rev. Vincent Taylor, B.D., presided, listened to Professor Moore. A hearty vote of thanks to the lecturer was moved by Mr. John Richards, and seconded by Mr. G. L. Jones. A similar compliment, was paid to the chairman by the Rev. Gwilym Davies und Mr. J. J. Williams. ENGLISH BAPTIST CHAPEL.—On Sunday afternoon, a service for soldiers, under the presidency of the Rev. Waldo Lewis, was held at the English Baptist Chapel. In addition to a goodly number of soldiers, the Carmarthen Male Voice Party, under the con- ductorship of Mr. G. B. Isaac,, also attended and beautifully rendered "Comrade in Arms" and "The Pilgrim's Chorus.' Eloquent addresses in Welsh arKi English were delivered by the Revs. J. Dvfnallt Owen and Gwilym Davies respectively. Mr. David Morris presided at the organ. APPRECIATION.—'On Friday last (December 4th) three of the Belgians from Rhydygors attended a meeting of the Expcutivo and Finance Committee of the War Relief Fund, in order to express their (gratitude and thanks to the town for their cordial reception and comfortable home. In response to questions they stated that they were most comfort- able and that. the food was of their own selection and kind and that they were quite happy. This volun- tary statement should go far to contradict the numerous unfounded rUmours which have circulated in the town since their arrival. PROMOTION FOR CARMARTHEN MAN IN SWANSEA.— Many at Carmarthen will be pleased to learn of 'he suocess of a St. Peter's Boy in Swansea, in the person of Mr. Jack Thomas, who has recently been appointed mana-ger of Messrs. Griffiths and Sons, drapers and outfitters, at their new shop in Castle^ street. Swansea, which was only lately opened. Mr. JackThomas is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas, 43. Francis-terrace. Carmarthen, nnd served liia apprenticeship at the drapery establishment of Mr. Davies. Cloth Hall, Carmarthen. He had further experience at Pontypridd, and entered the "mployment of Messrs. Griffiths and Sons at then- Cardiff branch some eight years ago. He was re moved to the Swansea branch in High-street about four years ago, where ho caught the eye of the directors of the firm, by his keenness and business ability, and has for some time been manager of this Krarnh. On the opening of new and elaborate premises in Castle-street recently. Mr. Thomas was appointed to the responsible position of manager. Griffiths and Sons do a lucrative trade, and ^*0 at present contracts for supplying the Govern- with Welsh flannel goods, including shirts 0 suits. &c. The firm employ upwards of 400 I*1"- \V> wish Mr. Thomas every success in his nr 9P«ETO Sm D. BRYNMOR JONES.—The appointment of a Master in Lunacy has been accepted by Sir D. Brynmor Jones, K.C., M.P. WEDDING OF MR. LOUIS JOIZE-i,On Thursday (yesterday), at Manchester, Mr. Louis Jones, tho well-known and popular violinist, was married to Miss Mena Hogan. The best man was Mr. Gustavo Jones. ST. PETER'S RIFLE CLUB.—The interest taken in this excellent club continues unabated. Meetings are held every Monday and Thursday, and the at- tendance shows no symptom of falling off. It is folt sure that if the Germans should ever pay a.* visit to the neighbourhood of Carmarthen they will receive a. warm reception at the hands of a very large number of expert shots. One pleasing feature of the club is that the ladies are not one wit behind the gentlemen cither in ardour or in efficiency. There is also a junior club which is equally well supported. NURSING ASSOCIATION.—At a meeting of the Car- marthen Nursing Association held at the Shire Hall on Monday, Mr. P. J. Wheldon pointed out that at present there was not a qualified maternity nurse fn town, and suggested that they should consider the matter. Drs. Parry, Jones, and Basker endorsed the suggestion, and it was ultimately unanimously resolved that puch a nurse should be obtained. It was decided to make application for grants to various bodies interested in the movement. The meeting was presided over by Miss Griffiths, Pen- llwvn Park. DEATH.—The mortal remains of Mrs. Lewis, Gos- port House, Carmarthen Junction, who died very suddenly last week, were interred at Llangathen Church on Monday. Deceased was a faithful mem- ber of St. John's Church, Carmarthen. Previous to the departure of the cortege a short service was conducted at the house by the Rev. B. Parry Gri- ffiths (vicar of St. Peter's) and the Rev. W. liar Edwards. RECRUITING.—A meeting, to promote recruiting for the Welsh Army Corns, was held at the Guild- hall, Carmarthen, on Monday last, at 2 p.m. A strong committee was formed, consisting of tho Mayor (Aid. John Lewis) as chairman, all the clergy and ministers, and the leading inhabitants of the town. It was decided to hold a public meeting on Wednesday next. Mr. J. F. Morris, solioitor. was appointed secretary to make arrangements for this meeting. Further particulars will appear in due course. THE LATE MK. T. JAMES.