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NATIONAL ABSTINENCE. [To the Editor of the CARMARTHEN JODESAL.] SIR,-Will you kindly allow me to call the atten- tion of the Clergy, Ministers, secretaries of churches, Brotherhoods, Guilds, Christian En- deavours, and all similar organisations to the fol- lowing resolution, passed at a large conference, re- presentative of the Commercial, Industrial, Educa- tional, and Religious Communities of this City held last evening. The resolution reads as follows:— "That this Conference recognising that the evils ever associated with the Liquor Traffic, press iwlth increased injury upon the Country at this time of National crisis, and recognising also that ¡ tthe surest method of ending these evils is by per- I sonal abstinence, calls upon the Churches, Brotherhoods, etc., of Cardiff and District to initiate a campaign amongst their members, urging for the sake of influence and example to the rest of the community the patriotic duty of abstinence from the use of all Intoxicating Liquors, ,at least during the war." A further resolution called upon sympathisers in the various districts to organise similar conferences, to show the government that public opinion will loyally support any measures it is found necessary to adopt in dealing with the liquor traffic, and to get the churches to give a lead in this all important matter. I shall be glad to forward circulars and particulars to any one who cares to send for them.—I am, L. PAGE. Lawson Buildings, Windsor Lane, Cardiff.
CWMGORSE. CONGRATULATIONS.—The many friends of 11 Cein- wen," the well-known elocutionist, will be glad to hear of her success in winning another chair at Gibea competitive meeting last Friday. Her brother, Idris Smith, captured the prize for the champion solo rt Rbct. zcT. yo
LOCAL EISTEDDFODAU PONTYEATES. The annual eisteddfod in connection with Naza- reth Chapel, Pontyeates, was presided over by Mr. Mervyn Peel, Danyrallt, and Mr. Alfred Stephens, Kidwelly (prospective Unionist candidates for East and West Carmarthenshire respectively), and the Rev. Evan Davies, vicur of Gwaun-cae-Gurwen, was the conductor. Mr. T. Jones, Llwynyreos, Pont- yeates, was secretary, and the adjudicators were:- Music, Mr. A. E. Davies, F.R.C.O., Swansea; mis- cellaneous, the Rev. Evan Davies, Gwaun-cae-Gur- wen; and fancy work, Mrs. G. W. Roblings, Pont- yeates. Principal awards:— Mixed Choir, "Bydd Melus Cofio y Cyfamod — Myrddin Choral Society, Carmarthen (conductor, Mr. William Jones). Children's Choir, Cludydd yr Awelon"-Carway (conducted by Mrs. Gilbert Davies). Soprano solo-Miss Beattie Richards, Pencader. Tenor solo-Joseph Williams, Pontyberem. Bass solo—John Thomas, Carmarthen. Ladies' Party-Divided between Myrddin Ladies" Choir, Carmarthen (Mr. William Jones), and Car- way Ladies' Choir (Mrs. Gilbert Davies). Mixed Party-Pontyeates. Duett—William Morris, Pontyberem, and Tom Davies, Carmarthen. Open recitation—Miss Millicent Rocs, Amman- ford. Champion solo-Griff Williams, Ponthenry. LLANDOVERY. A very successful eistectdiod was held at the Public Institute on Good Friday evening under the auspices of the Salem and of Hope, ilaiiciuverv. Mr W K. James, of Frondeg, Llangadock, presiued over a very large gathering. ljiere were numerous entries, and the were of a keen character. The duties of conductor were ably carried out by the Rev. Joseph Harry, of Delfryn. Miss P. Jones, of Upton House, proved a most capable acoonipams Mr. J. C. Jones, of Glasfryn, efficiently discharged the onerous duties of secretary, whilst the other officials who rendered valuable assistance were; Treasurer, Mr. J. Cyril Reee, Velindre; chairman of committee, Mr. W. Lloyd Williams, Gwalia House. Adjudicators-musio, Rev. W. Llew. Davies, M.C., Llangadock; recitations, &c., Mr. Hopkins, Penyrock, Llandovery. Mr Walter R. James, the chairman, remarked that he was very pleased to preside over a movement associated with the Band of Hope, because this association helped to raise the tone 01 tne people. It was essential to bring up children in a manner 80 that they might realize the responsibilities of hie, and thus help in making the nation a sober one. Years ago, people who preached against the curse of drink were called faddists, but nowadays it was con- sidered fashionable to be total abstainers (applause). A Sob* for bo under 16 years, "Chirk Castle (Two competed): 1, Master Emrys Thomas, Pres- wylfa, Llandovery; 2, Master George Morgan, Ystradwalter, Llandovery. 