I I ALLTWEN. A imok in? concert was held at the Rock Hotel, Alltwen, on Saturday night, in honour 01 Transport Driver O. Smith, of •AJitwtn. iiiivrr Smith bad returned borne tor a few da?n after spfndin? a,bom c1veI! month- on active Sfo'r\Í. J rior to ?Wnir!,? colours h j wis enyaged as a ebauffciir with Mr. Morgan Davies, solicitor Poctar- dAwe. Mr. W. Harrison presiied over the rnoeting. and a parse of money was pre- -anted t.o the guest of the evening by Mr. 8idi»ey Daili-g en behalf of friends. A, meeting was also held on Friday night at the Dillwyn Hotel, t'ontardawe, in' honour of Driver Smith. Mr. Wm. Evnns t.Ynisderw Jioadj presided, and presentations of money. cigarette case, pipe and tobacco were made • A "r..Smith. The recipie/rt suitably re- tl:rn.c1 thanks
B URRYPORT. The now Y.MXI.A. building wiiieli has two wectetl at Bvirrvport. is now com- piled, and will bt- opened early in Decftm- ber, TIw hui kUng is lit by electricity, M'ljplied by the Dock (Company, and is heated by several 4M>e'6. At a meeting of the fund for providing oomforts for men oc foreign service, it was decided to send gocds to th,; value of JOs. to everyone on active service. The articles wer" left to the ladies to select. The weekly hcusfi-io-bouse collection will commence the fit week in December. The sum of nearly AO is in hand already. The remains of tito late Mrs. Thomas, Carway-e-treet, Burrvport, were laid to rest at Bethany Chapel graveyard on Tuesday. There was a laige num- bs. of friends and relatives pre.sent. The liev. D. C..Jones, B.A., Pembrey, Rov. J. H Sees and UPV. R. JO. Williams oi- IIkJ. I'l),p ciii-f litiuirnem were Private Griff 'PIKI-tijc. 1: ilaster Chrwtie T.VjUio^. and lie; thjoe dsomtrteflfc
FFORESTFACH. I Half-yearly services wcru held at Saron on Sunday and Mofwtay, the RHY. D. Parry Owen, Pontypridd, being the special preacher. With a view to economising in the direction, of the rise of gafi light, the local schools will in all probability shortly open at nine and close at four. This has Ix-en the practice at C-adle .hoot during the past week acid has worked success- fully. The funeral >of Mrs. Margaret Roberts, Crispin-row, Fforeetfach. took place at Bethlehem, Cadle, Oil Thursday. !> ceased, iigetl 65, passed awav on the 20th inst. The following ministers offieiated: lievs. D. Jenkrn Jones (Saron) and E. J. Hnghos (Calf;uia,). The chief mourners vwi-c: Mi*i M. A. Robei-ty (daughter). Miss S. A. Roberts (daughter), Mr. H. Iiolieo-ts vson), Mr. Willie Davies (sou), and Mrs. Davies; Mrs. Charlqtto Daviea (daughfce-r) and Mr. Davies A public reception to two local heroes, in the persons of Sergeant Ernest Bound, Garden Village, and Private W. G. Chugg, B"rickyard-road, was- held at London House, when the Fev. n. L. Daniel p.idpd. Th? torm?r. wb? is connected with the 8th Bartation E&-?t Jja?cs.. is home for a short lœve, and had ??rt ?ve m?!tths? activ(- service, whilo tnc I latter is a time-expired man. Called up at the outbreak of hostiLiti?s as a re- of tlt*- 1st lX'vo. he was fwico ?otmd'??. <'n?haliot th? local in- hatiititBiB. Miss H. Grey handed hoth heroes siiitably inscribed _Bih, and each in turn responde<L Tbe remainder of the pi?srra?niDf foroist? d of an inter- ''haYt? '? ]nO"y an? c?)?E'YM;e, Miesfs 131odwon ]?avi<? and May Nicholas giving '&picn<ii<! r€<;itati?t?, and 6<?<M being rcm- I dcr?t by M-:?a3T?. J. Ntch?as. W. 5 Llewellyn, and W. Jenkins. Miss A. Rowlands accompanied. The speakers wftre the chairman. Hov. E. J. Hughes, Mre. G. L. Thomas, M.A., T. Williams, Lbvyn Owen. W. John, T. Thomas and I T. Andrews.
GOWERTON. I On Sunday and Monday anniversary services in connection with the Bethel Calvinistic Methodi-st Cliurch were held, wbroi, the pulpit was occupied by the Rev. W. E. PryfSierch, Swansea. On Monday .afternoon the Bishop of St. Da-vid's visited St. Join's Cburch. (lower- ton. and administered the rite of confirma- tion to 50 candidates. In spite of the in. cleiz.cnt weather, there was very large I oore.\Otion,' and the Biahop delivered a pov ertui address. TIio funRr?l of Mr. Joseph Thomas, late ?Bdlord of the Gower 1m), Gowex- ton, took place on T?UBsday. and was ?laxgely attended. R?- J. C. Lloyd, Three Cro<-<M)S, oS.cMt?l at th? bouse and ,g'raY-1 side. Among the wreaths was one from the chairman, officials and members of tho Gowerton Parish Council, of which the I deceased was a member.
