CLYDACH NOTES I The death took plooo at Iiis rpsi- dence late on Saturday evening, after a very rOiort illness, ">i Mr. John Wil- 1 liams, HfoJygraig. The deceased, who was about 70 years of age and well known in the neighbourhood, was at work on the previous Saturday, and .some time after reaching home became, ill with a severe attack of pneumonia, from which lie died within a week. Ho leaves a widow and throe married datighters and son to mourn their loss. An interesting competitive e-nccrt was held at Elim, Crrigoefnparc, Oil Saturday evening. Mr. 1). Havard pre- sided, while the adjudicators were Messrs. Dan Jones (music) and Isaac Evans (elocution), both of Yelindre. Miss S. M. Nowland.s was the accom- panist, and oMnsrs. Evan Thomas and Howell J. Griffiths officiated as trea- surer and secretary respectively The awards: Solo for children (under 12), 1, Miss Eiddwen Evans; 2 Miss Mag- gie Dilys Hopkin; sota (under 16), Miss Jeannie Owen; recitation (under 12), 1, Miss Ceinwen ltees; 2 Miss Jennie Walters; recitation (under 16), Miss May Lewis; soprano solo, Miss Rosie Hopkin; tenor solo, Mr Tom E. Jones; baritone solo, divided between Messrs. Pkillip Griffiths and Wm. Rees; solo for novices (soprano or tenor), Mr. Idris George; solo for novices (oontral- to or baritone), Miss Aan Evans; open recitation fwr children, divided between -tJae Misses May Lewis and Maggie Jones. Champion solo, Mr. Tom E. Jenes. A public meeting to discuss the ques- tion of the food supply of the peoptc was held under the auspices of the focal Trades and Labour Council at the Public Hall, Clydach, on Saturday evening last. Mr. W. J. Lewis pre- sided over a very large attendance. Addresses on the subject of the coun- try's food supply and demanding a, ittore just and equittable distribution, were delivered by Councillor Ivor Gwynne and Messrs. Meth Jones and J. Da vies, and a. resolution in accord- ance with the objects of the meeting J was passed unanimously at the close. A number of questions were asked and answered in a more or less satisfactory Manner, during the meeting. The wounded soldiers at the Quarr Hospital were last week entertained by the Clvdach Forward Movement Sis- terhood to tea. at the Public Hall. The preparations made were much appre- ciated and enjoyed by the guests. [ Posted up in a Clydach shop window last week could be seen the following "Notlep" from "Poor Old Monty":— "On Friday the 18th inst., a tobacco pouch was lost in the vicinity of this shop. Will the finder please hand over counter? It is the property of an ab- sentr-minded beggar—Poor Old Monty." We understand that the "abse-nt- I minded beggar" lias since reoovered his last property, and it is whispered that the pouch was actually on the scene when "Poor Old Monty," after I a brilliant sign-effort., posted up his notiw. "Welsh Llewelyn." I
I 8NLLWYN. I Considerable excitement prevailed in the place last Saturday on the occa- sion of starting the big iatw engme that has been put down at the Onllwyn Odliery. The ceremony of formally turning on stoam was performed by Mr. E. Evans-Bovpn, the proprietor of the oqlliery, in the place of his son, who is at Cambridge University. There was a large number of officials pre- sent, including Messrs. B. Howell, M.E., J. Davies (undermanager), Mr. Brown (clerk of works), and Mr. B. Hardy, who was in charge of the erec- tion. Mr. Oswald Jones has been ap- pointed to take charge of the engine, which it is stated is the biggest in the valley. Friends were warm in their wel- come of Ptes. Evan Owen, Garrison Artillery; Teddy Jackson, and I?emnel /Stepheua. back from the front in France, where they have served for about two and a half years. The local S. and S. Committee were regretfully compelled to forego the usual Christmas gifts to local beys with the forces on account of the local circumstances being, so poor. Mr Tom Davies, Front-row, has been confined to his bed for several weeks I hy a serious illness. His father is with the army in Saloirica. A billiard tournament was held at the Dyffryn Billiard Room last week, and the result of a keen contest was: 1st prize, Wm. Jones (assistant lamp- man) 2nd, D. Morgan; 3rd, W. N. Jones.
