CARMARTHEN. The death of Hannah Lewis <47), wife of Samuel Lewis, 65.3It Calherine-treet, Car- marthen, was inquired into by the Borough Coroner (Mr. Thos. Walters) on Thursday. The evidence showed that deceased was in the habit of attending her aged mother who was ill in bed at a house in the same eireet. On Wednesday night a neighbour heard a fall and a scream, and on entering the hou6e, deceased's son found his mother lying unconscious at the foot of the -mtairs, She died a few hours later. Dr. Gibbon said death was due to shock, the result of a fractured skull, and the jury returned a, verdict of "accidental death." In recognition of his services as tem- porary instructor of the Carmarthen Volunteer Training Corps, Sergeant D. M. Hopkins. of the Birmingham Training Corps hag been presented with a gold- mounted umbrella. The gift was handed to him by Mr. F. D. W. Drummond, com- mandant of the corps. Mrs. Margaret Thomas, of Myrtle Villas Wellfield-road. Carmarthen, who died on January jOth last, intestate, left estate in the United Kingdom, valued at t9,234 tk. lid. gross, with net personalty 21.9,168 9s. Id. Administration of her estate has been granted to her eon. Mr. Rhys Tudor Thomas, of it). Boverton-street, Roath Park, Cardiff, physician. Dr. Benjamin Griffiths, M.D.. of Brown Hill, Llanfthangel-ar-Arth, Carmarthen- shire, formerly of Mvrddin House. Mardv. Glamorgan, chief medical officer to Locket s Merthyr Collieries, Mardy. who died on the lith June last. aged 66 years, left estate of the gross value of ^5,881, of which JE5.845 is net. personalty. The testator left t].OM to his wife absolutely, and the residue of his estate he left upon trust for his wife for life, with mainder as to £ 250 each to his sisters Jane and Margaret, XI,OM to his sister Sarah, -elo each to the seven children of bis brother David, and the ultimate residue of his estate to ll-is brothri- Henry. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd George are ex- pected at Criceieth for the week-end. Mr. Lloyd George will preside at a concert on Saturday night at Llanystumdwy, his native village.
AMMANFORD. I Private J. H. Griffiths, son of Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths, Bryn Villa. Bettws, Ammanford, who while serving with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infintry was wounded in the fighting around Hooge, has now com- pletely recovered from the snra-pnel wound in the back. In reference to the proposal to have troops billetted hi the town, Mr. W. L. Smith, secretary to the Chamber of Trade, has now received a reply from the War Office stating that the present military exigencies do not permit of the offer being accepted. but that the authorities would bear it in mind. The Rev. R. F. Atkinson, English Wes- leyan minister at Ammanford, was married at the English Wesleyan Church, Barry, on Wednesday, to Miss Harriet Lowdou, fourth daughter of Mr. John Lowdon, St. Hilda, Barry. The rev. gentleman is leaving Ammanford at the end of this month for the Shetland Islands. Private Wilfred Lloyd. of the Welsh Guards, whose home is in Harold-street, Ammanford. was brought up before Mr. Hy. Herbert, J.P., on a charge cf being an absentee without leave from the 2nd Batta- lion. When called upon by P.C. W. J. Thomas, defendant produced a pass which had expired on the 216t of last month, and he further explained. I am on the sick list, and am attended by Dr. Price, whose certificate 1 send every week to my head- quarters. I have had no intimation from them." At the court defendant said he was ouffering from a nervous complaint, and was not fit for ew-i-vice. The magistrates, in remanding him to await a.n escort, said he would have to return in order to be ex- amined by the regimental doctor. A serious accident occurred to a young cyclist, named Archibald King, 15 years of age, of Wind-street, on the Square, Ammanford, on Friday afternoon. In ooming down from College-street, the brakes failed to act, and he altogether lost control of his machine, with the result that he failed to take the turning into Wind-street, and dashed into a lamp-post near Lloyds Bank. He sustained a broken hip, a sprained wrist, and a damaged nose,, JITWI was removed to his home in a very painful condition. The Chamber of Trade, at their last meeting, took up several matters of pub- lic importance. The desirability of hav- ing troops billeted in the town was urged, and the hon. secretary (Mr. W. L. Smith, solicitor) was instructed to communicate with the War Office in the matter, also pointing out that an impetus would thus be given to recruiting. The secretary wae also directed to write to Mr. J. Reee, G.W.H. divisional superintendent, draw- ing attention to the fact that the altera- tion in the time of the ti.20 p.m. down train (now 6.42) had resulted in lose of trade to the town, as the last train serv- ing the Amman Valley on ordinary week- nighta returned at 7.10, thus allowing no time for shopping. In connection with the departure of the Re-r. R. F. Atkinson, who has been the reaidentminister of the Ammanford Eng- lish Wesieyan Church for the past three ea.M, and who is now leaving the district tor a new sphere of labour in the Shetland Ile8, a very interesting function has been held. The Rev. D. E. Harries, Congrega- tional minister, opened the service, and a recitation followed by Master Elvet Lewis. Mrs. Richards, of Ivy Cottage, the oldest member of the church, made the presenta- tion, which took the form of a gold albert chain and pendant, suitably inscribed. from the members and friends of the church. Addresses followed by Messrs. James Lewis, P. MacCarthy, T. Callard, J. Roecoe, Geo. Fox, jun., and the Rev. R. F. Atkinson replied to the presentation in feeling terms. Recitations were given by Miss B. Griereson, Miss H. Hughes, and Mr. Ellis Fox; solos were rendered by Madame Edwards, Miss Gladys Mtvs- tow, Mr. Tom Williams, and Miss Myra Fletcher, while violin solos were given by Mr. Harold Fox and Mr. R. J. Thomas. A.C.V. (honours).
