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AMMANFORD. The death tpok place on Saturday morning last of Mr. John Quick, Penybank. The deceased had been in failing health for a prolonged period. He leaves a widow and several grown-up children to mourn their loss. Stoker W. Phillips, of Bridgend House, Tirydail, is home on leave for a few days. He was engaged as a stoker on H.M.S. Glorious, and has been in the Navy for some iime. He looks weil and strong, and hopes to return home for good in a few weeks. On Sunday evening, at the Christian Temple, the usual children s quarterly ser- vice was held. Solos, recitations, and dialogues were rendered; also selections were given by a glee party. The Rev. D. Tegfan Davies presided, and the duties of accom- panist were ably performed by Mr. Edward Evans. Mission services were held at the Mission Hall, Talbot Road, on Tuesday and Wed- nesday evenings, and will be continued this evening. The special preacher is the Rev. R. B. Jones, Ynyshir, and his impressive dis- courses are being listened to by large con- gregations. It is hoped that much- blessing will crown the services. Driver Elvet Lewis, a son of Mr. T. W. Lewis, M.E., of Florence Road, Tirydail, has returned home, and now awaits his dis- c harge from the Army. Driver Lewisjoined up in April, 1918, and was draited out to Trance after a short training in this country. He is attached to the Royal Field Artillery, and prior to enlisting was employed at the Tirydail Colliery as shotsman. Driver Lewis figured prominently in local football circles, his ability as a t}>ree>quarcer bejng well known. We regret having to announce the death of Mrs. Eleanor Davies, of Ynys Farm, near PantyffynRon, which occurred on Monday last. The deceased, who was very well known and highly respected, endured a short il lness, and her death came as a shock to her many friends. She was a very active worker in the sphere of farming, and will be missed by a large number of friends, who mourn her death. Great sympathy is feli with the family in their sorrow. The funeral takes place to-morrow (Friday), the interment being .t the Christian Temple burial-ground. it is said that out of the captured German guns allocated to this county, Ammanford will be honoured by the presentation of one of them. We have made suggestions in our columns from time to time that it would be vary appropriate for the town- to be presented with at least one gun, in view of the large number of boys from the town and district who responded to their country's call, and more especially in view of the fact that quite a number belonged to the Carmarthenshire Battalion, which has captured a number of Battalion, We hope that the rumour is true and that the gun will arrive in Ammanford. On Tuesday morning, at the Registry Office, Llandilo, the marriage of Miss Mary Hitchcock, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hitchcock, of 11, Harold Street, Tjrydail, with Priv. A. G. Attn, Welsh Regiment, took place by special licence. The bride- groom joined the Army in 1916, and was soon drafted to France. He has been wounded on two occasions, viz., at the third Battle ol Ypres and at the last Battle of the Somme. As a result of his wounds he was detained in hospital for some months. Priv. Attrill was also slightly gassed on one occasion. We wish the young couple long life and happi- ness. Bombr. Lewis Thomas, sorw of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, of Station House, Ammanford, who joined the Army in 1914, has now been discharged. He was attached to the 2nd Section R.F.A., and was drafted out to France on June 1st, 1915. He was present in many memorable battles, including Loos, Arras, Somme (twice), Albert, Ypres, Vimy Ridge, and St. Amand, and fortunately he escaped being injuied. Previous to enlisting, Bombr. Thomas was employed at the Amman- ford Colliery. He was a keen sportsman, having been a member of the Ammanford R.F.C., the local Billiard League, and the Cricket Club. He was also a member of the local Male Voice Choir during its successful career. The marriage (by special licence) of Sergt. Oscar J. Jones, the second son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Jones, of Fairdale, Llandebie Road, with Miss Muriel Hickman, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hickman, of 80, New Road, Southampton, was solemnised at Holy Trinity Church, Southampton, on the 2nd inst. The bridegroom joined the Army in September, 1914, and was despatched to France on January 2, 1915. Though having served for over four years in the Army, he has been fortunate enough to escape injury. Prior to enlisting he was employed as a painter and sign writer in the town. We wish 5ergt. and Mrs. Jones the best of luck and .