A ft# STANFORD. I FoHo wing are results of the London Coliege of Music examination at Amman- .f,-).rd.-Prinyary section, Brinley PhiHi-p Rees, Elsie D. A. Harries (1st class); Thomas J. M. Thomas (pa*ss'i. Elementary seotion, Bertha Thomas and Blodwen Thomas (honours); Herbert Henry Da vies, May Llewelyn, Elwyn Roberts, Gwennie A. Thomas (1st class); Islwyn Bevam., Jennie Smith and Monica Smith (pass). Intermediate section, Mor- fudd Griffiths (lat class); Tom Ellis Howells, Eunice Thomas (pass). Advanced intermediate section, Muriel Skid mo-re and Glenville Jenkins (honours); Wynd- ham Jenkins (1st olae-B). Senior section, Reee Rec-3 (honours); Hannah Da vies (1st class) and May William* (pass). Advanced senior section, Jane Evans (honours), and Laliie Evans (1st clais). The black wart pablo disoose haif- broken out in a garden in PontamIDLill-road, and the authorities are taking immediate steps to isolate the "t. Portions of the dis- trict were badly affected by the disease last year. The fortieth complimentary concert to men on leave was held at Ebenezer, when ptto. Wm. Jones, Pcntwyn-road, who has served 20 months in France, received a gift from the church, a cheque from the town, reception fund, and the sum of R.3 f.rom the Bettws Reception Committee. The fir<rt: two presentations were made by Mr. David Williams, Bettws, and Mr. Wm. Fowler handed over the last gift. Mr. Thos. T.ewi- presided, and there wete polos by Miss Dilys Thomas, Miss Maggie Hopkins. Mr. Jonah Williams, Mr. Tom my Walters, Miss Louisa Davies, and Master Vincent Jones (brother of the gnest >. A duet was given by Messrs. Wil- liains and Walters, and Master Horatio Jenkins rendf-red a violin solo, there being alao recitations by Miss Alice May Boulton and Miss Dilys Thomas, Bettws. Rev. J. Griffiths, B.A., B.D., gave an addrejsa. On hi? return after eighteen months' service in France, Staff-sergt. Rees H. Bevan, Pantyffynnon. wa-s honoured at Bethany. Mr. Daniel James presided, and pres-entations were made to the guest. Vocal and instrumental items and bardic effusions were g iven. Sergt. Bevan was wounded at Suvla Bay, and later was aft- tached to the Pay Corps.
BURRYPORT. I At the inquest on the body of Mr. Richard Morris, of 36. Maneel-street, Burryport, one of the two young men drowned near the Burryport Pier on! Friday evening, Tiios. J. Thomas, pilot, said that at 0.0, p.m. on Friday he saw the deceased and! another man bathing on the west sidej of the pier. He knew that one of them could swim. In about ten minutes he; hear( a shout, and he ran and saw the two men struggling in the water about 40 yard ? away. They shrieked, and one sank immediately. He threw a line and life- buoy to the other, but it was too heavy to fling far enough, and in less than two minutes he also sank. The place was in his opinion a dangerous one in which to bathe. George Groom, a night watchman, who was in a boat that endeavoured to res- cue the men, said that it was very rough and the current very strong. The jury returned a verdict of acci- dental drowning. They also added a rider that notice boards should be fixed up calling attention to the fact that it was dangerous to bathe near the pier. Coroner: I will see that the Dock Com- pany and the Urban Council are in- Formed. I Yet another drowning tragedy was in- vestigated by Mr. W. W. Brodie at Burry- pert, on Tuesday, the victim in this casoe being the young chemist G. R. Jones, who wa-e drowned with a friend ramed Morris. on whose body an inquest was held on Monday. Mr. Jones. father, nnd travelled from Blaenau Ffeitiuioc to identify "be body. A verdict of accidental death by drown- ing was returned. The bodies of Messrs. Morris and Jones were taken in a motor to North Wales for burial on Tuesday. There were hundreds of people present when the sad cortege left; t.be Gwendraeth Hotel.
DUNVANT. On an allotment near the palish hall, a spraying demonstration was given by Councillor T. E. Roes.
FFORESTFACH. Miss Elizabeth Thomas. Kidwelly, re- cently occupied the pulpit at Cadle. There fCM large attendances.
GLANAMMAN. At the Gellyceidrim CoHieries on Wed- nesday morning, Mr. John Hopkins, tho R,) n of Mr. and Mrs. Evan Hopkins, Pantvffynon Farm, Glanamman, who lived at Hopkinstown, Ammanford, was killed by a heavy fall of stone while fol- lowing his occupation as a haulier. 113 was :i years of age, and leaves a widow and five children.
OW AUN-CAE-GURWEN. -At Taoernacle Chapel. Cwnigorse, a reception was accorded I'te. Enoch Davits te wingorse), Pte. Albert Thomas (Cwm- gorse!. and Pte. Fred Mitchell (Cae- aewydd), all on leave. The Rev. T. -11. Roderick presided. On behalf of the Sol- diers' Fund, Mr. Samuel Jenkins, J.P., presented the guests with cheques, and on behalf of the Ladies' Guild, Mrs. Johnny James with sums of money. Miss Maggie Williams wa.s the accompanist. The following contributed to the pro- gramme: Rosie Phillips. Dinah Hicks, Irene Austen, Myfanwv Davies, David Morris, Mayveril Jones, Rachel Davie?., Oswald Davies, John Morgan, Olwen Smith. Rooe Davies, John Evans, D. E. ￼ Mr. Jay Ho?vell?. Graig-road, and Mr. John WHHams, Taigwaith, have obtained mining scholar&hi.p? for the smmupr cMirse at the Swansea Technical College. Their instructor is Mr. J. H. Davies, M. E., G.G.S., Cwmgorse. The following local pupils have been suoc^sfful in obtaining scholarships for Y stalyfera and Pontardawe Schools: Mas- ter Ronald Evans for the former, and Master Cyril Jones, Sadie Thomas, Mal- dwyn Davies, amd Nellie Davies -"w the ￼ latter.
