THE WAR. Friday. Sir Douglas Haig's communique of last night contains a promise of good news as regards the new front in Artois. f n^ re- port states that operations wast of Lam- j brain were resumed by the British yester- day, and that they are developing satis- factoriiya." General Byng's brilliant achievement. on the Scarpe has received prompt official acknowledgment. From beintr a Lieutenant-Geiuieral (with the tem- porary rank of General) he is now pro- moted to full rank. The Italians arc now emulating the feats of the French on the Meuse. Italy s Ver- dun is the Asiago Plateau, and the valour of the Romain. legions of old. finds its modern counterpa-rt in the repeated repulse of stoim attacks by the Huns of to-day. In Russia th Leninists, inspired from Berlin, are proceeding from one mad step to another. Their latest 6-Ni) ;s the dte- mobi'Iisation of the Army, a commence- ment being made with the 1399 class, whilst other classes will be disbanded later. Ac; orchii"" "to the Frankfurter .Zeitung, whose" Vienna correspondent has received the news from Tarnapol, via Lemberg, the Russians contemplate evacuating Grzy- malow imd Skalat, in Galicia. It is added that the Russian troops have already been withdrawn from the advanced positions. Saturday -General Byng's splendid victory in Artois is being consolidated and developed, 'rhe only drawback has been, at the village of Fontaine-Notre-Dame, which was captured on Wednesday evenink, but was lest yester- day afternoon in a counter-attack. The result to France is that sixty square miles of territory has in one day >ee-a liberated rfom the invaders. Berlin is haid p it jo explain the crushing reverso which has been inflicted on the Jioldeis of the much-vaunted '"Siegfried lines. By infer- ence it is admitted that ground has beau lost, but there is a frantic denial that any "break-through" was effected. From Italy the news is still good. Our Allies are standing firm (ill the Asiago too —the point of danger—and massed attacks by the enemy have been repulsed. In Laonnois the French have fought with success for the retention of the ground gained by them on Wednesday, a deter- mined counter-attack being repulsed wi heavv losses to the enemy. Four Hundred prisoners, including nine officers were cap- tured by the French in this sector. The Maximalist regime 111 Russia is still endeavouring to bring about a general armistice and failing that a seperate peace. General Dukhonin, the Commanaer-mChief, having become to become an instrument lin this sense, has been deposed, and Ensign Krylenko has been appointd to succeed him. Monday General Byng continues to widen the breach in the Hinderiburg lines so success- fully made on Tuesday last. Bourlon Wood and part of the village, the former one of die western defences of Cambrai, are in our hands, and important progress has been made on other parts of this front. The high ground of Bourlon Wood should prove a substantial factor towards the suc- cess of future operations. In Palestine,, General Allenby s forces continue to advance, their liatest capture being the Nebi Samure ridge (.the ancient Mizjjsah), aboufl three milrts wuist of the Jerusalem-Nablus road. From Italy—the danger zone of the Allied front—the news continues to bo en- tering On the Aaiago plateau, the Austro-German commands are still driving their troops forward in masses in order to break through the mountain barriers, but thus far without result. Two new British Commands are an- nounced by the War Officer that of General Sir Herbert Piumer in Italy, and that of General Sir William Marshall, to succeed the late General Maude in Mesopotamia. Tuesday. Hard fighting in front of Cambrai may still be looked for, but yesterday morning's raport from British Headquarters shows that the enemy has thus far desisted from further attacks. General Byng remains in possession of Bourlon Wood, whilst the Village itself, one of the keys to the de- fence of Cambrai, is partly m British and partly in enemy hands. The King, in a message to Sir Douglas Haig, congratulates General Byng and his troops 011 the success achieved by novel methods of warfare, which "'holds out great hopes for the future." On the Italian front the troops of Gen era J Diaz continue 'to make heroic atonement for the momentary weakness which assistd the Austro-German invasion. The Asiago heights are still firmly held, and the enemy is paying heavily for the massed attacks directed against this por- tion of the front. Wednesday. Genera) Byng is still pressing forward in the direction of Cambrai. Having re- pulsed a night attack by the Germans on Bourion Wood, the British yesterday took the offensive in the neighbourhood of tlie villages of Bourlon and Fontaine. Stub- born fighting ensued, 'but in the result our n,,ue line was advanced and (ovier BOD of the enemy were made prisoners. Oil the French front successful raids are sported all alongt the lines from Cham- pagne to LoirraiiwJ. In Champagne the tenemys trenches north-east of Prunay were entered, the dug-outs being) destroyed, material captured, and prisoners twrought back. A vivid illustration of tie chaotic condi- tins obtaining in Russia is offorded by the "Morning Post" Petrograd Correspon- dent's description of the fighting in Mos- cow;
ST. CLEARS OFFICER KILLED IN ACTION Or. Monday afternoon news was received at St. Clears that Ciipt. J. C. Lewis, Shrop- rhire Regiment, sen of the late Jr, Jonii Lewis. T reedy bry:i, St. dears, was killed in the recent" advance on Cambrai. Mr. Lewis 'before the war was a coal and bay merchant in St. Clears, a business carried ( n by his father before him. Two years ago lie joined the Inns of Courts O.T.C. lie served in this corps for twelve months when he received a commission in the Monmouth- shire Regiment, but was soon aflter trans- ferred to the Shropshire Regiment. Early this year he went to France, where he served with" much distinction. On his last visit to St. Clears only about a month ago, he came home with the rank of captfiin-very quick prcmotion after less than twelve months service. Captain Lewis is the fourth St. Clears Voy to be killed in the p"st six weeks.
LATE CARMARTHEN DOCTOR'S SON Carmarthen people, will regjret to learn of the death in action in France of Pte. Lewis Huskies, Canadian Imperial Forces, only son of the late Dr. Lewis Hughes. of Carmarthen, and of Mrs. Hughes, Enmore, Circncester. Deceased, who wa.s 32 years of age. had taken up farming in Canada, and tfame over with the Canadian Forces. His father, Dr. Hugtfies, lived at 10, Spil- man-street, Carmarthen, and was the medical officer of health for the borough. He was well known! throughout the town ,nd district. After his death the family removed to Cirencester, where they still re- side. The late soldier's aunts are Mrs. Rees Union-sfjreet. and Davies. late of Trebersed, and now of Mumbles, while his uncle is Mr. T. Rees, Union Hall Hotel, Llanstephan.
