ARE YOU AWARE '¡ that by far the Largest Selection of every description of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE in the Principality, without a single exception, is held by the well-known Firm, BEVAN & COMPANY, Ltd., I Swansea, Llanelly, Cardiff, &c. I 7A AND LTD L. BEVAN & COMPANY FOR RELIABLE GOODS! ROCK BOTTOM PRICES! NEWEST DESIGNS! FREE DELIVERY! 280, Oxford Street, & The Arcade, SWANSEA. Cwmbach Buildings, Vaughan Street, LLANELLY, &c. Parliamentary Notices. PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION, 1918. TO THE ELECTORS OF THE LLANELLY PARLIAMENTARY DIVISION OF THE COUNTY OF CARMARTHEN. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, Permit me to thank you for electing me to repressnt your Division in Parliament as Coalition Candidate, and for returning me with such it substantial majority. I also dh re to thank all the kind people who wotked so nard. and helped in various wavs on my L>snzl_l, to achieve this result. 1 will at all ,es endeavour to justify the con fidence vou have reposed in me, and i will do all 1 possibly can to faithfully repre- sent the views of the Division m ParliaTne. Again thanking you Ladies and Gentlemen. Believe me to remain. Yours faithfully, JOSIAH TOWYN JONES.. Arosfa, Llandebie, January 1st, 1919. PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION, 1918. LLANELLY PARLIAMENTARY DIVI,: SION OF THE COUNTY OF CARMARTHEN. All Persons having any Claims against me. the undersigned, as Election Agent for Mr. Towyn Jones, M.P., Arosfa, Llandebie, are requested to send particulars of their Claims to me on or before the II th day of January, 1919. Any Claims not received by the said 11th day of January, 1919, will be barred according to Statute. W. DAVIES, Election Agent for Mr. Towyn Jones, M.P. 3, Frederick Street, Llanelly. Prepaid Advertisements. TANTED at once, a General Servant; good home, and good wages given.— Apply Mrs. Cohen, Quay Street, Ammanford. EGGS Multiply where MOLASSINE LAYING MEAL is used. Obtainable from Corn Dealers, or The Molassine Co., Ltd., Greenwich, S.E. 10. r MOLESKINS, Rabbits, Feathers, Horse- ..l hair, &c., Wanted. Send for prices.- H. Stuart & Co., Albion Buildings, Alders- gate Street, London, E.C.I. A CTUAL test proves that Karswood (Harmless) Spice added to hen food produces double the eggs as same food with- out Karswood. Packets 2d., nd., 1/3.- Thomas Evans, Royal Stores, Llandilo. PIANO BARGAINS.-D-Almaine Up- right in Walnut, 132; Challen, Rose- wood, £35; Gors & Kallman, 175; Farrand, £60; Collard & Collard Baby Grand, iloo; Bechstein Drawing Room Grand, Walnut, £110; Bluthner Drawing Room Grand, £ 180. All Pianos guaranteed, and delivered car- riage paid to nearest station. Write for com- plete Catalogue and Bargain List to C. 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CAERAU, TRAPP, NEAR LLANDILO. ——— Sale of Welsh Cob Mare, Implements, Dairy Utensils, Furniture, an d Letting of Land. Mr. THOMAS JENKINS (Formerly Messrs. Danl. Jenkins & Sons) HAS been favoured with instructions from Mr. Evan H. Richards (who is retiring and leaving the District owing to his having disposed of the Farm) to SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION on the Premises, on THURSDAY, JANUARY 9t1.. 1919, the whole of the following FARM- IMPLEMENTS, WELSH COB MARE, FURNITURE, &c. (Which were left over after the Sale recently held), Consisting of Five-year-old Thick-set Welsh Cob Mare, 13.2 hands high (good worker) a number of Plymouth Rock Pullets, Gambo, 2 Dogcarts, Mowing Machine (by Deering), equal to new; Wheel Plough (by Hornsby), Chaffcutter, Shaft and Leading Harness, Ploughing Chains, Trap Harness, Trap Rug, Trap Umbrella, Gents' Saddle, Riding Bridle, Head Collars, Cart Rope, 2 Ladders, Pig Trough, Hay Knives,. 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Owing to pressure on our space, reports of the organ recital at the Christian Temple and the meeting of the Ammanford Urban District Council, as well as other items of interest, are unavoidably held over until next week.
