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AMMANFORD. I I Special services were held at the Capel Ncwydd Church, Bettws, on Sunday and Monday evening last. The preacher was the Rev. J. Hugh Jones, LlaneUy. At the Chrilstian Temple, on Sunday even- ing, a presentation of a handsomely bound Bible was made to Mr. Vernon Jones, Hall Street, who will shortly leave this country for South Australia. Preaching services were held at Ebenezer Baptist Chapel on Sunday and Monday even- ing last. Large congregations were noted, and eloquent sermons were delivered by the Rev. J. Lee Davies, Brynamman. The majority of the collieries in the dis- trict commenced work on Tuesday le.t after their enforced idleness brought about by the! railway strike. The only colliery able to carry on during he strike was that owned by Messrs. Lloyd Bros. at PontycWc. At the Ebenezer Chapel, on Sunday even- ing last, it was unanimously decided to recall the Rev. J. Griffiths, B.A., B.D., to the pastorate of the church. It is expected that it will be accepted. The rev. gentleman left Ammanford some time ago for Llan- dudno. The old firm, Fletcher Bros., under the management of discharged soldiers, have re- opened their branch at 103. College Street, The Square, Tiryciail, with a selected svpply oi prime Welsh beef, mutton, lamb and pc'ck. To ensure supplies for the coming winter it » essential that readers register at once. The Physical Drill Class, under the direc- toon of Mrs. Chas. Fletcher, of the London Polytechnic Institute, will re-commence its activities for the winter session this (Thurs- day) evening at the Parcyrhun School. We understand that a small fee is charged, but will on completion of a number of attend- ances be refunded by the County Education Committee. Girls under 16 years of age are exempt from payment. Harvest thanksgiving servlcea were held at the English Congregational Church on Thurs- day evening and Sunday last. The Rev. J. Griffiths, B.A., B.D., Llandudno, officiated Oti Thursday, and the Rev. D. Bryniog I homas, Cwynfryn; on Sunday evening. The interior of the sacred edifice had been tastefully decorated Dy the church members. On Sunday afternoon, a miscel- laneous programme was gone through, to which the majority of the scholars attending the Sunday School contributed. At the even- ing service, solos were rendered by Mr. W. T, Rhys and Mrs. W. M. Davies, Hopkins- town. The National Children's Home thank the following collectors for their valuable assist- ance in the Ammanford donation of £ 13 4s. 8d.:—Misses Isaac and Griffiths, 9s. 2d.; Misses M. Davies and May John, i) 14s. j 5d. Misses H. J. Davies and J. Evans, ii 9s. lod.; Misses Kitty Davies and E. Mor- gan, 4s. Misses Retta Kale and Ivy Beau- mont, £ 2 2s.; Misses Blodwen Howells and Elizabeth Prothero, ii 6s. 8d.; Misses Jane George and T egwcn. Jones, if 3s. 9d Misses Dilys Thomas and M. Davies, 1&. 3d.; Misses Hannah Davies and Letitia Evans, 18s. 3d.; Miss Annie Thomas, 2.1 8* 5d.; Miss Myfenwy Jones, 12s. 9d.; Misses Gertie Hopkiftg and Bessie Jenkins, 17s. 2d.
