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-----------BRITON FERRY.



PONTARDULAIS. (BY THE DRUID." Scholastic Successes.—The acting teachers' list of those who have qualified for certificates contains the names of Misses Rachel Mary Knoyle. Sarah A. Bevan. and Mary A. Lewis (all of the Pontardulais Board Schools). Miss Knoyle has been placed in the second division while the other two are placet in the third division. Old Llandilo Talybont Fair.—Of late years many attempts have been made to resuscitate 'Jf On Tuesday was held the hir- ing fair, and there was a very good show of oises, cattle, and pigs, and some satisfactory busmess was transacted. The fair was held the vicinity ot the Fiir" !del >I Arms HoteL Al^fKhv^iftevm^'6 *'ev' Williams.—On /•1 npV rmlilir°n' &t 1'abernacle Baptist r r iTeLmg was held for the pur- pose ot gi n0 a formal reception to the new pastor ot the church, the Rev G Williams Fate of derazin and The proceedings were presided over by the Rev. Jeremiah James (Iago Ddu) postmaster of Pontardulais and a former pastor of Ta- bernacle. Suitable addresses were delivered bv prominent mmisteis and laymen of the district, and the sacred edifice was crowded in every part on the occasion. Amongst those who took part were the Revs. J. Wil- liams. Cardigan: .1 Lewis Llangyfelach; j Joseph Lewis. Libanus (C.M.); Watkins, I Loughor: S. Foster Roberts, Carmel; James. Hafod; Davies. Waunarlwydd Dawes. Cal- faira :A. Morris, Llangennech Hees, Man- a mm an: Griffiths. Llanelly; J. Jones. Llan- fyrnach tJones, Llanelly :*Aid. Rees. Harris, 'Ihe Bolgoed; Messrs. Stephen Evans. Gur- nos, Pembroke: and Hugh Jones. The Rev. 4 Williams also made some very appropriate remarks. Subsequently the visitors were an entertained by the Tabernacle brotherhood to a sumptuous repast at the Station Temper- Ince Hotel (Host and Hostess Walters), Demise. — It is with deep regret we an- nounce the deaths of two Pontardulais ladies which took place during the past week, and who were both greatly beioved and highly re- spected in their respective spheres. We re- fer to the deaths of Mrs. J. Hamer. Tyny- bonau: and Mrs. John Rees, the wife of the popular mill-manager at Hendy Works. Both funerals took place on Saturday. Mrs. Hamer was interred at Sl. Teilo's Churchyard, Pun- tardulais. when a very large number of friends assembled to pay their last tribute to the de- parted. The mortal remains lit Mrs. Rees were conveyed to Pant-teg. Ystalyfera, where tlii: tamilv of the deceased had previously re- siiied. i [ie following ministers took part at the house and chapel-.—Revs. D. Llovd Mor- gnn. 1 ontardulais; M. P. Moses. Llanelly; Ben Da\ies, Pa,nt-teg; J. Thomas, Gurnos; H. Ssnoi Williams, Pontardawe; W. M. Morgan. stindgynlais \V. Jones (B.), Soar. Ystidrfera; J. Davies. Wern; D. Morgan. Onllwyn; T. J. Morgan, Ystalyfera. Letters of sympathy were received by the family from the'Revs. J. Gwrhyd Lewis. Tonyrefail: E. Owen, Clvdach-on-Tawe ;H. P. Jenkins. Ab- erciombov; Watcyn Wyn. Ammanford D. Oliver Davies, Uowerton; D. Eurof Walters. I 13.A.. Llandovery; D. Thomas. Brvnam- man; Jones. Llanedi; H. W. Davies (B.). Heucly; Joseph Lewis, C.M., Libanus. and others. The chief mourners were Mr. John Rees, husband; Rev. J. Solon Hees. Abera- man. son; Gomer Rees. son; Mrs. J. Roder- 1 ick. Mrs. I. Hopkins, and Mrs. Jane Rees (daughters;. The deceased lady was 60 years of age, and had endured a long and painful illness. Great sympathy is felt and expressed | towards the bereaved families.

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