STEEDMAN I SOOTHING | POWDERS THE PICTURE OF HEAL TH ￼ ??? "? HER MOTHER SAYS ?? "I thought you mi ht like to sae my Tittle girl'3 photo ?he is just three years old. Since she was a baby of four months I have given her Steedman's Powdera, and I always Sound them not only cooling, but eleanssng and refreshing. used to give them on the same day each week, and if I happened to miss, she was cross and fretful. She cut all her teeth without my knowing, thanks to those priceless powders." Tottenham, 29ih. 19IS. THESE POWDERS CONTAIN EE j NO POISON. ?E —nwrmrfwiTi .jr.L ,?. i I a
GARNANT. I Sergt. Aneurin Rees, F.R.C.O., gave an organ recital at Xew Bethel Congrega- tional Chapel, assisted by the following:— Miss Jennie Evans. Miss Harriet Evans, Mr. W. T. Rees, Mr. Stephen Rogerson, and Mr. Willie Davies. Mr. Thomas I Thomas, Glallamman Schools, presided.
GORSEINON. I A reception meeting was held on Wed- nesday at Libanus to welcome home Pte. John Jones, Welsh Regiment, 011 leave. The following contributed to the pro- gramme: Madam Lizzie Lewis, Miss Getta Williams, Messrs. Reees Walters, Ben Jones, Walter Jones, John Al:awfryn Jones and W. Devonald. The Rev. Talfan Davies. on behalf of the church, presented Pte. Jones with a dressing-case. Ad- dresses were given by the HBY. D. M. Davies, Messrs. Edward Hughes and Dd. Williams. The accompanists were Miss Gwladvs Davies, R.A.M., A.G., Mrs. Gwladys Davies, R. A.M A. G Mrs. Gwladvs Williams, A.L.C.M., Miss Lilian May Davies, A.L.C.M., and Mr. J. T. an d Lvl r. J. T. Jones, who also gave a pianoforte solo. The Rev. Talfan Davies presided. Archie Campbell, collier, 17 years of age, residing at Mason's-road, Gor-einon, whilst riding a bicycle on Monday was run into by a motor-car belonging to Messrs. Harris Bros., Swansea. He was taken to the Swansea. Hospital, where he lies at present suffering from a sca.1p wound and a broken arm. An inquest was held by Mr. R. W. Beor at Gorseinon on Tuesday on the body of Morgan Morgan (79), no fixed abode, who expired on Sunday afternoon on Vic- toria-road, Gowerton. Evidence was given by Thos. Rowlands, James Gwynne, and Sergt. Apsee, and Dr. Jones, Gower- ton, attributed death to syncope following pneumonia. A verdict accordingly. On Tuesday evening a farewell concert was given to Pte. Edgar Evans, Welsh Regiment, who is returnirg to active ser- vice. The following contributed:—Madam Reynolds, J. Jones, Hee, Walters; Misses Annie J. Bees, and Gwyneth Collins; Messrs. F. Bridgewater, Eurwyn Davies, Miss Gwladvs Walters. The children sang finely under the baton of Mr. Wm. Evans. Mrs. John Griffith*, on behalf of tho Brotherhood, presented Pte. Evans with a sum of money. Miss Gwladvs Davies accompanied, whilst Mr. William Evans was cltairman. A military wedding was solemnised at St. Catherine's Chui'ch on Monday be- tween Miss Beatrice Bevan, Maylield, Alexandra-road, Gorseinon, and Gunner Arthur L. Stone, R.F.A., Devonport. The bride was given away by her father and accompanied by her two bridesmaids, Mioses Edith and Katie Bevan. Mr. W. Stone (brother of the bridegroom) was best man. The Rev. R. W. Jea.es, vicar, officiated. sac red concert was given at Ebenezer by the Choral Society-, under the batciYi of Mr. Dan Jones. Blest are the Departed and a quartette in memory of fallen heroes were rendered with much feeling. Miss Blodwen IJoyd, Mr. David llarrv. and Mr. T. D. Jones (organist) took part. Dr. Traft'ord Mitchell presided. Proceeds are in aid of Ebenezer Soldiers' and Sailors' Fund. At Xoddfa Anniversary Children's Ser- vice the following took part: Ivy Dyer, Ken Francis, Edna Irrancis, Freddie Davies, Boddoe Francis, Nauc-y Jones, Dilys Thomas, D T. Jones, Dilys Benfield, Prudence Davies, Miriam Aian Jones, l lorrie Francis, Harold Davies, M. J. Jones and F. Bridge water; Miss Nancy Jones and friends and 11i:s Martha Jones and friends- A mixed party under the baton of Mr. Beddoe Francis also contri- buted. The president was Mr. Dd. Afam Jones. The funeral of Mr William John Har- ris, Tyr Mynydd, Loughor Common, took place at Brynteg on Saturday. Fellow- workmen of the Mountain Colliery, where deceased met his death, acted as bearers. The Revs. D. Evans, Bridgend) and Wm. Morgan, Brynteg, assisted by Messrs. Benjamin Williams and Benjamin Wil- kins, officiated. Chief mourners were the wife and three children. The funeral of Mr. Thomas Davies, mason, took place at Brynteg. Deceased was for many years a deacon at Brynteg Congregational Chapel. The funeral was a large and impressive one. Chief mourners were Mr. and Mrs. Dd. Davies, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Davies, Mr. awl Mrs. Tom Davies (?ons and daughters-in-law), Mr. aud Mrs Theophilus Rees (son-in-law and daughter), together with a large circle of relatives. Officiating ministers were the Revs. Wm. loan, Brynteg, D. H. Thomas, Gorseinon, J. Stephens, Llan- elly, Daniel Jones, Grovesend, Elwyn Wil- liams, and H. Tbeams, Grovesend, and J. Williams, Ammanford. At an inquiry conducted by Mr. Beor at Gorseinon, on Friday, on the body of William John Harris, Loughor Common. Gorseinon, who was killed by a fall of coal witi 1st following his employment at the Mountain Colliery, the jury returned a verdict of Accdental death." An open-air concert was given at Dr. Mitchell's private park on Thursday even- ing by the Gorseinon Town Band and the Excelsior Glee Party, -assisted by local artistes, in aid of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Fund. Dr. Tranord Mitche!l pre- aided. There was a la.re attendance. Mr. D. Willliams conducted the band, whilst the Glee Party were under the baton of -1 f- r. Evan A meeting of the Gorseinon and Dis- trict English Free Church Council was held at Bethel Church. Gorseinon. the Rev. Geo. Lewis, B.A., residing. It was decided to postpone the matter of hold- ing an annual singing festival until next meeting. A long discussion took place with regard to raising the standard of the Sunday School work. Many of the. delegates were of the opinion that the present efficiency of the teaching staffs was far below what it should be, and this they attributed to lack of interest and methods in the preparatory classes. It was resolved that a meeting of all the teachers be called, and that Mr. Daniel Francis, headmaster Loughor Council Schools, address than on this subject. Those who took part in the discussion were the Rev. J. Brenni Davies, Rev. W. H. Taylor, Rev. A. E. Roberts, Messrs. Thomas Thomas and J. Davies (English Baotists), T.