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flV TBCS E-VENT OF THE SEASON. "VJ PALACE, AMMANFORD, Saturday, Dec. 7th, 1918, at 5 p.m. For the convenience of Music-iovers who are handicapped by limited train service, Mr. J. F. YOUNGE announces A Pianist, 4 SW MARK HAMBOURC ~*1 WILL GIVE A RECITAL. # 1- may be booked on Saturday and following week at Mr. GABE'S, Post Office, Ammanford. POOLBS, Ammanford. TO*KTIGHT—Gaumont's Masterpiece: THE LITTLE BURGLAR Week commencing Monday, DEG 2nd, 1918. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. THE ISLE OF LIFE THE BULL'S EYE SERIAL: EDDIE POLO. GAU3IONT Thursday, Friday and Saturday. GLADYS BRSGKWELL ■■ The Devil's Wheel FIGHTING TRAIIi. TIMES AND PRICES AS USUAL.. Coming: Monday, Dec. 9th, "THELMA" by MARIE CORELLI.
AMMANFORD. You will want to send your Photograph to your friends at Christmas The best work is always obtainable at A. Bryant s Studio, 8, College Street, Ammanford. Have them taken early and avoid the rush. The annual fair was held at Bettws on Monday last. There was a large supply of cattle, but business was poor, many farmers declining to sell at the prices ruling, which shewed a drop compared to those recently in operation. The death occurred on Wednesday, the 23rd inst., of Mrs. Brutton, wife of Mr. jas. Brutton, Villiers Road. The interment took place on Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist burial- ground, the Rev. J. Griffiths officiating. De- ceased leaves a husband and six young chil- dren to mourn- their loss. Driver Jack Marshall, who before the war made his home with Mrs. Lake, 98, Wind Street, is home on leave from France. Driver Marshall has been on active service for over three years, and has been fortunate in escaping injury of any kind. Before enlisting he was employed at Ammanford Colliery. An accident occurred in High Street last week, when the three-year-old child of Mr. Owen Evans, who resides at 130, High Street, was knocked down by a motor-car, sustaining a cut on the head. The child was immediately attended to by a doctor, but on Sunday convulsions set in, and the child died on Monday. Priv. G. Thomas, of The Garage, Peny- hank, has recently been discharged from the Army as the result of having been gassed. He served for 3s years in the Army, part of which time was spent in France and Egypt. Priv. Thomas was attached to the Motor Transport Section, and was chief electrician. We are glad to see him looking so well after his varied experiences. He has resumed his work at Blaina Colliery in the capacity of chief electrician. The many friends of Stoker W. A. Phillips, a son of Mrs. Phillips, Bridgend House, Tirydail, will be glad to know that he was present on H.M.S. Glorious, which took part in the work of receiving the German Fleet recently. H.M.S. Glorious is one of the hush ships," and is one of the "eyes" of our Navy. Prior to embarking on the voyage, Stoker Phillips was amongst those who were inspected by H.M. the King, and Stoker Phillips has written home to say that he is very proud of having received cigs." from our popular monarch. Priv. Morgan Bartlett, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Bartl-tt, of Talbot Road, Tirydail, has been home for a few days. He is att.cl d to the N.C.C., and is stationed at Aider i. Priv. Bartlett has served in that capacity for a period of about three years. I L has a I, brother in the Army, Driver Teddy Bartlett. Priv. Bartlett has taken an active part reli- gious circles, and on Sunday evening h otnciated at the Gospel Hall, Ammanfc:, and delivered a very interesting and impres- sive sermon, aaid also gave a biief hislo- of f s experiences. On Tuesday evening, he offic' 4ed at th-- Goscl Hall, Ty:??-s, --z he i .ached a very arre-'?.g sermon. The bad n rfc?! ed hv ￼ The sad news has n recf.e.'e d by Mr. l and Mrs. Th?. Davic. of 'Jard?ie Road. of the death p? Sund.? }ast, & ?-ner"' Lospital at Eapi a no f n?ir sen, Priv. D Tom Da"ieo. The deceased, who was a very praiseworthy young m-m, 5" been in he kimy for abjr.'i Five mouths, ai-d had been drafted to F racce abou, three months ar H was attached to the Tanks Corps, and was very popular with aU he came into contact. He contracted influenza, and later developed pneumonia, which un- fortunately proved fat-il. The iate Priv. Davies was of an exceeding)- genial and kind disposition, and the pathetic news of his demise will be a shock to his large circle .of friends. The deceased was 24 years of age, and w as married some months ago. The greatest sympathy is felt with Mrs. Davies and the family in their sorrow. Anniversary services in connection with the Talbot Road English Congregational Church were held last Sunday