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. The OamarthensHire Foxhounds will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 4th, at Trelech, and on Friday. Dec. 7th, at Blaen-v coed; each day at 10.45. The Neuaddfawr Foxhounds will meet on Monday, Dec. 3rd, at Neweotirt, and on Thursday, Dec. 6th, at Dihewid, each day at 70 30.
Heroes We Know. MANY LOCAL MEN FALL IN ACTION. New,s oming: through from Palestine in- licates that units in which West Wales is mrticijl-anlv -interested havfe been in the thek of the fighting in the Holy Land. Local men have also taken part in the re- cent push in France. CARMARTHEN PAINTER. On Friday morning, the sad intimation was received bv Mr. and Mrs. Moses Jones. 'o, Water St., Carmart hen, that their son, Private Moses Jones, Welsh Regiment, had been killed in action in Pales- tine on Novem- ber 6rh. Pte. Jones, who is of a and highly-re- spected Carmar- tlie n family, was very popu- lar in the town, and -,lie neivs <)f his death caused widespread re- gret. He joined the Pembroke. Yeomanry at the outbreak of war. He was! J ormerly a pailtter employed by Mr. W. L. Jones, house -decorator. St. Catherine- street. He I'ia^ep a vvidow and two chil- dren, who hve in 'Soinvil. The deepest sympathy is felt ^-ith the bereaved family. WIDOW'S ONLY SON. Official news wa- received by Mrs. Jane Evans. 12, Cambri,1.ri].ice Carmarthen, on •Saturday t.Uat ner only teon, I'te Tom \E) v VI MS, Welsh Jtegiment. had bee(n killed in action in Palestine 011 Nov. .3rd Pte. Evans enlisted two days after the war broke out, when he was only 18 years of age. He served at Galli- poli and aHer- wards in Fgypt. and although he had seen long and hard fighting lie w 1 s unscathed until he met his death on Nov. 3rd. beceased was a member of Cambrian-p\ce Mission Chuich, and was employed by 4r Phillip grocer, Cambrian place. Dee,, sympathy is felt with the bereaved mother daugh- ter. PTE. EVAN GRIFFITH*. Mr. and Mrs. T. Griffiths, Pl-ugli and Harrow Inn, Newchureh, fu,iiartheu, have received official intimation t '.It their ,oiil. Pte. Evan Griffiths, Welsh B.Viment, was Kn»d ill action 1,1 Pales- tine on NJV 6. Of a .?eWous and aniaV)li' disposition, he was. It I g 1 y popular, fin d the news of bis having fallen jn action around sincere sorrc^ amoll a host f fri ends. H' was 23 years ol age last Majy, and originally joined the Pem- broke Y e o inanry, before which time he was a mason- apprentice witfli Mr. Ben. Rees, Trevauehan. Tlw deepst sympathy is felt with the bereaved family. A brother of the deceased is serving in France. felt with the bereaved family. PTE. D. L. THOMAS. Wfdespreiad regret was aroured in the town when it became known at Fte. David Lewis Thomas. WeMi Regiment, second son of ir. and Mrs. John Thomas, Pfcnlan- Y strad. ana tor- merly of PJasbaeh Fa.rm, Tanerdy, had been killed in action in Pales- fine an Nov 6th. The sad news was received by the parenti on Fri- day inormng. Pte Thomas, who was 25 years of age, joined the Pembroke Yleo- manry at Car- man t'hcn i n March, 1915. He was working on his father's farm prior to his enlist- m e 111. Of a quiet and amiable disposition he was well known in the town where he used to deliver inilk daily, and had endured h'mae'f to a wide circle :if friends who deeply deplore his death. His brother, Pte. Daniel Thomas, has been serving witih tine R.A.M.Q. almost since the outbreiik of the war. The sincerest sympathy is extet dec! to the bereaved family. At the evening service on Sunday at Penuel Baptist Church, where deceased was a member, a vote of sympathy was passed with thp family, and also withothers in the town whose sons have fallen in action. LLANSTEPHAN HERO. We regret, to announce the death of Pte. John Davies. Welsh Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Davies, Lower Factory, Liaristertigii Roid. who wus killed m action in Palestine on Nov. nth. Deceased, who was 33 years of age joined the Pembroke Yeo- manry at Carmar- then 1\1 June., 1915, prior to whch he was em- ployed by Mr. G. Barrett Evans, J.P., Glyn, Llan- stephan He was fyreatly respected throughout the 'leighboM'h o o d and was a faith- ful and active member of Smyrna Congre- gational Chapel. He leaves a wido v arr) -two children, who live at Giyn Cottag-e, Brook, I.lansibephan Road. The deepest^ sympathy is extended to the bereaved family. FERRY-SIDE PENSIONER'S SON'. Pte. Tom Hum- phreys, son of Mr. James Hum- phreys, naval oensioner, Well- field Terrace, Ferryai.h, v, hose death in hospital from wounds re- ceived an action in Palestine was reported in our last week's issue. He r as very popular, and held in high esteem at Ferry. side. KILLED BY A SNIPER. Corporal David Rees Thomas, the son of .Mr. and Mrs T. Thomas. Pleasant View. St. Clears, was killed in France by a sniper on J? riday, Octo- bcr lZth, whilst leading his men into action. Cor- p oral Thomas joined the Welsh Horse in January 1915 and served as signaller and tele- graiphist in vari- ous, parte of Eng- land He was transferred to the 'J a r.oerfi and sailed for France 1,11 D c oember, 1915,' where his unit was trans- ferred to the Royal West Kents. He was wounded in May unci ;Aifter three mcinths in hospi- tal at Boulogne he rejoined his regiment. Before enlisting he was in the postal service at Swansea. He leaves a widow and one child who are now staying- with Mr. Thomas's parents at Dclgran, Pencader. nIED OF WOUNDS Pte. Walter Rochford, Royal Field Artillery, who lived at Kenwyn Cot- tage, Ffairfadh, Llandilo, has died from wounds received in action on Otctobesr 9th. Before joining up he worked at Caebryn Col- liery. A I.LANDEBIE HERO. The death has occurred from wounds re- ceived in -lotion in France of Driver David "V'iiliam Lewis, lloyal Field Artillery, son of Mr and Mn. John LewIs. Bank P Llandcbie. Driver Lewis t-illisted at the outbreak of w tt r and had served for two years and seven months on the Western front. He had- beea through much h A r d fig-hung, having ifougnt t 11 r 0 ugh the battles of Arras and "he Somnie. He -v.ia wounded on Oct. 27tli and taken to a Casu- alty Clearing Sta- tion, where he passed away on Oct 27th. He was buried in a ceme-ery cl,)S.! I)v on the following Oay. Deceased was highly esteemed and was a vfitl ful mem- ber of Ftynnonlas Oliurch Sunday Scnool sinca its foundation. Previous to his enlist- ment he was employed at the Llandebie Limeworks. Deep sympathy is expended to the hereavd family. KILLED IN PALESTINE. Mrs. Philbps, Eisgerfa, Taiog-, r-cei\ed offieiai intunation on Monday that her son, Vgt James Phillips. Welsh Regiment, nd been killed in Palestine on November Xh Sergl. fhilKps joined she Pembroke Aomanry in September, 1914. He «a« ■merly working' on the farm at .home. o