* Barrington (Bethel), J. Clarke (Tabernacle), the president (Rev. Geo. Lewis. B.A.), and the secretary (Mr W. R. Evans). A reception was held at Brynteg- Vestry on Thursday in honour of local sailors on ?riough. The Rev. Wm, Morgan (pastor) p9id,'c1 and presented the lads with gifts on behalf of the church and a fountain pen on behalf of the young people. Tea- tables were presided over by Mrs. James Evans, and the Misses Bronwen Hughes, Agnea Thomas, Rachel Penrv, S. J 011(". Hannah M. Looker, M. A. Looker and Dorothy Looker. A musical programme was also given by the following: Messrs. Rhys Thomas, W. T. Rees, Daniel Wil- liams. F. Bridgewater and Miss A. John. Accompanists were Messrs. T. J. Morgan | a.nd T. Haydn Thomas- j 7
LOUGHOR. I A lecture was given at Penuel by the Re-v. Capt. H. C. Mander, Swansea, on "A Chaplain's Work and Experiences in France." The rev. gentleman made an appeal for a £ 5 collection for the Medical Mission Fund, supported by Mr. Dennis, Swansea, the organising secretary. The chairman, Mr. Dd. Harry, consented to make up any deficiency.
LLANFIHANGEL. I Measrs. J. Davies and Co. offered for sale a.t the Cawdor Anus Hotel, Llandilo, on Saturday freehold fa rm and accommo- dation lands in the parish of LIa.nfihangel Aberbythich. Cathlawdwr Farm, 28a, was withdrawn at .£700. Four accommo- dation pasture and arable fileds of 8a, together with two pasture fields of 4a, wero withdrawn at tiOO. A pasture field, together with strip of land, 4a. was sold to Mr. Edward Lewis, Bronwydd, Llan- debic, for J295. Mr. Thomas Gkisbrook, solicitor, Swansea, acted on behalf of the vendor,
LLANDOVERY. I The Board of Guardians at their last meeting unanimously agreed to support a resolution asking for fishing access by the public to all rivers and lakes in view of the food shortage. The follotving soldiers on short leave from the front have been made the re- cipients of presentations, viz.: Corp. G. M. Jeffreys (son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Jeff- reys, Audley House), Pte. Victor Hand-ley (son of Mr. T. Handley, Rose Cottage, New-road), and Corp. James James (son of the late Mr. Dd. James a.nd Mrs. James. Castle-street). A large number of soldiers at the Llan- dovery Red Cross Hospital were enter- tained on Thursday at Velindre by Mr. and Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Rees. At the meeting of the Board of Guar- dians on Friday, a vote of condolence was pa?»ed with Mrs. Prytherch, Winder- mere. A. similar vote was carried at the meeting of the town council. The wounded soldiers at the Red Cross Hospital, were entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Rees, Velindre. The summer festival of the Mothers' Union was held, by permission of Mr. and Mrs. Bishop, at Cwmrythan. The special Litany was said at Uandingat Church, and a short address given by the Rev. Roland Allan. The offertory was for the Mary Summer Home."
LLANDDEUSAFdT. I The death has occurred of Mrs. Lewis, I wife of Mr. Owen Lewis, Nantj(#*ine, I Llanddeueant, a well known local farmer.
LLAMDILO. Sir Leonard Dunning, H.M. Inspector of Constabulary, has inspected the Llan- dilo Division. There were 20 constables on parade, under the command of Deputy- Chief Constable Evane. The inspector expressed himself as highly satisfied to the Deputy-Chief. At Bangor, degrees were conferred upon three Llandilo students, Miss Mary Wil- liams (Rhosmacn) and Mr. W. White Griffiths (Alan-road), both of whom re- ceived the B.A. degree, and Mr. John 0. Beynon (Towy-terrace), who received the rt Sc. degree. Secona-Jieut. Carey Morris, S.W.B., has arrived home from France. Seoond-lieut. Morris (son of Mr. Morris, painter, etc., E-hosmaen-street) is an artist, and three of his pictures were this year hung up at the Royal Academy. A presentation was made at the Public Hall by Mr. J. R. Evans, chairman of the L.D. Council, on behalf of the inhabi- tants to Lance-corp. Hughes, R. W.F., and N I. G C Laiick?- Pte. W. Buckingham, M.G.C. Lance- corp. Hughes was formerly a clerk at the CaDital and Counties Bank. He was pre- sented with a wallet. Pte.. Buckingham was employed with American Stores, as all assistant. He re- ceived a wristlet watch. Speeches were delivered by Messrs. W. Thomas, D. P. Davies, Rev. W. A. Jones, Sergt. Jenkins and others. A presentation was also held when the recipients wero Sergt W. J.-Morris, R.F.A. (son of Mr. Morris, stonecutter, Ffairfach) who received a wallet. Sergt. Morris was formerly a clerk with Mr. Shipley Lewis, Llaiulilo. He was slightly wounded, and is shortly going back again to France. Pte. W. Ambrose, R.A.M.C./of Maerdy- fach, Llandilo, received a wristlet watch. The wedding took place at Llandilo of Mr. Dl. Evans, Llandilo-road, Brynam- man, to Miss Caroline Louisa Collyer, New Plough Inn Llandilo. The Rev. W Davies, The Walk, pastor of Tabernacle and Capel Newydd Congre- gational Churches, consequent on his ill- ness, is taking the cure at Aberporth, Cardiganshire. The death has occurred of Mrs. Catb- j crine Lewis, Greenfield-place, wife of lr. Edward Lewis. A native of Llansawel, she had spent a considerable portion of her life at Llandilo, where she was greatly respected- Mr. Robert Matthews presided over a meeting of the Llandilo Rural Tribunal. TwentY-5eCen cases were dealt with. Ten were conditionally execpted, seven re- fused exemption, four adjourned, one was referred for re-examination, one was found to be over age, one exempted until a substitute is provided, two recom- mended to the Munitions Department, and one was not exempted, but is not to be called up for a period.
