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BURRYPORT. I On Saturday, Mr. Ernest Vass, Burry- port, wan married to Miss Jennie Thomas, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. V. Thomas, New-street, Burryport. The wedding took pla-e at St. Illtyd's Church, I Pembrey, the vicar officiating. ¡ It is expected that the net proceeds of The Mikado concert at Burryport will amount to over -6100. On Monday evening, a concert was given at the Lady Howard Y.M.C.A. Hut, Burryport by the Carmarthen Ladies' Choir. Major Harrison pr,qided *ter a crowded audience. The proceeds were in I aid of the Y.M.C.A. funds. It has been decided to hold a Netley Hospital Flag Day at Burryport, and Mrs. (Dr.) Oweri Williams has been appointed treasurer, and Mr. W. R. Leyshon secro- tary.
AMUSEMENTS. i :i1f]] 6.36. TO.N IGHT! 8.40. Music Cion-e -Nlad: Harmony in Discord! THE TEN LOONSES, j Melody Run Riot: Burlesque Musicians. j CHAS. HART, Th. Celebrated Black-Faced Raconteur. MAGLEYS, In their Latest Navelty Dances. Latsst News and War Films. CAROL NOHD, Comedienne and Dancer. ARTHUR F. WARD, The Wonderful Hoop Juggler. GEO. NEWBURN, Star Mimic of Star Artistes. GIORDANO, Italian Entertainer. AMATEUR COMPETITION, APRIL 28. Entries Wanted. GRAND THEATRE SWANSEA. MONDAY, APRIL 9th, 1917. Six Nights at 7.30, and MATINEE SATURDAY, at 2.30 p.m. Mr. Alfred Butt will present the Greatest Success of the London Season, PEG 0' MY HEART. Next Week. HOBSON'S CHOICE." THE PICTURE HOUSE. High Street. The Home of Good Pictures and Music. TO-DAY'S PROGRAMME— A Triangle Drama, MARTHA'S VINDICA- TION, Starring Norma Talmadge and the Triangle Kiddies. THE RED CIRCLE No. 2, THE PERILS IN THE PARK, Triangle Comedy. Thursday Next.—The Wonderful Anita Stewart Film. CASTLE CINEMA (Adjoining Leader Office), Tuesday and Wednesday-2.30 to 10.30. SPECIAL PROGRAMME- LINKED BY FATE A Four-Part Italian Drama. The Surgeon's Revenge, A Two-Part L-Ko Comedy. The Secret of the Inn, An Exciting Three-Part Nordisk Drama. CARLTON CINEMA DE LUXE, Oxford Street, Swansea. TO-DAY'S PROGRAMME- A Masterpiece among Masterpieces, r .i E DESPOILERS Starring Frank Keenan. THE RUSE, Starring Harry Morey. Thur. Next.-THE FLYING TORPEDO. E LYSI U M. TO-DAY'S PROGRAMME. Continuous Performance, 2.30 fill 10.30. THE BIG SISTER, A Famous Players' Drama. LIBERTY (Episode 13), "Strife and Sorrow." PERILS OF THE PARK, Triangle Comedy. ENTENTE CORDIALE (Cartoon Picture) GAUMONT'S GRAPHIC. PUBLIC NOTICES. BEDS FOR OUR WOUNDED. A SWANSEA OBLIGATION-WHICH WILL BE MET. THE RED CROSS SOCIETY in the Swansea Area is bJllg urgently called upon by the War Office to provide 200 Beds. supplementing the 230 now in use. This in anticipation of the saddening har- vest of maimed men expected to be yielded by the Spring and Summer Cam- paign. Swansea, which bar, failed in noth- ing yet connected with the Great War, is asked to provide £2;500 AT ONCE, go that the necessary additional hccom. modation and equipment may be fur- nished. I make the appeal with every confidence to the generous and the patriotic to con- tribute to this Fund. The community must see to it-and wiil—that the wants at our wounded heroes are not neglected. Donations will be gratefully received by Mr C. C. VIVIAN, London City and Midland Bank, the Hon Treasurer; or by Mr. ASHMOLE, the Borough Treasurer, Guildhall, Swansea. DAVID DA VIES, Mayor. Guildhall, Swansea, 1st March. 1917. A LBEEV. lIALL, ORADOCK-STREET IV. SWANSEA. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11th. LANTERN LECTURE Under the Auspices of the True Temperance A s.,ociation-P resident. the Earl of Hals- bury. on VOLUNTARY RATIONS AND FOOD VALUES." hy DR. J. CAMPBELL. Chair to be taken by His Worship the Mayor (Alderman David Davits) at 7.39 p.m. Admission, Free Tciketa (admitting at 6.30 p.m.) at Gwynne Brader's Music Saloon 17. HeathGeld-street. and Way's Library, Wind- street. Doors open 6.30 u.m. Pianoforte Recital by J. W. Barlow. A 8.00,. at 6.55 p.m. Lecture at 7.30 p.m. A Coliection will be taken in aid of the Looa1 Comforts Fund for Swansea Boys serving with the Colours. SALES BY AUCTION. PRELIMINARY NOTICE. Astley Samuel, F.A.I., HAS been inatructed to SELL bv PUBLIC AUCTION, on TUESDAY, 23rd APRIL, 1917, Valuable Household Furniture I AND EFFECTS, At GLANMOR-CRESCENT. Jull particulars later. Atlcti'OrHKl"£ Offices; King's Chambers, Swansea. l 0 SALES BY AUCTION. Re the late Rev. John Bevan, deceased, i 11 A E S Y C E L Y Adjoining the Welsh Independent Chapel, f Swansea-road, Waunarlwydd. j Messrs. Jamss and James ARE favoured with instructions from Mrs. Bevan to SELL BY PUBLIC A "GCTION on the premises a-s above, on THURSDAY, APRIL 12th, 1917, the whole of the undermentioned Vauae Furniture, The principal items being:- Dining-room,—Carpet, Brass Rail Fen- der and Irons, pair of solid Mahogany Easy Chairs, Solid Mahogany Loo Table, do. Chefiouiere, 6 do. Chairs in Mohair Inlaid Walnut Whatnot and Ornaments. Black and Gold Framed Pier Glass. Ilitll: Solid Mahogany Halt Stand. Study: Car- pet, Hearthrug, Fender, Irons, Writing Desk. four Chairs in Mohair, Birch Arm Chair. Round Iron Stand. Oak-framed Pier Glass, Wicker Easy Chair, Pitch Pine Bookcase with Cupboard Bottom, Stained Deal do., with