4i Recitation for children under 12 y^rs> N°"wlad "—(13 competed"*—1, divided between Master Ivor Lewis, Glancrychan, Llandovery, and Miss Myfanwy Dyer, Brynamlwg, Llangadock; 2, Miss Lizzie Richards, Stone-street, Llandovery;, 4. Master Daniel John Thomas, Abercrychan, Llan- ^°Solo "for girls under 16 years, "G^r ,Wawr--(5 competed]—1, divided between Miss Eunice Jonee, Chapel House, Llandovery and Miss ^beth Jones, New White Lion, Llandovery; 2 M *8 Maggie Davies, Tanner's Hall, Llandovery; 3, Miss Annie Wright, Queen-street Llandovery. Recitation for children under 16 years, "Y Plen- tyn Amddifad "-(3 competed)-The.first prize was awarded to Miss Jane Thomas, 72, High-street Llandovery, who, the adjudicator remarked, had recited in perfect style and secured the maximum marks; 2, Miss Myfanwy Dyer, Llangadock; 3, Miss Eunice Jones, Chapel House, Llandovery. Contralto solo, Bendithiaist Goed y Mynydd (2 competed)-l, Miss Maggie Williams, Victoria House, Llandovery. Trio, "Fair Flora Decks "-The competitors were Mr. Wm. Thomas and party, Llandovery, and Mr. W. Lloyd Williams and party, Llandovery. The prize was captured by Mr. Wm. Thomas and party. Recitation, Dinystr Sodom a Gomorrah (open to those who had not previously won a 5s. prize)-(4 competed)-Prize awarded to Mr. David Morgan, Gwerngwine, Cynghordy. 1, ,4 Tenor solo, Bwthyn bach melyn fy nhad "-(4 competoo)-l, .Mr. William Morgan, Ystradwalter, Llandovery. Hymn-tune, Rhyddid"' (open to those over 50 years)-Three veterans competed, in the persons of Mr. John Davieg, Water-street, Llandovery; Mr. M. Saunders Morgan, Cilycwm House, Llandovery, and Mr. Morgan, Aelrfa Mill, Porthyrhyd. The adjudi- cator divided the prize between the three. Soprano solo, Llythyr fy Mam "-Miss Lily Thomas, Preswylfa, Llandovery. Quartette, "Bwthyn ar y Bryn "-The a.,3pirants were Mr. T. R. Thomas and party, Mr. W. Lloyd Williams and party, and Mr. J. C. Jones and party, all from Llandovery. The prize was awarded to Mr. T. R. Thomas and party. n Champion recitation (open), Carwn ein Gwlad —(3 competed)—The prize was given to Mr. W. J. Gravellef Llangadock. Baritone solo, AJlais v Dyddiau Gynt —(2 com- peted)- Mr. Tom Jones, Pentretygwyn, near Llandovery. a Party of twelve, 0 agor lddo nawr —The ^>alem Partv, Llandovery, under the conduotorship of Mr. W. Lloyd Williams were the only choir to appear, and were deemed fully worthy of the prize. DREFACH. The annual Baptist Easter eisteddfod held on Monday last was a great success as usual. Ihe fol- lowing were the officials: -President, Mr. Ben Jones, Hampstead; conductor, Brynach; adjudica- tors-music, Mr. David Richards, London; poetry, "Hawen" and Brynach'; recitation, "Brynach literature, Revs. E. Hughes, Closygraig, and D. Jenkins, Penboyr; art, etc., Miss Jones, Dolcoed, Newcastle-Emlyn; Miss Davies, Nanteos, and Mr. Thomas Davies, Newport, Drefach; treasurer, Mr. Tom Young; secretary, Mr. J. C. Harries, Cryngae. With regard to the Male Voice competition for a Silver Cup to be won twice in succession before becoming the property of the winner, there remains a dispute. At the last eisteddfod it was won by Mr. Robert Cole and party. This year it appears the committee made an alteration in the number to compose the choir, but Mr. Cole claimed that he should compete under similar rules to those of last year. The adjudicator said that Mr. Cole's party was the best this year again, bu.t the committee have temporarily withheld the award until the die- pute is settled. Awards:— Solo for children under 10—1, Annie Jones, Spring Croft, Llandyssul; 2, Eilonwy Davies, Capel Evan. Recitation, under 10-1, Willie Jones, Birming- ham Stores, Llandyssul; 2, H. Emily Jones. Sentence—J. Evan Jones, Cemmaes, Mont. Walking Stick-David Jones, Llysnewydd Cottage. Prize Bags—Martha Griffiths, Lancwm, Cil- rhedyn, and M, H. Jones, Dolwen, Cilrhedyn. Crotchet Tie-Mrs. Jones, Bryngwyrdd, Saron. Translation—Lancelot and Evan Lewis, Bryn Tudur, Llangeler. „7 Solo for girls under 15—1, Olwen Griffiths, Westfa; 2, Ray Jones, Spring Croft. Juvenile Essay—Sam Jones, Frondeg Mills, and May Jones, Lan, Cilrhedyn. Englyn-" Nelson," who did not answer. Solo, boys under 16-1, Wm. Williams, Penrallt- faoh; 2, Brinley Harries, Derwendeg, Capel Evan. Recitation, under 16-W. J. Jones, Birmingham Stores. Juvenile Octette—Olwen Griffiths and party. Baritone solo, 0 Angus Macdonald Michael Davies, Bwlchmelyn. Chair Poem, Elegy to the late Dr. Gomer Lewis "—Rev. Crwys Williams, Swansea. Open Recitation—Ben Jones, attendance officer, SaTon. Penillion Singing—W. H. Jones (Gwilym Bowy). Duett (juvenile)—William and Hettie Williams, Penralltfach. } Pianoforte Solo—Miss Davies, Berwyn, Drefach. Verses, Brethyn Llwyd" John y Gwas," Dref ach. Tenor Solo-Llew. Evans, Perthiteg. Open Juvenile Solo—Olwen Griffiths. Soprano Solo-M. H. Jones, Dolwen. Juvenile Male Voice (confined)-Bronde-g, led