GOWER. Fight more wounded soidiers arrived in I Swansea at four o'clock on Saturday after- n-oon. and were subsequently conveyed to the Red Croes Hospital at Horton, Gower. An enjoyable concert Nrtg held at Pen- rice Castle, Gower, which hat; been placed at the disposal of several wounded A capital programuie p.De :iire<igh, the ) 'artistes including Jlrs. Jack Brader. Swan- sea, Mr. T. I). Jones, Mr. Reps Williams (baritone). T. Williams (tenor), and the Brothers James, Llanrhidian. The artistes acquitted themselves in a highly meri- torious manner, and were loudly ap- plauded. -0 '•
GENDROS. I The funeral of tho late Mr. John Davies (aged 3ti), Roberts-row. (Jendros, took place at St. Peter's, Cockett. The Rev. J. W. Jones, Vic-ar, and Rev. I. J. Lewis, curate, officiated, while memoon of the Oddfellows acted as bearers. The chief mourners were: Mrs. Davies (widow), Mary Lizzie, Annie OI wen, and David (children), Mr. David Davies (father), Mrs. J. James (sister) and Air. Tarrws, M. Davies (sister) and -All-. Davies, Mrs. Humphreys (aunt), Mr. G. Ponsfon1 (lather-in-law), Mr. D. Ponsford (brother- in-law), Miss S. Jones (aunt). Messrs. H. Jones, II. Thomas, R. Clement (uncles), Mrs. Clement, Mrs. McBride, Mrs. Wil- liams (aunts), and numerous other rela- tivt's. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. D. G. Hopkins.
I GORSEINON. The workmen of the finishing depart- ment of the Old Works. Gorseinon, have presented the parents of the late Pte. D. P. Protheroe, tith Welsh, with his photo enlarged and framed as a recogn!- tion of the services rendered to his King and country. Pte. Prother??e fell in battle <m August 20th "somewhere in France." Corporal M'ervyn Jones, of the 6th Welsh, who has been on active service for over twelve months, is now home at En- field House, Park-road, Gorseinon, 011 a few days5 leave. His father, the late Mr. James Jones, was an enthusiastic Volun- teer and Territorial, held the rank of colonr-sefgeant, and during the South African campaign, acterl as drill in- stmotor to the G and .H Companies of the 3rd has another son, Corporal Ben Jones, in the 6th Welsh, who is also on active servce. The Rhyd-y-Mardy Lodge of Oddfellows, Gorseinon, have presented to the widow and children of the late Bro. John Wil- liams an emblem of the Order, with photo inset, as a mark of esteem for services rendered. It will be remembered that de- ceased met his death at the Bryngwyn Works through an accident some time ago. The death has been announced of the Rev. William Headley, M.A., Vicar of Llanfvhangel Creyddlyn, Cardiganshire, at the age of will be well remembered as a former curate of Gors- einon. It can be safely said that he en- deared himself to all classes, and Non- conformists as well as local churehpeople bear testimony to the good work done by him over a period of 13 or 11 years in this localtiy.
KIDWELLY. It lvw bn (lecidrd to hold a sale hv public; auction on the Wednesday before Christmas Day. in aid of the Red Cross Society. The Mayor is at the head of the movement, and Mr. W. n, James has kindly offered lii,, services as auc- tioneer. It is hoped that; Ferryside will join Kidwelly in this effort. liC-oal bov. at the front are to receive parcels containing garments, bought with money raised by socials at the various local churches. -c»»
LLANSADWRN. I I he wedding took ph'/xi on Tuesday at Gosen C.M. Chapel, Ltangadock, of Mr. Isaac Gomer Davies, Penyfan, Lian- sadwrn, an3 Miss 15eck Morgan. The bride, who was charmingly attiwd in a navy blue costume with a J\at to match, was given a way by her father, whilst her sister. Miss Mary Morgan, acted as bridesmaid, and Mr. John Davies, Rhosllwyd, Talley, discharged the duties of host man. 'The liev. W. Llewellyn Davies (pastor) officiated.
LLANDOVERY. I Privates D. P. Evans, Fraaik Frost, and Tom Jones have been on eliort furlough at their homes in Llandovery before pro- ceeding on active service. Although he resigned his position as governor some years ago, Lt.-General Sir James Hills-Johncs, V.C., G.C.B., Dolau- cothy, despite his advanced age, makes it a point to attend and travel from' Caio to the annual prize distribution at the Llandovery Cc-unsty School. He was pre- sent, and one of the most enthusiastic in the audience on. Monday evening. The fortnightly meeting of the Llan- dovery Board of Guardians was held on Friday, under the presidency of Mr. Dd, Davies, Rhyblid. It was decided to sup- port a resolution of the Fareham TJnion, having for its object the granting of out- door relief to okl age lwnflopore on ac- count of the increased cost of living with- out disqualifying their right to the pen- sion. Jt was reeolved that the inmates be given a Christmas dinner of gease and plum pudding, and that the adults, in addition, be granted tea and tobacco, and the children sweets and fruit. Additional relief will also be granted outdoor paupers in Christmas week. It was decided. on the suggestion of Mr. Richard Thomas, to write -to the Joint Counties Asylum with reference to pauper patients from thy* union who could be transferred to this workhouse on probation. The 3ta-,ter reported that he had offered his per vices to' the military authorities, but he had not been accepted owing to the doctor certifying him as unfit. An interesting function took place at Salem Congregational Veetry on Thurs- day evening, when Councillor and Mrs. Wra. Joneti, Alma House, were iiiad e the recipients of a marble clock and a pair pf branze figures on the oocasion of jthet £ t marriage, in recognition of Mr. Jones' 1 faithful services as hon. treasurer to the church for the past fourteen years. The Rev. Joseph Ha.rry, J.P. (pastor) pro- sided. The presentation was made on bohalf of the subscribers by Mr. John Jones, Green Jjodge, the okle<?t deacon. Addresses and stanzas were, delivered by Mr. D. E. Jones, Water-street (j%eit Myfr) and Mr. Lloyd Williams, whilst a solo was contributed by Mr. J. Cole Jones.
