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Pontardulais in Mourning. FUNERAL OF LATE MR. D. VAVASOR LLOYD MORGAN. TWO HUNDRED LETTERS OF CONDOLENCE. On Thursday afternoon last, the mortal remains of the late Mr. D. Vavasor Lloyd Morgan, youngest son of the Rev. D. Lloyd Morgan, D.D., pastor of Hope Congregational Chapel, whose untimely death was reported in these columns last week, were laid to rest at Rhydgoch Cemetery under every manifestation of profound sorrow. Ice and snow lay inches thick on the ground, yet the cortege was exceed- ingly large, and nearly a mile long. Every blind was drawn en route, and all traffic suspended. The coffin was of unpolished oak, and was borne from the home of deceased to Hope Chapel, where a memorial service was held. The following gentlemen acted as bearers:—Messrs. D. Edgar Thomas, Aberdare House; D. Howells, mana- ger of Benallt Colliery; D. James Thomas, Swansea Road; J. H. Jones, L. & N.W. Railway; S. J. Williams, Ffosyrefail; and David Owen. Mr. Caredig Williams presided at the organ, and played Chopin's Marche Funebre while the sacred edifice was being rapidly filled. The service was presided over by the Rev. Gruffydd Jones, Tynewydd, who gave out the hymn, Fel y mynoi, Iesu anwyl." The Rev. D. H. Thomas, Ebenezer, Gorsetnon, read a very appropriate portion of Scripture, fol- lowed by a prayer by the Rev. Glas- nant Jones, Dunvant. The President delivered a most touching, effective and impressive speech relative to deceased and family. Mr. Isaac L. Davies, headmaster, Boys School, read an extensive list of over 200 names of persons from I whom letters1 of sympathy and con- dolence had been received, including the Prime Minister and the Rev. Robert Griffiths, Madagascar. Addresses were delivered by the Rev. J. Evans-Jones, Skewen (repre- senting Dr. Morgan's former pastorate) Rev. E. B. Lloyd, Bwlchnewydd; Rev. George Williams (representing the local ministers); Rev. Gwylfa Roberts, D.D., Llanelly; and Rev. J. E dwards, Neath. The hymn, "lesu, 11 yw m unig Geidwad, was sung, and the Rev. W. Bowen, Tycroes, concluded the service at the chapel by prayer. The whole congregation were upstanding while the Dead March" in Saul was being played. The mourners were the Rev. D. Lloyd Morgan and Mrs. Lloyd Morgan (father and mother); Rev. T. D. Lloyd Morgan, Manchester (brother); Misses Myfanwy, Annie, Jennie, Minnie, Eluned, Angharad, and Nest Lloyd Morgan (sisters) Rev. and Mrs. W. M. Morgan (uncle and aunt); Mr. Aeron Jones and Miss Kate Jones, Aberayron (cousins) Miss Mary I Ann Jones, Aberayron; Mr. David Lloyd Hughes; Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius; Mrs. Jones, Aberdare (aunt); Mr. and Mrs. D. Lloyd Jones, Cwmdar (uncle and aunt); Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jones, Aberdare; Mrs. S. Jones and daughters (aunt and cousins); Aid. Rev. W. Davies, Llandilo (ex-president of the Congre- gational Union); Rev. Stanley Jones, Carnarvon; and Rev. W. James, Swansea (ex-president Congregational Union) Letters of condolence were received from all the churches and chapels of the district; Heywood Congregational Church, Manchester; from students at the colleges; and from soldiers and sailors who are members of Hope CLapel. Kailwayrren of all grades were pre- sent in strong force, a proof of the striking tribute to deceased' s popu- larity among those with whom he worked. Letters received from Mr. T. J. Williams, M.P., Rev. J. Towyn Jones, M.P., Mr. T. Lloyd Jones, B.A., B.D., Pencader, and Rev. W. Justin Evans, London, were read in detail. Among the very large number pre- sent were the following:-Dr. G. J. Williams, Bryn; Aid. Rees Harries, J.P., Bolgoed; Ald. LI. Thomas, Hendy; Messrs. H. W. Thomas, D.C., Neuadd Fach; Samuel Wil- liams, J.P., Ffosyrefail; D. Rees, Coedbach; Bowen, retired chemist; T. Bowen Rees, chemist; W. Harries, Llwynadam; D. H. Griffiths, Bron- deg; D. Jones, Tynybonau; Hugh Evans, Hendy; J. J. Hill, headmaster; Isaac L. Davies, headmaster; F. G. Davies, headmaster; R. Leyshon Davies, A.C., headmaster; J. Evans, Frongelli; D. A. Thomas, Glasfryn Road; Evan Jones, Cardiff House; J. Allen. Mumbles (late stationmaster); Joseph Williams; Jas. Thomas, D. C., Llysgwyn; D. Bonnell, contractor; John White, Caecerrig; Robert Rich- ards; D. Harries, J.P., Llanelly; D. Lewis, J.P., Llangennech; D. P. Griffiths, T eilo Tinplate Co.; E. Arthur Williams, Clayton Tinplate Co.; John Gabe, Tynybonau; W. T. Hughes, ironmonger; D. R. Williams, Gwynfa; E. J. Samuel, sculptor; Hy. Thomas, secretary-manager, Pontar- dulais Co-operative Society; Garnet P. White, Glyncaerau; Wm. Lewis. Cwrtybettws; John Jenkins, Allty- graban.
