BRYN AMM. I Considerable excitement was. caused bj I' appeaTa-ncb of above E:ynooiuiian laua ozi ThurwcLay night, or f?rly rriday nvormaj. The (rai: wl!Q i (Lling, Mund -.a,:ol:: m-acy A light: eIper. I p.-oo in ? scuth'-T?'e?t?rly direction, and I wa& wit,n?5?ed by tbc nig-ht, workers of the local works with atari concern. Deipite the strained condition of the un- trade, not only "G-lyabcudy Works are cp.t sroinc rosiilariy, but An extension is I 11 progress in the floishmg department. tinDiag pct, bcinc in course cf j m-scMoo. Tho fact, that fàe taiH^ have been u a standstill this waek ib aztb to be a: .,riiyut,ed to lavi cf orders, bllt, owins to M<ru333iiiati->n of stock in the .tiithcnee. j a 6-' of I- orC&rs, there j# no scanvity. &1"A-1 are sn-ah a.& to prospects of r" cciitinu- r wnce .1 employment for some time. Th.6 j reflects on "hose in control. On Saturday eitt"r.uool1 at --iii-oara tlve mcrtai remÜliS of M- ->h antra WiLltams vrore laid to rest a tbe. tTreseace of a rramber of friende JJooeaaod. who -was. 74 years age, wan; -w^li-known end respected in the d^etriot.— On lie saice da-y was laid :to rw at GitMM I,x:. Eycon Morgac. Bbosfa? who ?TM in his 7?.h y, He wæ a ftMiMui •j^cmber a-nd do6<?n of Gibca. Gharch. He jauas from one of the ssoai. ooted end re* t rpecta-blo families of BrvTMcmnait- He was t n. by ,Yjcurwien. Thero -waie u, nttendance at tbe burial from ireax and I .ta"
CARMARTHEN. I fhe ftret BeJgian fun«r»l in the district place at Carautrtben on Friday, when Octave Vac Cleven, the thdrteen-aronths-oid child of ? Belgian reftis?c. ^tayins at the j Poet Office, LJ?Mi&?wel. -war? buried at St. Mary's Roma:u C?t?oNc Church. The child's father, who has been serving in th,3, Belgian Army, is at present at the British j J.ed Oroes RCõpitaJ. at Eye.
CWM AMMAN. i Albert Ward, an employe at the Gelly- coidrim OoSliery, hi or, with an accident to his leg on Wednesday morning. He was] prompter attended, to by Dr. Grice. A i>reidmin»iry meefcins of the oommittea of the OIL David's ceiebrations was iasld en Monday eveniag. It is intended to make the proceedings more imposing than hitherto. nM Bach" Bevan, the young Glaaam- raaii penil!^C einger, wae weil received at. the Poolaammsu Ha.H laatw, when he wm aooompanicd on tho harp by his brother Tom. Good work is being done at the Bethel Band of Hope meetings. Fi-om time to time I the energetic minister, Rev. J. Edryd Jowos gives the lifctie cues lantern lectures, which are modi enjoyed. It is interest^»3 to note that Lieuteaa-nt G. H. Davie» <" Gilbert"), who is with his T-gIMCUt oa duty on the East Coefit, the role of organist aA a jxirifch ohnrch. It \e not often that one sees a soldier organist. Mr J. Jenkin Morgan. &J.a.nbera.chf' the >vniaassiaB poet, recent lecture cm "0101. Uiiazruibar* of the AmuMMi Vailey" tJiculdj oe published in book form. The lecture j 'Wq¡.; one of the beet ever delivered at the E-yu Steiva DeaaO-tog Society. An interesting meeting was held at the Myizydd Du School under the anspioesolthe Bryn Seian Debating Society. The pro- i7am» was composed of musical and literary itesns under the oonductoTsnip of :!œœ Elfteda Iisewcllyn and &. A. ¥jra>rie and We&iTE. D. arui T, Evans and Joseph Reci. Two respected CrasMnKiaa inliabitaata were laid to reet on Saturday last. We rcf-ftr to Mrs. J. Ec^aii. Ansel Inn, Glm. 4r,a n. and D. H. G. Maaon, Glaaamzaaii. i The former, who was 32 years of age, had suifered a. long illness. She was a faithful Christian vorker. Her mortal remains; were interred at Old Bethel Csmetery, where the Eev. J. Bdryd Jones performeil the fnncial rites. j £ r. Mason, who was 50, was a popular Gellyceidrim employe and an ardent Christian worker at St. Margaret's. He waa bnr-led at Christ Church, Cwmam- man. The Vicar and Hev. Oliver l>avieg officiated. <
GOWER. On Xonday night, the Old Walls Chapel,, Gower. waa filled, the occasion, being the ainnuai coccort. It was hoped that Mr. R. W. Jonea, J.P, Uplands, would have been able to occupy the chair, but he was kept in Swansea by another appointment. It wa.e a tribute to the -artistes of last yeir that they all re-appeared in Monday's pro- gramme. and repeated their previous eqc- cess, every cne of them being encored after each appearance. Each soloist contributed | patriotic and recruiting songs, which ought to send some mere of the stalwart of Gower to fill up the gape in the "Thin Bed Line." The programme had been arranged by Miss Fay Stacey who, with skilful sym- pathy played the accompaniments to the solos of Mias Gwen Lawson fcontralto), Mr. J. O. Roberts (baritone), Mise B. Jenkins (soprano), aud Mr. Tanner (tenor). The songs having been weM selected -Amd the 6ingers being all in excellent vosce, a mre I feast of music wae provided, intercpersed with most effective recitations by Miaq Ruth Workman. In submitting the vote of thinks, it was suggested, amid hearty ap- plause, that the same company might pro- vide a third annual ooncert at Old Wa11 BISHOPSTOTN7 WHEELWRIGHT'S I AFFAIRS. A meeting was held at the umciai tce, ceiver's Office, Swansea, on Wednesday, of the creditors of Henry Lloyd, of the Forge. Bisliope-ton, near Swansea, carry- ing on business as wheelwright. The Receiving Order was gazetted on the 6th inet. Debtor's liabilities ranking for dividend amounted to £ 422 3s. 2£1.; I' with assets E14 9s. 9(1., leaving a ciency of £ 377 13s. 5d. The causes (;f failure as alleged by debtor were bad i debts, no capital, and bad trade. No resolutions were passed, and the Official Receivex remains trustee.
