CARMARTHEN. I The Rev. Arthrr Hughes, p(}r of Zion Presbvterian Church, Carmarthen, has accepted a call to become assistant pastof of. Clouflrhton Prosbyterian Church, P-ir- kenhead. He has been in Carmarthen about air vears. The Rar. F Samnel, B.A.. pastor of tho English Baptist Church. Carmarthen has received an invitation to Myrtle-street Church. Liverpool For selling a packet of Quaker oats at lid. instead of !ijd., the fixed maximum, Evan Davies Glanduar Shop, Llanyby- ther, wac, fined S5 at Elanfihangel-ar-arth (Llandyssxil), on Thursday. Supt. J. E. Jones, of Carmarthen, prosecuted. Mr. John Hipds has asked the Board of Agriculture to instruct their inspector, when he goes to Carmarthenshire to see the <\ag6 done by the haulage of tim- ber of""r county roads, to view also the ¡ wiecUief Wasa ta na.rilids roada from tke same cause. The application has been acceded to. Mrs. Thomas, 75. Priory-street, Carmar- then, has received intimation from the War Office that her husband. Corpl. Ed. Isaac Thomas. Welsh Regiment, has been killed in action in Palestine. He wastthe third Mn of Mr. Jno. Thomas, Gorphwysfa, Parcmain-street, Carmarthen, and was 28 years of age. He was formerly a clerk at the G.W.R. locomotive department at Llanolly. He leaves a wife and two child- ren. At Carmarthen on Monday Phillip Davies. huntsman of the Carmarthenshire Hunt, was summoned for improperly hobbling a horse as to cause unnecessary suffering. Defendant said the animal was slaughtered and he produced the hide in "-ourt to sliow there was only a slight wound on the outside and that the hide was perfectly sound on the inside. l>efendant was fined £1.
I FFORESTFACH. i A reception was held at Calfafia to Pte. W. P. Williams, Gendros. Mr. Tom Andrews, Rhos (who has four sons with the colours) presided. Addresses were given by the Chairman, Messrs. Ben Jones, P.S. W. J. Taylor, W. Fisher (Di6gwylfa), Mrs. (Rev.) E. J. Hughes. Soloists were Mr. Ivor Hopkins, Misses Sybil Llewellyn and Annie Morris. Mrs. Fisher (Disgwylfa) handed the guest an inscribed Bible. Miss Annie Rowlands wa.6 the accompanist. Mr. Ben Jones proposed and Mr. Tom Jones (draper) seconded a vote of thanks to the chair- man and artistes. EJWYll Isaac, eldest .son of Mr. Thomas Isaac, Mile End Inn, met with a painful accident through a fall on his way down- stairs. He was found to be suffering from a fractured femur. A.B. Sidney Evans, of Fforestfach, has been awarded the M.M. A.B. Evans has two brothers serving their country.
GOWER. The body of an unknown man was washed ashore shortly after nine o'clock on Saturday morning near New Slade Bay, Rhossily. It was in an advanced state of decomposition. Mrs. Thomas, of 4, Victoria-avenue, Mumbles, has received information from the War Office that her husband, Pte. 'George H. Thomas, has been missing in j France since October 10th.
PONTARDAWC. I Much interest is being taken in the box- ing tournament to take place at the Drill Hall, to-morrow (Saturday) night, in aid of the National Institute for tha Blind, which in addition to its varied ,Qn4 far reaching work is actively engaged in the training &nd after care of 924 sol- diers and sailors blinded in the war. An excellent programme has been arranged, as will be soon by the advertisement in another column. A meeting of the British Workers' League was held at the Pavilion, Pontar- dawe, on Monday night, Mr. David A. Bowen, a discharged soldier presiding. in connection with the Trades and Labour Council, Mr. Tom Mann ad- dressed a'meeting at the Public Hall, Pontardawe, on Monday, and Mrs. Penny addressed another meeting held under the auspices of the Pontardawe Co-oper- ative Society. Mr. Richard Williams presided, and a miscellaneous programme was given by Madsune Ben Thomas (Alltwen), Mr. Gwilym Jones (Ystaly- fera). and Master Irons (accompanist). LOCAL POLICE. I At Pontardawe Police Court on Friday, before Mr. Strick and other magistrates, t'here were summonses against J. J, Mathias and Frank T. Evans, as the pro- prietors of the Premier Picture House, Ys- talyfera. for breaches of the regulations under the Entertainment Acts. Mr. Roh- ertson, London, prosecuted, and Mr. Mor- gan Davias defended. Evidence was given to the effect that on the 12th October defendants failed to give a transfer ticket to one of the excise offi- cers, and on the 17th October issued tickets which had been previously used, to the excise officer, and also to other per- scns. A third summons was for failing to cancel such tickets. Mr. Davies pleaded guilty to a technical offence. On the first summons defendants were fine of Cleach for failing to give a transfer tiixket to the excise officer; S15 each for supplying tickets which had been pre- viously used, to the excise officer; and tIS each for failing to cancel such tickete. Defendants were ordered to pay the costs of the conrt OR the last summons—for f?»U- ing tickets previously used, to othCf: gMJP- 150118. 