—Several wreaths were sent to the funeral of the late Mr. T. Jinies, Crown Stores, Carmarthen, as the request "No flowers" (lid not reach some friends in time. Amongst those who sent floral tributes were:—Mrs. Led- stone, London; Miss May Williams, Bayswater; Mrs. D. Thomas. Abervstwyth; Mrs. D. G. Jones. Liverpool; "A Friend"; Mrs. Denzil Harries; Mr. Mayall, and Mrs. Beynon Jones. Amongst those who sent letters of condolence were: Gwili; Mr. Llewelyn Williams. M.P. Mr. J. Hinds. M.P. Rev. W. Hughes. Neath: Rev. W. E. Davies, Lon- don; Mr. Fred Wheatley: Mr. D. James. Neath; Mr. Richards. New Barnet; Mr. P. J. Wheldon; Mr. W. R. Fortune. Swansea: Mr. H. Watkin. London; Mr. A. H. Rowen; Mr. W. H. Waltham, Bristol; Mr. W. D. James. Kidwelly; Mr. J. Lewis, Aberdare; Mr. T. Thomas, Pontin.gs. London; Mr. J. Richards, Swansea; Mr. W. J. Brown, Cardiff; Mr. Syd Solomon. Swansea Mr. J. T. Thomas. County School, Clynderw^n; Mr. Llewelyn Evans, Swansea: Mrs. J. Somers. Birmingham; Miss M. Evans. London; Mr. J. Thomas. Ebbw Vale; and lr. H. G. Thomas, Brixton. THE RINK PICTUREDROME.—By securing weekly programmes containing tho latest and best pictures, the management of this popular place of entertain- ment have deservedly earned an excellent position in the opinion of the Carmarthen picture-lovers, who always rely on being entertained here to attractive and refined programmes. For the first part of next week the pictures are :—" Tears of Repentance." Pathe's great special feature drarmi a drama with powerful combination of power and pathos. The leading parts are sustained by players who are famous all the world over. A Bronze Idol," a powerful story of a reformed "gentleman cracks- man." "Twenty Minutes of Love. Charles Chaplin in leading role. The Silkworm and its Eggs." The Turning Point," and "Pathe Gazette," con- taining latest and best war pictures. For the latter part of "the week the pictures include' Le Chevalier do Maison Rouge." by special arrangements with Pathe Frere's Cinema, Ltd., holders of the exclusive rights (infiyp parts). A magnificent classic exclu- sive from the world-famous novel by Alexandra Dumas. A Four-footed Waif," White Hope Champion," and Pathe Gazette. 1ST CARMARTHEN TROOP OF SCOUTS.—A very interesting and pretty ceremony in connection with the swearing in of new raemVrs of ttie above 1 roop took place last Thursday eveung, iho ird inst., at the Priorv-strcet. School. Owing to tho fact that there were 30 lads who had )Perz probationers fer three months to be sworn n. the Scent M;'»'cr swore in five or six at a time ') no ceremony c, m- menced with a parade tlirough the town with the Bugle Band at the head of the Troop. On arrival at the School (which ilic, Vicar of ^t. Peter's has most kindly consented to the Scout? making use of), the Scout Master (Fred G. Humphreys) addressed the probationers as to the meaning of the Scout promise they were goinlr to make, and explained fully the Scout laws. The lads were then duly sworn in, and after each Scout had repeated the oath he shook hands with the Scout Master as a sign of sealing the oath made. After all the 30 lads had been sworn in, the Chaplain (the Rev. W. liar Edwards, senior curate of St. Peter's) addressed all the members of the troop, and gave them most fatherly and kindly advice as to their duties as Scouts. The Scout Master was supported by the following officers:—Assistant Scout Masters Rex Lewis, Reggie Williams. Wm. Lloyd and F. Thomas.—On Sunday last, the Troop under the com. mand of Scout Master Humphreys, escorted the Pembrokeshire Yeomanry, under the command of Major Summers, to St. Peter's Church for Divine Service. The sermon was preached by the Rev. Dar Edwards. We are pleased to note that the Scout Bugle Band has lately improved very much in their playing, and thanks are due to Assistant Scout Mas- ter R. Williams for acting as bandmaster in the absonoe, at the Front, of Bandmaster Best.—On Friday evening next, the 18th inst.. the Scouts will be, entertained at the Priory-street School Room with the members of the P. Yeomanry and the 4th Welsh to a. concert and supper by certain ladies ol the parish of St. Peter's. DEATH AND FUNERAL.—The death took place sud- denly on Saturday morning in last week of little John Gwynfryn Harvey, aged 2 years, son of Mr. 2 and Mrs. Harvey, 5. Jackson's-lane, Carmarthen. Deceased was buried on Tuesday last, the place of interment being the Cemetery. Carmarthen. The Rev. Dyfnallt Owen (pastor of Lammas-street Chapel) officiated. The chief mourners were: Mr. and Mrs. Harvey (father and mother). Mr. William Thomas, Henllan (grandfather), Mr. David Thomas, Henllan (uncle) Mrs. Thomas, Porth (aunt): Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Rogers. Priory-street (aunts). Wreaths and floral tribute* were sent by the following:— Idris and Olwen Thomas. Jackson's-lane; Garfield and Glyndwr (brothers); Mrs. Purnell, Cardiff; and Mr. P. Purnell, Carmarthen. The deepest sympathy is felt with the parents in their sad bereavement. THE EMPIRE THEATrE.