and Monday, the officiating minister being the Rev. Joseph James, B.A., Llandy ssiKo, Pem. It is un- necessary to speak of Mr.. James' power as a preacher, and his inimitable style of preach- ing, for none of the younger generation of preachers ie better known nor more generally admired in Ammanford than is Mr. James. But it is not too much to say that he excelled himself during this last visit of his, and cer- tainly never did the message of the Kingdom receive greater justice at the hands of mortal man. Those who were privileged to listen to Mr. James during the last week-end will not soon forget his eloquence, nor the Master Who was exalted with such spiritual passion. Mr. James' discourse last Monday evening Oil Jesus Christ and Reconstruction was one of- the finest utterances of the day. The Rev. Havelock Roderick took the devotional exercises on Monday evening. A reception in honour of Gunner F. Nicholson, of Pontamman, was held at the English Congregational Church on Wednes- day evening. Gunner Nicholson has been out in France for the last thirteen months, and this is his first leave. All his friends were delighted to see him looking so fit. Quite a good number came together, and the meeting was warm, and the welcome cordial. TKfc Rev. D. E. Harris presided. Miss Jennie Evans (Garnant), Miss Blodwen Pugh, Mr. W. T. Rhys, Mr. T. F. Rees, and Mr. W. T. Rees contributed solos in their usual good style, and were all encored. Miss Steele, of Pantyffynnon Colliery Offices, supplied the accompaniments in an excellent manner. Addresses of welcome and congratulation were given by Messrs. R. W. Davies and Sam Waters. The customary cheque wa; presented by Mrs. Jimmy Prout, whose hus- band, to the delight of all, has just had hisi discharge, and was present at the meeting. Gunner Nicholson responded in a brief speech. The president moved the thanks of the meeting to the artistes for their services, which was seconded by Mr. A. Hughes, and carried with acclamation. The funeral, which was of a military char- acter, of the late Priv. Rees Jones, Walter Road (whose death was reported in our issue of last week), took place at the Christian Temple burial-ground on Saturday last. It was undoubtedly one of the most respectable and impressive funerals that has ever taken place in the district, thousands of people being present. The cortege was headed by the Ammanford Urban Silver Band, and following came members of the Police Force, members of the Discharged and Demobilised Sailors' and Soldiers' Federa- tion, and the local V.T.C., under the com- mand of Lieut.-Col. W. N. Jones, J.P. The coffin was* draped with the Union Jack, and was drawn cn a gun carriage, in charge of three local soldiers. i here was a very large number of relatives and friends. On its way to the place of interment, the Band effec- tively rendered the Dead March." The street was thronged with people, and abun- dant testimony was shewn 'that deceased vas nry highly respected. The Rev. D. I Davies officiated, and there was also present the v. B. Ffvies (curate), Bfws. Ti- bi.'i lal-grc j id pre?«?(-ed a very striking appear- -ice, hu > -eds oi people witnessing fha last c Hal rites. The neatest sympathy is wntii the family in their sad bereavement. having b,ec i risv r of war in Ge;-riany for practical! ye,rs, Pri- E. J. Evans, whose parcn, reside at Station Road, Tirydail, has returned hoi-.e, and we extend to him our he.irty we-cc-me after his ni ;ant -z)er ic Priv. Evans joined the .-V.r.y larch, .915, a .d after a short ^rr.se ?o ? Ira-,ted out to France. During ?.P 1".? b..tde of LQos, in 9)5. he was taken i -isoner by the Germans, ad wa. SUIt even-ually to Friedrichsfeld, near Vye where iie was detained in a con- centration camp. The hero attempted to escape on four occasions, and was once '■j^jht w hi 1st on the brink of making good 1. oLape. His fri-nd, Priv. Hollings, it wiii be recalled, managed to escape from Germany, and the two warriors have now met under more pleasant circumstances than those which attended them whilst in Ger- many. Priv. Evans was formerly a prominent forward of the celebrated Tirydail Cowboys Football Club, and was also a keen pigeon fancier, having captured many prizes with his birds. It is intended to hold a concert in the near future to give the hero a real welcome home. We are proud of the honour of having produced so brave and unassuming a soldier from Ammanford, who exhibited such a courageous spirit in the face of so many obstal.s. and who;. repeated attempts to escap from tne Germans is emphatic proof of his determination to overcome the diffi- culties in which he was placed, through having to endure severe punishment for each offence.
