Fines and costs amounting to £52 were tppocod at Brighton on Wednesday in oaeas of selling meat without coupons and :« obtaining meat in excess of rations. 3Ir. William Humphrey, the first gTiard 4»mployed by the London, Chatham, and _T>pver Railway Company, which opened -ii,s first section oi the line in January, 1SQS, has dkwi at Stroodj K4;4. aged SG.
CLYDACH. I A fresh convoy of wounded soldiers, about 30 in number, arrived at the Quarr Auxiliary Hospital, Clydach, on Tuesday afternoon. At a recent general meeting of the Cly- dach Amateur Operatic Society the an- nouncement was made that a net profit of R50 had been realised on the perfor- mances of Cavalleria Rus-ecana" and Pagliacci." Heavy expenses bad been I defrayed, and some outstanding accounts on a previous operatic performance have I also been paid off. All the officers of the society were re-elected, the only exception being the election of Mr. T. H. Watson as its new chairman. Of the 26 soldier patients who were under treatment at the Quarr Auxiliary Hospital, Clydach, 19 left the neighbour- hood over the week-end. Whit-Monday at Clydach was observed as a children's day. Sunday school teas were held at the various church buildings in the neighbourhood and were attended en force The dnnual Sunday school pro- cessions were, however, abandoned. The staff and soldiers at the Quarr Auxiliary Hospital, Clydach, were enter- tained on Wednesday evening to an enjoy- able concert, arranged by Miss Elsie Bibhs, Pontardawe. S~rgt. Small pre- sided. and the programme was contri- buted to by Mrs. J. Jones, Misses F thel Bibhs, Gwenni e Lloyd, Naomi Kees. and Gertie Sanders, and Master David Jones.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS. MARRIAGES. » ¥ E EK2>~ S—MO RSi.—On May 19. at Bethania, O.M. Chapel. Treharris by the Pastor, the Bev. Pump".amt Jones. W. L. Perkins. Chemist. Ystalyfera. to Ilwen youngest daughter of Mrs. and the late Mr. George Morse. Brynteg. Treharris. THOiLiS—PASRY.—On the 16th inst.. at St. Gary's Church. Brecon by the Rev. Saun- ders Jones. Gunner John R. Thomas, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, Hilrh- field Bonymaeu, to Margaret, only dau^h- < ter of Mra. and Mr. Parry, Bonymaen, i Chief P.O. Roral Navy. DEATHS. CLEMENT.—At 213. Konsington-terrace on Ma 15th, Samuel Clement (late TraffiJ Inspector G.W.R.): aged 87 years. EDW ARDS.-on May 14th. at 14, Compass- street Manselton. John beloved husband of Servi&h Edwards. GRIFFITHS.—On May 19th. at Glyn Derw. Pontardulais, D P. Griffiths, manage-, 1 Teilo Tinplate Works: ared 54 yeare. ONES.—On May 12th. after a short illness. Mary, the beloved wife of Thomas Jone3, decorator. 95. Mansel-street. ONES.—On the 19th inst.. at 95. Mansel- street, after a short illness, Thomas j'olKi.i _»I £ \VIS.—On the 17th. at 66 St. Helen's-roa i o jnkin E-obert, late of ldth Welsh brother ■t of Mrs. W E. Hasquencort and son of David Lewis. LEWIS.—On Wednesday, at 32 Penvillia- road, Bryrliylryd, Thomas Lewis fcHEFFORD—On May 19th, at 17 Brynymor. crescent Cyril. dearly-beloved eon of John and Caroline Shefford.
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NOTES AND COMMENTS. I The outcry in the Cologne Press against the daylight raid upon that town is characteristic of German mentality. The Volkzeitung" is indignant that Whitsuntide, one of the Church's sacred festivals, should have been chosen as the time of attack. With one sceptical commentator, we doubt whether even a German journalist could have brought himself to write that pas- sage had he known that his own countrymen were bombing London on Whit Sunday, but he did write it with the knowledge that the Ger- mans deliberately trained their long-range gun upon Paris on Good Friday, and struck a church in which people were worshipping, The" Cologne Gazette" makes the remarkable complaint that the Allies used bombs filled with low explosives, and the damage done by the fragments was correspond- ingly greater." A German mind )s required to detect the peculial-' mercy which lies in high explosives. If anything were needed to convince the Allies of the value of reprisals I against the German towns it would bo found in the pained surprise which Cologne expresses at the failure of its defences. Germany will have to divert an immense amount of energy from its other war preparations if it. hopes to make the Rhine towns safe from attack. The Kaiser's recent estimate of British casualties at 600,000- which a political gossip was told by a high military authority" the other day, is .oi-,ae lie"—was taken from the German Press, to which it rnny be presumed to have been communicated by the German War Office. The sole basis of the calculation was the list of officer casualties published, within certain dates, in the Times. I l? was as- sumed that all these casualties had occurred during the recent opera- tions; and. it was further assumed, quite arbitrarily, that the casualties among officers must have bc-rno a certain relation fo the casualties among privates during the same- period. The sum was worked out in detail in the German Press, and thu actual total thus arrived at was 007,000. The margin for error was obviously large; and it would have been easy, by altering the arbitrary assumptions, to reach any result which it might hare been thought desirable to announce.
= SHOPBREAKER'S LETTER. 1 .W Ün .TC!lll \llsün. a miner, broke I into a jeweller's ~hop at Kingston (Sur- rey), and stole property to the value of i:87, lie left the following, note for the shopkeeper:— i, liard that you rhoiilci have your beautiful rings and jewellery stolen, but, lve of good lioart, as the one who has taken, or ifc taking, j j them, ikkxIs them more 111<1 n you do. The valuaY/le I hayo got do not amount to a very large sunt ■;jnoney, hut stnl they are medicine for a poor man's eyes. j | !5leading guilty, Wilsori. epntenced to 6ix months' imprisonment.
