THE WAR. THURSDAY. Official announcement was made last night that Admiral Jelliooe has relinquished his post as First Sea Lord o £ the Admiralty, and has been succeeded by Vice-Admiral Sir Rosslyn Wemyse Second Sea Lord since August last. The King has conferred a peerage on Sir John Jelliooe, whose services and experience, the announcement adds, it is hoped may be made use of at a later date in another important appointment.—Com- paratively quiet times continue to rule on all the fronts, with the exception of the Italian. In the West snow has fallen along the whole of the British line. Two strong attacks were made on the French positions 011 the right bank of the Meuse. but they were repulsed. Fighting for the Italian plains is still desperate. The struggle on the Asiag-o plateau was re-commenced on Christmas morning, when the Austro-Ger- mans launched new attacks on the Italians extreme right. While the enemy e at- tempts between Col del Russo, and the V al Frenzela Maise were checked, the Italian troops several times renewed their attack •n Col del Rosso and Monte de Yal Bella, which they recaptured but were unable to hold. An attempted attack on the left of the Brenta was checked in its early stages hy the Italian guns.—The Admiralty piracy returns for the week show a fall in the number of British vpssels lost as compared vith the previous two weeks, the figures being eleven large vesses sunk, as against lon-teon, and one small, as against three ikiid seven. FRIDAY. Count Osernin, as the mouthpiece of the Germanic Empires, has given a formal reply to Russia's peace demands. W orded with ail the subtlety that the Ballplatz and the Wilhelmstraese could bring to bear upon it, the- answer is the fetlt of a diplo- matic Blondin On the one side there was the danger of frightening the Russian fish from the hook and on the other the need to frame the reply so as to leave loopholes «f escape for Germany herself. In P.rm* eiple the restoration of Belgian, >_erbian, Roumanian, and Montenegrin independ- ence is accepted. With regard to Alsacc and Poland, whilst acknowledging the rights of small peoples to self-government, the proviso is inserted in so far as it is practically feasible." The Central Em- pires are in complete agreement with Trotzkv and his satellites as to making a clean slate of war indemnities, but the re- turn of the Gorman colonies Is demanded. Finally, there is the effort to rope in the Entente Powers, for,' says Count Oiernin, it would not do for the Powers of the Quadruple Alliance, negotiating v ith Russia •ne-sidedly. to tie themselves to these con- ditions without a guarantee that Russia a Allies will recognise and will carit out these conditions." The moitlling Post" Washington Correspondent says that tnfere I is little doubt that Trotzys attack on Mr. Francis the United States Ambassador in Russia, was made in pursuance^ot a de- liberate plan, instigated by the Folshevik s taskmasters, the Germans, to pick a quarrel with America The hatred entertained by The Bolshevik's towards America arises oartly from German propaganda and Part- ly from the pernicious influenoe exercised b▼ Russian Anarchists, who, after living in the United States, have returned to Russia since the downfall of the Tsar. These Anarchists went to America with the insane notion that they could reform the existing constitution of society with torch and dynamite, and the severe punishment meted our. to the more daring and less cun- ing of them has disguested them with American methods. SATURDAY. Count Czernin's casuistical reply to the Russian delegates on the subject of peace liab met with a prompt reply from France. In a speech delivered in the Chamber of Deputies M. Pichon, Minister for foreign Aftair6, restated the war aims of Franco in tteen-As which admit of no misconception. Foremost in the French programme is the lestitution by Germany of Alsace Lorraine, not only as an act of justice towards France herself but as a symbol of right. Other objects aimed at by France in concert with her Allies were a guarantee of a durable peace by agreement and a general organi- sation by a League of Nations. Speaking of the effect produced on the military situ- ation by the defection of Russia, M. hon eaid it was the duty of France to remain in touch with all sane elements in Russia. France did not despair of her ancient Ally, and was ready to resume with her the former relations, the rupture of which was not the fault of the Quai D'Orsay. Doubts are beginning- to be raised even amongst Leninists themselves as to Germany's good faith in the Brest- J, itevsk negotiations. The Petrograd '"Pravda," the organ of the Maximalists, takes alarm at the refusal of Count Gzeniin to discuss the question of nationalities which were not independent .before the war. It goes on to ask how the German delegates can justify their claims to Cour- land, Lithuania, ar.d Poland the future of which ought to be regarded as a Russian internal question.—General Allenby's forces in Palestine have had to withstand some determined assaults by the Turks. At- tacking in turn the British routed the enemy's right flank, penetrating his lines to an extent of about two and a half miles on a front of nine miles. MONDAY. General Allenby's northward drive in Palestine is being continued with the most successful resuh*. Since the last report, .which carried the operatioIlP. down to December 26-27, the iitish line has been (advanced over seven miles-ohiefly along the Nablup road. Amongst the taken is the ancient Beeroth, one ot the four Hivite or Gibeonite cities that made the league with Joshua. On the Western ivont Sir Douglas Haig reports attacks on two sectors of the British front. On Saturday evening a thrust was made near y res, and yesterday the Cambrai front was the flCene of heavy fighting, which, says the evening oommunique, is still con- tinuing. At two points General Byng has 'had to give ground. Russia's betrayal at the hands of the Lenins and Trotzkys who have seized the reine of power proceeds apace. Under the new treaty the war Úi declared to be at an end, and economic relations are to be resumed as speedily as posibie. Russia asked for the evacuation o fOourland, Lithuania, and Poland, and Germiny has acepted with specious reser- vations that show how completely Petro- jrrad is being outwitted by Berlin. Failing to overwhelm the stout resistance of the Italians by military means, the Austjro- Germane are resorting to diastardly air re- prisals on civilians. Several open towns have been bombed, and in Padua, wbica was twice visited, two cihurcbes were set on are. TUESDAY. All Italian!, will exult over the news con- tained in yesterday's Rome bulletin of the success achieved by tho French on the Monte Tomba front. The crest of this position was captured by the Germans in tne latter part of November, but the Italians valiantly resisted the enemy's attempt to debouch on the plains. VV hen the French reinforcements arrived they took over the southern slopes of the posi- tion and on Sunday they stormed the emrmy's positions bet-ween; Oste-ria di Mon- fenora and Marazine. The attack was a (Complete success and the French aire now firmly established on the new ground. Nearly 1,4X1 prisoners were taken, together with a largoe quantity of war material.—In reporting further progress in Palestine General AUenby states that the object of the Turkish attack on December 27 was to retake Jerusalem. Not only was We at- tempt a failure, the Turks losing 1,000 in killed alone, but General Allenby took ,advantage of the enemy's exhaustion to advance his own line for a distance of seven i-niles. -On the Cambrai front General Byng has been able to regain the more impor- tant part of the Welsh Ridge positions (near La Vacquerie). lost on Sunday morn- inc. The Germans returned to the assault yesterday) and succeeded in gaming one trench only, however, to be driven out by a counter-attack. WEDNESDAY. Following upon the Frendh success at Monte Tomba, in Italy, comes news of an Italian exploit. General Diaz has driven the enemy across the Piave at Zenson, the brideghead established by the Austro-Gor- mans on November 12 being abandoned. Che communique announcing lihis success adds that Viceza Treviso, Bassano, and Castelfranoo have been r> >m t>~cl by enemy airmen. As is shown by the debate in tho Italian Senate on Monday, those barbari- ties only serve to etiiien tia Italians in their determination to unve the invader from their soil. Signor Odlando, the Premier, in an eloquent speech. exposed the hollowness of Germany's peace offer, and reiterated Italy's adeliey to the Pact of London —In Palestine General Allenby has made further progress, the line being again advanced north of Jerusalem. — "4^ —■—■—