BRYNAMMAN. I A choir ha« been formed to rehearse pre- uratory to competing at Seion and A- «onford Eisteddfodau. Mr. John Davies ib the conductor. On Monday at Gibea Cemetery, in the I presence of a large number, the remains of David Davies, aged H. son of Mr. and Mrs. Jenkin Davies, L1and, were interred. The Band of Hope and members of the Juvenile Tent of Rechabites appeared in the cortege. Rev. W. D. Thomas officiated. I A pretty wedding was solemnised at Gibea Chapel ei Tueeday by the pastor, Rev. W. D. Thomas. The contracting parties were Mr. Dd. J. Jones, Pencrug House (cashier at Tirydail Colliery), and Miss M. A. Thomas, AniMo House, both of Brynamman. The bride was smartly attired in a dress of white crepe de chene, trimmed with Maltese lace, and black velour hat. Miss Waters. Ammanford, acted as bridesmaid, and Mr. Jno. H. Jones was best man. Owing to re- cent bereavement in the bride's family no reception was held. After the ceremony the happy pair motored to Builth, where the I Honeymoon is being spent.
BIRCHGROVE. I At a meeting on Friday ter consider the fceet means of arranging a series of oon- cfrt6, etc., to welcome soldiers returniiig from the front, it was decided that the following persons should act ae officers:-i Committee: Chairman, Mr. John Rees (manager); vice-chairman. Councillor James Morrwr secretary, Mr. Edward Morris, and Mr. J. S. Davies to assist; treasurer, Mr. John Howells; Councillors T. W. Watkins, T. J. Richards, Messrs. J. J. Adams, John Ley, Tommy Lewis, Phillip Ley, }¡t"a: Richards, J?ictiar Itfywbon, David Reee. David Griffiths, aa1 John Morris. On Saturday evening a boy named Clement Edwards, of Birchgrove, who was visiting Swansea with his parents, was knocked down by a tram car at the I eorner of Oxford-street and Temple- atmet. Luckily he was not seriously hurt.
BURRYPORT. I On Tuesday afternoon two of the motor- boeee tlwi ply between Swansea. and Llan- elly ran to Burryport. It is etated that the 'buses will run regularly. A pretty wedding took place at the old Parish Church, Pembrey, on Saturday, when Mr. Harry Nicholson, Stepney-road, Burryport, married Miss E. iA. Evans, Burryport. The Vicar officiated. The honeymoon is being spent at Chester. The marriage took place on Saturday of Mr. Joseph Morse, Williams-terrace, and Miss Annie Gower, both of Burryport. The Rev. Joseph Williams, late of Maes- teg. officiated. Dr. Vincent Williams, son of Dr. Owen Williams, Burryport. is shortiy leaving for active service. The departure cf Dr. Vincent will be a loss to the place. Mr. Robert Emlfn Morgan, Harbour House, has been gazetted second-lieuten- ant in the 20th Battalion of the Welsh Regiment, which is now undergoing train. ing at Tenby. He is the second eon cf Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M°rSan, J.P., the: general manager of the Burryport 8n,j I Gvendraeth Valley Raitwav and Docks. Mrs. D. Williams. Cliff Hou?e. Burry- port, and h?r little son David Howard, are ?-criort?y ill, ?un'erinp from ptomaine poisoning. Dr. Owen TVilliams was j summoned, aid he found mother and c, n h agony. On Sunday their lives were despaired of. Wk on Mondav evening werv a littie beli-cx, although still •fc'rtouety ill..
BETTW8. The annual meeting of the St. David's Sunday School took place to the pictur- esque Maesyquarre Grounds, which had been kindly placed at the disposal of the party by Councillor J. L. Williams. A party of about tO Belgians from Amman- ford, Llandebie, and Glanamman had also been invited. M. de Wolf, one of the Belgians, delivered an eloquent address in English. He referred largely to their I flight from Belgium, and the horrors of war as waged by the Huns. Solos were given by Miss Taylor (High-street), and Mr. Samuel Thomas, and the Rev. J. Wil- liams, curate, spoke. Games, races, etc., were indulged in. substantial prizes being offered by Miss M. Macdonald. B.A. Boats plied on the lake, a small charge being made, the proceeds being devoted to the Belgian Relief Fund.