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I BRYNAMMAN. In a choral sense, Brynammaa will only be directly represented at Barry National by the Juvenile Choir led by Mr. Gomer Willianfc. This choir has had a very successful career, and should make a mark at the Olympic. Welcome home to Mrs. White (nee Miss Catherine Lake) to her old home at Bristol Terrace, Brynamman, from South Africa, whare she has been residing for many long years. Mr. White is also on the waves home- ward bound. They have decided not to return across the seas, but to settle down for good in the Old Country. The lady evangelist of Treorchy, Miss Rosina Davies, drew overwhelming congre- gations to the Gospel Hall during the week- end, when a series of preaching meetings were held. Her discourses were most effective and sincere. Many had to retrace their steps on Sunday afternoon and evening owing to the crowded state of the edifice. A strong and enthusiastic committee of your.g men has been formulated to arrange a first-class benefit concert for ex-Priv. Evan I Llewelyn, New Road. The event has been II fixed for November 29th next. The young bcnsficiare, who was badly wounded, has not recovered sufficiently to resume his pre-war employment or any other work. It goes with- out saying that the object is decidedly deserv- ing, and should prove a grand success. Up to date, there are no .signs that a choir from Brynamman wiU compete on the chief choral at the Barry National Eisteddfod. It is most probable, however, that two choirs from the Valley will participate on the chief event, and among their ranks will figure a large percentage of Bryn's vocalists. It ,is rumoured that several eminent conductors are prepared to take the Brynamman Choir to the arena, but being that sections of the com- bination have already promised to assist down Valley organisations, it does not seem likely that a different decision will be arrived at later. Last Saturday, the Brynamman October Fair was held under most favourable climatic I conditions. Despite the fact that there were no railway facilities, the fair-ground was crowded with fair-goers from within walking distances. There ware a few pleasure mediums on the pleasure field, these mostly being suitable for juvenile enjoyment, and there was no lack of patronage on the part of young and old. Few cattle were on sale, and these were exchanged at comparative reduc prices. Two solitary stalls figured on the usual allotment, and the usual customers were usual allot-nen?, an d tbe usua l customers were 1 he news of the settlement of the railway strike reached here on Sunday evening, and a notice to that effect was posted outside the Upper Post Office. The tidings naturally were hailed with gladness. There was a rush for further news on Monday, and the morning journals were read with avidity. Later in the day the district sirens were set going, indi- cating the resumption of operations at the various factories and collieries. The "whistle" of the Midland Railway early trains denoted that the rusted metals were again being brightened by the iron steed and its trail. The G.W.R. train reached later in the day. The mortal remains of Mrs. Tom Davies, Old Company Row, were interred in the prtsence of a large number, at St. Catherine' s Church. She was of a quiet but industrious disposition, was 60 years of age, and her dea.th is a great loss to her sorrowful husband. Recent developments suggest that the lonely slopes of the Black Mountain will in due course be echoing with the humdrum of industry. Surveying has been in progress during the last week pertaining to laying a tramroad from Rhosamman up to the base of Carreg Lwyd to get within reach of the wealth of limestone, silica and sand thereat. This is a bit of good news for the Rhos people especially, as probably a good num- ber of hands will be employed. Evidently, Brynamman residents will have to grope through the approaching winter with- out street illumination. At a preliminary meeting of the local Lighting Coilmittee, a letter was rsad from the Electric Supply Company, in which was couched a demand for an additional £ 1 Is. per lamp for the next eight months, owing to the high prices of material essential for its production. The former rate per lamp was £2 2s., and the Company thus seeks an increase of 50 per cent. Owhg to the fixed levy of 6d. per £ beirg unalterab le, the Committee found them- selves absolutely helpless, and decided to call the ratepayers together. This public meeting was well published, but owing to forjretfulness, irdiffeTence, or lack of desire on the part of those concerned to have any- thing to do with the question, the number present was below half a dozen. The pro-I bability, therefore, is that the matter will drop off naturaUy without further disousswn. ) The increaeed Eate would raeaa an addi- tional H7 a year for the ratepayers to find some way or other, as the fixed rate of 6d. in the £ could not be proportionately raised.
i LLANDEBIE. I The Llandebie "Football Club met Cross Hands in a League game on Saturday last, before a record crowd. The homesters were not at full strength, being without George Evans (capt. ), Rev. J. LL Thomas, D. J. Thomas, and W. T. Harris. In the first half the homesters scored one goal one try, but the second half was of a more even character, and no farther score was registered, the home- sters thus wkming by eight points to nil. It would not be fair to single 4ny of the backs for special praise, as they all played splen- didly. But, however, an improvement could be made at inside-half. The forwards, led by Ivor Jones ard Dai Griffiths, played a really good game.