I LLANDILO. All the eligible employes at Llandilo Station have now enlisted. The following joined this week Shunter C. Baldwin, Ticket Collector D. B. Richards, Parcel Porter J. Thomas, Platform Porter G. Bowen, Clerk V. Duff us, Pumper J. Williams. Councillor D. Pritchard Davies, Llan- dilo, has just received a cable from South Africa that his daughter, Mrs. D. M. EYan, and his son. Mr Alcwvn T. Davies, who have been twelve years in that country, and recently spent a holiday at Llandilo, have completed the journey home to Johannesburg in safety. At the Llandilo Police Court, before Mr L. N. Powell and Mr. John Picton, Eliza- beth Hopkin was charged with stealing a turkey, value 1.5s., between the 24th and 25th ult., the property of Mr. Evan Roes, Cilsane. Prosecutor said that he employed (lefendant occasionally. She lived about a hundred yards from his farm. He misseol the tirlcy from amongst a number of I others. The defendant was sent to prison for three months.
I LLANDEBIE. A cordial public reception was given on Tuesday night at the National Schools to Gunner M. Guerin, R.F.A.. Pte. Garfield Evans, 4th Welsh, and Lance-corporal Archie Dallen, 8th R. W Fusi liers, on their retu rn from active service. The conoert was held under the auspices of the reception committee, the secretarial work being accomplished by Mr. W. T. Morgan and the Rev. J. L. Thomas. The Vicar (Rev. D. W. Thomas, M.A.) aldy presided over the proceedings, and also handed over gifts to the heroes of the evening. There were sjieeches by Mr. R. Matthews and the Rev. J. Crwys Evans, and solos were given by Mr. Tom Lewis, Madame Haines and Mr. Jonn Bevnon. An octette, consisting of Mr. D. Mor- gans and friends, sang Seren Bethle- hem," and a oorty also under the leader- ship of Mr. Morgans, gave a rendition of the -M,arscillaife." Miss Maud Evans (Llanferch) recited "Charge of the Light Brigade." Other soldiers home on leave are Pte. Tom Harries Lewis, R.A.M.C., who is a B.A., and Pte. W. J. Davies, 2/ltli Welsh. Mr. Morgan R. Thomas presided over an interesting cwrdd adloniadol given by the members of the Sion Sunday School, songs, recitations, etc., being con- trihuted mainly by the juveniles. The sum of been contributed out of the funds of the old literary and de- j bating society towards the Soldiers' Re- ception Committee, which is showing commendable activity in organising con- certs to welcome local soldiers on their h?mecomiug. ) ♦
I MUMBLES. A "smoker" and pre?&ntation concert wa? held on Saturday at the Park Inn. Mumbl&" when Sergeant W. Dixon, who had been a member of the Mumbles pla- toon of the Volunteer Tra.ÜÜng corps, was presented with a wrist watch, suitably inscribed by the oiScere and ,C.U.'s of the local platoons. Sergt. Dixon, who has joined the King's Royal Rifles, suitably reqiponded. During the evening speeches and eongs were given On Friday an excellent concert was held at the Mumbles Red t 'ross Hospital. The programme wa. organised hy Miss Ada Francis, and the entertainment was of a high-class character, Miss D. Rust gave a capital f-ong and had to respond to an encore, Mi.-» Squires rendered "When the boys come. home," the lUBJl jn khaki heartily joining in the chorus. Solos were also rendered by Miss Bullock, Miss Clarke, Private Lewis, Private Clarke and Mr. D. W. Lloyd. A recitation was given by Mr. J. H. Libby and the Euphonium solo by Private Walters. The smokes" were provided by Mr. J. Ivor Evans solicitor), Swansea. The chair was taken by Mr. J. Evan Rowlands. by -Nfr. J. Evaii P?owlen(is.
PENYGROES. I Mr. D. hinwaring (Oaledfryn) captured the prize offfled è1 t Peniel Eisteddfod for the best verses on Y Milwr." A baptismal service was held at Cal- f2.ria Church, Penygroes, on Monday evening, when the Rev. Moelfryn Morgan, Bettws, who has left the Congregational denomination for the Apostolic Faith Church, was baptised.
PEMBREY. I On Sunday and Monday ?'enin? tho anniversary services of Bethd Wel:? Methodi8t C'ha}?? Pcmbrpy, were JwH. The sp??.ial preacher was tbc J?f?'. Lemuel Jone? Goppa, Pontardulais, r['j,e) choir sang spl?nditHy. und(r the lead?r- ship of Mr. Tom Williams, and Mi.? Gwladys Davios presided at the organ The orchestra, compqeed of members of Bethel Church, played well. ————— —————
THREE CROSSES. On Saturday evening a concert was held at the Three Crosses Congregational Church, the proceeds of which w eT-e. h?i,p,f i (- d ovfw- to handed over to Mr. I). Evans (Eos JihvdaiiU. é\6 a &m»U recognition of the services he has rendered to the church. The concert was presided over by Mr. E. Evans, M.E., Killun. The artistes were Madame John Thomas, Llanelly; Madame Ivor Davies, Three Crosses; Mr. J. Thomas, Dunvant; and Mr. J. Richards, Goverton; the accompanist being :1t.I. L Davies, Three Crosses.