'ARMARTHEH-AMZAC HERO ^-O'VlCorpl. Wm. Griffiths. Australian Impel.1 Forces, of whose death in action his a" Mrs. S. Davies. 95, King Edwardj- road, ^j,.Ilsea. has just received official .nti- mrtion. ^Det^ased. who was 27 years of age, wa, hori ,lt Watdwll. Llangunnor, Carmar- then, aiiCj,^ fatiher as .from Pant Farm, Llangunni Ile li-,ed with his aiiiit at Railway Pensarn-road, Carmarthen, many ycr, before removing to Swansea, N, here he extremely popular and a mem- ber of the Y.M.CA. wh he was a„ pn. tl usiastic supporter of -th hvgioal ,,ulfcuri, am! boxing -circles. He ,t fof Austl.a|i:l, about years ago and yAj tho Im a forces tnere at the outbn war_ Reccving wounds at tl < L^ndles he vas ■for some time stationed in L anJ in ,>0 autumn of last war came T then proceeded to France carl> ^7 His loss is deeply mourn* friends both here and in Frar\ v The following are a few extiv. r his battalion friends' Otters Ha^ to-be proud of. £ *id lie gave his for his country's sake" ManJ^ exprtfsiens of grief at the loss °^ne wj(0 was a very, very popular and m°s~v^ • .], N.C O and a good soldier 3rniM I° His maiTiiage was to have takerf, hi,s next leave to hi^: deeply sC fiat-cee, Miss Florence B. Marshall, ? Cross, L<'iidon, whose photograph ■< jierQ aJso reproduce.
MARKETS —~ 'S BIRMINGHAM -(Pijgs: di,ily). -Supplies includtd 710 from Ireland, 130 from Wales, 170 from the Eastern, and 180 from the Mid- land coimviet}. Live weight i-i-lees:-All classes 18s per score (12s 7d per stone of 14 lbs.). Estimated average dead weight prices: All classes 25s per score (17s 6d per stone). LEICESTER Nov. ,21.-Smalkr supply of cattle than last, week; trade firm, best quality boasts making 15d per lb., while fat cows were in great request. Sheep rather dearer, the best quality making Is 5d and ewes Is 2d. per lb. Pigs sold arli-ic controlled rates, LONDON. Metropolitan Cattle Market, Nov. 19.—About 8Q more fat cattle on .)ffer than last week: trade commenced very firm, but became i-low towards the close of the market, lest week's prices, however, being about maintained for all classes. The Irish supply oonBiyJed! af 220 Dublins and 24- YVatorfords, which averaged 9s 2d, and 9s per 8 lbs. respectively. Of the cattle, weighed some Shorthorns of ll cwts. made 80s per live cwt.. while some good quality Irish beasts of 96 stones were sold to weigh at 9s 6d per live stone of 14 lbs or 76s per live cwt. Similar supply of sheep to last week. and demand good at fully late rates, Scotch sheep in iaciv realising id per lb. mora money, and making up to lls tel, while Irish made up to iOs 8d. per 8 lbs. NORTHAMPTON, Nov 21.-Rather smaller ehow of cattle, and a lirge number Mere only hah-meated beasts; trade firm for all classes at late rates. Sheep also in good demand at last week's prices, while "pig's were all sold at 18s per score live weight. W ELLINGTON (Saloo), Nov. 19. — Mu^h larger sul)ply of fat cattle, and itrade" very good until close on the end of the market when prices fell slightly. 1st quality beasts were more plentiful and were in keen de. mand, prices ranging up to nearly 95s, with an average of 84s, per live owt. Weli- nin>Jud young cows were also in demand, one bunch of five averaging 77s 3d per live cwt Good quality fat sheep were no dearer, in fact 1st quality made ra.t'her lees money, but fat ewes sold well and fully maintained their pricet. Pigs were all disposed of at 18s per score live weight. WOLVERHAMPTON, Nov. 21.-Ca.1tla in very keen demand, although prices on the average show no change from last week, prime quality Herefords being again sold to weight at 15d per lb., wlile secondarv sorts made from 72s to 76s per live cwt. "Sheep ox t'he Dcst quality made l&d per lb, the (xPrnijiid .being good and (the supply die. udedly sn ailer than the previous week. trigs made controlled prices. ¥ LEICESTER, Nov. 17.-Rather more store cattle or. offer; trade ratiher slow, but late latos were maintained. An extraordi- I an dLmann..for dairy oows :3Ind heifers, anything good making high prices NORTHAMPTON, Nov. J7.-Good sup- ohes of ftore cattle of all classes suitable for straw-yard and ouff-wintering. wiiiie there were rather more bulling cows and heifers Own the demand was again good, trade throughout was satisfactory a h.rge proportion of the cattle getting sold. Supplies of dairy cows were not sufficient; .or the requirements; the best- oow wa« very v keenly compe.ted -for a(nd made- £ '66 ltte while prices for all grades were rather higher i?-7 !tSt iweJek% Calces sold at late rates, while the trade for store lambs was good for of J'ear- pnoes ranging up to 80a per head. PRC/VISIONS. CARMARTHEN, Sat. Nov. B4.—Tii3 Gi;pply of cask butter showed a diminishing tendency, and that of fresh pats Wa, not (iciiial to the demand: controlled pricss ruled-2;, Oid for cask butter and 2s 2d per lb. for pats (wholesale), and 2s 2d and 2s 3d per lb. (retail); eggs, gcod demand, 37s 6d if ^0ro 12QJ Poultry-chiokens Is 6d r<r i "(dCW 2s to 3s 6d each,, ducks Is 5d to J-e bdi per lb.