GWYNFE. As ever to the fore in any charitable I movement, a contingent of local talent assisted at a very successful concert at i Llanddeueant in aid of the Red Cross I Society last Friday evening. They all acquitted themselves in a highly meri- torious manner. Tic following ladies and 1 gentlemen gave their services gratis:—j Miss Kate Evans and Mr. Joe Evans, i Bla?ncRimen; Miss Agnes Thomas ad I Mr. 3L L. Thoiu?s, Tynywaun: Mics! Da vies, Blaencib; Mr. D. Griffiths, Bryn- meilwch; Mr. John Griffiths. Cw-m- j meihveh; Mr. D. J. Franci?, and Miss G. i Francis (acompanist), Cwmllynuant. |
GOWERTON. I At the Tabernacle Chapel Miss G. Hughes, B.A., County Schools, delivered all interesting lect-ir^ on Rhaib 0'11 Bairdd/ The E?. Lewis Richards pre- i sid?d. Mi.?s Hu?h?a 'TM very t?armly thanked br the splendid paper wbirh! she had prepared. Short addresses eulo- I gising the papers were delivered by Bev, D. M. Davies, Inspector D. R. Thomas, Mr. John Rowlands, and Mr. D. E. Wil- liams, County Solos were ren- clered by Messrs. T. B. Morgan and Jas. Gwynne. At the monthly mh1J.g of the man- agers cf the Gon erton Group of Schools. Mr. Thomas Jenkins presiding, the At- tendance Officer's report showed that j there was all epidemic of influenza and sore throats. Tiv- average attendance for the past month was only 88.4.—The i Clerk of the Swapsea District Council j wroto regarding the complaint of refuse' being deposited near PontardulaisI schools, and that instructions had b«en given to srtop the nuisance.—A letter was received from the Clerk to the Rural Dis- trict Council in regard to the complaint i about the road leading to Rhossili School. It also pointed out the road would soon be put in order.—An applica- tion was received from one of the! teachers of the Garnswllt. Schools acting tor an increase of salary as she had been! doing the work of an i reachcr. It wae; docided to recommend • the appi; ii,,)ii.-A circular was read i from tho Education Authorities eta ting that tear hern -niin had been appointed to j all the places- of hObo,) who had enlisted t would not be entitled to the salaries al- lowed by the committee should they en-1 lis, but the toachors who were already engaged prior to the war and had en-1 listed, would bo entitled to the full" privileges and. allowance* made.—It wasl decided to refer the matter of the dam-1 age done to the Upper Loughor School! by a "hewer which was being driven' along the road and broke looge and sought refuge in the school yard, to the architect to report. upon. -0
GWAUN-CAE-GTTRWEN I AND CWMGORSE. A prertv vedding was solemnised at the Pontardaws Registry Office last week, the contracting parties being Mis Hannah Jane Davie-s, Church -street, and Mr. David J. Evans. C.R.A.M., Gate- street. A meeting of the Curwen Lodge of the f. O G T was liel(i at I.O.G.T. was held at Siloh (C.M.), Bro. Ben Jone-" presiding. Recitations were given by Bro. David Rees, Caeriewydd, and Sister Lizzie James, Colbren-road, whilst Tdris Smith rendered a sokt. Bro. W. Dicks delivered an address. Several new members were iiiiat-kmi. A quarterly meeting was held at the Carmel Vestry, TaiiWwaitli, last Sunday, the Rflv. B. D. Davies conducting. The following took part:GoTtio Davies, Mor- IvSd Davies. Benjamin Thomas, Maggie Dorothv Williams, Mary Eunice Jones, Sally Davies, Evan Davies, Hilda Davies, Maggie Thomas, Gwennie Williams, Han- nah Lynda Gwilviii, Beatrice Thomas, Annie Morris, James Glyndwr Davies, Ben Morris, Tom J mHS Evans, Henry Jones, and Mr. David James" Davies- Ad- dresses were delivered by Mr. David D. Morris. Ml". Thomas Davies, and the rxer. D. B. Davies. The lectures delivered in the district under the anspicee of the Gilchrist Edutional Tn?? are being m?ch apN'-1 ciated. Ewh lecture is an educational treat, acd those vho have n? already availed themselves should do their utmost to attend the remaining lectures. Last week the second of the series was de- livered at Tabernacle, Cwtngorse. The lecttjrer was Professor W. B. Bottomley, M.A., professor of botany in King's Col- lege, London. His subject was "MxcroWis: Friendly and otherwise." The lecture was a veritable peep into the "Tairyland of Science." It was interesting and in structive. During the lectnre he, .utilised his vast store of knowledge to thp best advantage. The chairman, was Mr. Sasatiel Je'M.ms, J.P-, OwTn?orse F&Tw. I Je-mk,i-taR ,?dprts ?f the local amhulaivce and home nursing classes hud, a tea and social at the Council School last Satur- day evening- The gathering was pre- sided over by Mr. Bhys Fvanso C.)t.. A miscellaneous programme' was gone through and games were indulged in during th evening. Proficiency certifi- cates were handed to the following mem- bers of the home nursing class:—Mrs. Anne Brice, Miss MJ Evans. Mrs. Harriet Price, Mrs. TTannah Trice, Mrs. J. J. James. M- F'a'-ri-v Miss Winnie Williams. Miss Jean 1 Wat^ins, Miss Tegwedcl Morgan, Mrs. Dinah Mot- ] gam Miss Harriet Evan\ Miss Esther Davies, Miss Bessia Williams, Mrsi R-achcil James, Mrs. Catherine James, Miss Janet Jdfifcs, Mrs. Morgan Williams, Mrs. Rebccca Rees, Mrs. Catherine Wil- liams, Miss Sadie Davies, Mrs. Mary Davies, Mrs. Winifred ReeS, Mrs. Mary Thomas, Mrs. M. A. Evans, Miss Sarah I J. Brice, Miss M. II. ReeS. The results of the classes reflect great e-reedt on the instructors, Dr. S. James and Dr. J. Rees.