YSTRADGrYNLAIS. On Wednesday morning, John Buck- land, about J5 years of age, of Williams- teirace, Ystradgyiilais, was run over by a journey of trams at Yfctradfawr Colliery; U, received eerious injuries to one of hil j legs. [District Nelve continued 0111 next raw,!
AMMANFORD. Tho annual Bettws I'air was held on Mdtnrjay a ad Tuesday. In these modern daje this event has lost much of its glory. However, there was a goodly .supply of i a £ tle and pig*, and touti^ru'.tury ousiness was done. 4 a source of attraction for the young ,it .the town on a Sunday night after ser- vice at the respective plates of worship, the Y.M.C.A. Home Circle holds sway, and undoubtedly much good work is being accomplished at these religious meetings. Tire large lecture hail wns packed early last Sunday night, and scores failed to obtain admittance. The chair was filled by" Mr. D. E. Harries. Solos were ren- 'ered by Mr. Saui Jenkins (Y.M.C.A. -etjtetary), Miss Blodweu Lewis. and Miss L. 'M. Thomasj and Mr. John Williams a recitation. There was a striking address by Mr. Gwilnn Williams. Old College School, Carmarthen, who i-pferi-ed in 'high terms to the beneficent work of the Y.M.C.A. in the military camps. The pianists were Misses Olwen Plilllipf5 and Hannah Jones. The Allman Valley School Managers have acceded to the suggestion ox the Head Teachers' Association to grant Christmas holiday* tor all the schools from J3eeemi>er 23rd to January ?rd, HilI), inclusive. There is it of the usual-fortnight's holiday, but this will be made up by granting the full week at Whitsuntide. A large congregation at the All SaiiitiF., Charch. Ainmantord, on Wednesday night enjoyed a rare musical treat in tic* form if an organ recital given by Mr. E- T. \Davies, I'.H.Mertliyr Ty-dtil: ahly at-sisted by Madame Bessie Morris, the wsll-known Ammauford vocalist Sir Hemy J one*, the eminent Welsh ,;ch-olar, addressed a recruiting meeting at Ammanford on Thursday night. Aid. W. N\ Jones presided. At the close a topical adaptation of Bechgyn < ynim was Hung. with great effect by Madame Kate Mors\ui-WiHiam.s. vrife of Aid. W. J. Wil- iiams, Prynammaa Two young children of Pte. Dall V-oriar-ty, and Mrs. Moriartry, of Field- street, Ammanford, were knocked down by a motor car owned and driven by Mr. Wy re wood Rees, Coitions' Arms, Saron. in High-stret! on to'aturda-y. It appears that the two little mites were following a < art, and, not noticing the" approach of the motor car. ran across the* road. Mr. Rees made a great effort to steer clear of them, but he failed, and the two w."r;)- knok-ked down. Thev had to 1* medically attended, but the tnjufies which they sustained arb not or a eeriou* nature. Th-3 car was slightly damaged.; Tfheir father, Pte. Moriarty, has lx>eii wosuiited for the seeond time, and it Has be^n.found neces- sary to amputate his arm. The Ammanford -.Cymrodorion, listened- with relish on -Friday nipbt -to row/fangs from Daniel Owen. the Welsh novelist, hy; the Rev. Penar Griffiths. Pontre EstylL Swansea. He touched npon the principal characters with singular ability. Rev. E. J. P-osser Evans presided, and a cordial vote of thanks to-the lectorer was carried, on the motion of the Rev. W. Richards, Hrynffin, seconded by the Rev. D: Tegfan Da vies. The death has taken place of Mr. Ed- ward Evans, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Evans, Wind-street, after a brief illness from the effects of blood poisoning at the age of 27 y\,)ar, of a genial dis- position, deceased was a very popular I young man. and will be sadly missed by his many friends. Mr. Thomas Pritchard. of Yillier's- rQad. pa-sed away at the age of -i? y('a. I?cet??d. who hailed from North Wales, had resided in the town for some years, and took a prominent part in the cause at the Bethany "C.M. CThurch. Ho had recently sustained an accident at the Ammanford Colliery, and an inquest will be held. .The funera l took place on Tuesday afternoon of the late Mr. Dd. Hughes, \Vernol«u-road, the place of interment being the Ebenezer burial ground. De- ceased, who was 61 years of age, had been in poor health for some little lime, but latterly he hegan to show signs of re- covery when a severe attack of his old malady, asthma, set in, to which he s-tfrcumhcd.
BRYNAMMAN. there was an erthtwiastio crowd at the Upper Council Schools on the occasion of a send-off held in appreciation of the Brynamman Seaforth Highlanders Ptffl. Rufus Griffiths, Evan Llewelyn, Morgan Morgans, and Vivian Morgan. The last- named soldier has just pad the Welsh matriculation examination. Mr. Jenkin Jones occupied the chair, and Mr. Arthur Williams accompanied the singers who took part. Speeches were also delivered A collection was mado for the lads of the highlands
BONYMAEN. A baptismal service was held at Adulam Baptist Chapel, Bonymaen, on Sunday evening. The Rev. J. 1). Harries preached a powerful sermon on the subject. There were eeven candidates-five males and two females. Pte. Wm. Loj-sh6n, R.A.M.C., has just returned home from a few days' rest, he having been under an operation at the Exeter Hospital after being out at the Dardanelles.