LLANDES-IE-. I After 42 years as headmaster of the Llandebie National Schools, Mr. Robert Matthews, J.P., was presented by old pupils and friends with a substantial sum of money. and Mrs. Matthews received a xnarbla clock. Mr. Griff Thomas (the oldest pupil) made the presentation, and Mrs. Thomas, Brooklands, handed over the gift to ll's. Matthews. The Vicar (Rev. D. W. Thomas, M.A) presided, and apoke appreciatively orf Mr. Matthews' life work at the schools, as also did Messrs. W. Bow en, W. Rees, J. Lewis., D. L. Thomas, Captain Jones, and Pte. David Jones (S.W.B.). Mr. Matthews has now retired from the headship, and devotes a great deal of his time to public work. The death has taken place at an ad- vanced age of Mrs. Roberts, wife of the Rev. T. Roberts, former vicar of Folin- foel. Felinfoel House, Llandebie. She had been in failing health for some time. Among the children left is Miss Roberta, headmistress of the Llandebie National Schools. Several sons are curates, and one is serving in France. The funeral of Mr Ditvid Evans, of Golden-terrace, an old inha.bitant, took lpl.t.c,e at the Parish Church, the Vicar officiating. The chief mourners were the widow, and Councillor and Mrs. Evan Morris ((-on-in-law and daughter). On Tuesday the death occurred of Mrs. j Allen, wife of Mr. Wm. Allen, Thomas- terrace, Llandebie. Deceased is a native of Kidderminster. There are three sons in the Army. The wedding was solemnised at the Parish Church (tho vicar, the Rev. D. W. Thomas, M.A.. oinMatin?) of Miss Lizzie Davies. Llandebie. and Mr. W. I ? ?, Davies. The bride was given away by Mr. John John (brother-in-law).
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LLANWRTVD WELLS. The death has occurred, at the age of 83 years, of' a widely-known farmer in the person of Mr. John Lewis. Errwbaily, Llanwrtyd Weils. Deceased passed away somewhat suddenly. He was the owner of Errwbaily and three other farms as well, viz., Coedevan, Escerdafydd, and Tre- folied, all of which he farmed himself, employing a good number of hands. In its early days he was a useful member of the Breconshire County Council He is survived by three sons, viz., Mr. T. J. Lewis, M.A. (0x311), a well-known member of the scholastic profession; District Councillor W. R. Lewis, Bronfelen, Cyn- ghordy, and Mr. Edwin Lewis, who con- ducted the farms jointly with his father. Deceased was a member of the Calvinistic Methodist Church at Llanwrtyd.
MANORDEILO. The death has occurred at the age o.f 51, of Mr. Henry Thomas, GLien Farm. De- ceased leaves a widow and one child. The funeral took place on Wednesday at Her- mon Cemetery.
MORRISTON, We regret to announce the death, which occurred on Monday at his residence, 13, Rock-terrace, Morriston, of Mr. John Row- lands, in his 78th year. The deceased gentleman was highly esteemed. He took an active interest in church matters and was for many years a deacon at Horeb, having previously been a deacon at Hen- rietta Chapel, Swansea. He leaves two daughters—Mrs. D. M. Davies, Rock-ter- race, and Mrs. Dd. Harris (Guardian), and two sons, Mr. J. Evan Rowlands, solicitor, Swansea, and Mr. Timothy Rowlands. Tho funeral takes place on Thursday at 4 p.m. for Horeb. ODDFELLOWSHIP. At the A.M.C. of the Wales Unity of Oddfellows, held at Morriston on Satur- day (Grand Master Bro. Wm. Jeffreys presiding), Bro. T. D. Jones (gen. secre- tary) reiterated the resolution previously adopted that the G.M. and D.G.M. remain in during the continuation of the war. Bros. R. Hughes (Morriston), J. H. N. Jones (Merthyr) and Watkin Williams (Glyn-Neath) were added to the directo- rate, whilst Bro. D. R. Owen (Glan-. garnant) was appointed auditor. After the usual business, General Secre- tary Bro. T. D. Jones (who resigned in April) was the recipient of a gold watch (inscribed) and a gold chain. The Grand Master (Bro. P. Humphries) spoke of thp excellent way in which he had carried out his duties for many years, whilst Bro. John Evans presented the watch and Bro. P. Isaac presented the chain. The recipient suitably responded. The meeting terminated with the usual votes of thanks.
MUMBLES. The wedding was celebrated on Mon- day at Oystennouth Church of Miss C Hopkins (daughter of Mrs. Evans, 5, ClaremcAit Villas, Mumbles, and step- daughter of ex-Alderman William Evans), and Mr. Hubert Walter Harris (second son of Mr. J. T. Harris, of Cambrian Dry Dock), Cilrhedyn, Sketty). The bride, who was given away by her step- father, looked charming in a smock of crepe-de-chene, laced with silver cord over « skirt of white taffetas. The brides- maids were Miss Kathleen Harris (sister of the bridegroom) and Miss Clara James, both of whom wore frocks of crepe-de-chene. The best man was Mr Clifford Harris (brother of the bride- groom), and the officiating clergyman the Rev. Harold S. Williams. After the eeremony a wedding march was played on the organ by Mr. J. W. Watson, F.R.C.O. THE FORESHORE. The monthly meeting of the Mumbles Council was held on Tuesday, Councillor C. Russell Peacock presiding, when the following minute was adopted:— That the chairman of tho Council, to- gether with Mr. J. C. Evans and the clerk, he deputed to approach Messrs. G. and J. Tucker ami ascertain the terms upon which thsy will dispose of their in- terest and foreshore rights at Langland Bay."