BRYNAMMAN. I The Rev. Ben Davies, Pantteg, Ystalyfera, will preach at the anniversary services at Hermon next Sunday. Councillor Gomer Harries represented the Llandilo-fawr Board of Guardians at the Poor Law Conference held at Swansea "n the 13th inst.
I CWMAMMAN. Congratulations to Mr. Stephen Rogerson and the Glanamman Children's Choir (con- ductor, Mr. M. Daniel) on their recent suc- cesses at Cwmgorse Eisteddfod. Also we congratulate Miss Miriam Evans on her suc- cess at Pontardulais E'steddfod on Saturday last, when she captured the prize in the chief recitation competition. The Cwrdd Misol of the Calvinistic Methodists was held at Bethania (C.M.) Chapel' on Thursday last, when there was a large attendance of ministers and laymen. It was a red-letter day in the history of the Hen Corif" in the district. There was considerable hwyl in the services. The Rev. R. W. Bell. Llwynhendy, and the Rev. Davies, Tumble, preached impres- ?sive sermons in the evening.
CWMLLYNFELL. At the Council Schools, on Monday even- ing last, a reception concert was held in honour of Priv. Ernie Twinborough and Priv. Jacob Rees. The chair was occupied by Mr. WIR. Williams, Ochrywaun, and an excel- lent programme was contributed to by the following:-Songs, Miss Mary J. Morgan, Miss Hannah Richards, Miss Bessie Lloyd, Mr. D. Oswald Evans, Mr. Tom Thomas, Mr. D. T. Jones, and Mr. H. E. Jones; recitations, Miss Mabel Jones, Miss Olwydd Harris, Miss Doris Price, and Miss Mary Maud Thomas. Mr. Tom Richards delivered appropriate verses composed for the occa- sion. Mr. D. E. Williams carried out the duties of accompanist in his usual able manner. The guests of the evening were presented with suitably inscribed gifts by Council Dan T. Jones.
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H EN DY. Jubilee services were held at Libanus (C.M.) Church on Sunday last. The church was formed in 1868 as an offshoot of the historic Goppa Church, Pontardulais. The Rev. Joseph Lewis (pastor) presided, and the special preacher was the Rev. W. E. Prytherch, Swansea (one time pastor of Goppa). Mr. S. Glynne Jones, Llanelly, addressed the Sunday School, while Ald. Rees Harries, J.P., one of the original founders of the church, Mr. John Roberts, Cwrtycarne, and others will address a public meeting.
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I LLANDILO. Among the first prize winners at Aberavon Poultry Show last week were the following local fanciers, viz.:—Mr. Tom Williams, Manordilo; Mr. David Davies, Ffairfach; Mr. Willie Davies, 32, New Road; and Mr. William Bowen, Brookland Terrace. The death took place on Sunday last, at the residence of his grandson, Mr. J. E. Arnold James, solicitor, Treherbert, of Mr. William Harries, of Brynhyfryd, Cefntiresgob, Llandilo, in his 76th year. Mr. Harries was a well-known cattle dealer and farmer, and was formerly a member of the Llandilo Board of Guardians, Rural District and Parish Councils. The death took place at the Phoenix Vaults, Llandilo, on Saturday evening, the 23rd inst., of Mr. Christopher Thomas, the landlord, after an illness of about a month's duration, at the age of 48 years. Deceased, in his younger days, was a prominent mem- ber of the Llandilo Football Club. He leaves a widow and two children. The funeral took place to-day, an account of which will appear in our issue of next week. The death took place on Thursday of last week of Miss Mary Rees, daughter of Mr. Oakley Rees, of Cynlais Villa, Thomas Street, a victim to influenza, at the age of 33 years. She was a member of St. Paul's Wesleyan Chapel, Llandilo. The funeral, a large and representative one, took place on Monday last, the place of burial being the Llandilo Parish Churchyard. The Rev. D. Corris Davies, pastor of St. Paul's, conducted a short service at the house, assisted by the Rev. Wm. Davies, Rev. D. Williams, and the Rev. G. Edmund Williams. At the church and graveside, the Ven. Archdeacon Robert Williams (vicar) officiated. The chief mourners were Mr. and Mrs. Oakley Rees (father and stepmother) Messrs. Stephen Rees and David John Rees (uncles) and several other near relatives. There were several beautiful floral tributes. The death took place on Saturday last, at the Swansea Hospital, whither he had gone to undergo an operation, of Mr. -Wilia'am Simon, retired workhouse master, aged 75 years. Mr. Simon had in his younger days met with an accident to his right leg, which rendered him lame for the remainder of his life. This leg caused him much pain during