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LOCAL SIFTINGS. I S\'¡,an Fleot.r Lighting Committee o.< Thursday decided to extend the maina t? Marl bo rough-road (cost E60) and to Picton- lajie (oost JE20). CII 4 e. 4 Mr. Dan Protheroe, of Chicago, is oom- ing over this summer to adjudicate at several eisteddfodau. -4 jt." Mr. Frederick Edwards, J.P., has been appointed one of the directors of the Capital and Counties Bank at Swansea- New Siloh Chapel (Landore) congregation have passed a resolution protesting against the proposed visit of a oertain person to Swansea. Owing to certain proceedings in con- nection with the propwi1,000 men who were employed a.t the Duffryr; Rhon- dda Collieries are iaie. Another 000 have been on strike at Cynon Colliery since April, but many have left the district. Ernest Inman. a fitter's labourer, No. 42, Trailwyn-road, Llansamlet, was treated at the Swansea Hospital on Saturday for a badly lacerat.ed forehead and bruised legs. sustained by the handle of a crane striking him at the Mannesman Tube Works, Plas- marl. At wAll-afte'v.lod special preaching ser- vices held at Mori ah Bapist Church, Ynystawe, on Sunday, the R-evs. M. T. Rees (Meiuciau) and J. S. Hopkins (Skewen), both natives of the Swansea Valley, officiated, and preached eloquent sermons. The death occurred on Saturday of Mrs. Aim Matthews, widow of the late Mr. W iliiani Matthews, at her residence, 11, Margaret-terrace. The deceased lady, who was a native of the place, had reach- ed the age of 72, and had been ailing for some months. She was a communicant at Skettv Church, and leaves two sons and six daughters. At Hebron Schoohoom, Clydach, on Thursday evening (the Rev. D. Efddig Jones presiding), Mrs. T. Doer (Twynbedw- road) and Mks M. J. Hill (Hebron-road) read interesting papers, the former on the subject of "Prayer. Interesting observa- tions were made during the evening by Messrs. D. Jones and D. Roderick, and a eorijj was fa.Lso bang by Air. D. Jonee. ♦ » • • » At the annual meeting of the East Car- marthenshire Liberal Association on Satur- day Mr. W. B. Jones (Felinfoel) was elected chairman for the ensuing year, Mr. John Lewis was elected hon. secretary, and Mr. David Harry treasurer. Mr. Towyn Jones, M.P., who addressed the meeting, was con- gratulated on his maiden speech in Parlia- ment on the opium question. The Mumbles Wesleyan young people'* meeting took the form this week of a musi- cal evening, Mr. G. W. Davie presiding over a good attendance. The artistes were i Mr. E. Beynon (piano), Miss D. Baldwin (violin), Mr. Laurie Tucker (vocalist), and Miss Emily Parry (elocutionist). A splen- did paper on Composers was read by Mr. George Morgan, jun. The programme wet arranged by Mr. E. T. Radcliffe (organist). There waos a large attendajaoe at New Siloh Chapel, Landore, on Thursday eveifc ing, for the purpose of formally receiving from Mia. Thomas, widow of the late Rev. .Robert Thomap, a gift of a large oollection of books. The Rev. Samuel Williams pre- sided. :?nd in the absence through iuneas of sided, Williams, her daughter, Mrs. Edwards, made the presentation of 183 volumes. The gift was accepted by Mr. W. Williams, J.p.. on behalf of the onurch, together with a number of additional volumes, a. bope being expressed that in time a r?dly Ane libmg? will have been collected. The Board of Agriculture have forwarded a communication to the Carmarthenshire Small Holdings Committee with reference to several cases in which the committee had failed to provide small holdings for appli- cants, and informing them that unless the committee took steps within six months to meet the demand for small holdings in Car- marthenshire the board would declare the county council in defa/ult, and act accord- ingly. The epidemic of influenza, developing into bronchitis, which was reported at the Gower Rural Council on Tuesday, is undoubtedly ,readini to the Mumble. and a prominent doctor there states he has never had 80 many cases on his hands before. The disease first made its presence known in Penclawdd and Llanmorlais, spreading down as far as Bishopston. An outbreak of measles is also reported from Bishopston, six cases already having been notified. The funeral took place on Thursday after- noon of the late Mr. John Grove, of Statdon- roaa, Clydaoh, well-known as watchman at the local Quarr-road tramway crossing. De- ceased WIat; 80 years of age. The Rev. D. Eiddi-g Jones (Hebron), assisted by the Heva. T. Thomae (Moriah) and J. M. Wil- liams (Carmel) oiffciated at the interment, which took place at the local Hebron Churchyard. The Rev. T. V. Evana (Cali- faria), and T. Morris (vicar of Clydach) were aJsc) present. A successful concert, organised by Mr. D. W. Lloyd, Langland, was held at Pro- vidence Chapel, Bishopston, the proceeds of which were devoted to the local Junior Rechabite Tent. The following artistes con- tributed Miss D. Bust, L.R.A.M., and MessTfl. D. W. Lloyd, W. E. Kibblewhite, T. B. Stanaway, C, J. Collier and S. Talbot. The Mumbfcs Male Voice Quartette Party also gave selections, which were greatly en- joyed The accompanists were the Misses A. Evans and L. Ru,,t ?nd the chairman Mr. A braham Rosser. at <>» rf|i wCN On their departure from St. Nicholas Church, Swansea, the Rev. D. J. Watts- Lewis, ourate-in-cliarge, and Mrs. Watts- Lewis received valuable tokens testifying to the regard in which they were held bl all classes. Special mention was made ot Mr. work at the docks, sanatorium, and Church Army Home, in addition to that among his own people. The gifts consisted of a silver spirit kettle, a. silver sugar basin and cream jug, a silver salver, fish servers, and a fountain pen, be- sides a number of individual presents. 4 At Swansea Electric Lighting Committer on Thuredav a letter was received from Messrs. Henry Smith re the haulage on Saturday It appears the committee hire what tJvey require each day; the con- tractors' Point. was that it was unfair to hire, sav, six horses every day in the week, but only one or two on Saturday. Th* Electrical Engineer said they did not lay- services on Saturday, and did not require cart*. Incidentally, the firm asked for mv increase of Is. a cart used on the week days. Mr. Oeorge Hemmings did not see the injustice were the hiring was from day t1 day, and (liffered-Cix horsee one day ana two the next. The only injustice was if they engaged horses every day regularly a.nd knocked thecn off on the Saturday. The Engimeer said they did not want them on the Saturday, and why should they imv for them. The members concurred, and upon the -)ropoAiti 'on of Mr. Colwill it waa de- cidad to point out that, in their opinion the request Wit" "nreasonable. Th* first annual tea, concert, and social of the Skettv branch of Swansea Co-opera- tive Society, held in the Church Hall on Thursday evening, was a pronouncoo suc- cess. Nearly 200 persons sat down to an innetising tea. served by members of the Women's Guild. Afterwards 80 toys and consolation prizes were distributed among the juveniles. C-aoital followed bv Misses E. Charles (soprano), E. Mainwaring (mezzo-senrano), Lily Edwards (contralto^, Mess's. D. Main waring (baritone), and E. Beddoes (teivr). to the accompaniments of Mr. W. D. rharles, wlio al so gave a piano- forte solo. An amusing dialogue was given, by Messrs. Walters and Pugh, and humor- oil,; songs by Mr. S. Solomon nroved irre- sistible. Games were then indulged in until the finish. Mr. Wm. Williams (secretary). Tycoch-road. who had 311 the in hand, with the asHsbrtince of Mr. lroDa Bides, deserves w-ft,


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