The. General Election. I LLANELLY DIVISION. Towyn Jones (C.L.) 16,344 J. H. Williams (Lab.) 14,409 Majority. 1,935 The town did not present any striking appearance on Saturday night when the result of the election was made known. A small crowd had assembled outside the Post Office, and when the tidings were announced by means of a notice declaring the triumphant majority of Mr. J. Towyn Jones, the Coalition candidate, to be 1,935, there were many smiling faces throughout the town. How- ever, although the Labour candidate was not successful in being elected, the supporters of Dr. J. H. Williams have the consolation of discovering that their efforts-and they were undoubtedly strenuous and determined ones— were rewarded by the substantial total of 14,409 recording their votes in favour of their candidate. This is rather strong evidence that the Llanelly Division has a large pro-? portion of its electorate who were iR favour of the Labour candidate being returned. The local Labour organisers were early in the field, and they organised and worked for their cause in a most thorough manner. It must be admitted that the Coalition campa. was not so methodically and thoroughly arranged, J0d their meetings were few; and Labour had stolen a march before there were any signs of movement in the Coalition camp. Neverthe- less, the Coalitionists, when election day arrived, succeeded in defeating the Labourites when the silent vote was recorded. It is a significant feature of the election in general that the country does not wish the I.L.P. extremists to govern or represent its views. When-one reflects upon the situation, it is perfectly obvious that such men as Ramsay Macdonald, Philip Snowden, W. C. Anderson, Geo. Lansbury, and Robert Williams were not approved of by the majo- rity of the electorate of this country, and that they preferred the huge task which confronts the Government in future should be entrusted to men who had proved their sympathies with the cause of the Allies. It is evident that the country desires that the Glcvemm?et elected should be composed of men who were opposed to Germany having an easy time, and the Coalition triumph swept like a huge wave over the land. The situation is as follows:— Coalitionists 546 Anti-Coalitionists 160 Majority 386 The result far exceeded the expectations of the most confident supporters of the Coalition Government, who were of the opinion that the working majority would only amount to 100 at the most. Another important point is that. the extremists who sought election were unsuccess- ful practically without exception. The Unionist poll has been a fereat sur- prise, t4pt party having a "substantial majority over all the other parties.
Brynamman Organ Recital. Christmas was spent here in quite the usual quiet way. The monotony of the holi- day was broken only by the strains of the Town Band, which paraded the streets in the morning, filling the frosty air with its enliven- ing music. Mr. W. Llewelyn conducted. The weather was bleak and boisterous in the early part of the day. but improved towards the evening, when a large number hied them- selves to Ebenezer Chapel, Lower Bryn- amman, where an organ recital was held under the auspices of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Committee. The organist for the occasion was ex-PTAV. Gwilym M. Jones, the one-armed organist, who evidently proved a strong source of attraction.. His performances were remarkably well executed, and the audience hailed each selection with unreserved applause. He was repeatedly recalled. The artistes were:—Soprano, Miss Sarah Evans, Garnant, a young vocalist who possesses a rare voice of melodious timbre, and who is undoubtedly destined to become a- star of the concert stage. Her singing was highly ad- mired. The bass, Mr. Harry Roberts, of Gorseinon, completely won the audience with his excellent vocalisations. He is an artistic singer, and is gifted with a voice full of charm and sweetness. He was recalled aftei each appearance. The elocutionist, Mr. Gwernydd Morgan, Pontardawe, has a style of his own in reciting. He would do excel- | lently as an actor. Evidently he has given the art of making action and word to go home together" exhaustive attention. His orations were very effective, and he held the congregation spellbound. He also was en- cored for each performance. Mesdames Fred Hargreaves and Kate Morgan-Williams pre- sided and conducted, respectively. The Band, prior to the concert, headed a pro- cession of the local soldiers and sailors through the streets.
