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PONTARDULAIS. An interesting and successful competitive I concert was held at Cupel Xewyd last Satur- day. The Rev. G. Jone.«, pastor, presided, I and the adjudicators were Mr. T. H. Joijes, l'ontaidulais (music), and Mr. William Jo. es, I Pantyglien (mi.*»cellaneous). Mr. CertJig it Williams, A.R.C.M., was accompanist. The t following were the awards :—Open recitation, Mr. Morgan Richards, Hendy; solo for girls, t Annie John, l'ontardulais; tenor solo, Mr. t Henry Griffiths, Fron Gelly; baritone solo, Mr. Tom Owen, Hendy; duet, Messrs. Tom Morris and Henry Davies, Hendy; quartette, ( Mr. D. J. Davies, Tynybonau, and friends; choral competition, only one choir entered, namely Cupel Xewyd (Mr. Eletzar Davies, conductor), and they were awarded the piiz During the evening a soio was splendidly ( rendered by that xising local soprano, Miss Maria Jones. Mr. John Richards, Swansea-road, on his retirement from the office of mills superin- tendent at the Cambria Tinplate Works, wa s presented by the employees with a substantial j ( purse of gold, as a token of good will and e esteem. Mr. Ed. Powell made an excellent (I chairman, and eulogistic speeches were given ) by Messrs. Robert Lewis, George Bolch, John J Hughes, William Thomas, 0 and others. I Hongs were given by Messrs. James 'i'honia.s-, ( \V. Rob Jones, Wm. Jones, Wm. Thomas, Ed. Edwards, and W. Davies, Mr. Richard Jones ably discharging the duties of accinn- • t panist. The purse was handed' over by Mr. Bolch, and Master John Thomas, on behalf of the cold roll boys, presented Mr. Richards with a handsome pipe. The response of the s recipient, and the usual vote" of thanks v brought to a close the very enjoyable proceed- ings. 'j A special meeting of the Llandilo Talybont >" Parish Council was held at the Boird Schools, a Pontardulais, to discus^ what attitude the i Council should take with regard to the new f t Morriston-Pontardulais railway. It was g moved by Mr. John Griffiths, seconded by Mr. j Dd. Francis1, and unanimously resolved that s the Council be neutral in the matter, and that l the Clerk write to Mr. R. R. Nelson, the J solicitor to tlKe company, that whatever the fi railway may cross public paths the Parish Council will expect them to erect bridges so as to keep the said paths opsn. Mrs. Powell, widow of the late Rev. E. Powell, Congregational minister, died rather suddenly on Monday morning last at her residence in Tynybonau. The deceased lady had been an invalid'for a long time, and much sympathy is felt with the ot,plian daughter and two .sons in their sad bereavement. Pontardulais people were grieved and sur- prised to read on Tuesday evening of the tragic death of Mr. W. T. Bevan, Aberpoth, and formerly of Alltygraban, Pontardulais. Mr. Bevan a decade or two ago was a ve'ry demise, supposed to be due to failure of the heart, will be regretted by a wide circle of prominent gentleman in the district, land his friends here.

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