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PONTARDULAIS NOTES. Hendy Juniors beat Liandebie at Hendy on Saturday by a goal and a try to one try. The Juniors, who have a ground record, of which they are very proud, played much the better football, and deserved their win Jack Williams, the Hendy custodian, again did well, and he is a youngster who should be watched in the future, as he seems to have a very promising career. A meeting was held at the Bird in Hand Inn to make the necessary preliminary ar- rangements for the holding of sheep dog trials at Pontardulais this year again. Mr. David Bonnell, contractor, was voted to the chair, and Messrs. George W. Hughes, and Henrv J. Grffaiths were appointed treasurer and secretary respectively. Other business was deferred until next meeting, which will be held this week. On Friday evening at the Board Schools was lujld another of a series of meetings which are being organised bv the local Tem- perance Association. Mr. Thomas Davies, Birch Grove, presided, but the attendance was not so large as usual. An able address was delivered by the Kev. D. Lloyd Morgan, Hope Congregational Chapel; and Misses Eliz. Jones, AUtiago Koad; Annies J. Lewis, Hendv ;jnd Mr. Morgan Rees and friends contributed pleasing items to the evening's programme. The Lord Bishop of Swansea conducted a confirmation service at St. Teilo's on Thurs- day afternoon. The Vicar (the Rev. W. C. Morgan B.A.) acted as Bishop's chaplain, and the Rev. W. Headley, M.A., Gorseinon, and Isaac Evans (curates) were also in attendance. There were 32 candidates from the parish of Llandilo Talybont. lea was partaken of at the National Schools. The tea was provided by Dr. David Griffiths, J.P., The Hollies. the senior chuichwarden, and had been pre- pared by Mrs. Curtis Morgan, who had been assisted by several lady helpers. It is with deep regret that I this week announce the death of Mr. William Morgan, Woodv Ile Road, Ivnvbonau, son in law of Mr. Enoch Jones, Co-operative Stores. The deceased was of a quiet retiring disposition, and was a universal favourite. He was a faithful communicant at Hope Congregational C'hapel. and the interment took place on Wed- nesdav afternoon at Tynewyd Chapel, the Rev. 1). Lloyd Morgan officiating. Mr. Mor- gan was only 30 years of age, and he leaves « widow and two little children to mourn then- sad loss. An excellent lecture in every respect was delivered by the well-known poet preacher <^wili on Saturday evening at Tabernacle Baptist Chapel. Mr. Thomas Davies. Birch Grovei, was the chairmatnt. but owing to several counter attractions there was only a small attendance. Gwili took for his subject "Bob.' 'one of the characters in Daniel Owen's famous Welsh novel "Rhys Lewis." A vote < of thanks to the lecturer was moved bv the chairman, seconded by the Rev. R. W. Davies 1 (Corwenog) and carried with acclamation. Gwili's latest lecture is ;:oing to be a great success. A competitive meeting was held at Capel Newydd, Hendy, on Saturday, and the event turned out a great success. The Rev. Grif- fith Jones, conducted, and the adjudicators were Messrs. Thomas R. Morgan, Garnant, and William Jones, Pontyglien. The accom- panist was Mr. Ivor Gabe, Hendy; and the energetic secretary was Mr. William Jones, Hendy Gate. The following is a list of the successful competitors: Chief choral. Llan- gennech party (conductor, Mr. Eleazar Da- vies); open recitation, Mr. W. H. Mathias, Dantwyn; duet, Messrs. A. and W. Thomas, Bolgoed ;bass solo, Mr. John Lake, Pontar- dulais; tenov solo, Mr. Roderick Davies, Hendy; soprano solo, Miss Annie John, Pon- tardulais; fife duet. Messrs. Trevor Jones and D. Isaac, Bryn annua 11; prize bag, Miss M. H. Edwards, Forest; handwriting. Master Gwilym Samuel, Llangennech; juvenile reci- tation, Miss May Thomas, Llangennech; love letter, winner's proper name did not trans- pire special prize awarded to Mr. Timothy Eaves, Hendy; impromptu speech, Mr. Dd. Davies, Hendy; Welsh reading, divided between Emrys Ambrose, Llangennech; and Willie Richards, Forest. Two splendid performances of the operetta "The Queen of the Year," were given at the Public Hall, Pontardulais, on