by Sam Jones. Confined Solo (male)—Tom James, Crosslan. Confined Sol (female)—Alice Jones, Dolwep. Baritone Solo-Michael Davies. Adult Solo—J. R. Griffiths, Waungilwen. Quartette-Dolwen, Blaenbowy, Party. Chief Choral—Saron, led by D. R. Lewis, P.O. NEWCASTLE-EMLYN. A highly successful chair eisteddfod was held at Ebenezer Chapel on Good Friday. The presidents were Air. John Lewis, J.P., Meiros Hall, and Dr. Lloyd, J.P. The adjudicators were:—Music, Mr. D. Hendyp Davies, B.A., Treorchy; miscellaneous, Rev. D. Dyfnallt Owen, Carmarthen, who also acted as conductor; pencil sketch, Mr. C. Powell, C.M., Velindre; prize bags, Mrs. Jeremy, Sussex House, and Mrs. Thomas, Brohedyn; accompanist Miss Evans, Brynderwen, and Miss Williams, Dany. graig. Mr. D. Davies, Dolgoed, was trellurer, and Mr. James Jones, solicitor, secretary. Awards. Solo, under 12-1, Gilbert Jones, Graig Villa; 2, D. J. Jones, Hawen Villa; 3, divided between Hettie Williams, Penralltfach, Cwmoe^raiff, and Annie Beynon, Newcastle-Emlyn. Recitation under 12-1, divided between Elion wy Davies, Ardwyn, Capel Evan, and May Davies, Police Station, Nantgaredig. Pianoforte solo, under 14-1, Megan James, Bryn- gwenith; 2, Violet Rees, Park Villa; 3, E. Thomas, Victoria House. Pencil Sketch—" Velcum," whose proper name did not transpire. Boys' Solo, under 14-1, D. Edwards, Glyn-Neath; 2, Ed. Davies, Panteg Cross; 3, Gilbert Jones, Graig Villa. Prize Bags 1, Polly Jones, Parkllyn, Beulah; 2, M. H. Jones, Dolwen, Cilrhedyn. Englyn—" Ap Myrddyn," whose proper name did not transpire. Girls' Solo, under 14-1, Elionwy Davies, Ardwyn, Capel Evan; 2. S. E. Jones, Gwynfryn, Capel Evan; 3, L. A. Griffiths, Henllan, and Hettie Williams, Penralltfach. Recitation, under 16-1, Ceinwen Jones, Bryn- gwyrdd, Saron.. 1 -c Action Song for four children—1, Capel Evan Friends (led by Miss Thomas, Green Grove). Quartette-Capel Evan (led by J. D. Harries, Best Verses—Anne Rees, Felin-uchaf, Crymmych. Soprano Solo-Sarah Jane Thomas, Laurel House. Open Recitation-Ben. Jones, Saron. Solo (confined to non-winners)-I, Phoebe Jones, Firnvprs' Arms: 2. D. J. Jones, Crffls Roads, Hen- llan. Children's Choir-Capel Evan Party (led by T. M. H. Harries, Derwendeg). Duett-D. J. Rees, Nantgwylan, and Evan Rees, Nantypopty. Contralto Solo-Nellie Davies, Penralltybie, Pont- hirwon. Chief Choral—1, Newcastle-Emlyn (led by Joshua Eynon, Emlyn Studio); 2, Capel Evan (led by J. Davies. Frondeg). Chair Poem-Rev. D. L. Rees, M.C., Aberayron. Baritone Solo-J. B. Williams, hairdresser. Letter from the front- Griffith Rees, Pandy Mills, Aberbank. Tenor Solo-D. Evans. Pantywenol, Cwmhiraeth. Male Voice Party—Newcastle-Emlyn (led by Llewelyn Jones, Pandy Mills). BEULAH. A successful chair eisteddfod was held at the above place on Easter Monday, and a substantial sum was obtained for the Belgian Refugees Fund. Chairman, Dr. J. Powell, J.P., Newcastle-Emlyn; conductor, Mr. E. J. Lewis, Tregroes; adjudicators, music, Mr. G. Ivor Davies, Cross Inn; test do., Mr. T. Ll. James, Capel Gwnda; poetry, etc., Mr. E. O. James, M.A., Aberayron; recitation, Mr. E. J. Lewis; drawing, Mr. E. D. Davies, C.M., Capel Cynon; sewing, Miss Jones-Parry; walking-stick, Mr. Beynon, Panygenau; treasurer, Mr. D. Davies, Maesycoed; secretary, Mr. J. Jones, Gwmryn, Brongest. Awards:— Solo, children under 14—1, Daniel James, Tre- faesfawr; 2, Iorwerth Jones, Brongest,. Recitation, girls under 14—1, Ellen Williams, Winllan, Brongest. Pianoforte solo, under 14-1, Megan James, Top; 2, J. T. James, Parkllyn. v Solo, girls under 16-1, L. Griffiths, Winllan; 2, L. Isaac, Bryngwenith. Drawing—1, Bon. Thomas, Glynarthen; 2, E. J. Jones, Lion, Beulah. Prize Bag—1, C. Thomas, Aberarthen. Old Notation Test—1, Maude James, Twrgwyn; 2, Miss Davies, Penalltybie. Baritone Solo (confined)-l, D. J. Evans, Neuadd, and B. Thomas, Glyna.rthen. Adult Recitation—1, Gwilym Jones, Newgate, Rhydlewis; 2, Daniel Davies, Twrgwyn. Walking Stick—1, W. Evans, Baily House, New- eastle-Emlvn; 2, Griff Jones, Boncath; 3, D. Thomas, Brongest. Contralto or Soprano Sokr-I. Annie Davies, Glynarthen. Table Centre—1, Miss D. Lewis, Blaenporth; 2, Miss Polly Jones, Parkllyn. Stockings—1, H. James, Brynheulog, Beulah. Penillion Singing-Divided between E. J. Jones, Glynarthen, and E. Rees.' Nantypopty. Essay-I, D. Thomas. Islwyn, TanygToes. Duett (confined)-D. J. Evans and D. Jones, Pont- hirwen. Cushion Cover—1, Miss Polly Jones, Parkllyn; 2, Miss Ellen Thomas, Aberporth. Solo Twps "-1. Tom Thomas. Bryngwyn. Chair Poem—S. Gwilly Davies, Rhydlewis. Drama—Rhydlewis party. Duett (T. and B.)