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IThe. General Election.

Brynamman Organ Recital.



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.