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Towyn's Daughter Engaged. The engagement is announced of Miss Elsie Towyn Jones, elder daugh- ter of Mr. J. Towyn Jones, M.P., Welsh Whip, and Mrs. Jones, Arosfa, Llandebie, to Geoffrey, the elder son of Mr. -Moore, Albany Mansions, S.W., and of Edith Mary Moore, the renowned authoress of The Spirit of the Law," The Idealist and Mary Trehante," "The Luck of Eve," etc. Mr. Geoffrey Moore is at present attached to Messrs. Topham, Jones and Railton on constructionaj work at Talbot, whilst his fiancee is doing war Work attached to the Board of Trade at the same place.
Amman Valley Churches I AND THE LONDON MISSIONARY SOCIETY. A special appeal was made last year by the directors of. the London Mis- sionary Society, and the report of the Society just to hand shews how the different Congregational churches re- sponded. The collections for last year were as follow:- Brynamman— £ s. d. Bethanta 4 16 8 Ebenezer 2 7 8 Gibea 13 16 10 Gwaun-cae-gurwen- Carmel 3 7 3 Tabernacle 9 16 9 GIanamman- Bryn Seion 22 7 9 Ammanford- Christian Temple 12 13 6 Gwynfryn J2 0 0 Moriah 11 15 9
Warning Against Intem- perance. How intemperance may in time make a degraded brute of a decent and respectable man and cause him to injure those whom he loves, is strikingly shewn in the 4th episode of the great Essanay serial film, The Strange Case of Mary Page," which is due for presentation at the Public Hall, Gwaun-cae-gurwen, to-night (Thursday) Friday and Saturday. Mr. Frank Dayton's performance as the dissipated Daniel Page is a far more convincing warning against intem- perance than a dozen anaemic tracts or sermons on the subject. Mr. Frank Dayton is nothing if not an artist. In the part in question it was necessary for him to appear with his hair almost as shaggy and uncombed as a mat. In order to achieve this effect, he boy- cotted the barber for fifteen weeks, with the result that in the later stages of his discomfort, whenever he walked abroad his hat looked more like a large wart upon his head than a respectable Trilby."
I Sequel to Breach of Promise I There was a sequel to a Carmarthen- shire breach of promise action at Car- marthen Bankruptcy Court (before Mr. Registrar ,D. E. Stephens-Davies), on Tuesday, when Gomer Owen, Garn- llwyd, Tircoed Road, Glanamman, appeared for his public examination. The gross liabilities were estimated at £ 61 18s. 7d., and the deficiency was 146 18s. 7d., representing damages and costs in a breach of promise action brought against him by Elizabeth Price, of Llandebie, in June, 1916. Examined by the Official Receiver (Mr. H. W. Thomas), debtor said he promised to marry the woman in October, 1915, and put up the banns. Why did you not carry out your promise ?—I saw her with another chap. Of course she denies that, does she nOt ?-I caught her myself. But she denies that?—I do not think she can deny it. Debtor, further questioned, said an order for 15s. per week in respect of the damages and costs of the action had been made against him at Llandilo County Court. The Official Receiver: You filed your petition because of these proceed- ings?—Yes. You don't intend paying, do you?- I cannot pay, because I have to main- tain my father and mother. I am pay- ing 18s. a month for a child. There was a paternity order obtained against you by the same woman ?- Yes. Debtor added he had no money set aside, and he had no offer to make to his creditors. His wages were f-3 a week. The examination was closed.
I Severe Weather Record. I The County School, Ammanford, 14th Feb., 1917. To the Editor, Amman Valley Chronicle. Sir,—The accompanying facts and figures with regard to the recent severe weather may interest your readers. The maximum and minimum ther- mometers from which the records are taken are kept in a Stevenson Ther- mometer Screen at Gwynfryn. The screen is four feet from the ground, and is situated in the garden on the shel- tered side of the house. Had the screen been o nthe north side, it is possible that the readings might have been even lower. It is an established fact that the minimum or lowest tem- perature occurs just before sunrise, and that the temperature then rises until about one or two o' clock in the after- noon, when the maximum or highest point for the day is reached; after which the temperature falls throughout the afternoon and night until the mini- mum is again reached about sunrise. The lowest readings were recorded on the 5th, 6th and 7th of this month, when the thermometer fell to 12 deg., 10 deg., and 8 deg. F., respectively; or, in other words, there were 20. 22, and 24 degrees of frost registered on those days. Biting east winds blew from the 24th to the 29th of January, and during those days the maximums were very low, and the range of temperature was also very small. Heavy falls of snow occurred on the 12th and 13th of January, and again on the 3rd and 4th of February. There was also a very slight fall on the 21st of January. The mean temperature for January was 35.8. This winter is acknowledged on all hands to be the hardest winter since 1895. Curiosity led me to hunt up records of other severe winters, and I found that the prolonged frosts of last century in London (unfortunately I have not been able to obtain records for any place in South Wales) were as follow:- 1813-Dec. 26-1814 Feb. 5. 42 days 1838-jan. 5-Feb. 23 50 1855—Jan. 10-Feb. 25 47 1860-Dec. 15-1861 Jan. 19. 36 „ J8f9-Nov. 14-Dec. 27 44 1881—Jan. 7-26 20 „ I 890-Nov. 25-1891 Jan. 22. 59 „ 1895-jan. 22-Feb. 20 30 The present severe weather may be said to have began on January 10th. Up to the present we have had 33 days of continuous frost, and the anti- cyclonic conditions now prevailing shew no immediate sign of breaking up. The old proverb that As the day lengthens, So the cold strengthens has been amply verified this year. Another proverb (also verified this year) is referred to by Sir Thomas Brown, the quaint author of Religid Medici." He says: There is a general tradition in most parts of Europe, that inferreth the coldness of succeeding winter from the shining of the sun on Candlemasday (Feb. 2. the Feast of the Purification), accord- ing to the proverbial distich- Si sol splendescat Maia purificante, Maior erit glacies post festum quam fuit ante. An English version runs:— When on Purification sun bath skined The greater part of winter comoc behind. A similar English proverb is as follows:- If Candlemasday be fair and bright. Winter will have another fight; But if it be dark with clouds and rain. Winter is gone and won't come again." This year, Candlemasday was fair and bright. A further prolongation of this frosty spell will be a serious matter for those who intend cultivating allotments. A whiff from the south-west would be a welcome change.— Yours, &c., G. O. WILLIAMS. [Since the above was written, the severe weather has broken up, and heavy rain fallen.—ED.1
Heir for Lord St. Davids. Lady St. Davids has given birth to a son and heir at her London resi- dence, 3, Richmond Terrace. Both are doing well. Lord St. Davids lost his two son*, Captain the Hon. Colwyn Erasmus Arnold Philipps and Captain the Ploa. Roland Philipps, M.C., in the war. Lady St. Davids was M,iss Betty Rawdon-Hastings. before her marriage in April last year. She is the second daughter of Lady Maud Rawdon- Hastings and a niece of Lord Verulam. The news of the birth of an heir will occasion rejoicings in Pembrokeshire.