—D. J. Rees. Nantgwylan, and E. Rees, Nantypopty. Open Duett—E. Davies, Penalltybie, and D. James, FfynongrippP. Baritone Solo- If ^ed between D. Thomas, Pantyrodvn. and D. Ffynongrippil- Tenor Solo-E. Davie? Penalltybie. Solo for Children—1, J. Benjamin Lewis; 2, Tommy Jones, Bettws; 3, Lizzie James, Trefaes. fawr. Boys' Recitation—1. Glyn Jones. Llechryd. CAPEL MAIR, LLANGELER. On the 26th ult., a successful eisteddfod was held at Capel Mair. The children's section was of a high standard. The audience behaved very well, and responded well to the appeals of the chairman and conductor. The following were the officials: -Presi- dent, Dr. A. T. Evans, M.B., Llandyssul; conductor, Rev. E. T. Owen, Saron; adjudicators, music, Mr. D. Jenkins, C.M., Felindre; literature, Mr. John Evan (John y Gwas), Drefach; miscellaneous, Rev. E. J. Davies, B.A., Bangor Teifi; art, Messrs. T. Davies, Rhydybennau, and E. Thomas, Dancapel; needlework, Mrs. Jones, Llangeler, Vicarage, and Mrs. Jones, Tyisaf, Banyc.yffordd; secretaries, Messrs. Dan Davies, Rhydybennau, and Henry Jones, Bancyffynnon; treasurers, Messrs. James Jones, Blaenpant, and J. James, Clunllwyd. The Rev. D. Davies, curate, also deserves much credit for organising the work. The following were the awards:— Solo for children under 10—1, Annie Jones, Spring Croft, Llandyssul; 2, Hannah Davies, Trem- le, Llangeler; 3, Annie Jones, Pengraig, Pentre- court. Recitation for children under 10-1, divided be- tween W. J. Jones and Emily Jones, Birmingham Stores, Llandyssul; 2, Hannah Davies, Tremle. Boys' Solo, under 15-1, Johnny Jones, Spring Hroft; 2, Trevor Williams, Green Court, Llan- dyssul. Recitation for children under 15-1, Ceinwen Jones, Saron; 2, H. Emily Jones, Llandyssul. Girls' solo, under 15-1, Ray Jones, Spring Croft; 2, Grace Davies, Charles-street, Llandyssul. Handwriting for children under 16-1, David Davies, Brynelm, Saron; 2, David Davies, do. Reading Music at sight—1, W. Johnson, Dolau. Pen and ink sketch for children under 15—1, Daniel Davies, Ihydygalfe; 2. Ellen Evans, Bryn- tudur, Llangeler. Duett for children under 15-1, Ray and Mary Jones, Spring Croft; 2. Donald Johnson and Tom Jones, Dolau, Pentrecourt. Basket—Henry Jones, Bancyffordd. Walking Stick—John Evans, Blaenshedifach. Stori Gatcho "-Thomas Jones, Lleiniau, Ban- gor. Pair of Stockings—1, Mrs. Jonathan, Felinfach; 2, Mrs. J<mes, Bancyffordd. Prize Bags—1. Lilian Evans, Llandyssul; 2, Molly. D'oyleys—1, Miss Morgan, Graig, Llangeler. Cushion Cover—1, Lilian Evans, Llandyssul; 2, Dinah Davies, Cwnc. Soprano Solo—1, Miss Jones, Llandyssul. Letter-Miss B. Jones, Canton. Sentence—S. 0., Dyffryn Mills. Tenor Solo—1, Johnny Jones, Llainffald. Recitation for Adults—1, divided between Ben. Jones, attendance officer, and John Price Jones, Derw Mills. Poem—1, Ben. Davies, New Shop, Felindre. Solo for Novices—1, John Evans. Wit—Ben. Phillips, Lan. Baritone Sol-o-Divided between Johnny Jones, Troedrhiwllan, and Tom Jones, Charles-street. Solo for Novices—John Williams, Clifton View. Englyn-Ben. Davies, New Shop Inn. Quartette—Johnny Jones, Troedrhiwllan, and friemds. Champion solo—Divided between Jennie Jones, Llandyssul, and Michael Davies, Saron. Choir—Telynorion Llandyssul (conducted by Wil- liam Evans). Ladies' Choir—Saron (conducted by D. R. Lewis, Post Office). ESGERDAWK An eisteddfod was held at the Congregational Chapel, Esgerdawe, on Wednesday, the 30th ult. The prizes were given by the inhabitants of the district, and the whole of the proceeds were given towards the Belgian Funds. The Rev. D. Wil- liams, B.A., of the Congregational Chapel, was in the chair. Mr. Luke, Henllan, and Mr. R. Ll. Evans, Llanybyther, were the adjudicators; hon. sec., Mr. Thomas, scholmaster; and hon. treasurer, Mr. T. Davies, Cwmdawe. The following are the prize-winners:— Mixed Choir (five competitors, viz., Esgairdawe, Treherbert, Ram, Waenhathren, Rhydcwmere, Ffaldybrenin)—;1, Treherbert, Ram. Male Voice Choir—1, divided between Ffaldy- brenin and Esgerdawe. Champion solo and baritone solo-Mr. Joe Evans, Salem, Llandilo. Champion tenor solo—1, Mr. Thomas, C.M., Esgairdawe. Soprano solo—1, Miss Margaret Jones, Gelly, Rhydcwmere. Solo (Novices)—1, Mr. Elias Davies, Pettygate, Esgairda we. j. Duett-Mr. Jos. Jones, Esgairdawe, and friend. Duett-NEss Williams, Caio, and friend. Quartette—Caio Party. Solo (of persons over 50 years of age)-l, Mr. James Williams, Dolau, Rhydcwmere. For the best Sentence—Mr. Tom Jones, Uwar- coed, Esgerdawe. Recitation (Open)—Miss Morgans, Storom, Esgairdawe. Recitation, under 15 years of age-Tom James, Llansawel. Solo, under 15-Miss Davies, Swan, LIandyssui. Solo, under 10—Miss Sal Davies, Cwmdawe. Englyn—1, Mr. John Rees Daniel, Pantycrwys. Penillion i Esgairdawe—Mr. John Morgan, Blaen- clement, Rhydcwmere.