-a long and happy life. Acting-Sergt. Womersly, who resides with Mr. and Mrs. Martin, of 95, College Street, is home on leave. He joined up at the out- break of war, and was amongst the first com- pany which landed in France. He took part in many important engagements, and was pre- sent in the memorable retreat from Mons. Sergt. Womersly wears the Mons ribbon. He was gassed and also shell she'—d whilst serving in France, and was admitt^u .to hos- pital, where he was detained for some time. After his recovery he rejoined, and volun- teered for further service in France. He joined the Army when about 19 years of age, u has had man N, th,I 'II;- ng exper'I is at present attached to the Royal Engineers. Sergt. Womersly is a native of Leeds. Priv. D. A. Thomas, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, of Talbot Road, is home on a few days' leave from Ripon, where he was employed at one of the Prisoners of War Reception Camps stationed in the city. Priv. Thomas has served in France for several years, and has been gassed. Ile. states that, judging by the appearanct of jme of our boys who had been captured by the Germans and lately released, one would corclude that some of them had been oi a Coi.cinental holiday. Others display sgns of having undergone harsh treatment at A. hands of the Germans, and some of the released prisoners are mere skeletons. Prior to enlisting, Priv. Thomas carried on business as hairdresser and tobacconist at Gorseinon, and was at one time smployed by Mr. W. Walters, The Square. Stoker J. B. Waters, a son of Mr. Jos. Waters, of 80, Wind Street, is home for a few days' leave. He has been engaged as a stoker on H.M.S. Killerig for some time. He joined the Navy on the 8th of May, 1918, and has been on various voyages, in- cluding trips to Christiana, in Norway. He is a brilliant example of the stalwarts who compose the Silent Navy." Stoker Waters was formerly employed at Ammanford No. I Colliery. His brother, Priv. W. Waters, is aiso home for a few days' hospital leave. Priv. Walters joined the Army in 1915,' and was drafted to France after receiving short training in this country. He has fought in many important engagements, including the Battles of the Scmme and Ypres. He was wounded in the Battle of the Somme in October, 1917, through the collapse of a trench which was being bombarded by the enemy, and was eventually admitted into a hospital in Scotland. Priv. Waters, after his recovery, was again despatched to France about the middle of 1918, and during heavy fighting in October last he sustained addi- tional wounds. He is attached to the Welsh Guards, and is a very smart soldier. Gunner Joe Waters, who is at present in Alexandria, Egypt, is another brother. He joined the Army on May 8th, 1917, and is attached to the R.F.A. The family is represented by two members who are in the Army, and a third who is .servinin the Navy. It would be difficult to find a smarter trio of brothers in the Valley and for miles around. The funeral of the late Miss Irene Morris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Morris, of the Old Cross Inn Hotel, Quay Street (whose demise was reported in our last issue), took place on Friday afternoon last at the Christian Temple burial-ground. The Rev. D. Tegfan Davies officiated at the house and in the chapel,' and the Rev. B. Davies, B.A., curate, Bettws, at the graveside. The funeral was for men only, and the following were the chief mourners:—Mr. W. Morris (father) Mr. Gwynne Morris (brother) Mr. Hodges, Cardiff (uncle) Mr. Rees, registrar, Cardiff (uncle) Mr. J. C. Jones, New Inn Hotel, Ammanford (uncle) Mr. R. Bowen, New Road, Ammanford (uncle) Mr. Evans, Wind Street, Ammanford (uncle) Mr. Mr. Clements, Llangennech (uncle) Mr. Clements, Trefeglwys, North Wales (uncle) Mr. John Jones, Hall Street (uncie); Mr. Johns, Bryrtamman (uncle) Mr. Garfield Jones, Ammanford (cousin) Messrs. W. H. Roberts, O. Roberts, and Frank Roberts, Llanelly (cousins) Mr. D. Hodges, lscennen Road, Ammanford (cousin) Mr. Jones, Wind Street, and Mr. J. T. Jones, Quay Street. T he coffin was covered with beautiful floral tributes sent by the following:—F ather and Mother; Brothers and Sisters; Dorothy (sister) Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Rees and Mr. Hodges; Mr. J. C. Jones and family, New Inn Hotel; Mr. John Jones and family, Hall Street; Mr. Evans and family, Wind Street; Mr. and Mrs. R. Bowen and family, New Road Mrs. Owens, High Street; Mr. Rees, Penylan, Cardiff Mr. Roberts and family, Llanelly; Miss Clarice Carruthers and Mr. Joe Carruthers; the, Licensed Victuallers' Association; Miss Mary Rowlands, Marsh- field House, Marshfield; Miss M. Eluned Williams, Pontardawe; Misses Maggie and Sylvia Owen, Dynevor Arms Hotel, Panty- ffyn non; Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Lewis, New I Road; and Miss Harriet Higgs.