LLANLLWNI The many friends and- fsebootri7i es L Mr' 5,mi vty V) liowen' younger son of nf ,rS' B°.vveih Glanafon, will be f i uT il!S reoent success In iidio-telegrajihy After i.„v,ng been dhou. two months at Marooni and King's ✓ .I vPv ldon', he secured nis £ rst-duss ,1.. -? as w'Peless operator, and in three aj-s afterwards was ajipointed wireless officer with sole charge of the wireless ap- 1 aiatuo n. a. R.N. Transport. He is the on v ooy from the parish serving in the Navy, and being only 17^ years of age ,t 2 fuffe" for him°r g aPi)ollltnients in
Carmarthen has had an interresting kind ()f census recently, revealing the astound- Ing fact that there are 1,600 perambulators in the town. This, we are assured, does not include orange boxes and other con- trivances used by the poor before the Great Wa.1". A correspondent suggests that 1,400 of the number snould be sent out to France or tne delivery of letters and small parcels.
MARRIAGE. OWEN—PRICE.—On the 23rd Nover 1917, at the Tal*?rnacle> C.M. Chi,, Bangor, by the Rev. H. Harris Hug: B.A., B.D., Leonard V. 1).0 Lieutenant, The Oxford and Buck3 Lij Infantry, son of John Owen, Bryne/irw, Cardigan-, to Given. ellde daughter of E. 0. Price, M.D., and ialri Price, of Ranefar. GEORGE—RICHARDS. On Thursday, 22nd inst., at the Parish Church, Llan- stephan, by the Rev. J. Rowland Thomas, B.A., vicar, Chief Engine-room Artificer Glyn George, M.M.S. Donegal, younger son of Mr. Abraham George, J.P., Holmesdale, Llanstephan, a former Mayor of Neath, to Amy, third daughter of the late Mr. George Richards, Tre. venty land Pailcyvicar Farms, and Mm. Richards, Bute House, Llanstephan. DEATH. CAIRNS.—November 23rd, at 47, Lammas- street, 'Carmarthen, Elizabeth, widow of the late R-icliard Cd-irns, aged 75 years. KILLED IN ACTION. HCGHBS.-Nbvember 6th, 11917, Lewis Hughes, Canadian B.E.F., the dearly loved only son of Mrs. Hughe,s, En- more," Cirencester, and of the late Dr. Lewis Hughes, Carmarthen, aged 32 years. IN MEMORIAM. BEYNON.—In loving memory of our dear daughters, May and Evelyn, who died at Ivy Cottage, Llansaint, Nov. 25th. 1916, and August 2nd, 1917. Too dearly loved to be ever forgotten. I —From Parents and Sisters. 26—30:11
WAR JOTTINGS CARMARTHEN. First Air Mechanic D. Jones. R.F.C., and Gunner Edgar Jones, R.F.A., sons of Mr and Mrs. J. R. Jones, Tycoch, Junotien- road. Carmarthen, are home OIl fourteen days' leave from the Western Front, where they have seen considerable service' The former arrived home OIl Friday, and tho latter on Saturday. Bcd,li appear in the best of health. Before the war Mechanic Jones was in 'business as tailor, whilst Gunner J01 es was employed as inspector under the LIanelly Traftvway Company. We wish them the bos- of luck. Pte Lewis Jones, South Wales Bor- t derers, elder soif of Mr. and Mrs. T. Jones, 30, Chapel-street, arrived home from .>< ranee on Thursday in last week. He is on his first leave from die Western front where he has spent over 18 mor.ths He looks in the best of health. Lieutenant R, K. Spurrell, Duke of Corn- wall s Light Infantry, who has been awar- ded the Military Cross, is a son of the Rev. Richard Spurrell, Harte Hill, Warwick- shire, and a nephew of Alderman Walter Spurrell, Camarthen. Captain Norman P. Pntchard, R.A.M.C., whose name was in- cluded among the winners of the Military Cross this week, is a cousin of Mi's. Spur- rel1. Second lieutenant J. E. Howells, Tank CorDs. son of Mr. and Mrs. f. Ho wells, Birhgroye, Mountain Ash, was killed in action on the 20th inst. He served at Suvla Bay, and was invalided home. Previ- ous to the war he was an assistant-master at the National Sdhools, Aberdare, pnd .was an old student at the Carmarthen Tmining College. Official news was received on Saturday tnat Sapper Hugh S. Jones, Royal Engi- neers, only son of Mr. R. J. Jones, house decorator, King-street, and of Mrs. Jones, Marelands, Richmond-terrace, had been wounded in Palestine on November 3rd. The intimation stated that Sapper Jones was. 111 hospital m Alexandria. He has spent fifteen rrarit48 'in the East. His many Carmarthen friends sincerely trust that he will soon recover. Pte. David Evans, Welsh Regiment, son of Mr. Evans. Bodarddu, Abergwili, was wounded in the foot in Palestine on Novem- ber 6 th. Pte. Alcwyn Thomas, M.M., Welsh Regi- ment, son of the late Mr. Harry Thomas, Weavers' Arms, has been wounded in the wrist in France. He has been in the fight- itig since the early stages of the war. His friends in the town wish him a speedy re- covery. Gunner J. Bowen, R.G.A I'iasyglomen, Talog, is home on furlough, having seen service in South Africa and India. Pte. Tom Thomas, R.A.M.C., son of Mr. and Mrs. J Thomas, St. David's-street, i home on leave. Another brother, Pte. IV. Thomas, A.S.C., is on active service in France. Mrs. Richards, 15, The Avenue, received news from her son, Trooper Ritchie Rich- ards, King^ Edward's Horse, on Wednes- day. that he was in hospital in France, having been wounded in tlie arm on Nov. 21th while carrying out the duties of first noiirt by night. In order to ascertain the whereabouts of the enemy, his duty was tc (proceed to a village until lie, was fired upon, and will en within about fifteen yards of die villauti he was fired upon by rifle- and machine gun fire, and was hit in the arm The horse of the second point was j;!?:ed, while the man on tllie third point was also