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YSTALYFERA NOTES. We would particularly draw the at- tention of our readers to the notice in another column concerning the Culti- vation of Land Order. It is hardly ne- cessary to urge the Ystalyfera Garden- ing Society to greater efforts, but it is worthy of note that the powers granted under the Order, when first obtained by the Pontardawe Council, were in the first instance imposed at Ystalyfera. It is urged however, that Ystalyfera people who do not belong to the Allotment Society should join without .delay, as it is not only an economy, but a dire necessity for all to make the most of whatever land they might be able to obtain to insure a supply of garden produce. Look out for J. T.'s Sale on Satur- day. In a-mordtilee with the appeal to the whole nation, intercessional services were held .at all the local chapels and churches on Sunday last. The services took the form of prayer meetings, and ill the evening a united servioe was held at the Wern Chapel, when there was a representative gathering from all the local churches. The services were of a very impressive character. The sympathy of the people of Ystal- yfera is extended to Nurse Jeremy in her recent bereavement. Heiv mother, Mrs. Margaret. Jeremy, of Carmarthen, died on Christmas Day at the age of 71, after only four days' illness, and was buried on the following Saturday. It is only 14 months since Nurse Jere- my lost her father. A correspondent draws attention to the state of the street lamps at Ystaly- fera. It seems that the lights are per- forming their duties under protest, as they seem to be blinking rather more than is natural. In fact, one lamp on Clare-road has flickered itself into obscurity. Our correspondent envies the Ystradgynlais folks when he looks north-east and sees the glow of the Ystradgynlais street lamps in the sky and muses on the ludicrousness of the delectable Dora. Look out for J. T.'s Sale on Satur- day. Pte. Abbe Guerrier, who is a cook attached to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers in France, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Guerrier, Alltygrug-road, has arrived home on 16 days' leave. He has been in the Army fot. two years. ■ IIWIIM IMI—» i ■■HHIIIBI ■ milliw iBUm—n LODk out for J. T. 's Sale on Satur- day. The concert which was to have been held at Zoar Chapel on Saturday evening, has been postponed until Thursday, Jan. 31st. Under the aspices of the Gurrios Mutual Improvement Society, Prof. J. Miall Edwards, M.A., Brecon, will lec- ture at the Gurnos Chapel on Monday night on "Crefydd a Gwareiddiad." Admission will be free, but a collection will be taken. We again remind our readers of the performance of "Rbys Lewis," the only authorised adaptation by Mr. J. M. Edwards, M.A., which will be per- formed by the society in February. Since the performance of "Machen Mawr I," the Gurnos Society needs no introduction to Ystalyfera people, and suffice it is to say for the present that these dramatists will uphold if not en- hance their previous reputation. Look out for J. T.'s Sale on Satur- day. Maciste—Hercules—Samson, call him what you like, the Italian giant is something to arouse wonder. At the Coliseum next week every one who goes there is assured of a really un- usual treat. Macisto—Alpine Soldier, is truly a remarkable film, and throughout its showing, which occu- pies nearly two hours. there '.tS not a moment in which the attention of the audience will stray. The strength this giant reveals is marvellous, but he uses it in such a way that he is never brutal; indeed, there is a rich vein of comedy running through the whole production The might of Maciste, when performing any tack side by side with ordinary mortals compels a com- parison that is so ridiculous as to raise many hearty laughs. The picturo was taken amongst the rocks and snow of the Alps, and the scenery of the higher, mountains, peak rising above peak, gives one an idea of what our Italian Allies have to centend with on their battle front. There are some scenes of overhanging mountain climb- ing with the aid of ropes by the Alpino Corps, in which branch Maciste is to- day serving. In short it is such an outstanding picture that all who fail to .see it will miss a treat. The same night sees the opening chapter of the greatest- and latest of Pathe Serials, Patria, screened. 'This serial is sup- posed to be the only one that Pathe's have produced which equals "The Laughing Mask" in its attraction. We may mention that booking is already proceeding briskly for these unusual attractions for next week. We regret having to announce the death at Bolton on Thursday last, of Mr. Russell Lewis, s:m of the late Mr John Lewis (shoemaker), Ystalyfera. Deceased was 65 years of age, and succumbed to pneumonia. He was a I native of Llanfynydd, and left Ystal- yfera. about 35 years ago for Lanca- shire, ifchere he lias since resided. His sorrowing sisters are Mrs. Hugh Jones (Pontardulais), and Mrs. Lewis Jones (Gough-road, Ystalyfera). A widow and grown-up family are left to mourn their loss. Look out ff, J. T. 