BRYNAMAN. I Special preaching meetings were held at Bethania Church, Rhosamman, on Sunday week, when the Rev. Ben Morris, Brynberian (formerly of Pontyberem), preached forcible sermons to large audiences. Mr. Wm. Hicks led the singing, which was inspiring, and Mr. Tom W. Jones presided at the organ. The Lower Brynamman ladies are conduct- ing their work of providing comforts for the soldiers and sailors resident within their area with remarkable enthusiasm and grit. Despite very boisterous weather, a number of young girls, representing the' society which is known as Trysorfa Ein Bechgyn, were seen about the streets on Saturday selling rosettes to passers-by, and manifesting considerable shrewdness and ardency. Their efforts yielded the splendid sum of £ 15 3s. 3d These monies were handed in on Monday evening, and the committee wishes to thank all who helped to make the project 'such a success. The rosettes which were sold had been made by Lower Brynamman ladies, and to them also the promoters desire to express then gratitude. The secretary is Mrs. M. B. Thomas, Goleufryn. On New Year's night, another social was held at the Farmers' Arms Hotel in connec- tion with the National Federation of Dis- charged and Demobilised Sailors and Soldiers. The spacious chamber was packed with an enthusiastic crowd, comprised chiefly of the heroes of the Great War. Mr. T. Morris Walters (Butts) conducted the meeting, and read some English verses suitable for the occasion. Mr. Sam Williams presided at the piano. Solos were !iven by Messrs. Billy Williams, Ted Moses, W. J. Thomas, L Pia Morgan, and T. Hector Jones. Miss Gwennie Bowen gave a recitation, and Miss Alice Hargreaves gave a solo, as also did Miss Lilian Evans. Mr. Hugh Griffiths sang a solo, and Mr. Richard Morgan sang a string of penillion suitable to the occasioir. Flight Lieut. Glyn Jones sang the National Anthems tc terminate another enjoyable i A subrtartial collection was made. 1 1-e secretary was Mr. R. J. Davies, and the, treasurer Mr. Harold Rees. The .usual convivial meeting was held at the Brookside Billiard Room on New Year's Eve, when a large number assembled. Dr. ) Corkey, M.D., presided, a~ Mr.. J. Thomas conducted. Mr. Sam Williams, A.V.C.M., C.R.A.M., Mr. Ted Morgpn, A.L.C.M., and the one-armed pla"er, Mr. Gwilym M. Jones, were the accompanists. A large nvmber of local talent took- nart, among were the leading artistes o. the neigh- bourhood. A most happy evening was spent. These events have been held periodically for the last many years, and the proceeds, which I are the result of fines imposed on all who refused to participate, have invariably been handed over to charitable causes--the Soldiers and Sailors and Swansea Hospital, for in- stance. The benefit on this occasion was transferred as a little token of esteem and good wishes to our brilliant organist, Mr. Gwilym M. Jones, who will eventually leave for the Metropolis to fulfil an engagement. The proprietor of the establishment is Mr. Wallie Jones, formerly principal trombonist of the Grenadier Guards Band, to whom a debt of gratitude is due for his kindness in promoting these concerts and granting the use of his spacious room for such deserving objects. There passed away, after about a twelve- month of painful affliction, on Thursday last, Mrr. Daniel James, Llandilo Road, popularly known as Daniel y Voel," he having resided on a farm of that name on the fringe of the Black Mountain for many years. De- ceased was latterly a roadman by occupation, and was of an inoffensive and amiable op- position. His mortal remains were laid to rest at Gibea burial -ground on Saturday, in the presence of a large crowd of mourners and friends. He leaves a wife and six grown-up daughters to mourn their sad loss. It is some- i,.r h at of a co i what of a coincidence that the Rev. Penar Griffiths should have delivered a lecture in aid of Daniel James recently, and passed away a week previous to the beneficiare, who was 64 years of age. The Revs. W. D. Thomas, J. Llewelyn (Bethania), and D. J. Moses, B.A. (Tycroes). ornciated. The chief mourners included :—Mrs. James (widow) Misses Blodwen, Lizzie, and Ellen James (daughters) Mr. and Mr. J. D. Howells, Glanceri, Brynamman (son-in-law and daughter) Mr. and Mrs. Ivor Roberts, Ceinfan, Cwmamman (son-in-law and daugh- ter) Mr. and Mrs. David Hopkins, Rhos-y- coed, Cwmamman (son-in-law and daughter) Masters Danny and Wiilie Howells, Gwyn and Raymond Roberts, Geraint and Garth Hopkins (grandsons) Mr. and Mrs. R. James, Brynffynon, Mr. W. James, Pontbren, Mr. J. James, Pennant, Mr. J. James, Llan- j dilo, Mr. and Mrs. E. James, Brynamman, and Mr. and Mrs. G. James, Glanamman (brothers and sisters-in-law) Mr. and Mrs. J. James, Rockery, Mr. and Mrs. James, Carnalt, Mr. J. James, Glantowy, Mr. D. James and Miss S. James, Pontbren, Mr. C. James, and Priv. Tudor James (nephews and nieces) Mr. and Mrs. Davies, Aberdare, Mrs. James Rees, Garnant, Mr. and Mrs. Griff Rees, Garnant, Mr. and Mrs. James, Llwynon, Mr. and Mrs. J. Bowen, Glan- amman, Mr. David Hughes, Glanamfnan, Mr. James Rees, Mr. David Morgan, Miss Annie Morgan, and Miss M. M. Rees, all of Garnant (cousins) Mrs. and Miss Jones, Amanwy; Mrs. Evans, Llandebie (sister-in- law) Mr. Tom Evans, Goodwick (nephew) Mr. and Mrs. Price, Llandebie, Mrs. Jones, Llandebie, Mr. Tom Lewis and Master Jack Lewis, Llandebie, Mr. Tom Davies, Aber- dare, Mrs. Rees, Aberdare, Mr. Matthew Rees and Master Rees, Aberdare, Mr. Ted Evans, Aberdare, Mr. and Miss Thomas, Bancybryn, and Mr. D. Evans, Bancybryn (nephews and nieces) Mrs. Williams, Gellyceidrim, Mrs. Jones, Garnlwyd, Mrs. and Miss James, Hengrofft, Mr. D. Williams, Penwern, and Mrs. Bevan, Garnant (cousins). Also amongst the numerous friends were noticed:—Mrs. Jones, Manor- avon; Mr. and Miss Michael, Garnant; Lieut. W. Rees, Brynpedol; Mrs. T. Vole Jones; Mrs. (Rev.) D. J. Moses; Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, Neuadd; Mrs. and Miss Hopkins and Mrs. Roberts, Garnant; Mr W. Howells and Mr. D. W. Howells, London and Miss Miriam Evans, Glan- amman.