killed. Pte. Richards states that he was hCII1 not to have been made a "siev-e of." He came over from the Argen- tina to enlist KIDWELLY. Another brave Kidwelly lad has given his life for the great cause of freedom—Pte. Oliver Jcnes, 13011 of Mr and Mrs. David Jones, Lady-street, having fallen in action in the recent figlhting in Palestine. The dcej>est sympathy is expressed with the sorrowing parents and brothers and sisters. There was a "full house" at the Moun- tain Scfiioolroom on Saltijrday eveouVsg,- ,y when a concert was given in honour of two local men home from the war on leave. The gallant, fellows were Pte. T. B. Gre- vinlle, Queen Shop, and A.B. Willie Lewis, Pnnthov\ ell, and they were escorted from their homes by the Mvnyddygarreg Silver Band (Mr D. W. Gravell conductor). In, flhe absence of the Mayor (Coun. W. J. Looore), who wrote regretting oiip in- ability to bo present, a capable substitute was found in rr. D. T. Gilbert, Carway. in the musical programme were con- tributed by the Band; the Misses Sally Richards, Mynvddvgarreg; Mary Williams, Kidwelly, and Olive Gilbert Carway; Messrs. Simon Gravell nad Thos. J. Evans, Mynyddygarreg; Edmund Davies, Carway, and Edwin Williams, Ponthenry. A chorus "Farewell to Cambria." was well sung by a children's uhoir. conducted by Mr. J. A. Thomas, and Coun. E. Cole gave a comic -sniig in good style. Recitations were given by Miss Eliz. Gravell, Messrs. D. Beynon, D. J. Evans, and Willie Evans. The ac- companists were Master H. J. Owens, Kid- welly, and Messrs. D. T Gilbert and D. J. Lewis. Carway During the evening the Chairman handed each of the '"boysl" a cheque for £ 2 from the Mayor's "Welcome Home" Fund. A rousing.. address was de- livered by Coun. Cole. A collection amounting to JE4 18s. was taken in aid of the "Welcome Home" Fund. The singing of "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau" and 'God save the King' brought a very successful func- tion to a close. A very interesting letter from Pte. John Cole, of the Labour Corps, operating be. hind the lines in France, is to hand, and his Kidwel!y friends will be glad to learn that he is in the tbest of health. Pte. Cole is the younger son of Mr. Walter Cole, Water-street, and a brother of Coun. Cole. Tie is by trade a carpenter, and the muhi- famous jobs he has been called upon to do "out tlhere," includes the making of articles of furniture for the officeTS quar- ter's :ind wooden crosses to mark the graves of the lads who had fallen in aotlOn A letter, addressed to Mr. D. O. Jones, con- taining a pretty card, concerning which the gallant fellow says: "I enclose oou- venir card in remembrance of bv^gono days and in hopes of the future.' Every- one hopes he will be spared to return to his old haunts, where All love Jack." CILRHEDYN. Pte E. J. Clarke, of the Royal Garrison Artilloiry, son of Mr. and lVlJrs. Clarke, Dangribin Woollen Factory, has been home for the week-end, and was lpcking well. He has now left for France. LLANLLWNI It has been reported by the W ó r Office that Lanco-Corporal I)itvid Joues,. iivar- cwm, and Private Llewelyn W.1i,ams, Abergiar Smithy, have been wound-ad. Both took part in the recent engagement in Palestine. LLANWENOG. A memorial service to the late Pte. J. C. Davies, Emporium, Abertridwr (Iate of Beilibedw, Llanwenog), was held at Bethel .hapca, Drefach, last Sunday night, when lie Rev. D. Jones, Rhydybont, conducted solemn service and preached a fervent i-nion. The pdifice was filled to overflow- Z, a great number failing to obtain jfanfce. Other ministers (present were John Davies (U.), Tanyooed; Rev. L. 17 iams (U ), Alltyplaca, and Rev. Glyn j^rds (B.), Cwrtnewydd. Tho late Pte» „ Davies was a young man of irre- Q^iable character. He joined the Welsh 1917%, and feU in France on October 12th, m-t;h\t the early age of 31. Much sym- ^n(j -^s expressed with his young wife, .v_h his sister—Mrs. Davies, of Beili- out irti^ ^ro^ier, Daff Davies, who is ranee, and with other relatives. ABERAYRDN. our Navy boys and sol- (. ,el 3 j over the week-end we noticed Gunnei W>f Refia, Masons'-row, who has been eng^ on a mine-sweeper for the .ast two■ \rg or more; Private Archie Gwvn Brynawel, who is Teodvering from s Vounds received en acftive service IT |NOO. AND Lance -corporal r n°tnas • /^ries. who has been on active duties!' nc,w en £ a&ecl 0:1 clerical i PENTREBACIL A very interesting entertainment was held at Pentrebach on Friday evening, 16th inst.. to welcome Pte. Herber Jones, who was on leave after thirteen months in France. The Rev. D. T. Alban presided, and the following contributed to the pro- grammed—Mr. Tommy Davies, Pantt-eg; Miss Hannah Jones, Gwarowm; Misses Sarah Evans and Blodweii Davies, Lam- peter; Mr. Frank Lloyd; Mss Jane Mary Davies, Hendy; Messrs. David Jones. Gwarcwm; Rees Williams; Miss Mag Jones, Pantyronen; Pentrebach Party; Miss Jones, Gwarcwm Mr. Jones, C M., Llan- I wnen; Mr. Rees Williams; Miss Sarah Evans Greenwel! (encored); I\1r. Frank Lloyd; (encored); Mr. Ileeis Williams (en- cored); Mr. Jones, CM., Llanwnen (en- cored); Mrs. Davies and Miss Sarah Evans, Greenwell. Selections were) given on a srramaphone lent by Mr. David Williams. Plasbach, Alltfawr. A silver citrarett-ex-ase and a sum of money were presented to Pte. Herbe'ir Jones. The presentation was made by the Rev. D. T. Alban. Pte. Heiber Jones acknowledged the presenta- tion in a neat