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AMMANFORD. There was no sitting of the Amman- ford magistrates on Monday. Much sympathy is felt in sporting circles with Mr. Jack Leyshon, the captain of the local Rugby team, whose child is lying seriously ill at the Swansea Hospital, and awaiting an operation. The Ammanford Silver Band was awarded the second prize in Class B at Briton Ferry on Saturday last. The competitions were held under the rules of the West Wales Brass Band Association. The winners of the first were Penygroes, the prize including a t h e pr4 ze inc l u d ing a silver cup. Mr. T. F. James, Ammanford, formerly Conservative and Unionist agent for the old Division: of East Carmarthenshire, has been appointed agent for the new Division now known as the Llanelly District. Mr. James has seen service with the Colours both in France and Salonica. 'P""Io A benehe concert was held at the rajace Theatre on Wednesday evening, under the presidency of Mr. Rhys Thomas, Bettws. There was a good audience, and the proceeds, were devoted to the widow and children of the late Mr. Jonah Williams, the popular baritone vocalist of Bettws. Amongst those recently demobilised is Sergt. Willie Griffiths, Tirydail Lane. At the outbreak of hostilities, Sergt. Griffiths joined the Royal Field Artillery, ard has served on the Gallipoli, Mesopotamia, and French fronts. His return will mean a valu- able asset to the local Rugby team, with whom he played full-back for several seasons. At the Christian Temple Vestry, on Mon- day evening last, a reception meeting was held. The chairman was the pastor, the Rev. D. Tegfan Davies, who also handed over the gifts. The recipients were Privs. Gomer Evans, Charlie Marshall, Idris Peregrine, and Bombr. G. W. Evans. Addresses were delivered by the Chairman, Councillor Evan ELvatn*, and Nvlr. Evan Davies. Solos were rendered by Mr. W. T. Rees (Bon Marche), Miss Blodwen Lewis, and Mr. Einon Evans; recitations. Miss Maud Griffiths and Miss Elsie Richards. Mr. Gwilym R. Jones was the accompanist. An inquest was held on Friday last upon the two-year-old child of Mrs. Jane Francis, 8, Field Street, whose death was the result of bums. Mr. W. W. Brodie, the deputy coroner, conducted the enquiry. Evidence was given by the young mothe,r who said that deceased's name was William John Francis, aged two years and one month. On the date of the fatality witness had only been absent from the house a minute to put out clothes to dry in the garden, and had only put down the basket when she heard screams and saw the deceased boy in flames. Mrs. Gould, a next- door neighbour, deposed to assisting the mother to extinguish the flames. The Coroner said that the accident was a most regrettable and unfortunate one, especially as the mother had been left a widow by the death of her hus- band in France. The jury found that there was no negligence, and passed a vote of sym- pathy with the young mother in her two-fold I grid. The death has occurred of the Rev. T. F. I Williams, Gellisifor. The deceased was for 40 years the pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Chapel, form which position he retired in 1907. Born 87 years ago at Ferwig, Car- digair, he devoted the whole of his life to the Baptist cause, and was described as the Grand Old Man of the faith .Prior to taking up the pastorate of Ebenezer, he held a similar position at Saron. His mortal remains were laid to rest at Ebenezer burial- ground on Wednesday. There was a large and representative gathering. The officiating ministers were the Revs. James Davies, Llan- deble; Job Herbert, Penygroes; W. Nantlais Williams, Ammanford; John Morgans. Ammanford; Crwys Evans, Landebie; and J. Griffiths, B.A., B.D., the present pastor of Ebenezer. An address was delivered at the chapel by the Rev. James Daviee, who carried out the arrangements. The Revs. D. W. Thomas, M.A., vicar of Llandebie, and P. E. Evans, Llandebie, were also pre- i sent.

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