BLAENAU. I On Sunday evening last, a large congrega- tion attended at Peniel, when the pulpit was occupied by Mr. Tom Griffiths, B.A., who is home for a few days from Aberystwyth Uni- fersity. His sermon was an excellent one, and was delivered with great ability. On the 30th ult., at Bronderi, Blaenau, a concert was held in honour of David T. Griffiths. The chair was ably filled by Mr. John Davies, Llety' rywen, and the accom- panist was Miss Letitia Davies, Bronderi. The following took part in the programme:—Song, Daniel John Roberts; recitation, Rhys Mor- gan; violin solo, James Davies; recitation, J. R. Morgan (Blaenfab). The usual gift was handed over by Mr. David Davies, Bronderi. At Peniel, Blaenau, on Friday, the 3rd inst., a grand reception concert was held in honour of Privs. J. Price Williams, A. Kelly, and G. Thomas. There were many heroes present as well as the above three, and a large audience came together. All the artistes did their work in good style, and were ably accompanied by Miss Alice Davies, Bryn- talbot. The usual gifts were handed to the heroes by Mr. John Roberts, Ty'rynon, Cwm- coch. The duties of chairman were ably ful- filled by Mr. Morgan Davies, Bryntalbot. The proceedings terminated with the singing of the National Anthem, the solo being taken by Mr. Harry W. John.
CWMAMMAN. I Her many friends and admirers will be pleased to hear of Miss Miriam Evans' suc- cess at Carmarthen on New Year's Day, when she captured the open champion reci- tation. Also her pupil, Miss Hannah Davies (Merch y Dyffryn), won the first prize for the best recitation under 10 years of age at Gwaun-cae-gurwen last Saturday. The public of Cwmamman have decided to erect a spacious hall in the place to commemorate the heroes from the locality who have fallen in the Great War. As a move- ment is on foot to raise a Male Voice Choir and Minstrels in the place, it is felt that an effort should be made to form a choir for the purpose of performing an opera or other similar work on the occasion of the opening of the hall, and that, in order to achieve this, Garnant and Glanamman will unite once again as in past days. A reception concert was held on Monday night in honour of Stoker W. R. Thomas, of Jolly Road. The chairman was Mr. W. E. Jones, The Brook, and the accompanist, as usual, was Mr. John Morgan, L.L.C.M. A capital programme was contributed by the following:—Pianoforte solo,' Master D. H. Thomas, A.L.C.M. songs, Ray Davies, Cyril Bevan, Lilian Benjamin, Maggie Davies, Catherine Price, Tom Rees, Blodwen Rees, Linie James, and Jenny Evans; humorous songs in character, Garnantydd, D. Thomas, and W. E. Jones; and recitations by Gwyneth Jones, Hannah Davies, D. T. Bowen, and R. M. Jones. A very good reception concert in honour of Stoker Luther Evans, of Jolly Road, was held on Tuesday of last week at Stepney Hall. The chatr was occupied by Mr. Evan Llewelyn, Stepney Road, and the following contributed to the program me:-Solos, Gwladys Etans, Thora Francis, Catherine Price, Victor Davies (Aberpedol), Gomer Morris, Devereaux Morgan, Ceinwen Thomas, Jenny Evans, Syd James, Blodwen Rees. and Sarah Evans; recitations, Gwyneth Jones, Evelyn Williams, Hannah Davies, and D. T. Bowen; violin solos and duets, Mr. Jones and friends. and Cyril Lewis. The accompanist was Mr. J. Morgan, L.L.C.M.
I GORSLAS. A reception concert, in honour of Lance- Corpl. Bryn Roberts, Priv. Ivor Evans, and Stoker Anthony Pugh, was held in the Parish Hall on Friday evening last. The chairman was Mr. D. Stephens, D.C., Capel Farm, and the following artistes contributed a capital programme:—Master Ivor Hughes, Mr. Johnny Morris, Miss Jennie Hughes, Miss F. Gibbon, Master Percy Hughes, Mr Ben Davies, and Mrs. Nicholas. The three heroes were pre- sented with the usual gifts by Misses L. Harries, F. Gibbon, anl B. Wilams, the recipients suitably responding. Speeches were also given by Messrs. Robt. Jenkins, Jos. Thomas, and Eben Griffiths, and the concert was brought to a close with the singing of the National Anthem, Mrs. Nicholas taking the solo.
LLANDEBIE. The funeral of the late Mrs. Phillips, of Riversdale, Llandebie (whose death we re- ported in our previous issue), took place on Friday afternoon, the interment being at Llandebie Parish Churchyard. The deceased was highly respected, and her death is deeply mourned. The Rev. Crwys Evans officiated at the house, and the Rev. D. W. Thomas, M.A. (vicar), officiated at the church and graveside. The following were the chief mourners:—Mr. Thomas Phillips (husband) Miss Ceri Phillips (daughter); Rev. Thos. Tudor, Ebbw Vale (brother); Mr. Hugh Tudor, Llanginning (brother) Mrs. Eynon, Llanginning (sister) Mrs. Davies, Crymmych (sister) Messrs. Benj. and Wm. Davies, Llanginning (nephews) Mrs. Thomas, Tycroes (cousin) and Mr. T. Gordon Davies, Tirydail (son-in-law). As stated in our last issue, the deceased's son, Signaller Tudor Phillips, is away on foreign service, and was therefore unable to attend the funeral. Floral tributes were placed on the coffin. Great sympathy is felt with the family in their trouble.
