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LLANDILO. ,1 1 here is an unusually large number ot soldiers and sailors on leave in the town. All look in the pink of condition and seem to enjoy excellent health. Ordination meetings in connection with the Welsh Congregational Church at Pontyberem were held on Monday and Tuesday. The charge to the church was delivered by the Rev. Wm. Davies, The Walk. At the Ebenezer Baptist Guild, held on Tuesday evening, the 7th inst., an interesting paper descriptive of a visit to the home and neighbourhood of Robert Burns, the Scotch poet, was read by Mr. George W. Jenkins. Mr. Rhydderch Davies presided in his usual genial manner. On the motion of Mr. A. E. Evans, seconded by the Chairman, and sup- ported by the pastor (Rev. G. Edmund Williams), a very cordial vote of thanks was accorded to Mr. Jenkins.for his most interest- ing paper. There was a good attendance. A magic lantern entertainment, under the auspices of the Capel Newydd Band of Hope, was held on Tuesday, when an address was delivered (illustrated by views) by Mr. G. Gwyn Jones, B.A., County School, on "The Life of Christ," A Tour through North Wales," and John Bull, Junior." The slides were manipulated by Mr. H. W. Griffiths, Gwili House, Rhosmaen Street. There was a crowded attendance. A musical programme was gone through, to which the following contributed :-Miss Evelyn Williams, Adelaide House, Ffairfach (" The Bettel Land ) duet, Miss May Edwards, Canister House, and Miss Bronwen Williams, Adelaide House. Choruses were also rendered by the Band of Hope Chair, conducted by Miss Elsie Williams. The funeral took place on Saturday last of Mrs. Anna Maria Nicholas, widow of the late Mr. Thomas Nicholas, formerly of Pentre Parr, Llaindilo, whose death took place some few days previously at her residence at Car- marthen, and an account of whose death ap- peared in our issue of last week. The body was brought by train from Carmarthen, arriving at Llandilo Bridge Station fi'icat 3 o'clock p.m., where it was met by a large number of the inhabitants of the town and neighbour- hood, the deceased lady being well known. She was the daughter of the late Dr. John Griffiths, who for the long period of 25 years was vicar of Llandilo-fawr, immediately pre- ceding the late Rev. Lewis Price. At the churchyard gates the body was met by the Ven. Archdeacon Robert Williams, vicar of Llandilp-fawr; Rev. B. Parry Griffiths, vicar of St. Peter's, Carmarthen; Rev. R. H. Roberts, Maesteilo; and the Rev. W. Arthur Jones, B.A., ourate, all of whom took part in the service. The chief mourners were:— Mr. J. W. Nicholas, Clerk to the Carmarthen- shire County Council, and Mrs. Nicholas (son and daughter-in-law) Miss Nicholas and Miss Betty Nicholas, Brynteilo (nieces). The coffin was of massive oak, with brass fittings, and bore the inscription: Anna Maria Nicholas, born January 25tli 1834; died January 7th, 1919." The arrangements were in the hands of Mr. John Stephens, London House, Llandilo.



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