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Ammanford Police Court. Monday, December 30th.-Before Nft. H Herbert, Brynmarlais (in the chair) Mr. Wm. Williams, Penygroes; and Mr. Jno. Lewis, Bryn-Rhug. BREACH OF CONTRACT. The cases brought by the Rhosamman Col- liery Co., Brynamman, and the Blaina Col- liery Co. against several workmen for breach of contract were adjourned for fourteen days. TRANSFER OF LICENCES. Mr. Samuel Griffith, solicitor. Amman- ford, appeared on behalf of Mrs. Thomas, Goiden Grove Arms, Llandebie, and applied for a transfer of licence in respect of the hotel. Mr. Griffith described the circumstances of the case, and said that Mrs. Thomas was the beneficial owner of the property. The estate of the late Mr. Thomas was being proved, and probate had not been received. How- ever, there would be no difficulty about that The probate would be produced for the in- spection of the magistrates after it was obtained. The usual notices had been served, The Bench granted the application on the understanding that the probate would be pro- duced. The magistrates also granted the transfer of the licence of the Salutation Inn, Garnant, to Mrs. Gertrude Hughes, formerly of Llan- ellv. I AFFILIATION. Annie Price, of Garnant Road, Garnant, summoned Harding Bartlett, also of Garnant, in respect of her illegitimate child. Mr. T. R. Ludford, solicitor, Llanelly, appeared for complainant. The defendant did not appear, and was not represented. P.S. Richards, Garnant, proved service of summons. After hearing the evidence, the Bench made an er of 5s. a week until the child attained the age of f4. The usual expenses and advocate's fee of £1 Is. were allowed. Annie Morgan (16), residing at Gwylfa, Llandebie, summoned Oswald _Mayberry, of Radium House, Llandebie, to shew cause, &c. Complainant was represented by Mr. S. Griffith, solicitor, Ammanford, and Mr. L. M. Thomas, solicitor; Aberavon, appeared for the defendant. The case lasted several hours, and even- tually the Bench made an order that defen- dant should contribute 5s. a week in respect of the child until it attained 14 years of age, and the usual expenses were allowed, to- gether with advocate's fee (£1 Is.). DESERTION. I Mrs. Rees, of Glasfryn, Llandebie, sum- moned her husband, D. Henry Rees, for desertion. Mr. Samuel Griffith, solicitor, Amman- ford, appeared for the complainant, and the defendant was not present in Court. Mr. Hugh Williams, solicitor, Llandilo, was n- structed by Mr. A. Rees, of Llandebie- defendant's brother. Mr. Griffith said that the parties had been married 31 years, and were residents of Llan- debie. During their married life, discord had arisen owing to the intemperate habits of the husband. The defendant had been an inmate of Carmarthen Asylum some years ago, his condition being then attributed to his drinking habits. Since then he had been in good health, and was earning money. This was not the first time he had deserted his wife. About nine years ago he deserted her for 3 2 years, and had not contributed a single penny towards her maintenance. Defendant, about three weeks ago, had prevented the com- plainant from entering the house. P.S. Morgans was called in, and defendant was put to bed. Complainant bore out her advocate' s state- ment, and said that defendant had jumped out of the bedroom window, and had told her that he could not say how she was going to be maintained. Defendant had left her. Miss Muriel Rees, an adopted daughter of the parties, also gave evidence. P.S. Morgans, of Llandebie, said he was called in by Mrs. Rees on the 30th of November. Her statement was true. Defen- dant was of intemperate habits. Mr. Hugh Williams said that defendant was under the impression that he would be taken to Carmarthen again. The Bench made an order of 17s. 6d. per week, and hoped that matters would improve between the parties. The Bench aljowed half-a-guinea advo- cate's fee. I CONSTABLE SWORN IN. I P.C. Higgins, who was formerly stationed at Llandebie, was sworn in at the Court. He has been serving in the Army in France for several years, and was wounded whilst on active service. P.C. Higgins was promoted Sergeant-Instructor whilst in the Army, and was attached to the Welsh Guards. The Chairman remarked that they were all very glad to see him back and looking so well after being in the Army.