-Foi, a delightful, pic- torial, musical, and dramatical entertainment, the Empire Theatre would be hard to surpass. This week's programmes are. as customary, excellent, and all that can be desired, and should on no account be missed. For next week the popular Manager (Mr. H. W. Bolton) has made the special engagement of "Roi Paree." refined and original comedian, who will render a song on the Carmar- then Territorials. The pictures include :-The splendid exclusive star picture, by special arrange- ment with Pathe Freros. "A Woman of the People" (in four parts), one of the most popular of Cinema plays.-mag-nificently produced "Between Showers," a Keystone comic of great merit; "Diver- gent. Views," a real hinghter film; and the Warwick Chronicle. For the latter part of the week the pictures are:—Magnificent exclusive star picture, the o-roat three-part coloured film. A Queen's Love." This hitrhlv romantic and thrilling drama of modern Court life is one of the finest pictures ever produced. am I "Madame La Mode," "A Strenuous Ride." "Love's Young Dream." Warwick Chronicle. The full Empire orchestra will he in attendance at each per- formance. DEMISE.—The deepest sympathy is extended to Mr. James Richards, 10, Barnsfield-terrace, Carmar. then, upon the death of his father, Mr. Jas. Rich- ards, Merchants Park, Pembroke (formerly of Gaudy Hall). Deceased, who was 76 years of age, had been ailing for a considerable time. Of a quiet disposi- tion, he was highly respected throughout the town and district. The funeral will take place to-morrow (Saturday), at 2 p.m. DEATH.—The many friends of Mrs. Morgan Thomas, widow of the late Mr. Morgan Thomas, Tynewydd, Abergwili, will regret to learn of her death, which took place on Tuesday, tho 2nd inst., at 24. Lammas-street, Carmarthen, the residence of her daughter and son-in-law. Deceased, who was 78 years of was a faithful member at Peniel Chapel, and is survived by seven children. Tho interment took place on Saturday at Peniel Chapel burial ground, the Rov. J. T. Gregory and Professor Oliver Stephens officiating. DEATH AND FUNERAL.—A large circle of friends will regret to learn of the death of Mrs. Sarah Davies, wife of Mr. Thomas Davies, 120. Priory- street, Carmarthen, which took place on Sunday last. Deceased, who was 70 years of age, is sur- vived by two sons and two daughters, with whom the deepest sympathy is felt. The funeral, which was private, took place on Wednesday, the place of interment being the Cemetery. The Rev. Waldo Lewis officiated. The chief mourners were:—First carriage: Rev. Waldo Lewis. Mr. W. Davies, Regent. House; Mr. T. Bowen and Mr. Thomas. Secona carriage: Mr. Thomas Davies (husband), Mr. David Davies, Carmarthen (son), Mr. W. Evans, Carmar- then (son-in-law) Mr. Harold Davies, Swansea (nephew). Third carriage: Mr. Titus Llewelyn, Carmarthen (cousin); Mr. David Llewelyn, Swansea (cousin); Mr. John Morris. Neath, and Mr. Tom Owens, Carmarthen. Wreaths and floral tribute3 were sent by the following:—To dear Mother from the Children; From all at 58, St. Pcter's-street; J. and A. Owens; Miss Davies, Carmarthen; Mrs. Couch, The Vicaracre, Bicknoller, Taunton (niece), and Loo (niece).—The family wish to take this opportunity of thanking all who sympathised with them in their bereavement. DEATH AXD FUNERAL.—Deep sympathy is ex- tended to Mr. and Mrs. Dd. Rees. 111, Priory- s^'oot, Carmarthen, in the death of their little child Winifred Victoria RC' aged one year an-d nine months, which occurred on Monday in last week. The funeral t-ook place at Llangunnor Church burial ground on Thursday, the officiating clergy being the Revs. B. Parry Griffiths (vicar of St. Peter's) and J. Jenkins (vicar of Llangunnor). Wreaths and floral tributes were sent by the following :—Father, mother and sisters; Aunt and Cousins, Ammanford: Cousins, Church-street; Uncle and Aunt. Pcnsarn; Basil Gwyneth Bartlett; Mrs. Davies. 125, Priorv-street: M.ss Llewellyn. Esplanade: Miss Vaughan, Parade; Mrs. Morris. Eirinall; Mrs. Davies. No. 4. Penuel- stroot: Blodwen and Rowena. Evans the Avenue; Mrs. Davies. 108. Priorv street: Willie and Bessie Owens; David Hind, and May Charles. The family wish to take this opportunity of thanking all those who sympathised with them in their bereavement. THE BELGIAN REFUGEES.—The Ma.yor of Carmar- then again wishes to thank the townspeople for their most generous response to his appeal for furniture, etc.. for Rhydygors 'for the Belgian refugees, and at the same time ventures to ask for further contribu- tion., of furniture, bedding, clothing and cooking utensils of 11.11 kind- for the furnishing of 27, Blue- stroef. which has been placed at the disposal of the committee, rent free. by Mr. C. Chapman. Amongst many other articles urgently needed arc men's and women's underclothing, vests, pants, socks, boots, etc. All gifts or loans 'of furniture, etc., should be notified to the hon. secretary of the IVar Relief Fund, King-street, or Mr. E. V. Collier, hon. secretary. Housing Committee, 4, Quay-street, who will make arrangement., for fetohing the fame.