1 Albert Wright, a platelayer, of Cly- tlach, was summoned by his wife Annie to show cause why he should not contri- bute towards her maintenance. Mr. Jestyn Jeffreys, who appeared for com- plainant, said the parties had been mar- ried fr twenty years, and there were six children, two of them being in the Army. Mr. Jeffreys went on to explain that the defendant had not done any work for the last fourteen years, but the other day, when his wife left him, he found work. and was able to earn over £ 3 a week. At the request of the defendant, the case was adjourned for a fortnight. Watkin Price, landlord of the Glais Hotel, Glais, was summoned for selling, and also for allowing, intoxicating liquor to. be consumed on the premises during prohibited hours. His wife and daughter were also sumomned for aiding and abet- ting. Five men were also summoned for consuming during prohibited hours. Mr. Newcombe. of Swansea, defended. The summons against the landlord for selling was dismissed, but he was fined E2 for allowing the men to consume during pro- hibited hours. The summonses against Mrs. Price and daughter were also dis- missed, but the men were fined fl each. The Glais Electrical Supply co- were fined C3 3s. for failing to respond to a test call which was given on November 12th. Mr, Morgan Davies defended. or-,an Davies defended
I SWANSEA. Mr. C. T. Ruthen, of Swansea, has been elected a Fellow of the Society of Arts. Admission to the ranks of this Society is regarded as a great honour. The Swansea postmen have been notified by the Postmaster-General that in future their boot allowance will be two guineas per annum instead of one, as heretofore. Pte. Norman T. Cullis, son of Mr. T. D: Cullis, Surveyor o<f Customs and Excise, Swansea, has been wounded in the reoent fighting in France. Apparently the woomd is not serious. At a special meeting of the Swansea Highways Committee on Friday,* Alder- man T. Merrells was re-elected chairman and Councillor D. J. Davies was re- appointed vice-chairqian. The late Miss Mary Jenkins, head- mistress of York-place Schools. Swansea, has bequeathed to the Swansea Hospital the sum of £100, which has been duly handed over by the executors. Mrs. Florence Smith, 7, Bay View-ter- race, St. Thomas, Swansea. has received news of the death of her husband, A.B. Albert Smith. He was formerly employed by Messrs. Bradford and Richardson, Ox- ford-streot. Information has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Evans. cc;;l merchant, Caersalem, Landore, that their son. Pte. T. Idriõ Evans South Wales Borderers. has been wounded, and is now in hospital i:1 France. Previous to enlistment Pte. Evans was employed in the coal business with his father. Mrs. S. Vanoppin, 13, Salem-road, Lan- dore, has received intiligation that her son, Sergt. Sam II. Thomas, of the Hampshire Regiment, has died of wounds in France. Sergt. Thomas, who was 22 years of age; was previously wounded about 12 months back. Prior to enlistment he worked at the Dvffryn Tinworks. Morriston. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Evans, "Cartref," Pcnvilia-road. Brynhyfryd, Swansea, have received a letter from their son, Pte. T. J. Evans, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, stating that h j has been wounded in the head by shrap- nel, and is now in hospital in France. Prior to joining up Pte. Evans was on the teaching staff of Brynhyfryd Council School- A wedding took place at St. Paul's Church, Landore, on Saturday, the con- tracting parties being Mr. Ernest T. Wil- liams, Plasmarl, and Miss Gladys May Morgan, of 41, Gerald-street, Bafed, The bride was given away by her father. while Miss F. Morgan and Mi-w Doris Williams acted as bridesmaids. Mr. Jacir WilHam", (the bridegroom's brother) acted as best man. I A mass meeting of South Wales rail- waymen of the Western District was held at the Working Men's Club. swau-I 6N\. on Sunday night, when Mr. Morris, one of the men's organisers, delivered an address on the proposed new war bonus. He advised the men to accept this, and at the close a resolution to the effect that the award be accepted was carried al- most unanimously. On Tuesday a fire broke out at the premises occupied by Mr. Joint, tailor, of George-street, Swansea. It appears that Mr. Joint was cooking dinner, and some- how or other. it is believed a quantity of fat caught fire, setting the place ablaze. The shop was gutted and the stock des- troyed, and the man himself being burnt about the face, aecessitating his removal to the Hospital. The damage is estimated at about £100.