BYNEA. A foreman blacksmith, named Thomas Thomas, ot 10, William-street, Br.vnna. with two of his assistants, was being hronght up the up-ea^t shaft at South Bhondda Colliery on Friday afternoon, and when the cage reached the top Thomas jumped out, but, missing hif, footing, fell down the hart. a distance of SA yard. lie, was killed instantaneously.
) CWMAMMAN. Before a.JHvcoi'p C?H't at. Ammanford on Monday, -lames Dou?hion and D?Di? Do lighten, twc brothers, of .Jnf'f)rrae, Glansiniman, w?rp 'b:<g?ed hy P.S. K.iciiards with th? ,i pt n) two black iron sheets and t?tTc? sleepers, "alne 5s.. t.b? property of the Ih'ffryu Ammtm Colliery. Tbr? oN'Mtc? was Hdnmted, and it was stated that the youthful deiendanLs had constructed a tol lhouse in the gftrden with 'he stolen jaarterial. They were bori nd over in the sum of £ .i to be of good behaviour for six months, the father to pay tlve costs.
J CARMARTHEN. Agriouitural Fxiierijiionts and Food Production" was tho subject of an ad- dress given by Mr. W. Hopkins-Jones, organiser few- agricultural education., Rhyl, before the CaniiarthenKhjie (*hamber of Agric-ultur-D at Carniiuiiien on WTednos- tia.v. Mr. pre-sided. Tre Carmai-tberwiiire Branch of the South Wales Nursing Association, which met at Carmarthen on Saturday (Mrs. Gwynne Hughes. Tregevb, presiding), de- cided to suppor#Lady Bute's scheme for tli<vra.i«ing of an endowment ot £ 5,000 for nursing purposes. The Rev. A. Fuller Milk moved the resolution, and Mr. W. N. Jones, Ammairford, who-seconded, said he was strongly of opinion that the time had arrived when the training of village nurses should he supported out of the rates, ana that the county councils should he approached in the mafterr. The sum of wac: subscribed for the+scheme at the meeting. Th; opening lecture of the sessio/i at the C'a.rysjthNi Oymjrodorion Society was de- livered on Friday evening, when the itev. J. LI Thomas, Viw.r of AberjyerjnTm, dealt with thedifs and work of Thomas Ste-phens. I of Merihyr, the Weisli literary critic and histwian. The cliair was occupied by the Bev. W. D.vEovlands, and a. vote of thanks was proposed by the Mayor (Mr. John LjsLcondcd by Mr. Henry Howell, J.P., and supported \bv the Rev. Griffith Thomas. A meeting orltlie execntrve committee of the West Carmarthenshire Parliamentary Becruihiiix Committee Waf; held at Car- marthen. Mr. D. W. Drummond pre- l6iding. The following were appointed to comprise q rrui-tiI)g o?ieer?? advisory committee, vix: Messrs. D. W. Drum- rnond. D. E. Stenhsens-Davies (Traws- mawrL Dd. Evans (Whit-land), J110. Lloyd (P^ny.baiik). awl D. F. Davies .(Gwernllwyii, CroM: Han). Mr. D. W. Drummond. Mr. Alfred Stoplwns (Kid- wdJy). Chlonel Att(H&hanI), Major Dowdeswell aTvd Colonel Newland (HenLian), hogetlier with the joint secre- taries (Metssrte. S. fl\idor ITant-s-ard W. J. Wailis-Jones) Avere appoin «'d travelling ir 6-pet torn for the division under Lord Succeed il sjjlee. promoted in aid of the Cariuartitenshire Rod Crt Society were held at Carmartlien on Saturday. The Assembly RooHw and the iyy Bush sale- r roon? wp>re Literally packe<t with a huge ancortment of farm produce, furniture and gifts, sent, by the farmers, tradesmen and I' members of the general puMi<- in response ? an appæl. There wore no leas than ?) Ions of ?tatoef.. several tons of butr, and some hundnedR-of couples of turkeys, I' ducks, fowls, amongst :Jx goock ci!ered. Macy of the articles were ooM &H'ral times over, and good prices were received. The auctioneers at the Assem- bly Rooms were Messrs. J. Howell Thoaias and Son, and Lloyd and Thomas, and at th" Ivy Hut-h Saleroom 1 ho ^le was (?u-j dnct? bv Mea&r;=. ?hu Francis and Son and Mr. T. Bevan Arthur. Mr. W. V. Howell Thomas, St. Mary's Auction Mart, acted as hon. secretary.
I. GODRE' RG R AIG. I Private Teddy Bovau, son of Mrs. Breeze, I Yniovgeinon Oottage, Codmrgraig, haq been invalided home from France. Private Bcvan is in the Welsh Guards, and took part in the fighting at Loos exnd Hill 70. He is one of the best stiot43 in the battalion, and has been placed in the snipero' sec- tion." Bevan frequently played "goal" for Ystalyfera Soccer Team, and assisted the eleven agiiinst Mond Nickel Works in the Swansea Cup Final three seasons ago.
I HENDY. "Hen Aelwyriydd Cymru ("Ancient Heart hs of Wales ") was the title of a. highly interesting lecture delivered at 11 endy Cyimodorion Society at Capel Newydd Hall an Wednesdav evening, by t.Jw Rev. J. E. Davies, M.A. (Rhudd- wawr), Llanelly. Mr. John Lewis, Wern- hwlI. presided over all excellent attend- ance, and the usual vot" oi thanks were moved by the Revg. Griffith Jones and R. W. Davies, Calfaria.