LLANDILO. Prayer meetings were held throughout the week by the Free Churches of the town, an united meeting being held on Monday night at Capel Newydd. A reception concert was given at the Mynyddbach Wesleyan Chapel, Court Henry, Golden Grove, on Monday of last week, to Sergt. Daniel Morgan Thomas, of the R.F.A., at present of Ystalyfera, but a native of Mynyddbach. Mr. W. Williams, Glandulais, presided. Solos, duets, quar- tettes, recitations, and penillion singing were rendered, and a most enjoyable evening was spent. The gallant soldier was presented with a purse of money. There was a good attendance. Lce.-Corpl. Lewin Harries, of the King's Liverpool Regiment, has been awarded the Military Medal. His battalion being held up on the Schelt, it was found necessary to force a crossing by means of felling a tree to build a footbridge. Although several casualties were inflicted upon the party, including the officer, this gallant N.C.O. continued the work until it was completed. The effort proved of great assistance to his battalion, who were able to cross the same day. Harries carried the wounded officer back to safety. Lce.- Corpl. Harries joined up with the Terri- torials in 1914, and has been over twelve months in France. He is at present in hos- pital at Stourbridge. Before joining up he was a tailor in the employ of Councillor H. W. Jones, of Sartor House, New Road. It is with sincere regret that we have this week to report the death of Mrs. Annie Esther Burnett, of Pentre House, Crescent Road, which sad event took place on Mon- day afternoon last at a private hospital in Swansea, whither she had been taken to undergo an operation. The deceased lady was about 41 years of age. She was a genial and kind-hearted person, and was well known and most highly respected by all her acquaint- ances for many miles around. She was the widow of the late Mr. David Burnett, sub- agent of the Cawdor (Golden Grove) Estate, who predeceased her about ten years ago. She leaves behind her an aged mother about 80 years of age and four children, viz., two boys and two girls, to whom the greatest sympathy is extended in their sad bereave- ment. The funeral", a public one for men only, took place to-day (Thursday), the place of burial being the Golden Grove Church- yard. The annual tea given on New Year's Day at Ebenezer Baptist Chapel, Crescent Road, was held at the Vestry Room attached to the said chapel. The tables were presided over by Mrs. Pearson, Mrs. James, Rhydyffynnon, Mrs. D. Peters, and Mrs. S. P. Morris. Afterwards a concert was held, presided over by Councillor H. W. Jones (Vice-chairman of the Llandilo Urban District Council). The accompanist was Miss James, Rhydyffynnon. The concert, which was very orderly through- out, was very well attended. The following was the programme:—Pianoforte solo, Beryl Bowen; recitations, Donald Pearson, Vera Jones, Nancy Davies, Ronald Davies, Chas, Gwyn Evans, J. H. Jones, Gwen Edwards, Bertie Beynon, Violet Perks, Lizzie Wil- liams, Elsie Lewis, Mair Jones, Olwen Lewis, Maude Davies, Jack Davies, Florrie Jones, Alfryn Griffiths, and Blodwen Wil- liams; duet, R. A. Evans and Betty Wil- liams duet, Sally Jones and Olwen Griffiths dialogue, Sally Jones and Olwen Griffiths; solos, Gladys Bowen, Gwennie Morris, Sally Jones, Blodwen Williams, Evelyn Williams, Elsie Thomas, Owen Evans, Miss Maud Williams, Mr. D. Lewis (Llew Cib), Miss Bessie Evans, Mr. J. R. Evans, Miss Maggie Davies, Miss Raddie Richards, and Mr. D. J. Rhys; Cor -y Plant, led by Mr. D. J. Rhys; and Cantorion Bach," led by Miss May George. The many friends of Capt. T. C. Thomas, of Brynheulog, Llandilo, will pleased to learn that he has been awarded the Order of the British Empire, his name appearing in the long list of awards for services during the military operations in France and Flanders, whicji was issued on the 31st ult. This is the third time that Capt. Thomas has been mentioned in despatches. He is attached to the 19th Cheshires (Labour Company). Capt. Thomas has also been awarded the Military Cross for gallantry and devotion to duty in the field, the report in respect of which runs as follows: On October 22nd, Captain Thomas and his Company were informed that Corps urgently required ammunition to be delivered to Hulste on the 24th, and despite a handicap in respect of proper tools for handling this sort of task, they went resolutely to work, and completed the necessary 5. miles of track in a voluntary effort of 1 1 J, hours. They were subjected to four hours' heavy rain, and towards the end of the day to very considerable shell fire. This fine per- formance is a record, and could not have been done had it not been for the fine example and indomitable courage of this- officer in face of the enemy's shelling, to say nothing of his skilful leadership and personality, which raised the patriotism of his men to such an extent that they voluntarily gave their ser- vices for this extra time to complete this line so urgently required."