LOCAL WEDDINGS KIBBLER-GRIFFITHS. The marriage took place at St. Peter's Church. Carmarthen, on Saturday last, of Mr. Herbert T. Hamilton Kibbler, of Southern Nigeria, West Africa, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kibbler, of Cressy-road, Roath Park, Cardiff, to Miss Annie Muriel Griffiths, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. Compton Griffiths, King-street, Carmarthen. The Rev. B. Parry Griffiths, M.A., officiated. The bride, who was given away by her father, was attended by Miss Gwladys Thomas, of Dysgwylfa, Carmarthen, as bridesmaid, and Mr. Fred G. Humphreys. Carmarthen, was best man. At., the ceremony a reception was held at the bride's home. Later in the day Mr. and Mrs. Kib- bler left for Liverpool and London for their honey- moon. REES-RICHARDS. An interesting wedding took place at the Pcm- broke-terrace Welsh C.M. Church, Cardiff, on Tuesday, the contracting parties being Mr. Edward Walter Rees. cashier at the London and Provincial Bank, Carmarthen, younger son of 1ir. Richard Rees, J.P., Machynlleth, a prominent Montgomery- shire public, man, who is chairman of the County- Finance Committee and a county magistrate, and Miss Fanny Richards, second daughter of Mr. Ic Thomas Richards, late of Pentre, Rhondda, and niece of Mrs. John Richards, Goleufryn, Whit- chuich, near Caidiff. The ceremony was performed by the Archdruid (the Rev. Evan- Rees). and the Rev. M. H. Jones. M.A.. Ton Pentre. The bride, who was given away by her uncle (Mr John Richards), was charmingly attired in a champagne dovety cloth costume, with hat to match. Mr. J. Emrys Thomas, Myrtle Villa, Carmarthen, was best man. A reception was afterwards held at Goleu- frvn. Whitchurch, and later in the day the nappy couple left for London, where the honeymoon is being spent. They were the recipients of many valuable presents from a wide circle of friends. Mr. and Mrs. Rees are very well-known m Carmar- then and district, having resided there for over ten years. Mr. Rees, who comes of a famdy who have figured prominently in the public life of Mont- gomeryshire. is an ardent Welsh Nationalist, and has been actively identified with many important movements in Carmarthen. He was honorary Iwere- t,.rv of the National Eisteddfod held at Carmarthen in 1911, and in that capacity he contributed largely in ensuring the great success which attended the national festival of that year. He is hon. sec. and treasurer of the Carmarthen Cymmrodorion since its inception, and the present flourishing condition of that society is in no small measure due to his un- remitting labours on its behalf; has served on the committee of the Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society and Field Club from the time of its formation: is a life member of the Gorsedd; as well as a member of the National Eisteddfod Association and the Welsh Folk Song Society. A keen sportsman, the popular out-door games carried on at Carmarthen have also found in him an active supporter. He was instrumental in starting the Carmarthen Golf Club, and for seven years acted as its secretary; captained the Tennis Club last. year, and when the local cricket club was in existence he was a regular member of the team. DAVIES—JONES. At the Union-street Chapel, Carmarthen, on Tues- day, December 1st. a very pretty wedding was con- tracted between Mr. David Davies, Cefn, Rhydar- gaeau. and Miss Mary Jane Jones. Rhiwdywvll, Abergwili. The bride, who was daintily attired, was attended by Miss Lizzie Jones. Nantybwla (sister of bride), while the duties of best men were discharged by Mr. David J. Thomas, Llwynmartin (cousin of bridegroom). The Rev. J. T. Gregory, Peniel, assisted by the Rev. W. Lewis, Llanpumpsaint. per- formed the ceremony. The bridal party was then conveyed by motor-car to Nantybwla Farm, where the wedding breakfast was partaken of. Amongst the guests who sat down to the sumptuous spread prepared by Mrs. Jones (mother of bride, were the Rev. J. T. Gregory, Rev. W. Lewis. Rev. — Roberts. Elirn Rev. T. Thomas, Ynvstawe; Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Beulah Mr. and Mrs. Jones. Dany- graia; Mr. and Miss Davies, Gwarcwm; Mr. Ed- words. Ab-rvstwvtll; Mr. Jones. Rhiwdywvll; Mr. and Mrs. D a vies. lTwchgwili: Mr. Griffiths, Henallt- I fawr. etc. The happy couple later in the day left for London, where the honeymoon will be spent. Numerous presents have been received.
CARMARTH-EN TOWN COUNCIL
CARMARTH-EN TOWN COUNCIL The monthly meeting of the Carmarthen Town Council was held at the Shire Hall on Tuesday, the Mayor (Ald. John Lewis) presiding. There were also present Aldermen Walter Spurrell, J. B. Arthur, and W. Evans; Councillors John Jenkins, John Lloyd. David Samuel, E. V. Collier, John Crossman, Oliver Jones, Thomas Davies, Thomas Williams, Dr. Gibbon, and the Rev. A. Fuller Mills; together with the Town Clerk (Mr. H. B. White), and other officials. VOTE OF SYMPATHY. Before proceeding with the business, the Mayor proposed a vote of sympathy with Councillor George James, Crown Stores, and his family, in their recent bereavement. This was carried as usual in silence, all the mem- bers standing. SNUBS AND DISCOMFORTS." The Clerk read a letter from Mr. Morgan Prit- chard, in which the latter stated that about two months ago he suggested the fixing of a lamp in Morfa-lane, but, like everything else in the town, the Committee had ignored tho matter entirely. He did not see why the ratepayers should put up with "snubs and discomforts." Why did they not fulfil their election promises? The Clerk suggested that the matter should re- main in the hands of the Lighting Committee. A Lighting Committee had been appointed, and they intended visiting all these places. Coun. John Lloyd-I should like to know what promises were made. The Mayor said that the Lighting Committee should have to go round some day. Coun. John Crossman—Did you not ask the Light- ing Committee to visit this place. I move that the Committee should visit the spot at once. Ald. W. Evans seconded. The Mayor—What do you mean by at once; it cannot be done to-night. Coun. Crossman moved that the Committee should visit this olaco this week. It was ultimately decided that the Lighting Com- mittee shduld visit the place complained of that night after the Council meeting. The Clerk said that Mr. Kenneth Walker had called upon him and had stated that the military authorities intended commandeering the fair 'ttit I I ground where it was proposed to stable 200 Canadian horses and make it a permanent place for remounts. The Council decided to give sanction, provided arrangements were made between the military authorities and the lessee. Aid. Walter Spurrell drew the attention of the Council to the question of providing for the soldiers, who. no said, at present were crowding about the streets, some place of entertainment. He said it was very hard for these men to be about the streets with nothing to do. They had no provision what- ever for them. He was aware that entertainments were being made for them at intervals, but thought more ought to be done. I The Mavor said that two gentlemen had ap- proached him that afternoon on the same subject, and had suggested a Y.M.C.A. He pointed out to them that the Unionist-and Liberal Clubs were -open to the soldiers at present, but that he could not think of any other place. He thought a room should be obtained where they could read and plag games. Coun. Rev. A. Fuller Mills-There is a fairly large room behind the Waverley Hotel, Lammas- street. Coun. John Crossman asked if the churches and c-haoels in the town would throw open th-ir schools to be used as reading- rooms. He had noticed at nisrht large numbers of recruits in various doorways, and he thought some sort of Y.M.C.A. should be adopted. He moved that the churches and chapels sho'dd be approached on the matter. Coun. Fuller Mills said the question had already been discussed about six weeks ago. A large num- hor of tb-m could not see their way clear to grant the schools every day in that form. Conn. D. Samuel suggested the Assembly-rooms, and it was decided that the Clerk should write to the directors -of these rooms with t. view of obtain- ing their use for the soldiers. A smnll committee of five was also appointed to follow the matter up in case the Assembly-rooms should not be granted. The Mavor expressed the hope that the Surveyor (Mr. F. J. Finnan), who was unable to attend the meeting through illness, would soon recover.