POP-ITARDULAIS. Excellent potato crops are reported from the Gtaig Merthyr allotments, which have been sprayed. The death has taken place with painful suddenness of Mrs. Bowen, wife of Mr. Daniel Bowon, Coed Bach. She was 61 years of age, and leaves a grown-up family. Local women are employed, instead of men, as formerly, in sweeping county roads for the tar-spraying process. Mr. R. Leysbon Davies, headmaster of Kingsbridge Council Schools has been ap- pointed organist of Goppa Chapel in the place of Mr. J. W. Thomas, who has re- signed on account of ill-health. The committee of the Town Silver Band are about; to appoint a regent conductor. The local Volunteers were drilled by Capt. Poole (Sketty) over the week-end. Lieut. D. J. Davies, M.E., is taking up an officer's course at Oswestry. Miss Morwen Davies, daughter of Lieut. Davies and Mrs. Dalies (Birch Rock Vill3i has won an opeiv scholarship at Howells' School, Llandaff. She was trained at the Pontardulais Girls*' Council School (head- mistress, Miss K. James). The benefit concert organised by Messrs. Fred Palfrey and T. H. Parker, of the Welsh Artisans' Dim on, in aid of Mr. David Williams,1 realised .£35. Tar-spraying operations have been com- menced on the County-road. What about the state of the pavement? A few cases of potato disease are re- ported in the district. Corp. W. A. Rya'J, S.W.B., &on of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ryali, Williams-street, and Q.M.S. Fred 0. Morgan, Welsh Regt., (Jwm Meillion, Glanyrafon-road, are now home on leave. The latter has been for some time lying in-a French hospital, and the former, who has lost the use of his right eye and received other serious in- juries, has made wonderful progress. Misa Lydia Davies. the talented yrmnff daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Davies. Wern-terrace, hM passed the junior exam, of Trinity College of Music. London, with honours. LOCAL EISTEDDFOD. An eisteddfod was, held at Trinity on Saturday. Officials: President, Mr W Jen- kyn Jones ("Ery(i"); adjudicatoi-s-milsic,, Mr. Rees Jones, G.T.S.O.. Tycroes; recita- tions Mr. Hugh Jones. Pontardulais; ac- companist. Mr. T. Haydn Thomas, Caxton liouee; bon. see. Mr. William Griffiths. Ardwyn. Awards:—Chief choral. Velindre (Mr. W. Lewis Jones); octette, prize withheld; cham- pion solo. Miss Edith Williams Tircerrig; soprano. Miss Edith Williams: bas.5. Mr. Evap Llewellyn, Velindre; tenor. Mr Llew- elyn Evans Llangennech. Solo (any wind instrument): 1 CT Mitchell. Poi-thcawl; 2. G. Williams. Waunarlwydd. Novice solo- Miss Millicent Jones, Goppa. Any Welsh air: Arianwen JJewi Llangennech. Solo (hoys under 14): David Evans Salem. Solo (girls under 14): 1. Morfudd Williams. Tir- cerrig; 2. Bessie Haeedorn, Loughor. Solo (boy or girl): 1, Iris Davies. Pontardulais: 2, Besaie Hagedorn. Pianoforte solo (senior): 1. Joseph Victor Davies Pontar- dnlai; 2. Dorothy Walters, Pontardulais. Pianoforte solo (junior) 1, Willie Glyndwr Phillips. Pontardulais; 2. Dorothy Walters. Open champion recitation: Miss Maude Jsvans, Liandebie. and Mr. Philip Jenkins, Pontardulais (divided). Ditto (under IS). Miss Eva Davies. Tynybonau. Ditto (under 14): Gwyneth Collins Garnswllt; 2, May Davie; King' Cross Ditto (tinder 10): 3. R. J. E. Roberts. Pontardulais; 2. Morfudd Uocer>t3. j
t^O^TRH YDYFEN. At a gathering of allotment holders at Jerusalem Vestry on Tuesday (Councillor Jenkins presiding), an instructive ad- dress was given by Mr. W. II. Taylor, M?crctary to the Neath Allotment and Cottage Garden Society? in which he dealt with the benefits of co-operation, potato spraying, the establishment of a local association, and the development of the Land Cultivation Order. At the >onclu- aion it was resolved to form an associa- tion, and to affiliate to the Agricultural Organisation Society.
PONTARDAWE. An excellent concert was provided for the wounded soldiers at'Glanrhyd, Pont- ardawe, on Saturday v evening, by the Pantteg Glee Singers (under the leader- ship ot Mr. Jos. Jonathan, Ystalyfera). The programme had been" arranged by Col. Gough. The following artistes took part:—Misses E. A. Joshua, M. J. Francis, and Gwladys Davies; Messrs. Richard Williams, W. T. Davies. and George Kendrick. The tit-bit" of the even- ing was the trio by Mr. Jos. Jonathan and friends. Mr. Glyn Williams was the accompanist. The Vicar of Pontardawe proposed a vote of thanks to Col. Gough.
| PEMBREY. PEMBREV. At the monthly meeting of the Pem- brey School Managers it was mentioned that be committee approved of the re- commendations re the asphalting of the playground at Pembrey. An additional teacher has been appointed at Pinged School, and Miss Maggie Vaughan was appointed teacher at tho Burryport Boys' School. The quarterly meeting of Tabernacle Sunday School was held on Sunday. Miss Groom was at the organ, and the sing- ing was under the leadership of Mr. Dù. John.