LL AN S AD WRN Another of Llansadwru's old and re- spected inhabitants was lately removed from amongst us by death in the person of Mrs. Williams, Cwmllyiife-isaf. The deceased lady, who was in her 85th. year, succumbed to heart failure. The funeral was very Largely attended, friends and coming from long distances to pay their last tribute. The place of interment was the parish churchyard. The Rev. Lewis Morris (vicar) read a portion ¡ of Scripture, the Rev D. Williams, Ffaldy- brenin, offered up a prayer, and the Rev. D. Bowen gave out, n hymn at the house. At the church, and graveside the service was conducted by the vicar and curatp. The Rev. D. Bowen gave out the hvrnn, 0 Fryniau Caersalem at the graveside. Four old servants who had been in the service of Mr. and Mrs. Williams for seven years acted as bearers. The chief mourners were Mr. Benjamin Williams (husband), Mr. Roos Williams (son), Mr. and Mrs. Morgatri, Llwrncelynmawr (son-in-law and daughter^ Mr. B. G. Morgan (grandson), Mrs. Margaret Jones (daughter), 3 £ r. Wja. Jones. Gilfnch (son-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. B. Williams. Brynawel, Llancrwy-s (grand- children). and deceased's great-grandson, Rev. J. M. Pugh (brother-in-law), Mrs. Booth, Gurry Hill, LlandiLo; Mr. J. Ceredig Evans and the Misses. Evans, Llandovery (nephew and nieces): Mrs. Davies, Penlan (cousin), and Mr. Augus- tine Davies. There was a large attend- ance at the parish church on the occa- sion of the funeral qtrmoni which was preached by the Rev. lowis Morris, vicar. Deceased's family were all present on the occasion. The rev. gentleman, paid a tri- bute to the Christian chamctqr-of the db- ceased. Miss Gibbon presided at the organ.
LLANDOVERY. I Warm woollen comfort* in the form of I socks, &c., have been sent by the com- mÎttee of the Institute and Cinema to men from Llandovery serving in H.M. Forces. AU the Llandovery boys now serving with D Company 4th Welsh (Territorials) at Scoveston, enjoyed a short furlough at the last weekend, extending from Satur- day afternoon until Monday. On Sunday evening a special service for young people was held at the ^Williams Pantycelyu Memorial Chapel. Tho pastor, the Rev. D. J. Henry, B.A., officiated. The eoioisfc was Mies Lily Thomas, New-road. The inhabitants Of Halfway, near Llan- dovery, were treated by the Rln. Stephen Thomas. Salem, Llandilo, to a most inter- esting and instructive lecture on George Muller" last wet-k. Councillor J. Nicholas, Central Drug Stores, Llan- dovery, presided over a large gathering. | Mrs. F. W. Lewis, Mile End, has kindly offered to give tea to the members of the I Motors' Meeting in February. In connect tjotywifti the Mothers' Union a New Yeá'rs tea is announced to be given at the Vicarage, to be followed by a short enter- tainment. The tea for the Friendly Society is fixed for January 3dth. On Sunday, between 10 and J1 o'clock in the morning, a fire broke out on the premises of Miss Thomas. Market-Square. The outbreak was first noticed "by a per- eon passing by, who obselved .moke i&$u- ing from beneath the middle door in the passage. At the same moment Privates R. F. Thomas, Tom Jones, D. P. Evans, and "Dennis Morgan arrived on the scene and entered the premises. They found the kitchen full nf smoke. They immediately took steps to extinguish the fire, amd one of their number summoned P.S. Deans, Yr. John Lewis, captain off the fire bri- gad e, a-ad other members of that body. AH worked «narj?»ticaliy, and the fire was got, under in about 20 ooinutes. A good deal of damage was ddw.. -06-
llasddet.saxt. I ?L mo?b. sucoeM?t concert was helc at j t?ie Cotmcil School?, Pid of i%e B&d CZog?,i Society. The entire p?wcb,?h, t?n? ￼ handed over tD 'J'.ent tho SocietT'S I fnndsj The building was packed; and a. good rennd sum '?as realised. An pxc?- lent programme had been arranged which was much appreciated. The president, Yr, John Lewis, opened the proceedings with an appropriate address, and amorgst those who took part wre ;-The Vicar j (Hey. D. Evans), Messrs. D. Lewie, Llan- do very; Hugh Evans, Joseph Evans, wynfe; D. P. Davies, John Davies. Gwynfe; Roberts and friends. Master E. Lf wis~,Toncs. Mr- A. L. Thomas, Gwynfe; Master 'WiHi<? Hughes, Mr. J?in GriQiths, .G?ynfe; ?r. D. Oh&thp. Gwynfe: Mr. D. J. Francis, the Lad?* Choir (Conductor, Mr. L. Lewis). the Misses E3 Hopkins, Myra Evans, Florrie. Davies, S. M. Ambrose, Annie Davies a.nd friends, Bessie Williams, Sarah Morgan, Miss Roderick and friends, Misses May I Davies, Katie Evans, Bossie Williams, the Church Chcir. Misses Annie Williams, Sally Thomas, etc. The accompanists were: Miss G. Ftanpis, Gwynfe; Mtse Edyth Joseph. AJj.C-M«, Llangadcck; Miss jAne Williams, Nanteinon; Miss M- I J. Williams, organist of Parish Church, and Mr. D. Lewis, Llandovery.
