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NATIONAL ABSTINENCE.

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LOCAL EISTEDDFODAU

. MILITARY SPORTS AT CARMARTHEN

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FEAItYSlOE

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FEAItYSlOE OBITUABY.—We regret to announce the death of Mr. John Thomas, son of Mr. David Thomas, Roberts Rest Farm, Ferryside, at the age of 36 years. The deceased was a deacon at Bethania Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Ferryside, and a trea- surer of the Sunday school. He took a very active part in all movements connected with the cause and Sunday school, and was held in high regard by all who knew him. He was of a retiring disposition, and was always ready to give a helping hand to all in need. The funeral took place on the 29th ult., when a large concourse of friends assembled to pay their last token of respect to his memory, the inter- ment being at Salem Cemetery. The following officiated :-The Revs. D. J. Lewis, Isaac Thomas, R. Thomas (Baptist). Pritchard (B.). The Rev. T. Williams, curate-in-charge of St. Thomas, was also present. The coffin, which was of pannelled oak, was covered with floral tributes. The sincere sym- pathy of the neighbourhood is extended to the family in their bereavement. BETHANIA.—At Bethania C. Methodist Chapel, the Rev. Isaac Thomas entertained the members of the Band of Hope and congregation to an excellent tea, and in the evening a concert and competitive meet- ing were held under the auspices cf the Band of Hope, under the able leadership of Mr. C. E. Hughes, London House. A very pleasant evening was spent. A hearty vote of thanks was passed to the Rev. Isaac Thomas for his generosity, and to the chairman, Mr. Thomas Davies, Maesmawr; and to Mr. C. E. Hughes for the painstaking efforts he had taken in training the children during the winter months, and for the excellent entertainment he had arranged. EASTER.—The usual service was held at St. Thomas' Church, when large congregations attended. The service was conducted by the Rev. T. Williams, whose sermons were much appreciated. SALEM.—The half-yearly services were held at Salem Chapel, when powerful sermons were deli- vered to a large congregation. We are pleased to see amongst us Privates Benny Davies, The Stores, who was wounded in France. and Privates Wm. Evans. Sydney Evans, and Jimmy Davies, who were invalided home from France, and Private Tommy Edwards, from Abergavenny. CHILD DROWNED.-A little child, named Leslie. the two-year-old son of Mr. Evan Arthur, living 011 th Beach. Ferryside, was drowned on Thursday morning of last week. Three young children were playing together near a pool. when the little fellow fell in and was drowned before an alarm was given. There was only 18in. of water in the pool. left by the receding tide. An inquest was held at the schoolroom on Monday last by Mr. J. W. Nicholas. coroner. A verdict of "Accidental death from drown- ing" was returned. The jury returned their fees to the parents, with whom they also passed a vote of sym- pathy. The funeral took place on Saturday at St. Ishmael, when the Rev. T. Williams officiated.

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