MILITARY SPORTS AT CARMARTHEN UNQUALIFIED SUCCESS. Favoured with ideal weather, the military spon-3, under the auspices of the officers of the 2nd/lst Pembroke Yeomanry and the 2nd/4th Battalion the Welch Regiment, which were held at the Carmar- then Park on Easter Monday were in all respects a decided success. There was a large attendance, and although no railway excursions were run there was a large influx of visitors to the town. The entries were so numerous that a number of heats had to be run off in the morning before the time at which the sports were advertised to commence. The Band of the 2nd/4th Battalion the Welch Regiment gave selection of music during the afternoon. The com- petiriuns were confined to members of the Pembroke In. <mial Yeomanry Reserve and the Reserve Bat- talion 4th Welch Regiment, now stationed at Car- marthen, Llanelly, and Llandilo, and to the Carmar- then Scout and Cadet Companies. The Llanelly contingent of the 4th Welch marched down to Carmarthen on Sunday in readiness for the sports. The men, numbering about 180, looked re- markably well despite their long journey, and on Tuesday they marched back to Llanelly. The officials were :-J udges, Sir Owen Philipps, K.C.M.G.; The Mayor (Mr. John Lewis); Lieut.- Col. Lort Phillips; Lieut.-Col. W. J. Jones; Chap- lain the Rev. Principal Parry; and Mr. E. V. Collier; timekeepers, Lieut. W. Lewes, Lieut. J. Howell, and Mr. Griffith E. Owen; starters, Capt. and Adjutant H. Long Price and Major J. W. Campbell-Jones; clerks of the course, Messrs. Harry Lewis, T. LI. Arthur. T. A. Jones, Tom Evans, Wm. Evans, J. Howell Davies, Bert Andrews, and W. Williams; bellman, Mr. T. C. Davies; competitors' number steward, Mr. G. E. Bushell; assistants, Assistant Scout Masters Lewis and Williams; lap scorer, Lieut. Stanley Evans, C.L.B.; competitors' treasurer, Mr. J. P. Lewis, Scout Master Fred G. Humphreys was the hardworking honorary secretary, and Mr. C. E. Davies was hon. treasurer Members of the committee took up positions as follows:—At the main gates, Messrs. Thomas Davies, H. W. Williams, J. Trivett, and W. H. Evans; enclosures-east receivers, Messrs. T. A. Hancock and W. F. Cottrell; west receivers, Messrs. W. Matthews and W. Dunn Williams; grand stand, Mr. John D. Evans and Assistant Scout Master Negus; track entrance steward, Mr. E. A. Owen. Messrs. H. S. Holmes and J. O. Morgan were ground superintendents. LIST OF AWARDS. I One Mile Bicycle Race—1, Pte. W. Hughes, A Sq. Yeomanry; 2," W. Morris, D Co., 4th Welch; 3, T. A. Williams, A Co., 4th Welch. 120 Yards Flat Race (scratch)—1, D. W. Lewis, D Co., 4th Welch; 2, Gilbert Jameson, D Co., 4th Welch; 3, T. Rees, D Co,, 4th Welch. High Jump—1, James Evans, A Co., 4th Welsh (height, 4ft. 7ins.); 2, W. E. Jones, A Co., 4th Welsh; 3, G. Davies, D Co., 4th Welsh. Relay Race-I, Carmarthen Scouts; Carmarthen Church Lads' Brigade Company. Tilting the Bucket—1, E. Rosser, C Co., 4th Weslch, and D. Hancock, C Co., 4th Welch; 2, F. James, A Co., 4th Welch, and D. J. Owen, A Co., 4th Welch; 3, D. Thomas, D. Co., 4th Welch, and W. G. Rees, D Co., 4th Welch. This item caused great amusement, and, despite miserable soakings, was as much enjoyed by the competitors as the spectators. Section Drill—1, D Company (Carmarthen), 4th Welsh (Sergt. R. V. Jones); 2, D Company (Llan- ellv), 4th Welsh (Corpl. Lewis Thomas). Victoria Cross Race-I, H. Griffiths, A Squadron, Yeomanry; 2, G. Lloyd, C Company, 4th Welch;.3, D. J. Owen, A Co., 4th Welch. Half-mile Bicycle Race—1, T. A. Williams, A Co., 4th Welch; 2, W. Morris, D Co., 4th Welch; 3, H. Hughes, A Squadron, Yeomanry. Three-mile Flat Race (scratch)—1, James Gilasbey, A. Co., 4th Welch;- 2, P. Randle. B Squad., Yeo- manry; 3, C. Spivey, B Co., 4th Welsh. Long Jump—1, G. Jameson', D Co., 4th Welch; 2, H. Griffiths, A Squad., Yeomanry; 3, James Evans, A Co., 4th Welch 120 Yards Scratch Hurdle Race-1, D. W. Lewis, D Co., 4th Welch; 2, J. L. Williams, B Squad., Yeomanry; 3, W. E. Jones, C Co., 4th Welsh. 220 Yards Flat Race (wratch)-I, D. W. Lewis, D Co., 4th Welch; 2, G. Jameson, D Co., 4th Welch; 3, H. Griffiths, A Squad., Yeomanry. One Mile Relay Race (teams of eight)—1, A Co. Team, 4th Welch (capt., W. T. Mathias); 2, D. Co. Team (W. G. Rees). 50 Yards Race. confine(I to the Welch Regiment Band-1, G. Davies, D Co.; 2, W. Bowen, D Co.; 3, G. Henry, D Co. Tug-of-War-1, C Co., 4th Welch (captained by Sergt.-Major Ho wells); 2. A Squad., Yeomanry (Sergt.