CWMAMMAN. Mr. and Mrs. George Williame, formerly of Cwmamman, but now residing in America, epent some time at their old home last week-end. Both looked extremely well. Miss Jtiriun Evans, the Cwmamman elocu- tionist, appeared at Llanwrtyd concerts last week. The Rev. J. Dyfi Rees, Birmingham, occu- pied the pulpit at Bryn Seion on Sunday last, when he preached powerful sermons to large congregations. During the evening service Miss Ann Price. Glanamman, ren- dered 0 Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion (Messiah) in a very able manner. SeveraJ members of the Cwmamman Silver Band did well at the Llanelly competitive concert on Saturday last. Mr. Tom Morris, Coronation-road, Garnant, captured the eolo for instrumentalists, and Mr. Amos Cooper ,ind party were successful in the quartette competition; Master Robert R. Roberts ga.ined second position in elocution. Rev. W. Glasnant Jones, Dyfnant, one of Cwmamman's ablest sons, was in his best "hwyl" at Mr. Jacob Jones's presentation meeting last week, when he elicited roars of laughter with hie quaint humorous remarks. "LIinoe CwmamuLtil," the well-known penillion singer, has fulfilled several impor- tant engagements during the season. She is always ready to assist in worthy cause& gratis. COUNCIL WORKMEN RECEIVE INCREASED WAGES. At a meeting of the Cwmamman Coun- cil on Wednesday night. Rev. J. Edryd Jones presiding, the question of the ad- visability of promoting in Parliament this session a Bill in connection with the proposed water and sewerage schemes was discussed. The Chairman said his idea would be to leave it in abeyance to a time when things became more settled. Mr. Wm. Roberts: But we must get water from somewhere as soon as we can. Mr. Arthur Williams: In view of the Local Government Board circular urging economy, I don't think they would look favourably on the matter at all. The Surveyor (Mr. J. 0. Parry) ob- served that although the water scheme TV as badly needed, they could not, in his opinion, convince the Board or the House of Commons that it was a thing that could not be left in abeyanoe. On the motion of Mr. Arthur Williams, seconded by the Rev. J. Thomas,st was resolved that for the present the matter be left in abeyance. A letter was read from Mr. Samuel D. Williams, organiser for South Wales and Monmouthshire, appealing for the coun- cil's sanction and official patronage to the celebration of Flag Day in aid of the Russian Red Cross Society in Cwmam- man. This the council agreed to do. the neces- sary arrangements being left in the hands of the Belgian Relief Committee. The Clerk (Mr. W. M. Knoyle) inti- mated that the Notification of Births' Ex- tension Act, 1907, would become com- pulsory in the district on September 1st. The Medical Officer (Dr. Richmond) had been instructed to obtain the necessary forms and cards. The memorandum of the Local Govern- ment Board in reference to the postpone- ment of elections for a year was read, aaid the Clerk stated that the term of office of all the mejnbers of that council would thus be extended by one year. The Medical Officer reported that during the month only two infections dis- eases had been notified. There had been 11 births—8 boys, 1 illegitimate—and six girls, and five deaths. With reference to the suggested widen- ing of Twyn-road, a letter from the estate agent to Lord Dynevor. was read, stating that his Lordship did not dire I to give any land on the eastern side ex- I cept where the barn stood. He would al- low the council to widen the road on the western side to twenty feet. It was decided that a deputation con- sisting of the Charman, Messr*. Arthur Williams, Willie Roberts, J. Rees, and D&n Jones, wait upon Lord Dynevor in the matter. An application was received from the Council's workmen (permanent and tem- porary), for an increase in wages to 5s. per day. It was stated that the present wages were ts. a day, but that 6d. war bonus had been given, bringing same to 4s. 6d. Rev. J. Thomas said the Cwmamman Council already paid better wages than I I neighbouring Councils. 'Php Surveyor: Yes, especially the Connty Council. • t he mi Chairman: We nui-t not take the I Cai wai iueasiui'c County Council as « standard. (Laughter). The question for us is whether it is fair to accede to the request or not. On the motion of Mr. Dd. Jones, seconded by Mr. J. Rees, it was decided to meet the request, and bring the wage up to 306. a week, leaving the war bonus out of the question altogether.
GLANRHYD. I The early building of a new birdge at Glanrhyd in placfe of the one carried away by a flood is probable as a result of negotia- tions between the Llanel!y and Llandovery Rural District Councils, the former contri- buting £80 towards the cost, in addition to erecting a temporary bridge at the spot.
GWAUN-CAE-GURWEN -1 AND CWMGORSE. A very distressing accident occurred at the new Cwmgorse CoLliery on Tuesday, re- sulting in the death of Morgan Jones (18). bon of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Jones. Berth- l«yd. Gate- street. Gwaun-cae-Gurwen, and slight injuries to John Jones, Gron-roarl,. Ttu two brilliant brothers. Mr. Willie Davies, B A.. and Mr. Edgar Davies, B.A.. Cwmgorse, were accorded a hearty send-off at the Abernant Hotel on their departure from the locality, the former for London. ufl the latter for Cornwall, wh"rc they have been appointed to important scholastic positions. Mr. John Williams conducted. and an excellent programme was cone tbrousih, the following taikns part .-Messrs. W. S. Bees. J. T. Jones, T. Jones. J. Howells (chemist). D. J. Evans, Dd. E. Jones, Wm. Jenkins, and Aaron Davies. Inspiring ad- dressee were made by Messrs. M. J. Thomas, Tom Davies, Isaac Jones, Tom Evans. J. Dicks. M. Jenkins. Dd. Jerkins, and Harry Jones. During the evening Dr. Sees pre- sented the brothers Davies, on behalf "f their many friends, with cases each contain- ing ten geineas in notes. Both responded suitably. The accompanist wis :\1r. Dan Thomas. I
GOWERTON. I The I/ondon Gazette supplement for August ISch, contains the following:— Sergt. F. E. Simpkin, from 3rd London I Field Ambulance, to be second lieutenant. I Sergt. Simpkins is a Gowertonian. and is married to a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barron, Gower ton.