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Commence the Christmas Season in the right way and in the right spirit. BUY NATIONAL WAR BONDS TO-DAY f I On Monday evening confirmation ecr- vic-vs were held at St. Paul's Church, when 52 candidates were confirmed ky I the Ilishop of Swansea It was reported to the Swansea Mar- kets Committae on Wednesday on the authority of Mr. Victor Evans (clerk to the Swansea Food Control Committee) that there was every probability that the supplies of butter would be better this week-end. A wedding took place on Wednesday at I Zoar Chapel, Swansea, the contracting parties being Sign-alman Edgar Rees, lreoondron of Mr. Joseph Rees, of Bryn- tuwe. Bartley-terrace, Plasmarl. and Gwladys Evans, second daughter of Mr. ani Mrs. David Evans, of Park View, Manselton. The Rev. J. H. Hughes and the Rev. J. D. Gough officiated. A concert promoted by the employes of the Pentre Colliery, Landore, for the benefit of four of their workmen who had been disabled was held at New Siloh on Saturday. The artistes were Madame John Thomas, Miss Olive Gil- bert, Mr. D. Harry, Mr. Maurice Every, and Mr. Tom John (Neath). The ac/ companists were Mr. Ivor Owen and Miss Muriel Williams (Treboeth). The chair- man was Mr. W. H. Reynolds. The parents of A.B. Handel James Eaton, R.N D., who reside at 37, Vincent- street, Swansea, have been officially noti- fied of his death. It appears that he was killed in action in April last. He was only twenty yea rs of age, and was a smart, dashing young fellow and exceedingly popular. Prior to joining the Navy he was employed with Mr. Wm. Rosser. upholsterer, etc., Gower- street. Mr. Eaton has two other eons and fe son-in-law fighting for their country. The Cwmfelin branch of the Steel Smel- ters' Association has presented Pte. Chas. Parr, who lost a leg in France, with a cheque for XIOO, being the Central Asso- ciation's grant. Mr. Frank Richards pre- sided, and speeches were made by Messrs. Richard Mathews and Wm. Trafford. The following took part: Miss Beatrice An- thony, Messrs. Tom James and Ellis Daniel. The arrangements were carried out by Mr. David Jones, branch secretary. The accompanist was Mr. Trevor Anthony. A conference in the Albert. Half, Swansea, on Saturday, heard addresses from Prof. J A. Nicholls, of Boston, U.S.A., and Mr. James Simpson, Vice-President of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada. The object of the conference, and a public meeting in the evening, was to convey first- Land information as to the effects of pro- hibition of the liquor traffic in the United States and Canada. On the evidence of the t-o trans-Atlantic speakers the effect has everywhere been excellent, and they are enthusiastic in recommending total prohibi- tion in this country. An old railway official in the person o( Mr. W. Cox, for 23 years the Midland Railway Company's stationmaster at St Thomas, is retiring from the Service af the end of the present year owing to ill- health. Well-known to the Swansea Valleyites and at the Swansea Docks generally. Mr. Cox's tenure of office at the East side station has covered a period of considerable expansion in tht staple trades of the district, and during this period he has witnessed the Midland Company become an important feeder of the port of Swansea from the numerous works and collieries served by the,, com- pany in the Swansea Valley until tem. porarily checked by the outbreak of thf war. At the Swansea Bankruptcy Court on Friday, before the Registrar (-' (Mr. F. P Charles), the adjourned public examina- tion'of Mr Howard Evans, fruiterer, was held. The statement of accents s howed that, less certain loans, his sales for li months previous to bankruptcy amounted to C5.2,12 (Is. 8d. The good s purchased dur- ing the last 12 months amounted tf. It.436 5. 10d., while the amount of stock esti- mated in the J2 months prior to fjPI1 (1f petition was £ 200: while the stock in hand when the petition was fileci amounted to £ 20. Debtor had not kept books showing his transactions, as he 58ft! he had no tima having had to devote all of it to the actual running of the business. The examination was closed. LOCAL POLICE. Before the Swansea Bench on Monday Thomas Meokin (35), farmer, was fino<: £ 2 for selling two ha" of potatoes t< which a false trade description wai applied. At Swansea on Monday, several sum- monses were heard under the M. tor Hø- striction Order. Percy Wntts, William Griffiths, Richard Davies (collier), John Davies (contractor), Thomas Goskar (engi- neer), and Francis Schrieber (motor engi- neer), were fined 20s. each, Griffith!? bring ordered to pay uosts also on anothet summons for failiang to produce a i pence. At the Swansea Police Court on Mon- day. the Cwmbwrla Co-operative Society, Ltd., Carmarthen-road, were summoned for selling maize flour at a price exceed- ing 'the maxiiniim.-Cari(log Davies (45), manager, and David Pendry, assistant, were summoned for aiding and abetting. —Mr. Hield, deputy town clerk, prose- cuted, and Mr. R. F. Lancaster and Mr. W. R. Francis appeared for the defen- dants. Addressing the Bench, Mr. Lancaster said the charge was preposterous. There was, he submitted, no evidence of the sale of maize flour but of corn flour which was the article asked for. The Bench dismissed the cases. At Swansea, on Wednesday, Brinley Edwards and Ernest J. Eee. hauliers, were fined £ 5 each for cruelty to a mare. Francis Henry Prosscr, alias John Len- nox (27), collier, was charged on remmd with stealing and receiving from No. 2, Clifton Hill, a pair of breeches, value Ss. fid., belonging to Fred Rowlands, and also for lodging at No. 2, Clifton Hill and furnishing a false signed statement of par- ticulars as to home permanent address, on November 20th. The Deputy Chief Constable sa.id the defendant was also wanted at Carmar- then a.nd Llanolly. Prosser, who pleaded guilty, was sent to prison for. six weeks. Samuel Llewellyn, greengrocer. einon, was fined 40s. for being drunk in charge of a horse and cart and driving the vehicle without a light- Elijah Freedman was summoned for selling sweets on Sunday, and the chair- man asked, Do you know him, superin- tendent?" The Superintendent: Yes. He haa been here about 210 times. The Chairman: That almoet beats us. The Superintendent: Yes. sir; he's nearly as regular.-A fine of E5 was im- posed.
WAUNARLWYDD. I On Sunday. Bethel (M.) Tabernacle (C.). Gowerton, and Sardis (C). Waunar- Iwyd, held a united celebration of the second centenary of Pantyeelyn Some of his most familiar hymns were sung, aud addresses were delivered by the Revs. G. P. Nicholas. L. Richards and D. M. Davies, on the life of Pantycelyn, Panty- elvn as an evangelist, and the poetry of Pantycelyn, respectively. Messrs. D. Walters. R. R. Griffiths. B.A. (the secre- tary of the movement), and J. Williams (Crugfryn). were the chairmen, and Messrs. E. Bowen Davies. D. J. Jonr's (Alawfwyn). and W. G. Thomas took Dart. A sacred concert was held at Sardis Chapel, Waunarlwydd. on Sunday even- ing, when Pte. S. M. Powel, Login Farm, war, presented. The following artistes rendered solos and recitations :MiDD B. Williams, Miss Cvbil Llewellyn. 1tfic>5 L. E. John, Miss Hilda Hodges. hs, M. John. and Master Granville Meredith. The accompanist was Mr. Gftff Hughe*. The presentation was made k," Mi*. Bevan, vddow of the late Re. Jøi1.A Bevan.