Thursday and Saturday evening, by Hope Chapel juvenile choir under the efficient leadership of Mr. John Brace, Tynybonau. There were good attendances. On Thursday evening the chair was occupied bv Mr. Thomas Davies, Birch Grove, while the Rev. W. M. Morgan. C.C., Ystradgynlais, ^presided on Saturday evening in the absence of County Councillor Samuel Williams, Ffosyrefail. "The various parts were well sustained by the following Queen, Miss Myfanwy Morgan; Mercury, Miss Clau- dia L. Lewis; January. Miss Emma Davies; February, Master Stanley Mathias; March, Miss Nellie White; April, Miss Gladys Lewis; May, Miss E. A. Jones; June. Miss Anna Thomas; July. Miss Annie Maude Hughes; August, Miss Maggie Howells; September, Miss Sarah Annie Richards; Oc- tober, Miss Edith Davies; November, Miss Ethel M. Levi; December, Master John Jones; and Father Time, Sam J. Williams. One part of the programme was of a miscel- laneous character, and the following were the items :—Song, "Gipsy Girl," Miss Annie John; song, "The very worst girl in chool," Miss Myfanwy Morgan; song. "Won't you buy my pretty flowers," Miss Daisy James; character song, "The Bootblack," Master John Jones "duet. "Where are you going my pretty maid?" Miss Mabel and Master Archie James; character song, "Buy a broom," Miss Claudia Lewis; character song, "Myfi sy'n magu'r baban,' Miss Annie Aeronia Morgan. The concert was a financial success. Miss Edith Rees. Tawe House presided at the piano with her accustomed taste and ability. The game between Sketty and Pontardulais played here last Saturday was far from being a pleasant one. owing to the inefficiency of the referee, who was painfully slow and er- ratic in his decisions. M. H. Nichols scored a good try for the homesters, and then the same player was penalised for not playing the ball. Wrillie Thomas took the kick and the referee awarded a goal—a decision which oc- casioned a. howl of disapprobation from the home partisans. Sammy Davies next crossed with a smart try for Pontardulais. and in the last minute of the game, Howells scored a doubtful try for the visitors. None of the tries were converted and the game ended in a draw—six points each. The Sketty for- wards plaved well without exception, but the backs as a whole were inferior to the home lot. On the day's form Pontardulais ought, to have won. Next Saturday Pontardulais pay their first visit to Mountain Ash, when they hope to give "The Old Firm" a good game. LLANEDY SCHOOL BOARD. A special meeting of the Llanedy School Board was held on Monday afternoon at Pon- tardulais. Mr. J. LI. Thomas, C.C., presided over a full attendance. The business was to receive reports from public meetings held in consequence of tke refusal of the Board of Education to sanction the provision of ad- ditional school accommodation in the parish of Llanedy. One meeting had' been held at Tyeroes, and a lengthy communication was read therefrom, containing the resolutions passed. One of the resolutions was that, in the event of the Board of Education not com- plying with the request of the parishioners, a voluntary school be started at Tvcroes for infants and others in order to bring the Ty- croes School do*vn to the 120 average sanc- tioned by the department. Mr. David Fran- cis moved, and the Rev. Roger Williams se- conded. that as inasmuch as the meeting was not, strictly speaking, a public one. no notice be taken of the communication from the Tycroes meeting. However, on the motion of the chairman, it was passed that the de- mands of the Board of Education be complied with, but that copies of the resolutions gassed at the Tycroes meeting be also forwarded to the Department for consideration. There were six applications for the post of ex-pupil teacher at the Tyeroes School, and Miss M. Owen, Llangadock, was appointed. The Rec- tor and Mr. Francis lost an amendment to the effect that this teacher was unnecessary, as the school was overstaffed already. As usual at meetings of this board there was a great deal of unnecessary quibbling and per- sonalities indulged in. Other business was deferred until the ordinary meeting. "THE DRUID."

Trotting- Match at Swansea.