AMMANFORD OBITUARY MR. ARNOLD P. JEFFREYS. It is our painful duty this week to chronicle the death o; Arnold P. Jeffreys, youngest son of tho late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jeffreys, Hall-street, Am- manford, which took place on Thursday, the 3rd inst.. at the early age of 21 years. Deceased, who was highly esteemed, had suffered a lingering ill- ness, and had received treatment at the sanatorium, whence he returned home, to all appearance, con- valescent. Subsequently he held a local agency for a short period, until a relapse took place, which confined him to the house for the last four months, ultimately passing peacefully away on tho abovs date. We extend our deepest sympathy to the be- reaved family in their hour of trial. The funeral, which was for men only, took place on Saturday, his mortal remains being laid to rest at the Christian Temple burial ground. The officiating ministers were the Revs. E. J. Rosser Evans, Gwynfryn; Nantlais Williams, Bethany, and J. Towvn Jones, Llandebio. The following were the chief mourners —Mr. Frank Jeffreys (brother); Rev. John Morgan, Primrose Cottage; Messrs. T. J. Rees, collector; Rees Jones. Penybank Road, and David Davies, Aberlash Mill (uncles); Messrs. Sidney Boleh, Pont- ardulais, and Jack Lewis, Cwmavon (cousins). Floral tributes were sent by Grandma, Brother and Sister, and from Mr. T. J. Rees and family. IRA WINIFRED GROVE. We have also this week, with profound regret, to record the death of little Ira Winifred Grove, the eight-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Grove, Brynaeron Villa, Wind-street, Ammanford, which took place rather suddenly on the 2nd inst. Deceased, who was loved by all who knew her, had only suffered a comparatively short illness of 'four days, the cause of death beinf heart failure. She will be sadly missed by her sorrowing parents and relatives, together with a Ilost of friends, for whom the greatest sympathy is felt in their sudden be- reavement. The funeral took place on Saturday, her remains being laid at the Christian Temple. Officiating- at tho service were Messrs. William Her- bert, Olwyn Jones, and Ivor Elias, of the Gospel Hall. The chief mourners were: Mr. and Mrs. Grove (parents); Mr. and Mrs. Charles Grove (grandparents); Mr. and Mrs. Bona (uncle and aunt): Messrs. Ernest Grove, Ebbw Vale, and Lionel Grove, Gower (uncles): Mr. and Mrs. W. Lake, Messrs. James, David and John Hiddleston, Pontardulais (cousins), and Mr. Ivor Davies, Port Talbot. Floral tributes were sent by the following: —Family; Grandparents; two from neighbours; Gospel Hall Sunday School; Mr. Bowskill, and Miss Richards, Wind-street; together with numerous sprays from her little friends. MRS. JAMES SHERRIFF. Mr. James Shorriff, Glasfryn House, High-street, Ammanford, died on Saturday, the 5th inst., at the age of 67 years. Deceased, who was a native of Devonshire, had resided in this town for over 40 years. She had suffered during the latter years with an internal complaint, from which she passed peacefully away on the above date. A highly respected person, she will be sadly missed by her aged husband and children (one son and three daughters), together with a host of friends, espaci- .ally at the English Wesleyan Chapel, where she had been a devoted member for many years. The deepest sympathy is felt for the family in their sad hour of affliction. The funeral, which was public, took place on Wednesday, the place of inter- ment being the Christian Temple burial ground, an account of which will appear in our next issue.
LLANYBRI LECTURE.—On Friday evening. 4th inst., the first, of a series of lectures on Agriculture was delivered at the school by Mr. Daniel Johns, B.S.c., Agricul- tural Organiser under the County Council. Con. sidering the unfavourable weather the attendance was very satisfactory and Mr. Johns in his lecturo showed his thorough knowledge of his subject and enthusiasm in his work. Other lectures are to fol- low weekly. SEWING CLASS.—The Sewing Class recently formed here is turning out very successful, no less than thirty-two attending on Tuesday afternoon last. Guided by four experienced dressmakers, the labours wifT'prove of great value to the cause f-or which the articles are made. Mrs. Morris, Coombe, with her usual kindheartedness. has very thoughtfully provided the members with a refreshing cup of tea at every meeting.