do. Kitchen: Oocoanut Matting on floor. Hearthrug, Fender and Irons, Deal Top Turned Leg Table with two Drawers, Lath Back Arm Chair, two old Welsh Fiddle BacX Chairs, Steel Top Stand, Kitchen and Cooking Utensils Three Bedrooms and Staircase: Brass Stair Rods and Eves, Oilcolth on do., Black and Brass ffalf-I tester and Iron Bedsteads and Palliasses Pitch Pine Washstarfd and Dres-sing Table, do. Swing Glass, do. Towel Horse. Red Pine Chest of Drawers, 6 Cane Chairs, Sets ofarc. Wire-wove Mattresses, Wool do.. Iron Fenders Pier Glasses, Old Oak Dressing Table, Fine Old Oak Corner Cupboard, Old Welsu Elm Chair, two j Old Cottage Chairs, Folding Chair. Wash- J stands and Ware, Swing Glasses and Or- naments, Bird Cage. Goods on view morning or sale. Sale to commence promptly at 12 noon. Terms, cash. Auctioneers' Offices, 7. Goat-street, Swansea. Telephone No. 172 Docks. THURSDAY, APRIL 12th, 1917. MANSION HOUSE, BISHOPSTON, XEA R S\VWSBA. Mr. Frederick F. Meager, F.A.I., HAS been favoured by Mr. W. H. Gwvnne with instructions to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the above place on the above date, the following Valuable Light Van or Breeding Mare, BRAKES, CARRIAGES, SPRING CARTS, HARNESS, STABLE REQUISITES, AND POULTRY, viz.:— Bay Mare Jessie," 8 years old, 16.3 li.ii., reliable in all harness; Light Brake to carry eight, with pole and shafts; Light Brake to carry ten, with removable hood, pole and shafts; Victoria Carriage, up- liostered in leather, painted in dark green picked out in light green, pole and shafts, lamps and cushions; Landau, upholstered in blue cloth, painted black picked out in white; Strong Market Spring Cart, Double Harness, Stable Requisites, etc. About 50 Cross-bred Laying Hens. TermsThree mouths credit on ap- proved security on S5 and upwards, or Discount for Cash at the rate of 5 per cent. per annum. Sale to commence at 2 p.m. sharp. N.B.—The Swan Motor Service will leave Richardson-street at 1 p.m., return- ing at 6 p.m. Fare to and fro, 13. 6d. Auctioneer's Offices, Melbourne House. 7, Melbourne-place, Swansea. Telephone, Docks 335. ?B J ￼ :!S?? ￼ ￼ ? ?iy? ???? F ￼ 4¿.' A ttwinie?-oticli!- touch of the old trouble? Get the Kruschen habit and good bye, gout! Half a teaspoonfui — in hot water — before breakfast — every morning! Of all Chemists 1/6 per bottle. All British II I. io
( . I THE SPRING CAMPAIGN…
THE SPRING CAMPAIGN I OPENS. I Sir Douglas Haig has given Hin denburg a Roland for his Oliver. The great German retreat, so tber staff reports assorted day by day, was carried out according to pre arranged plan." That we forced the plan upon them as a conse- quence of the Somme and Anere battles they conveniently ignored, for the ingenious German mind had discovered an excellent excuse with which to quiet the public at home. See what a masterpiece of military science is our Hindenburg! was the cry. The British prepare month after month to batter in his lineS-oj and, lo and behold, he renders their labour of none effect by quietly with- drawing! He upsets their plans, tie breaks down their stratagems. They will have to begin all over agam. Their spring offensive-the often sive that was going to smash us-is i off! But the British Commander bad also his arranged plan; presently we hope to hear that the French had theirs as well. The spring offen I sive has started notwithstanding Hindenburg's master-stroke, and Sir Douglas Haig, writing at Head- quarters last night, was able to say that Operations continue to be carried out successfully in accord ance with plan." We are on the Vimy Ridge—place of bloody memories—we have broken up the enemy's front in Artois, and h's trenches are in our hands from tti point south of the Hat-lands of Lens down to the pivot of the new tier man line near Arras. What out precisc- objective may be it is usa- less to speculate ovet-much. Sir ¡ Douglas Haig. may be thrusting for I Lens, he may be stretching forth j his hand as far as Douai. Or he 'may be seeking to roll up the "Hin- denburg line by a great flank at- tack. Whatever the immediate aim, the operation which opened at huH-I' past five o'clock on Easter Monday morning, and had taken us to th'e enemy's rearward defences before I 'the day was far spent, is a com- plete answer to the' German sug- gestion that we can be made to con I form to their scheming. Haig is pulling the wires. Tho news takes us back to two mountain-peaks in the history of the war upon the Western front: the French thrust towards Lens and the I British move upon Lille, and, next year, the Battle, of Loos. The lines from Arras to the Somme run over country very much like that met with in the southern English coun- tries. There are long rolling downs i and sharp little valleys. Higher up the British front the country j changes. In front of La Bassee and for miles along the national route to Lens, with the exception of a I few mounds, it is dead-flat plain, scarred with roads and the head gear of collieries. It is difficult ter- rain over which to fight, but since the days of Neuve Chappelle and Loos we have progressed in the att of warfare. We have learned many things in the terrible school of til, Ancre and the Somme, and our stalf will have bitter experience as their surest