GOWER. I At Penmaen Petty Sessions on Tuesday, the license of the Farmers' Arms, Llan- madoc. was transferred from the late Mrs. Jones to her son. Wm, Jones. At Penmaen Petty Sessions, on Tues- day, Harry Morris, of the Beaufort Arms, Kittie. was fined 10s. for keeping a car- riage without a license. At Penmaen Petty Sessions, on Tuesday, George Greening, contractor, of Killay, I was summoned by William Rees for allow- ing a dangerous dog to be at large and not ¡ under proper control. He was further I charged with allowing the dog to worry a sheep on Fairwood Common. )1:T. Henry Thompson appeared for plaintiff, and Mr. C. J. Wilson for defendant. By conseut 1 of the parties an order was made for the i dog to be kept under proper control, de- fendant to pa." for the damage done and witnesses expenses.
l KIDWELLY. i Two hundred and thirty fresh eggs have been sent away for use of the wounded soldiers by the girls of the Hillfield Schools, Kidwelly, during the last few day. This is in connection with the National Collection of Eggs for the Wounded. There are now over 10 Kidwelly boys If- ightin,- at the front, and several more ae going out at once. Strenuous efforts are being made by a small but very energetic local committee to raise funds in order to send these boys weekly parcels of cigar- ettes. The following Kidwellyites were success, ful at a recent examination in winning free scholarships at the Llanelly County School:—Florence Price (Kidwelly National School), Madeline Francis (Hillfield School), and ETan H. P. Evans (Castle School). Last week the girls of 'the Hill Field School collected 110 freeh eggs and sent them away to the central depot of the com- mittee of the National Egg Collecting Scheme for Wounded Soldiers. Great prai«e is due to them and their teachere, Miss Nicholas and her able staff, for taking up this good work
LLANDEBIE. I A Llandebie correspondent writes al- luding to the decision of the local branca of the C.E.M.S., arrived at some time ago, to form. a cadet corps in the village, and inquiring what has become of the pro- ject. The wedding was solemnised quietly ?t the Llandebie Parish Church, RJ. D. W. Thomas, M.A., officiating, cf Mr. Robert. Salisbury, Tanyfron. Llandebie. and Miss Esther Thomas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thonxis, Golden Grove-terrace. After nine months of active service m France. Farrier Roulston, whose home is at Sunny Bank, Aberlash, returned for a short rest on Tuesday. Sergt. Joe. Morris, of the- Baaitams, has a-lso been home on leave, ape. parently in very fit condition.
LLANDILO. I Prices ruled as follows at the market :>n Saturday:—Fresh butter. Is. 4Jd. and Is. 5d. per lb.; tub. Is. 3d. and Is. 3id.; egge, 9 for Is.; Welsh cheese, 9d. per lb.; rabbits, ;s.; leverets, 6d.: fowls trussed, 18. per lb.; live, 60;. per couple; trussed chickens, le. 3d. per 1 lb.. ducks, 16, 2d.; live, 3s. 3d. and 3s. 6d. each; prime joints of beef, la. Id. per lb.; other cuts, lid.; steak, 1". U.; veal, le. and 18. 2d. per lb. i
LOUGHOR. I John Williams, Belgrave-road, Upper Loughor, a crane driver at the Bryngwyn Steelworks. Goreeinon. was oiling the crane on Tuesday morning when he sud- denly fell. On being picked up it was found he was suffering from serious in- jnries to the head. Dr. McPlierson was sent for, but life was found to be extinct. ——————— ———————
LLANGAIN. I Preaching services in connection with the opening of the flew Smyrna Welsh Congre- gational Church. Uangain, Carmarthen- shire, were continued yesterday, when large congregations attended. The services were conducted by the Bev. J. John, pastor, and the officiating ministers were the Bevs. J. Charles. Denbigh, chairman of the Welsh Congregational Union; II. Elfet Lewis, M.A., London; W. D. Rowlands (C.M.), Carmar- then; E. Ungoed Thomas (B.). Carmarthen; Samuel Williams, Landore; Rhys Williams, Maenclochcliog; Stephea Thomas, Llandilo; and D. M. Dtivies, Waunarlwydd, secretary of Welsh Congregational Union. It is hoped to realise at least ZL,OM by the opening. I
LLANDDEUSANT. -1 I The lill'a.te of Llanddeusant roade caused some discussion at the Llandovery B-urai Council; it, being reported that the laying erf the pipes to the Lianelly Waterworks had oaueed traffic to be interrupted. The con- tractor had undertaken to effect the neces- sary repairs as soon as possible.
LLANSTEPHAN. I David Archer Davies, licencee of the Castle Inn, Llaustephan. was summoned at Carmarthen. on Saturdiy, for permitting drunkenness on his premises. Mr. Martin I Kicha-rds (Llanelly) defended. P.C. D. Davioe sail he saw". man leaving the bar I staggering drunk. The landlord admitted hiving >:frved him with haJf a pint of beer. Dt-fenaaui, who said he had formerly been, manager of a social club at Treorky, pleaded that there was nothing to indicate that the man was under the influence of drink until he walked away from the coon- ter. A fine of 10s. was imposed. Asked for an opinion, the Bench said they were not impressed by the seriousness of the case.