War Jottings. r I CARMARTHEN. The Rev. D. Cellan Evans, Unitarian minister (formerly student at the Presby- t rian College, Carmarthen), was heartily welcomed by the parishioners of Llanli- hangel-Ystrad on his return from France, where he had been serving with trie Y.M.C.A. The Vicar (the Rev. R. E. avits) presided, and presented Mr. Evans with a cheque. Miss Freda Davies. only daughter of Mr C. E. Davies, manager of Lloyds Bank, and Mrs. Davies, is home on leave from France. '3 Daviea kaa been nursing- m France for a considerable time. A young Cardiff soldier, writing' to his parents from a rest camp in the Eastern < theatre of war, states Ta.lkillg of our pierrot troupe, now that we are in rest again they have loomed up and have been reinforced with new songs, and the charm- ing young lady of the show-a fellow from Carmarthen named Thomas—has beaten all records. All performances are at night, and the present stage is not a thousand miles from Hebron. Last night they gave an absolutely topping 'show. The stage is lit up with strong car head-lights, and I have paid for many a loss worthy performance in England. One chap gave a wondeiful rendering of Ave Maria,' with 'cello and pianoforte accompaniment. Imagine it in the hill country of Judea! Our young lady 'has a wonderful new ballet dress, wig and all complete, and even a little dinky watch on her ankle; and her soft tenor-contralto voice would kid any stranger that she was what she ap- peared to be." Pte. Howelt Thomas, R.W.F. (brother of Mr. T. Thomas, Vale of Towy Dairy, Car- marthen), who was seriously wounded re- cently in France has arrived at Lansdowne Road Hospital (b 7 Wardi, Cardiff. Pte. Thomas is a native of Llwynbedw, Henllan. His numerous friends will be pleased to hear that he is progressing favourably. Sapper W. D. Thomas, elder son of the late Mr. George Thomas and of Mrs. Thomas, 33, Priory-street, is home on leave over Christmas. Sapper Thomas came over from Canada to enlist, and is in camp in this country. His only brother, Gunner Harry Thomas, has been in France over two years. Pte. D. W .Evans, South Wales Bor- ders, son of Mr. and Mre. Evans, Glantowy Crossing, Abergwili, has been home on leave from Eveshan- Hospital. He was re- cently severely wounded in the head in the fighting at Bourlon Wood. His numerous friends were very pleased to see him look- ing so well. Pte. Evans was formerly em- ployed at this office, and at the time of his enlistment was at Messrs. J. Howell Thomas and Son, auctioneers, St. Mary- street. Pte. D. C Cole, South Wales Borderers, son of Sapper B. T. Cole, R.E. s. now in Egypt, and of Mrl. Cote, 59, Parcmain- ctreet, is home on his first leave from a Welsh camp Pte. Cole, who was formerly a juniior reporter on tbo Staff, wa3 very popular in the town, and his many friends were delighted to fiee him l( oking ao well. As briefly reported in the Journal," Private Lewis Hughes. Alberta Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force, fell in action in Franco on November 6th last. The only son of the late Dr. W. Lewis Hughes. Car- marthen, and Mra. Hughes, Cirencester, and nephew of Mr. Tom Rees, Union Hall Hotel, Llanstephan. Educated at Christ College, Brecon, and was for eight years on the staff of the Capital and Counties Bank, Cirencester. In 1911 he went to Canada to take up land, but in February, 1916, left his farm in Alberto and joined up. He returned to the Old Country with his batta- lion in August, 1916, reached France in January. 1917, was wounded at Vimy Ridge, some time in hospital in France, and after seeing much fighting was killed as above stated. He was a good son, a fine straight- forward, honourable, steady young fellow, whose death at the early age of 3e is, as well as being a severe blow t'o his relatives and friends, a great loss to the country of his adoption, where he was just beginning to make his mark. He was not only the right type for a colonist, but also the type of man so badly needed in his native land. Mrs. Hughes h^s received the following letter from the Army chaplain:—" Dear Madam .-I write to express my sympathy and that of all the officers of "the battalion in your loss and sorrow. Your son was a brave soldier, and was killed in action fight- ing nobly for the Right against a brutal b ra on ing nobly for the Right against a brutal and ambitious enemv. He has made the .great sacrifice: may God bless and keep him and console you his mother in your time of grief. We all join in sending our kind regards and expressing our sympathy." Seaman D. Morris, R.N.V.R., elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Evan Morris, Lammas- street, is home on lea.ve from active service on sea. Gunner James Richards, R.G.A., of Gwyddgrug, Barnslield-torrace, who was recently gassed in France, has now been brought over from a base hospital in France to a hospital in Dundee, Scotland. We are pleased to state that he is getting on favourably. T. G. Daniel, A.B., R.N.D., son of Mrs. Daniel, GwYIlondaJe Rarn-road, is home on sick leave from hospital in Chelmsford. He was invalided home from France with trench fever. His numerous friends were pleased to see him at Carmarthen again. Major H. W. Collins, M.C., R.F.A., who now commands a battery in France, andm who was recently awarded the Military Cross, is a native of Pembroke Dock, where 'he was engaged as assistant master at tho Coronation Boys' School. He is an old student of the Carmarthen Training Col- lege, and during his period of residence was a prominent member of the 1st Rugby team. It was with widespread regret that news was received that Second-Lieut. L. R. Thomas, King's Royal Rifles, elder eon of the Rev. D. J. Thomas, and of Mrs. Thomas, 13, Richmond-t<trtfaoe, had been wounded, and is in hospital in France. Intimation was conveyed in a letter re- ceived by the parents on Friday from the ISister-in-charge of fthe hospital, in which she said that Lieut. Thomas had been wounded in the right leg and in the left eye, and that 'his left eye had been totally destroyed. She added that he was very cheerful in spite of his severe wounds. Lieut. Thomas has been on the Western Front for thirteen months, during which time he had been through very severe fighting. He is an old Grammar School boy, and had taken up music as a career. He is A.R.C.O. and L.T.C.L., and was going in for his F.R.C.,O. when he joined up. He was musical director of the Browning Settlement, London, and deputy- organist of Denmark Hill, London, and a resident pupil of Dr. Warrmer. ABERGWILI. The many friends of Jackt Edwards, White -!NTill, are very pleased to see him looking so fit after being on active service in France for nine months. He has been recommended for a commission. He is a former pupil of the Carmarthen Grammar Schol. and the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, 12, White Mill, Abergwili. LLANWENOp. Letters and cards full of heartfelt thank- fulness pour in daaly from local boys at the front for the parcels of smokes" received bw