gujdc When the French advanced upon j Lens in the May of 1915, they poured themselves valialltlv t. wards their objective. They plucked j sprigs of lilac and hénd.horne n.ne! stuck them in their caps as they surged onwards. It was said at the time that had the whole line been able to conform to the pace of the centre, Lens would have fallen in a daf. As it was, they won a. notable triumph—but not Lens. Over what tragic country yesterday's battle ragadl A few miles north of Amv; just1 below Neuville St. Vaast, is the never-to-be-forgotten Labyrinth. Then the Vimy Ridge, Givencby and Carencv-it was classic country j over which the new offensive raged, country well-watered with. French and British blood. The Easter vestries passed off very pleasantly, and the churches are to be congratulated upon the ex- cellent record of progress'. But w( hope the example of Sketty has not been general. The bitterness of the Disestablishment battle is, or ought to be, over. The Act is j passed, and it will be deplorable if the extreme party is intent upon J keeping open the old issues. The better understanding for which Mr. Cook hoped can be secured. The Welsh are a generous people and if all parties inside the Chur 'h recognise the finality of the Act, we are sure the nation will not enforce | its provisions in any Sbyloek spirit. It is the plainly-expressed hope of some that the controversy can be renewed which is responsible for the attitude of many Welsh Non- conformists. It is too late in th, day to express uncompromising opposition to the Church Act." Patriotism is sometimes mis- understood. If a concrete example is necessary, a Neath correspondent j informs us, it will be found among the spade wielders now cultivating i the municipal cabbage patches wicti in the historic borough of Castell- nedd. Here, the diggers of a two- acre plot, have already excavated over 20 tons Ol stones; a subter- ranean production worthy of bring- ing to light. It is argued by some of the spade wielders that they have struck a Roman road. Accord- ing to common deduction, the Romans must have been an ins pecunious lot, for no coins have yet been discovered or anything of more material value than stones, and some of them. are big enough 1 i) form the charmed cylch at the pro- clamation of the National EIstedd f od in June next. These hidden ob- structions have been patiently en- dured and overcome; all the "bb¿t- ing necessary has been by a mere chance expression, and the only re- ward the toilers can expect is that the potato crop will be as prolific as the stones. ¡ Welsh sentiment has been long I directed against Sunday trading, ￼ fJ and now that public bodies are sup porting the movement for its sup prcssion, there is a ray of hope that legislation will soon be framed to counteract its influences. As I it I was pointed c.,ni at a recent meet- ing of the Neath Town Council, the supply of reasonable refreshment to visitors may he regarded as a neces- sity, but the congregation of young folk by the hundreds in cafes and sweefc shops is not conducive to the morals of any community, and tends to expand pernicious influences. The growth of Sunday trading within the borough of Neath ha become alarming during the past, three years. The police court, and its five shillings fine, has lost its terror. Under the guise of a re freshment license the Sunday busi ness is as usual, and the towns and villages of Glamorgan are con- sciously trespassing on the fringe of a Continental Sabbath. The time has arrived for action. If there is I a necessity for Sunday trading, bona fide traffic through the channel of disinterested management will be more satisfactory than it has been under the control of friendly aliens. Much uneasiness is already felt in official circles at Llanellv with re- gard to the water supply for the summer months. The position is unprecedented in the town's his tory, and it is aggravated by the fact that, owing to the scarcity of labour a gieat deal <5f the wastage is unavoidable. The Borough Sur- veyor's report on--the question is somewhat alarming. Even at the present tine there is no water at the. reservoirs, and to! make matters worse 1,074 defects' h/3.ve been oc,-tt,-d in water services, There must be a great many more, These leal-ages are, of course, dtiol to the abnormal weather, the heavy frosts havhg played havoc with the mains and water pipes. Only 353 have been repaired up to the presert, the delay being (lue to the shortage of men. Owing to the heavy demands of the Army autho- rities there are practically no plumbers left in the town for pri- vate work, and the bulk of the re- pairing fails upon the two plumbers the Corporation have succeeded in retaining. A constant. supply has been maintained, but steps are being taten to reduce the large wastage, md the Borough Surveyor states that the consumption should be reduced by no less than one mil- lion gallons per day. Even when there has been an abundance of water in the spring, the resources of the reservoirs, owing to the tre- mendous quantities used daily for trade purposes have been taxed to the utmost. It should be pointed out that i large reduction in. con- sumption would also considerably reduce the cost of working the filter beds.