I LLANDEBIE. Mr. Joe Morris, vice-chairman of the blan- dt-bie Dnited F.C., and Mr. T. Howells have joined the Glamorgan Bautams Battalion. Much sympathy ie felt for Mr. Bees Thomas and family. Blaina-road, upon the sad death of Mrs. Thomas. The husband is left with. five young children. Mr. George Gibson, IL%-mlinu ,+-road, met with a somewhat severe accident at Llan- debie Colliery op Saturday, but wo under- stand is improving in condition as well as can b? expected. Several of the soldiers are home on short leave, including W. J. Pavies (corporal), J. Thomas, hOT Davies,, B. V. J. Lemonheigh, J. and D. Thomas, G. Evans, Ivor Powell, J. Sadler. M. Jones, E. Pugh, B. Chriswick, and G. Evans. Glad to sfee them. Salem Mutual Improvement Society mem- bers had a debate on Monday night upon the temperance question. A good number turned up, and a very instructive evening wat; spent. The following took part: Messrs Tom Grey, D. J. Jenkins, Watt Evans, 0. Haybex7. ?'iUi3 Rew, J Lk-y?, D. Owen, B. Davies, and ot'hem
PONTARDULAIS. 11 Mr- W. Rbys Bicliarde, one of the aseie- tact masters at the BoyW School here, lctt this week for Woolwich, for general rtícç: with the Army Ord-inance Corps. There is a serious epidemic of throat %ad akin diseases amongst Pout and ulaig chil- dren just now. The attendances at the vacrioue scljoole are, in consequence, muo'i lower than they have been for eomo rears past. Jlr. "Jack" Gill, son of Yr. and Mr*, Francis Gill; 9, Jaancs-stiee-t, is home after his terrible experiences last week off the cofit. of Norfolk. Mr. Gill was one of five survivors picketd up from the shipwrecked e.s. Penarth, of Cardiff, and was boatswain of the unfortunate craft Pontardulaia Monthly Fair was held on Tueeday in fine weather. The attendance was very good; and iruah business was done Prices (a. general advance) realised were:- Cow and calf, E.18 to £ 24 • etore cattle, 210 to £ 14; beef, 14s. a. score; pigs (Srlow trade). 18s. to 25s. i pork, 12s. a, score. TYade is s!aok At tbe three pits owned by Mr& Tbomae WilHa.ms and Son. Thiel firm trade ext?n.Mvely with France, aad the heavy faH in the ooumpti9n in tha? country is the direct ca.?'s of te Iceil slackness. There are eigne not wanting of an early boom in the local tinplate trade. Miss Edith M. Roberts, daughtrof Mr. D. J. Roberts, L.R.A.M. (surveyor of BLM. Customs and Excise, Glasgow), and grand- daughter, of the late Mr. John Roberts, schoolmaster, Pontardulais, has been suc- cessful in passing, at the age of 16, the advaneoci grade, local centre, examination of the Associated Board (R.A;M. and R.C.M.) in pianoforte playing., An excellent debate took place at the Pontardulais Social Club on the subject, ¡ "Should Britain adopt Conscription?" Mr. D. Joseph Davies, M.E., Birch Pxcl- Villa, opened in the affirmative, and. the negative was taken by Mr. J. Rhys Morgan, printer. Mr. Thomas Jenkins was in the chair, and the following took part :-rMessrs. Jamefj Thomas, D.C., Tom I Llewellvn, D. D. Evans, J. L. Davies, lien Mathews, and F. Palfrey. On a vote the a-ftinuative carried by a narrow majority. Tlie aunual rent dinner of the clayto-I •Estate waa held at the Black Horeo Hotel, when a large company sat down to the good fare provided by Host and Hootoss White. Mr. L. Goodwyn presided. Befferring to the war, he felt proud Wales had dona so nobly in the matter of recruits. His own two sons, he was proud to say, were at the front. Mr. John White; Talyclyn, paid a touching eulogy to the late Sir William Clayton, whose sterling Qualities made him a.n ideal landlord; He could »pe»k for the general body of the teni-nte and for himself personally; they had all been recipients of Sir Willia.m's kindness. He did not yet know the new lacdlond personally, but he hoped the excellent, good feeling existing between landlord and tenant would long continue. Remm J. Da.Tios (sub-.3gent), D. Lewis, Llangenneciu and others spoke in a similar strain. The funeral of the late Mrs. Jane Mor- ris. Prospect-place, Hendy, Pontardulaia, took place on Thursday afternoon at Adu- lam. Felinfoel, of which place deceased was a native. She Wa6 ? years of age, and was one of the foundere and pillars of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Pontardu- laia. The Rev. George Williams conducted the funeral service, and the Rev«. R. W. Davies (Calfaria), Griffith. Jones (Capdl Newy* dd), and Joseph, Lewis (Lib&nus), took part. Amongst those present were the Revs. E. T. Jones (Llano-Uy), Bi Rum- phreys (Felinfoel), D. Williams (Llan- non), Myfyr He-fin" (Llanelly), and others. Tlip,chief mourners were: Prin. cipal Silas Morris, M.A.. Bangor; Mr. Dd. Morris, Loughor; Mr. Richard Morris, Pontardulais; and Mr. J. Morris (sons); ,Mr,- and Thomas, Onnparc (dangh- t ter and Nn-in4aw); Mrs. Richarck. Nan- Stymoel (daughter); Mr. and Mrs. David ? Lewis, Gowcrton, and Mr. and Mrs. H. j Bees. Tvuybonau (grandchildren); Mr. Le?-ie Morris, Hendy (nephew).
LLANDILO. I Out of a membership of 1,56 Eechabites at Llaiidilo, no fewfer than 39 are now I serving with the Colours. A church parade of the C (Llandilb) Company, 4th 1st Reserve Battalion the Welsh Regiment', was held at the Eng- lish Congregational. Church last Sunder J T4ev were under the command of C'ap- tain W. L. Roberts and Di?AtenAnt Ihoma. The Sèrdœ vas cendndted by the pastor, the R-. T. R. &'berts.'M.A., I B.DJ Mf?r?. William and Walter 1= as and Son, auctioneers, Sallsea. Llandilo, Llandovery, and Llangadock, held their I fort sale of ttok,& at the, Llandilo Mart on Monday. There was an excellent supply, and buyers were present-from'all [ parts of South Wales. Beef again com- manded high prices, and pigs and calnes i sold well, but mutton was not. sp brisk. There were penned 65 fat cattle, 700 sheep and lambs, 15 calves, 10 cows and calves, 7 bulls, 490 porkers, and 35 baconers. Prices were as follow: Fat cattle, from ..£14 to £ 28 los. sheep and lambs, from 5ls. to 56s. calves, 36s. to 83s.; ctwrs and calves, £ 14 to bulls, from *820 to £ 27; porkers, from ?*>s. to 65s.; baconftry, from £5 loo. to £ 9 10s.
