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DULAIS VALLEY CHAT.I

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DULAIS VALLEY CHAT. I (Gan Ymdeithydd.) I The heavy storm which swept over South Wales on Saturday did not fail to leave its traces in various parts of the Dulais Valley. The river rose to a considerable height and overflowed its hanks in many places, whilst build- ings were damaged, trees uprooted, and towards the bottom of the Valley chimney pots were blown down. For- tunately no one suffered personal in- jury, although the damage was con- siderable. SEVEN SISTERS GIRLS' ORDEAL. I Annie Morgan (13), daughter or Mr. John Morgan, Bryncae, Seven Sisters, had an exceedingly unpleasant ex- perience during Monday night, one which also caused no iittle consterna- tion to her relatives and friends. She was missed from her home early dur- ing the evening, and upon her failure to return, her parents, relatives and members,of the local police force, com- menced an investigation which proved fruitless. This occasioned considerable alarm, having regard to the wild and dangerous character of the district, and at 10 p.m., search parties were organised, several groups of men with lanterns going in various directions, such as Onllwyn, Banwen, Colbren. A bercrave and Ystradgynlais. The search was continued throughout the night until four o'clock on Tuesday morning, when a party of searchers on the mountain between Seven Sisters and Ystradgynlais found the child. She had seen the lights and had made her way to them. The girl was removed home in a thoroughly exhausted condi- tion, and when questions were put to her, she said that "Something came over her," and she could not really remember how she got on to the moun- tain. She said she walked about all the time and was almost frozen with cold. 'Fortunately she is now little the worse for her weird experience. INTERESTING GOLDEN WEDDING. Readers of the "Llais" throughout the Valley will join with me in hearti- ly congratulating Mr. and Mrs. David Williams, of Glas Fan, Seven Sisters, who on Thursday had the privilege of celebrating their golden wedding. Botn are well known and much esteemed in the Valley. They were married at Llan- crwys, Carmarthenshire, and came to the Valley about forty years ago, thus having spent practically all their wed- ded life in this district. During that time Mr. Williams has been engaged on the local railway line, and also at the Seven Sisters Colliery, but he has now been retired for some years. Mr. Williams, who is 78, and his wife who is 77, are particularly known as among the founders of the Baptist cause in Seven Sisters, of which they have al- ways remained very faithful support- ters. Upon the opening of the new Baptist chapel in the village nearly two years ago, Mrs. Williams, who per- formed the ceremony, was presented with a golden key. The happy couple, who, it is pleasing to note enjoy good health, have three sons and three daughters, the latter all being mar- ried. They are represented in Wales, England and Scotland, one daughter being married to Councillor D. T. Davies, Seven Sisters, one to Mr. R. Rees, farmer, Hereford (formerly of Pontardawe), and another to the Rev. Enfield Jones, Newcastleton, Scotland. DAVID LEWIS' BENEFIT FUND. I The concert given on Tuesday last at Messrs: Studts' picture house, for the benefit of Mr. David Lewis, Brick-row, was highly successful—the balance sheet forwarded to us this week, clearly in- dicates. The takings totalled R20 15s. 6d., and after all expenses have been met, a balance of J314 4s. 6d. has been handed over to the boneficiarv,an excellent sum. MR. VERNON HARTSHORN AND I LOCAL ELECTORS. I The adoption of Mr. Vernon Harts- horn, of Maesteg, as prospective Labour candidate for the Mid-Glamor- gan at the next general election has been received with much interest in this part of the constituency. The various colliery committees have re- ceived from Mr. Meth Jones, regis- tration agent, a circular requesting that a joint meeting should be ar- ranged for consideration of future plans in the district. No definite steps have been taken up to the present, but the matter will no doubt be brought up at the next joint meeting of the commits tees. During the two previous elections contested by Mr. Hartshorn, strong local support was extended to the can- didate, and he may be assured that this will be repeated at the next fight. Mr. Hartshorn has always been 're- ceived with enthusiasm in the consti- tuency, particulary at Seven Sisters and Onllwyn, and so far as this district is concerned his success appears to 1.e certain. STUDENTS AT TREHARRIS. I About a dozen of the Seven Sisters mining students, accompanied by their instructor, Mr. Richards, of Swansea, paid a visit to the Ocean Colliery, Tre- harris, on Wednesday, making a tour of inspection of this well known mine lasting about four hours. This is said to be the deepest pit in Wales. GRATIFYING RECOVERY. I Mr. James David, of Scranton House, Seven Sisters, one of the en- ginemen at the colliery, who has been ailing for a considerable time from an internal complaint and has been a patient at Neath Hospital for about six weeks, is now well on the way to recovery, and his many friends will be glad to learn that he was removed to the Llanybydder Sanatorium a few days ago. NEW FRIENDLY SOCIETY LODGE. I A local branch of the Rational As- sociation Friendly Society has recently been opened in Seven Sisters, the meet- ings to be held every third Saturday in the month at the Federation offices. Any members in the Valley wishing to transfer from their present branch to the new one can do so at the next 11 meeting in March. The president of the new lodge is Mr. S. Lloyd, Mar- tin's-avenue, and the secretary Mr. E. Thornton, Brick-row. LOCAL WEDDING. A local marriage was celebrated at the Pontardawe Registry Office On Saturday last, the contracting parties being Miss Dorothey Hooper, of Dulais Gardens, and Mr. J. Herdman, of Caerdegar Farm, Seven Sisters. They were accompanied by a number of friends. SUCCESSFUL BENEFIT CONCERT. A large audience assembled on Mon- day evening at the Bryndulais Hotel, Seven Sisters, when a public smoking concert took place under the auspices of the local branch of the R.A.O.B. for the benefit of Bro. Walter Watkins, who recently lost his arm in an acci- dent whilst working at the Brynteg Colliery. Mr. Zachariah Meadows pre- sided over the gathering, which was very orderly throughout, and the en- tertainment was thoroughly enjoyed. Among the contributors to the pro- gramme being Mr. Arthur Thomas, the popular Neath comedian, and the blind boy pianist from Neath. The proceeds are expected to realise a good sum. ONLLWYN CHOIR, CONCERT. As forecasted last week the annuaJ concert promoted on Thursday and Saturday evenings by the Onllwyn Con gregational Chapel Choir, was of a highly successful character, reflecting great credit on the vocalists and those who had trained them. There were really good audiences, and the finan- cial result is also expected to be very satisfactory. The principal parts were taken as follows: Naomi, Madame Richards; Ruth, Miss Ethel Jones; Orpha, Miss Pugh; B(mz, /Mr. David Thomas; first reaper, Mr. John Rich- ards. The conductor was Mr. G. E. Griffiths, and the accompanists, Mrs. Thomas and Mr. Lewis. On Thursday evening the chair was taken by Coun- collor T. Prosser Jones (Seven Sisters) and on Saturday by Mr. \V. Wrilliams, M.E., manager of the Onllwyn Col- lieries. The members of the choir arc now starting to prepare for their an- nual festival to be held on Whit Tues- day.

IGWAUNCAEGURWEN GIRL'S I DEATH.

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