NEATH CRGANiSER. ill ore -.vac a presentation meeting at the Rural District ComicH Oi?c?. Xeath, on Wednesday afternoon, when Mr. R, A. \11lia115. chairman of the Xeath bra.ncb <n the P<(r L:(w O'Sc?rs' Asaocmtic'n. was presented with a ()1:1 watch and chain, in recouuition of hi" orpnmVng services, i a«d hi* enterprise in obtaining the Trea- Miry scale ct banns for the Püor Law efSciais. Mr. D. M. D^.vies presided, arid i he presentation was ftiade by Mr. W. Evans. Mr?. R. A. Williams was also presented by Miss Edilh Mills wlh a 7DIJ bracelet. t'omulimentciry references were made bv j Major W. B. TrirV. J.P. (chairman of the Neath Rural District Council). Mr. I-fvi cf the Xeath Board of (juardam). Dr. D. M. Davie?. J.P., D-ivip;. J. P Mr. D. H. Danes. Mr. Edward Thomas, Mr. W. R. Thomas (Aheravon). and Mr. orris Snir, F.R.E1.S., Brvncoch. Mr. R. A. Williami Kuitabl.v responded.
A MUMBLES BREEZE. Af+er the appointm'-nt of Mr. W. T.,I j I Jarvis and Mr. ,T, Cmllming Evans a- choinnan and vice-chairman of th" Ovstermoufh Finance Committee 011 Tuesday, Mr. C. I'. Bell said that whilst not objecting to the appointment of Mr. Jarvis a; chairman of the committee, he s-rongly ohj.cied to all the appointments of cbairmeu and vice-cha1 men of ccmnuttept; ha. ing been arranged and de- upon outside the '"ouncil Chamlv:? by a certain clique wL,ii v;ere in the ma.iority. Mr. Jan-is: They have a, perfect right to do so. if they wish. Mr. Bell: Therefore yon agree and ac- quiesce in their dirty methods. I Mr. Jarvis: They are not dirty methods. Mr. Be2r and Mr. Cumming Evans said they wer. not a party to it. Mr. Bell: These are the men who are guilty. Two years ago they pestered me with regard to a certain appointment. The matter then dropped.
I PIG "KEEP!NG. I At a meeting of the Parish Council of Cockett, held on Tuesday evening, the clerk reported that there are at present 275 allotments, comprising 13t acres, in the parish. It was decided to record in the minutes the appreciation of the Coun- cil of the voluntary services rendered by Mr. Martin, the clerk, in ordering and distributing the supplies. The committee appointed to go into the question of pig-keeping by the Council re- ported that a suitable site of 3 acres could be acquired from Sir R .A. Morris at a very low rent, and suggested that a start should be made with two r-ows and a boar. The Council were specially requested to hold public meetings to make'known the wishes of the Board of Agriculture in re- gard to pig-keeping, and to inform pig keepers that it would be possible up to September next to obtain through the Council ilbs. of concentrated foods such as meals, cake, etc., per day for breeding sows and Hlbs. per day for store pigs. After due consideration it was resolved to adopt the report of the committee and give them plenary powers in regard to the eoheine, also to arrange public meetings throughout the parish upon the lines sug- gested by the Director of Pig Production. Orders having been placed with the Council for 200 dozen fruit preserving bottles, the clerk was instructed to order them through the Food Production De- partment immediately, and to arrange a series of demonstrations in fruit and ve- getable preserving.
In a Convocation to be held at Oxford j next Tuesday it will be proposed to confer the degree of Dnctor of Civil Law by I djfttgqaa upon the KAAG of the Belgians.
AMMANFORD. I In his annual report of the activities of the Ammanford and Llandebie Trades and Labour Council, the secretary (Mr. j r-ln,-s Griffiths) comments with pride that Ammanford is the only town in the United Kingdom that has secured the 4F- I hour week for shop assistants. An allotments Association which gives promise of great virility has been formed for the town and district, with Mr. R. W. Da vies, Peny bank-road, as secretary. An Ammanford man (Mr. E. C. Ed- wards) was among the first to rush from the Langland cliffs to the rescue of the children.caught by the landslide on Tues- day. He actually saw the ground giving way as he eat OIl the high bank above, and was down in time to help in ex- tricating a little girl of nine from the wreckage. Scholars of the Ammanford Sunday Schools foregathered on the riverside on Whit-Monday, and marched in strong procession through the town, headed by the Ammanford band, and carrying ban- ners. Xot for years has the demonstra- tion been in such force. Subsequently tea-fights" were held in the various chapels. The children's singing festival of the 4-mman Valley Methodist Churches was held at Capel Xewydd, Bettws, the baton being wielded by Madame K. M. Williams (Brynamman). Miss Letitia Daviee (Llan- debie) wa3 the organist. Mr. Timothy Davies (Ammanford) presided over the afternoon service, and the Rev. B. Ellis Jones (Bettws) in the evening. Mr. John Williams (chairman of the committee) delivered an address. The death occurred on Thursday, after three months' illness, of Miss Marie 0 Morris, daughter of the late Mr. Herbert Morris-, and of Mrs. Morris, New-ro&d, Ammanford, at the age of 21 years. The deceased lady was teacher at the Tycroes Council School, and so late as January last she playerl the leading role in two cantata performances of the choir of the Gwynfryn Church, of which she was an nctive member. Her father was buried only a year ago. The burial took place on Thursday at the St. Michael's Churchyard of Mr James Evang. contractor, .Nc-w-L-road, Ammanford, who died on Sunday after a long illness at the age of 48 years. The Vicar (Rev. J W. Jones, B.A.). conducted the service. The remains of Mrs. Ann Anthony, widow of the late Mr. Dd. Anthony, Wern- Newydd. Penvbank, who died at the del. vanced age of 78 years, were interred at lh* Christian Temple burial-ground on Thursday afternoon, the Rev. D. Tegfan Danes, assisted by the Revs. J. Morgan ￼ and D. F. Harris officiating. Sergt.-Major G. Bartholomew, of Hoel- las, Ammanford, has be-on awarded the French CI'Oix de Guerre. An old Reser- vist, he joined up at the outbreak, oil has seen fierce fighting. He was postman at. Ammanford. The newly-formed Carmarthenshire Bee. keepers* Association is gathering strength in the Amman Valley, and under its sr.;spices a valuable illustrated lecture was g iven in Ammanford on Thursday night by Mr H San:ways, the well-known ex- pert, who dealt vritli the history and Bee." 3fr. J T. Lloyd, Margaret-street, presided. A coiivfntion on the lines of that re- 1 centlv held in Swansea is taking place in Ammanford this wc?k. Prayer mpetings arA L,?ld every morning at 7. ')"0. are h<'Id every morning at 7..M. .A concert to welcome ex--te. Ben R?s. son Mr. Thomas Kees. 51, Margaret- street, who has been discharged as the TP- suit of wounds which he sustained in October last, after two year6' service, was held at Ohvisstbin Teuiple, the lkv. i1- Tegf-i.n Davioa (pastor) presiding, and handing over the usual gift.
