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CONSCIENCE AND COMMON SENSE.

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YSTALYFERA NOTES. i !

THE ROSARY" AT YSTALYFERA.

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YSTRADGYNLAIS NOTES.

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YSTRADGYNLAIS NOTES. Under the auspices of the Breconshire Education Authority lectures in agricul- ture will be delivered by Mr. David Thomas (county agricultural organiser) at Abercrave. Council School on Tuesday, February 15th on "Artificial Manures," and at Cynlais County School on Tuesday February 22nd, on "Feeding Stuffs." The lecture will commence each evening at 7.30, admission free. All interested in agriculture are invited to attend. On Tuesday evening at Tabernacle Ves- try, a meeting was held to consult as to the best method of forming a committee to extend a welcome to local men return- ing from the front. The meeting was called by the various ministers and clergy, and was composed of two members of each place of worship in the neighbour- hood. The many friends of- Mr. Idris Wil- liams will be glad to learn of his success in passing the L. V.C.M. Diploma recent- ly in the theory of music.' MT. Williams is sub-organist at Ystradgynlais Ch urch. and is a pupil of Professor T. G. $?mei, Y stalyf era. I The Advisory Committee met on Thurs- day afternoon at the new police station, to hear appeals from the next batch of Derby recruits. Mr. T. J. Davies,: J.P., Abercrave, occupied the chair. A number of cases were dealt with, most of the ap- pellaiits being put back to later" groups. Four young men from the district jour- neyed to Brecon on Tuesday to join their groups as Derby men. They were John Terry, son of Gwilym Cynlais, Ophi Wil- liams, Porth-y-Bryn; Dan Owen, Station- 1 road, and David Evans, Cloth Hall. The two last named have returned home re- jected as medically unfit for service. There was an excellent attendance at Sardis Chapel on Saturday evening on the occasion of a miscellaneous concert. The choir was under the conductorship of Mr. T. Williams, G. and L., whilst the artistes were, soprano, Miss Jennie El lies, Swansea; tenor, Mr. Ben Davies, Skewen, and bass, Mr. Gwilym Jones, Ystradgynlais. Miss Bessie Williams, one of the accompanists, was unable to attend, and Mr. E. H. Hughson, A.R.C.O., filled the vacant chair. The Rev. R. 1: Rhys, Sardis, presided. The choir rendered "Lift up your heads," "Y Clychau," "Bendigedig fyddo Arglwydd Dduw Israel," "Y Gwlithyn, "And the glory of the Lord," and "Yr Raf," with much fervour and effect, whilst Mme. Ellis was much appreciated in renderings of "The Jewel Song," "Vaunka Song," and "Friend o' Mine," and was encored. Mr Ben Davies's rendering of "To him who sorrows," and "Gwlad y Bryniau," left nothing to be desired. Mr. Gwilym. Jones was never in better form than when he rendered "The Toilers," by special re- quest, and "Y Dymhestl." He replied to the vociferous encore by singing "The old way and the new," a. song composed by Mr. E. H. Hughson. He also rendered "Y Marchog," and sang "Mae Cymru'n barod ar yr wy^$rith Mr. Ben Davies. Mr. Hughson also rendered selections on the organ. The concert was a complete success, and aa a rlt" the chapel funds will benefit to the extent of about E20. Mr. W. R. Williams presided over a crowded gathering on Monday evening last, when Mr. Hanson (" Casey"), the well-known I.L.P. propagandist, and Miss Dolly Pickard were the entainers for the evening. "Casey" lectured on ""The songs of the people," and he held his audience spellbound by his fine violin recitals. Miss Pickard accompanied on the piano. The entertainment was success- ful in every way, and new members were subsequently enrolled. We understand that an error was made in these notes last week. It was stated that Mrs. Williams, of the Temperance Hotel had met with an accident, where- as it should have been Mrs. Williams, of The Laurels. We regret that the mis- take should have occurred, but are glad to learn that Mrs. Williams has now re- covered.. i At a general meeting of the Chamber- of Trad 3 