the last year or so, and some few months ago it became necessary to remove him to hos- pital, and the limb was amputated. He got through the operation satisfactorily, and re- turned home apparently cured. Further com- plications set in, and it was necessary that he again attend at the hospital for another operation, where he went a few weeks ago, but his condition did not improve, and he died as above stated. He leaves two chil- dren, viz., Rev. John Simon, of Brecon, and Mr. William Simon. The funeral took place on Wednesday, an account of which will appear in our next issue. The death took place on Wednesday morning, the 20th inst., of Mr. David Jones, of Woodbine Cottage, near Nantrhibo, Llan- dilo, at the age of 67 years, from pneumonia following influenza. The funetal, which was a large and representative one, took place on Saturday last, the place of burial being Taliaris Churchyard. A short service was conducted at the house by the Rev. Stephen Thomas, Siloh, Penybank, and Rev. G. Edmund Williams (B.), and at the church and graveside by the Rev. W. Alban Lloyd, vicar of Taliaris, while Mrs. Lloyd presided at the organ. The mourners were Mr. and Mrs. D. Jones, Angel Hotel, Llandilo (son and daughter-in-law) Miss Mary Jones, Black Ox Inn, Llandilo (daughter) Mr. and Mrs. T. Nelson, Woodbine Cottage (son-in- law and daughter) Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Penrallt, Manordilo. There were also a, large number of other relatives. The de- ceased had been an employee on the Dynevor Estate for many years. The undertaker was Mr. James Rees, Llandyfeisant Cottage. There were several beautiful floral tributes. The funeral took place, on Thursday of last week, at the Tabernacle Independent Chapel burial-ground, Ffairfach, of Mr. Thomas William Morgan, who died at Bury St. Edmunds some three or four days pre- viously. Deceased was formerly an assistant surveyor to Mr. Gomer Henry, county road surveyor for the Eastern Division of Carmar- thenshire. He was appointed soon after the outbreak of war as surveyor at Bury St. Edmunds, but owing to the air raids, on the East Coast he did not take his family over with him, and they continued to reside at Ivorites Terrace, Ffairfach. He was a mem- ber and deacon of the Tabernacle Chapel. There was a large and representative gather- ing present to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed, and at which the following ministers took part:—Rev. Wm. Davies, pastor; Rev. Salmon, Pontlottyn; Rev. G Edmund Williams (B.), and the Rev. D Hewid Williams (Ind.). Mr. Joseph Williams, Ivorites Terrace, Ffairfach, con- ducted the singing, and Miss Mary Williams, organist of the chapel, presided at the organ. Much sympathy is felt for the deceased's widow and six children in their bereavement. The death took place at Pendre, George Street, on Tuesday night of last week, of Mrs. Mary Evans, the wife of Mr. Henry Evans, retired roadman, formerly of Ty- newydd, near Ffrwd-drain, Carmarthen Road, at the age of 90 years, after a very short ill- ness. The funeral took place on Friday, the 22nd inst., the place of burial being Peny- bank Cemetery. The Rev. Stephen Thomas, pastor of Siloh Independent Chapel, Peny- bank, conducted a short service at the house, and also at the chapel and graveside, assisted by the Rev. W. H. Harries, Penyrheol. 1 here was a large and representative gather- ing in attendance to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed. The chief mourners were:—Mr. Henry Evans (husband), who is aged 87 years Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Thomas, White Lion Hotel, Llandilo (son-in-law and daughter) Mr. and Mrs. Bevan, Glynwyn Street, Mountain Ash (jon-in-law and daugh- ter) Mr. and Mrs. William Rees, Coedglas, Abergavenny (son-in-law and daughter) Mr. and Mrs. Henry Davies, St. Michael's Avenue, Pontardulais (son-in-law and daugh- ter) Mrs. Evans, Penrhiwceiber; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Evans, Penparc, Llandilo (son and daughter-in-law) Mr. and Mrs. Tom Richards, Llandebie; Mr. Isaac Harries, Towy Press; Mr. Robert Harries, Thomas Terrace; etc. The floral tributes were numerous and most beautiful. The deceased and her husband had lived together for 62 years. They were married at Capel Isaac on May 5h, 1857. They had six children (four daughters and two sons), fiye of whom are now living. There are 37 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. The death took place at the Post Office, Penybank, Llandilo, on Tuesday, the 19th