BRYItfAMMAW. At the Soldiers' and Sailors' EMeddfod held at Brynatrman, the Rev. Rx-hardr- the well known bard, vas again capturing tho magnificent Ötk chair for the best irnmemorinm to H Y Pia." Last week Aha wor; the chair at Ferndale Eisteddfod, and yesterday'? j success brings him the fourth chair dur- ing the last month. There passed awey, after a week great pain ll". Edward Edward, Coronation- road, who succumbed on IVday night to the results of injuries received to the shoulder aud lung while following his employment fit Blaen-ca-o-Gflrwen Col- liery. Deceased was :24 years of and leaves a widow and two children. The death has token place of Mr. Myrddiu Llewelyn. New-road, Bryn- ammai:. Deceased had suffered from a dropsical ailment for some months, ard was 21 years or age. He was the eldest 90n of Mr. anq, Mrs. Thomas Llewelyn, and was emivoyej on the G.W.R. Station •it Brynr.mman. After a period of painful illness. Mrs. Mary Davids, Cwmmrw-road, r-ryn- £ vmrn:vn. has departed this life ;n be • veur. An eisteddfod was held at Kbenrzer. Lower Brynaminan. under the auspices of the Soldiers' and Sailors'" Committee. Mr R. h Sails. J.P. (Swansea) Wf." the presi- dcnt. The adjudicators were: ivlusie. Mr J. Clement (Swansea) and .fr Arthur Mnpfs ,,in??ea) anci ?.1r. A:tliijr Mc) s (Bettws); shorthand, Mr. E. 0. F.vnns. Ac- compaTiista Messrs. T). J. Evans MJwauneae- Kurwep) and Sam Williams (Brynamman): treasurers. Messrs. W. Owen and E. O. Kvans: secretaries. Messrs. D Bevan and i T. Williams: chairman of committee, Mr E. J Morsran; Awards:— Recitation untor nine: 1 Hannah Davies. Garnant: 2. divided Cyril Eo", cn (Garnant) and Muriel Jones (Llanecnnech); 4. Annie .Tones. Garnant. Stanza: Henry Davies Ruabon. Girls' solo. 1 Millie .Tames. Bryn amman; 2. Dora, Evans- Shorthand tran- scription: Michael J. Marks Cwmllynfeli Willie Evans. Brynamman Recitation uf- der 16: 1. Ceinwen Jones. Glanamman: 2. Tydwen Williams. Brynamroan. N vic" eolo: Hannah Ho?kin. Brynamman. Piano- forte solo: Elvira Williams. Garnant. Trans lation of hymn: Henry Davies. Ruabon. Translation ff T?m Hood'a Deathbed Gwilym Phillips, Brynamman. Treatise- D Bowen-. W J Williams. Pestiniog. So- prano solo: Miss Mary Davies Brynamman Contralto solo: Madam C. M Thomas. Gwauncaetjurwen. Bass eolo: W. T Rhys. Ammanford. Tenor solo: Wm. John. Llan- erennech. Oomposiner marching music: R. D. Alexander. Craiprcefnparc. Hir a Thoddaid" and verses suitable for recita- tion: Rhys D Jones. Cwerydd Brynmraan Chief recitation: Miriam Evans Glanam- man. Amateur recitation: Lizzie Llewelyn Brynamman. Solo under ninp: 1. Laura Jrmef Glanamman; 2- Thorn Francis. Gar- na.nt: 3. divided Gwyneth Thomas and Bettv Michael. Garnant. Solo under 1!?- 1. Mary Hughes. Tairewaith: 2 0. TI. Hnrrh. Brvnamman. Recitation under 12- 1 Isaac Davies. Gwrhyd: 2. D. E Lewis. Garnant Solo under 16: 1. Ernep Jones. Glanamman- 2. Gwynallt Owen Brynamman Memorial noerti to the late Thomas More:an.. Pie." Brvnamman- Rev Alfa R:cliards, Brynam- man. who was chaired in the usual man- ner. i.. '»*
BURRYPORT. I A smoking" concert was held at the I Cornish Arms. Burryport, when Mr. D. G. Morgan. M.O.B.E., foreman, wa.s presen- ted with a gold watch and chain sub- scribed for by the workmen as a token of the esteem in which he is held, and in appreciation cf his investiture with the Medal of the Order of'the British Empire, which was presented to Mr. Mor:an at the recent investiture held at Carmarthen The chair was taken by Mr. W. Martin (charge-man), of Burryport, who made the, presentation. At a meeting of the Burryport Urban Council the resignation of Mr. II. Bowen Jones, surveyor and sanitary inspector, was considered. After a discussion ex- tending over three hours, it was resolved that the resignation be accepted, and that the clerk advertise for a successor at .£14(). pins 20 per cent. war bonus It is stated locally that consumption is greatly on the Í11rse in IjupTk rt and dietr?t. ?"——?. i
CWMLLYNFELL. I A memorial service to the late Bom- bardier Tom Pitman, R.G.A., Forest House, Cwmllynfell, who was killed in action in France on the 9th inst., was held at St. Margaret's Church, Cwmllyn- fell, on Sunday evenitig. --Gp-
CARMARTHEN. I Emlyn Jones (17),-Glaswern, Cwmfsfael, Llandarog, Carmarthenshire, was inj ured bv a fall at Closyryn Colliery, Drefach, rnd-diect a few houne later. The wedding took place at St. Peter's Church, Carmarthen, on Wednesday, of Ca-pt. Barry Keyte Tenjson Collins. E.A.M.C.. son erf Lieut.^Coi. E Tenieon Ool lins and Mrs. Tenison Collins of Windsor- place. Cardiff, and Miss Mildred White, youngest daug-hter of Mr H B White, town clerk of Carmarthen, and Mrs. White, The Grange. Carmarthen.