them for Christmas from the staff and scholars of their old school at Llanwenog. ABERAYRON. On Christmas Day, the usual special ser- vices were held at Holy Trinity Church. The weather being fine, there was an un- usually large attendance. A, tea party was given to the children of Peniel (C.) Sunday School on Boxing Day. About 1J children attended, and thorougn- ly enjoyed the treat. In the evening a concert was held in the Vestry, at which a large number of children took part. The h ins were made up of recitations, solos, and dialogues. In a competition for im- promptu reading, Miss Hettie Evans, Awel- f-i, took the prize, and in general know- If^dare out of about a dozen competitors, Mnttio Jones, Albert-street, took the prize Mr. E O. James, M.A., presided. A successful dinging festival took place on Boxing Day at Tabernacle (C.M.) Chapel. j A11 entertainment was given at the Red Cross Hospital on Friday evening last. Several of the wounded toldiers took part, a:ad excellent "3010", eto., weXe 'rendered by local solois's. The arrangements were in the hands of the Commandant, Miss Lewes, Tyglyn Aoron, who is indefatigable in her efforts to cater for those under her c/sure. A mart was held here for the first time on Monday. Judging from the largo num- ber of cattle, etc., brought to be sold, con- tinuous success is predicted. The prime movers of the undertaking are Messrs. W. J. Phillips, auctioneer; John Davies, Royal Feathers' Hotel, and Morgan Parry, New Blaok Lion. There is a scarcity of lamp oil in the town, and tradesmen are finding it very difficult to glet usual supplies for their customers. Thi3 is a Very serious matter to a place like this, where there is no gas or electrio light, and we do hope that a good supply will be forthcoming shortly. The street lamps have not been lit for the last two years, and on dark nights it is very difficult to get about. A good supply of Australian butter is to be bed in the town just tut present, but the prico is rather liigii for the great majori- ty the retail price being 2s. 6d. per lb. The local Tribunal s:tt on Saturday last, when the following cases were down for a hearing, viz.: Messrs. Evan Rowlands, New Black Lion; Ieuan Iorwerth Rees, Glasgow House, and Thomas Evans, Llyswen Mill. The first two cases were adjourned for medical examination, and the latter was granted conditional exempton. Ml". Davies, Glyn, Llangeitho, was the military representative. The sugar distribution scheme is now in full forcc, and so far as is known works quite" smoothly. A few children could be seen on New Year's Day going about to wish us a Happy New year in the hope, of course, to get a penny or two This is a very old custom, and one which reminds us of childhood days. Among those of Aberayron men home over the holidays we noticed Messrs. Idwal Roberts, elrleet son of Councillor and Mrs. John Roberts, Manchester House, and Dd. Higgcn Evans, son of Captain and Mrs. Evans, A'bsrt-stroet Both these young men were employed as clerks in the bank in London and Milford Haven respectively. I The latter has for the last two or three months been in tihe Navy, and is in train- :ng on shore, arid the former also left on the 1st instant for the same headquarters to undergo his training for the Nary. Now that the days are beginning to lnghen, people are looking forward to makinsr a start at getting their plots ready for planting. Considerable work can be done durinur the winter months in getting our gardens and plots ready for the spring, and no time shoud be lost in trenching the soil, etc., during this dry weather. We certainly ought to make a special effort this year again to raise all the foodstuff possible. Tholiglh .We have done very well in the past, wc must inot relax our efforts in the future, arid we 'hope to see consider- able fresh land being cut within the next few we»ks. LAMPETER. Writing to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Parry, Glyn, Private R. J. Parry, South Wales Borderers, says: You would be cheered if you could hear our band. It is a great help upon a long march, with full packs, &c.. to hear the inspiring selections, to listen to the bugles, and to keen step to r&t,ta-tat of the kettle drums. The bifj drummer flourishes his pair of drum-sticks in fine style. Every battalion has its band, and, as you may suppose, the air literally resounds with melody along the poplar-lined roads. Tommy generally manages to give his vocal powers plenty of scope. Only the other day, I happened to find myself among members of a famous Scotch regiment. I met with a, truly hearty welcome from the lads in kilts. Close by. the bagpipes iilain- tively discoursed rich music. What a jolly lot of men they were—worthy sons of bonnie Scotland. We are having cold, crisp wea- ther that makes one move about. I feel quite happy among the boys. The day will come when the lads will come marching home, and then the balloon will go up. Those who have not played the game will meet Tommy face to face and eye to eye. Those who have remained steadfast and faithful will be rewarded. Tommy knows who's who, and what is what; he possesses a keen insight into things. I am not a prophet, nor the son of a prophet, but I predict) great things of Tommy in the work of social reconstruction. His outlook on things h818 been broadened, and his sym- pathy has been deepened by the jolte and jars, the difficulties and dangers of Arma- geddon. He has been through the fiery furnace, and has not been found wanting. With a bold, neat, and steady eye he is determined to see dear old Blighty (Eng- lanwj) a place not only to dream of, but a plAce where permanent peace shall reign after,—as the Salvationists have it, the mists have rolled away.' The war cannot, will not last for ever. Our job is to com- plete the business in hand. We don't want words or tracts, but deeds. So onward, my fellow-countrymen. "We beat' them on the Mame, my luds, We beat them on the Aisne; So cheerio! my lucky boys, Here we are again." Nadolig IIawen a blwyddyn newydd dda. LLANDOVERY. .on Christmas night, at the Red Cross Hospital, a concert followed with whist drives and games took place, much to the enjoyment of the patients. Subsequently Dr. T. Morgan, the medical officer, on be- half of himself and the staff at the institu- tion, presented Mre. Anthony, the maAron, with a silver epergne placed on an oak plinth as a token of esteem and appreciation of her valuable services as matron during the past three years, and also in commemoration of her recent decoration at the hands of the King. The Matron responded in suitable terms. The patients were also presented by Miss Pryse-Rice, Llwyn-y-Brainj on behalf of the County Committee, with a writer's companion." LLANGENDEIRNE & PONTYBEREM. On Monday of last week, a grand recep- tion concert was held at Bankffosfelen S'hool, in honour of Pte. D. Davies, son of Mir. and Mrs. Davies, Crwbin Shop, who was home on leave from France after ■two years of hard fighting. The chair was occupied by Rev. R. H. Jones, C.C., Llan- rrendeirne. An interesting programme was gone through, consisting of solos, re- citations, pianoforte solos, duetts, quar- tettes, t,, instrumental selections, action songs, pcniliion singing*, and male voice ,elections. The large audience fully en- 1 "tjd theniselres. During the proceedings, Mr. D. Richards, Castell, presented the scldier with some Treasury notes on behalf of the local committee. The soldier suit- ably responded. He was accompanied on the stage by Pte. James Walters, R.N.A.S., Penywaun, Crwbin, who was home from a training centre in England. The accompanist was Miss Morfudd Jones, A.L.C.M., Pontyberem. On Wednesday evening, a grand concert was held at Lla.ngondeirne School, for the purpose of raising funds for the Local Sol- diers' Funds. The chair was occupied by Rev. R. H. Jones, C.C., and an admirable ip,rogramine was presented