inst., of Mrs. Anne Davies, wife of Mr. John Davies, smith, Penybank, at the age of 66 years, after a short illness. The funeral, which was a large and representative one, took place on Saturday last, the place of burial being Llanfynydd Parish Churchyard. The Rev. Stephen Thomas, pastor of Siloh Penybank, assisted by the Rev. Wm. H. Harries, Penyrheol, and the Rev. Thomas Thomas, officiated at the house, while the funeral ceremony both in the church and at the graveside was conducted by the Rev. David Jones, B.A., vicar of Llanfynydd. The bearers were Messrs. Tom Jones, Cae' r- groes; J. Thomas, Cefnrhiwlas; Lewis Davies, Tonypandy and David Jones, Peny- bank. The chief mourners were Mr. John Davies (husband); Miss Rachel Davies (daughter) Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Davies (son and daughter-in-law) Signalman David Davies, R.N.V.R., and Mrs. Davies (son and daughter-in-law) Priv. Lewis Davies, Machine Gun Corps (son) Mr. and Mrs. John Jones (brother and sister-in-law) Mr. and Mrs. David Davies (brother-in-law and sister) Mr. Lewis Davies (brother-in-taw) Mr. and Mrs. David Davies (brother and sister-in- law; Mrs. and Miss Davies (sister an.1 niece) Mrs. Davies (mother-in-law) Mr. David Davies (uncle); Mr. Rees Griffiths, Garage, Mrs. Osborne Lewis; and Mr. and Mrs. Willie Griffiths. Floral tributes' were sent by the following:—Husband and daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Dan Davies and Miss Lizzie Davies; Signalman Dd. Davies, R. N. V R.N.V.R., and Mrs. May Davies; Lily and Lewis: Mr. and Mrs. John Jones; Mr. and Mrs. David Davies; Mr. and Miss Thomas, Greyhound Hotel, Penybank; Llandilo Post Office Staff; Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Richards, Brooklands; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lewis, Brynhyfryd, Llandilo; etc.
B. SPENCER-JONES Opapei? Sk Outfitter, Lower Brynamman. Annual WINTER SALE Commences To-morrow (Friday), Nov. 29, And will continue throughout December. The whole of my Large Stock will be marked for Clearance at Prices much below present value. Below you will find a few of the numerous Bargains obtainable. SHEETS-F ull size, Heavy Twill quality, 15/11, 16/1 J, 17/11 per pair BLANKETS Full size, 5/11, 7/11, 8/11 each up. COUNTERPANES & QUILTS 13/11, 14/11 each. TOWELLINGS-A very heavy Stock to clear at 9d. per yard. PRINTS Dark Blue Grounds-, from 111d. per yard up. SATEENS—A beautiful Range, in all shades, to dear at 1/3 per yd. FLANNELS-A thoroughly good line of English Flannels at I/ I I- I per yard in Stripes, suitable for Men's Shirts, and guaranteed for hard wear, worth at least 2/111 per yard. I FLANNELS Real Welsh, at 2/1 H up. U;fh 'The Standard' Wdsh SHrtS— Government 1 116 each. DRAWERS-W-elsh, 6/11 and 7/6 each. Moleskin Trousers, by the best Makers, to clear at 8/11 to 16/6. WADDING by the yard, for Quilting, 7d. per yard. A Grand Assortment of Figured Sateens at 1/412 and 1/61, per yd. LADIES' PINAFORES A huge Stock at 1/11 up. Boys' WASHING BLOUSES 50 Coze;; in Stock-J/6 up. Worth to-day 3/6 to 4/11. Every Cus- tomer should take the opportunity of this Special Useful Line. 20 Do/en Turkish Towels, large size, in Striped and White, only 1/11 2 each. Dozens of Ladies' Fancy Blouses, in good Washing Material and nice Designs, at 2/1 1 each. Inspect the Window. Dress Materials in Dark Fancy Grounds and Checks, suitable for Girls' and Maids' Costumes and Dresses, 1/1 li, 2/11, 3/6 per yd. Knitted Scarves in all Colors, from 8-d. each up to 5/6. I wish to draw your attention to the Special All Wool Botany Black and Blue Costume Serges, beautiful quality, 56 inches wide, at 15/6 and 16/6 per yard. Also a lower quality at 9/11, 50 INCHES WIDE. Dark Grey and Fawn Nursing Shawls, 14/11, 17/11 each. Don't miss this GREAT MONEY-SAVING SALE. The Stock is too large to give a full detail of all the Bargains, but all Goods will be sold at a Price which will command a SPEEDY CLEARANCE. There is still a great Shortage of Goods and Raw Material, and Prices are certain to rule high for some considerable time. However, the above List is actually in Stock, and ready for Clearance. In addition, I have a Large Stock of Men's and Ladies' Trench Coats, etc. Also Men's, Youths' and Boys' Suits of every description to clear at OLD PRICES. 14 & 15, Amman Road, Brynamman PALACE, Ammanford. TO.NIGJB[T at 7.30. FRIDAY at 7-30. SATURDAY at 6-30 & 8-30. MARY PICKFORD 144 9 h look, 19% Amarilly of Clothes Line Alley. Our High-class Triangle Comedy. PICTORIAL NEWS.