FFORESTFACH. I A short time ago Private George Rioe, Middlesex ILegiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Rice, Star-row, Fforostfach, re- l ceived the following communication from the general: Your commanding officer has informed me that you distinguished yourself in the field on April 16th, 1918. I have read the report with much plea- sure." On Wednesday Private Rice ap- prised his parents of his having been awarded the Military Medal. His brother, Pte. Alfred Iliee, fell in ac-tiou about two ye-a.rs agc). 110 4S years ago. He is the second local hero to win the Military Medal. On Niouday afternoou and evening, a service of song was held at Calfaria Bap- ¡ tist Church, Eavenhill, the combined choirs of Calt'aria and Jerusalcan C.M. pro- viding music of a high standard. Messrs. D. Glanifnvd X homas and John Nicholas I conducted in the respective sessions. An eisteddfod wts hold at Saron Inde- pendent Chapel on Monday evening. An eisteddfod was held at Bethlehem, Cadlc. Tho officials wereConductor, Mr. TI, os, T. Thornac, Fforestiach; adjudicators (musin> Mr D. J Watts. Treboeth (litera ture) Mr. Thomas T. Thomas; drawing and letter writing, M" W. H. R. John. Cadle Schools: accompanist Miss L J. Evans Fforestfach: secretary. Mr Trdor Williams: treasurer, Mr. John Harries.
GWAUM-CAE-QURWEM. Mr. Rees Evans, .head/na xer of the (.'wmgor-se School?, captured the chair out i-vravoi,w ,I tilt. <»f nine competitor# at the C«rmaiedd Sisteddfod.
GORSESMQN. I The Gorseinon and Districts Joint C^ouncil of the British iron, Steel, f.nd Kindred Trades Association held their monthly meeting at the Gorseinon. Insti- tute. Mr. T. Morris (vice-preeident) presided, supported by Messrs. Harry Bowen (Central E. C. Board), J. D. Evans (British Iron E.C. Board), and H. L. James (secretary). Mr. Harry BoWen aelelressed the meeting ppon reconstruc- tioa, cúlldj tions and trade datal rates, etc. His views inad-a a distinct impres- sion upon all present. The meeting de- cided to again urge the E.C, Beard to carry through all matters now placed be- fore them. Mr. J. D. Evans supported the speaker all he said was just and fair. It was al so agreed to support the Oowerton delegates on their introduction of a minimum wage rate in the sfeel trade. The correspondence read by Mr. W. L. James (secretary), brought forth applause, inasmuch as replies had 4ofm received from the Prime Minister, Mini- ster of Education, and Mr. T. J. Wil- liams, M. P., upon the question of Mili- tarism and Education.
LLANDILO. t At the meeting of the Llandilo Board of Guardians the salary of Mr. W. Thomas, poor rate collector for Llandilo- fawr urban and rural was increased from -€140 to J620i).—1The question of' appointing a poor rate collector for Quarter Bach was deferred.—Precepts were issued for County rate at 8d. in the £ amounting to 11,15:3 lIs. M., and a special rate in re- spect to capital expended on schools in varying amounts upon different parishes totalling J £ 2,843 13s. Id. While a number of boys were bathing in the Towy at Llandilo on Tuesday even- ing, one of them, a lad of 13 years named Ronald Roberts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Roberts, of Penygoitre, Llanfyirydd, a pupil at the Llandilo County School, was seen to be in difficulties. An alarm was raised, when another boy who was near the !not, named Ronald Morris (14), of Eiranfa, Llandilo, with commendable pluck, fully clothed, dived in from the bank and after some difficulty managed to effect a rescue and saved the boy's life. Thirty cases were dealt with at the Rural Tribunal on Wednesday, Mr. Robt. Matthews (Ilandebie) presiding. Four were not exempted; 19 exempted; 3 ad- journed for decision of the Colliery Tri- bunal 1 was withdrawn; 2 deferre4 for medical examination; and 1 woe adjourned t.o enable applicant to take up 'work at munitions. At Llandilo Bridge Mart this week, owing to several marts being held in the county on the same day. the Allocation Committee were able to give a high per- centage of the quota allowed to butchers. The annual singing festival in connec- tion with the Baptish Churches of Ebe- nezer (Llandilo), Talley, Cwmdu, Gwro- ifor, Llanfynydd, Llangadock and Waun- clyndaf was held at Ebenezer, Llandilo. The conductor was Mr. J. Harries-Thomas (Ammanford). The presidents were Mesore. D. Davies, Cwmifor Farm; Thos. Uees. Llangadock; and the Rev. G. Ed- mund Williams- In the morning the children were catechised by Mr. Da.vid Gwynne (Llangadock). The organist was Mifw James (Phydyffynon). The Wesleyans of Llandilo, Mynydd- bach, Llwynyronen, Trapp, and Tirydail held their annual singing festival on Tuesday at Llwynvronen. un- der the conductorship of Mr. Ogley Jtees, Llandilo. There was a large attendance, and the singing was of a high order. The annual singing festival held by the Congregationalists of LlaJidilo and dis- trict at Salem, Heolgaled, Llandilo, at- tracted a very large attendance. In the absence through illuess of Mr. Gwilym Jones (Aeiiaanford), Alr. Evap Evans j (Breoon), fulfilled the duties of Conductor. Madame llachel Rees (Ammanford). and Miss Eirlys Jones (Ffairfach Station). The a.coompanists were Mies Rachel Thomas (Cefnrhiwlas), and Mr. D. Robt. Evane (Tyllwyd). At the afternoon moot- ing an illuminated addrees was presented to Mr. Rfes Jones (Troedrhiw, Capel Isaac), on behalf of the committee, by the Rev. Win. Davies, in recognition of his services with the Cymanfa and Con- gregational singing with the churches for « period of over 40 years.