held last week the chair was occupied by Mr. EL E. Watkins, Royal Stores in the absence og Mr. Dd. Lloyd. Many imp-tant matters were dealt with and new members were enrolled. The sec- retary was authorised to interview the local posttmaster for the purposes of con- sidering the improvement of local postal facilities. Steps are also being taken to got the authorities to move in the matter of local road improvement. Great things are expected of the Chamber of Trade in the district. It is with regret that we note the death of Tommy J. Davies, 18, son of Mr and Mrs. T. Davies, Cwmtawe-roadf which took place, oi* Saturday^after a very brief illness. Deceased was of a reserved disposition, and was much liked by his many friends. The interment took place on Tuesday, the Rev. D. J. Davies offi- ciating. There was a good attendance at Salemr Penahos, on Monday evening, when & competitive concert was held. The entires were good and credit is due to Mr. T. Jones, the able secretary, for the suc- cess of the meeting. Another concert will be held in a short time. The Ystradgynlais Colliery was idle on- Wednesday owing to a breakdown in the shaft, and the Gurnos Colliery was also rendered idle on Wednesday by short' ness of wagons. A meeting for the purpose of compli- menting Mr. E. H. Hughson was held on Wednesday evening on his attaining the degree of A.R.C.O. A full account will appear in our next issue. The Cinema was well filled on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, when Gwern- ydd Morgan's Company performed the Welsh drama "Changê." The actors and actresses were in good form and the play was thoroughly enjoyed. We regret to announce the death of Wm. Rees Alexander, tho little son of Mr. David Alexander, of Cwmgiedd, v. hich occurred on Monday last. The child who was only 2 years of age, wa sa- bright, bonny little lad, and since the death of his mother, -had been cared for by his grandmother, who was devoted to him very much. Deep sympathy is felt with the father and grandmother in their trial, coming as it does so soon after other famiiy bereavements. Trie funeral took place on Thursday at Ystradgynlais churchyard. Business men and others will be glad" to learn that the London City and Mid- land Bank have decided to open their branch at Ystradgynlais daily, in future,, namely 10 a. m. till 2 p. m., and 9.30 till 12 p.m. on Saturdays. This is a con- venience that will be greatly appreciated,. and the L. C. and M. are to be congratu- lated on their effort to accommodate the public even at the present moment when the conditions created by the war are given as the reason for many unnecessary public inconveniences. On Tuesday evening the Tabernacle Vestry was crowded, on the occasion of a competitive concert. A great number of entries were received, and much merri- ment and enjoyment were manifest dur- ing the proceedings. The awards were- as follows Champion solo (under 6). There were eight or nine competitors, and all re- ceived a prize. Four choirs competed on the tune "Arosfa. The winning choir being Mr Tom Lewis' Solo for girls, Miss Bessie Jones, Cwmgiedd. Duett Miss Maria Phillips and Mr Tudor Jones. Solo for girls under 14, 1st Miss Alioe Jones; 211d Miss Bessie James. Recita- tion, Mrs. G. Griffiths. Best stanza on zeppelins, Mr Llew Jones, near Station. Humourous dialogue, Messrs W Vaughan and Edgar Morgan. The chair was taken by the Rev. E. Jones; and the adjudicators were Music Mr SI. James, Moriah, Penrhos; reci- tations, Mr Hopkin Owen, Cynlais- School, Ystradgynlais. Both gentlemen are to be congratulated on the excellent manner iin which they dbelivered their adj udications. On -Sunday rooming last a vdry in- teresting servioo was conducted bv the Rev. Emlyn Jones at Tabernacle Chapel. Fofar infanta had been brought to be christened, and after the christening cere- mony the remained of the morning was devoted to the children. There were a large number present, and the excellent manner in which the little ones recited and sang, was evidence of the care with which they are being trained.

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