's Sale on Satur- day. AVe are glad to learn that Miss A-. B. Carter, Clare-road, has been suc- cessful at the recent examination in gaining her degree of R.A.M. and R.C.M. Miss Caster is a very popular pianiste, and is also a very successful teacher. Wo wish her many more such honours in the future. Look out for J. T.'s Sale on Satur- day. About noon on. Thursday a young lad named Ieuan Davies, residing near iine, was somewhat severely injured at Tirbacih Colliery by being squeezed between an empty tram and the side. Dr. Lewis was on the scene in a very short time and attended the unfor- tunate lad, who was afterwards taken to liisi home. Encouraged by the success of the Enconrnged bv the sur'cess of the whist drive at the Church Hall a couple of weeks ago, the promoters are arranging for another to take place next Thursday at* the same place. In this case again the proceeds Will be devoted to the fund for presentations to sailors and soldiers. Owing. to the lecture of Prof. J. Miall Eawards, M.A., at the Gurnos Chapel, the concert arranged to take place at the Wern on Monday eventing has been, postponed until Wednesday. An excellent miscellaneous ^programme has been arranged, and amongst the attractions will be the ever popular Mflff-naimara .s Rand,"—one of the hest musical items ever composed for hays, -and the "Nigger Minstrels." The ,Vf i r)stre ) s. f 1, (11 programme, which is arranged by M:sses Mary Daviiies and Millie Pr;ce, is worthy of (-,very support. Miss iilary Annie Jones, daughter of Mr and Mrs. Daniel Jones, Brvnseion, was successful in parsing the junior examination in theory under the Trinity College of Music at Swan- ea. recently. Miss Jones is a. pupil of Miss Olwen Rees, GodreVgraig. Sergt. T. J. Jones, of the Canadians son of Mrs. Morgan, Smith Arms, has come home on leave from Frai^pe. He joined up in Canada, and in the words of Mark Twain, is abic. to say that the report cf hi.s death, is greatly exaggerated, inasmuch a, lie was re- cently wrongly reported to have hCt"l1 killed in action. I Signs of widespread regret and sym- pathy were evident at the funeral of the late Mr David How en, butcher, of the Wern, whose death was reported in our last issue, whicii took place on Tuesday la-t at Pantteg. The large attendance of tftepiiblie and of mourners testified to the esteem in which the:- dec/eased was held. The officiating n-i Inister the Rev. Ben Davies, Pantteg, and other ministers present were the Revs. John Davids, Wern; J. Thomas, Gurnos; W D. Lewis, Caersalem; and W. Jones, Zoar. Messrs. Da \id Price, Lucknow House, and W m. Tones, Brynseiom, deacons at the Wem, itcted as bearers. The chief mourners were as follows: Mrs. David Bowen and Miss Na-na Bowen (widow and daughter); Mrs. M. Bowen (mother); Mr amd Mrs. W. R. Rees, Mr and Mrs. Ben Morgan, Mr and Mrs. J. Williams, Mr amd" Mrs. Bellamy, Mr and Mrs. Tom Hughes, Mr and Mrs. Sam. Williams, Mr Evan Rees (London); Mr and Mrs. D, Eynon Williams, Mrs. Thomas (brothers-in-law, sisters, Bind alsters-in-" law); Mr Evans, Pantygwanyd (uncle) Mr Trevor Evans, Swansea (nephew), and others. The floral tributes were- from: Widow and daughter. Mother, lrand Mrs. W. R. Rees, Mr and Mrs. Ben Morgan, Mrs. Thomas, Bryndcrwen, and Mr David Lloyd. The snging at the house, chapel, and graveyard was under the eonduc- torship of Mr J. D. Mainwaring. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Mr Wm. Evans, Pentwvn. Any persons desiring to send gifts of 1-??ojzs, T"Ult, ete. to the Pontardawe War Hospital, a're. reques- 1 ted to send same to Mr W. D. Clee, or Mrs. A. B. Griifitlis, as they will he going to Pontardawe next week with a* party to entertain the wounded. At Hernion Chapel, Ctvda?it on At Hermon Chapel. CIFla.eh. un Tuesday, Mr John WiDiam.s son of Mr and Mrs. Lew:s IVilt.:4?ms,cilmaen- gwyn. was married to Miss Annie B. Clee, daughter of xMr J. W. Clee. Teg- fan, and the late Mrs. Clee. Mr T. J. Phillips, Clvdach, was the best man, and Misses Mary Williams and J oalJ 01 wen Clee, the bridesmaids. The Rev. J. Eiddig Jones, assisted by the Rev. John Williams. After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of Mr J. Williams, Clydach. Seaman Ieuan Jones, son of Mr and Mrs. Benjamin Jones, Alltygrug roa<d, paid a flying visit to his home this week-end. On Thursday eveiuing ]ast the Eng- lish Congregational Church, a. X mas tree was given to the children of the church. Each child was given a suit- able present, amd a. mi.-oelianeovis pro- gramme was given. Councillor Ben Wii!l:i.am,s, superintendent of the Sun- day School, presided. An accident that might easily have Iwon attended with fatal consequences, ooeurred on Monday of last week, when a. motor lorry belonging to Messrs. Rees Davies, Swansea, ran in- to the shop window of Mr John Mad- docks, Pwllhach. It seems that the car, which was stationary outside the of M rs. J. Thomas, ran back- ward, And after swerving, üollidedi with the shop window, smashiug i*, to- gether with damaging much of the goods. Mr Maddueks was out at the time, but Mrs. Maddoeks, who was in the house, received such a shock, that she had to be medically attended. 1 A 'bus belonging to the South Wales Transport Co., also got out of controk on Monday near the Swan Bridge, and ran into the shop of Mr J. Evajis, saddler, smashing a portion of the wh dow, Ptes. D. E. Evans (photographer), of the R. F. C.. and Hughie Hopkin, o-f the Welsh regt-, have both been, home on leave this week, the latter froffn France. i At the English Congregational Church on Sunday last, intercessionat services were held. In tho evening, the Rev. Rd. C. Williams preached and read Kipling's "Rec<?ioi?" hymn. c'> At the Church Hall on Monday evening last, a presentation service was held, when all the Sunday School pupils, who had lost no more than three times during the year. The Rev. J. Seeundus Jones, B.A.. vicar, pre- sided over a large attendanc, and a large numher of pupils were honoured. On Thursday of next week the Rev. H. C. Mauder, Mount Pleasant, Swan- sea., the popular chaplain with the- Forces, and one of th-tg most eloquent preachers of the English Baptist pul- pit, will preach at Caersalem. The services will be held at 3 and at 7, and largo congregations arc conridentlv ex- pected. Mr Mauider, it will be re- membered, recently lectured on his experiences at the Front at Zoar Chapel.

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