LLANDYSSUL ARMY REMOUNT.—Mr. John Langley and Mr. Wm. May. Thespian House, both of Llandyssul, lef- t on Monday for Shirehampton, near Avon- rnouth. where they WTTl be engaged in the Army Remount Depot. Good luck, lads.
¡ To Farmers and Stock-breeders. I I As all sorts of Grain and Meal are likely to be very high in price this season owing to the War having entirely stopped the export of Barley, Maize and Oats from Russia and Germany, we would direct the attention of all Farmers and Stock-breeders to excellent substitutes which are to be found in BRAN AND SHARPS. These are splendid feeds for all kinds of Stock, and are likely to be far cheaper than any other article. They are rich in nutriment, are good aids to digestion, and also have hioh manurial value. & The Bran and Sharps manufactured by WEAVER & Co., Ltd., Swansea, are of the best quality, and buyers would do well to place their orders with their Merchants for a regular supply of ZI!, WEAVER'S BRAN & SHARPS WEAVER & Co., Limited. SWANSEA.
CARDIGAN GOOSE FAIR.—The annual Goose Fair will be held this year on Tuesday, December 22nd. MASTER OF ARTS.—It will be learnt with pleasure hero that the Rev. Thomas Jones, B.A., vicar of Aberdare, tho son of Mr. Thomas Jones, Feidrfair, has recently secured his M.A. degree (by examina- tion), the special subject being Logic. PAVILION.—The special picture at the Pavilion this week will be "Countess V esohie's Jewels." This should prove to be a very attractive film. HOPE CHAPEL ENTEKMAINMENT. — The annual entertainment at Hope Chapel was held on Wed- nesday of this week, when there was a good crowd present. The first part was taken up by a recital of Dickon's "Christmas Carol" by Mr. Geo. Ken- dall; and the second part by an exclusive picture entitled O.H.M.S." The Mayor (Mr. G. H. Mathias) presided. DEATH.—With regret we have to annoucoe the death of Mr. D. G. Davies, which took place on Sunday week last, at his residence, 29, Pasre-street Swansea. The deceased was a native of Card 1-an and for many years in business as an ironmonger at High-street. He was 50 years of age. and died after undergoing a serious operation. He leaves a widow and daughter to mourn his loss. REFUGEES. The local Refugees were photo- srraphod in Castle Green Grounds last week by Mr. Squibbs. The photographs are now offered for sale, and part of the proceeds are devoted to the Local Fund. Before leaving the grounds, Mrs. Davies very kindly entertained t1-,(> refugees to tea. PROMOTION.—Mr. B. Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas. Tycornel. Tanygroes. has just been promoted a corporal in the London Welsh Battalion. He was promoted soon after joining. Previous to joining the Army, he was a cl(irl,- at the London and Provincial Bmk, MerthyT Tydvil.
PENB9YR FUNERAL.—On Friday, at Penboyr, the funeral took place of Mrs. Jane Davies, Penrallt-issaf. De- ceased, who was 77 years of age. was & highly respected member of Soar (Cong.) Chapel. At the house the Rev. J. G. Owen, Soar. officiated, and the Rev. D. Jenkins, rector of Penboyr, at the church and graveside. The chief mourners were: Mr. Wm. Davies (husband); Mr. and Mrs. Evans (daughter) Messrs. John and Davies (brothers). in addition to a large number of other near relatives.
LLANDILO AT the meeting of the South Wales and Mon- mouthshire centre of the Sanitary Inspectors' Asso- ciation, held at Swansea on Saturday, we are pleased to note that Mr. Richard W alters, surveyor under the Llandilo Urban Council, was elected a member. WEDDING BELLS.—The following weddings have taken pltr--e:-At the Registry Office: David Wil- liams, Argoedfach, Bettws, Ammanford, to Maggie Mary Davies, Nantmelyn, Bettws. At Tabernacle Congregational Church: Johnny Morgan, Bron- wylfa, Cross Hands, to Maggie Beynon, Waterloo Villa, Llandilo. THE GREAT WAR.—At the Cupel Newydd Chapel on Thursday evening, an interesting lecture, illus- trated by lantern views, on the great European War was delivered by Mr. G. Gwyn Jones, B.A. The chair was occupied by the pastor, the Rev. Wm. Davies. The lantern was manipulated by Mr. H. W. Griffiths, Gwili House. CONCERT.—A grand concert which was well patron- ized was held at the Drill Hall on Thursday evening, the proceeds for which totalled between £4.J and £50. were in aid of Mr. Wm. Lewis, Greenfield-place, who has been an invalid for over 10 months. The patrons included Lord Dvnevor, Mr. J. W. Gwynne Hughes, the Lord Lieutenant, and Messrs. A. Stepney-Gulston. J.P., L. N. Powell. J.P., Mervyn Pool, J.P.. W. Davies, J.P., M.R.C.S., D. itlorgan, J.P., chairman of the L'.D.C.. Richard Jones. M.R.C.S., Archdeacon Robert Williams and Rev. Alderman Davies. In the unavoidable absence of Mrs. Gwynne-Hughes, Tregyb. Mr. J. H. Rees (chairman of committee) presided. The treasurer was Mr. J. Williams, The Cafe, and hon. secretary. Councillor H. W. Jones. Sartar House. The artistes comprised the following:—Soprano, Miss Mary Davies, Brynamman: mezzo-soprano. Miss L. Wil- liams (Llinos Wrtyd); contralto, Miss Bronwen Williams (National Eisteddfod winner 1913): tenor. Mr. Wm. T. Roes and Mr. T. Williams. Amman- ford ba^s, Mr. W. T. Rocs. Ammanford. There was an excellent string band, under the leadership of Mr. Frank A. Jones, whilst a very taking feature was tho penillion singing of Master John Beavan. Glan- amman. Appended is the programme:—Part I.: March. "Our Defenders, the Band; pianoforte solo. Sonata." Miss Winnie Bowen: solo. Galwad y Tywysog," Mr. Tom Williams: solo. Marguirite." Llinos Wrtyd; solo. "Baner