I e! I >. tlt. I Winter SALE f DAILY DURING THIS WEEK | I ? Even now, with Market Prices climbing higher day ;| ? by day-with materials as scarce as can be, and :g ? skilled labour being more and more occupied on Jf Goverment work-we are offering ■$ £ Some MOST REMARKABLE BARGAINS § at our WINTER SALE in Goods for ;1 j! Personal Wear and for the Home. :8 I Our lines are positively surprising under present ;§ conditions, and although the goods are our well- g known high-class quality, we are in the enviable ;j| position of being able to place them before our II customers LESS THAN MAKERS' 1 b M U r'j-1 LESS THAN MAKERS' p PRESENT COST OF PROPyCTION. ;| It is irii port,, nt'to note that the cost of all goods is g: fl notoriously rising, and'that by the time our present S H stock is cleared, prices- will probably be |§ ? 50" to 1000/0 more. I | r-DWARDp' DRAPERY I ￼ I EL, rp^rUWANSEA. I ￼ Park treet. oS.. l.f ￼
INSTANT RELIEF FOR DIZZINESS AND SPECKS BEFORE THE EYES. Liver derangement is thecause be- hind these distressing conditions, and only restoration of perfect natural action can effect lasting cure. That is why Dr. Cassell's Instant Relief is so immeasurably superior to the old- fashioned ('a th3 tj:.io 1:61' pills and aperient salte. Such things can only give passing rolief by fording the liver to unnatural action, and have to be oontimier. Dr. Cassell's Instant Re- lief strengthens the liver, and so brings a¥eut natlral act-km m a natural manner. Take Dr. Cassell's Instant Relief for eonatipation, biliousness, torpid lirer, sick headache, dizziness, specks before the eyes, flatulence and windy spasms, acidity, heartburn, aDd impure blood. Ask your chomists for Dr. Cassell's Instant ReVef and take no substitute. Prices 1/- and 3/ from all chemists and stores. Dr. Cassell's Instant Relief is the companion preparation to Dr. Cassell's Tablets.
ABERCRAVE MISCEIJjANEOUS MEETING. At Bryn Seion on Wednesday night of last week, a very interesting mis- cellaneous meeting was held. The pastor, Rev. Jj. Lloyd presided over a large gathering. The programme was as follows:- -%I<), Mrs. M. Hart; duett, Misses Martha Williams and E. M.av Jozies; recitation, Miss Na-ncy Williams; solo, Master Tudor Wat- kins polo, Miss Elsie May Jones; UIl- panctuAted reading competition-ad- judicator, Mr David Powell. winner, iMss Ada Jones; recitation, Master W Evans; solo, Miss Kathe Jones; quqartette, Mr Richard WilHams and frids; recitation, Mr Gomer Daniel; quartette, Miss Nellie Davies and friends; best story competition, ad- judicator, Mr Divid Evans, winner, Mr T. E. Lewis quartette. Miss M A Jones and friends recitation, Mr T B Lewis; recitation, Miss L Evans; choir, conducted by Mr T. E. Lewis, who njso organised this rue-cessful mæting. CWRDD CWARTER. The quarterly meeting of Xoddfa Sunday School was held on Sunday evening last. The following took part:—Solos, Misses Eluned Watkins, Maggie Rowlands., Ruth Thomas, B. Rowlands, Mary Jones, Bessie Morris and Masters Tommy Jones and Mel- ven ones; duetts, Masses M Jones and Ruth Thomas; Misses B. Morris "d K. Trotman; recitation, Misses M. Rowlands, Myfanwy Watkins. Myfam- wy Morris, Mary Jones, Ehined Wai- kins, Ruth Thomas, Masters Sydnev Richards, Orwell Jones, Miss Mabel Rowlands, Masters Tommy Jones and j Trevor Grey, Misses Enid Watkins and Maggie Gam bold ?nd J. Jones; j cihorue, Master Wyndhaim Richards and friends; dialogues. Miss Boate Rowlands and friends; Mass E Wat- kins and friends; Messrs. Evan J. Gambold and R. J. Rowlands; chorus Mr Tom Thomas and friends. Mr D. C. Jozies presided, and Mr J. M. Jones was the organist. ——— A meeting of a similar nature was head at Nan/tyffin on the same even- iing, the following taking part:- President, Mr Howell Watkins; solos M isses Lizzie J. Walters and Mary Walters; Master W. Samuel Walters, ter Brynmor Thomas, Miss Bron- wen Watkins; duett, Mrs. E. Jenkims atnd W. S. WTalters; trio and chorus, Mr J. T. Jenkins and friefnds; quar- tette, Mr Thomas John Wralters and friends; octette, Mr Dan Jenkins and friends; recitation, Master Emlyn Evans; Miss 01 wen Evans, Master B Evans, Master Tudor Watkins, Master W. S. Walters, Master Trefor Wat- kins; dialogue, Mr Howel Watkins and friends; organist, Mr Edgair Eva.ns. Choruses by the chofe*j can- duoted by Mr J. T. J enlÜns-, and Mris. Edward Morgaoi (brother and siflter-im-law); Mr and Mrs. Dd. Richards (sister and brother-in-law); Miss Rachel Williams (aunt). Floral tributes were sent from:- Brothers and Sistere, Mr and Mrs. Davlid Watkins (uncle and aunt) Lizzie, Bethlehem Sunday School, His Intimate Friends. Tne death ooourred on Monday afternoon of Mr Thomas Walters, Bryn Glas, brother of the late Mr J. Walters, Llundain Fach, who was buried a fortnight ago at Tynycoed. Deceased had been fairly well in health up to a few days ago, when he was taken suddenly ill, and passed away peacefully on Monday. LECTURE. I At the Church Hall on Monday evening an interesting lecture was de- livered by Alderman Morgan Morgan (High Sheriff of Breconshire), on "A Trip to Palesttine." There was a crowded hall, and the Rev. Lewis Jones presided. The proceeds were devoted to the local S. and S. Fund. EVENING CLASS I Will the inhabitants of the district I talke note that a Mathematics Class I witll com-menca at the Abercrave I Council Schools on Monday evening I next. Teacher, Mr Edward Watkins. I HOME ON LEAV?. A t,- j rm -4 AKA I _1 au I-t:bll.tU Rit ? uci k: l-?l v ltv pleased to see Pte. D. J. Watkins and Dan Watkins, of the aCnad?an Regi- ment for A few days leave. They emigrated to America some years ago, and have arrived in the mother coun- try once more with the intention of joining their firionds on service when their training is oofmpleted. Both look well. Another brother, Pte E. Watkins, is also home from the fight- ing litoe. I COLLIERY ACCIDENT. I Mr Brinley Jones, Morgan street, and Mr Trefor Watkins, Treflemixg, I received injuries to the knee and leg Ion Tuesday afternoon at the Aber- crave coftiory.