by local artistes. There was a large audience. LLANSTEPHAN. Among those fortunate to obtain leave from active service during Christmastide and the New Year are Seoond-Lieuts. Rupert R. Rees, Union Hall Hotel, and Sidney Lewis, Bethel-terrace; Pte. Johnny H. Thomas, Clarence House, and Seaman Willie John, Pleasant, View, The Green. The following also obtained short leave from home training stations:—Driver Fred Thomas, Church View; Gunner Tom Owen, Church House; Pte. Sam Williams, Church- j street; Pte. Seth Price, Stratford Villas. I Mr. David Owen, Church House, has re- t ceived welcome news that his son, Pte. Ocky Owen, is making satisfactory progress after being rather severely wounded in action. I He is now in hospital at Bradford from where further good news will be welcomed by his relatives and friends. Among those mentioned in dispatches for conspicuous and gallant service in the fight- ing round Ypres last summer is Lieut. T. Hywel John. He is the only son of the Rev. J. John and Mrs. John, The Elms, and is expected home soon from hospital, where he has been under treatment. Congratulations to the brave young officer. The official news that Second-Lieut. Gil- bert L. Lloyd is wounded and missing was received here with much sorrow. He was the only son of Mrs. Lloyd, now of Weston, and the late Rev. W. R. Lloyd, who many years ag-o was curalle-in-charge of the parish church, and afterwards vicar of Llan- ddarog. Lieut. Lloyd was well known here, his birthplace, where until a few years ago Mrs. Lloyd resided at Hopyard Cottage. His commanding officer states that he fought gallantly, and -from reports received there are little hopes of his recovery. He was a student at St. David's College, Lam- peter, and joined up on the outbreak of war, took part in the fighting on the Somme in 1916 aind at Polygon Wood this year. To hia sorrowing mother and two sisters, many old friends here extend their tribute of sinoere sympathy in their bitter grief. We are glad to find that our boys in France were right royally treated during Uhristmastide, and they deserve it all. Pte. Arthur Williams says he had a most enjoy- able time:—" We had our Christmas dinner to-day (December 22) and could never wish for better-any amount of turkey, and they bought a. pig for us! We are going to have a good tea to-night." Judging by the photo received the ordinary fare and the extra festivities seem to have a beneficent and agreeable effect upon his pleasant counten- ance. Trusting he and all other boys will soon return safe and sound to their friends and home, and their peaceful occupations, ) A Christmas card received from Salonica gives a realistic description of the rugged .country in which our boys have to fight the foe. Pte. Willie Jones, son of Mr. D. Jones, pilot, Ferryside, and formerly of Penyooed, writes very cheerfully from that lonely desolation; the charger upon which Tomsy is mounted is not of a graceful type- mokes generally are not—nothing to be com- pared. says Willie, to the famous Prince of Took" and "Duke of York" of olden days so well known among the best in thf I local hunting field in those piping times of peace and sport. May he soon see the land of his fathers in safety where he will be welcomed in the old and best Newmarket fresh" style. Advantage was taken of the children's concert on the 21st ult. at the National School to make the first public presentation to the lads home from the front on that date. Unfortunately Seamen Willie John, with only two days' leave, had to return that morning to the more unpleasant and exciting task of extinguishing the U boats; but his services were recognised by a com- mittee of tho Welcome Fund, who presen- ted him with the sum of J62 as a small token of the appreciation of the inhabitants for his services to them and the nation at large. During an interval in the concert, the chair- man. Major T. H. Dowdeswell, J.P., said he had now the pleasant task of asking two soldiers who had seen much active service, to receive the token of their friends, and called upon the Revs. J. Rowland Thomas, B.A., vicar, and J. John, Bethel," for a few words to welcome Corpl. Trevor Rees, Rose Cottage, and Pte. Johnny H. Thomas, Clar- ence House. Both gentlemen spoke enthu- siastically of their services and the joy of seeing them home safely. Corpl. Tom Roes, after eight months' hard campaigning, has received his discharge from the army through ill-ljpalth contracted on active ser- vice, and Pte. Thomas has been in the thick of some of the severest ifighting. Miss Sally Evans, Ffynon Villa, assistant mis- tress, handed the gift to Corpl. Rees, and Mjrs. (John complimented Pte. Thomas, both ladies performing their plea- sant duties with much tact and feeling in neat and graceful words of gratitude for their services. Both recipients suitably re- sponded and the pleasant episode was very cordially applauded. Lieut. Rupert R. Rees wrote regretting his inability to be present, but thanking the committee for their kind expressions towards him, and asking their acceptance of his gift as a contribution to- ward the Welcome Fund. Captain T. R. DowdesweH who is oil sick leave under Special treatment, was also unable to be present, but all hope to have the pleasure of his presence once more restored to fitness, and the opportunity of publicly acknowledg- ing the great service and hardships and dangers he has endured since the beginning of the war. Second-Lieut. George Brychan Rees, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Rees, Union Hall Hotel, now on active service in Salonica, met with an aocident some time ago while schooling a horse, and fractured his shoulder. Latest news states he is pro- gressing favourably, and is now in a con- valescent hospital, and has nothing much to com(plain of except the severe cold experi- enced there, and the discomfort and pain resulting- from the accident. He "vOB hopes to be again fit and hard for the fny. I The Llanstephan and District Sailors and Soldiers' Welcome Fund recently estab- lished has now reached nearly £45; and the secretary, Mr. George James, Mount I 'ca- sant, and treasurer, Mr. J. R. Hughes, Emporium, have worked well in putting the fund on a sound basis to give the boys some encouragement and comfort on their brief and well-merited respite from the rigours of active campaigning with its attendant risk and danger. ST. CLEARS. A memorial service was held in Capel Mail' on Sunday evening for Corporal D. Saer, of the P.Y., who was killed in Pales- tine on November 5th. Corpl. Saer was a member of Capel Mair, while his mother attended at Si(!n Baotist Chapel. The service at the latter place was not held in order to allow the members to be present. The pastor, the Rev. D. C. Davies, con- ducted the service, assisted by the Rev. D. Davies, of Sion. The congregation was very large in memory of a young fellow who was universally liked. Previous to the war he,"was postman at the St. Clears Office. A meihorial service for the late Captain C. Lewis (Shropshire Regiment), Troedy- bryn, St. Clears, was held at the parish church, Narberth, on Friday evening. The deceased officer was a member of the Nar- berth Lodge .of Freemasons, and the ser- vice was attended by members of the Lodge in full regalia. The service was conducted and tlyj address delivered by the Rector of Narberth (the Rev. W. Wans, M.A.). PENCADER. Widespread sorrow was aroused by tho news of the death in action in France by a gun shot on December 10th of Gunner I Tom Thomas, of Scybor Fawr, Pencader, and quite a gloom was cast over the sur- rounding district. He joined the army in July, 1917, and had only been in France iabout a month. Tom was a very popular young man, of a quiet and amiable dis- position, and h:s Pencader friends n rn deeply moved at the loss of such a sincere friend. Ho was one of our most promising young men, of 24 years of