LLANWRTYD WELLS. 1 In connection with the prayer meeting which is held daily during the season, it i was decided to hold a meeting on the hill above the Victoria Wells known as Spion Kop. This was done on Friday, when a large number climbed to the place of meet- ing. Mr. J. Thomas, Morriston, led the meeting, and after the reading of Scrip- ture by the Revs. W rn Williams, Hir- wain, and T. G. Thomas, Cwmparc, prayer was offered by the above and other gentle- men, which, with the singing of English and Welsh hymns, made a remarkable meeting. It was resolved, on the proposi- tion of Mr. J. H. Jenkins, Morriston, seconded by Mr. E. Hopkin, Aberkenfig, that a similar meeting to the monster annual gathering in North Cardigan be held annually on the third Friday in August.
LLXNELLY. I Sergeant George A. Walker, 8t.h Welsh (Pioneer Regiment) whose home is at Col um bia-row, Llanelly, has been wounded at the front. At the Police Court on Monday, Bobert Thomas Jenkins, Waterloo-street, wao charged with llrunkenness and disorderly conduct and with committing wilful daniige to the extent of 15s. to 3, window, the property of Thomas Henry Evans. A long list of previous convictions was re- ported against Jenkins, who ivaa sent to prison for a month. Wi!liam Henry Williams. Penygraig, Llwynhendy, summoned Robert Thomas, Ty- CVfm, Cwmfelin. at Llanelly on Monday, for assault on August 14th. Complainint, a collier, said 3efendatit, with whom he had been friendly, on the night of August 14th jumped at him and kicked him. 11., a result he lost a couple of days work. Witness did nothing to provoke defendant. Witness was bleeding from the face, knees, a-rxns, and back. Defendant was fined ,el. At tha Llanelly Police Court, on Wednes. day. Mary Lewis, of Swansea, formerly of i,lanell,N-. charged with lodging out at the bick of Stepney-street, said she could not go to the lodging-houses aa they were too (lirty. "If you give me a chance," added defendant. I will go back to Swansea." She was sent down for 14 days. The Lie ltonaut Davies, of Llanelly, who has been wounded in the Dardanelles, is Lieut. J. Freeman Davies. of the first tta Welsh, not Lieut. Isaac Davies. as previously announced- He is a nephew of Lieutentnt-Colonel W. Bramwell Jones. MICHAEL'S MILITARY CAREER. Michael Tirrell, labourer, ,-ho was charged with drunkenness at Llanelly on Wednesday, said that. since 1 e had been locssed up in Llanelly before he ha.d joined the Army. I was 90 da-vs with the coloure," added Tirrell, and was discharged owing to bad teeth and a bad liver. I will be thankful if you will overlook it." Presiding Magistrate (Mr. R. H. Sampson): Drink will make your liver worse. Previoue convictions were reported and defendant was fined 9e. or seven day, In asking for time to pay, Tirrell said he had been living at. tlannon. The Clerk: Are you living in Llannon now ? Tirrell: -No. sir; but I am well known there. (Laughter^. No time we, ellowed.
LLANDOVERY. I With the return of One weather farmers are bnsily gathering in the crops. 1 At the last meeting of the Llandovery Rural Council i-t was stated that LIIZ 10s. had been collected on behalf of the Welsh Troops Comfort Fund, the expenditure amounting to 5s. for postage, etc. Miss Muriel Deans, daughter of P.S. and gre. Deans, Granta, Llandovery, was cycling on the Llanwrda-rcad, near Pengoy- Ian Farm, when ahe collided wi',h a motor car, sustaining somewhat serious injuries. A telegram was received by Councillor R. Thomas, Mafeking Villa, on Saturday, informing him that his son, Private Alfred Thomas, who is with the New, Zealand contingent in the Dai-danellee, has been dangerously wounded. Councillor R, Thomas, Mafeking Villa, Llandovery, has re- ceived intimation I that his &on. Pte. Alfred Thomas, has been dangerously wounded in the Dardanelles. Pte. Thomas, is with ette New Zealand contingent. Pte. Thomas has spent 95me years in New Zealand. One of the first Ciwion Bowddwr met by members of the 1/tih Welsh aiter landing on the scene cf hostilities was Pte. Thomas. Mrs. Owen Davies, 36, High-street, has just received a letter from Private R. Frederic Thomas. No. 5 Platoon "B" Company, 11 Welsh. 53rd Division, Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. He says: "I am a good many miles away from Llandoilery, though I cannot tell you where I arip. I hope we shall all return to the old town once again, benefited by the experience we have all undergone. Shall say no more this time." Private Thomas is the elder of two sons of our Llandovery representative now with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. The latter has also written home stating he recently came across an old Llandovery boy now with the New Zealands in the person of Johnny Wakefield Williams. He also hoped to see Alfred Thomas, son of Councillor R. Thomas. AIlafek-ing ViUa, Llandovery. soon, and Tommy Davies (both with the New Zealanders), son of 'the late Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Davies, but.r. King's-road. Just after tiie above paragraph had been penned news was received that Tommy Davic-s had been seriously wounded in the Dardanelles. Corporal Aneurin Davies, of 4.2. High- street, now with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, has been spending a few days home prior to going on active service. Yet another was Private Gwilym Evans, of the Welsh Guards, who spent a short furlough here lately. By the time these lines appear he will probably lie "some- where in France." Private Evans is a soiv of Mr. Rees Evans. baker and on- fectioner. Forest View, Stone-street. The members of the Tabernacle Methodist Chapel, Llandovery, have in- augurated a fund which provides 5s. Tor each member of the chapel joining the colours. Lance-Corporal David Morgan, of the 7th Battalion South Wales Bor- derers. has just written thankfully acknowledging the receipt of this gift. Private D. J. Williams, of the King's Rojral Riii. who is a son of Mr; T. Wil- liams. Victoria, New-road, and who recently wounded in action, is making good progress towajd s recovery. He is a patient at Reading Hospital. Private Hendy. of the same regiment, is once again in the trenches after having been laid up in hospital for some weeks with a dislocated ankle. Mr. D. T. MorgtQ. '?M?er. Pentre HouM. I?andovery. ha? jns?MEive? ??ttc- from Private Davi? Rice t t 'S. ton cf Mr. RceJ oonfe<!tioner, Fcr&rt View, Llan- dovery. in tho *OHP*P cf which he says that he is J.l tbe œst of hlth and spirits. He 'J ? ?. expresses his thanks to Mr. Morgan for hw great kindness in sending him a watch, add- ing that it was just the thing he wanted badly out where he is. He concludes with the quotation: "0 na gwawrie bore heddweh." Maen uffen a r yddaer yma. There were large congregations at the Williams' P,vn|tycelyn Memorial last Sunday morning and evening, when the pu!pit was occupied by the Rev. Towyn Jo nee, M.P. Solos were rendered by Madame Kate Mor- gan Williams, and the morning meeting was opened by Ald. W. J. Williams, J.P., Bryn- amman. "Towyn" preached at, the Salem (Cong.) in the afternoon, and Madame M. Williams rendered solos. "Towyn" preached in the evening at the Memorial, which was opened by Miss Evans, a missioner, from India, Ald. Williams again took part in the proceedings.