LLANDOVERY. A number of wounded soldiers arrived at the Llandovery Red Cross Hospital during the week-end. The influenza epidemic is still raging in the district, and has exacted a heavy death roll during the week-end. Great sympathy is extended to Mr. Harry Jackson, Crown Mill, in the death of his daughter, Miss Lizzie Jackson, at the early age of 25 years. T he interment took place at Llansadwrn on Monday. Priv. Fred Roderick, who has been for many months a prisoner of war in Germany, has just arrived .in England. He is a son of Mrs. Roderick, Wheatsheaf Hotel, and has a brother serving on the Italian Front. We regret to record the death of Mr. Jack Lafferty, son of the late Sergt. Lafferty, who for many years was proprietor and licensee of the King's Arms Hotel, Llandovery. De- ceased had served with the Colours, and passed away in London, where he was in the employ of Barkers. The remains were conveyed by rail to Llandovery, where they were met by a large number of sympathisers. TI. Rev. D. Edmondes-Owen (vicar) and the Rev. W. W. Poole Hughes (warden of the College) officiated at the funeral.
MANORDEILO. Peace.—Prayer meetings were held in the various chapels on Sunday last as a thanks- giving for peace. Eisteddfod.-The annual eisteddfod under the auspices of the Cwmifor Sunday School members will be held as usual this Christmas. A good programme has been prepared, and all present will have a treat. Success.-Mr. T. Williams, Church House, has been very successful with his birds in the various shews in England and Wales. We trust that he will continue to keep up the reputation of Manordilo as the breeding place of prize poultry. Lecture.—At the Baptist CHapel, on Tues- day, the 19th inst., Miss Rosina Davies delivered a lecture on Temperance." The Rev. W. J. Williams presided, and Miss A. M. Jones acted as accompanist. Miss Daviet told the ladies that it was intended to form a branch of the Merched y De Temper- ance Association in the V ae of Towy.
PENYBANK. On Wednesday evening, the Rev. T. Francis, Capel Hendre, delivered a very I interesting lecture on "Y Gwr Brlc dd Dlodi. There was a good audience pre- sent, and the chair was occupied by Lje.: Col W. N. Jones, J.P., Dyffryn. The pro- ceeds were in aid of Mrs. Coates, Penybank Road.
PENYGROES. A grand reception concert, in honour of I Gunner Christy Morgan, R.N., and Priv. Alcwyn Thomas, R.A.M.C., was held at the Penygroes Congregational Vestry on Mon- day evening last. The chair was occupied by Mr. Wm. Williams, J.P., and the follow- ing artistes contributed to an excellent pro- gramme:—Miss L. M. Davies, Saron: Miss H. Davies, Caerbryn; Mrs. E. Edwards: Miss Lilian Hughes, Penygroes; Master Jack Evans, Gate Master T. J. Evans, Caehelyg; and Mr. Elwyn Rees, Hendre. The Peny- groes Silver Band, conducted by Mr. S. Rooerts, was in attendance. The accom- panist was Mr. D. W. Hughes, Gorslas. Miss Gertie Hughes and Miss H. Davies presented the heroes with the usual girt on Behalf of the Penygroes Recepuon Com- mittee. During the evening, the Chairman moved that a vote of condolence with the family of Priv. Alcwyn Thomas be passed, A Icwyn s parents having been recently in- formed that their third son, Tom, who was in France, had passed away to the Great Beyond, having succumbed to the dreaded epidemic which is still prevailing. Stirling speeches were made by the Rev. L. Berian James, B.A., Mr. Wm. Williams, J.P., Mr. T Morgan, M.E., and Mr. L. Thomas. A spiendid concert was concluded by the sing- ing of the Welsh and English National Anthems. Another reception concert will be held to-morrow (Friday) evening, when thet, committee hope the inhabitants will turn up in strong numbers.