Llandilo Board of Guardians. The meeting of the Guardians of the Poor for Llandilo Union was held at the Board Room, on Saturday last, Mr. R. Mathews, Chairman, pre- siding. There were also present: Mrs. E. A. Roberts, Mr. A. Williams. Mr. W. Roberts (Garnant), Mr. W. Roberts (Llanfynydd), Mr. Dan Jones, Mr. W. Stephens, Mr. Evan Davies, Mr. T. Humphreys, Mr. D. Glyn Jenkins, Mr. D. Thomas. Mr. D. Davies, Mr. Jno. Lewis, Mr. J. Richards, Mr. Thos. James, Mr. L. N. Powell, Mr. D. Thomas (Llan- sawel), Mr. W. Williams, Mr. D. Pritchard Davies, Mr. J. L. Williams, Mr. Evan Harries, and Mr. Dan Davies; also the Clerk Mr. R. Shipley Lewis), the Deputy Clerk (Mr. D. Jones Morris), the Workhouse Master (Mr. D. Evans), and the Relieving Officers (Messrs. Popkins and James). The Master reported that there were 66 inmates of the House, as against 58 on the same day last year. The vagrants relieved during the fortnight numbered 18, as compared with 55 in the corresponding period of last year, a decrease of 37. An excellent enter- tainment was held at the House on Thursday, 8th mst., by the members of the Tabernacle Sunday School, and a very pleasant evening was spent by young and old. A vote of thanks was passed to the entertainers, on the proposition of Mrs. E. A. Roberts. On consideration of the requisites, Mr. Jno. Richards moved that the Master prepare by the next meeting a return of the average weekly consump- tion of meat, flour, and sugar in the Workhouse by the inmates and staff. I SALARIES. The application of the Matron for an increase of salary was considered. and it was stated her present salary was S-40. There was no motion, and the Chair- man remarked, "All sil ent?" Mr. J. Richards said if nobody else moved anything, he would propone the salary remain as it is. The Chairman: That is not a motion. A proposition must be something different to the present salary, and an amendment could be moved to that. Mr. Evan Davies thought Mr. Richards was right. The Chairman: I have never heard such reasoning since I was born. „ (Laughter) Mr. J. Richards said he would state his reasons. They had been compelled to raise the salaries of so many of their staff on account of the increased cost of living, and the reason he proposed this should remain as it is was because that did not affect the Matron. They really should not give an advance to her for that reason. Mr. J. L. WiHiams: I support the Chairman that we should leave well alone, and save time and talk. In regard to a similar application from the Assistant Matron, who re- ceives £ 27 a year, there was also no proposition. I FINANCE. The Treasurer' s report stated that all the parishes had paid their calls, except three, including Ammanford, 15 3 7 lis. 6d. The amount unpaid was S-572 17s. 6d. The balance was £ 1,112 8s. lid. A call for a county rate was received at 8id. in the i, payable in March next, the total amount being £ 4,413 3s. 4d. In reply to Mr. J. Richards, it was stated the rate was a penny higher than last. It was decided a precept should be issued. The Clerk said he had written to the War Office in reference to a lunatic soldier, and the reply was that the matter was receiving attention.
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