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At a recent examination held at Swansea, Miss Phyllis Broome, Allty- grug-road was successful in passing tho senior examination is pianoforte playing of the Trinity Collego of Music. She is a pupil of Mr. T. W. Hopkin, organist of St. David!s. It is worthy of note that owing to Mr. Hopkin's illness, Miss Broome has been acting as organist at St. David's Church for some time, and her play- ing has been not only satisfactory, but is of an exceptionally high order. The drama "Gruffydd Llwyd," which is to be performed at the Cen- tral Hall, Ystalyfera, on Saturday evening next, in aid of Lower Cwm- twrch S. and S. Fund, promise6 to be a. great success. Miss Ellen Moses, the popular local vocalistL will sing during the evening "Our lads in khaki." Misa Moses has scored great hits with songs of this kind at local ooncerts lately. Thomas' Roes, a discharged soldier, of Godre'rgraig, was charged at Aber- da-re on Wednesday, with having bigamously married Elizabeth Gould, his wife, Margaret Rees, being still I alive. Mrs. Rees said defendant mar- ried her at Pontardawe on June 7th, 1906, and they lived at Rhvdygroes. They had four children. Under cross- examination she said defendant had been a. good husband to her since his discharge from the Army. Elizabeth Gould, Penywain, Aberdare, spoke to going through a form of marriage with defendant in April, 1914, when he gave his name as Thomas Hopkins, and was described as a bachelor. They lived together until the June following when they hid a row and he 'eft her. He returned later and asked her to eorne to live at Caerphilly. She refused. Defendant was committed for trial at the Assizes, b.ail being allowed. At the meeting of the Zoar Chapel Mutual Improvement Society on Tues- day evening, Mr. Evan J. Evans pre- sided over a very satisfactory attend- ance. Mr. Fredk. Rees read excellent papers on "Wm. Quarrier, the philan- throphist and orphanage founder" and "Wm. Carey, the Baptist missionary." Both the papers were highly appre- ciated, and the following spoke on the addresses: Rev. Wm. Jones (pastor), Messrs. D. Evans, Evan T. Evans, Jno. Davies, Dl. Thomas, Dd Samuel, Ieuan Evans, and Miss Gwen Mad- docks. Mention has already been made in these columns of the active part which Seaman Lewis John Clee, son of Mr. John Clee, Pwllbach, together with the splendid choir which he has trained and conducts, takes in providing amusement and recreation for the sol- diers and sailors stationed in and near London. The other day a first-class concert was given by them at the Shakespeare Hut, in Tottenham Court road, and judging by the reception j which they received, as "described by a Valleyite who happened to be present, their efforts are very warmly appre- elated. From the programme wo find that the following took part—and their friends will recognise them 3S: Swansea Valley boyö-na.me.ly, S.S. j R. C. Jones, O.S. T. Rowlands, L.S. Lewis J. Clee, O.S. G. Colebrook, O.S. A. Bodyeombe, P.O. Nicholas, O.S. T. Rowlands, and Muss Joyoo • Edwards. At a meeting of .the "Ddraig Goeh" Society on Wednesday evening, Mr. Hy. Griffiths, C. and C. Bank pre- ?.idin?. Dr. W. J. Lewis read a paper a"sci,,iitifie and technical nature, entitled "Remote Results." and Mrs. Saunders Davies, B.A., read a paper on "The Life and Works of Robert Louis Stevenson." Both the papers were enjoyed, and Messrs. Rees Hop- kin, Fredk. Rees, John Davies, Tom Morgan, Miss Betty Davie#?, and Mrs. Taliesin Lloyd took part in the discus- sion. ( On Thursday evening Mr. John Evans, of the Wern, was accidentally knocked down by a car. The oar pulled up immediately, and Evans was taken into the shop of Mr. W. D. Gape, where it was found that the in- juries received were not serious. Mr. Evans was afterwards able to walk homo with assistance. On Monday evening a oonoert was held at the Smith Arms Hotel in honour of Sergt. T. J. Jones, Military Medallist, of the Canadians, who was home on leave, and returned to his unit on Tuesday. Mr. Jeff. Harries presided, and an excellent programme was provided. I Latest in Queues: il local miner j residing at Graigymerched, determined to increase the onion crop in tho ¡ corning season, deemed it wise to order some tons of soot. Long qucues were seen a few days ago eagerly waiting to secure a supply of the valuable fer- tilizer. Driver Dd. Owen, Gough-road, who is with the Motor Transport, has re- turned home from France on furlouch none the worao for his experiences. He is a.t present atta.ched to the Cana- dians, and in civil life was employed i by Mr. D. Llew. Thomas, Shop. | Mr. Evan L. Williams, pnphoIlilllU player in the local Town/ Band, was the winner in the instrurrirntal (wind) competition at CwmtVrch on Satur- day. Mr. Williams, who is an excellent player, was highly complimented by the adjudicator, j I..

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