MANORDEILO. Success.— We are pleased to note that the Rev. W. J. Williams, pastor of Cwmifor and Uangadock Baptist Chapels, was success- ful in obtaining a first prize of three guineas at the Goginan Eisteddfod -for an elegy to the late Rev. Henry Evans, Horeb, Penrhyngoch, Christmas T ree.- The first annual Christ- mas tree in connection with the Caledfwlch children was held on New Year's Eve at the Richardson Memorial Institute. A committee -comprised of local persons with Mr. T. 1. Griffiths, School House, as chairman, Mrs. M. M. Williams as secretary, and Mrs. S. Rowberry as honorary treasurer-was formed in order te carry out the necessary arrange- ments. Mrs. Alex Boyd and Mrs. M. M. Williams were appointed as collectors, and so well did they succeed in their work that a balance of S-1 4s. was left for the next Christmas tree after defraying the necessary expenses in toys, buns and oranges. Mrs. Charles Boyd and Mrs. J. Jones went to buy the usual apparatus" necessary for the Christmas tree, and though their task was a difficult one, because the best selection of toys had been disposed of before Christmas, and because they were so expensive, yet the boys and girls were bewildered when they saw the tree prettily and daintily decorated and crammed with those things which appeal to them. Mrs. Ernest Glasbrook was chosen as president, and she remarked in her speech that this was the first Christmas tree held in Caledfwlch, and she trusted that it would be an annual one, and that all the children in the neighbourhood would take a share in the next one. Owing to circumstances over which the committee had bo control, it was this year confined to a certain area only. Mr. Evans, Post Office, made an ideal Father Christmas," and it is certain that the children present will never forget his outfit," and when distributing the gifts he made an appro- priate speech. Recitations, songs, &c., were given by the children, and Mrs. Alec Boyd gave a few selections on the gramaphone. Oranges and buns were given to the children. Mr. T. Jones, Manor Villa; Rev. W. J. Williams, Mayrose Hill; and Mr. T. 1. Griffiths, Cwmifor School, delivered appro- priate speeches, and the singing of the National Anthem brought a most happy even- ing to a successful conclusion. Concert.— The annual sacred concert under the auspices of the members of the Hermon Sunday Schools was held at Hermon on New Year's Day, the chairman being Mr. Henry Davies, Cefnpark. The secretary was Miss B. Walters, who was responsible for the pro- gramme, which was a lengthy one and excel- lently got up. Owing to the inclement weather which prevailed that evening, the at- tendance was not up to the usual mark, but those present spent a most enjoyable evening, and the proceeds, which were very good, are to be given to the children' s Summer Trip Fund. The following were the principal items:—Solo, Ada Thomas, Tancefn; recita- tion, Bettie Davies, Ffosddu; duet, May and Hannah Williams, Bryndeilo; solo, D. T. Williams, Bryndeilo; recitation, W. Emrys Rowlands, Bankolive; recitation, Dilys Thomas, Brynhyfryd; duet, Ada and W. J. Thomas, Tancefn; song, Hannah and May Williams; recitation, Bettie Davies; recita- tion, Dilys Thomas; solo and chorus, Tan- cefn Choir; penillion singing, Miss Walters, Penywaun recitation, Annie Williams, Bryn- deilo; recitation, Jenny Davies, Pencefn; recitation, Brynmor Thomas, Brynhyfryd solo, Mr. Williams, Gellideg; dialogue, Friends; recitation, Miss Thomas, Pantglas; solo, Miss Richards, Maerdy; recitation, Miss M. Jones. Lodge; recitation, D. T. Wil- liams, Gellideg; solo, Mr. Thomas, Birming. ham penillion singing, Ada Thomas; dialogue, two friends; recitation, Mrs, Thomas, Brynawel; solo, Mr. Williams, Gellideg; solo, Mr. Thomas, Birmingham. Priv. Jack Griffiths, Taliari's Forge, was pre- sented by Mr. Davies, Cefnpark, with the usual Treasury notes during the meeting. Appropriate speeches were delivered by the Evans; Overdale. The recipient suitably re- sponded.
PENYGROES. I 'A reception concert in honour of Privs. Whit Davies, Richard Evans, Mog. Davies, and James Keene will be held to-morrow (Friday) evening. A reception concert, in honour of Privs. T. Roberts, W. J. Jones, and J. R. Lewis, was held at the Congregational Vestry on i Friday evening last, the chair being occupied by Mr. J. P. Richards, Penygroes. The fol- lowing contributed to a capital programme:— Miss R. A. Jones, Miss Gwen Lewis, Miss Annie Lewis, Miss L. Hughes, and the Peny- groes Silver Band (conductor, Mr. David Williams). The accompanist was Miss May Davies, A.L.C.M. Owing to two .other local Reception Committees holding concerts on the same evening, the above concert was poorly patronised. The Penygroes Committee have decided to hold their concerts in future on Friday evenings, and it is hoped other com- mittees will kindly take note, so as to avoid clashing.