little speech, which. was I heartily applauded by the audience, who sang '"For he's a jolly good fellow." The Vicar thanked all who took part in the proceedings, and especially Miss Davies, Aberdauddwr, and Miss Jones, Gwarcwm, who had worked hard to make the concert a success. T- CLEARS Or Frida 7 last lr. and Mrs. Cbu les Snor. of Ca/pel Mair VIlla. heard ficm the War Office that their eldest son, Corporal David Saer, was killed in Palestine on the 6ih November. Previous to the war deceased was employed as postman a.t t'he St. Clears Post Office This makes the sixth member of the St. Ciears postal staff to make the t''i;preme sacrifice. Corporal Sper had com- pleted four years' ser/ics with the Pembroke Yeomanry just before the war broke out. He at once lejomed and with Ids regiment was stationed lor some time on the East Coast of England Then ilie re.g'ment was seliz out to Egypt, where they have been for nearly two years. He had seen consider- able fighting out there. He lost his life in the present great hdvan/l: in Pi destine. Mr. and Mrs. Saer have two other sons serving. On Sunday last a memorial service was held in Capel Mair ,'O Corporal Aneurin Evans, Worcestershire Yeomanry, and son of Mr D. C. Evans, Council School, St. Clears Corporal Evans previous to the war e was a schoolmaster under the Birmingham Education Authority. He had been foi some years before the war a, member of the Worcestershire Yeomanry The pastor of the chapel, the Rev. D. C. Davies, conduc- ted the service On Sunday last special collections were made in St. Clears Church to provide a present for the boys of St. Clears Church who are serving with the forces. The form of the (present which each of the 30 boys will receive is a khaki coloured Prayer Book and hymn bcok combined, inscribed as a ipretent from the church. MAESYCRUGIAU. During the week end intelligence arrived 111 the district that Troopers Llewellyn Wil- liams. Abergair. and David Jones, Gwar- cwm, had been wounded in action in Egypt'. That they will soon recover is the wish of th( ir numerous friends At a well nttended meeting Oî. Wednesday nif.-nt in last week of the L-laiillwni Wat Charity Society under the chairmanship <f Mr. T Jones, C C, 'hscnssiou arose as to how the •funds at their disposal, viz., £ 235. 1 sh< uld be utilised It is gratifying to learn that all our gahant lads. have been provided for on their return i tllm active teivice. LAMPETER. Among the soldiers on furlough last w',)k we were glad to see Lieut. Arnold Davies, Velindre' House, .who looked well and happy. News reached Lampeter on Monday of the death in Palestine of Private David Robert Jones, B.A., son of the late Mr. J. Jonce, tailor, High-street, in his 30th year. He was educated at Bryn-road School, and afterwards went to St. David'« College Sbhool, and ultimately entered St. David's Cillege, where he graduated.; For some years he lived at Bryngcler with Mr. and Mrs. Davies, who did their utmost for him and his sisters. After leaving college, he purchased the ferated water business known as the Old Quarry, but afterwards sold it, and joined the Pembroke Yeomanry. Genera! regfit is felt at the death, as he was a favourite with everybody. As a ma,rk of respect to his memory, the College School flag was hoisted half-mast on Tues- day. MANORDILO. A reception concert in honour of Private W. Lewis, Plasnewydd, • who was home on leave,- was held at the Council School on Saturday.. The chairman was the Rev. W. J Williams, Mavrose. in the unavoidable absence of Mr. J. Richards. The pro- gramme arranged by Mrs. Glasbrook, Mrs. R Williams and Miss Jones was an excel- lent one. the following contributing :-Miss Lena Davies, Master Bennie Davies, Miss Doris Morgan, Miss Mary Jones, Miss Dilye Thomas Miss Jones, Miss L. M. Jones, Mast'er W. Jones. Master T. T. Evans, Miss Irene Evans, Miss Ada Thomas Miss Liz/ie Davies, Miss Richards, Miss Irene Jonis, Misses Jones and Richards, Miss Davies. Mrs (,,Ia.-I-)t-o<,k on behalf of the committee presented Private Lewis with notes to tho value of £ 1 10s. and in doing so made- an appropriate speech which vas suitably re- sponded by the recipie; t. CAIO. A reception concert was I eid at Caio Council Schoolroom on Friday e>etiing in honour of Pte. Jack Davies, Cwmgerwyn. on the. occasion of hs beng aoirie on leave from Cardiff Hospital after recovering from wounds reoelvoo in France. It was pre- sided over by Lieut.-Gen. Sir "imes Hills- Jdhnes, V.C., G.C.B., in his ap able manner, and a good prgfl-amme was gone through. The Chairman prefaced- tlje hero, on behalf of the Local Ret^r,ti- n Committee, with the usual gift of >3 which he suitably acknowledged ,L\ fter tie usual votes of thanks was passed, -he sinking of the National Anthems and For he's a jolly good fellow" brought an en-oyable evening to a close. NEW QUAY. Pte. Johnny Jones, Mason-street, and Pte. Tom Ewart Richards, Morawel, were home 011 short furlough this week. Pte Jones has been on active -service in France for eighteen m0I1,tl4s. Pte. Richards is stationed in Ireland. On Monday afternoon of 'a .t week, a memorial service was held at the Parish Church to honour the memory of the late Pte. Charles Wilson, Coybal, who died of wounds received in action 011 October 23rd, ISJr. The servicfe was conducted by the Rev. D. Evans. The rector, lhe Rev. E. Lloyd, B.A., read letter from ttbe de- ceased stating- that