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NOTES AND COMMENTS. Jli"; American President's speech has answered, incidentally—for wj afe sun. Lord Lansduwne does nOLO cut a v.* id enough figure in the eyes of the States to have his letter re- garded as the cause of the speh- the pic? that the Allies should state their war-aims with more eXPlicit'l ness and "detail. There appears to ￼ br an idea abroad that Germany only continues fighting because she I does not k.iow the reasonableness d the Allied demands! No one ?ith any acquaintance with the German press can hoU such a. view. In some respects t-he German news- papers, politically speaking, are as fine as our ow. certainly we have- seen translation? of articles that up- set the theory that the enemy I people doe* net know what is lands. As far as we can see, the German nation does not continue fighting because it is uncertain about the terms of peace we ;-112.11 offer—but because it belieng it can impose its own terms upon the Allies. Professor Vernon Bartlett, writing in support of Lord Lansdowne's appeal, sftTs that German arms have suffered defeats on the West iu a sense more damaging to military prestige—the legend of the invincibility of the to oops and leadership expressive of her military ,system-than any in Dieted upon British and French First things first. Some help ¡ n-. ay be afforded by unifying the war-aims of the Allies and de- ( claring them with authority. But ¡' the primary war aim is to beat the Germans. It is, in the words used by Secretary Lansing when the Pope made concrete proposals for peace (August 15) to deliver the free peoples of the world from the menace of a militaristic and irresponsible Government imbued with the ambition to dominate the world and heedless of treaty obligations and inter- national honour. We have in our country twc schools of Pacifists. In one is that class of sentimentalists who have never quite realised the fact that we.,a.,e at; war. It has loose notions that the war could have been avoided, that in some mysterious way Great Britswn could have averted thi catastrophe. At the back of tli3 mind of the people in the Union of Democratic Control is the idea that their method of' diplomacy might have prevailed. They close their eves to the fact that this war was planned and forced by the Junkers of Germany, and that it is our crowning glory that Sir Edward Grey worked feverishly, neglecting no honourable channel of nego- tiation, to avert the horror that I threatened Europe. The othyr sc hool has come to be known as the defeatist party. It includes all the t Faint-hearted ones. It has no faith in our leaders, no confidence. in our soldiera. It cried, at Swansea, during the last stages of the Scmnt* battle, that all our saerifiee there was in vain. It &hvays carries the white flag with it.. :\mrica had ?t%n the hope of the two t?ho?ta. How &ur Paeinstt intrigued to get President Wilson t) Bide with the peaee-mongers! How high their hopes ran i And now, none so poor among them M do him reverence! For the President sees that, before we talk of detailed I war-aims, we must secure the primary war-aim. We must first defeat Germany. A broken and contrite heart isthe essential requi- site for" its salvation. Let there be no misunderstanding (said the Presidapt)- Our present and immediate task is to win the war, and nothing shall turn us aside from it j until it is accomplished Ii- that spirit America is preparing j — preparing without illusions, America is arming on the assump- tion that Russia is out of the struggle, and getting ready for a I war of indefinite durfiticwfe. 1
I AMMANFORD. A profit of about f 120 has resulted f rom the Ammanford chair eisteddfod. This goes to augment a fund from which j grants are made to disabled soldiers and I eailors of the town. I The Pontardulais Dramatic Co., under ( the leadership of Mr. Dan Matthews, gave ¡ a performance of the Welsh Drama, "Ar y Groesffordd," on Thursday night. I Lieut.-Col. W.- X, Jones, J.P., was the I chairman, and the proceeds were towards the Welsh Wesleyan Church.
BRYNAMMAN. A send-of r was given Pte. Ivor Llewelyn at Giboa Chapel. The following took partMessrs. Reggie Llewelyn, Howell Uowells; Misses It. A. Cunnick, M. Wal- ters, S, Jones. Bessie Jones, J. Williani6; Isrs. H. Roberts, J. I*. Morgan, and Miss M. E. Williams. Mise E. Evans and friend gave a duet. A poultry s how was held at the Church Hall, under the auspices of the local Fanciers' Ajssociation. There was a record number of entries. The proceeds went to the Soldiers' and Saihats Fund. The president was Mr. J. Ernest Lewie, who opened the exhibition.
I BURRYPORT. The volunteer movement is booming in Burryport, and there are recruits every week. Nearly iOU men paraded on Sun- day. On Sunday, Prof. Rev. Glyndwr Richards, B.A., B.D., Carmarthen, preached at the English CongregationaJ Church. In the afternoon he gave aD address to the ohildreji on his experiences in France. Mr. Perratt, Gray House, Burryport, has received news that his son. Lieut. S. R. Perratt. Welsh Regiment, has been wounded in action in France. Lieut. Perratt ie 24 years of age. On Tueeday evening a public welcome was given at Burryport to Sergt. Joshua Da-v-ios, Pembrey, who- had received the I Military Medal. The Rev, R. E. Williams presided over a crowded gathering. At Burryport Tribunal on Tuesday, the chairman (Mr. R. G. Thomas) said that those who are exempted on condition that they join the Volunteers, and then do not attend, were liable to be called up at once: Other cases which contnained no new point of public interest were also heard.