PEMBREY. M: utioeJJkîIls plare4. several rounds of golf, QIl. tjife Eembrey H'nks- He was a'ceoxap^ni^d by.Mr. ^lortioa jjvans,' High Sheriff, and Mr. W. W, Brodie, Under-Sheriff, The famous.. judge ini- oaensely game, and' spoke very highly of the Pembrey links. A spocia"! njoGt-n.' of the Buiryport mem- bers of the Peanbrey Group cf School j Msnanrorj va-, he?d at the Old. Copper i Works i^clinol to consider an application received from Messrs. Wa-lter Scott and; i Mi&dleton, the contractors, who are erect.. i 'A ing new works for Messft Nobel and Co. 'He stated that be required the- school] buildings to convcrt them into a barracks to accommodate about 500 of his workmen. Ho pointed out th.it he could not obtain men a-3 there was no lodging accommoda- tion for them. tr. Middleton and the managers inspected the echoole, coneistin?; of five c-lacfrcows and about an acre c* land.—Ik reply to Mr. Midcileton's qllNti()J regarding trms, the managers said would leave it to his honour.—Mr. Mido*«* ton promised to write tho Clerk o --Ie Managers smiaediately that a deci&ioii had: | been come to in regadto thù matter.
] PONTARDAWE. j News reached Pcmtardawe ou Tuesday of the death in Car mail lien Infirmary of Mr. David Jom-s. tho third son of Mr. I and Mrs. David Jones, butchers, Alliwcn, j POntardawe The death took place at Swanse.-j, Ilospi- J tal on Friday of Mr. David Llewellyn, of Grovoroad, Pontardawe. Deceased, who i was 59 yea?s of ace. waR a wpU-k?wn and i bihli respected inhabitant of the S\Vans Valley tovm, and up to some time ago was engaged in the Mills at Glanrhyd Tinplate WorkEi, Pontardaw-?. He had been under an operation at the Hospital a few days ago, and appeared to be making satisfactory progress, when complications set in. Touching scenes were witnessed on Mon- day afternoon at the funeral of Miss | Nan" Phillips, the eleven year old I daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George I Phillips, of Pontardawe. The deceased, it will lie remembered, was seized with pneumonia a fortnight age after reciting I Rhowch i mi Docyn i'r Nrfoedd" (" Give me a Ticket to Heaven ") at i Panvgrak; Ciiopei, Alltwen. The remains of deceased were laid to rest at Alltwen Congregational Churchyard in the prc- senoc of about a thousand people. The Revs. Llew. Bowyer and W. J. Rees officiated. -.—.— —
I RHANDIRMWYN. I I The death has occurred of one of the I oldest, if not the oldest, inhabitants of this parish, in the person of Mrs. Wil- liams, Rhydygroes Farm. Deceased, who was 87 years of age, passed away on Sun- day. She leaves three sons and four daughters, v-iz.. Mr. John Williams, Mr, Evan Williams (Penrhiwiar), and Mr. David Williams (Pentremeurig Farm, Llanwrd a), Mrs. Price (Stone-street, Llan- d(wery), Miss Mary Williams, Mrs. Howells (Craigyrodyn Farm, Trapp. Llan- dilo), and Mrs. Jones (Bryllamman. She also leaves a number of grandchildren 4nd great grandchildren. She was in- terred at Seion, Rhandirmwyn.
SWANSEA. I Mr. W. Ormiston. known locally as Dr. Ormiston, of Brynhyfryd, Swansea, died on Saturday morning. Deceased, who was extremely well-known throughout the dis- trict, had been ill for some considerable ¡ time. The fntleral of the late Mr. Daniel Wil- liams, White Horse," Morriston, took place at the Bethel ChapeL Llangyfelach, on Thursday afternobn, and was largely attended; The Rev. Fred Morgans, Soar, officiated. Mary Lewis (34), a single woman,, of Stepney-street, Cwmbwrla, was admitted to the Hospital on Saturday suffering from injuries to her leg. She was employed as a domestic servant to Mrs. Webber, wife of Mr. Webber, a butcher, who resides at Constitution Hill, Swansea. If I had fought this case and won I should hare lost money, eaid Mr. BulL solicitor at the Swansea County Court on Monday while the question of costs was being considered in a case where there was an award for com- pensation by consent. Mr. Thomas Woodward, the well- known pork butcher, of High-street, Swansea, died on Monday afternoon. He had been ill for about a fortnight, and wae attended by Dr. Elsworth. The deceased gentleman leaves a widow and several children. The Rev. Ban Jenkins, curate of Clydach, Swansea Valley, pawed away yesterday at Aberayron,. where he had been staying for the past few months with his sister. A native of Lampeter, he commenced his career in the printing trade at Lampoter. Another oharming lecture on th-4 ever- popular subject, Belgium, was that de- livered at the Public Library on Saturday- evening by the Rev. J. H- Watkins Jones, Vicar of Christ Church, Swansea, who gave a moot -ityle and interesting lecture on "Flanders and the Ardennes," illustrated by slides of the many beauties of the country. The lecture room was filled to overflowing, and Mr. H. A- Chapman, J.P., presided. Notiet6 have been posted signifying the i. nteation of the Swansea Corporation to apply to the Local Government Boa.rd for sanction to borrow 2331,89-1, for the pttrpo«es of sewerage and sewage disposal including the execution of work in the parish of Oystermouth, Cockett and Brynau. Major C. E. Norton, as already stated in the Leader," will hold the in- quiry on February 4th, Five members of the Swansea Sea Seou ts left the town this week in order to act ae army signallers. They are now stationed in Belfast. Their names are Buraie O'Connell (King's Sea Scout); Alex Geen (King's Scout); Ben Reynish (First Class Scout); Alan Lloyd (First Class Scout); and Herbert Prosser. The latter, besides being proficient in the Morse and semaphore codes, has a good knowledge of tho international code. The funeral of the lat- Mrs. Anne Davies, of 37, George-street, took place on Friday afternoon amid many mani- festations of respect. A