LLANFALLTEG. A presentation was recently made to Mr Rhys Evans, of Llantalltcg as an xpres- sion of sympathy with him in hi-s painful illness. The presentation, which took the form of a cheque for E.54, was made by Miss Walker, Tegfynydd. Speeches were also made by the rector, Mr. J. Thomas, B.A., and Messrs J. ScurheJd. J. Wil- liams, H. D. Morgan, and F. H. Evans. '————— ——'——
LANDORE. I The death took place on Saturday morning at her residence, 41, Trewyddfa- road, Landore, of Mrs. Mary Davios (Mari Dafydd) at the age of 75. The late Mrs. Dav ie.s, who has • been ailing for a short period, was one of the oldest members of Dinas Welsh Baptist Chapel, and took a keen interest in the weekly meetings and the Zenana Mission. She leaves three grown-up daughters, one of whom is in America. The funeral of Mr Jonah James, 41. Major-street, Manselton, for eighteen years a ticket-collector at Landore Sta- tion, took place at Cwmgelly Cemetery on Thursday. He was assistant secretary of the Landore Branch of the National Union of Railwaymen, and was also a member of the Swansea Division of the St. John Ambulance Society, and of the Rechabites. The officiating minister was the Rev. Mr. Evans.
PARKMILL. P.C. Parry, ?hc fo' the past two years hae boon stationed at Parkmill, bar, re- moved to Newton, \vh?r? he has charge of the Police Smtion in that viJlagp. This capable of&c?' ha5 made a bof't <?f friends during his ^tay at Parkmill, whose well wishes follow him and Mrs. I Parry to their new sphere of duty.
PONTARDULAIS. Russian Flag Day realised "3 1-28. The best hag3" were those of Mrs. D. Bowen Rees (chemist), Miss E. Gertie Lewie (the Farmers' Arms Hotel), and Mrs. M. Michael. Glanffrwd, Glynhir. Owing to a dislocation of machinery, work is suspended at the Cambria Tin- plate works this week, but it is hoped that everything will be going in full swing soon again. Mr. William Griffiths, Caercerrig-road, ba,,i* been appointed secretary of Siloh Congregational Chapel in succcteion to ex-Councillor Ben Matthews, who has left the district. Poiitardulais fair was held on Tuesday. The attendance was small, but a brink trade was done, especially in mil.ch. cows. Prices:—Milking cows, £ 20 to (de- mand greater than suppJy) beef, 15M. per score; pigs (storersi, 20s. to 28s.; pork, 16s. &d. per score. There was only » dragging trade in storl" catt le. A moat, eucsessful concert in aid of Dr. Barn ado's Homes was given at the Mechanics' Institute on Wednesday evening. Mr. Arthur E. Williams (Platsgwyn) presided, and was supported by Mies Amy Jones (war- den Y.ii.L.), Mrs. D. J. Davies iliivoh Bock), and MisE; 11. K. Davies (Gwcmfa). The fol- lowing artistes gave excellent service:— Misses M. A. Lewis, Blodwen I Jones, Emily Willistm» (Pencwar), Master Horace Thomas, I Messrs. J. Burry Morse, T. Hugh Jones, and" Percy Stocker (violinist). Mrs. R. Leyshon Davies, F.V.C.JL, accompanied with her usual ability. « There were great wenes.of enthusiasm at Pontardulajs on Monday night, for the liome-coraiag of Pte. WiUikm Rees Lewis, let Devon Regiment, who lives with his widowed mother at 11, Goppa-row. Lewis, who lias been in the war from September 1914, has escaped unhurt. He was met at the railway station, despite depressing climatic conditions, by the Poniard ulais Town Silver 13and (Mr. D. Hanney) con- ductor), and by hundreds of friende. He 1 y?a& c-axr ied should or high all the way Ixxiae owr a i'rwaa the r44way ,tabon. Pte. Lewis returns again tc the trenches in a few days. Prior tc joining the Devons, Pte. I a1 wis had served four years in the 6th Welsh.
I SWANSEA. Private Arthur David Hoskins. Royal Munster Fusiliers, who formerly resided at 3, Worn-terrace. Port Tennajst, Swan- sea, has been officially reported killed. At a meeting of the Swansea Juvenile Employment Committee on Friday, Aid. Morgan Tutiou was re-elected chairman, and Aid. G. H. Colwill vice-chairman for I the ensu-ing year. A concert which made a remarkable im- pression upon the hearers was that given at the Albert Hall, Swansea, on Sunday, by the blind musicians irom the National Institute for the Blind at London. The funeral of Mr. Harry Fisher, of 125, Norfolk-Street, Swansea,, husband of Mrs. Maud Fisher, and eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Fisher, of 9, Hill-terrace, took place at Cockett Cemetery on Tues- day afternoon. Mrs. E. Ford, 10, Hall-street, Swansea, has received a postcard from her son, Private T. Ford, tith South Lancashire Regiment, stating that he has been wounded at the Dardanelles, and is at present in hospital at Malta. A little incident illustrative of the bond of union existing between our Colonies and the Homeland lies in the fact that the Swansea Borough Police have just re* I ceived a Christmas and New Year Greet- ing-card from the aSoutli African Police, of Cape Town, o. 1. A District. The president of the United Methodist I Church was the preacher at the, anniver- sary services of the Oxford-street U.M. Church, Swansea, which commenced on Sunday. The Rev. J. B. Stedeford's ser- mons were chiefly notable for attradh-e. illuminating exposition, with here and thera much sound philosophy of life. A sad burning accident occured at Swan- sea on Fridya evening. It appears that 1/ettitia Thomas, the four-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, of 28, Croft-st., Swansea, was left alone in the kitchen, and by some means her clothes caught fire and she was seriously