age, and prior to his enlistment was employed as clerk by the G.W.R. Co. at Burry Port. He had also worked at Llandyssul and Gowerton, where lie had also endeared himself 10 a host of friends. Deopest sympathy is felt with his bereaved parents, and his only brother, Jack. who is at present serving h's country at Mesopotamia. May he have the good luok to return soon to his dear I parents. LLANFYNYDD. Under the auspices of the Llanfynydd Soldiers and Sailors' Reception Committee a concert was held at the Schoolroom to welcome home from France Gunner Dd. Williams, Portis Gate. Gunner Williams has been in France for over a year, and has seen some hard fighting. All were very glad to see him looking so well and fit. The chair was occupied by Lieutenant A. D. Thomas of Penrhos, who was also 'home on leave. This gallant young officer was seriously wounded in France last March, but all were pleased to see that he i now on the high road to complete recovery. A very successful progrnmme was gone through Gunner Williams was presented with an inscribed silver cigarette case and f cheque bv the Chairman, on behalf of the committee. He responded in a few well- chosen worde. Spee(;!1es were delivered by the Revs D'tven Jones and John Edwards, Aid. H. Jones-Thomas, J.P., Mefeers. J. Walter Davies, Thomas Griffiths, and David Evans. The chief feature of fhe evening was the excellent selections on the gramaphone by Mr John Richards, Sum- grach Several glees were given by parties led by Messrs. D. Moses and Daniel Jones, and several solos and recitations by friends. LLANSAWEL. Pte. Thos. John Jones, Welsh Regiment, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Jones, tailor, Tycofn, Llansawel, suc- cumbed to wounds received on Nov. 6tli in the operations near Gaza. Al- ways of a cheery disposition his, letters revealed the manliness of a soldier, and the intimation of his disclosed in a death, which was telegram re- ceived from the War Office, cast a gloom over the district. He en- listed soon after the outbreak of hostilities In the Pembroke Yeo- manry aind was for a time stationed on the Eatjt Coast. Early in 19l'5, the regiment was drafted to Egypt, and he was trans- ferred to the Welsh Regiment. He took part in many engagements. The deepest sympathy is .felt with the bereaved parents, brothers and sisters. LLANDDEUSANT. A grand concert was held at the School- rom, Llanddeusant, on Christmas night, under the auspioes of the literary and Debating Society. The chairman was the Rev. E. Evans (vicar of the parish). The following contributed to the programme:— Pianoforte solo, Miss May Williams, Red Lion; solos, Miss Davies, Aberlleohach; Miss Roderiok, Swansea; Mrs. Jones, Ty- newvdd; Mr. Lewis, TwvnllaAau, and Mr Buekby; duetts, Miss Roderiok and Miss Pritchard, Miss Davies and Mr. Lewis; re- citation, School children: Mr. D. Evans, Blaenchynfe, and Mr. Higgins. The ac- companists were Miss May Williams and Mr. Fred Moore, R.A.M. The proceeds arc* to :be. dl'nde<! between the iboys on active service. The schoolroom was packed and a very substantial sum was raised. During the concert a vote of sympathy was passed with Pte. B. Thomas, Post Office, and Pte. J. Thomas, Pontorynfe, old mem- bers of the society, who are seriously wounded and are in hospitals. PEXYGRAIG. On New Year's Eve, a reception meet- ing was accorded to Sapper W. Jones, R,E., son of Mr. Thomas Jones, Bryn- gtetliin, Crocsyceilog, who was home on furlough from France, where he has been for the lnit sixteen months. The chair was occupied by Mr. Tom Lodwick, Cwmfelin, who extended Sapper Jones a warm wel- come whilst the Rev. J.' P. Evans con- ducted. An inteiesting programme of music, pennillion singing (suitably com- posed for the occasion), and recitations was gone through. Addresses were ialso de- livered by Messrs. D. J. Lewis, Moelfre; B. Morgan, Towy Villa; W. Marks, Aber- cyfor; W J. Evans Ffarm; Lance-oorpl. Isaac, Glanpibwr; H. Jones, Penrhiw; D. Phillips. Tyrwaunfaoh. A substantial sum was collected, which was handed to Sapper Jones. The recipient feelingly thanked all his friends for their kindness. PCNTYNYSWEN. A reception concert to Pte. Tom James, Queen's Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. James, Brondawe, who was home on leave from France, was given at the above place on Friday ovemng last. The meeting was well attended, and presided over by Mr W E. Richards, Felingwm. An excellent pro- gramme of recitations, solos, duetts, and quartettes was gone xhrougn. 1\11. Evan Davies, Waungranod, in a lew appropriate remarks, presented Pte. James » ILlI a substantial sum of money, collected at the meeting. The recipient suitably respon- ded. tkaiikilig all ui-eseiit for 1)10 hearty welcome extended him and their kind gift. Pte. James took part in the operations at Suvla Bay. aud has served thirio-n n»'ji.:iis in France. He has two brothers also serv- ing with H.M. Forces in France. LLANDYSSUL. A presentation, on behalf of the local committee, has also been made to Pte. Dd. John Dal ies. Porth Hotel, who was home on leave from France. Pte. Davies was attached to the Motor Transport. On New Year's Day, Pte Johnny Hughes, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Hughes, came home on furlough from France, where he has celebrated his last three birthdays. He is attached to the (Trench Mortar Battery of the Welsh Cuardi. 'The following three warriors home on leave fr-->m active service were presented with a cheque each by the Local Commit- tee :—Pte. Enoch Richards, Half Moon Hotel, Llandyssul; Pte. Tom Davies, Chan- nings' Stores, Llandyssul; and Naval-Gun- ner Jacob Esau, Llandyssul. Pte. Johnny Davies, King's Head Hotel, Llandyssul, is at present at the Norwich .War Hospital, suffering from shell wounds in the leg, and is progressing favourably. He had been out for over a year, and was atached to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. HENLLAN AND DISTRICT1. The Henllan and District Welfare Com- mittete held a successful social on New Year's Eve. In the early part of the even- ing. tea was partaken of, the eatables being supplied by the lady membrs of the committee. There was also a drawing for a lovely preserved fox in case, present-ed for the purpose by Mr. and Mrs. H. E. George, Brynteify. The total receipts from this draw amounted to nearly £ 6 10s., and the lucky winner was Mr Divid Jones, Bercoed-uchaf. Two rabbits also fetched a ood deal, and tihe winning numbur proved to be that of Pte Griffith Rees, R.A., Aberbank, who is home on wounded leavo from France. Mr. H. E. George had charge of a bagatelle table, and created no end of amusement by his excel- lent mimicking of the typical country fair hawker. The total receipts for the even- inir amounted to well over B12 10s. which were handed over to the fund. Later in the evening, a concert was held, presided over by the Rev. E. J. Davies, B.A., when the following funk part:—Miss Jones, Hivcafan Mills; Miss Fleming; Mea-i-s. T,n¡ Luke: Eben Jones, Aberbank; Evan R ee«. Nantypopty; Tom Jones, Pwll- cornol; R. Branfield. Selections on the Gramophone were also given. Just when the hour of midnight struck, all t'he khaki warriors present lined up on the stage, and the audience sang the National Anthems, M by Mr. D. Davies, Cnwcygcilen, after which Pto. Jones, Llwvnyreos, wished all present a Happy New Year. On Tuesday evening, at the Aberbank National School, a reception meeting was ) old in honour of Pte. Griffith Rees, B.A., Aberbank, of the R.A.,M.C., who is home 1 recovering from wounds received in France. The chair was taken by the Rev. E. J. Davies, and the presenilation was made on behalf of the committee by Mi's. Jones, Cwrrw-s Flirm. Addilesses were given by the Revs. E. J. Davies, E. S. Daviea, W. J. Evane, D. Jones, Gwern- lIwyn; Capt. J. Rees, Gilfachglyd; Dr. Jenkins, and Mr. John George, Bryn- wpleu. Pte. Rees