short but im- pre Issive service was conducted at Bruns- wick Wesley an Chapel by the Rev. T. Wheatley (Superintendent Minister of !thG circuit). Mrs. Ashmole presided a< I the organ. The rev. g-entleman spoke of Mrs. Davies's true Christian character, and her devoted motherhood, and stated I that she had been a real supporter of the Church from its commencement. A very successful social gathering was II held on MondAy evening in connection with the Libanus Lodge of Good Templars. Morriston. presided over by Bro, J. A. Deans, C.T. The party were entertained to refreshments by the kindness of Sister Mrs. D. Harris (Guardian), after which an enjoy- able programme wae contributed to by addrewes from Bro. A. R. addresses from Bro. A. R. Bail, D.C.T., Kev. W. Dyfodwg Daviee, Bro. D. F. John, ¡ P.G.S.J.W., and Bro. R. J. Bowen, G. Co: I The musical items were rendered by Miswes Eleie Palmer, John, James, Harris; Bros. Richards amd Ack Ford. -Refreshmejnts t3ble8 were attended to by Sisters Mii- and I On Saturday the interment took place at the Welsh Congregational Cemetery, Sketty, of Emma., widow of the late Mr. Henry Middleton, of Camberwefth, Lie-. coLnhire, who passed away at the resi- dence of her ton-in-law, Councillor F. J. Parker, 9, The Grove, Uplands. The I chief mourners were: Mr. J. E. Middle- ton, of Sheyness, Lincolnshire; Mrs. and i Mr. F. J. Parker, Mr. T. H. Taylor. Mr. David Robert*, J.P., Mr. B. Rees, Mr. G.! Bevan, Mr. and -Mrs. P. Watkins, Mr. Sam Davies, Mr. H. J. Bond, Mr. W. J. "■bcrt, and Mr. Victor Grey. The funeral of the late Mrs. Howard, wdfe of William Howard, boot and shoemaker, of Din?vyn-s?'?t. Swansea, took place at Danygr?ig Cemetery on Monday. The officiating 1 minister was the Rev. J. G. Griffiths, c-d-rate, of Christ* Church, and the mourners were: Mr. W. H. Howard, Misses Alice asd Edith Howard, (Messrs. J., 4ucl W. Howard,, and Mrs. Murrav, Mr. and Mrs. F. Murray, Mr. and Mrs. J. Murray, Mrs. Bishop, Mr. and Mrs. A. Murray, Mr. aad Mrs. W. I [Murray, Mr. A. Murvav, Misses Nellie, i Lizzie and Edith Murray, Mrs. M. j Murray, Mrs. L. Howard, Mrs. S. r ■ ??ov?rd, and Messrs. Bale and Bish,?r3. i A Horss DIFFICULTY. At Swansea County Court on 'Monday, before Judge Bryn Roberts, William Arnold Bowen, master plasterer, 12,1 Gwydr-crescent, sued Mrs. Harris, Gelli-l street, Port Tennant, for possession of j the house. Mrs. Harris eaid she had eight little children and was expecting another. She, could not find another house. His Honour: I cannot, help that. I cannot authorise you to live in another man's no-use. The arrears of rent, it was stated. amounted to £7 126" An order for possession in 21 days was made. NEXT WEEK'S PANTOMtME. j One of the best pantomimes now touring the provinces will be at the (hand I Theatre, Swansea, net week, when Mr. J., Bannister Howard's principal company will appear in Aladdin," the topical and spectacular production written by Fred Bowyer, with music by J. Ellis Midgley. The cast is exceptionally strong, and includes Miss Lillie Lassah, a charming j principal boy, as Aladdin." She will be neard in all the latest chorus songs. The Princess will he played by Miss Biliie Evelyn, and the dame will be Mr. Will Judge, brother to the famous composer of Tipporary." A pair of rich comedians, Harley and Melton, will be entrusted with the roles of polioemen, and a capital Abanazar will be found in George F. Storey, recently with the a Belle of New York" company. The Fairy Queen will j be Mhss Gertie Orcha.rd, and the Four' Sisters Oxley are the dancers. Mr. Ellis Midglev will be in personal command of the orchestra, and the chorus will be found to be composed of first-class vocalists. In addition, the pantomime will be lavishly staged. There will be a matinee on Saturday. A WONDERFUL SPIRIT. A. highly interesting letter has been received from a Swansea medical man, who is attached to an Army Service- Corps Ammunition Column in France, by a Swansea lady. We men on service greatly appreciate the good work which you ladies at home are doing," he writes. It makes us glad to know that our wives are being cheered up and helped to realise their duty I. to their country. I think the women are performing deeds as brave as anything that has been done on the field, but their heroism is not being recognised as it should be." Dealing with his life at the front, the writer says his brigade, a distinguished one, comprises men from English, Welsh, and Scottish regiments. They arrived at the front in time for the fighting at Mons, and took. part in the retirement and fcubseqnentiy advance. "Our brigade did splendid work, and as a result, the casualty list.has been very heavy, but that has not damped their ardour, and now, five, mouths after. the commencement of operations, they are as cheerful ever. "It would do the people at' home good to see how jolly our mlOn are, how in- different to the awful weather we are hav- ing. They c-otne out of the Frenches wet through, smothered in mud and very cold, and looking anything but smart soldiers. Yet, after they have had. a bath and change of clothes, they go hack as gay as "The French soldiers could not under- stand us when we came out here. They thought we were frivolous and unable to take the war seriously. But after fight- tDg side by aide with us the! realised that there is something lying beneath the laughing and singing of Mr. Toanmy Atkins. We are very friendly with them. and also with the civilians everywhere. '1 often, feel for the poor women and children whose breadwinner is fighting tor his country. Even in the regions where heavy fighting is going on. they remain, in many cases in their homes, often at last to have them shelled and burned