LLANDEBIE. The annual singing festival of the In- dependents was held on Whit-Monday at Milo Chapel, Penygroes, Llandebie, t.htiJ conductor boing Mr. W. Dunn Williams (Carmarthen)
LLANDOVERY. A meeting of the Governors of the Llan- dovery Intermediate School was held on Friday. The Rev. Joseph Harry, J.P. (pastor of Sitlem Congregational Church). was appointed chairman in succession to the Rev. W. W. Poole-Hughes, warden of the College, resigned In consequence of the very substantial donation given by Mrs Davi-es-Evans, F.ighmead, Llanybythcr, and her family, which amounts to the total etiin spent in erecting the spacious hall behind the Church House (now used as a Red Cross hospital), the trustees of the Church House have decided to name the hall in memory o.f the late Mr. Gerwyn Jones, of Blaenos, the Gerwyn Church Hall." The man- agement of this hall in the future will be in the hands of the Bishop of the diocese, Mr. Alan Gerwyn Davies, Evans and his heirs, tbe Vicar of Llandmgat and the- churchwardens of Llandingat and LI un- fair Churches. The annual Whitsuntide eiateddfod was held at Llandovery, under the presidency of Mrs. Meuric Lloyd. The conductor was the Rev J. Vola.nder Jones (Llandovery); adjudicators—Music Mr. Ivor Owen (Pwan- ftfta); penillion singing Mr. D. Edsrar Thomas PontaMulais) literature and re- citations Revs J Volander Jones and H. SSov James. Ac com pa met. Miss D X. Lloyd. Harrias. Llwyndewi. Llangadock. Awards: Mixed choir (not under 25 in number), Dadganaf dy Glod 1 Llandovery vcon- ductor Mr Tom Thoifias, to whom was also awarded a g-ent's smoker arm hair). Chil- dren's choir (no. under 30 in number). Place Thy Country First of All 1, Llano dovery Council School. Ckampion solo, so- prano or contralto, own selection: Divided between Mrs. Davies (llanelly) and Mies Thomas (Maesyrhaf. Llandovery). Cham- pion solo (tenor or bass): Mr. D. J. Evans, Brynamman. Party of eight, Y Wenv- nen": Mr. Tom Rees and friends. Soprano solo. "O Gymru Wen": Miss Blodwen Wil- liams. Fern dale (late Llandovery) Alto solo. Bedd y Gwron" • Miss Thomas. Maepyrhaf. Solo for boys under 16 own selection: Emrys Thomas Llandovery Solo for girls undfer 16: Mis* L. Davies, Amman- ford- Duet (open), own seleotiofl; the Misses Thomas. Masyrhaf. Penillion finKing for Dull-y-tJocledd' D Bevan adults. B?ch). Glanamman PenilHon gi!?- rBera?h Hts for chUdren acder 16: "Bera?h Bach." rrTddeet (poem). "Noaon cyn y Brwydr:" p'-i?. an oak chair given by the Mayor p^ize. Daniel JoreeV Mr. Jones (M^'or Fychan), Brecon. Champion recitation (own selection*; Mr Don Matthews. Pontar- dulais. Eecitation for children under 16 (own selection^: 1. P J Edwards TAn- vadock 2. ITor Lewis. Glancrychan. Trathawd (essay); The winner was "David," whose name did not trn,nwri-re. Stanza, "T Gwallt": Rev D. J Howells, Llandovery. DEATH OF THE REV. T. E. THOMAS. The death occurred in his 82nd year, on Tuesday night, of the Rev. T. E. Thomas, D.D., The Manse, Llandovery, and for- merly of Bailyglas. The rev. gentleman, who was S2 years of age. was one of the moet popular and widely-known ministers in the Calvinistic Methodist denomina-1 tion. He had ministered at the Taber- nacle C.M. Church, Llandovery, a.nd other churches, for upwards of 50 years. He was a native of West Carmarthenshire and had been educated at Treveceft Col- lege. Evangelical in his pulpit utterances and full of Welah hwvl, Dr. Thomas' ser- mons were always acceptable, and in- variably attracted large congregations. He had preached in most towns and villages throughout Wales, and in. Corph nirelcs his name wao a household word. He had also filled many pulpit engage- ments in England, and frequently preached in the metropolis in years gone by The sick and needy always received the first call on his time. He was of a kind and benevolent disposition and the appeal of those in distress received from him a ready response. During his minis- terial career he had baptised considerably over 2,000 children, a fact of which he was pardonably proud, and he had been in- strumental in finding situations for ecores 1 of young- men, many of whom have since made their mark in life. Years ago he made an errtended preaching and lectur- inx tour thrcuerh the United States of America. travelling thousands of miles- Wherever ho went he was greeted by im- mense crowds and achieved immense popu- larity. During his sojourn in the western hemisphere he leceired many tempting sails, to none of which, however, he suc- cumbed. On his return he visited m&ny towns and viHastes in North and South Wales, and delivered lectures on his im- pressions in the land of Uncle Sam. Dur- ing this time he collected enormous sums towards the building fund of the Wil- liams Pantycelyn Memorial, of which he was for years; paefcor. He waa also up to the close of his days pastor of the Cal- vinktic Methodist Chapel at Motlivey.