WHEN AVAP. WILL END.
WHEN AVAP. WILL END. Remarkable Prophecy of 800 Vears Ago. The prophecy of St. Malachi, who lived in the 12th ;entury, with regard to suc- ce.*4ro occupants of the Papal Throne is well known to many. Sgr. do Monti, directox of the civil museum at Come, has, however, recently exhumed an ancient text of tho prophecy by the same remarkable ,cer, which is now presented in relation to the present war, and pur- ports to predict the date of its end. The following is 4 rendering of a French trans- lation contributed by the Abbe Moreux to ól La Petit Journal," the most widely circulated newspaper in France:— When number one shall meet num- ber nine and both shall unite with ont- and sixteen (the year 1916) during the sixth month of the year (month of August, if account is taken of the old calendar, the period when the prophecy was writ- ten) and after twice four days and twice ten have passed (2Sth August) the new races which take their name from Romu- lus—he means evidently the Rumanians and Rumania—wi 11 rise and make alli- ance with the powerful nations." Then the fierce beast which for two years and one month—the exact date of the commencement of Y;ai--filled t lie earth with blood, horror, and carnage, eye. veloped, struck from ali parts, and roar- ing in vain, will seek whom to devour, but will find no one." There will be great battles whilst the new moons nse and fall thirteen times. Tho fifth month after the sun emerges from the sign of the Lion the beast will die a very bad death." DEATH BLOW BY ITALY. A virgin whose name contains two iota (two I'&), two.alpha (two A's), a tau (fi T), and a lambda (an L) — Italia—will ctusli its head, and the Latin nations will divide among themselves the spoils." It is certainly curious that the first part of the prophecy should be realiesu already 'to a iay even The prophecy soems to affirm that the Austro-Gernian defeat will come through Italy, and it is, perhaps, oa tke Treutino that Hinden- burg will find his match; hut now there remains to fix op the date assigned to the end of the war. The 28th August, 1016, the time when Rumania entered into the combat, km the day of the new moon; this took place at 511, 24m. in the evening, and the thirteenth after this, counting it, falls on the 17th August, 1917. Tliu,s, when the.se thirteen moons shall he ended, we shall lie at August 17th of this year. The war should finish, then, in the moon which las&j from the 17tli of August to the 10th of September, 1917. At what date exactly r That is what the end ot the prophecy predicts. The sun this year emerges from the sign of the Lion on the 23rd August at 17h. 5-lni. to enter into the sign of the Virgin; the fifth day after this date brings us to the 28th of the tame month. That is; the day, according to the author, which should mark tha end of the actual war— the 2bth August, 1917.
LIFE AT I.L.P. CONFAB.
LIFE AT I.L.P. CONFAB. President's War Speech I Heard in Silence. The cwenty-fifth annual conference of the Independent Labour Party opened on Monday, at Leeds. Mr. F. W. Jowett, M P., in his presidential address?, allud- ing to the Unite-l States' entry into the war, said the people cf America had not b,en led into the conflict secretly, and i' I. the British Government had acted on that princ.iple this country would not have been at war. He found himsalf in general sympa.thy with the international policy of the United Sba-tes as conducted hy Presidential Wilson, who would not consent to have the rights to his people to traverse the open seas denied. That was his (Mr. Jowett's) jjosition also. There might be predatory Governments to whom fcreig-n territory might be tempting and for that reason he was not art advocate ef a policy of non-resist- ance. It our Government agreed with the tin selfish aims of America the end of the war wou?d not be far off. 'IJhe speech W85 received mainly in 3H ence. NEW KIND OF PACIFIST. In the discussion 31r. Towe-ft was de- .icriboJ as a pugnacious pacifist. A delegate protested against, the gicl en- ing and silly twaddle spoken about Pre-1 sident WiL-wn, whom he characterised ns the expression ol the worst type of American capitalism out to exploit work j ing people. They ought to send a mes- sage of sympathy to the American Social- ist?. The course was dep-reoated, as Social- ists in America were divided about the w.) r. A resolution of eon grntulation wa? passed with enthusiasm. MR PARKER, M.P.. DISOWNED. In a discussion on the administrative council's report, it was stated that the effc-c-t of the party's efforts in Parliament had been to make the conscientious ob- j Retort position in prison less intoler- able Investigation into the Glasgow de- portatiops had ended, and a report would be shortly issued. The council, it was also stated, had dissociated themselves from Mr. Parker, M.P. for Halifax, on account of his Parliamentary action die- advantageous to tho working clashes. A resolution opposing: all future wars was passed by 226 votes. fr. Philip Snowden was elected chair- man of the party. The conference adjourned.