to the ground. So they have to leave for strange towns and get a living as best they can. <. Poor things; it is sad to a ivoirrn walking along in the mud, and often dragging two or thm* tinT tots along. It makes me a",]. and I often think of my dear boy at home, and thank God he is j safe. Let us hop& that England will never experience what France and poor Belgium are now going through. I am now billeted in a farm and sleep in a barn, but we have plenty of good straw ?nd are not bad?T off. The only thing that makes us grumble at times i the mud. It's mud evarywhere, and it soaks through the boots: the result ia cold feet, but we are getting quite used to 11. H There is nothing very important going on just now, and I don't think there wi, I be just yot. But we must be potimt; .f»T our leaders know what they are doing, and we are quite satisfied to wail patiently knowing wo shall win. The chaplains out here are verl- good, Onr particular padre has done good work, being on the go at all times of the day and night. His name is Webb-Peploe. NVti have church parade occasionally, generalir voluntary." TOTMAKTNG FACTORY. Another new industry ie about to 1.9 established in Swansea- Mr. Peacock, ot the Penny Bazaar," Oxford-street, has taken premiaca in Pa-rk-etract, formerly occupied by Mr. Wilkios, printer. and hopes later n to start there the manufacture of dolls and various other toys. Operations will not, be--in immediately, but, when the necessary arrangements are cov.plete there will be an interesting addi- tion to Swansea's many minor manufac- tures. Contrary to the general impression, it is not true, it eeems, that any preponderating number of penny toya used to come frore Germany. Our information is that it iA surprising how much of British labour goe3 into t4i-# industry, and how little the outbreak If hostilities in Europe have affected such con corns as Pevcock's Psomy Baza-ar.
THE END IN SlrT mm io H 400 SOLD. The demand for ? j???" ?!j???\? PALMERS' 1 1 LA&jt\TS. 1,000 test suitings value 50/- I Re-iuced to A #| f i 'A U [ I lljj/ value o0/- F t Re?ucedto ?? ? THE?!T ^mm!/ I ias been greater than ever. !& j b THIS WEEK'S ■B' 1 r SALE OFFER S'' rWB i includes the remaining 600 .» 1 I MM' Mm suitings value 50/- which are ? 'ES being offered at 30/- The Suit, ir f f J a I iflKS! to demonstrate the fact that "PALMEI." Cut and Style H /'ft; I! I adds a mark of refinement N B' ? and imparts character and 1 distinction, invariably lack- N J E???< t ing in ordinary tailored suits. 2 REASONS WHY YOU should not delay your visit. a# You cannot get a Palrr" Suit for ?o/. at ordmary times, an? B this offer cannot be continued indefinitely* ￼ These Suitings are our Swansea Advertising Agents for 1915. 2 Men of discernment will recognise the fact that the quality must be reliable, and the best designs will be snapped up very quickly. SWANSEA'S SMARTEST TAILOR. T. C. PALMER. 12 Castle St. To ful UDALERmImnERT 12 Cdnstle St.
SKETTY. I The Eey, Emlyn Morgan, Crickhowell. haa decided to become tho first pastor of the Baptist cause at SkeHy. At a meeting cf members, following the service at the Baptist Chapel last night, Mr. H. L. Mor- ( gan (secretary) announced the acceptance of the "call" recently extended to young preacher. It is expected he will take over the pastorate in about two months' time.
TYCROES. Privates Griffiths, W. Williams, and Wm. Jno. Arthur, who are home on fur- lough, leave for their respective stations tihie week. It is" gratifying to learn that local cxd- I iieries are continuing to work full time. As a matter of fact, employment. has been J steadier lately than in times of peace. The Rhos Colliery Company, together with other collieries, .has, it appears, received extensive orders from the Admiralty. Last Sunday Miss Maggie Davies, Hen- ¡ are Issa, passed peacefully away. De- ceased. who was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mr?. had been in in- different health for 96int, timejiast. She I was in her twenty-third year. Much pathy is felt for the. berea,ed parents. I The new chui-ch of St. Edmund's is approaching completion, and effort. &1" being made to have the opening caramon/ i Mt'lv in March. The new building has added a graceful touch to the appearance of the village. The Church friends are to be congratulated in erecting such an im- posing edifice. i. The attention is called of the young ladies w hfi havpjoinoo the sewing cla-sses In connection with the Red Cross Socsiei-v to the importance of attending reg111arlv on Wednesday evenings, as pressing call a are made 5or warm. clothing for cup wounded soldiers. We hope this a|g>e.*it will not be made yi vain. In connection with the Debating Society of Moriah Chapel, a miscellajieons con- cert was held, the pastor, the Rev. T). T. Moses, B.A., occupying the chair, and ilr. Daniel conducting. Songs and recitatiom were rendered by 1.Acal artistes, and ths meeting was well attended. At the Caer- sslem Debating Society a paper on Tha j Sunday School and Suggestions for its I Improvement" was read bv Llfr. Jones, j London il,)iiop. An interesting discussion fnllow.ri. [District News Continued on Next Papl