BLACKPILL. A pretty wedding took place on Thurs- day at Clyne Chapel, Blackpill, the con- tracting parties being Mr. J. R. Court, E.R.A., R. N .R., of Blackpill, and Miss Iris May Davies, youngest daughter of the late Mr. William Davies and Mrs. Davics, Brocole," Blackpill. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. Ivor Davies, and the best man was Mr. Jamee Court. The wedding march was played by Mr. Willie Davies, brother of the bride. The Rev. Latimer Davies performed the wedding ceremony.
CWMAMMAN. The funeral of Mr. William Evans, Woodland Castle, Garnant, took place at thf Tabernacle Cemetery, Glanamman. The deceased was for many ye'ars an offi- cial at the Glangarnant Colliery.
CLYDACH. A Swansea concert party, organid by Mr. W. Lawsoh Evans, visited the Quarr Auxiliary Hospital, Clydach, on Thurs- day evening, and entertained the woun- ded soldiers. The party consisted of the Misses Maude Parkes (soprano), Lillian Edwards (contralto), Ruth Workman (elocutionist), Madam Evelyn Parker (comedienne), Master Bertie Jenkins (wooden shc? dancer), Messrs. Harry Florence (tenor), W. J. Williams (bari- tone), and Solly Solomon (Hebrew come- dian). Miss Violet Jenkins was the ac- companist. Sergt. Twist presided, and at the close Mr. Lawson Evans and party were cordially thanked. A meeting of the Clydach seqjtion of the Swansea Branch of the Discharged Sailors' and Soldiers' League was held at the Public RaU. Clydach, on Thurs- day evening, Comrade J. Jones presiding. Matters concerning pensions were dis- cussed, several hard cases needing re- adjustment being considered. It was de- cided to make representations to the authorities regarding such matters with a view to improvement. The Clydach section, which has a membership roll of about 6t), has two representatives on the Pontardawe Pensions Board Committee. A concert party from Calf aria Church visited the Quarr Hospital and, enter- tained the wounded and staff. The Rev. Ben Evans, B.A. (Manchester) presided, and the programme was arranged by Mr David Williams, L.R.A.M. The follow- ing contributed: Misses Ruth Jones and Ceinwen Kees and Messrs. Richard Jones John Rees, Tom S. Davies, David Rees, Richard Bevan and David- Williams Mr. David Williams was accompanist.
COCKETT. I A concert in aid of St. Peter's Church funds was held at Gors Schools on Satur- day. Dr. P. McRitchie presided. The pro- gramme was arranged by Ravenhill Glee Singers (conductor, Mr. John Nicholas), Within ten minutes after an applica- tion of Danderine you cannot find a single trace of dandruff or falling hair and your scalp will not \tch, but what will please you most will be after a few weeks' use, when you see new hair, fine and downy at first-yes-but really new hair-growing all over the scalp. A little Danderine immediately doubles the beauty of your hair. No matter how dull. faded, brittle and scraggy, just moisten a cloth with Danderine and care- fully draw it through your hair, taking one small strand at a time. The effect ia amazing—your hair will be light, fluffy and wavy, and have an appearance of abundance; all incomparable lustre, soft- ness and luxuriance. Get a bottle of Knowlton's Dandi-rine, and prove that your hair is as pretty and soft as any—that it has been neglected or injured by careless treatment—that's all —you certainly can have beautiful hair and lote of it if you will just try a little I Danderine. Sold and recommended by all chemists, 1, 11 and 2,3. who rendered selections with marked I effect. The following contributed: Mr. J Rio^arcte, Mr. J. U. Williams, Mr. Jack Thomas, Miss Beatrice Anthony, Misf Hettie Daviepi, and Miss Winnie Thomas. The accompanist, was Miss Annie Row levas. The Rev. J. W. Joner, moved anrl C-aptain C. Thomas seconded, a vote of tfhanks to the ohairmaa, artiste* and htlpcm.