SWANSEA. Sir John Llewelyn, Bart., presided over the annual meeting of the local branch of tho N.S.P.C.C., held at the Free-Library, Swansea on Tuesday. At a meeting of allotment holders held at the Uplands Hotel, Swansea, on Mon- day evening, Mr. H. Yarnell presiding, it was decided to hold a flower and vege- table show in Brynmill Park about the middle of August. Mr. J. F. Harvey was elected president. On account of the difficulty of securing brakes to convey them on their annual outing, the employes of the Swansea. Cor- poration scavenging department, who took a holday Oil Saturday, received a full day's pay, and each was. at liberty to spend the day accordng to his own in- clination. A presentation meeting was held at the Dinas Welsh Baptist Chapel, Landore, when Corporal Robert Thomas, of Landeg- ritreet, Landore, who has been with the colours for upwards of three years, and has served at the Dardanelles, Sahnuka, and thence to France, was handed a fountain pen. The Rev. J. Melbourne Perry, the popular senior curate of St. Mary's, Swansea, has been offered and has accepted the living of Gorleston, near Yarmouth. His engagement to Mi&s Violet Martin, daughter of the Vicar of Oulton, near Lowestoft, is announced al- most simultaneously. At. Dinas, Landore, on Monday, a send-off was given to Seaman John Williams. The following contributed to the programme:— Messrs. J. Johnson, Maidwyn Phillips, D. Morgans, Thos. Davies, Rhys Evans,D. Grif- fiths, and J. L. Hughes; Misses Ii. Phillips, J. Evans, and Nellie Michael. Mr. John Lewi6 presided, and Miss Dylis Davies ac- companied. Lieut .-Cot. David Brynmor Chiles Evans, D.S.O., R.A.M.C., of Mile End House, Landore, in practice as a doctor in Swansea, and a member of the London Welsh Rugby team, who died in France in action on Apral --Si'd, has left property of th" value of £ 3,062 125. tid. Mrs. Eliza- beth Anne Evans, the widow, is the sole executrix. Some excitement was caused in Ysgol- street, Port Tennant, on Wednesday morning by a trap accident. A horse and trap belonging to Mr. Lewis, Army and Navy Stores, Alexandra-road, Swansea, was being driven by a boy when the horse stumbled. The boy was thrown out of the trap and badly shaken, also sus- taining severe abrasions to the wrists. The horse's kneos were also badly cut. At the meeting of the Swansea TawÐ Lodge Visiting Committee on Wednesday, the shortage of female labour at the in- stitution was discussed. It was stated that in the nurses' home the nurses, in addition to their specified work, were performing; the domestic duties. Dr. D. Iloyd Edwards said this was not fair to them. Ultimately it was decided to em- powp" the master to engage female labour. There was a wedding at St Thomas on Thursday, when Miss Jessie Fetters. eldest daughter of Mr N. Petters. Andros House, the well-known St. Tlioma,, shipbroker. was married to Mr. W. Fred Ramsell. of Glas- gow. The ceremony was perfor-ned by the Rev. J. Lloyd Evans, St. Thomas. Miss Annie Seldon, Miss Emily Hughes, the Misses Petters and Doris Seldon were the bride-Mnaids. and Messrs. Theophilus and Theodore Pettors were also in attendance. The bride was given away by her father The honeymoon will be spent at Llanwrtyd Weils and in Scotland. A meeting ot tile N ewsagent, Book- Hellprs" and Stationers' Association, of Swansea, was held on Monday evening to consider a permanent early closing order, and also to appoint representatives to at- tend the Mayor's meeting with rej&rd to the matter on July 25th. It was unani- mously decided to make a permanent S o'clock closing order, and to appoint Messrs. Harry Thomas and George Wil- liams (High-street) as a deputation. Miss IJilda M. Griffiths, of 3, Malvern- terr-ace, Swansea, daughter of Mr. W. G. Griffiths, of the Postal Telegraphs, Swan- sea, received the degree of Bachelor of Arts at the recent installation at Ban- gor. Miss Griffiths studied at the Univer- sity of- Wales, Aberyfitwvth, where she specialised in political economy and his- tory. It is understood that she has ac- cepted the post of Secretary of the Coun- cil for Wales of the Christian Student Movement, which is an important orga- nisation in Christian universities and colleges throughout the world. An inquiry was held at Swansea on Tuesday into the death of Wm. Arthur Loney (57), of 57, Norfolk-street, Swansea, employed as a furnaceman at the (--owi) Spelter Works. He was supposed to Lave died from lead poisoning, but a post- mortem examination by Dr. Stephens re- vealed the fact that the deceased's lu-gs were full of tuberculosis, and there was inflamation of the brain, which was in no way consistent with lead poisoning. 'J he arteries were quite clear, and not clogged as it would be if lead poisoning had set in. It was quite clear that death was due to natural causes, and a verdict accordingly was returned. A Swansea gentleman has called our attention to a glaring case of bread waste in the town. A milk cart was standing outside a house in a certain street near the town centre, when a woman brought out and gave to the person in charge of the trap a basket of pieces of bread and butter—certainly two or three pounds weight. Our informant was reluctant to take steps that might lead to a prosecu- tion, but he points out that such bread waste in these days is nothing short of criminal. Those responsible should weigh the seriousness of their waste, at a time when broad shortage is being repeatedly' brought to the attention of the public by the authorities. Messrs. Stanley and Leigh Jones, sonsi of Mr. R. E. Jones, of Swansea, Cardiff Pertli-awl. were injured in a motor accident at Coventry on Tuesday. Mr. Stanley Jones's collar bone was injured, but he was able to proceed home. Mr. Leigh Jones sustained an internal injury, which necessitated his removal to hospi- tal. From information received at Swan- sea it appears that one of the wheels of the motor came off. and the car was upset. DROWNED AT SEA. Was there partial dependency, and if so, how much were the points to be decided in the case of Thomas Jewell, 14, Madoc-street, Swansea, against the owners of the s.