,CYMANFAOEOD CANU ]
CYMANFAOEOD CANU ] HYMNS OF PRAISE GREET EASTER MDNDA Y IN WALES "Why should we not sing?" asked the) Premier in a recent speech. Why, indeed," answered West Wales on Easter Monday, when every village and town- Ship rocked to the good old tunes if praia-e and thanksgiving. Congregational sing- ing everywhere maintained its very lligh standard, and attendances were excellent.) NEATH AND DISTRICT. A cymanfa ganu was held at BetliaTiia, Neath, on Faster Monday, in connection with the Baptist Sunday Schools of Neath, Skewcn, Resolven, and Crynant. The conductor was Mr. D. J. do Lloyd, B.A., Mus. Doc., Llaneily, and Air. Lvan Morris the organist. Mr. Thos. Samuels (Aberdulais), Mr. J. Morgans (Crynant).) and Rev. J. Morgan (Skewen), were presi-j dents, and the officials wt-re PQv. D, W. I Hopkins (Neath) chairman; Mr. W. Morris (Aberdulais), vice-chairman; Mr. J. B. Davies (Resolven), treasurer; and Mr. Fred WilhaDl (Skewen), secretary. YSTALYFERA. j A Cymanfa Ganu, in connection NN,ith I Pant teg, Gurnos and Wern Chapels, took place at Pantteg. The conductor was Mr. W. J. Lvans, Aberdare. At Zoar Chapel, Ytalyfcra, the united singing of the Baptists of Zoar, Caer- salem, and Beulali (Cwintwrch), took place under the leadership of Mr. W. C. Evans. The Calvinistic Methodists of Yetaly- fera, Cwmtwrch, Cwmllynfell, Brynam- man, Givaur.caegurwen, and Pontardawe, held their SiDing Festival at Soar, Pont- ardawo on Monday, tho conductor being Mr. W. Howell, Porth. ABERAVON. Afan Valley Baptists held their annual singing festival at Ebenezer. The con- ductor was Dr. T. D. Edwards, Treharris, and the organist Mr. Willie Llewelyn, Aberavcn. The presidents were Revs. W. Hcrbor Jones, Taibach; Gde? Wilii.,n: Cwmllvon; and J. J. Richards, Aberavon. Mr. T. J. liees and Miss Catherine Jones conducted at rehearsals. Mr. T. J. liees was chairman of committee, Mr. Harry Lleweiyn treasurer, and Mr. It. J. Thomas secretary. The Welsh Congregational Churches of Aberavon and Port Talbot had their fes- tival at Wern and Tabernacl Netvydd. j The conductor was Mr. Roderick WH- iiams, Cardia', the -orgtui6t Miss Gwyneth Jenkins, and rehearsals conductor Mr. J. M. Phillips. The meetings were pre- sided over by the Revs. E. James (Sand- lields), T. H. Thomas (Gibeon) and J. Griffiths (Wern). At Grove-place the Welsh Methodists of Aberavon and Port Talbot held their U Gymanfa Bwnc." The cateehists were the Rev. Ed. Owen and David John. PENTRECHWYTH. i Under the baton of Mr. W. J. Dayi, the tcicred cantata, The Saviour of Men," was performed at Pentrechwyth Congregational Church by the choir. Mr. D. M Lewis was the chairman. The following rendered solos: Miss May Cule, Miss Campbell, LVr. Beii Williams, and Mr. Owen Bennett. Miss K. Henry ac- companied. l BONYMAEN. The annual cymanfa ganu was held at Aduiam. The singing was conducted by Mr. Dewi Edwards. Mr. Stanley J. Grif- j fiths presided at the organ. Messrs. John Leyshon, David Jones, Robert Evans, and John Evans (Landore) spoke. Rev. J. D. Harries presided. PONTARDULAIS. At Goppa the Calvinistic Methodists of tha district held their 39th annual sing- ing festival, Mr. Thos. Davies, L.T.S.C., Birchgrove. wielding the baton for the 30tb year in succession, and thus prob- ably establishing a unique record in the records of congregational singing. Mr. John Wm. Thomas presided at the organ, and the orchestra was under the leadership of Mr. Morgan Michael. The presidents were Messrs. Win. James, Grovesend; Morgan Jones, Ammanford; and John Jonas, C.C., Hendy. The hon. treasurer was Mr. W. J. Juries, Pandy, and Mr. Dd. John Davies, Gwernfa, was the hon. treasurer. The Baptists of the district held their lfith annual event at Tabernacle, Mr. James Roderick, Aberavon, c.i -ducting. The accompanists were Misses Emily Morgan, A.L.C.M., S. A. Thomas, and Mr SilaiS Evans, and the children were cate- chised by Mr. David Roberts, Sardis. The presidents were Messrs. Tom n. Jones, Tabernacle; Elias Thomas, Sardis; and David Ebsworth, Calfaria. Councillor 11. W. Thomas, and the Rev. 11. W. Davies, A.T.S., were chairman and ton. eec. of the committee respectively. Addresses, etc., were delivered during the meetings by Misses Katie James (schoolmistress), Gwladys Evans, Sardis; May Evans Tabernacle; Robt. Jones, L.T.S.C.; Rd. Jones, Rbydwyn; Davies, Tabernacle: Fred Jones, and Isaac Thomas, Calfaria. I- MORrÚ-STON. TJunder the auspices of the Baptitv- chapels of Morriston and district a Singing Festival was held at Soar on Easter Monday. The services were con- ducted by Mr. Tom Powell, Neath. Mr. Trevor Lewis and Mr. Joseph John (Seion) had charge of the rhearsals for the child- ren and adults respectively. The chapcus which took part were Soar, Seion and Cal- faria (Morriston). Tfcbernaele (Cwmrhyd- yceirw), and Moriah (Anistawe). The chairmen were Mr. William John, Mr. Dd. Davies, and the Rov. D. Griffiths; the organists were Miss Amy Tibbs, Miss R. A