-Major Smith). During the afternoon about 180 members -of the 2nd/4th Welsh Regiment, stationed at Llanelly, gave a display in Swedish Drills. Their precision and unity of movement de- monstrated their efficiency, And elicited well-merited applause from the spectators and officers. A section of the 2nd/4th Welch Regiment (Carmarthen), under the command of Sergt.-Major Burns, also gave a fine physical display. SMOKING CONCERT. In the evening an interesting smoking concert was held at the Soldiers' Club. when the prizes won at the sports were distributed by Lord Dvnevor. The y Chaplain, the Rev. Principal Parry, presided over a largo attendance. »- Lord Dynevor, who was loudly cheered on rising to speak, congratulated the troops upon having such an excellent club. The club, he said, was a boon and a blessing. The men were splendidly looked alter by Principal Parry, Mr. Griffith Owen, and Mr. Fred Humphreys, and he would particularly like to refer to the generosity of Sir Owen Philipps towards the club (cheers). Those who had responded to their country's call, continued his lordship, needed some recreation after their hard work of training. If, when the time came for them to go to the front, they exhibited the same dash as they had shown at the sports, and they charged the enemy in the same way as they had charged the tape,—well, there would be no Germans left (laughter). Sports were a great tradition in the life of our country, and nothing surprised the French so much at the be- ginning of the war as when our brave fellows came out of the trenches, and the first thing they did was to play football (applause). That caught on, and the French learnt the game too, and now they were as fond of it as our own countrymen. He himself I was fond of sports and games, because he believed they were a good training for the whole of their lives. Sports taught them self-control, how to play the game according to the rules, and never to hit below the belt. That was what the Germans could never learn. They had no sporting instincts, and they could not play the game according to the rules. He hoped they (the soldiers) would look upon the events at the sports ffaat afternoon as an incentive to action on the field of battle. At the sports, the judges had declared some of them to be winners, and he hoped a higher judge—he referred to Sir John French-would eventually declare them to be all winners and to be worthy of the V.C. (ap- plause). Col. Lort Phillips (commanding the Pembroke Imperial Yeomanry Reserve) proposed votes of thanks, and referred to Lord Dynevor's generosity in throwing open Dynevor Park for the use of the troops at Llandilo. Col. W. J. Jones (commanding the Reserve Bat- talion 4th Welsh Regiment) seconded the votes, which were enthusiastically carried. During the evening, the following contributed to an interesting musical programme, viz.:—Mr. T. A. Jones, Mr. H. Brunei White. Lance-Corpl. Jones, Mr. Evans, and Assistant Scout Master Frank Thomas; and Mr. T. C. Evans (,-in employee at the Joint Counties' Mental Hospital) give a display of "lightning sketches." Mr. Harold Malkin, F.R.C.O., was the accompanist.
LLANDEFEIL0G The C.M. Church at Llanedy have decided not to remain long with'out a pastor to succeed the Rev. I R. J. Jones, who has taken up the pastorate of Penygraig C.M. Chapel. The choice has fallen on the Rev. D. Lloyd Griffiths, Llandefeilog; the r> 1 of the church being entirely unanimous iii tne j matter. It is hoped that the reply will be in the affirmative, for Mr. Griffiths is strong as a pulpiteer, and in other directions, pertaining to church work. He is also well kn-o n as a highly cultured musician. w lg On Easter Day the services were well attended, and the number of communicants exceeded all previ- ous records. The singing was exceptionally good I under the leadership of Mr. J. D. Jones, who also presided at the organ in his usual able manner. EASTER VESTRY.-The Easter Vestry was held on Monday, the Vicar presiding. The Vicar's warden, Mr. Rd. Williams, Crugan-fach, submitted the church accounts, which were very satisfactory, showing a "balance in hand of B4. The Vicar appointed Mr. O. T. Williams, Rose and Crown, as his warden for the ensuing year, and Mr. Williams, Crugan-fach, the last year's vicar's warden was elected parish warden. The following were also elected sidesmen and members of the Church Council:—Major E. C. Jennings, Gellideg; Messrs. Gwilym Rees, Cwmafel; T. Rees, Nantllan; T. Williams, Coedlline; W. Mor- gans, Tynewydd; O. A. Davies, Bryncoch; J. Evans, Glanrhwdw; W. Rees, Ystradfawr; W. Davies, Ysguborfawr; W. Phillips, Ffynnoneidon; T. Jones, Pentrecwn, and J. D. Jones, School House.