MORRISTON. At the Old Prince Hotel, Morrisbon, on Saturday evening, a smoker was held, cm the occasion of the departure of the landlord, Pte. T. Thomas, for France. Mr. Charles Williams presided. Presen- tations were also made to four soldiers home on leave. Mr. Samiiel Benjamin Williams, of 24, Pentrepoeth, Morriston, Glamorgan, who diM February 6th last, left estate valued at £ 1,130 5s. ld. gross, with net personalty of £110 2s. 9d. Probate of his will has been granted to his sister, Mre. Elizabeth H uMey, of the above address. The funeral of the late Mrs. J?nnett Williams, of 23, Green-street, Morriston, took place at the Morriston New Ceme- tery, on Thursday. The deceased lady, who was 74 years of age, had been ailing only a few days. The Rev. J. J. Wl- liams officiated. The mourners were: Messrs. T. R. Williams (son), Willii.n Evans (brother), J. P. Samuel T. E. Richards, Tom Evans (nephews), John Llanelly (brother-in-law). An eisteddfod was held at the Libanus Congregational Church, Morriston, on Whit-Monday. Presidents: Mr. T. J. Williams, M.P., Maesygwernen, and Mr P. E. Marion, Sketty; conductor, Mr. T. R. Williams; adjudicators—music, Mr. Tom Price, Merthyr, and Mr. r¡()¡¡i II. Torr, F.R.C.O., Swansea; literature Mr. Llewellyn John, B.Sc., Sketty; priae bags, Mrs. Walter Williams; accom- panists, Mrs. Arthur Jenkins and Miss Ijly Bowden; secretary, Mr. Thomas Phillips.
MUMBLES. .,t orowd of trippers of gre-at magnitude paid a vifcit to the Mumbles on Whit-Mon- day, in fact the staff on the Muifables Rail- way had to be considerably augmented to cope with the traffic- On the Mumbles Pier on Sunday the Calfittia. Band pro- vided delightful mueic. The exigencies of war has denuded Mumbles o its polioe force, in fact only one instable has been allowed to remain. This has rtoeessitated a. great call on the services of the special constables, who on Monday, under the direction of inspector James and Police Sergt. T. Williams, did admirable work. It was the general opinion that Monday's crowd was the most orderly ever seen in the village. The Oystermouth Roads aud Streets itp w fe; Edmund Bevan was re-elected chairman for the ensuing year. Mr. F. E. Beer was appointed vice-chairman,-
I PONTARDULAIS. Signaller Edgar Isaac, R.F.A. youngest eon of the late Mr. Edward Isaac and of Mrs. Isaac, Woodville-etrcet, Pontar- dulais, has been awarded the M.M. for most daring work in cutting enemy barbed wire at night. His brother, gt. A. Isaac, now discharged from the Army 9-s physically unfit. had also a most dis- tinguished career in tbe service, Mr. Thomas Lewis, 10. Coed Bach, has been presented with a valuable artificial limb-a right leg—by his fellow workmen at Graig Merthyr Colliery. Preaching festivals were held at Taber- aacle, the Rev. 0. J. Owen (Ponthenry) officiating, and at historic Tynewydd, where the pulpit was o-coupied by the Rev. J. Edryd Jontt, (Glanamman) and Rev. T. Davies (Llanjrennseh). 4 solrliers' artd sailors'" mammoth tea was given at Ebenezer C.M., Pentre- bach, by Alies Roberts, Talyfan, assisted I by other ladies of the church a-nd district. Two promenade concerts were given by the Silver B?nd on Bellevue Grounds, un- der the direction of Mr. Edwia R. Prit- ehard, Mus. Bac., bandmaster and con- ductor. Tho Rev. B. Elwyn Williams, pastor of 'the joint Baptist Churches of Bethania, Grovesend. and of Babell, Pontardulais, has accepted a call to Cross Keys. Mon., and will enter upon his new sphere of labour next month. At Ebsr.ezer, Swansea, the marriage took place of Mr. Tom Jone*, storekeeper, Graiir Merthyr Colliery, and eldest son of Mr. Job Jone«, grocer, James-street, and Mids Harriet Morgan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Morgan. Hendy. At St. Tcilo's Church the nuptials were solemnised of Mr. Gwilym Evans, son of Mr. pnd ?frs. Ree« Evans, Belmont, and Miss May Lewis, formerly assistant with Mrs. M. L. Jones, butcher. The Vicar performed tho ceremony. The Pontarulftis Silver Band have secured a delightful open-air practising ground, which is to be known as Belle Vue." Pte. Stanley Mathews, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Mathews, was feted at Tabernacle Bapttet Chapel on Wednesday evening. The Rev. George Williams (pastor) presided, and Miqs Winnie Hall (The Beeches) acted as accompanist. The following contributed to the pro- gramme; Misses Violet Hopkins. Milli- cent Jones, and Messrs. T. Elfed Francis, Dannie Lewis, .T .Tamt's. Percy Griffiths, and Tom Williams. On Sunday, the death took place of Mr. D. P. Griffiths, Glyn Derw," Pontardu- lais. getieral manager of Teilo Tinplate Works. Pontardulais. Though the de- ceased geutleuian had been in indifferent health for some time, the end came with painful suddenness, and his demise cast a gloom over the whole community, &she was held in the highest esteem by all whom he came in oontact with.