responded in a happy manner. DREFACH AND DISTRICT. On Saturday evening, at St. James, Llan- geler, presentations were made to the fol- lowing on behalf of the Drefaoh, Llan- geler, and District Comforts Committee:— Pte. Tom Richards, Half Moon; Pte. Ben I' Jones. Triolbrith; and Seaman James Jones, Yetwen, Pentrecourt. The chair was taken by the Rev. Henry Jones, B.D., vicar. The three were also presented out of the funds of the Llangeler Christmas Tree. LLANDYSSUL AND DISTRICT. News has recently been received of the death in action in, France 011 the yih Nov- ember of Private Stanley Hancock, Machine Gun Corps, who was formerly employed at u Glandwr Farm, Pontshaen. lie was highly I resDected bv all who knew him. He was a faithful member of B wlcbyffin Unitarian Churoh. Cortpl. Dan Griffiths, Penquarre, Capel Dewi, was home on leave last week. -On Thursday evening of last week a grand reception concert was accorded to Pte. Tom Jones, Bwlchyffin, Capel Dewi, at Bethel, on the occasion of his homecoming irom France, where he has been for nineteen months. All were pleased to see him. On entering the room he was given a hearty welcome. Mr. Davies, Henbant Hall, pre- sided over the meeting and the concert was presided over by Rev. Joseph Jenkins, Bethel. The following took part, viz.: Mr. E. G. Jones, Mr. Rees Rees, Llandyssul; Bessie Williams, Islwyn Williams, Margaret S. Davies, Agnes Davies, Sophia valls, Mits Jones, Llandyssul. The Llandyssul and St. David's Children's Choir also took part. A collection was made which amounted to LS 7s. 9d. The sum was handed over to Pte. T. Jones by Mr. Davies, Henbant Hall, and the recipient acknowledged in a suitable manner. On the same evening a welcome home con- cert was held at Pantydefaid Chapel to Lieut. J. Davies, Nantremenyn, Pontshaen. All garve him a hearty reoeption. Tne con- cert was conducted by Mr. L. Lewis, Tro- groee, the chairman being Mr. Jones, Garth- owen. A collection was made and the audi- ence contributed generously. LLANDDAROG. Sec.-lieut. G. L. Lloyd has been officially reported wounded and missing silica Nov. 30th. His relatives have heard news from his commanding officer that lie fought gal- lantly, and from reports received from his servant and a streicher-bearer, who 'were last with him. it is feared there was but little hope of his recovery. He was a stu- dent of St. David's College, Lampeter, and joined the Army in August, 1914, and took part in the fighting on the Somme in 1916 and at Polygon Wood in August of this year. He is the only son of the late Rev. W. R. Lloyd, vicar of Landdarog, Carmarthenshire, and of Mrs. Lloyd, 14, Walliscote-road, Weston. PENIEL. We were glad to see Pte. Gv-yn Jones, S.W.B., Geiiy Mill. home on leave last weak from Aldoburgh, Suffolk. He looxs fit and well. Hi? brother. Pte. Percy Jones, has also been serving in France for nearly two years with the A.S.C. (M.T.I. CAPEL EVAN. Private James Thomas, South Wales Bor- derers. eon of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, Bryn- heulog, Capel Evan, is home on draft leave and will leave for overseas in a short time. SYNOD INN. A concert was given on Monday night, 24th, to Pte. D. M. Jenkins, of Gelli-fach, at Gwenlli. Before he left a sum of L2 1<5. Id. was given Vo him, and left on Wednes- day, Dec. 26th. Pte. Tom Davies. Postcafan, who is with the Machine Gun Corps, is home on 14 days' leave, and is looking well. CILRHEDYN. News was received on Tuesday of last week of the death in action cf Private David Emlyn Jones, Welsh RegimenK Pte. Jones had only been out a little over two months. He was 27 years of age,, and was the eldest son of Mr. James (lago) Jones, Llain, Cil- rhedyn. He leaves a widow and four chil- diren. Before enlisting he worked as a din- ner at a woollen factory at Cwmpengraig. He was a young man of noble character, highly esteemed among a large circle of I friends, and deep sympathy is extended to- wards the widow and little children who reside at Pantyoelyn, Velindre. His memo- rial service will be held at' Drefach on Sun- day, the 6th of January. Mrs. Jones, with whom the whole district sympathises, has received the following particulars from Sec.- Lieut. David W. Rankin: It is with deepest sympathy that I write you this note to inform you of the deal-h of your husband, 202757 Pte. David E. Jones. He was killed in action on the morning ef Wednesday, the 12th of December, while on sentry duty. He suffered no pain whatever, he being killed instantaneously by artillery fire. He had just joined my platoon a few days ago, so consequently I Was not so well acquainted with him, as I rftade it my duty to 00 with all my men under me. From what I did know of him he impressed me as a good and fearless soldier, and quite popular with all in the platoon. He was buried about 500 yards from where he fell, in a small wood. His j grave is marked, as all our brave men who fall in action, by a little cross with his name. Any further information you may wish re- garding your husband I shall be pleased to forward you at any time. I cannot say any more, as this unfortunate incident has cast quite a gloom over the company. Please accept from myself and the members of the coirnpany our deepest sympathy to you and yours in your great and terrible loss." CWMDUAD. On Christmas night, a successful concert was held at St. Alban's Church, Cwmduad, when Pte. T. M. Hughes, Cilmachau, late of the R.W.F., was presented with a hand- some gold watch ana chain by his numer- ous frier.ds in the district on his return ous frier.ds in the district on his return home from active seilvice. Pte. Hughes joined up in the first year of the war, uud saw considerable active service in France, and lost a limb in the battle for Mametz Wood. The chair was occupied by Mr. T. Howells, Penralltwen. Congratulatory speeches to Pte. Hughes were given by the Chairman; Messrs. D. Dailies, Clyncoch: J. Thomas, Penralltddu; Tom Davies,. Cefn; D. T. Edwards Council Schools; Benjamin Scourfield, Dyflryn; J. Thomas, Nantyg-elli. The following contributed, to an interesting programmeMessrs. J, Thomas, T. Davies, J. Thomas (Nanty- gelli), T. Howells, W. H. Jones, Benjamin Scourfield, Pte. Hughes, and Miss ivdna F. Evans. Votes of thanks wera also passed to the treasurer of the committeo, passed to the treasurer of the committeo, Mr. J Thomas, Nantygelli, and secretary, Mr. D. Edwards, Council Schools. The presentation was made by Miss Eleanor Evans, Red Lion, and Pte. Hughes re- turned thanks. Pte. Hughes intends re- suming his studies at St. David's College, Lam.peter, at an early date. FERRYSIDE Mr. John Thomas, Pale Cottage, has re- ceived news that his son, Pte. Richard John Thomas, Welsh Regiment, lias been wounded, and now lies in hospital. Lance-corpi Leslie Emanuel, son of Mr. and Mrs. J Emanuel, 2, Ell wood Villa, paid a brief visit this week before proceed- ing to a Cadet School to study for a com- mission. A Reception Committee lias recently been formed to give a public welcome to all the Ferryside boys returning home on leave from overseas. Presentations have been made during the past fortnight to the fol- lowing :—Liince eorpd. LaOnard Davies, iehine Gun Corps, a wristlet watch; Sergt. W. G. Eld wards and Lance-oorpl. G. Edwards, both of Maindee Cottage, wrist- let watches; Corpl. J. Davidson, Welsh Guards, wristlet watch; Gunner W. Howells (BIio), R.N., son of Mrs. Howells, Bvigstoc'ce-lerrilce, was presented with a 1 ring on New Year's night. At all the presentations there were appropriate songs, recitations, and speeches given. «pi
According to a. report to be presented to the General Council of the Bar on January 18 the number of barristers now serving or who have served with the forces is 1.406, of whom 162 have been killed or have died. Thitrtv-two have re.ceivecf thrt M.C. aTd nineteen the D.S.O., whilst 26 have been mentioned in dispatches r.