Davies and Mr. Emlyn Foster. SKEWEN. The ninth annual cymanfa ganu of the Welsh Independents of Skewen and Neath Abbey (Tabernacle, Bethania, ano Moriah Churches) was held at Tabernacle on Easter Monday, Dr. Caradog Roberts, Rhoe, being the conductor. Mr. John Davies presided at the organ, an orchestra of stringed instruments assisting. In- troductory psalms v.rere recited by Mis-:s Irene Jenkins, Masters Willie G. Davies and Alwyn Davies. The Revs. E. R. i Phillips, S. Evans Gealy, and J. Evans Jonas were the chairmen. Mr. T. Morgan Davies catechised the children in their pwnc-" Gwyl y Pusc." The chorus, Lord, Thou Alone Art God," and Dr. Roberta anthem, Yr Arglwydd yw fy Mugail," were rendered. Among the tunes sung was Maesgwyn (Ben J. Davies) to the memory of the late Ald. Win. Howell, J.P. For the best words for a children's tune, Pcnar deemed Mr. Philip John the winner, Dr. Roberts awarding Mr. B. J. Davies (Llew Bach) the prize for the best hymn-tune. Mr. J. Roberts and Mr. Wni. Davies were trea- surer and secretary respectively. At the Cymanfa at Calfaria, the Rev. II. D. Clement, G. and L., Morriston, was the conductor. The chairmen were Messrs. Ll. D, Richards, R. Maiden, and Dd. Richards. Mr. Tom Baggridge was the organist. The children were cate- chised by Mrs. M. A. Roesor. Among the tunes sung were Pontlliw" and Gwalia" (by tho conductor). Messrs- J. T. Williams, LL Jones, and E. Davies were the officers of the committee. GORSEINON. I The Welch Calvinistic Methodists of I Goreeinon and district held a cymania ganu at Libanus. The conductor wa3 Mr. Tom Price, L.T.S.C., Merthyr, and the presidents the Revs. Talfan DAVies. H. J. J)avies, and Lewis Richards. Ac- companists, Misses Bessie Morgan and (Continued in nest column.)
AMMANFORD. On Sunday evening, at the Old Church, Ammauford, the iJev. J. Wil- j hains, who is leaving for Pembrey, preached his farewell strm>n. Eettw.s Church is losing one of the hardest j Christian workers in Wales.
PEMBROKE. The bony of a man found in tho Pem- 1 broke river, at Pennar Gut, has been identified as that of William Ralph (22), a carman, living at Holyland-road, Pem- broke, who has been missing sinco March H. On the day in question Ralph left his home, stating that he was going- to attend a wedding at Pembroke Dock. but did not attend the wedding and was not seen again. j
SKEWERS. On Sunday evening last, Mr. Harry Jones, Grove-lane, a foreman at the Bntonferry Chemical Works, met with a serious burning accident. As he was en- gaged in cleaning a boiler, a quantity oi live coal fell into rouie water, causing a miniature explosion. Ha was removed to Swansea Hosiiital on Monday. A sale or work was held at the Central Hall for the benefit of the United Metho- dist Church. The proceedings were opened by Dr. D. L. Jones.
POWTARDULAIS. At the residence of her son, Mr. John Price, "Llil" yrideri," 8, Teilo-st rcct, the death haa taken place of Mrs. A. Price, widow of the late Mr. J. Price, G-oppci. Sho had reached an advanced age. The church parade of t tie Volunteers j to Tabernacle Baptist Chapel was well attended. The officers in cha.rgfe were See.-Lieut. I)., J. Davies, Serat. 1). J. Mor- gan, and Corpl. G. Williams. A power- fuJ. sermon wa.s preached by the Rev. Ceo. J Williams (pastor 1, and the Pontardulais Town Silver Band, ccnducted by Mr. D. Hanney, enhanced the success of the pa rade.
CARMARTHEN. On behalf of the sustentation fund of-I th? Baptist Onion of Wales, Mr. John Hinds, M.P. (Lord Lieutenant of Car- nmrth?n?hire, and Principal T. }'.I Roberts, Abcrys?vyth, addreswd large congr?ations at Ta.bei'nac? and Penuel Bapti&t Cha?e, Carmarth?D, on Sunday. An c?ort is to Of made to raiso ?50,000 for, the purpces of augmenting the eiipeaid<s j ol" poorly paid ministers in the denomina-; tion. Mr. Thomas Waltara. coronar, held an inquest at Carmarthen on Monday on Catherine Jones (57). widow, 50, Mill- j street, who was found lying dead on the kitchen floor. Deceased lived alone, her only eon Ijeing on active service in France, A verdict of death from heart failure was II returned.
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LANDORE. 1. A sacred concert was held at the ban- dore Wesleyan Chapel on Sunday evening. The following artistes took part: Madame Hale, Miss Gwen Lewis (Yptradffynlais), Mr. W. J Colebrook, Mr. G. Bennett (Gorseinon), Mr. Naboth Francis, and Master Morgan Lloyd. Mr. Griff Cole- brook accompanied, and Mr. A. E. Furs- land presided. A performance of Rowe's operetta, "Bold Robin and the Babies," was given in char- acter at Dinas Chapel on Saturday even- ing by the Band of Hope Choir (conductor, 3dr. Daniel Morgan). The choir was assisted by "the following local artistes:— Mr. D. Michael, Mr. A. Evans, Mr J. John j and friends, Miss Nellie Michael, Miss Coridwen Hopkius. Miss Dilys Davies ac- companied. The chair was accupied by Mr. J. P. Williams. A repeat perform- ance took pla.ce on Easter Monday.