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MORRISTON. I At Swansea Police Court on Thursday, Philip Lewis was summoned for driving a motor-car in a manner dangerous to the public. Mr. Hield, Deputy Town Clerk, prosecuted, and Mr. Hy. Thompson de- fended. The evidence of witnesses for the prose- cution showed that on August 10tli a man named Evan Davios was taking some colts towards Morriston. Davies was\ÜlJ horse- back in front of the colts, and walking hehind tho latter was Davies's father. Defendant was driving his motor car to- wards Lliuisamlet, and when requested to stop by Davies refused to do so. A-s a re- sult one of the colts was knocked down. Replying to Mr. Thompson, the witness, Evan Davies. adniitted that he was on the wrong side of the road. Wm .Davies, father of the last witness, corroborated, and in cross-examination ed- mitted that lie had r(,ceivc,(] Elki from de- fendant for the. injuries to the colt. Defendant on oath said he was travel- ling at about 12 miles an hour, and the colt ran into the car. He did not see the colts before that, and he had not seen the man Evan Davies signalling to him. A fine of 10s. and witness's costs was imposed.
MUMBLES. Special services were held on Sunday at the Castleton Congregational Church, Mumbles, when the Rerv. J. W. Smith preached two eloquent sermons before large congregations. Mr. Emlyn Thomas (Dunvant) rendered a solo at the evening service. A concert with the object of assisting the Belgians in Belgium was beld on Sunday night at Tom Oven's Pavilion, Mumbles (kindly lent for the occasion). There was a fairly large audience, and the following artistes took part: Soprano, Miss Gladys Thomas; baritones, Messrs. orman Dale, of the Maurice Every and Norman Dale, of the Chocs concert party: 'cellist, Mr. Tom Wise. The concert was organised by I Councillor J. Cumming Evans, and the proceeds, without any deduction, will be handed over to the fund. A particularly busy man in Swansea this week is Mr. Billy Merson. Not only is the quaint and popular little comedian appearing twice nightly at the Swansea Empire, but he is also supervising and ap- pearing in his own cinema production at the Mumbles. It is Mr. Merson's idea to secure a seaside picture with a Welsh setting, and his Swansea engagement gave him the opportunity of fulfilling that wish. Tlie, company consists of some fifty artistes. The filul is to be entitled "The Only Man," and Mr. Merson's chief day- time pastime seeme to be that of falling into the sea and dropping down cliffs. -———— —.———
PONTARDAWE. I Mr. J. W. Thorpe, Clerk to the Pont- ardawe Magistrates, and Assistant Clerk to the Swansea Bench, who was recently appointed Clerk to the local Munitions Tribunal, has been appointed Clerk to the General Munitions Tribunal for the division. The General Munitions Tribunal is differently constituted to the other, and has jurisdiction to deal with all offences under the Act and the regulations made under the Act. Mr. Thorpe has the distinction of being one out of five solicitors in the whole of Wales to receive appointments under the new Munitions Ministry.
PENTRECHWYTH. I An interesting meeting was held on Thurs- day at Pentrechwyth Congregational Church, on the occasion of the Rev. T. J. Rogers leaving Pentrechwyth to take charge of the Welsh Congregational Church at Merthyr Va-Ie. Mr. John Owens occupied the chiir, supported by the Revs. E. Jenkins, Waiter- road; Eurof Walters, B.A., B.D., Sinclair Evans, J. D. Harries (B.). Bonymaen; Jones, Clydach; and Lewis; Meesrs. John Thomas, J.P., David Jones (publisher), Mor- gan E. Bees, Jos. Griffiths, D. R. Rowland, David Thomas. secretary, etc. Mr. Thomas Davies, on behalf of the church and congre- gation, presented Mr. Rogers with a beauti- ful Toll-top desk and revolving chair. Mr. Davies &pokc in eulogistic terms of his paswr. Mr. Rogers became pastor of the church at the close of 1909, since when the I membership had grown from 75 to 125. In 1913 the chapel was built, costing £ 1,699. The debt had been reduced by nearly L300.