ein Gwlad,' 'Mr. Wil- liam T. Rees: penillion singing with harp accompani- ment. Master John Beavan; solo, "I will extol Thee." Miss Mary Davies: solo. Britain," Mr. W. T. Rees; solo. Miss Bronwen Williams; duett. Hywel a Blodwen." Miss Mary Davies and Mr. T. ii-illinms. Part II.: (a) Intermezzo Wistful Eyes": (b) "Joy ride lady." the Band: duett, "Martial Spirit." the Messrs. Rees; solo. "Pair of Sparkling Eyes." Mr. Tom Williams; solo, Mr. W. T. Rees: penillion singing with harp accompaniment. Master John Boavan solo. Your King and Coun- try Want You." Llinos Wrtyd: solo. "There's f1 T and," Mr. William T. Roes; solo, Miss Bronwen Williams; solo. Brenhines y Don," Miss Mary Davies; quartette, "Sleep gentle Lady," Misses Davies and Williams and Messrs. Rees: finale, National Anthems by the Band; "God Save the King." PARISH COUNCIL.—A meeting of the Llandilo Parish Council was held on Saturday, when there were present: Mr. John Jones (chairman), Mr. Dd. Jones (vice-chairman), and Messrs. Thomas James, Thomas Morgan, Evan Thomas, Rees Williams, Thomas Morris, David Evans. David Davies. Her- bort Thomas, J. Martin Thomas, and the clerk, Mr. W. Thomas. Crescent House. The overseers' ac- counts for the last half-vear were laid before the mooting. They showed that the total receipts were £ 2.394 16s.. and expenditure £ 2.420 5s. 6d. The report of the committee re footbridges near Bank Olive and Taliaris Ford was read and adoped, tho Committee reporting that the tender for the bridge near Bank Olive was given to Mr. John Davies, Tirsam. and tho fotbridge by Taliaris Ford to Messrs. W. Griffiths and Son. Llandilo. their ten- dcrs being the lowest. It was resolved, upon the motion of Mr. J. Martin Thomas, seconded by Mr. Thomas James, that application be made to the Llanollv postmaster wTTh a view of having an earlv despatch from Llandilo Road and Mountain Road, ^rynamnrn, and also an evening delivery for Upper and Lower Bryiamman. COUNTY SCHOOL MEETING.—A meeting of the Governors of the Countv School was hold on Fri- day. when were present: Mr. W. N. J,,n, (c'T'rmsn), Rev. W. Davies, The Walk (vice-chair- man): Mrs. Rees. Archdeacon Williams, and Messrs. Wrr*. Jones. L. N. Powell. David Morgan, and tho lork Mr. W. Thomas. Crescent House. Mr. W. D. Jenkins. architect, submitted an estimate for naint- ini- and rlidpmpøring old portions of the building- included :n tho contract of Messrs. Charles 'T'hnmn"" "-hich. toeothor w:th oTher alrcro- tions. totalled £ 105. It was resolved that the work be carried out as directed. The salaries of the headmaster and assistant teachers were revised and increased.
DEATH OF COt. O. H. S. WILLIAMS
DEATH OF COt. O. H. S. WILLIAMS We deeply regret to learn while going to press that Col. O. H. S. Williams, colonel of the Pem- brokeshire Yeomanry Reserve Regiment, has died as the result of an accident which is reported in our Society and Personal column. The deceased gentle- man stumbled in his conservatory on Sunday and fractured the base of his skull. We understand he never regained consciousness. He wa: a prominent agriculturist, and a very popular resident of Pem- brokeshire, and his death will be deeply deplored.
NEWCASTLE-EMLYN DEATH OF MR. THOMAS, J.P.. COEDLLVVD.—On Monday a person well-known and highly respected in the town and district passed away in the person o Mr. Evan Thomas. J.P.. C'oedllwyd. Deceased, who was 60 years of age, was educated at the Emlyn Grammar School and the Bangor Normal College. He was headmaster of the Bwlchygroes (Clydey) Board School for some years, and afterwards of Tegryn School. Upon his retirement from the schola-stio profession he took to agriculture, asso- ciating himself largely with public life. He was a member of the Newcastle-Emlyn Board of Guardians for vears and a good member indeed he was. Ditring his membership he filled the office of chair- man of the Assessment Committee, which of course he gave up when ho left the Board. It was a great loss to loso Mr. Thomas from the Assessment Com- mittee. for his knowledge of the district was wide and his ability to deal with figures was marvellous. Another noticeable trait in his character as chairman of the Assessment Committee was his absolute fair- ness to all classes and creeds. Although a staunch Liberal and Nonconformist, that fact did not have the slightest weight in his deliberations on the committee. He was secretary of the Blaenau Taf Frfendlv Society for 32 years, and was also chairman of the Clydev Parish Council, and assistant overseer. Music.—The numerous friends and admirers of Miss Irene Thomas will be delighted to hear of the great suocess scored by her on Thursday of last week at a concert given by Mr. Lionel Falkman, princi- pal of the Newport College of Music, at the New- port Town Hall. The Newport "Argus"' refers to her rendering in the following eulogistic terms:— "Softly awakes my heart" was sung by Miss Irene Thomas—a performance as remarkable for its passion and its clear enunciation as for the real beautv of the singing voices." Mh-s Thomas is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Thomas. Victoria House. She has since received engagements to sing at Pontvpool, Griffithstown, and Blaenavon. SUCCESS.—We are glad to learn that Mr. Joseph James Davies, B.A. (Wales), now of York, formerly of Gelligattifaeh. has been successful in obtaining the degree of B.Sc. of the London University. Mr. Davies is a younger brother of Mr. J. T. Davies, private secretary to the Chancellor of the Ex- chequer.
