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I BRYNAMMAN. Ex-Priv. Arthur Jones, Station Road, has been appointed conductor of the Brynamman Band. He was once bandmaster of the local Volunteer Band. The committee have decided to work up the Organisation to such a state of efficiency as to be able to regain its former reputation in the competitive arena. It is to be hoped that the duties of the band to supply the public with street music will not be overlooked under the circumstances. We have had more open-air performances since it was recently re-established than ever before. Its services in enhancing local func- tions have been beyond complaint lately, and its enlivening strains hailed with joy by the inhabitants. Of the many Brynamman patients now at the Swansea Hospital treated for different ailments, we are in receipt of news respect- ing the condition of three recently admitted. Mr. W. D. Howells, carpenter, who sus- tained painful injuries while repairing a local bakery roof falling therefrom and fracturing his arm in two places and his collar-bone, also injuring his left hip, reports himself to be coming on satisfactorily, considering the extent of his injuries. Master Ceredig Llewelyn, New Road, who has had his eye extracted as a result of injuries received on Armistice night, is gradually recovering; while Mrs. Llewelyn, wife of the respected pastor of Bethania, had recovered sufficiently to return home on Monday. We wish the above three and all the sufferers a thorough and speedy recovery. The services of the Pontardawe vocal quar- tette have been engaged by a local com- mittee for March 15th, when a concert will be held in aid of Mrs. Fahey and children, Chapel Street. Mr. Fahey, the husband, was gassed about two years ago while in action, and is now a patient at a Birmingham hos- pital. The case evidently appeals strongly to an, as the tickets, we understand, are selling fast. The superficial facts of the cir- cumstances alone demand our best support. The vocalists engaged to sing at the concert Hannah Williams, soprano (National winner); Miss L. H. Thomas, Swansea, contralto; Mr. David Daniel, Pont- ardawe, tenor; and Mr. David Davies, of the same place, basso. Master Ernest Jones, the Glanamman boy Cbpr-ano, also will appear. The above quartette made a bold bid for the laurels at Neabh National Eisteddfod. We understand that St. David's Day is to be celebrated this year in fine style at Bryn- amman. The Soldiers' and Sailors' Com- A. mittee has arranged a splendid concert at Gibea for that evening. In fact, the function is to eclipse all previous St. David's Day celebrations in the place-worthy of the traditions of the old Patron Saint of Wales. Miss Mair Jones, Carmart hen, the Neath National Eisteddfod soprano winner; Mr. Hairy Roberts, baritone, of the Welsh Miners' famous troupe; and Mr. John Roberts, the renowned elocutionist—another National winner, figure on the programme. The services of Mr. Roland Thomas, M.A., Director of the Llanwrtyd Welsh School, have been, secured: to deliver an address, hence a treat is anticipated. Congratulations are due to this Committee for its splendid enterprise, and we also desire to express our appreciation of the noble and splendid efforts of this band of faithful workers on behalf of our gallant boys. It has done excellent work during the trying times we have just emerged from, and we would urge all to rally round it as an encouragement to complete its task successfully. We regret to announce the unexpected demise of Miss Maggie Morris, Brown Hill Villa, who passed away on Saturday morn- ing after nine days of painful illness, originaly caused by influenza, which developed into pneumonia. Deceased, who was 46 years of age, was a head dressmaker, genial of dis- position, and generally respected. She was faithful and diligent member of Bethesda Baptist Church, Glanamman, and had been working with all her might towards making the cymanfa ganu—which was to come off I last Sunday at Bethesda-the greatest suc- cess possible. But Fate unfortunately ruled otherwise, and she passed away on the threshold of the event on which she had spent her energie The sad occurrence has cast a gloom over ttie village, and especially over the festival. During the day, pathetic references were made to her sad and sudden demise, and the loss the church would sus- tain. A favourite hymn of the deceased's was sung, and a vote of sympathy was passed with the family. There are left to mourn their loss two sisters—Miss Ann Morris, Garnant, and Mrs. Frank Parfitt, Cardiff; and four brothers—County Councillor T. E. Morris, J.P., Messrs. William, John, and Eli Morris, Garnant. The funeral took place on Wednesday at Bethesda Chapel burial ground. She was also a cousin of Mr. T. Alexander Morris, manager, Wellfield Worksl Llanelly; Mr. T. M. Walters (Butts), Bryn- amman; and Mr. W. J. Bowen, Morriston. The thought of St. David's Day brings to our mind a pamphlet received from Coun- cillor John Harries (Irlwyn), Bettws, per- taining to a movement recently launched to establish Welsh Societies in every town and village throughout East Carmarthenshire. The project is under the auspices of the Welsh Societies' Union. A meeting was held at Ebenezer, Llanelly, recently, with the above object in view. The Rev. T. Orchwy Bowen, Lianell Y, was elected chairman; Ald. W. N. Jones, Dyffryn, Amman ford treasurer; and Mr. John Harries (Irlwyn), secretary. An appeal is made to concentrate all efforts in formulating a Welsh Society at Brynamman and to celebrate Gwyl Dewi in true Welsh style. Invitations are extended to all in- terested in the movement to attend a general meeting at Ebenezer, Llanelly, on April 12th next, to commence at 2 o'clock. The meeting is open to receive any suggestion to facilitate matters. The resolutions of the promoters are to continue united and work diligently to

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