TYCROES. I Banking Facilities.-The inhabitants of Tycroes and district will be glad to learn that the old-established institution, Barclays Bank, Ltd., with which is amalgamated the London Provincial and South Western Bank, Ltd., has opened a weekly agency (Mondays) at Rhuddlan," The Square, Tycroes, under the management of Mr. Hiley Harries, Ammanford Branch.
Social at Penygroes. I A grand social was held at the Council Schools, Penygroes, on New Year's EJ, under the auspices of the ladies' section of the Penygroes Reception Committee. A large crowd assembled, in fact the crowd at the opening was more than the building could comfortably hold. The opening ceremony was very ably performed by Mrs. D. F. Davies, Cross Hands, who was called upon at almost a moment's notice to perform this pleasing function. Mrs. Davies acquitted herself most creditably, and there is no doubt that after the excellent manner in which this social was opened that we shall see many of the ladies emulating Mrs. Davies, imitation being the smcerest form of shewing their appreciation. At the opening, Mrs. Clutterbuck, president of the Ladies' Committee, introduced Mrs. Davies to the audience, after which a lovely bouquet of flowers was presented to l\1rs. Davies by Miss E. Griffiths. Mrs. Morgan, Bryncwar, the treasurer, proposed a vote of thanks to Mrs. Davies for her presence, and Miss A. M. Rees, the secretary, seconded, and the social was then formally opened. Mr. Edwards, of Ammanford, had charge of the games, and the merry company were soon thoroughly enjoying themselves. Mr. Edwards also rendered a few monologues during the evening. A real fortune teller was in attendance; and a popular menagerie, con- ducted by Mr. David Mainwaring. Mr. G. Davies, Mr. H. Evans, and Mr. D. Davies, all of Penygroes, was one of the side-shows. The genera! opinion of this show was that, apart from the 3d. worth of fun, it was very edifying. One of the rooms had been laid out for dancing, and a good number thoroughly enjoyed themselves in the terpsichorean art. The refreshment room was a sight not equalled since pre-war day;, there being a plentiful supply of toothsome delicacies. The tea- room attendants were Mrs. Child, Mrs. Morris, Mrs. Morgan, Bryncwar, Mrs. Clutterbuck, Mrs. Nicholas, Miss Jenkins, Mrs. T. Hughes, Mrs. C. Emanuel, Miss G. Enoch, Miss E. Williams. Miss M. Davies, and others. The ladies i,rir!ertook to do all they possibly couL v. Uncut the aid of the men, but perforce had to call in Mr. Wm. Morgan to look after the boiling of water, and Messrs. T. Morgan, G. Bancroft, O. Morgan and Wm. Roberts to attend to the doors jf the various rooms. It is next to impossible to collect such a large assembly of people and please all, and no doubt a few may ¡"d ¿; satisfied but we feel that the majority' of those who attended enjoyed ,iei. ;2s thoroughly. When we corr-Mer the low price the low pr lee of admission, which was only sixpence, the promoters are to be congratulated on providing such a treat at such a ridiculously low figure.
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Llandilo Board of Guardians. The monthly meeting of the Llandilo Board of Guardians was- held on the 28th ult. at the Board Room, Union Offices, Llandilo, Mr. Gomer Harries, Chairman, presiding. RELIEF LISTS. The relief lists for the North and South Districts were revised. MASTER'S REPORT. The Master read his report for the month, which shewed that the number of inmates in the House was 64, as against 70 for the corresponding period of last year. During the month, 24 vagrants had been relieved, as against 33 for the corresponding period of last year, a decrease of nine. The usual Christ- mas dinner had been given to the inmates, and they had all enjoyed themselves. Mrs. Thomas, Caeglas, had presented the women with sixpence each, and the men had each received some jam. Mr.. L. Thomas, Cae- glas, had also given the children some toys. Dr. Davies had sent some daily papers Tobacco, &c., had been given to the men. The English Congregational cause at Llandilo had kindly presented the Workhouse with a harmonium. Divine service had also been conducted bv the Rev. G. E. Williams and Rev. Mr. Richards (Methodist). The Chairman remarked that thanks were due to the kind friends who had given the various gifts. Mr. Wm. Williams moved that the hearty thanks of the Board be conveyed to the ladies and gentlemen who had given so generously, and also that the members of the English Congregational cause at Llandilo be given their heartiest thanks for having pre- sented the House with a harmonium, which would make the life of the inmates happier and brighter. The motion was unanimously supported and adopted. HOUSE COMMITTEE. The report of the House Committee was I read and adopted. Mr. John Richards moved that the sum of I s20 paid by Mr. David Thomas, Cornish Dairy," Swansea, in respect of the Board's l claim for relief granted to Sarah Thomas, Cross Inn Cottage, Manordilo, be refunded Mr. Richards described the circumstances of the case, and pointed out how Mr. Thomas had been attending the two pauper sisters for many years. Mr. Evan Davies remarked that he was sorry the matter had been brought up by Mr. Richards, and that the furniture left by the person in question, valued by a committee in- cluding Mr. Richards at £40 in the least had been sold to Mr. Thomas for £ 20, so that the kindness done by Mr. Thomas was recog- nised by them in that way. Mr. D. Pritchard Davies also referred to the decision of the committee appointed to investigate the matter. It was eventually proposed by Mr. Evan Davies, seconded by Mr. Jno. Richards, and carried that the sum of ilO be paid to Miss Elsie Thomas for her kindness in attending the person in question. MAINTENANCE OF RELATIVES COMMITTEE. 