CWMLLYNFELL. A lecture was delivered at Brvnllynfell Methodist Chapel by Mr. R. Bowen (Aber- ciave), the cubject being Ben Bowen." —————. —————
I GROVESEND. I A fatal case of diphtheria is reported I irom the village. ————— —————-
[ GORSEINON. I I Two successful performances of the pageant, Children in Fiction," were given at the Palace on Wednesday anr! Thursday. There were fourteen scenes and special music. Over 250 local per- formers took part under the direction of Mr. W. R. Vaughan, with Mr. E. S. Rix as aasistant stage manager; leader of or- chestra, Mr. Oliver Watkins, F.L.I.M., A.C.V.; pageant secretary, Mr. Llewelyn Davies. Proceeds are in aid Of the En- dowment Fund of th$ South Wales New Homes for War Victims and Waifs. An inquest touching the death of Dd. Elijah Dudley (2ti), 13, Railway-terrace, was held on Monday. The jury found ;Iat deceased was killed by circumstances which followed the breaking of a rope. Mr. Owen represented the Home Office and Mr. W.' W. Williams attended on behalf of the Miners' Federation. The boys' d-epartmwit of the Council School have Invested £130 in War Loans. They hope to reach a total of P.150 by Christmas. Miss Beatrice John, school teacher, sustained a nasty flesh wound by a fall on Tuesday. The district nurse iendered first aid. The commemoration service for Wil- liams Pantycelyn, held at Li ban us on Thursday evening, was a soul-inspiring one. It was opened by the jtev. D. Davies (Moriah) and the singing of specially com- posed verses by Madame Kate Morgan Williams formed an excellent tribute to the memory of this great hymn-writer The Rev. Tegwyn Evans (Birkenheadv delivered an address. On Friday morning at the Mountain Colliery, Dd. Elijah Dudley (26), of 13, Railway-terrace, met with a fatal acci- dent through the breaking of a rope. Death was almost instantaneous. --———— —————
GOWERTON. A presentation took place at the Elba Stool Works on Friday, when Mr. Sidney Phillips was presented with a sum of money on the occasion of his i'ia^J.ig ¡ i. t> works to take up important duwos at Sheffield. The Gowerton Parish Council decided to form a local Food Control 3om uittue, and three members were chosen to repre- sent the Parish Council. It -ae decided that another three should be elected from the Trades and Labour Counnl. A Trades and Labour Council bus Uen formed at Gowerton. ————-
HENDY. A.t many of the Pontardulais churches on Sunday votes of condolence were passed with the Rev. Griffith Jones and Mrs. Jones. Capel Newydd, over the loss of their older son, Lieut. Alun Jones, killed in action The Pontardulais Silver Band (conduc- tor Mr. E. 11. Pritchard) rendered items at the Scouts concert. Under the auspices of the St. David's Church Lads' Brijja^e and Boy Scouts, a concert was given at the Public Hall on Saturday evening. Mr. R. H. Sampson, J.P., presided. The boys executed drills,
THE FAMILY FRIENDS ADVICE t The Triumph of "RIGHT" I. over "MIGHT." For 50 'years St. Jacobs Oil has been a good friend to the family, in giving relief from Rheumatism, Neuralgia, and other pain- ful ailments. Old Honest St. Jacobs now appeals to everyone of its customers to inyest all they possibly can spara in the National War Bonds, and help to bring about surely and quick- ly such a Victory as will insure to the entire World a Peace, that will give safety and comfort for all time to come. National War Bonds can be bought for JB5 and upwards. If you coiuiot spare this amount, you can at least buy War Savings Cer- tificates, which coet las. 6d. and upwards. Both National War Bonds and War ¡ Savings Certificate are the safest and } most profitable investmeits in the world- f Your nearest Dank or Post Office will gladly receive your subscription, and you will be taking your place among the mil- f lions of Patriotic Men and Women who t are lined np in tho great battle for ¡ Righteousness. 1 Jacobs Oil (England), M. Forest Hill, .r.ondon. SE. etc., with precision, reflecting credit (?ii their trainers, Rev. J. Emlyn Jones. B.A., and Mr J. W. Richards, scoutmaster. The St. Paul's (Llanelly) troop also gave assistance Dr. Livingstone was the subject of a lecture delivered by the Rev. D. J. Lewis. B.A., Tumble, at Capel Newydd, on Saturday. Mr. Tom John presided, and the proceeds will be devoted to church funds. On Sunday special services were held in connection with the chapel, when the pulpit was occupied by Mr. Lewis and the Rev. T. Davies, Llangennech.
[ KILLAY. A sad occurrence took place at Upper Killay, on Saturday, when Mrs. Eliza Rees, aged 86. was found very badly burnt. She died from the effects late on Saturday evening. Deceased was an old and respected inhabitant, and a member of the Siloam Baptist Church. On Saturday the death took place at Jvillay of Mr. Charles Godfrey. De- ceased had been ailing for a long time. He leaves a widow and a large family.
I KIDWELLY. Ffair Gwenllian, held on Monday, was one of the most successful as regards the selling of cattle for several years past, big prices being obtained for fat beasts. Pigs, of which there was a large number, were sold by weight at 18s. per score. Mr. W. D. James held his mart the same day. and at this also excellent prices were obtained for store cattle. The quarterly meeting in connection with the Kidwelly district C.M. Sunday Schools, were held at the Morfa Chapel. Representatives from Burryport, Pembrey. Trimsaran Llandefeilog, Llansaint, Myn- yddygarreg, Ferryside and Kidwelly, being present. The Rev. E. 4 Herbert presided, and good work was done in catechi6ing the children and adults. Six- teen young people from the Morfa Chaoel passed the examination qualifying them to act as Sunday School teachers. Miss Lottie PhilliDS was the organist. Another Kidwelly boy-S-app Evan Rees, H.E.,—second son of Mr. and Mrs. John Rees, Caetle Stores, has been awarded the Military Medal for good work done during the recent fighting in Pales- tine. Harold and Owen, the two youngest sons of Mr. and Mrs. Jothn Anthony, Cilverthy, w'bo were in the recent fighting in Pales- tine, have both been wounded.