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IS> .u ,n. I a 11 e,. at I Sw?sM?-?rw?. A special memorial service, under the united auspices of the churches of Gwaun- cae-gutwen. Cwmgorse, and Taïrwaith, was held at Carmel Chapel, Gwaun-cae-gurwen. last Sunday afternoon to pay a respectful tribute to the gallant, soldiers and sailors who I have fallen in the great %,ar. The sacred edifice was filled: to overflow: 1 he congregation. a rnost representative cHtf, was befittingly interspersed with a number of young men in various types of the K;ng s tiniform-men who had sein and gone tho the horrors of Armageddon, some with tt even a scratch, others badly rr. £ ;rned, though now on the high road to recovery. A large number of relatives of the departed heroes were also in attendance, and the hearts of all present went out to them in thsir distress. A hard-working committee had made ex- cellent arrangements. A programme, con- taining the order of the service, special hymns, together with a list of thirty-one names of those who had lost ii,,Iir lifts in the war, had beer, prepared. IVir. Jonah Evans, Dyffryn Clwyd, pre- sided in his usual able and efficient manner. The s^i'v.ce was begun by singing the well-known Welsh hymn, Marchog, Iesu," to the tune Hyfrydol." The Rev. D. S. Williams, St. David's, then read appropriate portions dealing with David's lamentation for Saul and Jonathan from Samuel 2. The Rev. T. Thomas, Seion, afterwards offered a most fervent prayer for the bereaved families and for God's ovjn peace. Mr. joiah Evans, in a concise address, referred to the service as being a red-letter one in :he history of the locality. The meet- ing would undoubtedly open wounds, but God in His great mercy would give strength to meet the trying circumstances. Mr. J. Oliver Rees, the organist of Carmel. himself a discharged sailor, then played the Dead March" in a most impressive and magnificent manner, the congregation standing meanwhile. I The Rev. T. M. Roderick, Tabernacle, prefaced his excellent Welsh address by thanking Police Sergeant Shillum and his staff for their leadiness in assisting so ener- getically in the compilation of the Roll of Honour for the district. He referred to the two predominating elements permeating the huge congregation, namely, those of sorrow and of thankfulness for s'lcb a victorious cessation of hostilities. He dwelt most feelingly on the great loss occasioned to the many sorrowing hearts and to society at large by the cutting short of so many valuable lives. But, he continued, we had also many things to be thankful for. We had been spared the horrible fate of Belgium and France through the heroism of millions of such men as those whose sacrifice they were commemorating that afternoon. Some years ago we had been deemed a degenerate race, but when a great and noble cause presented itself, our people had not failed in heroism Mr. Roderick touchingly referred to the lamentable death in action of Hedd Wyn, but he said that consolation was to be found in the fact that such sacrifice would not go astray. The Rev. E van Davies, B.A., Llanfair, I commenced his address in English, but the occasion demanded of him the medium of his mother tongue, and after a few sentences the spirit moved him to give expression to his noble thoughts and feelings in the vernacular. He referred to the service as not being an occasion for despondency. Of course, we could not help being despondent when our minds were rivetted on the departed heroes; but we should look beyond that. The thirty-one men had laid down their lives for those eternal principles—right and justice. Some people thought that theirs was the 6nl) right to use the words principle, conscience, and justice; but he maintained that he also had a right on Divine authority to use those very words. The blood of our heroes would prove of great saccour to coming generations. -Our duty in the future would be to do our Utmost in the noble cause of mankind. If we glanced over the devastation wrought in Belgium and France, we would then realise our debt to our preservers, who well deserved the verse suggested by Rudyard Kipling: These men liveth for ever," to be carved over their graves. Ages yet unborn would reap of the fruit of such sacrince and heroism, and the blood of our heroes demanded of us deeds commensurate to their great sacriifce.I The Rev. B. D. Davies, Carmel, in a touching address referred to the loss occa- sioned by the death in action of so many gallant lads. They were the hope of the nation in many spheres. They were in pos- session of the necessary energy to play their allotted parts, and our tears flowed in sym- pathy with those of the sorrowing relatives. The loss indeed was great, but the gain was also great. The gallant lads had not laid down their lives for relatives only, but for one and a The graves of cur heroes had j proved the bulwark which had withstood the onrush of the enemy, and had preserved us from a horrible fate. We were free that afternoon because of the graves of our dear lads. The foundation: of our peace was rooted in the resting places of our gallant defenders. The sacrifice had yielded such noble fruit as humanitarian, principles and brotherhood. The League of Nations should have its birth near the graves of our heroes, and we could not do too much to iceep alive the memory of these brave lads. The Welsh hymn, Duw mawr y rhyfeddodau maith," was then sung, and a blessing by the Rev. B. D. Davies, Carmel, terminated one of the most memorable ser- 1 vices in the annals of the locality. The excellent singing throughout was under the able leadership of Mr. Isaac Morris, the respected precentor of Carmel, whilst Mr. J, Oliver Rees ably presided at the organ. A most pleasing feature of the service was the waiving aside of political opinions and religious creeds; the sole object was to pay a respectful tribute to our gallant lads. Tt-at this noble unity may further ingrain itself into other aspects of our social and religious I life is the earnest wish of all. In the near future it is intended to embody and materialise the heartfelt tribute of the residents of the locality into a. worthy and lasting memorial in commemoration of the heroism and sacrifice-of those noble spirits who have laid down their lives for those eternal principles of right and jiutice.
