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DULAIS VALLEY. Private Dick Roberts, R.F.A., of On, llwyn, is home on leave from the front. He has been out in the firing-line for the last eight months, but is, we are glad, to sa.y, looking as well as ever. He re- turns to duty on Monday next with the good wishes of the inhabitants for a safe and speedy return. Sergt. 1. Grist (Garden. City), who is also back from the front, was presented at the Palace, Seven Sisters, on Thurs- day night. A full report of the presenta- tion will appear in our next issue. We are glad to extend a hearty wel- come to the new manager of the Palace, in the person of Mr. Barber. May he become as popular and well-liked as Mr. Whittaker, the last manager, who re- cently left to take over the management of the Royal Theatre at Swansea. On Wednesday at Swansea, by special license, the marriage was solemnized of Mr. Dan Evans (grooer), Seven Sisters, and Miss May Morgan, System-street, Cardiff. The bride's father is connected with the dairy business in that city, and is well known there. Mr. Dd. Morris, Bonymaen, late of SeveR Sisters, carried out the duties of best man. After the ceremony the happy couple proceeded to Cardiff, where the honeymoon is being spent. Whooping cough is prevalent in the locality, many young children suffering from this dangerous complaint. A meeting of the Water Committee took place on Tuesday night last at the usua lplace. No official report of the pro- ceedings have been handed to the press. As a result of the meeting held last week a general sewing class has been started in Crynant for the purpose of supplying comforts for local soldiers. A room has been kindly placed at the dis- posal of members by Mr. 0. C. Francis, the Emporium. The class has already commenced duties, &nd soon will be going in full swing. A collection last week realised the splendid sum of L12 16s. 4d. which reflects great credit both on the manner in which th"e collectors did their work, aiid also on the generosity of the publis. The following were elected offi- cers of the class President, Mrs. Ed- ward? ('Mfijor Edward's mother), secre- tary, Miss Hannah Pricey treasurer. Mrs K. Thomas. At Salem, Crvnant, on Wednesday evoning, an illustrated lecture on the war was delivered by Lieut.-Col. Herbert D. W. Lewis, deputy-eommissisner, Car- diff. There was a good attendance. The president was a local man, in the person i>i Major W. B. Edwards. 1st Welsh Field Ambulance. The proceeds of the lecture will be given to No. 11 District St. John's Ambulance Hospital. We are glad to not,, that Mr. Elias Williams, Brynglas, coUier, who broke his arm whilst following his occupation at Maesma.rchog Colliery last Wednesday is now about, and is progressing favour- ably. There is tremendous curiosity felt amongst a certain oircle as to what the two well-known local ladies who were so absorbed in their conversation on the Seven Sisters station platform last Satur- day were talking about, seeing that they let the train go without them! An incident, the accuracy of which is hard te believe, is nevertheless true, oc- curre-d at Crynaiit last week. A well- known and highly respected soldier from the upper pairt of the Valley, who was returning home on leave from the front, mL-sed the last train from Neath. Anxious to be home as soon as possible, natur- ally enough he decided to walk the 6 or 7 miles that separated him from his home near Seven Sisters. Feeling thirsty, and being a teetotaler, he called at a house in Crynant and made request for a glass of water, which was bluntly and boorishly refused him. People who treat our sol- diers in this manner deserve to be ostra- cised. However, we are glad to be able to state that at the next house at which he called the soldier received every wel- come and his wants were heartily attend- ed to. This same young soldier was a day or so afterwards publicly presented with a medal at Seven Sisters in recog- nition of his services during the present war. At Bethania, Crynant, on Monday evening, an enjoyable and successful com- petitive meeting was held, the chair be- ing taken by Rev. J. Morgan. Miss M. J. Lloyd rendered the opening song in very fide style. The following were the awards :â Solo for children under 10, Maggie Jones and E. Jones; recitation by Mr. J. Hopkin Jones; solo for child- ren under 14, Violet- Patfill; for the best programme, Mr. Wm. Jones; love letter (9 competitors), 1st prize, 6d., Mr. SI. Lewis. This item proved immensely amus- ing (and instructive) and was the "hit" of the evening. Open recitation, Mr. Wm Howells; araeth ar y pryd, Mr. Wm. Howells; open solo, Miss Mary Gwen Thc,ii,a.s, song by Miss Maggie Roberts. The adjudicators were Mr. J. Morgan, "Creunantydd." and Mr. Roderick Evans, and both carried out their work to the entire satisfaction of competitors and audience. The secretarial duties were carried out by Mr. Wm. Jones. We have much pleasure in extending our heartiest congratulations to Mr. J. D. Morgan who, after a term of hard work and study, has had the degree of I..D. (Licentiate of Divinity) conferred upon him. He has also accepted a title offered him by the Rev. H. Campbell Davies (V'car of Pontycymmer) and hopes to be able to take charge about the end of March. It speaks well for Mr. Morgan that he was working underground as a miner until he was 30 years of age, when he first commenced to study for the ministry. It is also interesting to note that he was successful in all his examina- tions at the first time of trying. We wish him all success in his new sphere of activity. Saron (Orynant) Xmas Eisteddfod. We have received the following from Mr. J. W. Davies, secretary of the above Eisteddfod:âIn ren1^ to "Cystadleu- ydd's" plaint and desire expressed in your last issue that the adjudication re the above meeting should be published in this paper, I have but this to say. When "Cvstadleuvdd" writes over his proper name which would cause his comrdaint to carry a little extra weightâ then, and not until then, shall the adju- dication be published.

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