PONTARDAWE. A singing festival was held at Betheada ¡ Congregational Chapel, Ynismeudw, Pont&rdaw?. on Whit-Monday. Mr. J?m kin ReM. who conducted, was presented by the Rev. H. M. Hughes, on behalf of the choir and congregation, with a giilver- I mounted baton and musical books. The president,j were: Mr. David Jones, Mr. I Daniel Morgan, and the Rev. H. M. Hughes. Mrs. David Davies and Miss Esther J. Morgan were the accompanists. The Pauley String Band assisted. Mr. J. F. Gough, of Rugby, is now sta- tioned in the Pontardawe district as hor- ticultural advisor under the County Coun- cil instead of Mr. Watson, who is now an. gaged as lecturer under the Food Produc- tion Dept. ) At Pontardawe on Friday, six young men from Pontardawe were summoned I for card playing on a Sunday. Sergt. Jones gave evidence of catching defen- dants indulging in a quiet game of nap on a field at Alltchajn. He interrupted the "school and was able to pick up a few of the cards and money. Defendants were fincil Xi oach.
PENCLA WDD. The tenth annual musical festival of Gowov Calvinistic Methodist choirs, held at Tabernacie Chapel, Penclawdd, on Tuesday was a record both in attendance and quality of oong. The conductor was .Air. Win. Jenkins (Penclawdd, and the organist, Mr. V. Gwyufor Jenkins (Pen- clawdd). Impressive were the anthems, God shall wipe away all Tears (Gabriel), and "Oh Father, whoso Al- mighty Power (Handel). At the after- noon service, Mr. D. Edmunds (Llanmor- lais) presided, and the service was intro- duced by Mr. Goo. Dennis, of Swansea. At the evening service the president was the Rev. II. J. Lewir, (Burry Green), and the introducer, the Rev. J. C. E. Morgan (Old Walls). Mr. Henry Thompson at Swanse-a Police Court informed all and sundry that Pen- clawdd had its attractions-dnflmns and cockles! A moment later lIe had the pleasure of adding to this highly in- teresting list the especial attractiol of a fish and chip shop! Floreat Penclawdd!
RAVENHILL. Owing to the food shortage, making it impossible for the children to have their annual outing, Jerusalem (M.) and Calfaria (B.), Raven Hill, decided to hold a united singing festival on Whit-Mon- day.
YSTRADGYNLAES. At Ystradgynlais Church on Sunday a memorial service was conducted by the Rev. James Jones to Sapper Jas. Walter Evans, son of Mr. John Evans, Glanyr- afon House. The children's annivei-eary took place at Ainon Baptist Chapel, Ystradgynlais, on Whit-Sunday. Messrs. Daniel Evane and Wm. Bowen were the presidents. Miss Sarah Gwen Thomas, daughter A Mr. and Mrs. D. Thomas, Cray Villas, Penrhos, Ystradgynlais, has been pre- sented with a medal by the Breconshire Ed>ne>atio»n Authority for attending Pen- ritos School for seven years without los- ing on a single occasion.
YSTALYFERA. There was a good attendance at the foot and cycle races held on the Athletic Grounds, Yetalyfera, on Whit Monday, in aid of the Yetalyfera and Godre'rgraig Sailors and Soldiers Reception Fund. Mr. George Moore, of Cardiff, who has been affected with blindness since he was 12 years of age, has just concluded a house to house collection in Ystalyfera, Cwmtwrch and Godre'rgraig. He took three weeks to cover the ground, and was able to collect £33 0s. dul. for the National Institute for the Blind. He had pre- viously collected over E32 in. Pontardawe. A collision took place on Wind-road, Yetalyfer*, on -"otiiTxiay night between a motor-cycile and sidecar driven by Mr. George Roberts, of the London City and Mi dland Bank and a Luycle ridden by Mr. Oliver Jenkins, colliery pumprinaa. The latter sou ersaulted over the handle- bar and suffered from serious injuries to the head. Mr. Roberts received a nasty gash over the right eye, with the result that sereral stitches had to be inserted. Pte. JAnaes Griffiths, son of Mr. and Mm. Ö. Griffiths, Capital and Caunties Bank, Ystalyfera, who was recently re- ported a casualty, is now home on con- valescent leave. He has in his pos- session a remarkable souvenir of one of the most remarkable escapes from prob- able death. His pocket book and Bible were pierced with a bullet, which however became embedded in his safety razor oer4 v""
I SWANSEA NEWS. I The Week's Doings in Town., I A eoneert organised by Mr. William James (Guardian), was given by the Lan- dore Concert Party at the Cottage Homes. Mr. James Wignall, of Swansea, an úr" gayiser of the Dockers' Union, has been selected as miners' candidate for Deao Forest. Two little girls were knocked down by « rftxicub in High-street, Swansea, on | Thursday afternoon. They received no serious injuries. Sir Alfred Mond answered on the fioot of the House 118 questions during the last session, and 33 questions were answered by written replies. •lews must not use their third and fourth coupons for uncooked meat instead of bacon, the Food Ministry has writtea to Swansea Food Committee. Work could not be resumed at the Pentre Colliery on Thursday morning ow. ing to water difficulties. Pumping opera- tions are in progress, when it ir hoped to make an early re-start Fire broke out at the Colland's PIt pumping engine, Laudore, on Tuesday afternoon, and caused several thousoict pounds' damage. How the outbreak oc- curred seems to be a mystery. Howard Evans (39), fruiterer, in wboee caM there were extenuating circum- stances, was fined El at Swansea on Tues- day for cruelty to a horse. He had only purchased the horse a day or so befora the offence. The death occurred on Wednesday oi Mr. Thomas Jones, 75, Treharne-road, Landore. Mr. Jones, who had been ailing for some time, retired from business soma years ago. He was a member of Bryn. hyfryd Baptist Church, and was one of the trustees. A Swansea hairdresser, Wm. Emee-fc Jones (36), has again been remanded a-fc tiie police court charged with supplying a drug to a man named Henry Brown, who was in H.M. Reserve Forc-os, for tha purpose of making him temporarily oil permanently unfit for service. Judge John Bryn Roberts has been transferred from County Court Circuit No. 30 (Glamorganshire) to Circuit No. 2:) (Chester and North Wales), in place of Judge Moss, deceased, and Mr. Row- land Rowlands has been appointed Judge of County Courts on Circuit No. 30. Mr. J. W. Jones presided at Swansea on Thursday over a meeting of the County Borough Licensing Compensation Authority, when the case of the Anchor Inn, Strand, was considered.