burned. She was immediately conveyed to the Swansea hospital, where she now lies in a precari- ous condition. Sergeant C. F. Frood, of the Rifle Brigade, before the outbreak of war one of the assistants of the magistrates' clerk (Mr. Jenkin Jones), while home on a week's leave looked in at the Swansea Police Court on Saturday. The Chairman (Mr. A. H. Thomas) expressed pleasure at seeing him, and several of the other magistrates shook hands with him and wished him God-speed. A wide circle of friends will regret to hear of the death on Thursday of Private William Henry Fisher (" Harry ''), of 125, Norfolk-street, Swansea. He) was long connected with St. Clark's Church, Waun- wen, Swansea, as a chorister, had inter- ested himself in the Church Missionary Society, and took a keen interest in foot- ball and cricket. Official news has been received by Mrs. Potts, Tempera nee Cottage, Treboeth, to the effect that her husband, Sapper C. Potts, 2nd Glam. A.rf., RE" has been accidentally wounded in the arm. He was brought to Horton Red Cross Hos- pital, Gower, Oil Monday. Prior to en- listment he was employed as a fitter at the Mannesman Tube Works. At a meeting of the Swansea and Dis- trict Licensed Victuallers on Monday, we learn that it was stated that the licensed houses in Swansea Borough pay duties amounting to a total of £11,16:) a year; that the total rates paid by the same licenses are ,1,¡;99; and the local com- pensation fund had since its inception reached the total of £ 18,822. An interesting meeting was held at Salem Ghapel-y-Cwm on .Iliurcdtv even- ing to recognise tho Kev. T. Yaughan Jones, Maesteg, as their minister. This is the second occasion a meeting of this; description has 1 >een held, although the church was founded ahont 130 years ago.1 The Rev. T. H. Thomas, Maesteg, and Rev. D. Picton E»an6, M.A., Morriston, pleacheil eloquent sermoivs. A most successful concert was hold at Sketty Wesley Schoolroom on Wednesday evening, when the programme was i arranged by the ScIJiers? and Naval Cmb. Captain Phillips (Brecons) was in the chair, and he was supported by Lieutenant E. Jones (Brecons) and Scoutmasters Arthur Howe and D. J. Stephens. There was a capital attendance, and the various items were thoroughly enjoyed, There was laid to rest on Saturday! morning, at the Ovstermouth Cemetery, a much respected Swansea lady, in the person of Mrs. Morlais Samuel, of 10, The Promenade. She was beloved by c\e-ryone who knew her, and will be sadly missed, and sincere sympathy is ex- tended to her husband and family—the koum being Mr. Jack Samuel (Messrs. Coward and Son) and Mr. E. Osborne Samuel, B.A.. of Cambridge. The funeral of the late Mr. J. M. Spring, of Be-rchwood-road, Brynmil!, son of th late Aid. W. 11. Spring (a former of tlio lat,,? AI(I. W. 11. ??p-?' ),,g (a for?net- on Thursday. The deceased was a Wor- shipful Master of the Orient, of France Lodge of Freemasons, and was a member of the Rugby Platoon of the V .T.C..The Rev. J. Griffiths (St Gabriel's) and Mr. 11 E. Thomas (Masonic chaplain) officiated, the service being Masonic. A lienefit concert in recognition of their work in connection with the church was accorded Mr. Tom Morris (conductor of .the choir), and Mr. W. J. Waters (organ-j ist), at Fabian's Bay Congregational Church, Swansea, en Thursday. There | was a good attendance, and Miss Haiyiah Williams, and Messrs. Joseph Jenkin?, Cw?n Evans, and Mr. C?unstou Jones, in coil junction with the Fabian's Bay Choir contributed to an excellent miscellaneous programme. William Connell, aged 56, of Charles- street, Greenhill, Swansea, employed at Vivian and Sons' Works, Hafod, was ad- mitted to the Swansea Hospital on Tues- day morning. It appears that Connell, who was working in the Sulphur and Cop- per Department, was tipping a barrel of sulphur into a dissolving tank, when the weight of the barrel presumably prilled him in. Ho was badly burnt about the body and log- and when admitted to the Hospital was in a serious condition. We regret to announce the death of Mrs. Wills, the wife of Mr. Stephen P. Wills, which took place at Keysham, near Bris- tol, on Thursday, after a. long illness. The deceased lady, who was a member of an old West Wiieti family, resided for many years at Swansea, where she took a promi- nent part in philanthropic work and pub- hc movements having for their object the elevation of the.masses. Tho greatest sym-1 pathy is extended at Swansea towards the bereaved husband and family. An anti-Conscription meeting under the M?piees of the Swansea Branch of the I.L.P. w&s hold at the Elysium, Swansea, on Sunday evening. Mr. Twomey, general secretary of the National Amalgamated Society of Dock Labourers, presided, and was supported by Mr. Robert Williams, general (secretary of tho Transport- Workers' Federation, Mr. David Wil- liams (ex-Mayor), and other local leaders of the party. Mr. W. C. Anderson, M.P., who had been announced to speak with Mr Robert Williams, was detained at Ply- mouth. Mrs. Isabella Brown, of 18, Brooklands- terrace. Swansea, who died on A. ug1ù't I 22nd last, wife of Mr. William Bjown, fuel merchant, 10ft osta? of th? grogs value of &?522 ISs. 3d., of yhh .£3'M11 1&5. 