A ST. -THOMAS EISTEDDFOD.…
A ST. THOMAS EISTEDDFOD. ¡ At the annual eisteddfod at Oanaan, St Thomas, the officials viere.-Adjud.: Music, M\ loan Williams, A.R.C.M. (Vontardawe), and Mr. T. Turner Thomas (Swansea); liter., Rev. J*as. Davies. B.A. (Mynyddbacb); poem, Rev. Llynfl Davies, M.A. (tit. Thomas); prize bags, fancy work, and paintings, Miss M. Crocker (Danygraig). Accompanists, Miss Sarah James, K.A.ll., and Mr. W. J. Waters: secretaries, Mr. Evan Smith and Mr. D. J. Ltyahon; treasurer, Mr. G. Trevor Williams. The chairing cf the bard was carried out with full bardic ceremony, the Rev. Llynft Davica remarking that ha bad discovered a new poet. as the winning poem was the work of a cultured mind Awards:— Solos: Girls under 10: 1 Jessie Follant; 2, Violet Iiarris Uitis under 12 1. tfelina Cook; a, Gladys Ashiord. Boys un- der 12: Divided Willie Reymjids. Kvan W. Witos, and T. J'amca Davies. Girls under 14: 1 Hilda freeman; 2 Gladys Ashiord. Boys under 14; 1. Kmlyn Vv'alters; T. Sums. Girls under 16: 1, Alii lie Roberti; 2, lititta i'reeman. Boys under 36; 1, Emlyn Walters; 2. Ernie Davies. Duet (under 16) Miliie Roberts anJ Muriel Smith. Piano solo mil- der 12): 1. Hazel Rogers; 2 divided Eva Watkins and Biodwen Davies. Under 14. 1, May Morgan; 2. Violet Walsh. Under 16: 3, divided Irene Ashford and Alice A Harris; 2. Doris James Recitation (under 13): 1. Nancy Harmau; 2. Gwenda Walters. Under 16: 1, Elsie Bibbs; 2, Ethel Maud Francis. Open: Miss Eva Beynon. Essay: Nancy Harman. Prize bag; Miss Thyrda Leyshon. Knitted gloves. Mrs. Cecilia Williams Painted plaquo (under 16) • Alice Court. Table centre: MisiI Minnie Leysfcou. Solos: contralto, MiBii Dorothy Phillips; soprano Misj Beatrice Jenkins; tenor, Mr. X. J. Francis; bass, Mr. W. J. Williams; open. r-rau ft Tanner. Poem: Mr. C. C. King. Children's choir: Fabian's Bay.
CASUALTIES. Officially reported on Mondav night:— RANK AND FILE. KilUd. Welsh Guards.—JcMes, 2732, G. (Haver- fordwest). Died of Wounds. Welsh Guards.—Fender, 107, S. (Swan- sea). Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.—Jones, 202839, T. E. (Aberavon). Wounded. York and Lancaster Regiment.—Moore, 17254, E. (Milford). The progress of the British operations in Palestine is being watched with the keenest interest by the Pope in the hope that the Holy Land will be freed from Turki-sh rule.
STAGE AND -STALLS.
STAGE AND STALLS. GRAND THEATRE. What a dear, adorable creature Peg 01 My Heart" is, as visualised for Grand Theatre audiences, Swansea, by Miss Ann Coppingor this T?eck. Ber delicious I bro?u&, her s?.u'Ming eye, her unaffected, unforced gaiety, her infectious laughter, and her remarkable personality combine to make her performance a most memor- able one. The story of leg ii famiJiar- this is the third visit, of the play to Swan- sea, but fciat it has lost none of its powers of attraction was shown on Monday night, when the theatre was cowded. The com- pany is a powerful one, splendid work be- ing done by Mr. Gordon Bailey (Jerry), Mr. Bernard Moore (Aiane), Mr. P. L. Julian (Hawkes). Mr. T. Ireby Capes (Brent), Mr. Harold B. Lewis (Jarvis), Miss Beatrice Park (Mrs. Chichester), Miss Muriel Burn side (Ethel), and Miss Rose- mary Greville (Bennett). The humour and humanity of the comedy is fully developed by these clever artistes, and add to this a charming stage setting, a. brisk and witty dialogue, and a capable produc- tion, and you have all the adjuncts of one of the most successful plays of years. THE EMPIRE. The progra.mmo at the Empire this wiMW I is one of the most varied provided for some time. Charles Hart well earned his title of raconteur, the big houses on Mon- day night being kept rocking with laugh- ter with his amazing patter. The Ten Loonies combine some good music with a quantity of fooling." The Magley's par- form some novel dances with fine ta-sta and beauty of movement, and lovers of tne art will surely appreciate the dances of these excellent exponents. George New- barn is exceedingly clever in his mimicry of famous comedians. Giordiano, the Italian entertainer, succeeds in his task of mystifying with new illusions. Arthur P. Ward exhibits great skill in his hoop- juggling feats. PICTURE HOUSE. The Picture Houtje this week fully justifies its reputation as the home of good pictures and music. "Martha's Vin- dication" is a wonderful filta lavishly produced, which holds the attention througnout. Excellent opportunities are utilised for displaying the talent of Norma Talmadge, Seen a Owen, Marshall, and the Triangle Kiddiee. This is a picture which in iteelf is sufficient to secure the success of the show. But a I number of other beautiful pictures, such as The Hed Circle, "The Kiss of Deceit" (an absorbing drama in two parts) and Pity the Poor," clinch, tillek verdict. The Picture House this week must not be missed by the lover of tbq beautiful. Later on in the vreek will bo presented the Anita Stewart film, The Conybat "-a photo classic play by the Vitagraph Co. It has been referred to as a veritable