LLANDILO, I The funeral oi the late David Williams, I aged 44, of Cwmgelynen, Golden Grove, an I ex-soldier and a member of the Llandilo Branch of the Welsh National Federation of Discharged and Demobilised Sailors and Sol- diers, took place on Friday at the Golden Grove Churchyard, the Vicar officiating. There was a lafge gathering, including a number of deceased's comrades. At the Llandilo Bridge Auction Mart held this week, 128 fat cattle and 273 fat sheep and lambs were graded and allocated at con- trolled prices. Seventeen calves were dis- posed of at prices ranging from £3 to £ 6 16s.; 75 pigs were sold from i.2 to 9-5 and 106 ewes and lambs for storers fetched from 30s. to 65s. each. Messrs. James Hobbs, The Home Farm, Golden Grove, and Jonathan Jones, butcher, Amman ford, were the graders, and the auctioneers were Messrs. J. Howell Thomas and Sons, Carmarthen. At the monthly meeting of the Llandilo Urban District Council, held on Tuesday evening, Mr. H. W. Jones, J.P., presiding, the Clerk, submitted his estimate of the ex- penses for the current half-year, which necessi- tated the levying of a 2s. 6d. rate, being the same as the last half-year. In the report of the Electric Light Collector for the last quar- ter, it transpired that the income for the quarter had increased by £47 18s. 9d. over the corresponding qu&rter last year. Several new consumers have en connected in the meantime, and a gooa many more are await- ing to be put on. Rees Davies, a butcher, of Ammanford, was brought up on remand before a special sitting of the Llandilo Bench of magistrates, o-.i Wednesday of last week, upon a charge ot unlawfully wounding John William Davies, of No. 4, Foundry Road, Ammanford, by striking him twice with a stick on the head at the Llandilo Bridge Auction Mart on the previous Monday. From the evidence, an altercation ensued between the two men, and Rees Davies rose his stick and struck the prosecutor on the head two severe blows Until the blood flowed, and prosecutor almost fell to the ground. The Bench committed the prisoner to the next Quarter Sessions. The anniversary services in connection with the Capel Newydd Independent Chapel were held on Sunday and Monday evening last. The special preachers were Prof. D. Miall Edwards, M.A., Brecon, and the Rev. D. J. Lewis, B.A., Tumble. The proceedings were conducted by the pastor, the Rev. William Davies, The Walk. Special offerings were contributed in token of thanks to Almighty Gcd for His deliverance of the boys (who had served in the war and the members who had undergone the anxiety inseparable from sepa- ration and even death. Large congregations were in attendance at each service. The sub- stantial sum of i240 was collected towards reducing the debt of the chapel building. William Sullivan, late of New Inn Farm, Llandilo, a demobilised soldier, was brought up at the Llandilo Police Court on Thursday Ifcst upon a wariant, and chained with neg- lecting his three children, aged 10* 61 and 3 years respectively. The evidence shewed that he had left his wife and three children wholly unprovided for, and hud gone away to Lincolnshire, in cc.nsequence of which his family had to seek outdoor relief. Inspector 'acis Jones deposed to his having paid four visits to the house, and on each occasion he found little or no food in the Souse except a few potatoes and half a loaf of bread. There was little or no furniture., Defendant had been offered work at £4 per week, but had not availed himself of it. Defendant was sentenced to three months hard labour.
LLANDOVERY. A solitary drunk constituted the contents of the charge sheet at Llandovery fortnightly Petty Sessions on Friday. The attendance at the weekly market on Friday, despite the railway strike, was quite up to the average, and farmers brought in a good supply of fruit an d fann produce. Except for motor communication by road, the town is at the moment practically isolated. A local tram ran to and from Builth on Wednesday, and caused not a little sen- sation. Major D. A. Hughes, the County Medical Officer of Health, who is conducting a v igorous campaign throughout the district on Sex Hygiene." delivered one of his Straight Talks at the Drill Hall on Thursday evening. The Mayor (Mr. Dolot Jones) presided. Addresses were also delivered by Dr. Morgan, the Borough M.O.H., and Dr. Ekon. Major Hughes is a native of the town, and a 80D of Mr. Dan Hughes, Gorft House. He served with the 4th Welsh during the war. A sacred concert, under the auspices of the Liandovery Branch of the National Union of Raiiwaymen, was held at the Public Hail on Sunday evening. Councillor W. J. Esmond, J.P presided. Those who contributed to the programme included the Llandovery Male Voice Party, under the condoctoiship of Air. W. Thomas; the Chairman; and Mrs. J. Thomas, College View. The accompanist was Mr. W. Williams, Glan Keri. During the proceedings, the Chairman announced that the railway strike was at an end.