1 he report ot the above Committee was read by Mr. Wm. Hopkins and adopted. TENDERS. The tender of Mr. 1 homas Lewis, Market Stores, Llandilo, to supply flour to the Work- house for the ensuing three months, at £2 I 7s. 6d. per sack, was accepted. Some discussion took place as to whethei the Committee had a right to open the tenders. Mr. D. Pritchard Davies thought that they had no right to do so. Mr. Evan Davies: We have been told by the Clerk that the Committee has no right, and he did not think they had the power to do so. MILK. The tender of Mrs. James, Tregeyb Arms, to supply milk to the House for twelve months at 2}d. per pint was accepted. Mr. D. Glyn Jenkins, in the course of a discussion as to whether the farmers were selling milk at a fair price, remarked that they could afford to jell at 2d. and make a profit. Mr. John Bevan pointed out that this was another instance of the manser in which the farmers were overcharging. If a person could sell at that price, there was a huge c.ifferer.^ to be accounted for. I MEAT. A tender to supply meat to the House for the ensuing quarter at Is. 8d. per lb. was sent in by Mr. W. Stephens, butcher, Llan- dilo, and was accepted. I HAULAGE. I It was deeded to iccept the tender of Mr. John Thomas, Llai-lillo, to haul stones at h. 6d. per ton. I COAL. IMr. John Edwarcl. c??! merchant. Ffair- I fach, tendered to supply best Liandebie cobbles to the house at £ 2 Is. 2d. per ton. After some discussion, it was decided to accept the above tender. Mr. John Bevan humorously remarked that the cost of coal had possibly increased, as a good deal was now used to make margarine. FIREWOOD. The only tender to supply firewood to the House for the ensuing quarter was that of Mr. John Evans, Troedyrhiw, Llandilo, at i.) IOs. per ton. Mr. D. Pritchard Davies thought that the Board should instruct the Master to obtain chippings, &c., from the Llandilo Sawmills for the next quarter. It would give them an opportunity of finding out which was the better, Mr. Evan Davies remarked that it would not be quite in order for them to purchase the ifrewood, &c., from the Llandilo Sawmills without first having had a tender.' Mr. John Bevan referred to the fact that coal was being tendered for at £ 1 12s. per ton, and that £ 1 10s. for firewood was un- reasonable. Mr. D. Glyn Jenkins also remarked that the price was too high. After a lengthy discussion, it was decided to accept the tender. It was suggested that the Board should obtain a tender from the Llandilo Sawmills in respect of chippings. The Master remarked that he had no time to go and cart the firewood. If the firewood was delivered, he would manage all right. TREASURER'S REPORT. The Treasurer's report was read, aRd the balance in the Treasurer's hand was 12,355. LETTER OF PROTEST. A letter was read from the Overseers of the Poor of Llandilo-fawr Parish, protesting against the levy of a special rate on this parish in respect of the Amman Valley County School. The greater portion of the children who attended the school were from the Amman Ward. The children from that Ward did not attend the Llandilo School as they used to. The Llandilo County School had been built and paid for by voluntary contributions. It was pointed out that the precept for the rate having been issued, the Board could not do anything in the matter. They could not leave out a certain section of the parish, as it applied to the whole. Mr. John Richards said that he was quite in sympathy with the ratepayers of the North Ward. They had to pay for the maintenance of the school at home. It was very unfair for them to have to pay rates in respect of the Ammanford School, which was not used at all by the children of that Ward. Mr. Evan Davies supported the remarks of Mr. Richards. Mr. D. Glyn Jenkins said that it was a very peculiar thing that when others had to pay, those very people did not think of com- plaining. Mr. Evan Davies thought it was not fair for the ratepayers of the North Ward to be asked to pay. A Member pointed out that prior to the establishing of a school at Ammanford the Llandilo County School was the only school for the whole of the Union district. Children attended the school from every district. As a sc hool had been established at Ammanford, they should certainly maintain it from that particular district. The Clerk said that they had no power to do anything, as the precepts were issued, and they could not exclude some parts. DELEGATES. Mr. D. Glyn Jenkins and Mr. W. Roberts (Garnant) were appointed to attend a con- ference to be held at Swansea, which was convened for the purpose of considering the I assessments of steel and tinplate works. CORRESPONDENCE. The Clerk read a letter received from Mr. John Hinds, M.P., acknowledging the re- ceipt and promising his best support of the resolution submitted and passed at the Poor Law Conference recently held at Swansea, a copy of which had been forwarded to Mr. Hinds. A circular communication v read by the Clerk relating to the whole and part-time medical oiffcers of the district, in which it was shewn that the o? sch officer; I was shewn that the sa,,r. a o: suc h o f f i cers had not been increased during the war, and • pointing out that I l:e- Id r,, -)mm. a that they receive an increase. The Clerk remarked that the medical officers of their Union had not received any increase. Mr. John Richards: They have not applied for it. The matter was then dropped. The Chairs M said he felt sure they were all glad to see Lord Dynevor among them once asair after the good work he had done.
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