PEMBREY. I On Saturday last, at Trinity Chapel, Uaaelly, the Rev. D. E. Jones, B.A., Pem- brey, of&cdating. Mr. John Rees, Pal. Pem- brey, was married to Miss Gwenilian Jon, Carway. The bride was given away by her father. There were a large number of presents.
SARON. Driver J. Jones, of the R.F.A., whose home is at Saron, was brought up before the Ammanford magistrates charged with being an absentee without leave from his regiment stationed at Winchester. Wlien I approached by P.S. Britten, lie produced a ra" which was unsigned, and which ex- -r ,j :r- ,< pired on the 20th inst. Defendant was closely questioned by the presiding magis- trate (Aid. W. N. Jones) as to how he came into possession of the pass, and he said it was handed to him by Sergt.- Major Rees. He noticed at the time that it was unsigned, but never thought, any more about it. He was remanded to await an escort.
SWANSEA. I The accommodation for bat hers at the Swansea Beach this week is quite inade- quate to meet the phenomenal rush. The Rev. John Williams, Brynsiencyn, proposes to visit the Welsh soldiers in the trenches. The continuance of good weather this week places the success of the corn harvest in West Wales beyond doubt. The opening of the -\lu rubles-road bridge was promised, at the last Council, by the middle of August. We are still waiting. Several Gower parishes which have not hitherto subscribed have now areed to support the Gower War Hospital at I B ollar. Chairman (to witness at the Swansea Police Court): What nationality are you, English or Italian r-\Vitne.s: Between- Neutral. The llm-, R, S. Rogers, B.A., Mountain Ash, the preacher-elect of Capel Gomer, will com-menoe his duties at the latter place i L Sunday, October 24th. .Mibril Doris Bowen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G-rorge Bowen, 1. Omdcck-street, has just been notified that she has poefed her Inter. B.A. examination. When will the Oystermouth Council supply proper sanitary conveniences for I visitors? The need is being badly felt this summer. The caterers at Little Langland Bay are hawing the time of their lives. On Wed- nesday the refreshment rooms and bathing tents were not sufficient to cope with the demand. Through the medium of the National Register, a modern Methuselah has been discovered. He lives in Neath Abbey, and gives his age as 581. Unhappily, the last figure was abided in error. Several members of the band of the 1st Battalion of the 6th Welsh have received permission to join the massed band of the British Army. Amongst them are Mr. Bert Curtis and Mr. William Ingle- ton, of Swansea An Aberystwyth lady was on Wednes- day fined ou the evidence of a police con- stable who said that he saw a light, in the front room on the ground floor at 10.30. The Venetian blind was drawn, but was not closed, while a curtain inside was only partly drawn. At the August meeting of the Council of the London Association of Accountants, Mr. Arthur Jonea, of 56, Kliyddings Park-road. Swansea, was admitted to the degree of Fellow (F.L A.A.). X-rs. Lynn, 92, Carmarthen-road, Swansea, has juet heard from her two sons, who are in the Lrenchee, after au interval of eleven weeks. They are both well. Private E. Lynn is in the 1st K.S.L.I., and Private A. Lynn is in the 6th Welsh. Mr. William Lewis Williams, of 12, Mal- vern-terrace, Swansea, formerly of Sketty Hall Lodge, Sktty, who died on the 1th I April, 1913, left estate valued at X518 gross with net personalty £ 'M6. Probate of his will has been granted to his widow. The Swansea Watch Committee on Tues- day congratulated the following members of the police force on having obtained the efficiency awird for work in connection with the St. John Ambulance Brigade:— Constables Evan John. M. Brooks, C. Man- ning, J. A. Bees, Brinley Abraham, and E. J'. Edwards. Some discussion took place on Tuesday at the Swansea Watch Committee meeting on new applications for hackney carriage licences, and comment was made regarding the provision that was made for passengers riding oil the top of the Gower 'buses. The Chief Constable said he would bring up a report on the matter. About, one o'clock on Tuesday, the Swansea Fire Brigade were called to the premises of Messrs. Fitt Bros, and Davies, Wind-street. The outbreak, a very small one, that had occurred in the cellar, where some timber was stored, was, however, well under hand, and the police brigade, who were promptly on the scene, had little to do. Official intimation has been jeceived by Mrs Pa rains, 3 Firm Street, Swansea, that her husband, Lance- Corporal R. Parsons, fith Battalion Duke of Cornwall 's Light Infantry, was killed in action on July '30th, while serving with the Expedi- tionary Force in France. Mrs. Pa r- sons has one child. Deceased, who was 31. was a Reservist, and when called up was employed at the Graigola fuel works, Swansea. Mr. W. J. Crocker (the Swansea Liberal agent) slipped down in Oxford-street on Tuesday afternoon and injured his leg which was broken some time ago. Mr. Crocker had only this week returned from his holidays greatly improved in health, but it is now feared he will be laid up again for two or three weeks, a-s he is suf- fering from a nasty sprain. Judgment was given by his Honour Judge Bryn Roberts, at the Swansea County Court on Wednesday, in a com- pensation claim brought by Thomas H. Elson, deal carrier, Rodney-street., Swan- sea. against Messrs. Glasbrook Bros, The man had