MAN0RDEIL0. Success.- We congratulate Master leuan Lewis, Mayrose Hill, and Mr. Willie Evan Williams on their success iu their isspeccive examinations. We wish both scholars every success in the future. 1 Women's Insiitute.A meeting in connec- tion with the formation, of a Women's Insti- tute was held at the Council Schoci on Satur- day. Air. Davies, Cwmiloi, presided. Miss Buckley-Williams, the organiser, delivered an address on the aims of the movement, while iVli«>s Picton, the local secretary for Carmar- thenshire; Mr. T. 1. Griffiths, Cwmifor School; Mrs. Glasbrook, and Mr. D. Morgan, Bridge Street, Llandilo, also spoke. It was decided to form a local branch. Harvest Festivals.- The harvest festival in cotiriection with the Parish Church was held on Thursday, the 2nd iitst., the services being at 8.30 a.m., 2.30 and 6.30 p.m. The Rev. E Thompson- Jenkyns, M.A., LL.B., took the morning and afternoon services, in the absence of the appointed clergy, who did not turn up because of the railway strike. In the evening, a Welsh sermon was delivered by the Rev. Alban Lloyd, Taliaris. The offer- tories and collections were for the Swansea Hospital. Tea was given to the visitors by I the lady members of the church. Prayer meetings were also held at Cwmifor and Hermon Chapels on Monday and Tuesday respectively. Death and Funeral.-We regret to announce the death of Mrs. Harries, the wife of Mr. Wm. Harries, postman, which took place recently, after a long illness patiently borne. Mrs. Harries, who was a North Walian, had undergone an operation early last summer, and although it appeared to have been successful at the time, she relapsed, and was seriously ill until her death. The deceased was an excellent singer, and was always ready to give her aid to any deserving cause. Her absence from the church choir will be greatly missed by her many .friends. The funeral, which was a very large one, was on Tuesday last, the phce of burial being the Parish Churchyard. The Revs. D. Bowen, Hermon, and Ffrwd Lewis, Pontlliw, officiated in the house, while the, Vicar of Manordeilo, the Vicar of Taliaris, and the Rev. W. J. Williams officiated in the church and at the graveside. Many beautiful floral tributes were sent by relatives and friends. We sympathise with the widower, relatives and many friends.
PENYGROES. Mr. W. Dyfnant Davies, Penygroes, divided the prize in the baritone solo com- petition at Abergwili recently 'with Mr. Myrddm Evans, Pwll. He also wiis success- ful in winning premier honours at Tumble. Another successful competitor was Mrs. J. Nicholas. She won the champion s-olo com- j petition at Llandebie. i
I PARTYFFYNNON FATALITY. A little boy aged three years, named I Bertie Phillips. son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Phillips, Cathan Terrace, Panty- ffyhnon, was instantly lulled by an iron gate which he had climbed falling upon him on Wednesday afternoon. He was only from the house a ffW moments.
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Glanamman Girl's Death. STRANGE HOSPITAL CASE. I Death due to peritonitis induced by a fall, no evidence to show the ijause of the fall," was the verdict returned at the inquest held on Tuesday on Rosaline May Lowe (i5), 14, Tircoed Terrace, Glanamman, who died at Swansea Hospital on Friday night last, a few hours after being admitted, suffer- ing from what now transpires to have been peritonitis. Mr. W. 0. Lowe, collier, father of the deceased, gave evidence of identification, and said his daughter was rather delicate in health. She was brought home on Sunday, September 21st, and she told him she tried to get out of the way of a motor-car and felt the crook of a stick around her leg and she fell. It was too sudden for her to save herself falling. She did not know the name of the boy who did it. His daughter, said witness, believed that she had been deliberately tripped, as she threatened to do something to the boy if she had lived. Witness had since found out that the boy who his daughter had said had tripped her was named Irfon Williams. His jjaughter had said to the boy after the acci- dent, You will have to suffer for this," believing the act to have been deliberate. Deceased was poulticed that night, and a doctor was fetched the following morning, and he advised the continuation of poulticing. "I do not wish to criticise or condemn, said witness, but I consider there has been neglect. She should have been sent to the hospital sooner." Oil the Thursday evening, witness went to the doctor (Dr. Jones), as the girl was in intense pain, but the