AMMANFORD. I lr il; interesting to observe that the local company of tbe 4th Welsh have bee.n given leave extending over five days. Thoy will. it u understood, soon be leaving Scoveston for another part of Pembroke- shire, and probably be billettecl out. There is great rejoicing, among trades- men especially, over the settlement at Thydail Colliery. Ammanford has suf- fered somewhat- severely, although pet- baps not so much as many other similar industrial towns, from the effects of the war, and a continued steppage at such a colliery -would Lave meant serious losses to the town and neighbourhood- The funeral of Mrs. Kathleen Gilincur, of 2% Penybank-road, whose rather tragic death was reported last eek. took place cn Thursday afternoon. The chief mourn- ViNe. the deceased's husband, Mr. W. Gilmour (a commcrcllil traveller from Glasgow), and her brother, Yr. Malone. Tjio, vicar, Rev. J. W. Jones, B.A., offi- ciated Mi-. D. Rurus Evans, Bettys, presided ) over the "Home Circle" at the Y.M.C.A. on Sunday evening. The speaker was the &«v. Thomas, Befnania, Me it is ton. So ero,md-.d was the hail that the secretary (Mr. Sam Jenkins), found it necessary I to announce that in future no children tmder It cosM be admitted to the 'Home Jircle" gatherings- I Considerable satisfaction is expressed locally at the prospect of an early salu- tion of the problem which concernr the aiain drawback to the health and progress If Ammnaior&-t-he sewerage scheme—for hhc absence- of a demand for a wH against the Omnibus Bill has set everybody 's mind at rast. There can now be no delay, -auch teas any attempt a.t preventing the r)rk beina taken in hand as soon as Par- liamentary sanction hafe been secured. The scheme, however, involres several very inrporfant public- improvements besides the sewerage With reference to the Ammanford tchemes. the engineer to the Ammanford Urban District Coej3r.il has prepared for 'the information of Parliament a detailed f?tirnate of the expenditure, that will aave to 15C incurred by that council in ,h e eTent of their Bill for the present session receiving tiu-N sanction of Parlia- ment- The aggregate expenditure is -stimated at £2ftp50, made up as fol- ,)W.Construc:taou of drai_ nage works, <17,500; purchase of land for the same, i widening and improvement of, itatiou-road, Wind-street, and Quay- drcef, Sl.lftO; and public lavatories, I At the fortflsghtly gathering of the j i mm an ford Society, held in he Gwynfryn Assanfcly Hall, on Wedne-s- lay evening, Mr. T. Awstin Davies Aw-itin the special correspondent of Herald" and Cambria Daily] Leadar," delivered a reminiscent lecture on Celebrities I !law met." The per- linages mentioned in the course of the 'ecture were not necessarily Cypiry, but i nanv of them were, and are, eminent, all I ore or less interesting,, ^nd some might, ♦crhaps, be cla-TSo d as H ocldities rather nan celebrities. were i i" We,kh, and the chair was occupied ■by Mr. T. W. Lewis, M.E., Tirydadl. t "Among those who -subwiquently spoke were R?-!v. E. Morgan, 3ettvs; 3It. E. GTif- nrbCouncillor J. Morgan. amd the!j ..Iai-r-e, bard and lecrijaTer, "Gwili." At j the close Hen Wlarl fy Nhadau tos I t- ■ mg by 'the audience, Mr. Geo. Thomas, • A.L.C.M., the harpist of the Cymrodorion, acting aecompaui-st—this time on the organ. I
BURBYPOET. I A very pretty wedding took place on I Tuesday 'at St. Ilitycts Church, Pembrey, diea the Kev. J. Waslungfcon Jonee. j i.A., curate of Blacmvon, was married co Miss Myf.anwy Jones, .youngest .taiiglit,-r of Mr. Richard Jones, Stepney- road, Burr:rport. The bride was attired in a fawn costume with purple liat, and was given away by her father. ————— ———— )
KIDWELLY. The Kidwelly Tinplate Works has been idle this week. This is in accord- anca with an arrangement made by the Association of Masters in order t*>j equalise matters as regards work to some extent. Messrs. Evans and John who, a year or two ago opened at Kidwelly as builders, have filed their petition in l>ankxdptcy. Their liabilities are some £ 523 lis. Id.. one creditor of £307 10s. being fully secured. Their assets sr ? estimated at ElS4 12s. 9d. At St. David's CoUegc, Mr. D. E. Wild and Mr. W. J. Jones, Q1 thi- pla<-? we.rc amongst those upon whom th" dfgree of B.A. was conferred nr the principal before a distinguished company. Both these young men will very shortly ecater the church. The Bt-Igian Re-fugem, eight in num- ber, staying at Kidwelly, seem to be getting along very well. They attend divine service at St. Mary's Parish Church every Sunday morning, and 8.re very devout. On Sunday evening last they attended at Capel Sul, where a quarterly m-,Ptin- ,of tha Sunday School was held, and were very inter- ested in the proceedings, the Welsh singing appealing to them greatly. A tea and entertainment, was kindly given by Mrs. Davies, of the Plough and Harrow Lnjn, Kidwelly, to the scholars of I St. Mary's Church Welsh Sunday School. The kind donor was helped in the work i by her niece, Miss Walters, of Bro Mebvd, GI-anamniait; Miss Gravell, Nelson Inn; Mies Davies, Gordon-terrace-, and Mr. Harries, Pinged HilT. Xidv?lly. After tea an interesting programme of songs and recitations were gon? through by the children under the leadership of Mr, Charles Maliphant. the Vicar (the Rev. D. Ambrose Jones, 1L\) presided. Book prizes for regular attendance were dis- tributed by the Vica.r. A hearty vote of thanks to Mrs. Davies was proposed by ¡ the Vicar and seconded by Mr. Joseph I, Wild, Hill Side, Mrs. Davies Suitably replying. AT FALKLANDS. I Mr. Jolur Charle-s Evans, a. Kidwelly boy, who is on board H.M.S. Canopus, writes home to his mother, Mrt". Evans, I Greyhound House, and to his brother, Mr. Wm. Evsji?, Lady-street, saying that he does not often get the chance of writing, and then there is the difficulty of getting the letters off. Continuing, he says:-—" I am all right, so don't worry. I expect you have read ot the battle off Port Stanley, Falkland Mand. Wosaw the Germans off iii grand style. We had ha-rd lines in not being right in the fight: the only thing we did was to fire a couple of shots over the hill at thera to kfcep them off." Mr. Evans, who Is. over six feet, ia a naval reserve man, and was for some time in the Llanelly Police Force.