FEAItYSlOE OBITUABY.—We regret to announce the death of Mr. John Thomas, son of Mr. David Thomas, Roberts Rest Farm, Ferryside, at the age of 36 years. The deceased was a deacon at Bethania Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Ferryside, and a trea- surer of the Sunday school. He took a very active part in all movements connected with the cause and Sunday school, and was held in high regard by all who knew him. He was of a retiring disposition, and was always ready to give a helping hand to all in need. The funeral took place on the 29th ult., when a large concourse of friends assembled to pay their last token of respect to his memory, the inter- ment being at Salem Cemetery. The following officiated :-The Revs. D. J. Lewis, Isaac Thomas, R. Thomas (Baptist). Pritchard (B.). The Rev. T. Williams, curate-in-charge of St. Thomas, was also present. The coffin, which was of pannelled oak, was covered with floral tributes. The sincere sym- pathy of the neighbourhood is extended to the family in their bereavement. BETHANIA.—At Bethania C. Methodist Chapel, the Rev. Isaac Thomas entertained the members of the Band of Hope and congregation to an excellent tea, and in the evening a concert and competitive meet- ing were held under the auspices cf the Band of Hope, under the able leadership of Mr. C. E. Hughes, London House. A very pleasant evening was spent. A hearty vote of thanks was passed to the Rev. Isaac Thomas for his generosity, and to the chairman, Mr. Thomas Davies, Maesmawr; and to Mr. C. E. Hughes for the painstaking efforts he had taken in training the children during the winter months, and for the excellent entertainment he had arranged. EASTER.—The usual service was held at St. Thomas' Church, when large congregations attended. The service was conducted by the Rev. T. Williams, whose sermons were much appreciated. SALEM.—The half-yearly services were held at Salem Chapel, when powerful sermons were deli- vered to a large congregation. We are pleased to see amongst us Privates Benny Davies, The Stores, who was wounded in France. and Privates Wm. Evans. Sydney Evans, and Jimmy Davies, who were invalided home from France, and Private Tommy Edwards, from Abergavenny. CHILD DROWNED.-A little child, named Leslie. the two-year-old son of Mr. Evan Arthur, living 011 th Beach. Ferryside, was drowned on Thursday morning of last week. Three young children were playing together near a pool. when the little fellow fell in and was drowned before an alarm was given. There was only 18in. of water in the pool. left by the receding tide. An inquest was held at the schoolroom on Monday last by Mr. J. W. Nicholas. coroner. A verdict of "Accidental death from drown- ing" was returned. The jury returned their fees to the parents, with whom they also passed a vote of sym- pathy. The funeral took place on Saturday at St. Ishmael, when the Rev. T. Williams officiated.
LLANWENDG CONFIRMATION SERVICE.—On Monday, the 29th ult., the Lord Bishop of St. David's held a con- firmation service at the Parish Church at 11 a.m., when 18 candidates were presented from the two parishes of Llanwenog and Llanybyther. His lord- ship addressed the candidates in English and Welsh. The Vicar (the Rev. J. Morris, M.A.) acted as the Bishop's chaplain, whilst the candidates were pre- sented by the Rev. T. Thomas, B.A., curate. Col. H. Davies-Evans presided at the organ. After the service all the candidates and others from far sat at tea provided for them by some of the members of Llanwenog Church, to whom thanks are due. EASTER SUNDAY.—The Church servioes were well attended, and a large number of communicants par- took of the Holy Sacrament at the 9 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. services. The Vicar officiated in the morning, and the Curate in the evening. DIOCESAN REPORT.—The following is a copy of the Diocesan Inspectof s report upon the religious in- struction imparted at the Llanwenog Church of England School:—" Excellent work has been done in this school during the past year. The Old and New Testaments had been very thoroughly pre- pared, And the other selected portions of the sylla- bus had been equally carefully taught, with the satisfactory result that the children answered very readily and intelligently on the day of inspection."
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ST. ANNE'S. CWMFFRWB EASTER DAY.—The services were exceedingly well attended. The church had been beautifully decora- ted by the followingAltar vases and Sanctjary, The Misses Barker and Miss Armstrong, Oaklands; font, Mrs. Williams, Cwmffrwd-uchaf; pulpit, Mrs. Idris Roberts; windows, Miss Morgan of Nanty^as- dwr; reading desk and windows, Rev. Idris Robvts; flowers, etc., were kindly eent by Mrs. Aslett, Boia- haul; Mrs. Barker, Oakland: Mrs. Bowen, Glac- rhyd; Mrs. Morgans. Brook House; Mr. Dav-d Bowen, Tyrnest; Mrs. Rees, Abercyfor Hall, and Mrs. Morgan, Nantyglasdwr. There were three celebrations of the Holy Eucharist, the celeb-ant in each being the curate, in-charge. The number of those who communicated was 82. the actual n^ur-ty- or. the roll being 90. In the afternoon at 3 clocK. Jon Easter Egg Service was held for the children. This is an annual event, which is much appr by the junior members of the congregation. This year again it was well attended, and we are able to send a nice basket of otrrrs (numbering over 12m to the Red Cons ^os; i al, Carmarthen, or Mis* Armstrong together with the Misses Majory and Eira Barker in their turn, render valuable services at that institution. There was a special ring of pathos in all the services this year as we thought of all our brave soldiers and sailors who have laid their lives down for their country. The offertories were given .to the curate-in-charge as an "Easter offering" and constituted a record, amounting to £10 5s. 9d. During Holy Week many members joined in the chain of intercessions for the Welsh Church, organ- ized by the Honourable Mrs. Gell and arranged for St Anne's district by Colonel Aslett. Bolahaul, whose devotion to the old Mother Church" is paramount to everything.