LLANDOVERY. A large congregation attended Sa-INn Congregational Church. I/landovery, on Sunday evening when, a memorial service to the late Captain Albert Lloyd Rees; eldest eon of the late Councillor J. Rees, ►a former Mayor of the borough, and Mrs. Liees, Y Fl"aD., was held. The preacher wa3 the pastor (Rev. Joseph -Harry. J.P.). The wedding IVMS solemnised on Tuesday ut I.J1.andinga t Church, by the Rev. I), Edmondes Owen (vicar), of Miss Ma be! Phillips, daughter of the late Mr. T. Phillips, solicitor, and Mrs. Phillips, Picton Court, to Mr. Orton Thomas. The bridesmaids were the Misses Essie Phil- lips, Gwen Jones and Flossie Thomas. The best man was Mr. C. Michael. Pte. A. II. Thomas, eon of Councillor R. Thomas, Llandovery, who has eerve<l in France for the lastf 20 months, and previously in the Dardanelles, is in hos- pital at Weybridge. He was iously wounded and was laid up with dysentery. Ilf, joined the New Zealanders at Welling- ton voluntarily soon after the outbreak of war. He is to be discharged as unfit for further service. LOCAL POLICE. I Thomas Henry Miller, aged 16 years, hailing from Bristol, was charged with stealing a horse value £30 and a halter. the property of his employer. Llewelyn Thomas. Tredowan Farm. LIanddaueant. -He was committed for trial to the next Quarter Sessions. Louie Albert. Russel House. Middleton- street, Llandrindod Wells, a Russian who appeared in court in uniform, was or- dered to pay £2 for failing to report his departure from the district to Deputy Chief Constable Evans, the local registra- tion officer.
LLANGYFELACH. I An eisteddfod under the auspices of the Banii of Hope for the benefit of the local Soldiers and Sailors' Fund was held at Bethel C.M. Chapel. Llnngvfelacb. Adjudi- cators-Music. Mr. Trevor Hughes (Pforest- raeh): recitations. Mr. Rees Evans (Caer- salem): conductor. Mr. W. Jones fIJlaIlgy- felach)-. chairman. Mr. Rich. Bell iMorris- ton) • accompanist Miss Ruth Lewis. Awards -Recit. under 12: 1. divided Maggie Jones (Salem) and Ceinwen Jones (Mynvddbach): 2 Kate ftamuel. Solo under 12: Divu^ed Eiddwen Evans and Masrgie Hopkins. Recit. nnder 16: Divided Samuel Jones and Cein- wen Rees (Salem). Solo under 16: 1. D. Evans (Salem); 2, Kate Morgan (Morriston). Welsh air (open): Mr. D. Evans (Salem). Open recit.: Mr., W. J Morris (IMaomarl). Soprano: Miss C A. Thomas (Morriston). Tenor- Divided Mr. R. J Morgan and Mr. J. D Phillips (Morriston). Baritone: Mr. W. Rees (Graicr-cefnparc). Chief choral: Parti'r Aelwrd (Mr W. J. Williams).
LLANDILO. The chief speaker at* the prize distribu- tion at the County School, which takes place on the 20th of December, will be Mr. Llewelyn Williams, K.C., M.P. The marriage took placp on Wednesday at the Parish Church of Lieut. T. Thomas., of St. David's, Pembroke, who was for- merly an assistant with Mr. D. M. Davies. ohemist, Rhosniaen-street, Llandilo, to Mire Lizzie Price, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. Price, Market Stores Restau- rant, Lhndilo. The funeral of the late Mrs. Annie Pritchard Davies, wife of Councillor D. Pritchard Davies, Ship Honse, an ex-chair- man of the Llandilo Urban District Coun- cil, and a member of the Board of Guar- dians, Tthich was for men orvly, drew a large body of sympathisers. The vicar (the-- Ven. Arehdeacon Williams) and the Rev. A Jones (curate) officiated. The place of burial was Llandvffeisant Church. On Tutsday ovehirfjr, under the auspices of Capel Newydd Band of Hone, Mr. Gwyn Jones, headmaster of the County School, lectured to a large audience on Aircraft Work in the Great War." Mr. H. W. Griffiths, Gwili House, presided. By the death of Mr. Henry Davies, 1, Lewis-terrace, Llandilo, a well-known figure has disappeared. Deceased, who was about 38 years of age, was in the employ of Mr. J. R. Williams, solicitor.