I DEATHS. It is with deep regret we record this week the death of Mr Hopkin Morgan, second son of Mr and Mrs. William Morgan, Danygmig, which took place at his home on Wednesday night of last week after many months patient suffering. Deceased, who was 24 years of age, was a very popular young man. In January of last year he was called up to join the forces, but he h,;1 r! not li^n many weeks in training before he W3 taken ill, and • was conveyed home. Scon afterwards he was discharg,<4I a his condition" was n'rt improving. Prior to this he was errvployed as a grocer's a.seistant with Mr David Watloais, Caesrian. He was also a faithful members of Bethlehem Congregational Chapel. Amid deep manifestations of sor- row, the remains were interred at Tynyeofxt ClrarcShyar<]| on Monday afternoon, the funeral being the largest &eeA in the district for some time. The Revs. Lewis Jones and L. Lloyd officiated. The mourners were:— Mr and Mrs. William Morgan (father and mother) Mefses Rachel and Agmffi Morgan (sisters) Messrs. Rees, John, Alee Morgan (brothers); Mr
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I POSTAL SERVANTS WHO ARE C.O.'S. The brovernment have decided tha,t postal servants who secure exemption from military service on conscientious grounds, arid on the understanding that they do work of national import- ance (which includes postal work), are to be treated in the Post Office .as if they were temporary, employees, ajid I not permanent members of the staff.
Hengood branch df the Railvravmen's Union regard as "a scandalous waste of time and public money" the pro- posed trip of 350 railway men to the West front.
I W. A. WILLIAMS, Phrenologist I t an be consulted daily at the Vic+taia Arcade (near the Market), Swansea.
COLBREN- During the Christmas holidays a local collection was made for the child- ren of soldiers and sailors blinded in the war. The sum of P,2 10s. has been sent to the fund. We are pleased to see home on leave this week Lieut. H. Jeffreys and Pte. J. Battersby. Both are looking well after their arduous work in France. The oolliers of the district are again loudly complaining of stagnation in the trade. Only one and two days a week have been worked for the last four or five weeks. With the high prices ruling it is a problem for the mother of a family to get the two ends to meet.
There are 1,074 discharged soldiers and sailors in the Merthyr Borough. London panel chemists are to re- ceive an extra Jd. per prescription on account ef war conditions. There is again an acute shortage of beer in South Wales. Representations have been made to the brewers but no promise is made of an improvement. It is stated that the Welsh office of the Ministry of Pensions will pro- bably be located at Swansea. At Swansea a milk vendor, C. H. Manning, was fined LIOQ, with the alternative of three months' imprison- ment, for selling adulterated milk. The arrangements made at Bristol that women with babies should be served first in queues has had to be abandoned, aa it was found that the babies were passed from one woman to another.
GOOD NEWS No apology is needed for good news or even :or its repetition. Good news it is said travels last yet strangely enough tens of thousands of people fail to recognise it, or at any rate to appreciate its practical significance when it reaches them. For example, there are few people of adult years, who have not heard time and again of 'lie wonderfully beneficial action of Mother Seigel's Syrup in the treatment of indigestion and allied disorders of the stomach, liver and bowels. Yet, though they have heard the good news, probably direct from a personal friend or neighbour, they fail to appropriate it to themselves. Evidence of this we have had in abundance. Don't you, after reading this, fail to remember he good news that there is no more popular remedy before the public for relieving and preventing digestive troubles than Mother Seigel's Syrup. It is because Mother Seigel's Syrup goes to the root of the trouble that it has been so successful for close on fifty years. It acts directly on the organs of digestion— stomach. liver and bowels—tones, strengthens, and stimulates them to healthy activity, so that they are able.to perform their work naturally and efficiently. With these organs in sound condition, you are sure to look to well. feel well, and be well. A word to the wise is bufficient. If Indigestion causes you to think- tben remember Mother Seigel's Syrup.