-s. Calams. heard in the Swansea County Court before his Honour Judge Bryn Roberts on Tuesday. Mr. D, Clarke was for applicant; Mr. St. John Francis Williams for respondents. Applicant's son, W m. Francis Jewell, while engaged on board the vessel, was drowned three days after leaving port. His wages were to be C4 a month, all found. He was 15 years old. When ashore the boy had worked for the G.W.R. and sold newspapers on Sundays, earning about 25s. a week, all of which, according to the mother's evidence, he gave to her. The father had been paralytic for five years, but for a year had gone to work again. There was another son who was crippled, but earned £1 a week driving a pop cart. By Mr. Francis Williams: The boy had given her, on the average, about 24-s. 6d. She could not give an estimate of the difference between what the boy cost her and what she received from him. Mr. Williams produced a table showing that the average earnings from the G.W.R. were 13s. 2d. His Honour allowed compensation of kn, HEROES DECORATED. The fete and gale held at the Victoria Park, Swansea, on Thursday afternoon, in aid of the Provincial Police Orphanage, was an immense success from every stand- point. Mrs. J. R Wright, who declared the fete open, was presented with a bouquet of flowers by four young boys from the Police Orphanage School. Those present included Alderman Ben Jones (Deputy Mayor) and Mrs. Jones. Lieut.- Col. Symons Tayler, Captain Alfred Thomas (Chief Constable). Dr. and Mrs. Deprorter-Huybrecht, Mrs. Ffoulkes. and Miss Talbot Rice. During the afternoon Military Medals were presented to a number of soldiers for bravery on the battlefield. Lieut.- Col. Symons-Tayler made the presenta- tions. In one case the Military Medal had been awarded to a man, Pte. W. H. Davies, who had since died of his wounds. His father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. T. Rees Davies, appeared to receive the decoration, and addressing the father, the gallant Colonel said he could sympathise with him for two reasons. His (the Colonel's) son had been decorated and had also died. Colonel Symons-Tayler there- upon shook hands with and saluted the parents, amidst the resounding applause of the huge crowd. Other soldiers decorated were :114D47 Sgt. Westwood, A.S.C. (M.T.i; 1790 Lance-corpl. W. Hop- ley, King's Liverpool Regt.; 1065 Pte. Cooper, Welsh Regt. (Cooper, who was kopt supplied with bombs, continued bombing the enemy for three hours. Eventually another company came up and relieved his platoon. The enemy never came within less than 12 yards of the crater. Finally Cooper was wounded, and has since been discharged from the Army); Pte. T. Patheson, R.A.M.C. TEACHERS' CONFERENCE. At the Swtnsoa Guildhall on Tuesday, a conference was held between a deputation representing the Swansea teachers and a sub-committee of the Swansea Education Committee, when the deputation placed before the authority their case for in- creases in salaries. Mr. David Matthews presided. After hearing the arguments of t9ie deputation, the committee decided to in- struct the Borough Treasurer (Mr. W. H. Ashmole) and the Director of Education I (Mr. T. J. Roes, B.A.), to prepare alterna- tive sehe-meR for giving to all the tooche-rs increases which would represent a sum of Jfi.000 or X51,000 over three yeaffs. This means inc-reases of either £ 14,000 or £17,000 per annum. It was also decided to recommend that the scheme be retro- spective to July hit of this year. It would be well at this stage to refer to the remarks of the Right Hon. H. A. L. Fisher, the President of the Board of Education, when he placed before the House of Commons his proposals for greatly increasing the educational grants. The right hon. gontlemajn emphasised the fact that in his opinion teachers were underpai d and the grants given for educa- tional purposes should be applied to in- crease salaries. The Swansea teachers, as a matter of fact, have applied to the local education authority to utilise the grant to Swansea solely in increasing their salaries. The additional grant is estimated at £ ) 7,000, and it will be seen that the com- mittee are to consider a s&heme whereby the whole of that sum will be allocated for salaries. There are about 600 teachers in the Swansea area. I SIR A. MOND AND MAMETZ. I I had an interesting talk (says the Lon- don correspondent of the South Wales Daily News"; with Sir Alfred ■ Mond, M.P., First Commissioner of Works, who with Sir Martin. Conway has spent the last ten days in France, primarily on war nfuseum work. I went," he said, "to Mametz, and eaw the blackened stumps of trees still standing where the Welsh di visions so gloriously distinguished them- selves, but nature is covering up already the traces of the great struggle, and land- marks are not in some parts distinguish- able by those who took part in it. For miles we saw villages of which scarcely a trace is left. In .fact, it is difficult some- times to realise that there has been even a building there, so terribly have they been destroyed. I cannot imagine any- thing more impressive, and on the battle- field of Meesines no description or picture can give any conception of the destruc- tive effect of the bombardment. There were, the French told its, 600,000 Germans killed before Verdun. It was simply butchery. The saddest I think, I have ever seen was the districts froan which the Germans retreated. No one could imagine the absolute, wanton, de- liberate, scientific, savage barbarity with which the Germans destroyed churches, houses, farins, mills and trees. It was absolutely senseless and GO devoid of rea- son that it made one's blood run cold. They actually made holes in the walls, put charges of dynamite in them, and blew the places down. The statue to the heroine of Peronne was replaced by a caricature, and one really feels we are dealing with people who have become ab- solutely savages without a trace of civi- lisation left. It is incredible to anybody who has not seen it. Asked as to the wax museum, Sir Alfred said t.hey had visited three museums at Paris. One collected by M. and Madame Le C. Blanc was a private one, but very interesting. Among the latest things they had succeeded in getting were German b.r:, and the included ruined and burnt- out houses and houses in flames. "At the public museums," he proceeded, they have 700 pictures by emineni artist-i appointed by the French Govern- I ment and attached to the French Army, whose work it is to paint the war. There is no systematic endeavour to paint the war on our side. We han' a eertai1 numbe? of artids there, but nDt offiaiI Il>ent out 011 heha.lf Al"ID!.u
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ST. CLEARS. I The freehold farm, Cai-itegan-fac M drim, 2.1- miles from St. Clears S,?ti. containing about 151 acres, has b&pu s<? by auction for £ 3,800 to Mr. Cole, Chari ?r,trect, Milford Havm. Tbe freehold ho? ing, Llwyndittw, comprising about 0 acres, was bought by Mr. Wm. Thorn a* Cardiff. for
TREBOETH I Tinder the auspices of the Soldiers' avj Sailors' Fund, at Moriah Chapel. Gunnel Philip John, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert John, Pontyshute, on leave, was presentRd with a fountain pen and wallet. Mr. W Morgan presided and the following tQ(): part in the prQgrammi:! :-Mes-srs. Ig Tliomas, E. J. Evans, W. E. WalterS; Misses Katie Lloyd, E. Mort, M. JenkiIIS and Mr. Thcxs. Lloyd, who made the pre* entation.