triumph. "Stagnant Water Animalcules is an attempt to educate the public in the wonders of the universe of the minute as revealed by the micro- scope. Then there are The Feathered: Nest," and The Crimson Sabre," and" of course, Pathe's Animated Gazette, with its stirring representation of passing. j events. CASTLE CINEMA. A capital holiday prograinme ie pro. vided at the above cinema, and right welt the immense audiences that put in an 8p.i pearance on Monday enjoyed it. The stax1 film is supplied by the Tiber Film Pro- ducing Co., of Rome, and a beautiful pro4 duction it is. full of interest, fine acting, and magnificent Neopolitan scenery. Ån"; other worthy photo-play is The Mystery, of the Inn," an old fashioned drama that was thoroughly enjoyed and followed with keen interest. To the older generation this production will strongly appeal, an d will readily awaken happy recollections of the times they frequented theatres and witnessed legitimate stage productions. There are two or three immensely funny, comedies, the whole making a really en* ,] joyable 21- hours' entertainment. Therq will be a change of programme on Thurs- day. CARLTON. The Despoilers," a thrilling product tion with Frank Keenan in the big role, attracted big audiences to the Oxford- street hall. The theme, with its military, settings and the threatened raid upon a nunnery, is suggestive of German kultur at work in Belgium. The Ruse," an- other first-class drama, was also much. enjoyed. An animated cartoon, explain- ing the Entente Cordiale," contained some fine scenic effects. In the comedy line, the inimitable Charlie Chaplin in Through the Keyhole," gave an exhi- bition of his capabilities both as a come- dian and an acrobat. Pathe's Gazette concluded the programme. An equally strong bill is arranged for the end of the week. Mr. Bruner's orchestra played with its usual excellence. ELYSIUM. I A capital holiday programme which at- I tracted full houses on Monday, has been arranged by Mr. Sam Powell, of the Elysium. A Famous Players production. in. four reels entitled;" The Big Sister is the feature film, and has, in the title role, the gifted screen star. Mae Murray. It is a powerful drama, and,cliowe how two men, of vastly different types struggle for the love of the same girl. Episode 13 of the serial Liberty," entitled Strife and Sorrow,? is full of excitKment The 'I Entente Cordiale," an interesting car- i toon picture, ia also screened. II&Try? 1 McCoy and Harry Gibson are chiefly res- ponsible for the comic el-ement, featuring in a two-part screamer, Perils of the Park," a Triangle comedy. Pathe's Ani- mated Gazette is also shown. For the week-end a Lasky production, The Hon- j ourable Friend," starring Susene Haya- > kawa, the eminent Japanese actress, haa J. been obtained 1 THEATRE ROYAL. Miss Paynter, the manageress of the: Theatre Royal, has provided her patrona with a delightful holiday programme, and f on( l uv testi&-d to crowded audiences on ilonday testified to its excellence. The chief film was a pic. 111 risation of Henry Arthur JoBety in- tensely interesting play, The Morals of Weybury," the central figure in which is the lovely English actreis, Mias Elizabeth Risdon. There are several other very in- teresting photoplays, including The Convict's Threat," "Chased in Ix>ve;" 1, rlitenTA) Cordiale," concluding with the ever-welcome and informative Pathe's Garotte. Everyone should visit the Key at the early part of this week and enjoy its j admirable programme. John Arm- | strong's Wife will be presented at the 1 week end. j j
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FIRST AID. J At the railway station, Llandovery,I on Sunday, Mis. Aldridge, Morwena., presented the certificates, vouchers. medalions, and labels won by members of the G.W.R. and L. and N.W.R. <0. ambulance class. Mr. A. Ahiridg^ stationmaster. presided, and he was sup. ported by the secretary, Mr. Luther Howell, the instructor. Dr. Morgan, Violet Cottage, and others. The Chstiro lUan delivered an address on first aid. j Speeches were also delivered by Dr. Morgan, Mr. Howell, and Messrs. R. J* I Evans, T. Hundley, J. Evans, W. It. I Morga/i, P-!jcl Wm. Thomas. The awards were:—Label: Mes-srs. R. J. Evans, J. Evans, A. Evans, Evan Evans, W. Jl Morgan. Voucher: Mr. D. J. Jonea, j Certificates: Messrs. Bob Clarke, Haydnf Evans, John Evuns, I-f. James, T. Hand- lev, junr.. L. Howell, D. R. James, A. M, Thomas, 1). Thomas, J. E. Williams, Tom < Williams, Harry Powell, D. Griffiths, a.n4 [ Tom Lloyd. t I
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May Morgan. There was also an orches- tra, under the baton of Mr. Tom Parry. Welsh Baptiats of the district held their cymanfa at Zion, the conductors being Mcsyrs. Gabriel Morgan and John Morgan. The president6 were Mr. R. W. Baker, Revs. Ben Elliot and M. J. Jones. Accompanists, Messrs. Dan Morgan and J. Morgan, with Miss B. Elliot. The children were catechised by Mr. John Wehb. The Welsh Congregationalir-id also held a cymanfa ganu at Bryntey, Penyrheol. Gorseinon,