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YSTRADGYflLAIS NOTES. I YSTRADGYNAIS NOTES. DEATH. It is with regret that we record the death of the infant child of Mr and Mrs. Arthur Jones, Hool-y-gweydd, which took place on Friday last. The interment took place on Tuesday, when the Revs. D. J. Davies and R. M. Rhys officiated. COLLIERY MATTERS. During the last week an election of colliery lodge officials took place at the Diamond colliery. Mr Rhvs Wil- I liams, checkweigher, who has held the position of chairman of the lodge for a. number of years, tendered his resig- nation, and Mr T. Evans, the late secretary was appointed chairman the appointment of secretary and treasurer has not yet been made. Four new com- mitteemen were also elected. HOME ON LEAVE. I Pte. George Flook, who sustained serious injuries to his back at the Dardanelles landing, is now back at home with his parents at Gorof. He has been at Paignton American Women's Hospital for some time, and is now we are pleased to state, pro- gressing favourably. THE CINEMA. I The Cinema was well filled on Mon- day, Tuesday, and Wednesday even- ings where "My Old Dutch," was screened. The famous actor, Chevalier was one of the chief characters, and lent a touch of realism to the picture. Miss James, pianist, composed music appropriate to the occasion. The picture was undoubtedly one of the finest yet screened at the Cinema. FROM THE NAVY. I A.B. Sidney Jones, son of the late John Jones, an old native of Ystrad- gynlais, was home on leave from the Navy during the week. By a strange coincidence the ship on which he serves bears the name of his birthplace, St. Vincent. Jones was born at St. Vin- cent, Cape de Verde Islands. PRESENTATION. I A presentation and complimentary sapper has been arranged to take place at the Church selio-olrooin on January 14th, in honour of Pte. G. Flook. Nothing pleases the boys at the Front I so much as news of home. Send them the every week. LOCAL MINERS AND COMPUL- I SION. An active campaign is going on at the collieries to organise a protest against compulsion. Leaflets are being distributed advocating a "down tools" policy. SOCIAL EVENING. I A social evening was recently given at the Church Schoolroom, when mem- bers of the various Guilds, and Church- workers met for their annual gather- ing. About sixty members sat down to an enjoyable tea. Susbequently the Rector gave a brief resume of the year's work. This is how Mr. W. Terry (Gwilym Cynlais) described, his recent adventur- ous fall irJtn his bicvele. Readers will obServe that the englyniDn are writt-cn in local Welsh. Mr. Terry was winner at the Welsh National Eisteddfod on a poem in the Swansea Valley dialect, and these oliglynion prove his ability in that direction Ar y rhip, do, fe slippea—yn y clawdd, Wrth fori clwyd dishgunes; Miirxld o sevs mi weles, A lliw gwad ar yn llaw ges 0 a;en rhappes yn nhrwsus—a nghot, A nghap ath yn bushes; Ilhippes gron, a rhappes grus, A nosi nath y mtlassus! A thrw'r lkics wctin baeses-dTOB y rhewl DIGS y rhip- clyinherees 0 dir or y Inwd yr es I ganol ulwd gyirnes! BOY SCOUTS FOOTBALL. I The 1st Swansea Valley troop of Boy Scouts journeyed to Aberdulais on Saturday last, and played a strenuous game of football which ended in a draw. This is very gratifying con- sidering the fact that the Aberdulais team is a well trained one. Many fixtures have been arranged by the boys, and sonio interesting games are expected. LOCAL PRIVATE'S ILLNESS. I I The many friends or Fte. E. Wilkin- son, of the Ordinance Corps will regret to learn that he has been ill for some weeks at Preston Hospital, Lanes. Pre- vious to joining, Pte. Wilkinson was employed as a clerk at the New Dia- mond colliery, and was well known locally. We wish him a speedy re- covery. CHAMBER OF TRADE. I The local Chamber of Trade held their monthly meeting on Wednesday last, when Mr D. Lloyd presided. The local branch is now firmly established, and practically all the tradesmen are members. ADDITIONAL POSTAL FACILITIES I Additional postal facilities have been granted to the Ystrad Lower district, a n-ew siib-office having been opened at Pantyffvnon cottages, near Clay- phon Crossings, by Mr T. Flook. This office supplies a long felt want in this district. AMBULANCE MEN AT CRYNANT. I The local members of the St. John's Ambulance journeyed to Crynant on Wednesday evening, when a concert and lecture similar to the one recently held at the Cinema was given. Com- mander Herbert D Lewis was the lecturer, and Major D. Edwards, Cry- nant, presided. Nothing plea-ses the boys at the Front so much as news of home. Send them the "Llais" every week. The total recei pts (in money) for the "social" held in Ynyscedwyn Infants' School, December 17th, in aid of Dr. I' Barnado's Homes, were E6 10s. 6Pd I. I the expenses were a little over JE3 (all bills have not come in); so that over £3 will be realized for this splendid Institution. We regret that the names of Mrs. Wincott, Mrs. Griffiths (Gough Arms Hotel), Mr and Mrs. Terry, and Mrs. King were omitted from the list of friends who so liberally contributed to- wards the social—either in "kind" or money. Her friends will learn with regret, that Mrs. Morris, wife of Mr John Dl. Morris, of Ynis, has been seriously ill. She has been removed to Dr Brooke's private hospital at Swansea, where a serious operation has been performed. We are pleased to understand that Mrs. Morris is now making good pro- gress towards recovery. A meeting was held on Wednesday afternoon at the Yniscedwyn Arms Hotel, in connection with the valua- tion of the Neuaddlwyd Farm, recent- ly taken over by Mr Tom Griffiths, Penparc. The valuers were Messrs. Owen Price, Nantyrharn, and John Williams, Ystradgynlais. Mr Price, Glynllech, attended as an expert wit- ness. The evidence has been forward- ed to Talgarth to Mr Francis Perry Price, who is to act as arbitrator. The Advisory Committee in connec- tion with the Derby scheme of enlist- ment met at the Drill Hall, on Thurs- day of last week. The members pre- sent were Messrs. T. J. Davies, Aber- crave (in the chair) Thomas Williams, Tirgof; David Williams, Penrhiw B. L. Thomas, Tir Roger; Sergt.-Major Gould, and Lieut. C. De Winton. who is to act as the Military Authority for the district. Several cases of appeal were brought forward, and in most of these the ap- pellants were transferred to later groups. Other members of the Advisory Com- mittee, in addition to those menhoned above, are C.C. James Powell. Cwm- twrch, and Mr Harry Thomas, Peny- cae. The Maesydderwen County School re-opened on Thursday after the Christmas vacation. We understand that during the holidays two of the masters, Mr Rees and Mr Llew. Jones have attested, and are ready for ser- vice in their respective groups. Pri vates Arthur Thomas and Thos. John Lake, who are signallers with the Brecknocks stationed just now at Bedford, are expected home this week on their last leave before going into action. A rumour is current in the neigh- bourhood to the effect that Private Cullan, of Glannant terrace, is in hospital "Somewhere in France" suffering from the effects of gas. We trust it is only a rumour, or if true, that Private Cullan will soon be com- pletely recovered. We are glad to learn that Private Almrott is now recovered from his ill- ness. and able to be back at the front.

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