TYCROES. Staff-Sergt. Rees Bevan. PantyffynoO was entertained by the Reception Cony mittee at tho Church Schools. The fol' lowing took part: Madame May Niehol Jonah Williams, Madame Fowler-Wi»' liams, Tom Walters (Bettws), Tom Jonef John Williams (Ammanford), RuN Williams and party (band quartet). Tb4 chairman, Mr. J. Davies, Wood way' handed Sergt. Bevan a gift on behalf 01 the committee. The hero of the evoilirli had been wounded at Suvla Bay. In order to replenish its funds, thf Reception Committee held an eisteddfod conducted by Mr. David Evans, LlaneM The adjudicators were Me<?rs. Rh? Thomas and D. B. Lewis. The were :-Reeitation, under 12: 1, HyW Hughes, Ilendre; 2, Editli Williams, TV croes. Solo, boys under 12: Huber Walters, G lanamman. Solo, girls unde 12: 1, Lily Mills: 2, Dilys Thonia4 Ammanford. Recitation, under 16: 1 Hywel Hughes; 2, Edith Williams. SoW boys under 16: 1, Arthur Richards; 1 Hubert Walters. Solo, girls under 16 Dilys Thomas, Ammanfo-rd. Crayon work 1, Caradog Rule; 2, Gwynfor Richardc- complimentary prizes to Iorwerth ReEl iil Dd. Davies. Bass solo: John Walter and Jonah Williams (divided). Cliampiot solo: Cassie ltees. Solo on brass instrt ment: Jonah Griffiths (Glanamman) Tenor solo: Divided between Wm. J. Hop kins and Willie Thomas. Soprano solo Maggie Hopkins (Bettws). Recitation Tom Williams (Tyoroes). Tenor solo open: W. II. Campbell. Chair prise fo! recitation: Tom Harry (Garnant). ,————— —————.
t TREBANOS. I On Ihunsday evening at Gosen Chape' a large number of friends gathered tc gether to welcome Pte. E. Lloyd. mt David Thomas presided, and on behalf the Soldiers' and Sailors' Committe made the usual presentations. Speeche were delivered by the Rev. D. G. Rees an1 the Rev. D. G. Richards. Penillion wer read by Mr. David Davies and Mr. Dd Roderick (Clydach).
I UPPER CWMTWRCH. A special service was held at liryn Séol Baptist Chapel on Sunday, when tw4 female members were baptised by immet sion. The Rev. G. R. Davies (paste* officiated. A reception meeting was held at U pptJ Cwmtwrch, in honour of Gunner Williaf Davies. Mr. Morgan Morgan, M.E., pr* sided. Songs were given by local artisteS On behalf of his friends, Dr. Owen for mally presented the gunner with a purse
j YSTRADGYNLAIS. Welsh as spoken at istradgyniais TrJ bunal on Tuesday: Mae'r Tribunal y teimlo fod nw'n feili ùealo a'r (, cllse yma, nes bo'r dyn wedi cael examin3 tion gan y Medical Board." The celebrated Teddy Bear bridge S Yetradgynlais is now being rebuilt. Nearly a dozen shops in Commercial street, Y stradgynbis, are vacant as tn- result of the closing down of two larg collieries in the locality. Henry Thomas (44), a native of Ystrad gynlais was killed at a Ferndale Collier: on Monday by a fall«of roof.
I PENCDD. At, the sixth annual eisteddfod in cof nection with Llanyrnesvydd the adjudic9 tors were:—Music, Capt Thos. R. Afayiie Mns. Doc. and Mr. Sesh P. Jones liters ture, Rev. J. E. C. Morgan, Old Walls; eol) ductor Mr. E. M. Rees. Awards: Pianoforte solo (under 12): 1. H. Rogers Swansea: 2. M. J Leyshon. Penclawdd; 2 Alice Grenfell. Swansea. Pianoforte solo (under 16): 1. D. J. Evans Penclawdd; 2, Irene Aehiord, Swansea; J Ivy Harding. Gowerton. Boys' solo (under 12): 1. Gwyn Beynor Rhosilli; 2. W H. Matthews, Penclawdd; i Ivor Beynon. Dunvant. Girls' solo (under 12): 1, Gladys Ashforo Swansea; 2, Maggie Phillip*. Loughor: Millie Jones, PeDclawdd. BOYY solo (under 16): 1. Brynmor Rich ards, Penclawdd: 2. Gwyn GIIY. Penclawdd Girls' solo (under 16): 1, H. Freeman Swansea; 2, Katie Hoskins .Dunvant. Soprano. Miss H. Williams, Ynistawe contralto. Madam B. J. Daviles, GlanaI11 man; tenor, Mr. John Thcmas Dunvant baritone. Mr. Aneurin Morris, Loughor champion (females). Miss Hannaih William* Ynistawe; (males) Mr. Aneuttin MorriO Loughor. Recitation (adults), divided betweein Mis Miriam James Glana;mman. and' Mr. Dal Matthews. Pontardulais: (under 1-t) 1. Don J'ones, Swansea; 2. Marian Aftn Jonsi Gorseinon; (under 12) 1. E G-riffltfos, Glan ammari; 2. Marian A. Jones. Gorstelnon; Alwyn Guy. Penclawdd. Es&M-: Mr. Tom williams, Aberdlare Male voice party: 1. foreBtfr-ich fU Thomas): 2 Dunvant Excelsior (T. BodeJ ick).
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