ABERBAHK SCRIPTURE EXAMINATION.—The following is the report of Mr. J. T. Davies. M.A.. Diocesan In- spector, upon the result of the Scripture Examina- tion held recently:—"Very satisfactory results were obtained at the annual inspection of this school. The Old and New Testaments had been very well prepared in each group, and there was a very decided improvement over past years in the character of the teaching in the Catechism." Certi- ficates were awarded to Benjie Thomas, Eben. Jones, Mary Lizzie Thomas. Annie Davies. Nan Jones, Cyril Evans. Clifford Jones, Dorothy Thomas, Gwilym Jenkins, Tom Thomas. and Catherine James. A large number of certificates previously awarded were also endorsed.
GWYNFE M.I.S.—In spite of the inclemency of the weather, a very pleasant evening was spent at the Council School on Wednesday, the 2nd inst.when a mis- cellaneous entertainment was held under the presi- dency of Miss D. Evans. G.C.G.. who fulfilled her duties in an able manner. The following contribu- ted towards the evenings programme:—Misses D. Evans, K. Evans, L. Lewis, M. J. Morgan, L. Thomas, G. Evans, Messrs. J. M. Griffiths, R. Samuel, M. D. Harries, S. Morgan, J. Davies, while stump speeches on highly interesting and amusing subjects were delivered by Miss L. Lewis, Messrs. L. Harries. W. Morgan. S. Morgan and D. T. Evans. The meeting closed with the usual votes of thanks, and with the rendering of the National Anthem, the solo being taken by Miss G. Evans. BIBLE SOCIETY.—A very interesting lecture was delivered to a highly appreciative audience at the Council School on Thursday, the 3rd inst., bv the Rev. D. Eurof Walters. M.A., B.D., Swansea.' The lecturer dealt in an interesting manner with the gooa work which the Society had done in the past, and is still doing at the present time. He showed samples of Testaments bound in khaki for the British soldier, in blue for the French soldier, and in black for the German soldier, and great is the demand for these books which are being sent to our brave soldiers fighting at the front. He also gave a vivid account of the trying work which the mis- sionaries under the Society have to labour under. He stated that the Society, through the medium of this war. intends to reinstate the Bible in France through the medium of the soldiers, as the Bible has for years been nratically ousted from the country, and for this purpose the Society has pre- pared the Epistles in the French language in a neat volume which can be kept in the waistcoat pocket. Votes of thanks to the lecturer for his able and instructive oration were given by the Rov G G Williams and Mr. J. Ll. Evans. COMFORTS FOR OUR SOLDIERs.-It is gratifying- to understand that a few young ladies and manv of the school children are busy at work making much- neeaed comforts, including scarves. beJts, and socks for our brave soldiers, and that a parcel of comforts has already been sent. It is to be hoped that many more young ladies will follow the above good example. Why not form a committee tor the said purpose?
LLANDOVERY BARGAINS.—Wo have pleasure in calling on- readers attention to Messrs. Bradlevs, of Chester and High Street, Llandovery's, advertisement in our columns this week. The stock to be disced of mdudes some tip-top bargains embracing the took Mo-rs^R dl1"11'! Pnfs'ow- 0? Shrewsbury, which Me^rs Bradley have bought by tender at a huge discount off cost price.
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. The Carmarthenshire Foxhounds will meet on Tuesday. Dec. 15th. at Maddox Cross Roads, and on Friday, Dec. 18th. at Bronwydd Arms: each dav at 10.45 a.m. The Neuaddfawr Foxhounds will meet on Mor- D« Wood' "d on Uoc. l.th, at H.fod Cross R,.a ll j. a. m.
Th» death is announced of Mr. Fred Knee, secr*- T"L v Z V Council and Labour Party. Ho WHs suff,ring from asrhma wh(,n he caught a chill by Wing his room o bid hi* favourite Ju?ht-r Ma.g^. eood-bve before she went into the hospital. She has since died.
SOCIETY AND PERSONAL
A draft of men left Sheerness on the 22nd ult. for the Front, and among them was Mr. Lloyd Price, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Price, Bryncothi. Several others from South Africa, who had joined the King's Royal Rifles as priyat". As they marched through the town they sang "Tipporary/' and gave the Zulu war-cry. By the way, a corres- pondent wishes to know the Zulu or Kaffir war- cry. Can any correspondent kindly supply us with it jotted down in old notation? When the history of many of our gallant soldiers at the front is made known, it will be found that there have been many hairs-breadth escanes. Lieut. Lloyd, son of Sir Marteine Lloyd, Bart., and Lady Llovd. of Bronwvdd, has had a narrow escape. It will be remembered that a short time ago his death was reported. Shortly after the news was contra- dicted. he was seriously wounded. He lay in an ex- hausted condition in an outhouse near the French frontier, and when found by his comrades some two or three days later, a cat was cosily nestled around his neck, and it appears that had it not have been for the warmth of the faithful feline, probably he would net have survived. Undoubtedly, were it posible to find this valuable creature she would not want the best ca!-e for the rest of her life. Lieut. Lloyd is at present in this country, and it is expected he will be sufficiently recovered in about a fort- night's time to journey home.