I AMMANFORD. There was a crowded audience at the I Christian Temple last night on the occasion of the fi st annual oYgan recital in connection with that church, which proved to be a musical treat of the best quality. A full report will appear next week. Wireless Operator W. Jones, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Jones, The Square, Tiry- dail Signaller Emlyn Thomas, of Bettws; and Signaller Jones, of the Plough, Bettws, are amongst the boys in blue who are home on leave. The trio look remarkably well. The death occurred on Monday morning of Elizabeth May Davies, the little girl of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Davies, 56, Llandebie Road. The deceased, who was 13 years of age, had been in failing health for a considerable time. The funeral took place to-day (Thurs- day) at St. Michael's Church burial-ground. It is with regret that we record the death and burial of Mr. Rees Hughes, of Glasfryn, Hopkinstown. The deceased had been blind for many years. The luneral, which was for men only, took place on Wednesday last. the mortal remains being interred at Hen Gapel burial-ground, Bettws. The Rev. B. Ellis Jones, B.A., officiated. At a recent music examination held at the Y.M.C.A., Ammanford, Blodwen Jones, aged 11 years, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Jones, Talbot Road, succeeded in passing with Honours. This little girl has had a very successful musical career, and has previously been successful in several exami- nations. We congratulate her on her latest achievement. We regret having to record the death of Miss Irene Morris, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Morris Old Cross Inn Hotel, which occurred on Monday last. The deceased was of a very kind disposition, and had borne her prolonged illness with great patience and fortitude. The deceased young lady was 17 years of age, and had formerly been a pupil of school at Cowbridge. The funeral (for men only) takes place to-morrow (Friday) afternoon at 3 o'clock, the place of interment being the Christian Temple burial-ground. The death occurred on Thursday last of Mrs. Peregrine, wife of Mr. W. Peregrine, of 32, New Road, after a long illness. The deceased was one of the founders of Taber- nacle Chapel, Pantyffynnon, and leaves a large family to mourn their loss. One of her sons, Priv. Idris Peregrine, was recently dis- charged from the Army, and also her son-in- law, Sergt. H. Moses. The funeral took place on Tuesday, the place of interment being the Christian Temple burial-ground, the Revs. D. Tegfan Davies and John Morgans officiating. At the Christian Temp)e' Vestry, ,in the afternoon of Christmas Day, the children attending the Sunday School and Band of Hope were given a very enjoyable time. A unique precedent was made by having a Christ- mas tree for the children, this being the first of its kind ever held by the cause. The children took advantage of the occasion, and about 230 of the little ones assembled to- gether. After relieving the tree of its fruit, a miscellaneous concert was held, which was most enjoyable. The Rev. D. Tegfan Davies presided in his usual able manner, and the event was a splendid success. On Christmas evening, the Literary and Debating Society of the Christian Temple held a wry successful competitive concert which they had organised. The Vestry was overcrowded, and the proceedings were of a very enjoyable character. The concert was presided over by the Rev. D. Tegfan Davies, and the following were the adjudicators:- Music, Mr. T. J. Rees, Hall Street; literary, Amanwy," Penybank Road. The duties of accompanist were efficiently discharged by Mr. Ted Evans. The joint secretaries, Miss M. Jones and Mr. D. Rufus Evans, deserve praise for the excellent manner in which the event was arranged. We are pleased to see 2nd Lieut. Emlyn I Davies on a visit to his home. He is attached to the South Wales Borderers, and has served in France for several years. Lieut. Davies was present at the battle of Cambrai at the end of 1917, and during heavy fighting was amongst the men captured by the Germans. He was sent to Heidelburg Concentration Camp, where he was detained. His brother, 2nd Lieut. Sidney Davies, who was attached to the R.W.F., was killed at