he, hlad beien recom mended by his Commanding Officer for the Military Medal for carrying in wounded under heavy fire. LLANGADOCK. On Friday evening, a »r.i!id recept on was accorded to Pte. Arthur Evans, Cha:>el House, on the occasion of i;3 Lome coi Ing from France. The concert was pn/s'ded over by Mr. H. M. Cook, Grea»«. Povse, who, on behalf of the committee, piesen ted Pte, Evans with a !ie ue foi • £ 2. A capital programme was arranged, and an enjoyable evening spent. News has been received by Mr Res Harries. Gvrrai Cottage, thut ris n, P1e. Jack Harries, has been w<uriied !n the knee iA Palestine. Pte. Tommy M;-gan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, Me ros Villa, has written home stating th" t he is in hos-pital .a.t. Salonika (with fever. News has been received by Mr. and t\i ,s. Ev&n Edv r.rds, Llwyncelyn, Carregsa wdde. that their son, Pte. Wm. Thomas K.hv.,r h, has b-,(-n.a(irr,itted into hospital lill Francp. Official intimation was received by Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Ervans, GVasallt. that their son, Second Lieut. D. M. Evans, Kid been invalided to Irdia, from Palestine, but on •enquiries being made the parents were happy to find that it was <>n erroneous re- port. Mr. D. J. Evans, Forest Fj>rm, lctt cn Monday, the 19th inst. to join the cco.u'-s. Pte1* Jack Davies, (Lwynfardeddig, is itontC on leave from alotramingotaffw >
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ABERGWILI WEDDING The old viUage was en fote Olt- Wednes- day, and the streets were gay with bunt- ing and ribbons, the occasion being the marriage of Sister Edith Rowberry, late of the Westminster Hospital, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Rowberry, Abergwili, to Capt. James Penman, of the R.A.M.C. The marriage oeremony took place in the Parish Church, and was performed by the Rev. T. Thomas, vk-ar, assisted by the Rev. F. J. Harries, curate. The bride. who was charmingly attired in a dress of a pastel 'Wiie ifoiih cmbloidered with pink} irosies, with hat to match, was given away by her brother, Mr. John Rowberry, and attended by her sisier, Miss Lucy Rowberry. Tho duties of best man were ablv carried out by Mr. D. J. Davies, Thp Vaults, Carmar- then. After running lhe gauntlet of showers of rice nnd confetti, the wedding party proceed to the Wheat Shoaf Inn, where an excellent repast had been pre- pared by t-b-1 bride's aunt. Miss Rees. Cant. and Mrs. Penman left by the 12.40 train from Carmarthen en route for Bath, wrM-re the honeymoon is being spent. Miss C. M. E. Davies?, Woodcote, presided at the organ during the service, and gave excellent- selections during tihe intervals of waiting. We wish the happy pair long life and happiness.
ABERGWILI. Mr. and Mrs. David Phillips, 7, Pleasant View, Godreman, Aberaman, celebrated their golden wedding on Friday last. Mrs. Phillips, who is 75 years of age, is the eldest daughter of the late Mr. and M"" Isaac Davies, Parcgwyn 'Farm, Abergwili;, Mr. Phfilips, 73 years of age, is the of the late Mr. and Mrs. Evan Phillips,, cooper, Abergwili. They were married at" the Parish Church, Abergwili.
FONTARDULAIS. Miss Mary Lewis, Forest-road Pontardu- laic, who was a member of the B.R Niirsing Reserve and of the local ladies ambulance class, hafc left to take up nursing duties at the 3rd Western General Hospital, Nov. port. v As a result of the lecture by Rev. Gwynnp E,aI,H at Hope Congregational Chapel, Pcntardulais, on Friday evening in support. of the Y.M.C.A., presided over by COUlj- eillor James Thomas, LJysgwvn, a sum i f J35 5s. wai; realised. At Mount Pleasant1 English Congrega- tional Chapel, Grovesend, Sergt. J. W. Bond, Waur.gron, aaid Corpl. \S'. Har.>-y, both leave from France, were felicitated end presented with Treasury notes. Ihe chair was taken by Mr. Jolin Beynon (mana- ger), supported by the Revs. B. E. Williams and John Ellis An excellent musical pro- gramme was gone through. At Haggar's Theatre, Pontardulais (kindly lent for the occasion by Mr. W. HaggarJ, Mrs. D. Fhillips, on behalf of the Soldiers and Sailors' Local Committee, pretsenu-d caoh of the (following discharged soldiers and sailors with a £10 cheque:—Messrs. W. J. Webb, Grovesend; J. Ivor Jon^s, Odar Cot- tage; Job Thomas, Goppa; Harding Thomas, Factory-road, rnd W. J. Leyshon. Glanyrafon-road. ilr. Haggar juesided over a lsrge audience, Mr.' John Moigan, roadman, Thistle Villa, illltiago-road, has received news that ids only son, Pto David Morgan," has been billed in action He had sent word to say that they could expect him home on leave any day. He was formerly an appientice at Messrs. White Bros., ironmonger, but lat- terly took up farming because of ill-health. He was 2^ years of age.—Corpi. Trevor L. Jones, Mount Vilia, Tynybonau, is suffer- ing from a gunshot wound in the kit leg and w in hospital in the East. Previous to joining he was a iinplate sl eaier.