BRYNAMMAN GOOD FRIDAY.—A successful eisteddfod was held at Gibea on Good Friday, under the presidency of the Rev. W. D. Thomas, pastor. The awards we as follows:—Champion solo: Miss Mary Davies, Llandilo-road. Solo (confined): Miss Jones, Glyn- road. Penillion singing: Divided between Berach and Berach Bach (father and son from Glanamman). Duett: Blodwen and May Thomas, Glyn-road. Solo, under 16: Blodwen Thomas. Solo, under 12: Nelly Davies, Park-lane. Chief recitation: Ceinv :1. Cwm- .orse. Essay on European War: D. 'Vynfab Thomas, Brown Hill. Englyn on Queen >1 beth: Garmon." Recitation, under 16: Rac' Davies. Brynamman-road. Recitation, under 12: Divided between Winnie Stephens, Cwmllyi.i. and Gwenny Thomas, Lower Brynamman. COMPETITIVE MEETING.—A competitive meeting was held at Ebenezer last Saturday, under the presi- dency of Mr. Herbert Morgan. The awards were as follows: Champion solo: Idris Smith, Cwmgorse. Duett, under 16: Blowden and May Thomas, Glyn- road. Solo, under 16: Divided between Annie Mary Jones and Blodwen Thomas. Solo, under 12: Nelly Davies, Park-lane. Solo: 1, Hettie Evans, Park- lane; 2, Victor James Davies, Garnant; 3, Elvira Davies, Brynamman-road. Penillion singing with harp accompaniment: 1, Rees Thomas, Brynamman; 2. :Berach Bach. Chief recitation: Miriam," Glanamman. Recitation, under 16: Bessie Roderick. Recitation, under 12: Lizzie Llewellyn, Park-lane. 2, Maggie Lizzie Lewis, Glyn-road. Recitation, under 8: Nancy Peregrine: e, Gwenny Thom s. Essay: Divided between D. L. Evans, Park-street, and D. Bowen, Coronation-road. Four verses for Band of Hope: D. I^rynfab Thomas. Englyn. "Ceidrym," Glanamman. Love-letter: D. Brynfa-b Thomas. Brown Hill. Answering six questions from Jonah Bessie Roderick: 2. Mary Kate Pere- grine. Dictation, under 14: Bessie Roderick. Dictation (open): Divided between D. Brynfab Thomas, and T. Peregrine, Doctor's-road. Mr. William Thomas. Glvn-road. sang "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau to terminate the meeting.
LLANGUNNOR EASTER SERVICES.—The old Church of Llangun- nor was well attended on Easter Sunday, those from a distance having made an effort to attend. There were celebrations cf Holy Communion at 8 o'clock and also at 10.30 a.m., at which service the Vicar gave a very appropriate address bearing upon the comfort the teaching of the Resurrection carries to I the bereaved and sorrowful this Eastertide. He also preached at the evening service. The Church was very tastefully decorated for the occasion by the following ladies:—Altar vases and pulpit, Mrs. Jen- kins, The Vicarage, assisted by Miss Harris and Miss Geraldine Davies-Evans, Bryntowy; altar rails and reading desk, Miss Phillips, Green Hill; font, Miss Francis. Myrtle Hill; windows, Misses L. Jones and R. Speke, Tyllwyd-mawr; Miss Kinsman, Misses Gladys and Minnie Morgan, Cwmtawel; Miss Katie Jones, and others.
LLANARTHNEY EASTER VESTRY.—The annual vestry was held on Easter Monday at 7 p.m., the Vicar (the Rev. J. Jenkins, B.D.) presiding. The balance sheet for the year was read and confirmed, in connection with which it was explained that the Church had made contributions towards the Prince of Wales' War Fund, Red Cross Soiety, and the Belgian Refugees Fund. There was a balance of JB2 in hand. The sum of £10 had also been sent to the Diocesan Board of Finance. For the coming year the Vicar ap- pointed Mr. James Maddocks (junior), Bailiglas, as his warden, and the people appointed Mr. T. Wil- liams, Treclos, as their warden. The number of communicants on Easter Sunday was larger than usual.
OBIfach DISASTROUS NRE.-A disastrous fire broke out in the early hours of Saturday morning in the work- shop of Mr. D. H. Davies, Derwlwvn, Drefach. Soon after the warning was given, a large crowd gathered, and there was no lack of willing hands. The workshop, which contained a large quantity of timber and other building materials, was completely gutted, and the loss is estimated to be over £ 300. On the Saturday evening a public meeting was held at. the National Schoolroom to make arrangements for showing practical sympathy with Mr. Davies. Alderman J. Lewis. J.P., Meiros Hall, presided, and Mr. John Jones. Gwalia House, was appointed treasurer, and Mr. J. J. Evans. Geler View, Drefach. secretary. Several collectors were appointed to canvass the district for subscriptions. About 214 have been promised towards this worthy object. PONTYBEREM. The Bishop of St. David's held a confirmation service at St. John's Church on Wednesday of last week, when 93 candidates were confirmed. From Felinfoel there were 38, from Pontyberem 41, and from Llannon and Tumble 12.