PUMPSAINT. A large number of farmers and others interested in agriculture attended a meeting at the Coronation Hall, Pumpsaint, on Mon- day evening last, when the question of suit- able representation in Parliament was duly considered. Various speakers pointed out that Mr. Lloyd George was resolved to do all in his power to further the interests of agricultural districts, and therefore it behoved them to return to Parliament a man well versed in the subject. In Mr. Daniel Johns. B.Sc., the agricultural organiser of the county, they had a man of proved capacity from a practical and theoretical sense, "and if they could secure his services in that direction, the county would indeed be very fortunate. It was eventually unanimously decided with great enthusiasm to invite Mr. Johns to contest the seat. The onerous duties performed by Mr. Johns during the last three or four years as secretary to the War Agricultural Committee for the county are so well known that it would be superfluous to mention them here.
SARON. It is with regret we have to report the death from influenza, followed by its compli- cations, of Mr. John Thomas, Prince," Capel Hendre. Among local boys home on leave during last week were Trooper T. E. Davies, Capel Hendre; Priv. Vincent Thomas, Cwmseison; and Trooper Rees Rees, Saron. A grand reception concert was held at the Saron Council School on Wednesday, the 20th inst., in honour of Priv. P. Ll. Rees, R.W.F., Seaman Isaac Williams, and Stoker Joseph Morris, the latter two being unable to be present. Mr. Wm. Thomas, Glasfryn, ably carried out the duties of chairman, and many friends had gathered together to wel- come the three boys home. The follow- ing programme was contributed :-Recitation, Miss R. M. Davies, Saron; solo, Master A. Reading Thomas, Rhos; recitation, Mr. D. J. Walters, Hendre; solo, Miss G. M. Davies, Saron; storyette, Mr. D. J. Evans, Cwmtwrch duet, Miss L. M. Davies, Saron, and Miss Hannah Davies, Blaenau; solo, Mr. T. Pugh Bevan, Saron; recitation, Mrs. Hem-y Vaughan, Blaenau; solo, Mr. J. R. Jones, Saron; recitation, Mr. Tom Walters, Hendre; octette, Mr. J. R. Jor.e -id frie- 's. All the artistes were heartiK -pplajced. The Chairman tendered the u~u.i! £ _ft to Priv. Rees, and spoke ve: j feeling y of the recent bereavement in PI;' Rees Imily. Tne reopient suitably respor e'ed, ^d also tnanked all who had ta."n part J the concert a success. Mr. He. J Morgan, SarL." supf rtec the CL irman in his remarks. Mr. D. J. R-chares, oaton, -jeiformed t'.e duties oi accompanist in hió Li.!al capable manner. The singing of H. Wk. fy Nhada" (the solo her,; taken • f.ii. T. P. Bevan) ht a v —y eu)o/&btc evening to a r:ose.
H?B!? Mr. AsTuhh recc—ed a io it d~p .tation from the United !w~<ion; Alllan; the National Terr.perarce Federation, ar.J the National British Wcr:r s I.- emrzrance Asso- ciation at the House o Commons last week. To the proposal ror prohibition during demobilisation, he said he doubted whether people who had no accepted prohibition during the war would ".C(.er'' it during demobilisation, but he saw no objection in principle to making statutory some of the restrictions now in force. Regarding Local Veto and Stale Purchase, he still favoured the principle of empowering the people to der.l with this traffic. The alternative was Stars Purchase, but this was a business the Stave should not touch with its fir.; • tips. On e' ground, social, economic, I- -3ral fid intellectual, he was opposed to State Pur- chase, whether by the Sta e as a whole or by smaller communities, and those who opposed such a proposal might rely on un- compromising support.