—P'e. George D. Morris, oi Wren-terrace, is in hospital in Salonika. It wa,; only recently th¡¡¡ he recovered from wounds. Before the war he was am assistant master at the boys' school. HENLLAN AND DISTRICT. Pte Daniel James Jamee, son of Mr. and Mrs. James. Lonfawr, Henllan, arrived home from hospital on Tuesday, havÍllg 1 been discharged from the army owing to ill-health. Pte James served over 4L year with the S.W.B., and has been given the best character on leaving. It is hoped that he will soon recover -to good health. Among the names in a recent issue of the "London Gazette" is that of Second-Lieut. Johr. Michael Jones, eldeaf- son of Mr. Gri- ffith Jones Brynderi, Vefindrv?, being posted tc a Territorial Battalon of the Gloucester Regiment. Lieut. Ioneis was formeriy a member lof. the cl^h Flield Ambulance, and before joining up in 1915 was on tihe staff's* departmental manager of Messrs. Ben. Evans and Co., Ltd., Swansea. Lieut. Jones was a keen athlete and gained his county cap at hockey. His many friends wish him success :n his new duties. Or Thursday evening of last week at Capel Mair a reception meeting was held in honour of Pte. Edward Lewis Jones. Blaen- pant. Llangfler. The chair was taken by the Rev. E. T. Owen, Saron. This meeting, which was organised by the Drefach-Velin- dre Sailors and Soldiers' Committee, was the first of its kind at this place. Soloe were rendered by Mr. J. B. Jones, Mr. Alibert Evans. Miss Davies. Pandy Mills; Masters Johnson, Tommy Jones, and Edward Davie., Perulrecourt. The Rev. D. P-onner Jenkins, St. J mes, gave a stirring address. The presentation v as made on behalf of the com- mittee by Mr J. Jones, Gwalia House. Tho committee was also represented by Mr. Esau Evans, Goitre. The accompanist was Miss Jones, Derw Millij. This most success- ful meeting was brought to a close by the singing- of the National Anthem. The Rev. J. G. Owen (Soar) presided over a meeting held fco honour and make a pre- sentation to the following heroes home on furlough from the front:—Stoker Johnny Davies. Pantmclyn. Llangeler; Pte. Rees Jones, architect. Glenview. Dre4ach; and rt-e. Tom Davies, Tdraw, Cefn Saron Solo- were giver, by Mpsrs. Michael Davies, J. B. Jones, Albert Evans, and Madarno ],Izzie Jt-rljiis. Addresses were given by Messrs. Eben Evans, John y Gwas/1 J. Jones, G walia House John Jones, Velindre View; Thos. Williams, Pompren, and the Revs. E. E. Hughes and D. Jerkins, rector. The presentation Avas made on behalf of the committee by .1i'I;' treasurer. Mr. Jon-,s Gvalia House. Pte*. Davies was alio handed a cheque .from the Llandyssul War Commit- tee. The accompanist was Miss Lizzie Jor.es, Spring Gardens, and Mr. Jame.«. Green Meadow. The meeting terminated with the singmg of "Hen Wlad fy Nhadau." LLANARTH. News reached here on Saturday that Pte Willie i ewis, Penlan, has been woun- ded. He was formerly in the Pembroke Yeomanry, and has been transferred to the Lewis Gun Co. He has been in many en- gagements, and was now in the big push for Jerusalem. We wish him a speedy re- covery. ) I NEWCASTLE-EMLYN 1 Mr. James Thomas, Langoitan. Bryn- gwyn, has ireceived official intimation that 11 j his son, Pte. Tom Thomas, has been killiea in action. Ilhe young hero had been miss- ing for two months. He was formerly a mason in the employ of Mr. David Jones, Penralltwen. The sad news reached the town on Mon- day that Pte. Willie Evans, son of Mrs Evans, GiaauftV-row, had been kil"ed in action. Pte. Evans was a popular young man and volunteered for service at the outbreak of the war LLANSAWEL. Tho sad news reached the village on I day last that Pte. Thomas John Jci-cs, eldest surviving son of Mr. and M \3. I,e, is Jones, tailor, Tyeefn, had kdK! «n action. Pte. Jones enlisted iinmedi'.re'v after the outbreak of war. Mudl, rn- pathy is felt for his parents, orotners and sisters in their bereavement. lie -"e!lt many years of his childhood with his grand- mother the late Mrs. Evans, Angel Inn, L'Jinsawel, and was a great fa^o.nte m the village. Lieut Col. Oswyn St. Leger l evies, Froodvale, has been again wou.ided in action, but, we are glad to hear, not seri- ously. Col. Davies was previously woun- ded in the leg, and this time is vMiimued in the face. Lieut. Jasper S. Lloyd, eldest sinking son of Mr. and Mrs/H. Meuric I.l^yo, Cynghordy, formorly of Delfryn, is seri- tou'sly ill in a foreign hospital: suffering from sun fever. His many friends wish him a speedy recovery. The Council School was orov-ded last Friday evening when a. most hearty wet come was extended to Corporal Dan Evans, son of Mr. and Mrs. Evans. M-oel- tre Lodge, Llansawel, who was home on leave. <The interest was more than usual, as Corpl Evans is the only man from the parish who has won 1ft decoranon in the war. Mr. Wm. JVnes, C.M., presided. An interest'ng programme was gone through. On behalf of tne (parish the chairman pre- sented Corpl. Evans with the sum of E2 and paid a high tribute 'to his soldlier- like qualities, and congratulated him on winning the Military Medal. In the un- avoidable absence of Mr. Davies, J.P., Froodvalo, and on behalf of Col. Oswyn Davies, the chairman also presented him with another J02. Licut. CoL Davies having devoted the gift he was entitled to from the parish to the first man who would win a military detonation. Hie best thanks of the meeting was voiced to Col. Davies for his k'ndne.ss. Corpl. Evans warmly thanked all from the parish for their k ind- ness and welcome to him, and asked the committee to convey his gratitude to Col. Davies for his thoughtful kindness to him. Mr. Davies, Tynycwm, and ethers, ad- dres3ed the meeting. At the close a vote of condolence with Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Jones Tyeefn, on the death of their eldest son III action was passed. On the motion of t-h-e V ev. I sane 'Edwardft, cullratcl-in- charge seconded by the Chairman.