I POSTPONEMENT. r IMPORTANT TO LACHES. I STYLE & MANTLE, t 16-17, CASTLE-ST., SWANSEA, JDEG to announce that owing to great pressure of business in London, our Principal has been unable to proceed to Swansea to mark down the whole of our Stock of this Season's Model Coats, Wraps, Costumes, and Furs in time for the adver- tised opening of the Sale, Friday, January 4th. We, therefore, respectfully call atten- tion to ttiefact that the SALE HAS BEEN POSTPONED for one week, and will posi- tively commence next FRIDAY, JANUARY nth. Doors will be open at 9.30. & Swansea's Greatest Winter Sale. (L565-4 :1
PONTYBEREM EISTEDDFOD. On Saturday last, a grand eisteddfod was held at the Public Hall. PontyDerem, under the auspices of the Tabernacle Baptist Chapel, Pontyberem. There was a very large attendance, and a high standard ol competition. The president of the eistedd- fod was Mr. D. Mandry, M.E., manager [of Pontyberem Collieries; while the con- | ductor was Rev. J. Dyfnallt Owen, A.T.S., Carmarthen. The adjudicators were as follows -Iusic, Mr. T. Hopkin Evans, Mus. Bac, F.R.C.O., Neath; literature and recitations, Rev. J. Dyfnallt Owen, Carmarthen; handwriting, etc., Mr. T. M. Thomas, schoolmaster, Bankffosfelen; fancy work, Mrs. McDowall, London House, Pontyberem The accompanist was Mr. A. Hewitt, A.V.C.M., Pontyberem. List of awards:—Solo, children under 16: 1, Maggie Rogers, Pontyberem; 2, A. K. Morgan, Trimsaran Recitation, children under 16: I, Bessie Edwards, Burry Port; 2, Laura Jenkins, Pontyberem. Solo, chil- dren under 10: 1, Elsie Rogers, Ponty- Ijertm; 2, Constance F.ynon, UMmfcaran. Recitation children under 10: 1, Sam Thomas, Tumbled 2, Melva Jones Bank- iFosfelen. "Recitation, children under 8: 1, divided between Megan Beynon, Bankffos- felen, and Danial J. Thomas, Pontyberem; 2 divided between Trevor Evans, Porthy- rnvd, and Lewis Madoo Thomas, Ponty- berem Pianoforte solo: Eileen Griffiths, Ponthenxy. Novice solo: Magjgie Rogers, Trimsaran. Juvenile Choir: Trimsaran United. Soprano solo: Mrs. M. A. Lloyd, I Trimsaran. Handwriting: Mr. 0. Thomas, Ilaukffolifcdon Confcialto solo: Miss Olive Gilbert, Carway. Sketch: Mr. Wm. D. Rees, Ponthenry. Penillion: Mr. Ben David, Crwbin Tenor solo: Mr W. Mor- ris, Pontyberem. Bass solo: Mr. Ed. Wil- liams, Ponthenry. Duett: Messrs. Tudor Beynon. Ponthenry, and J. Wilkins, Ponty- berem. Open recitation: Divided between Mr. T. R. Jones, Burry Port, and Mr. J. Lewis, Pontyberem Table centre: Miss C. Maddox, Llannon. Cushion cover: Miss C. Maddox, Llannon. Prize bag: Miss C. Maddox. Set d'oyleys: Mrs. A. Lloyd, Trimsaran. Essay: Mr. Tom Davies, Pem- brev. Englyn: Mr. J. R. Daniels, Ponty- herem. Prvddest (chair poein): Rev. D. Bowen (Myfyr Hefin), Five Roads. The setftetary of the energetic committee responsible far this successful evertt was Mr. Tom Samuel, Bargoed-terraoe, Pont- henry.
LLANSAWEL. It is with much sorrow and grief we have to record the very sudden and unexpected death of Mrs. Caxton Davies, 67, Shirley- road, Cardiff, who passed away at h«.r resi- dence late Christmas night at the eariv r ge of 46 years. Mrs. Davies had not bet n veiy well Qf late. but no one thought the end was so near. She had spent a quiet, Ili-PPY Christmas in the midst of her ckar fan lly, to whom she was greatly devoted, until late in the evening, when hemorrhage ac. m, from the effects of which she soon expired. How true the saying "in the midst of life we are in death" According to i.er v.-ldh, ¡ her mortal remains were buried at Lian- sawel, on Saturday, where she had t most of her virtuous, godly. Christian life, and where she was held in great >steem by all the villagers and all the residents m the neighbouring districts. After a short ser- rice in the house, 'conducted by the icar of the Welsh Church. Cardiff (the Rev. Twynog Davies), the cortege left by motor- cars, arriving at Llansawei about 1.30 pm. Tne mourners were Mr. Caxton Davids I (husband), Masters Ronald and Godfrey Davies (son*), the Rev. Aldred Williams, vicar of Golden Grove (brother); the Kev. T. A. Williams, vicar of Maentwrog, and Mrs. Williams (brother and sister-in-law) j the Rev. and Mrs. Williams, Cilfynydd (brother-in-law and sister); Mr. W. Davies, Lampeter (brother-in-law): Mrs. Davies (m other in -la w^ Dr. and Mrs. Thomas, Lampeter (brother-ïn-law) Mrs. Davies (m other in -la w^ Dr. and Mrs. Thomas, Ilianvbyther (cousins); the Misses Davies, Llandilo (cousins), etc, A large concourse of people from far and near met the cortege on its arrival outside the village, and wended their way slowly to the church, where a service was held. The officiating; cleigy were the ReYIi. Griffith Jones (Caio), D. Jones (St. David's*), E. Jenkins (Cilycwmj, Davies (Abergorleoh), and Edwards (Llan- aawel), also Twynog Davies (Cardiff), who addressed the large gathering from the I chancel steps. In the course of his bnei address he referred most pathetically to the excellent qualities of thp deceased, and said that she had endeared herself to all who had come in contact with her during the eight years she had resided in the city of Cardiff. She was of a cheerful, lovable disposition, and greatly attaahed to the Welsh Church (Eglwys Dewi Sant), where she had been a faithful communicant and an earnest Church worker. The officiating clergy at the grave- worker. The officiating clergy at the grave- side were the Vicar of Cilyowm, the Vicar .of Dewi Sant, Cardiff, and the Vicar of Caio. Beautiful floral tributes were sent by the following:—Daddy, Rcnald and God- frey; brothers and sister- tlld friends and new. Adgof u.w.h uughof Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Pritchr"t~, Cardiff; Mr. and