doctor did not come until the following morning. Deceased was taken to the hospital on that Friday night. Eva Goss, of Glanamman, said she was with deceased on the night of the accident. They were moving aside to get ou: of the way of a motor-car, when deceased fell. Witness j saw four boys walking near. One boy was carrying a stick. She did not see any boyl use the stick, but deceased told her a stick had bee! put between her ankles. Deceased told the ooys as she left, You'll suffer for this." Witness asked the boy why he did it, and he replied that Her common-sense ought to tell her he wouldn't do inch a thing." BOY WHO SMILED. i l u k e d onp of At this point the Coroner rebuked one of the boys-tle four king in court—for smiling, telling rr that ;f he were the boy he might b" in serious trouble, it depending on what vie, the jury look. It was not a huge joke. as he s2emed to think. Medical evidence stated deceased was dying i when she was admitted to the hospital, and expired shortly afierwards, death being due to peritonitis. It would not necessarily follow a fall, cut it was possible, although such c<">ses w_re rare. The doctor believed the faU had something t- do with the case, ard deceased might not kc.ve had peritonitis if she had not fallen. Violence of some kind to the organs were nessary to start pentomti?, which usually caused Jeeh ?n a week. Wm. Sumpster, Bethesda Villas, one of the boys who was present, said the other boys were in front of him. He did not see deceased fall. All he saw was deceased rising. A boy named Irfon or Ivor Williams was carrying a stick with a crooked end. Donald Davies, another of the boys, said Williams was th" only one who had a stick. The first time he knew the gills were there was when he heard one of them fall. Irfon Williams, of Plasmarl, said it was when deceased fell that he knew she was near. He felt his stick being jerked. He always used a stick, and could only walk a little without it. The father of deceased said the boy Wil- liams had admitted carrying the stick by the wrong end. To this, witness said he did carry the stick crook downwards once, or twice. The Coroner (Mr. J. C. Morris) said he was satisfied that Williams had not used the stick to trip the girl deliberately.
Ammanford Girl to Perform. A young Ammanford lady performer is deputeà to take the part of Little Willie," a character to be presented before the patron* at the Palace, Ammanford, this evening and the remainder of the week. The drama, East Lyrjie," is well known, and should prove an enormous attraction. Times and 111 prices are as usual. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings next, Mr. Walter Saltoun and Miss Aimee Grattan-CIyndes wiU present the striking drama of modem life, Soiled." It is for adults only, and should attract record houses. The drama for the latter part of the week is entitled What a Home Without a Mother."
AMMANFORD PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. At a meeting of the above Society, held at the lvorites' Hall (AntenRoom), Ammanford, Wednesday evening, a very interesting paper was read by one of the members, Mr. Stephen Jones, Talbot Road, Ammanford, on How to make a Perfect Negative." Mr. Jones also gave a practical demonstration with an ex- posed plate, and produced an excellent nega- tive. We are glad to find the membership of the Society is steadily increasing, and during the coming months a series of interesting lectures will be given. The meetings are held at the Ante-Room of the lvorites Hall every Wednesday at 7.30 p.m., when all interested in photography are heartily mvited to attend.
HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICES. Thanksgiving services were held at St. David s Church, Bettws, on Sunday and Monday evening last. In the unavoidable absence, due to the railway strike, of the Rev. D M. Davies, B.A., Nantcwnlle, the Vicar I (the Rev. J. W. Jones, B.A.) officiated at the morning service, and the Rev. D. Spenser Jones, B.A., in the evening. On Monday evening, a powerful sermon was delivered by the Rev. D. W. Thomas, M.A., vicar of Llandebie. The church had been tastefully decorated for the occasion.
Forthcoming Events. Oct. 16, 17 & 18.-Public Hall, Gwaun- cae-gurwen; Grand Performances of Glaniad y Ffrancod yn Abergwaun." 01- lg.-Church Room, Ammanford: Annual histeddfod. Oct. 22.—Rev. Tecwyn Evans at the Chris- tian Temple, Ammanford. Oct. 22.-Bethania, Glanamman: Grand Dramatic Recital by Llaethferch." Oct. 29.—Palace Theatre, Ammanford: High- class Concert. Dec. 6.-Peniel, Caerbryn: Grand Eistedd- fod.