lopt. the first finger of the right hand in an accident. Mr. S. Andrew (Messrs. Andrew and Thompson) was fnr applicant, ind v,a.9 for respondents. His Honour alloc, ed applicant 2s. 6d. per week from June ISth. Swansea will not suffer from a shortage of bananas, although in Jamaica the storm had destroyed practically the whole or the bananas there, thus stopping export for the next nine months because the bulk of the succulent fruit sold at Swan- sea comes from the South American State of Costa liica. Thus the local supplies will be unaffected. William Bidder, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bidder, 61, Terrace-road, Mount Pleasant, Swansea, has gained rapid promotion in. the Aimy. Enlisting, in October last, at the age of 22, as a private in the Swansea Battalion, be has taken every step up the ladder, until now he has been made Sergt.- Instructor. At present he is drilling the battalion in bayonet work and physical exercises. Toiler makes some inquiries regard- ing the income tax. In answer: Income tax is due on all incomes over 4!160 for the year ended April, 5th, li)15, as fol- lows: April 5th to December 5th, at Is. 3d. in the Æ; flpc.ember ;)th to April 5th, at 2s. 6d. in the .1;. Spread over one year, this makes an average rate of Is. 8d. Taxes are paid on all ground rents, mortgages, and interests on montgages, whatever the amount. The collection of egjrs at the Swansea, Market on Saturday, in aid of the fund for wounded soldiers, was very euci^e?s- ful Under the direction of Mr. Davies, the market manager, collectors visited tha various stalls and collected 150 egg« and El 16s. 6d. in cash, all of which has bopn sent to the headquarters of the National Egg- Collection Fund. The funeral took place on Saturday at the Cwmgelly Cemetery, of the late Mrs. Thos. Hughes. of The Mount. Neath- road, Plasmarl. The cortege was a large one. Amongst the chief mourners were the widower, Willie, Fanny, Annie, Maud and Brinley (children), Mr. and Mrs. Price, Mr. and Mrs. Lucas (sisters and brothers-in-law). 14rs..T. Edwards (sister), Mrs. W. Thome (sister-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. W. Thorne (Ammanford), Mr. and Mrs. Washer (Port Talbot), Mrs. Alexander (Neath), Mrs. S. Roberts (Manselton). Mr. D. Hughes, R.A.M. (Brynhyfryd). The Rev. J. H. Southall Officiated, and the arrangements were carried out bv Mr. W. W. Jeremiah. A MINISTER'S MARRIAGE. The wedding was quietly solemnised at. Siloam Welsh Congregational Chapel '.n Thursday morning of the Rev. T. J. Rogers, late pastor of Pentrechwyth Congregational Chapel, and now of Merthvr Vale, and Mies Annie Williams, only daughter of Mr. R. T. Williams, Hafod (the treasurer of the church at Siloam, and its oldest deacon), and Mrs. Williams. The bride, who was given away by her father, was charmingly attired in a frock of smoked grey corded silk and ninon. with hat to match, and carried a sheaf of lilies. She was attended by one brides- maid. Miss Gwyneth Williams, of Lon- don. her niece, who wore a frock of rose du barri with a floral tulle hat, and who carried a bouquet of sweet peas. The officiating ministers were the Revs. Penar Griffiths (pastor), and D. Eurof Walters. M.A.. B.D.. Swansea. Atter the ceremony, firing which only the members of the family were present, Mr. D. T. Williams, A.R.C.O., London, brother of the bride, played a wedding march. Subsequently breakfast was partaken of at the home of the bride's parents, and later in the day the happy couple left amid general good wish es for Cornwall, where the honeymoon will be spent. The bride's going-away costume was one of nigger-brown gabadine with velour hat to match. DIVIDED DOCK CONTROL. The action of the Cardiff and Bristol Channel Shipowners* Association in approving of the scheme proposed by the Cardiff Railway Company for abolishing divided control of the working of traffic on the docks has caused some interest at SVansea. The scheme is a, splendid one," 1"8- marked one prominent, Swansea docksman to a Herald" representative. It is hardly likely, however, that a similar scheme. could be successfully launched at Swansea., as there are so many interests involved. The coal tips at Swansea, are con- trolled by no less than four railwav com- panies and the Harbour Trust, and if these could be brought under one control there would no doubt be a tremendor» increase in the shipments." At Cardiff, it is estimated thait the scheme woold increase shipments by 89 per cent.
THREE CROSSES. Owing to the resignation of Mr. D. Evans (Eos Rhydian) as choir conductor at the Congregational Church, a ballot of the church members was taken, when. Mr. E. J. Long was selected as his suo- cessor.
TYCROES. Last week the funeral of Mr. Darnel Edwards, chemist, took place at Bethesda Cemetery, the Revs. D. S. Davies and D. J. Moses officiating. A large number: of relatives and friends attended the. funeral. The late Mrs Mary Morris, of Pembroke, was buried last week at Moriah, the ReB. D. J. Mospz,, B.A., officiating. Mr. L. K. Parry, headmaster of the I Council Schools, is to be congratulated upon the success of his pupils at the scholarship examination. Six candidates; have passed, while two, viz., Margaret. H. Rees and Eluned Morgan, have gained' free places to the Ammanford County Schools. The other candidates who have passed are: El fed Lewis, Millie Rees, Arthur Richards, and Margaret Parry. (District Xewfi Continued on &sxt Page.)