the battle of Pilkem Ridge in 1917. Another brother, Priv. David Davies, is now serving with the R.A.M.C. in India. Lieut. Davies' home is in Union Street. Prior to enlisting he was employed on the clerical staff at the Amman- ford Colliery Offices. We extend our heartiest welcome to him on his return. The St. Michael and All Angels' Church held their annual tea at the Church Room on the evening of Boxing Day, when a large number of people assembled together. The ladies had made excellent provision in the way of refreshments, &c., and it can be con- fidently stated that a most enjoyable evening was spent. After clearing the tables, the second part of the evening's programme was proceeded with. The members of the Sun- day School who had been regular attendants during the year were presented by Mr. D. Thomas, 99. College Street, with appropriate books. The concert which followed was one of the best ever held by the above cause. The children, who had been trained by Mr. B. Pryce Jones (conductor of St. Michael's Choir), were exceedingly good in their singing, and their performance augurs well for the future. In addition to the singing, recitations, &c., were given in fine style. Mr. W. Davies, Norman Road, Tirydail, rendered a solo, which was well received. The duties of accompanist were ably per- formed by Miss Kate Williams, Penybank Road. On Tuesday evening, at Ebenezer Vestry, a splendid reception concert was held to welcome home Privs. Bryn Thomas, John Jones, and A. Mainwaring, who have all done excellent service for their King and country during the war. The concert was presided over by Mr. D. Williams, Bettws, in his usual able manner. The following items were contributed to the programme:— Chairman' s address recitation, D. Boulton; recitation, Mr. Joseph Phillips; solo, Miss Kate Whitter; solo, Miss L. M. Thomas (encored) solo, Mr. H. J. Davies; solo, Mr. D. Thomas, Llandebie (encored) solo, Mr. J. Rees; violin solos, Masters Gwynfi Phillips and Horatio Jenkins; penillion sing- ing, Mr. Tom Williams (encored). The presentation of the usual gifts was made by Messrs. D. Rees, D. Davies, and T. Lewis. The Rev. J. Griffiths, B.A., B.D., also made a few suitable remarks. The recipients suitably responded. Mr. Tom Williams sang the solo of Hen Wlad fy Nhadau," the audience joining in the chorus. The pro- gramme was arranged by Mr. Brynmor Davies, and Mr. W. D. Leyshon, T.C.L., Tirydail, ably discharged his duties as accompanist.
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MANORDEILO. Military Medal.-Mr. Edward Williams, Church House, has recently been awarded the Military Medal for services rendered whilst on active service in France. Success.—We congratulate Mr. W. E. Williams, Ivor Villa, on the success which he recently obtained in the examination held in connection with the County School. We predict a brilliant future for Willie. Eisteddfod.-A very successful eisteddfod was held in the Council School on Christmas Day. It was organised by the members of the Cwmifor Sunday School, and the pro- ceeds, which were substantial, are to be devoted to the Excursion Fund." Mr. Davies, Cwmifor, was the president, and with his usual tact he kept the audience, which was a very large one, in good humour. The adjudicator was Mr. J. H. Rees, County School, who carried out his arduous task successfully. The other officials were:— Accompanists, Misses Jones and Williams, and Mr. J. Beynon, Ffairfach; while the secretaries were Mr. T. H. Morgan and Mr. T. Jones, Penlan Villa, all of whom did their work in a creditable manner. The chief awards were:—Quartette: 1, Four Friends. Soprano solo: Miss A. M. Jones. Baritone solo: Mr. Jones, Cross Hands. Solo for those over 40: Mr. R. Williams, Ivor Villa. Solo under 15: 1, Ada Thomas; 2, M. J. Jones. Solo under 12: 1, Ada Thomas; 2, Olwen Evans. Solo under 8: I, D. Jones; 2, J. Rowtrerry. Recitation under 12: 1 and 2 divided between Willie Jones and Mary J. Jones. Recitation under 15: 1, Bessie Beynon; 2, Willie Jones. Recitation under 8: 1, Jennie Williams; 2, Muriel Rees. Recitation (open): Mr. Isaac Jones, Ffair- fach. Gfene&l knowledge questions: Doris Morgan, Befe wit: Mrs. Thomas, Hetmon.
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