Our Poultry Column. POULTRY IN THE YARD. With such weather as we have experi- enced lately, the lot of the poultry man has not been a very happy one. Most people think poultry farming a fine occupation when the sun shines both sides of the hedge, yet fight shy of any such work when the wind blows cold and the rain is falling. It is during the worst weather that birds need attention, and this brings out the ability of the owner. Those who want eggs during the winter must be prepared to give the necessary attention both in comfort and food, otherwise there cannot be much success. One of the first things is to see that the inside of the house is free from damp, but this cannot be with a leaky roof. So many people advise letting the house stand on the ground so that it saves a floor, but unless it is a very porous soil, the wet must come through the ground and strike t h roj, up into the side;, and, of course, damp any litter which may be put inside. Even this does rot ensure a dry floor, and un less the earth taken eut and some clinker put in and finer stuff on top, there must be some mois- ture forcing its way up into the house. All things considered, there is nothing better than a boarded floor raised a few inches from the ground, so that the air can get under, and also vermin cannot find a resting place there. It is not always easy to keep out the rain, but with a slanting roof there is a much better chance, for the water will not then force its way through so easMyr There is nothing more certain than sheet iron, but that just now is out of the question, and there is a shortage of felt; so that some other substitute must be found. To. cover the boards with gas tar will keep out a good deal, but this will not fill up any cracks alone, so that something I else must be done. Tar has been largely used in munitions lately, so that this has been short, but now with less demand there should soon be plenty on the market. A good roof can be made by tacking over the boards some coarse sacking, and then tarring this over. The canvas must be pulled tight, and in any bad place or wide cracks put another piece under- neath, and then cover with tar. It may not be pleasant to use, but is very wholesome, and will keep away vermin from the roof. The best way is to boil the tar, which can be done in the bucket, but must not be too full, for fear of boiling over. A few bricks in the garden will soon make a fireplace, and then there is no smell or danger in the house. While it is bolting. put some on the canvas; I it will work easier than if cold, and it scon runs into ail the cracks and fills them up. On new work like this the tarring should be I done twice, then spri.kie -a little sand over the top, which will help it dry and settle in place. Of course, a dry day must be selected, but cf these there have been but few lately; still, prepare, so as to move as soor. as possible. Once having got your roof safe, you may expect a dry floor, so that the littel can be easily moved by the stock. It will be useless to throw down corn upon mud oi manure, and think the birds will scratch about; and yet this is what happens when the roof is bad. For the floor there is nothing better than sand and chaff but while there is sand about you must not use chaff, by order of thf Food Controller. Those out in the country might be able to get some dried leaves, and these with sand will answer well. If unab).. to get either, try peat moss, and this, if kepi dry and put down thick, will last for some months; hence, though costly to buy, will not prove expensive in the long run. The peat is clean and healthy, because it absorbs all the moisture from the droppings, and when forked over again it becomes clean and sweet. It is quite ttme now to have the breeding pens all ready, but you cannot make much headway till the houses are "finished. One can easily lay down rules as to how man) birds shall form a pen, the usual being six to eight of the heavy breeds, and eight to twelve of the light breeds; but much of this must depend upon the condition of the cocks and the age. No bird should be used under ten months, and a cock about eighteen months ok' will be best with hens of two years.