—The Bench, after retiring, refused the renewal, and: the matter will be referred to compen- sation. On Slav 2, John Joseph Pieper, shoe- maker, left his wife, and, it is alleged- transferred his attentions to another woman with whom, it w-.us stated, he ig now living at Cardiff.—At Swansea, oh Tuesday, Mrs. Pieper applied for a separa- tion. This was granted, or-j John Joseph will be asked to contribute 15s. towards his wife's maintenance. Thousands of visitors 8pe!Lt a laappy time at Swansea on Whit-Monday. Tha sands and parks were thickly peopled, whilst many thousands visited the Mumbles and its contiguous heys. Gower and Bishopston Valley also had their compliment of trippers. In the evening the Theatre, Empire and Cinemas were- crowded with holiday orowds. The Swansea Grammar School Cadet Corps had a route march on Wednesday to Caswell. They started from the school iQ; the morning, in charge of Capt. Trevol-, Owen and Lieuts. Spear and Hughes. They v;ero accompanied by their band, and looked very smart and soldier-like. creating an excellent impression as they came swinging up the Mumblee-road in the evening. On Saturday last, before tie counir magistrates at the Swansoa Police Court, .Li,tie Smith, the young girl who was with Pte. Wm. Ernest Ba.rtlett in the early morning 01 April 6th, when he committed suicide in Langland Bay, waa charged with alleged murder. She was in a distressed condition, and the Benclu without hearing any evidence, MBoafedj her for a week. Air. and Mrs. D. HoweUs, of 22, Balao- lava-street, St. Thomas, Swaasea, have been informed that their son, Sorgt. D. E. Howells, has been promoted on the field, a.nd is now in a Cadet Imperial School HI. Instruction, Cairo, training fox a com- nrs.sion. He is 22 yeans of age, and was prior to joining the colours employed as clerk in the Locomotive Power, Midland Railway, Upper Bank, Swansea. On Saturday at Swansea, Frank Henry Pelk (24), labourer, was summoned for neglecting to provide reasonable, inai- tenance for his wife and infant child, and for desertion. The magistrates, after consultation, adjourned the case for a week. In reply to the Bench, defendant said he was quite willing to serve his country. v He was in Rea then took the case in hand. Mean- while his wife would go to some aparfs- ments. At the Hotel Cameron, Swansea, 01\ Wednesday afternoon, Mr. Trevor Evana (Messrs. Bowen and Evans) offered for sale by public auction the copyhold farm and lands known as High Pennard. in the parish of Pennard, and comprising 22 acres, 1 rood, and 19 perches, now in the occupation of Mr. Edwin Jones as tiha yearly tenant, at a rental of £ 41 10s. Od. per annum. The property was sold to Mr. W. A. James, solicitor, for a client, at £ 1,375. Mr. A. J. Puntan was the solicitor. There were Swansea references in a ead story told at Newport Police Court on Wednesday, when Corpl. Wm. Cambier, who wore two gold stripes, charged hia wife, Jessie Camber (28), and a married man named Sidney Coopey, with steal- ing furniture value £20. Prosecu- tor said that while he was in the Army he found his wife had left her Newport address, having sold the bulk of the furniture, and gone to Swansea with Coopey. The prisoners were committed for trial, bail being allowed. At the Swansea Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday morning the Mayor of Swansea (Aid. Ben Jones) precented Capt. Geo. Legge with a gold watch and cheque for S25 for services rendered to the hos- pital ship Rewa when she was torpedoed in the Channel. Capt. Legge brought a number of the wounded into Swansea, some of them being in a desperate condi- tion. Altogether Capt. Legge brought into port 121 passengers, including a lady. The gold watch and chequo were given bv the British India Steamship Navigation Co.. Ltd. An excellent start was made in connec- tion with the Boys' Welfare Scheme by the British Mannesmann boys. Over 150 congregated on the Manselton Racecourse, a lease having been taken of a field there, and under the supervision of Mr. Phil John and Mr. Evan Price, the boys thoroughly enjoyed themselves by playing cricket, football, and rounders. A splen- did tennis court is in course of preparaw tion, and will very soon be ready for play- ing. All the boys expressed their delight with the efforts made to inculcate the principles of fresh air, manly and inc vigorating sports, and although a larga number of them travelled over from Bony- maen and Llansamlet, yet none demur re if when they found the pleasures, so dear to the juvenile heart, awaiting them, The movement has started well, and thera is no doubt that the hoy" interest wilt not be permitted to wane, as there Î8 an active spirit behind the i m &-u"d .T nmm&.