Mre. Llewelyn Davies, MertjiyrMrs. A. Ed- wards Cardift; Mrs. T. R. John and Phyllis, Cardiff; Mr. and Mrs. Toleman, Cardiff; Mr., Mrs. and Miss Jones, Cardiff; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Evans, Cardiff; Mr. and Mrs. J Henrv Cole. Cardiff; Miss Polly Wil-j liams. Cardiff; Mr. and Mrs. Baker, Gart: owen, Cardiff; Mm. and Mrs. Bussall, Holmedeue, Cardiff; Aunt and Cousins, Am- manford: MTI. Daviea and daughters, "F,fo¡; gotta." Swansea; Miss Anne Jenkins, Tal- ley• Miss M. Jones Plasnewvdd, Llansawei; Cardiff Speoial Police; Cardiff Branch of C K C.T.A.; the Rev. and Mrs. Twyncg Davies, All Saints' Vicarage, Cardiff. A beautiful cross was also sent from the Welsh ( Church (Dewi Sant) bearing the inscription, She hath done what she could." On Sun- day evening last a memorial service was held in Eglwys Dewi Sant, when the Vicar preached from Rom. xvi. 12. Salute tha beloved Persis which laboured much in tha lord. In the oourse of his sermon, he referred to th, deceaked as one who pos- »e«eed( the very essence of Christianity—one who laboured much in tho Lord," and one on acoount of her genuine Christian charac- r, greatly beloved; and he had no hesita- tion in saying that she had been called to rjWari ,She wa« the Lord," fnd )(Blesfd are the dead which die in the n a f<>n.0^us'<)u of the service Maroh'" in "Saul" was very effectively played by Miss Lilian Daviee, Tygwyn (organist). Mrs. Davies leaves a husband and two sons of tender years to mourn her loss. Deep symnathy is bein* if/tL 1 bereaved husband and his tw» nt' ™th>e brothers and sister, and all the other relatives. May they draw great comfort from the fact that the one whom they dearly loved is "in Jesus' keep- .an 111 Jesus' keening- we are safe Mansion! "hlU1 tk' ABERGWILI. 22nHe P;ace on Saturday, Dec. Mr M £ Evtn^ the fchird aon of fW.W Dflmo1 ^aRs, Glanfcowy 16 va Abergwih. Deceased, who was lo years of ago, had only been ailing a little over a fortnight. He was a very popular youth, and highly esteeis-d by a i came m contact with. He was employed a the L. and N.W. Railway engine rfio is, Carmarthen, and waa a faithful member of Ebenezer Congregational Chapel I nci was for some tune secretary of thr, ^urmay School branch at White Mill. The f'ua took place on Wednesday in last week, in- terment being made at iJan^athen. Citurch- yard. The service at the house was <on- duoted by the Rev. D. Williams. Aber- gwih, and-- t:tio RPT. T. Wiiiia us, vicar of Uangatben, officiated at the t:r; The chief mourners' were:—Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Evans (father and moth; Mr. J. "P Evans, Pte. D. W. Evans, S Nir.B and Mr. Le-.vis Evans (brothers); Mi." R. J. Evans, Miss Nellie Evans, Miss sie Evum (sisters); Miss Edna Evans; Mr. Lewis Lewis, Berllanfach; Mr., Mrs. and iss Thwwi, fifcuauuit; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, Ammanford; Mr. and Mrs. Evau Evana, Aberg-wili; Mr. Geo. Evans, Cross Hands: Mr. D. Evans, Carmarthen; Mr. Evan Evans, Carmarthen; Mr. and Mrs. Ponting, Llanelly; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, Llanelly: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, Golden Grove; Miss Thomas, Dryslwyn; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, Llangathen; Mrs. Strong, Swansea, Amongst others present were: Rev. T. Thomas, vicar; Rev. P J. Har- ries, curate, Abergwili; Mr. T. Maddox, School House; Miss Jones; Miss Davies, White Mill Schoai; Mr. Daniel Jones, motorist; Mr. Ivor Davies, Bwloh Bach; and Mr. Jones, Abecgwili. Letters of sympathy and wreaths were sent by the following:—Mrs. Evans, Swansea; Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan, Swansea; Mr. Grant, Swan- sea; Mrs. M. Lewis, Y sbalyfera. Mr. and vfrs. Lundry, Yrtaljrfefea; Inspector Preece, Llandovery; Inspector Taylor, Llandovery; Mr. J. Evans, Llandovery; Mr., Mrs. and Misses Davies, Tycanol; Mr Thomas, Aber- gwili; Miss Evans, Penymorfa; Miss Davies, Conwil; Nurse Lloyd, Swansoa: Miss M. Vauffh&n, Fishguard; Mrs. and Miss Rows, Bridgend Mrs. Evans and family, Carmarthen; Mr., Mrs. and Miss Evans, Narberth; Pte. Geo. Potts, Blan- ford; Capt. and Mrs. Burge, Alltygog. A beautiful wreath was also sent by liis fel- low workmen, of whom Messrs. D. Mor- gan, J Evans. D. Owens and S. Thomas acted as bearers.—Mr. and Mrs. Evans and family wish to take this opportunity of thanking all who sympathised with them in their sad bereavement FELINGWM. Perfformwyd y gantawd gysegrediff Y Deyrnas ur Brenin" yn Horeb, ger Felin- gwm: 1109 Nadolig gan gor Horeb, o dan arweiniad medrus Mr. Ben Jones, Typicca. Cadeiriwyd tnewn modd deheuig gan Mr. T. Thomas. Westfal, Nantgaredig. Cymerwyd rlian yn yr unawdau gan y rhai canlynol:— Sopranos" Mks M. Evans, Clanyrhyd; Miss R. M. Stephens, Ysbytty School: contraltos, Miss HL £ Evana, Brechfa; Miss H. A. Jones, ClBnmelyn; tenors, Mr. S. Jones, Ffosyga«ej|; Mr. W. R. Pugh, Cefn; bass, Mr. D. Evans, Esgerydd; iVIr. J. Jones, Cilgattrwg. Aeth y cor a'r unawdwyr drwy eu gwaith mown modd canmoladwy. ac y mae olod nid bychan yn ddyledus i'r ar. weinydd. Hyderir y ceir gwaith cyffelyo gariddyiat eto.
Last yevar 15.277 scholars at Welsh inter- mediate. schools under the control of the Central Welsh Board took" langniasfs •thus—French 10,161, Latin 9,781, Welffli ,9%, German 369, Greek 84.
M As a Peps tablet dis- W| s.>lves in the month heal- ■ ing fumes pass down the windpipe direct into the lungs. Soreness in the l~i M chest is soothed mway; vjk^ )JB E9 troublesome phlegm easily T| jH EB comes up, and the breath- V(^.l JHB KB tng tubes are healed and 't r, |» protected against future M p attacks of cold and chill. /■ H IT I S.