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Bettws Competitive Concert. On Christmas night, a very successful com- petitive concert was held at Capel Newydd, Bettws, the proceeds of which were in aid of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Fund of the above church. The president was Lieut.-Col. W. N. Jones, Dyffryn, and the Rev. D. S. Davies, Saron, conducted in his usual able manner. The following were the adjudi- cators:—Music, Mr. Philip R. Daniel, A.R.C.O., Llandilo; recitations, Mr. Wm. Jones (Gwilym Myrddin), Bettws, and the Rev. B. Ellis Jones, B.A., Bettws. The duties of accompanist were efficiently dis- charged by Mr. Geo. I. Thomas, L.L.C.M., Bettws. The energetic secretary was Mr. Sam Roberts, CIYDlfryu. Bettws, and the duties of treasurer were in the capable hands of Mr. David Jones, Isfryn, Bettws. The following are the awards:— Champion solo: Madam Bessie Morris, Amman ford" Soprano solo: Miss Jennie Evans, Gamant. Bass solo: Mr. Cornelius Rees, Penybank. Tenor solo: Mr. David Jenkins, Pantyffynnon. Open recitaiion: Mr. Eddie Parry, Tycroes. Recitation £ >r children under J6 (open): Mattie."
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Bazaar « Carnival at Cefneiihin I To provide funds for the Soldiers' and Sailors' Reception Committee, a very success- ful bazaar and carnival was held at Cefneithin Council School on Saturday, December 21st. For a few weeks previously the ladies of the neighbourhood had laboured energetically in preparation for the event, and the result was that the various stalls were laden with a variety of useful articles. The opening cere- mony was performed by Mrs. D. F. Davies, Gwernllwyn, Cross Hands, who, after delivering a neat and appropriate speech, was presented with a beautiful bouquet by Miss Morfudd Jones, Frondeg. Mrs. Davies and Mr. C. E. Cleeves, Swansea, acted ver3 generously when a cheque of £ 5 was given by each of them towards the funds. The stalls, which 'were tastefully arranged, were in charge of the following:— General Stall: Mrs. Harford Evans, Mrs. J. Davies, Mrs. Tom Evans, Miss Esther Evans, and Miss S. J. Evans. Toy and Fancy Stall: Mrs. T. James, Miss Jones (Pantteg Villa), Miss Edith Evans, and Miss Lydia Morris. Dairy Stall: Mrs. Harris (Graig), Mrs. Evans (Cwmcerrig), Mts. Davies (Heol- ddu), and Mrs. Roberts (Holfen). Refreshment Stall: Mrs. W. Hughes, Mrs. T. Griffiths, Mrs. J. Vaughan, Mrs. J. Evans, Mrs. H. James, Mrs. W. Powell, Mrs. J. Griffiths, Mrs. G. Evans, Mrs. T. Williams, and Mrs. Dl. James. Hoop-la: Mrs. W. Lewis, Mrs. R. Rees, Mrs. J. Evans, Mrs. M. J. James, and Mrs. Lydia Williams. Curios and War Trophies: Mrs. J. Lewis and Mrs. H. Davies. Bran Tub: Mrs. I. Williams and Mrs. A. ^XWiiams. Electric Battery: Messrs. T. Richards, Dl. Thomas, and T. Evans. The Kaiser's Last Struggle Messrs. J. W. Jones and David James. The carnival was judged by Messrs. Arm- strong and Lewis, who awarded the first prize to Miss G. Maddox, Llannon (Dairymaid Costiwne) second prize to Miss Winnie Griffiths (Italian Costume) and third prize to Master Irwel Thomas (Red Indian Costume) An interesting and novel competitive con- cert for a pig (given by tir. W. D. Jones) was held in Pke afternoon, under the presi- dency of Dr. D. H. Griffiths. The winner was Mr. T. Jones, Holfen Ganol. In the evening, a grand concert was held. Mr. J. Lewis, Bfaenhirwain Colliery, pre- sided, and Mr. T. James, T.C.L., accom- panied. The following took part:—Misses G. Maddox and M. A. Harris, Messrs. DI. T. Jones, F.T.S.C., G. Evans, M. Davies, Dan Jones, W. James, E. James, Masters Irvon Hughes and Gwynne Evans. A ton of coal (given by Mr. D. F. Davies), a sheep (given by Mr. D. Stephens, D.C.), and a trough (given by Mr. G. Mainwaring) were raffled. During the afternoon and evening, selec- tions were played by the Penygroes Silver Band, conducted by Mr. David Williams. All who had worked towards making the bazaar such a brilliant success deserve to be congratulated, for it is estimated that £ 180 has been realised, which is conclusive proof that the event was efficiently organised and patronised. The duties as chairman, treasurer, and secretary of the committee were ably dis- charged by Messrs. J. Williams, Wm. Jones, and Tom Thomas respectively.
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