2d. is net personalty. P"I"t" of her will, dated 3rd May, 19" has b?n granted t.o her husband. Mrs. Brown left her estate upon trust for the benefit of her husband and children during the lifo of her husbajul, al on his death she left, her furniture to the use of her un- married daughters, and the ultimate re- sidue of her estate to all of her eiildrea in ft-na shares. Tho death took place at Swansea, on Monday, ef Mrs. Ann Meredith, mother of the Rev. Wm. Meredith, pastor of the Port Tennant Forward Movement Church. The deceased Jady, who was 82 years of age, had been &iling for some considerable time, but had boon seriou«ly ill for only ia little while, and her end came rather j suddenly. She had been a widow for I some eight years, and came to her son a.t Swansea from the Rhoiuida on the death of her husband. The late Mrs. Merect-itli was of a genial disposition, and prior to iher breakdown in health took an active interest in the work of the church. Much i rsympathy is f-JIlt for Mr. Meredith in his bet oavement. In union with the rest of the Catholic world, a Requiem Mass was offered at St. Dayid's Church, Swansea, on Sunday morning for those who have f allen in the war. Father W. D. Connolly (senior !<-tkrat,e.) was the celebrant, and the Miesa | pro De.funet.is (Gregorian plain chant) was intoned by the choir, under the direction of Mr. W. F. Hulley (organist and choirmaster). Father Connolly ex- plained that this was the first time the Pope had given permission for a solemn Requiem Mass to he celebrated on a Sun- day, and it showed the Holy Father's deep concern and sympathy at the sorrow and grief caused hy the war. The death has taken place at a private nursing institute at Swansea, of Mr. Geo. Hopkins, one of the best known and highly respected licensed victuallers in the town. Deceased, who was the son of the late Mr. David Hopkins, landlord of the Mexico Fountain Inn, Hafod, had occupied the Cuba Hotel, St. Thoniae, for the past nine years, and was a well- known local figure. Some two years ago he underwent an operation for some in- ternal ailment, and subsequently re- covered. For a while he enjoyed fairly good health, but a few weeks ago there was a recurrence of the old complaint, and last week he underwent another oper- ation at a private nursing institute, which was considered very satisfactory, but towards the end of last week there was a change for the worst, and not- withstanding the best of medical skill and attention, he passed peacefully away on Monday afternoon at the age of i6. Be leaves a widow and four children. Deceased's only brother, Mr. David Hopkin. is the landlord of the Mexico Fountain, Hafod. MANSELTON CONTRACTORS LOSSES The only business at Swansea Bank- ruptcy Court, on Friday wa^s the ad- journed examination of flarfy Rogers, builder and contractor, of Manselton, who had been ordered by the a'egistrar (Mr. Frank P. Charles) to fu.'Tiisb a correct cash and goods account at e an amended deficiency account. These were now produced. In reply to the • dJicial Receiver (Mr. Henry Rees) debtor said twelve months before the ."ceoivi n, order he had C700 stock in hand and £ 770 to his credit at the bank. All that mo-Ticy, was used in the business. His losses on oontracts were £ 695 lis. 6d., practically all on the Ystradgynlais contract. The examination was closed.
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VALE OF TOWY. I The death occurred, on Tuesd ay evening, of Mr. W. Williams, Tycoeh Farm, Talley, at the age of 81 years, after a short ill- ness. The deceased gentleman was well known throughout WeSt Wales, as he car- ried on an extensive business as an auc- tioneer and valuer for upward s of forty years, but owing to failing health he re- tired from business about twenty years aw). Tlp. was born in Rhydcymere, but since childhood had lived at Tycoch Farm, lie was the oldest deacon of Esgernant C.M. Chapel, having served for 40 year8 in that capa,city. The late pent] em an did not take an active interest in public life, but was exceedingly popular in the neigh, bourhood. The death occurred suddenly on Saturday of Mr. Daniel Evans. Greenmeadow Farm, Uansadwrn, at the of 81 years. He was a member of an old Llansadwrn family, and resided for many years at Greerv- meadow, where he took a prominent in- terest in all public movements. He was a retired agriculturalist and a bachelor. The funeral, which is public, takes place a;t 12.30 on Tuesday, when his remains will be conveyed by hearse to be interred at Waen- clyndaf Cemetery.
YSTALYFERA. Mr. Iorwerth Beynon Rees, of the staff of the. Ystalyfera branch of the London and Provinctal Bank, has been granted a com- mission in the Special Reserve of Officers. He is proceeding- shortly for training-, and will later be attached to the 7tli Bait. Boyal Welsh Fusiliers, now on active service. The Ystalyfera Chamber of Trade havg organised a "smoker" to be held at the New Swan Hotel next Thursday, the pro ceeds to form the nucleus of a "welootDot home fund" for wounded Ystalyfera sot- diers. The arrangements arc in the hands of Mr. W. IL Blalieway. secretary to th# Chamber. MOTOR CYCLE MISHAP. A eerJO-W accident happened to 1111.. Stephen Earl (or Gilfach Hnuæ). manager and part-proprietor of the Ystalyfera Tinpiate Works, on Tu^day. When motor-cycling to the works his machine came into collision with a motor r near the Bryncoch Bridge, with the rw suit that Mr. Earle was thrown to Lbe giound and sustained severe injurie8 tl hi-s rijrht arm. Dr. Lewis (Neath) and Nurse Parry (Bryncocb) were quickly on the spot, and under their care the unfortunate gentle- mall is progressing favourably. There war> a heavy fog at the time of the acci- dent. ——. < .—