MORRISTON. I A reception meeting was held at the [ Gtoenor Cafe to welcome Pte. W. G. Brazell, Welsh Guards.. Mr. D. H. Ed- wards piesided. During the evening a musical programme was provided by the following:—Miss K. M. Rees, Messrs. T. Bowles.. West, W. John, T. Lewis, L. Hopkins, N. Hopki, J. Jones, R. Ijathl?an. E. Phillips, W. Grey, F. Os- born, and Master W. Madden. Mies May Aron, an4 Mr. T. E. Jones accompanied. There vas a crowded audience at the l Calfaria hapel, M&rrMton, on Thursday evening, vhen performances of Brit- annia'e Arakening and The Christian Conquœt," we given in full character by the ill enile choir, under the conduc- torbhip of Mr. E. Phillips. Coun. W.,G. Lloyd, Ptemarl, presided. The chief characters were well taken by Misses I Whinl«y, Beatrice Cole, Katie, Atherton; Messrs. M. J. Morgans, Willie Harris. Bob" lussmore and D. Williams. A lnis.cellanus progTamme. to which the ¡' following contributed was provided Mioses H. slatthews, O. Williams. G. Wil- liams. anc Mr. B. Samuels. Au action liams, Th. Lifeboat Crew." wa? given by f?ong. gi 1, a party usder Miss A. Watts, who also accompanied. A reception meeting was held at Her- mon, Ponfiasse, to welcome Pt". David Joseph Tlumas (Goilywastad Farm) w[io 1 has keen voxijtded. Mr. Dd. Jones pre- 1 sided. Mr. Wm. Davies presented Pte. Thomas with a wristlet watch and a purse of money from the residents of the district. Speeches were made by Messrs. Ed. Bell, Thos. Hughes, John Hopkins. 'iiiid Thos. Evans. To a musical pro- gramme the following contributed:— Rasters Glyndwr Thomas, G. Clement, H. Clement, YV. Thomas, J. Evans, D. Lloyd, Misses C. Rees. M. Jones, L. Evans, L. James, Maggie Jones, B. Phil- lips, M. Gambold, S. J. Esans, H. Wil- liams. Messrs. T. Jenkips, E. Evans, Ar- thur Phillips. Mrs. W. James, A.R.C.M., Velindre. accompanied. Under the auspices of the Forest Tin Mills branch of the British Steel Smelt- ers' Association, a presentation was hold on Sliurday evening, when Mr. Wm. Hughes was handed an accident grant of Cloo. Mr. Dd. John, mill superintend- ent, presided. The presentation was made by Mr. Tom Llewellyn, Port Tal- hot. Songs were given by Miss Gwladys Williams, and gramophone selections by Mr. J. 1. Bennett. A. reception concert was held at the Midland Hotel, Morriston, to welcome home Sergt-Major G. Price. Mr. Thomas Roberts presided, and presented Sergt.- Major Price with the usual notes. The musical programme was provided by the following:—Messrs. E. Griffiths, David Jones, Dick Charles, Thos. Lewis, J. Thomas, W. Bennett, H. Barrow, Geo. Gudgeon, and Swanson. Mr. D. J. Anstey, Chemical-road, Mor- riston, has received news to the effect that his brother, Pte. Charles, Anstey, Liver- I pool Scottish, has been severely wounded in France, and is now in hospital in Scot- land.
I PONTARDULAIS. On account of the interchange of pre- mises by the two departments, the chil- dren attending the Girls' and Infants' (Council) Schools were given a holiday on Friday and Monday. A child welfare bureau is to be estab- lished here. A memorial service to the late Mr. Wil- fred Bowen Thomas, Bradford House, was held at 'Hope Cong. Chapel 'on Sun- day evening. The sermon was preached by the Rev. D. Lloyd Morgan, D.D., pastor. Miss Williams (Llandilo) rendered a solo, and Mr. Caredig Williams ren- dered selections on the organ. A meeting was held at Haggar's Theatre in support of the endowment fund in con- nection w:th Commander Sir Edward Nicholl's scheme for a South Wales insti- tution for waifs and strlyg: The Rev. W. C. Morgan (Vicar) presided. The prin- | cipal speaker was the Rev..Percy Moss Weston (Swansea). Others who took part -were Councillors Jas. Thomas, H. W. Thomas and Mathew Griffiths, J.P., Messrs. Caradoc Jones (checkweigher), and Isaac L. Davies (schoolmaster). During the proceedings appropriate pictures were screened by Mr. Haggar, who was ac- corded a special vote of thanks at the '■lose. The Rev. George Williams, pastor, pre- sided over a reception concert at Taber- nacle on Thursday in honour of Pte. W. T. Llewelyn Forest. He was presented with a wallet of notes. Items were given by the Cwmfelin Choir (conductor, Mr. David Powell), Misses Bessie Miles, Mona Jones, Messrs. T. Elfed Francis, W. E. Thomas. John Gower, and D. 1. Harry. At the Gwwa Hotl. on Wednesday, Corpl. Edgar Davies, R.E., M.M., was pre- sented bv athletic friends with a smoker's outfit, Mr. D. Howells presided, and the gifts were handed over by Miss Hattie Morris. Addresses were given by Messrs. D. Edgar Thomas, S. J. P. Williams, Dd. Rees, Jack Williams, D. Haliam, A. H. Stubbs, etc. The mortal remains of the late Mrs. S. A. Bowen, who resided at Waunybonau were interred at Triniti Welsh Wes- leyan burial ground on Friday aiternoon. The deceased lady, who was 60 years of aa;e, belonged to an old and respected local family. Mies Bronwen Davies, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Davies, "Gwerga," has been appointed headmistres of Sandfields Council School, Aberavon. Miss Davies was previously headmistress at Cymmer. The Rev Percy Moss Weston, Swansea, preached at special services at St. Michael's and All Angels' Church on Sun- day. Excellent music was rendered by the choir, under the direction of Mr. Morgan Jones. Mr. Dd. John Jones was the organist.
PONTLLIW. I A reception was given at Carniel to Sig- naller Alec Gwenter. The Rev. D. H. Davies, A. T .S., presided. The young sol- dier was presented with a wallet of notes. Addresses were delivered by the chairman and Councillor Joseph Thomas, and a pro- gramme had been arranged by Mr. J. W. Jones. The following contributed: Misses L. J. Roo: E. A. Gwenter, rind Mr. H. John and Messrs. Coslett Williams, Ivor Gwenter, John Gwentar, E. H. Martin, and D. Haydn Bevan. Miss Annie Grey-
PENTRECHWYTH. I A reception meeting was held at the Pentrechwyth Congregational Church to Pte. David J. Henry. The Rev. Melville Phillips presi led. Pte. Henry was pre- sented with h gift from the Reception Fund by Miss Owens. The following contributed: Mr. Richard Hooper, Mr. T. Davies, Misses A. M. Owens, A. Jones. M. Leyshon. E. Phillips, Master Ivor Evans, The accompanist was Mies K. Henry.